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In a New Land

by Nancy Foner

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title!According to the 2000 census, more than 10% of U.S. residents were foreign born; together with their American-born children, this group constitutes one fifth of the nation's population. What does this mass immigration mean for America? Leading immigration studies scholar, Nancy Foner, answers this question in her study of comparative immigration. Drawing on the rich history of American immigrants and current statistical and ethnographic data, In a New Land compares today's new immigrants with the past influxes of Europeans to the United States and across cities and regions within the United States. Foner looks at immigration across nation-states, and over different periods of time, offering a comprehensive assessment and analysis.This original approach to the study of recent U.S. immigration focuses on race and ethnicity, gender, and transnational connections. Centering her analysis on the groups that have come through and significantly shaped New York City, Foner compares today's Latin American, Asian, and Caribbean newcomers with eastern and southern European immigrants a century ago and with immigrants in other major U.S. cities. Looking beyond the United States, Foner compares West Indian immigrants in New York with those in London. And, more generally, the book views the process of immigrants' integration in New York against other recent immigrant destinations in Europe.Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, and written in a clear and lively style, In a New Land provides fresh insights into the dynamics of immigration today and the implications for where we are headed in the future.

The Gentlemen and the Roughs

by Lorien Foote

During the Civil War, the Union army--like the society from which it sprang--appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the surface of the North's presumably united front. Internal fissures were rife within the Union army: class divisions, regional antagonisms, ideological differences, and conflicting personalities all distracted the army from quelling the Southern rebellion.In this highly original contribution to Civil War and gender history, Lorien Foote reveals that these internal battles were fought against the backdrop of manhood. Clashing ideals of manliness produced myriad conflicts when educated, refined, and wealthy officers ("gentlemen") found themselves commanding a hard-drinking group of fighters ("roughs")--a dynamic that often resulted in violence and even death. Challenges, fights, and duels were common. Based on extensive research into heretofore ignored primary sources--courts-martial records and regimental order books--The Gentlemen and the Roughs uncovers holes in our understanding of the men who fought the Civil War and the society that produced them.

Global Feminism

by Myra Marx Ferree Aili Mari Tripp

Increasingly feminists around the world have successfully campaigned for recognition of women's full personhood and empowerment. Global Feminism explores the social and political developments that have energized this movement. Drawn from an international group of scholars and activists, the authors of these original essays assess both the opportunities that transnationalism has created and the tensions it has inadvertently fostered. By focusing on both the local and global struggles of today's feminist activists this important volume reveals much about women's changing rights, treatment and impact in the global world.Contributors: Melinda Adams, Aida Bagic, Yakin Ertürk, Myra Marx Ferree, Amy G. Mazur, Dorothy E. McBride, Hilkka Pietilä, Tetyana Pudrovska, Margaret Snyder, Sarah Swider, Aili Mari Tripp, Nira Yuval-Davis.

Liberation Theologies in the United States

by Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas Anthony B. Pinn

In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As Liberation Theologies in the United States demonstrates, this critical use of religion has often taken the form of liberation theologies, which use primarily Christian principles to address questions of social justice, including racism, poverty, and other types of oppression.Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn have brought together a stellar group of liberation theology scholars to provide a synthetic introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a range of U.S.-born liberation theologies. Chapters cover Black Theology, Womanist Theology, Latino/Hispanic Theology, Latina Theology, Asian American Theology, Asian American Feminist Theology, Native American Theology, Native Feminist Theology, Gay and Lesbian Theology, and Feminist Theology.Contributors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Robert Shore-Goss, Andrea Smith, Andrew Sung Park, George (Tink) Tinker, and Benjamin Valentin.

Law on Display

by Neal Feigenson Christina Spiesel

Experience the multimedia and view the links featured in the book at lawondisplay.comVisual and multimedia digital technologies are transforming the practice of law: how lawyers construct and argue their cases, present evidence to juries, and communicate with each other. They are also changing how law is disseminated throughout and used by the general public. What are these technologies, how are they used and perceived in the courtroom and in wider culture, and how do they affect legal decision making?In this comprehensive survey and analysis of how new visual technologies are transforming both the practice and culture of American law, Neal Feigenson and Christina Spiesel explain how, when, and why legal practice moved from a largely words-only environment to one more dependent on and driven by images, and how rapidly developing technologies have further accelerated this change. They discuss older visual technologies, such as videotape evidence, and then current and future uses of visual and multimedia digital technologies, including trial presentation software and interactive multimedia. They also describe how law itself is going online, in the form of virtual courts, cyberjuries, and more, and explore the implications of law's movement to computer screens. Throughout Law on Display, the authors illustrate their analysis with examples from a wide range of actual trials.

