America's Mom: The Life, Lessons, and Legacy of Ann Landers by Rick Kogan

By Rick Kogan

For 2 generations of american citizens, interpreting Ann Landers's day-by-day column was once as vital as consuming breakfast. for almost fifty years a complete state grew to become to this quick-witted, worldly-wise counselor for recommendation on every little thing from dinner etiquette to intercourse. yet who was once the lady in the back of the byline? Iowa-born Eppie Lederer was once first employed through the Chicago Sun-Times to take over the day-by-day recommendation column in 1955 -- and over the subsequent half-century she assisted in shaping the nation's social and sexual panorama. Award-winning journalist Rick Kogan used to be Ann Landers's final editor and shut good friend, and he paints a desirable, full-bodied account of the triumphs, the knowledge, the braveness, and the rigors of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot enduring icons -- together with her painful lifelong feud along with her exact dual sister, "Dear Abby"; her obdurate refusal to turn away from even the main debatable subject matters; and the tragic breakup of her personal thirty-six-year marriage. packed with extraordinary tales shared by way of humans from all walks of existence who have been profoundly laid low with the great experience and suggestions of Ann Landers, America's mother is a relocating tribute to a unique girl who has earned an everlasting position in our tradition ... and our hearts.

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Quetzalcóatl: Serpiente emplumada by Roman Pina Chan

By Roman Pina Chan

El símbolo, el mito y el culto de Quetzalcóatl tienen un origen múltiple: el agua y l. a. tierra se unieron en un principio en l. a. imagen de los angeles fertilidad resumida en l. a. serpiente-jaguar; más tarde se agregó a ésta un elemento celeste —la lluvia, el agua que viene de las alturas— y nació el pájaro-serpiente; los pueblos teocráticos, finalmente, elevaron estas concepciones al ámbito de las deidades y terminaron representando a l. a. nube de l. a. lluvia, portadora, propiciadora de los angeles fertilidad, como una serpiente emplumada o quetzallicóatl. Con el tiempo, el pájaro-serpiente se antropomorfizó: así surgió el dios Quetzalcóatl, hombre, pájaro y serpiente, simbolizado en el planeta Venus, estrella matutina y vespertina. Deidad twin, tuvo un impresionante culto a lo largo y ancho de Mesoamérica y recibió diversos nombres. Los gobernantes-sacerdotes del mundo mesoamericano que llevaron su nombre llegaron a ser confundidos con el dios y —ya sea por sus obras benéficas o por sus hechos hazañosos— elevados al rango de héroes deificados. A l. a. llegada de los españoles, el culto de Quetzalcóatl conservaba vigencia y aún se representaba al dios en esculturas y códices.

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American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and by Michael Cox, G. John Ikenberry, Takashi Inoguchi

By Michael Cox, G. John Ikenberry, Takashi Inoguchi

It is a wide-ranging dialogue of yankee efforts to recast the foreign order in its personal political photo. The contributions given via a exotic workforce of analysts are as various as they're difficult to conventional methods of puzzling over US democracy advertising. As we input into the twenty first century with American hegemony intact, it's important to appreciate what drives the world's final last superpower, and this unique research is helping us do accurately that by means of exploring intimately and intensity one of many extra contentious and least understood facets of yank international coverage.

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Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the by Matthew Frye Jacobson

By Matthew Frye Jacobson

America's racial odyssey is the topic of this impressive paintings of historic mind's eye. Matthew Frye Jacobson argues that race is living no longer in nature yet within the contingencies of politics and tradition. In ever-changing racial different types we glimpse the competing theories of heritage and collective future during which strength has been geared up and contested within the usa. taking pictures the buzz of the recent box of "whiteness studies" and linking it to standard ancient inquiry, Jacobson indicates that during this country of immigrants "race" has been on the middle of civic assimilation: ethnic minorities in changing into American have been reracialized to turn into Caucasian. He offers a counterhistory of ways nationality teams resembling the Irish or Greeks grew to become american citizens as racial teams like Celts or Mediterraneans turned Caucasian.

Jacobson tracks race as a perception and notion, emphasizing the significance of figuring out not just how we label each other but additionally how we see each other, and the way that racialized imaginative and prescient has principally been reworked during this century. The phases of racial formation--race as shaped in conquest, enslavement, imperialism, segregation, and exertions migration--are all a part of the complicated, and now counterintuitive, background of race. Whiteness of a unique Color strains the fluidity of racial different types from a big physique of analysis in literature, pop culture, politics, society, ethnology, anthropology, cartoons, and felony historical past, together with sensational trials just like the Leo Frank case and the Draft Riots of 1863.


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The United States: Singapore Free Trade Agreement Highlights by Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang

By Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang

On 1 January 2004, the US-Singapore loose exchange contract (USSFTA) got here into strength. The USSFTA was once the results of a two-year negotiation procedure which begun in the direction of the tip of the Clinton management and concluded below the Bush management. How did the negotiation strategy straddle the 2 administrations? what's the cause for the FTA? What have been the original beneficial properties of the negotiating procedure? was once negotiating with the USA varied from negotiating with different international locations? How will the FTA profit the 2 international locations? what's the influence on ASEAN, APEC and the WTO? This ebook captures the various own insights thrown up the negotiations and provides highlights and research of the USSFTA. members to the amount comprise the manager Negotiators of the 2 delegations, the U.S. and Singapore Ambassadors, key negotiators and shut observers of the method. chosen key files relating the USSFTA method have additionally been incorporated. This publication is a complete reader at the tale in the back of the negotiations of the USSFTA.

