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The American Jewish Experience (2nd Edition)

by Jonathan D. Sarna

The second edition of this textbook constitutes a substantial revision designed to take advantage of recent scholarship in the field. Nine new pieces have been added, requiring me to delete seven excellent chapters from the earlier edition for which room could no longer be found.

American Jewish Identity Politics

by Deborah Dash Moore

Written by scholars who grew up after World War II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles in the 1960s and 1970s and who articulated many of the formative concepts of modern Jewish studies, this anthology provides a window into an era of social change. These men and women are among the leading scholars of Jewish history, society and culture. The volume is organized around contested themes in American Jewish life: the Holocaust and World War II, religious pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. Thus, it offers one of the few opportunities for students to learn about these debates from participant scholars.

American Jezebel

by Eve Laplante

In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconventional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner "not comely for [her] sex."Written by one of Hutchinson's direct descendants, American Jezebel brings both balance and perspective to Hutchinson's story. It captures this American heroine's life in all its complexity, presenting her not as a religious fanatic, a cardboard feminist, or a raging crank--as some have portrayed her--but as a flesh-and-blood wife, mother, theologian, and political leader. The book narrates her dramatic expulsion from Massachusetts, after which her judges, still threatened by her challenges, promptly built Harvard College to enforce religious and social orthodoxies--making her the mid-wife to the nation's first college. In exile, she settled Rhode Island, becoming the only woman ever to co-found an American colony.The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life. American Jezebel illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achievements are astonishing by the standards of any era.

American Jihad

by Steven Emerson

The United States government is actively monitoring terrorist cells affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network in eleven cities, from Florida to Boston to Denver to Houston. But al Qaeda is hardly our only threat. Hamas, formed in 1987, was run by top Palestinian officials in America from its earliest days, and has tentacles in Texas, California, New Jersey, Virginia, and Illinois. The University of South Florida was infiltrated by the infamous organization known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad -- one of its faculty members even left the country to take that group's top leadership role after his predecessor was assassinated. Hizballah has been tied to cells in North Carolina and Michigan, from which it drew funds and attempted to procure military equipment. In short, September 11, 2001, was hardly an isolated or unpredictable event. The United States has become home to hundreds and probably thousands of terrorists, and it has become a central node in their international networks. Steven Emerson, hailed as "the nation's leading expert on Islamist terrorism," has been working full-time since 1993 to track the spread of terrorist networks to our shores, even at great personal risk. In 1995, not long after the release of his PBS documentary "Jihad in America," he was informed by federal officials that a South African Islamist death squad had been dispatched after him, and told that he should leave his home immediately. Since then he has not maintained a home address, though he has continued to write and testify under his own name. With the help of a staff of researchers he has followed the terrorists' monetary sources, monitored their attacks and plans, exposed their ties to charitable foundations, and assisted a variety of government agencies in the battle against them. He has obtained videotaped evidence of terrorist training camps and conferences, and tracked the international connections of American operatives to over a dozen organizations. In American Jihad Emerson reveals the full story that only he knows. This is a frightening and crucial book for anyone who needs to understand the threat within our borders.

The American Journey

by Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley Albert S. Broussard

New Page 1 THE AMERICAN JOURNEY THE COMPLETE STORY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE COMPREHENSIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLPROGRAM The American Journey is a superb, readable presentation of American history,from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including theNational Geographic Society, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative,maps, and charts. Features Accessible Reading and Reading Strategies Are a Priority * Exclusive! Foldables--student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers--area unique strategy that helps students read effectively and also can be used asassessment or study tools. * A Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and a Summary in every chapter keepstudents on track as they learn to read for information and process what they'veread. * The extensive use of graphics, maps, and photography creates a visual/verbalapproach that appeals to all your students. Relevance is Part of Every Lesson * TIME Notebooks allow students to step into the past, learning abouteveryday life in various periods and the "hot topics" of different eras. * What Life Was Like and Hands-On History fully engage students in learningand give them an understanding of parallels between earlier generations andtheir own. National Geographic Brings its Unequalled Expertise to Every Page * Brand-new, colorful, easy-to-read maps help students understand the whereand why of history. * Geography and History features show students how geography and eventsintertwine to create the history of a location or nation. Continual Practice in Social Studies Skills * The program emphasizes skill development--from reading maps to analyzingprimary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history andgeography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events. Abundant Opportunities for Students to Demonstrate Proficiency * The Princeton Review Standardized Test Practice provides systematic,ongoing test preparation. As your students learn, they are simultaneouslypreparing to demonstrate their knowledge of American history in standardizedtest formats.