Love Notes for Dad

by Roger Howerton

An especially personal gift he'll be proud of! Inspirational stories of going the extra mile Spotlights the love of fathers The last page is lined for you to write your own personal note to Dad Whether your Dad is a strong silent type, one of the great outdoorsmen, or a quiet intellectual, he will always hold a spot in your heart that no one else can fill. Dads are always on your side, even when you're wrong! But how often have you told him just how great he still is to you? Now is your chance! This collection of remarkable stories of fathers who inspired their children in the midst of trouble, doubt, or searchings will be a treasured gift. Tuck Love Notes for Dad into his stocking at Christmas, or into his briefcase as he leaves for a trip. It will make the perfect read for him on the road, or in his chair at the end of a busy day. Because there's no one like Dad!

And God Saw That It Was Good

by Ken Ham

A wise preacher once said that from the beginning, God's existence has been obvious to all. That is the basis for all reality. But for many years, His very creative acts have been scorned by that one creature He loved above all others: man. In this astonishing new gift book from the popular speaker Ken Ham, the wonder and distinctness of god's creative acts are shared. Each devotion touches on an aspect of our world as seen through a biblical lens. For those who delight in the unique loving Creator, and for those seekers who wonder if He is real, these selected topics will inspire. Read and believe.

America! Jesus Is Here!

by Mel Tari Cliff Dudley

Mel Tari because of the daring of Like a Mighty Wind is in suspect by many people. There are those who praise him and those who curse the day he was born. Now Mel brings you messages from God on the simplicity of the Word, Christ's return, spiritual growth, and the command for the baptism of love.Jesus is alive and doing great and mighty things among His people - listen to the cry of Mel Tari, America, Jesus is Here!

Price of Missing Life, The

by Simon Schrock

Simon Schrock writes that life is worth living and that life at its best includes a commitment to the lordship of Jesus Christ. He sincerely believes that to miss the Christian life, and consequently heaven, is a high price to pay. "To experience the fullness of life," Schrock observes, "one must honestly face questions about the future, about one's relationships with others and with the Creator. The response to these questions will determine your destiny, whether you have found life or missed it. To miss life is to miss everything." "In this book Simon Schrock presents in a simple and beautiful way the meaning of personal faith in Christ. He calls the reader again and again to the awareness that Christian experience and fellowship with Christ saves us from lostness here and now, and are worth the cost. I recommend this book to the reader as a pilgrimage in faith." - Mayron Augsburger

Divorce Is Not the Answer

by Marilyn Hickey

The adultery boom is on! Growing acceptance of this age-old sin is upon us. And if you haven't felt its shock waves yet, hold on - you will. This is America, the "exploding" society of the sophisticated, sexually-liberated, swinging adult. DIVORCE IS NOT THE ANSWER allows the ancient prophet Hosea dealt with his strumpet wife Gomer, we too must learn to master our moral destiny or become slaves to infidelity. Woven into this study from the Book of Hosea is the true story of a high-class prostitute. A "girl-gone bad" tells it like it is. This book will have you so concerned you will do something about it!

Kingdom, The

by Mel Tari Cliff Dudley

The Kingdom could bring revival and restoration to the Church and individual lives. This book is power-packed and annointed. This is not a Kingdom Now theology book. In this book, Mel Tari gives us God's plan for that life in Christ. It comes through RESTORATION, REPENTANCE, RELATIONSHIP, AND REVELATION. Jesus Christ is returning soon and we - His Church - must prepare for the Great Day!

Good Morning...God

by Pamela Steinke

"Good Morning... God!" is a daily devotional encounter with Christ. A book to be read again and again, dog-eared, under-lined, and treasured. It speaks to the deepest needs of the heart ofmankind in a refreshingly unique manner. This collection of treasures from the heart of God, was recorded by an ordinary person who cared to "listen". These daily messages lifted her from fear to trust, from depression to joy, from anxiety to peace. They can do the same for you. "Good Morning... God!" is not just a book - it is an experience! "Taste and see that the Lord IS good!"