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American Universities and Colleges Two Volumes (American by American Council on Education

By American Council on Education

For good over a part century, American Universities and schools has been the main entire and hugely revered listing of 4-year associations of upper schooling within the usa. A quantity set that selection journal has hailed A most crucial source in its November 2006 factor, this revised version positive factors the main up to date statistical information to be had to steer scholars in making either a wise, but functional, determination in selecting the collage or university in their desires. furthermore, the set serves as an integral reference resource for fogeys, university advisors, educators, and public, educational, and highschool librarians.These volumes supply wide details on 1,900 associations of upper schooling, together with all approved faculties and universities that supply not less than the baccalaureate measure. This crucial source deals pertinent, statistical information on such issues as: * school, room and board; * admission requisites; * monetary relief; * enrollments; * pupil lifestyles; * library holdings; * speeded up and learn in a foreign country courses; * departments and instructing employees; * structures and grounds; * levels conferred. quantity 2 of the set offers 4 indexes, together with an Institutional Index, a subject matter Accreditation Index, a degrees of levels provided index, and a Tabular Index of precis information through kingdom. those valuable indexes enable readers to discover info simply and to make comparisons between associations successfully. additionally contained in the textual content are charts and tables that supply quick access to comparative information on suitable subject matters.

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The Color of Fascism: Lawrence Dennis, Racial Passing, and by Gerald Horne

By Gerald Horne

What does it suggest that Lawrence Dennis—arguably the “brains” at the back of U.S. fascism—was born black yet spent his whole grownup existence passing for white? Born in Atlanta in 1893, Dennis started existence as a hugely touted African American baby preacher, traveling nationally and arousing audiences together with his dark-skinned mom as his escort. despite the fact that, sooner or later among leaving prep university and getting into Harvard collage, he selected to desert his kin and his former lifestyles as an African American which will cross for white. Dennis went directly to paintings for the nation division and on Wall road, and finally turned the general public face of U.S. fascism, assembly with Mussolini and different fascist leaders in Europe. He underwent trial for sedition in the course of global struggle II, nearly touchdown in felony, and finally grew to become a chilly warfare critic earlier than loss of life in obscurity in 1977. in response to broad archival examine, the colour of Fascism blends biography, social background, and demanding race idea to light up the interesting lifetime of this advanced and enigmatic guy. Gerald Horne hyperlinks passing and fascism, the 2 major poles of Dennis's existence, suggesting that Dennis’s anger with the U.S. due to his upbringing in Jim Crow Georgia led him to alliances with the antagonists of the U.S. and that his own isolation which ended in his selection to cross dovetailed along with his final isolationism. Dennis’s existence is a long-lasting testomony to the resilience of right-wing notion within the U.S. the 1st full-scale biographical portrait of this exciting determine, the colour of Fascism additionally hyperlinks the unusual occupation of a admired American who selected to move.

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No queremos ser cristianos: Historia de la resistencia de by Jan de Vos

By Jan de Vos

A lo largo de las últimas cuatro décadas, el INI ha constituido un fondo editorial sobre los indios de México, único en el mundo.
Esta premisa explica l. a. reimpresión de materiales de antropología social previamente editados y l. a. publicación de un número importante de nuevos textos. Cerca de a hundred títulos que dan cuenta prácticamente de todos los grupos, constituyen l. a. colección Presencias que esperamos contribuya a un mejor conocimiento de nuestra sociedad, de sus proyectos, de sus alternativas y que apoyen el
vigoroso desarrollo de las etnias de México.
Esta antología de documentos sobre l. a. resistencia de los lacandones es el segundo tomo de l. a. serie Las rebeliones indígenas en Chiapas, iniciada con el libro l. a. batalla del sumidero (véase el número 36 de esta colección).
A través de veinticinco textos, presentados en orden cronológico, el lector asistirá a un drama que se extiende durante más de dos siglos. Los protagonistas son, por un lado, soldados y frailes españoles, ávidos de conquista —armada o pacífica— y, por otro lado, los indios de Lacam-Túm y Sac-Bahlán, una comunidad autóctona de los angeles selva chiapaneca. El desenlace del drama es particularmente trágico, puesto que termina con l. a. aniquilación overall de los indígenas rebeldes.
Los documentos aquí reunidos ofrecen una oportunidad única para estudiar el fenómeno llamado conquista desde cerca y en todos sus detalles.

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A Botanic Garden for the Nation: The United States Botanic by Anne Catherine Fallen

By Anne Catherine Fallen

This superbly illustrated e-book provides the 1st finished examine the U.S. Botanic backyard in Washington, D.C.  via historic files and coloful images, A Botanic backyard for the country tells a tremendous tale approximately this precise place.   the tale starts in 1796 with the help of George Washington, who believed a bBotanic backyard will be an important addition to the capital.  besides different early leaders, together with Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Washington understood the price of crops for the well-being and financial wellbeing and fitness of the state, a message that also resonates this present day. via luxurious photos, A Botanic backyard for the kingdom bargains a travel of the Conservatory, beginning with the formal backyard courtroom, with its foundations and designated flower collections, and carrying on with via each plant atmosphere, together with the plush Jungle, colourful Orchid condo, and spare global Deserts.  The attractive textual content explores ecosystems and divulges info aobut attention-grabbing crops and plant collections.

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