The American Journey

by Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley Albert S. Broussard

New Page 1 THE AMERICAN JOURNEY THE COMPLETE STORY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE COMPREHENSIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLPROGRAM The American Journey is a superb, readable presentation of American history,from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including theNational Geographic Society, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative,maps, and charts. Features Accessible Reading and Reading Strategies Are a Priority * Exclusive! Foldables--student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers--area unique strategy that helps students read effectively and also can be used asassessment or study tools. * A Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and a Summary in every chapter keepstudents on track as they learn to read for information and process what they'veread. * The extensive use of graphics, maps, and photography creates a visual/verbalapproach that appeals to all your students. Relevance is Part of Every Lesson * TIME Notebooks allow students to step into the past, learning abouteveryday life in various periods and the "hot topics" of different eras. * What Life Was Like and Hands-On History fully engage students in learningand give them an understanding of parallels between earlier generations andtheir own. National Geographic Brings its Unequalled Expertise to Every Page * Brand-new, colorful, easy-to-read maps help students understand the whereand why of history. * Geography and History features show students how geography and eventsintertwine to create the history of a location or nation. Continual Practice in Social Studies Skills * The program emphasizes skill development--from reading maps to analyzingprimary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history andgeography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events. Abundant Opportunities for Students to Demonstrate Proficiency * The Princeton Review Standardized Test Practice provides systematic,ongoing test preparation. As your students learn, they are simultaneouslypreparing to demonstrate their knowledge of American history in standardizedtest formats.

The American Journey

by James M. Mcpherson Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley Donald A. Ritchie Albert S. Broussard

The book contains unit lessons on: The Americas: Worlds Meet, Creating a Nation, Launching the Republic, Nationalism and Sectionalism, Civil War and Reconstruction, Reshaping the Nation, Reform and Empire, Change and Conflict, Challenges at Home and Abroad, and America in a Modern Era.

The American Journey

by James M. Mcpherson Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley

The complete story of American history in one comprehensive middle school program The American Journey is a student-friendly presentation of American history from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts. This program emphasizes skill development--from reading maps to analyzing primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.

The American Journey

by Joyce Appleby Ph.D. Alan Brinkley Ph.D. James M. McPherson

The American Journey edition presents the United States story from prehistory; before 1492 to present. It covers all aspects of human history and the making of a nation

The American Journey: A History of the United States (AP Edition, Fourth Edition)

by David Goldfield Carl Abbott Virginia Dejohn Anderson Jo Ann E. Argersinger Peter H. Argersinger William L. Barney Robert M. Weir

American history is a compelling story and this book seeks to tell it in an engaging, forthright way. It also provides students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb that story and put it in context. It introduces them to the concerns of the participants in America's history with primary source documents.

The American Journey: Modern Times

by James M. Mcpherson Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley Donald A. Ritchie Albert S. Broussard

Middle grade American history to match your curriculum, The American Journey Modern Times is the last half of The American Journey and begins in 1858 (Unit 6). A two-chapter Prologue reviews history from pre-exploration to Reconstruction. The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Citizenship Handbook are also included. Create a seamless two-year scope and sequence for middle school by pairing this program with The American Journey Early Years. An unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts.

The American Journey (New York edition)

by James M. Mcpherson Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley

Welcome to United States History Studies and to Glencoe's The American Journey. The content of this course focuses on the political, economic, and social events that have shaped the United States. You will be viewing and interpreting periods in U.S. history from various perspectives, including historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural. Together, these perspectives can help you to understand how the past has led to our present and to appreciate your role in shaping our future. Your textbook includes a variety of tools designed to help you be successful as you study U.S. history. One of the most valuable of these is a list of the objectives that you will be expected to master by the end of the school year. This list is called the New York Core Curriculum and you can find it on pages NY8-NY24 of this book. Knowing what you are expected to learn from the very beginning of the year will help focus your study of U.S. history. It will also help you and your parents or caregivers see when you might need extra help in mastering the concepts of a particular unit of study. Such extra help will ensure that your study of U.S. history will be both enjoyable and successful.

The American Journey of Barack Obama, eBook text edition

by The Editors of Life Magazine

The editors of LIFE Books have collected a richly illustrated biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama. This work includes intimate pictures from Obama's childhood and his time as editor of Harvard's Law Review, and culminates with the historic Democratic National Convention.

The American Journey: Reconstruction to the Present

by James M. Mcpherson Joyce Appleby Alan Brinkley

The book is the last half of "The American Journey" and begins in 1858 (Unit 6). A two-chapter Prologue reviews history from pre-exploration to Reconstruction. The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Citizenship Handbook are also included. Create a seamless two-year scope and sequence for middle school by pairing this program with "The American Republic To 1877." The author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail.