Creative Defense

by Nicholas Comninellis

In this incredible resource, author Nicholas Comninellis comes to the defense of anyone troubled by the inconsistencies of evolutionary theory. Examining various disciplines, Comninellis presents the contradictions - and often-absurd conclusions - that proponents of evolution pass off as a good science by presenting conclusive documented evidence. Facts are arranged and referenced by subject in an easy-to-use format Contains 1000 of the most widely acclaimed scientific, historic, and position references in the creation/evolution debate One of the most comprehensive resources available Special section of web site addresses to aid in finding the most up-to-date information Strategies for public speaking on creation/evolution An extremely useful too for ever defender of creation!

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 4

by Ken Ham Cindy Malott

At the heart of the Bible is the theme sin, salvation through Christ, and guidance for living the kind of life that honors our Creator God. Since Adam and Eve chose to disobey in the Garden of Eden, questions about sin, salvation, and the Christian life have faced humanity, so turn the pages to find the answers: What is heaven going to be like? Why does God let bad guys win sometimes? What does being "born again" mean? Why doesn't God keep me from being sick or hurt? This book gives Elementary aged children vital answers to help them form a strong and lasting faith foundation. The new Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection from Ken Ham and the creative team at Answers in Genesis. These books are a great way to help children form a Biblical Worldview and lasting Godly values in your homeschool or your church's Sunday School. This is the 4th book of a 4 volume set.

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 3

by Ken Ham Cindy Malott

Even adults struggle to understand our Creator - the infinite Being who seeks a personal relationship with each of us. Now children can begin to understand both God's Holy Word and the importance of Him in their lives - what He expects from them, why it is vital to follow His plan for their lives, and the love He has for them. Open the book and discover: Why can't I hear God talking to me? How big is God? What does God look like? Why do I get in trouble at school when I talk about the Bible? These important answers will empower children to live with godly values and help them to understand why it is so important that they obey God. The new Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection from Ken Ham and the creative team at Answers in Genesis. This set is an ideal resource for your elementary homeschool or your Church library. This is the 3rd book of a 4-volume set.

Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville

by David Freeland

Winner of the Publication Award for Popular Culture and Entertainment for 2009 from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in AmericaNamed to Pop Matters list of the Best Books of 2009 (Non-fiction)From the lights that never go out on Broadway to its 24-hour subway system, New York City isn't called "the city that never sleeps" for nothing. Both native New Yorkers and tourists have played hard in Gotham for centuries, lindy hopping in 1930s Harlem, voguing in 1980s Chelsea, and refueling at all-night diners and bars. The slim island at the mouth of the Hudson River is packed with places of leisure and entertainment, but Manhattan's infamously fast pace of change means that many of these beautifully constructed and incredibly ornate buildings have disappeared, and with them a rich and ribald history.Yet with David Freeland as a guide, it's possible to uncover skeletons of New York's lost monuments to its nightlife. With a keen eye for architectural detail, Freeland opens doors, climbs onto rooftops, and gazes down alleyways to reveal several of the remaining hidden gems of Manhattan's nineteenth- and twentieth-century entertainment industry. From the Atlantic Garden German beer hall in present-day Chinatown to the city's first motion picture studio--Union Square's American Mutoscope and Biograph Company--to the Lincoln Theater in Harlem, Freeland situates each building within its historical and social context, bringing to life an old New York that took its diversions seriously. Freeland reminds us that the buildings that serve as architectural guideposts to yesteryear's recreations cannot be re-created--once destroyed they are gone forever. With condominiums and big box stores spreading over city blocks like wildfires, more and more of the Big Apple's legendary houses of mirth are being lost. By excavating the city's cultural history, this delightful book unearths some of the many mysteries that lurk around the corner and lets readers see the city in a whole new light.


by Miriam Forman-Brunell

On Friday nights many parents want to have a little fun together--without the kids. But "getting a sitter"--especially a dependable one--rarely seems trouble-free. Will the kids be safe with "that girl"? It's a question that discomfited parents have been asking ever since the emergence of the modern American teenage girl nearly a century ago. In Babysitter, Miriam Forman-Brunell brings critical attention to the ubiquitous, yet long-overlooked babysitter in the popular imagination and American history.Informed by her research on the history of teenage girls' culture, Forman-Brunell analyzes the babysitter, who has embodied adults' fundamental apprehensions about girls' pursuit of autonomy and empowerment. In fact, the grievances go both ways, as girls have been distressed by unsatisfactory working conditions. In her quest to gain a fuller picture of this largely unexamined cultural phenomenon, Forman-Brunell analyzes a wealth of diverse sources, such as The Baby-sitter's Club book series, horror movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, urban legends, magazines, newspapers, television shows, pornography, and more.Forman-Brunell shows that beyond the mundane, understandable apprehensions stirred by hiring a caretaker to "mind the children" in one's own home, babysitters became lightning rods for society's larger fears about gender and generational change. In the end, experts' efforts to tame teenage girls with training courses, handbooks, and other texts failed to prevent generations from turning their backs on babysitting.

Across Generations

by Nancy Foner

Immigrants and their American-born children represent about one quarter of the United States population. Drawing on rich, in-depth ethnographic research, the fascinating case studies in Across Generations examine the intricacies of relations between the generations in a broad range of immigrant groups--from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa--and give a sense of what everyday life is like in immigrant families.Moving beyond the cliché of the children of immigrants engaging in pitched battles against tradition-bound parents from the old country, these vivid essays offer a nuanced view that brings out the ties that bind the generations as well as the tensions that divide them. Tackling key issues like parental discipline, marriage choices, educational and occupational expectations, legal status, and transnational family ties, Across Generations brings crucial insights to our understanding of the United States as a nation of immigrants.Contributors: Leisy Abrego, JoAnn D'Alisera, Joanna Dreby, Yen Le Espiritu, Greta Gilbertson, Nazli Kibria, Cecilia Menjívar, Jennifer E. Sykes, Mary C. Waters, and Min Zhou.

Children of a New World

by Paula S. Fass

Paula S. Fass, a pathbreaker in children's history and the history of education, turns her attention in Children of a New World to the impact of globalization on children's lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. Globalization, privatization, the rise of the "work-centered" family, and the triumph of the unregulated marketplace, she argues, are revolutionizing the lives of children today.Fass begins by considering the role of the school as a fundamental component of social formation, particularly in a nation of immigrants like the United States. She goes on to examine children as both creators of culture and objects of cultural concern in America, evident in the strange contemporary fear of and fascination with child abduction, child murder, and parental kidnapping. Finally, Fass moves beyond the limits of American society and brings historical issues into the present and toward the future, exploring how American historical experience can serve as a guide to contemporary globalization as well as how globalization is altering the experience of American children and redefining childhood.Clear and scholarly, serious but witty, Children of a New World provides a foundation for future historical investigations while adding to our current understanding of the nature of modern childhood, the role of education for national identity, the crisis of family life, and the influence of American concepts of childhood on the world's definitions of children's rights. As a new generation comes of age in a global world, it is a vital contribution to the study of childhood and globalization.

John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition

by Terry Golway Philip Fennell Marie King

The story of John Devoy's 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. The daily log on board the whaling ship Catalpa begins with the typical recount of a crew intact and a spirit unfettered, but such quiet words deceive the truth of the audacious enterprise that came to be known as one of the most important rescues in Irish American history. John Devoy's men rescued six Irish political prisoners from the Australian coast, allowing millions of fellow Irishmen and American-Fenians, many of whom secretly financed the dangerous plot, to draw courage from the newly exiled prisoners.Philip Fennell and Marie King tell the story from John Devoy's own records and the ship's logbooks. John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition includes an introduction by Terry Golway and the personal diaries, letters, and reports from John Devoy and his men.

After the War on Crime

by Jonathan Simon Mary Louise Frampton Ian Haney Lopez

Since the 1970s, Americans have witnessed a pyrrhic war on crime, with sobering numbers at once chilling and cautionary. Our imprisoned population has increased five-fold, with a commensurate spike in fiscal costs that many now see as unsupportable into the future. As American society confronts a multitude of new challenges ranging from terrorism to the disappearance of middle-class jobs to global warming, the war on crime may be up for reconsideration for the first time in a generation or more. Relatively low crime rates indicate that the public mood may be swinging toward declaring victory and moving on.However, to declare that the war is over is dangerous and inaccurate, and After the War on Crime reveals that the impact of this war reaches far beyond statistics; simply moving on is impossible. The war has been most devastating to those affected by increased rates and longer terms of incarceration, but its reach has also reshaped a sweeping range of social institutions, including law enforcement, politics, schooling, healthcare, and social welfare. The war has also profoundly altered conceptions of race and community.It is time to consider the tasks reconstruction must tackle. To do so requires first a critical assessment of how this war has remade our society, and then creative thinking about how government, foundations, communities, and activists should respond. After the War on Crime accelerates this reassessment with original essays by a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars as well as policy professionals and community activists. The volume's immediate goal is to spark a fresh conversation about the war on crime and its consequences; its long-term aspiration is to develop a clear understanding of how we got here and of where we should go.