American Judaism: A History

by Jonathan D. Sarna

Sarna, a preeminent scholar of American Judaism (he's affiliated with Brandeis University), chronicles events, personalities, and attitudes pertaining to Jews, as well as attitudes held by Jews themselves, in the United States over a period of 350 years. He weaves the history of a people present in the United States since early colonial daysmarginalized in many ways and always worried about survivalinto the context of America's political, social, and religious life. Relevant to non-Jewish as well as Jewish communities, the themes of evolving cultural and personal identities, assimilation, and revitalization are core in both American history and contemporary American life. This thoughtful and engaging work will attract a wide scholarly and lay audience. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

American Junkie

by Tom Hansen

In American Junkie, Tom Hansen takes us on a non-stop into a land of desperate addicts, failed punk bands, and brushes with sad fame selling drugs during the Seattle grunge years. It's a story that takes us from the promise of a young life to the prison of a mattress, from budding musician to broken down junkie, drowning in syringes and cigarette butts, shooting heroin into wounds the size of softballs, and ultimately, a ride to a hospital for a six-month stay and a painful self-discovery that cuts down to the bone. Through it all he never really loses his step, never lets go of his smarts, and always projects quintessential American reason, humor, and hope to make a story not only about drugs, but a compelling study of vulnerability and toughness.

American Justice 2014

by Garrett Epps

In this provocative and insightful digital book, constitutional scholar, novelist, and journalist Garrett Epps examines the recently concluded Supreme Court term, highlighting one revealing opinion or dissent from each Justice. The result is a highly original exploration of the issues before the court as well as an investigation of the Justices as human beings and legal thinkers.

The American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds

by American Kennel Club

Meet the Breeds will detail all of the American Kennel Club recognized dog breeds, including information about each breed's history, breed standards, appearance, and temperament. At 216 pages, this comprehensive dog breed guide will dedicate one page to each breed, with AKC approved puppy and adulthood photos of each breed to help the reader recognize the dogs more easily. BowTie Press is working directly with the American Kennel Club and the individual breed clubs associated with the AKC to bring this book to life. The book will have an introduction from Dennis Sprung, the current President and CEO of the American Kennel Club. A short chapter dedicated to helping readers choose the best breed of dog for their lifestyle will also be included.The 2012 Edition of Meet the Breeds adds 11 new official breed descriptions, affirmed by the American Kennel Club in 2011. Each new breed includes a short history of the breed, a basic physical description, breed statistics, and two photos illustrating the breed's appearance and form. The book itself has been lightly redesigned, giving it a cleaner, more straightforward and dynamic appearance to allow easy reading and searching through its pages.

American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States

by H. L. Mencken

This groundbreaking study clarifies the differences between British and American English and defines the distinguishing characteristics of American English. Cigar-chomping newspaperman H. L. Mencken succeeds not only in providing a lucid description of the American language but also in making his readers laugh, wince, and nod in agreement. It's a readable and fascinating study on why you say "tomayto" and I say "tomahto. " A must read for anyone who loves words. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 11-12 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

American Language Supplement 2

by H. L. Mencken

The DEFINITIVE EDITION OF The American Language was published in 1936. Since then it has been recognized as a classic. It is that rarest of literary accomplishments--a book that is authoritative and scientific and is at the same time very diverting reading. But after 1936 HLM continued to gather new materials diligently. In 1945 those which related to the first six chapters of The American Language were published as Supplement I; the present volume contains those new materials which relate to the other chapters.The ground thus covered in Supplement II is as follows:1. American Pronunciation. Its history. Its divergence from English usage. The regional and racial dialects.2. American Spelling. The influence of Noah Webster upon it. Its characters today. The simplified spelling movement. The treatment of loan words. Punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation.3. The Common Speech. Outlines of its grammar. Its verbs, pronouns, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. The double negative. Other peculiarities.4. Proper Names in America. Surnames. Given-names. Place-names. Other names.5. American Slang. Its origin and history. The argot of various racial and occupational groups.Although the text of Supplement II is related to that of The American Language, it is an independent work that may be read profitably by persons who do not know either The American Language or Supplement I.

American Law and Legal Systems (6th Edition)

by James V. Calvi Susan Coleman

This book presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics--from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal--and review English legal roots. The survey addresses history and the law, court organization, procedure and evidence, limitations, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, environmental law, torts, contracts, and property law. For those interested in a greater understanding of the American legal system.