Dear Dr. Spock

by Michael S. Foley

At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an intriguing glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences.Providing one of the first clear views of the home front during the war, Dear Dr. Spock collects the best of these letters and offers a window into the minds of ordinary Americans. They wrote to Spock because he was familiar, trustworthy, and controversial. His book Baby and Child Care was on the shelves of most homes, second only to the Bible in the number of copies sold. Starting in the 1960s, his activism in the antinuclear and antiwar movements drew mixed reactions from Americans--some puzzled, some supportive, some angry, and some desperate.Most of the letters come from what Richard Nixon called the "silent majority"--white, middleclass, law-abiding citizens who the president thought supported the war to contain Communism. In fact, the letters reveal a complexity of reasoning and feeling that moves far beyond the opinion polls at the time. One mother of young children struggles to imagine how Vietnamese women could endure after their village was napalmed, while another chastises Spock for the "dark shadow" he had cast on the country and pledges to instill love of country in her sons.What emerges is a portrait of articulate Americans struggling mightily to understand government policies in Vietnam and how those policies did or did not reflect their own sense of themselves and their country.

Our Bodies, Our Crimes

by Jeanne Flavin

Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Sex and Gender SectionThe Real Issue behind the Abortion DebateAn op-ed by Jeanne Flavin in the San Francisco Chronicle2009 Choice Outstanding Academic TitleThe intense policing of women's reproductive capacity places women's health and human rights in great peril. Poor women are pressured to undergo sterilization. Women addicted to illicit drugs risk arrest for carrying their pregnancies to term. Courts, child welfare, and law enforcement agencies fail to recognize the efforts of battered and incarcerated women to care for their children. Pregnant inmates are subject to inhumane practices such as shackling during labor and poor prenatal care. And decades after Roe, the criminalization of certain procedures and regulation of abortion providers still obstruct women's access to safe and private abortions.In this important work, Jeanne Flavin looks beyond abortion to document how the law and the criminal justice system police women's rights to conceive, to be pregnant, and to raise their children. Through vivid and disturbing case studies, Flavin shows how the state seeks to establish what a "good woman" and "fit mother" should look like and whose reproduction is valued. With a stirring conclusion that calls for broad-based measures that strengthen women's economic position , choice-making, autonomy, sexual freedom, and health care, Our Bodies, Our Crimes is a battle cry for all women in their fight to be fully recognized as human beings. At its heart, this book is about the right of a woman to be a healthy and valued member of society independent of how or whether she reproduces.

Social Death

by Lisa Marie Cacho

Winner of the 2013 John Hope Franklin Book Prize presented by the American Studies Association Social Death tackles one of the core paradoxes of social justice struggles and scholarship--that the battle to end oppression shares the moral grammar that structures exploitation and sanctions state violence. Lisa Marie Cacho forcefully argues that the demands for personhood for those who, in the eyes of society, have little value, depend on capitalist and heteropatriarchal measures of worth.With poignant case studies, Cacho illustrates that our very understanding of personhood is premised upon the unchallenged devaluation of criminalized populations of color. Hence, the reliance of rights-based politics on notions of who is and is not a deserving member of society inadvertently replicates the logic that creates and normalizes states of social and literal death. Her understanding of inalienable rights and personhood provides us the much-needed comparative analytical and ethical tools to understand the racialized and nationalized tensions between racial groups. Driven by a radical, relentless critique, Social Death challenges us to imagine a heretofore "unthinkable" politics and ethics that do not rest on neoliberal arguments about worth, but rather emerge from the insurgent experiences of those negated persons who do not live by the norms that determine the productive, patriotic, law abiding, and family-oriented subject.

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 2

by Ken Ham Cindy Malott

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures that kids simply adore, and even the youngest believer can recite the biblical story of Noah and his ark. Now discover how to answer some of kids' most interesting questions about dinosaurs and Noah's ark like: How did all the dinosaurs fit on the ark? How did Noah keep the animals on the ark from eating each other and his family? Where did all the water go after the Flood? Why aren't there fossils of humans from Noah's flood? Answers are important. If children aren't given answers to their questions about the Bible and the history it reveals, they cannot defend their faith against a secular worldview in a fallen world. The new Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection from Ken Ham and the creative team at Answers in Genesis. This is a necessary resource in your homeschool or Church's Sunday School. This is the 2nd book of a 4 volume set.

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