American Lightning

by Howard Blum

It was an explosion that reverberated across the country--and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, twenty-one people were declared dead and dozens more injured. But as it turned out, this was just a prelude to the devastation that was to come.In American Lightning, acclaimed author Howard Blum masterfully evokes the incredible circumstances that led to the original "crime of the century"--and an aftermath more dramatic than even the crime itself. With smoke still wafting up from the charred ruins, the city's mayor reacts with undisguised excitement when he learns of the arrival, only that morning, of America's greatest detective, William J. Burns, a former Secret Service man who has been likened to Sherlock Holmes. Surely Burns, already world famous for cracking unsolvable crimes and for his elaborate disguises, can run the perpetrators to ground. Through the work of many months, snowbound stakeouts, and brilliant forensic sleuthing, the great investigator finally identifies the men he believes are responsible for so much destruction. Stunningly, Burns accuses the men--labor activists with an apparent grudge against the Los Angeles Times's fiercely anti-union owner--of not just one heinous deed but of being part of a terror wave involving hundreds of bombings. While preparation is laid for America's highest profile trial ever--and the forces of labor and capital wage hand-to-hand combat in the streets--two other notable figures are swept into the drama: industry-shaping filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who perceives in these events the possibility of great art and who will go on to alchemize his observations into the landmark film The Birth of a Nation; and crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow, committed to lend his eloquence to the defendants, though he will be driven to thoughts of suicide before events have fully played out.Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a can't-put-it-down thriller and the perception-altering resonance of a story whose reverberations continue even today, American Lightning is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.From the Hardcover edition.

American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, and the Birth of Hollywood

by Howard Blum

It was an explosion that reverberated across the country--and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, twenty-one people were declared dead and dozens more injured. But as it turned out, this was just a prelude to the devastation that was to come. In American Lightning, acclaimed author Howard Blum masterfully evokes the incredible circumstances that led to the original "crime of the century"--and an aftermath more dramatic than even the crime itself. With smoke still wafting up from the charred ruins, the city's mayor reacts with undisguised excitement when he learns of the arrival, only that morning, of America's greatest detective, William J. Burns, a former Secret Service man who has been likened to Sherlock Holmes. Surely Burns, already world famous for cracking unsolvable crimes and for his elaborate disguises, can run the perpetrators to ground. Through the work of many months, snowbound stakeouts, and brilliant forensic sleuthing, the great investigator finally identifies the men he believes are responsible for so much destruction. Stunningly, Burns accuses the men--labor activists with an apparent grudge against the Los Angeles Times' fiercely anti-union owner--of not just one heinous deed but of being part of a terror wave involving hundreds of bombings. While preparation is laid for America's highest profile trial ever--and the forces of labor and capital wage hand-to-hand combat in the streets--two other notable figures are swept into the drama: industry-shaping Filmmaker D. W. Griffith, who perceives in these events the possibility of great art and who will go on to alchemize his observations into the landmark film The Birth of a Nation; and crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow, committed to lend his eloquence to the defendants, though he will be driven to thoughts of suicide before events have fully played out. Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a can't-put-it-down thriller and the perception-altering resonance of a story whose reverberations continue even today, American Lightning is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. To tell the saga of Jackson's presidency, acclaimed author Jon Meacham goes inside the Jackson White House. Drawing on newly discovered family letters and papers, he details the human drama-the family, the women, and the inner circle of advisers-that shaped Jackson's private world through years of storm and victory.One of our most significant yet dimly recalled presidents, Jackson was a battle-hardened warrior, the founder of the Democratic Party, and the architect of the presidency as we know it. His story is one of violence, sex, courage, and tragedy. With his powerful persona, his evident bravery, and his mystical connection to the people, Jackson moved the White House from the periphery of government to the center of national action, articulating a vision of change that challenged entrenched interests to heed the popular will-or face his formidable wrath. The greatest of the presidents who have followed Jackson in the White House-from Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to FDR to Truman-have found inspiration in his example, and virtue in his vision.Jackson was the most contradictory of men. The architect of the removal of Indians from their native lands, he was warmly sentimental and risked everything to give more power to ordinary citizens. He was, in short, a lot like his country: alternately kind and vicious, brilliant and blind; and a man who fought a lifelong war to keep the republic safe-no matter what it took. Jon Meacham in American Lion has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency-and America itself.From the Hardcover edition.

American Literature

by George Kearns

American Literature is an anthology, a collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. The purpose of American Literature is to introduce you to some highly enjoyable writing and to help you think logically and creatively about it. In fact, as the writers in this book so powerfully demonstrate, the more you think about literature the richer your insights will be.

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