Summary Book Review Portrait of America by Jerrold Hirsch:
Download or read book Portrait of America written by Jerrold Hirsch and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2004-07-21 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.
Summary Book Review DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America by Bryan Sykes:
Download or read book DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America written by Bryan Sykes and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2012-05-14 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA. The best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve now turns his sights on the United States, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour, interviewing genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists, and everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories. His findings suggest: • Of Americans whose ancestors came as slaves, virtually all have some European DNA. • Racial intermixing appears least common among descendants of early New England colonists. • There is clear evidence of Jewish genes among descendants of southwestern Spanish Catholics. • Among white Americans, evidence of African DNA is most common in the South. • European genes appeared among Native Americans as early as ten thousand years ago. An unprecedented look into America's genetic mosaic and how we perceive race, DNA USA challenges the very notion of what we think it means to be American.
Summary Book Review Portrait of America by Stephen B. Oates:
Download or read book Portrait of America written by Stephen B. Oates and published by Wadsworth Publishing Company. This book was released on 2010-08-05 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.
Author :Samuel C. Heilman Publisher :University of Washington Press Release Date :2011-07-01 ISBN 10 :9780295800653 Pages :208 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (65 users download)
Summary Book Review Portrait of American Jews by Samuel C. Heilman:
Download or read book Portrait of American Jews written by Samuel C. Heilman and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Has America been a place that has preserved and protected Jewish life? Is it a place in which a Jewish future is ensured? Samuel Heilman, long-time observer of American Jewish life, grapples with these questions from a sociologist�s perspective. He argues that the same conditions that have allowed Jews to live in relative security since the 1950s have also presented them with a greater challenge than did the adversity and upheaval of earlier years. The second half of the twentieth century has been a time when American Jews have experienced a minimum of prejudice and almost all domains of life have been accessible to them, but it has also been a time of assimilation, of swelling rates of intermarriage, and of large numbers ignoring their Jewishness completely. Jews have no trouble building synagogues, but they have all sorts of trouble filling them. The quality of Jewish education is perhaps higher than ever before, and the output of Jewish scholarship is overwhelming in its scope and quality, but most American Jews receive a minimum of religious education and can neither read nor comprehend the great corpus of Jewish literature in its Hebrew (or Aramaic) original. This is a time in America when there is no shame in being a Jew, and yet fewer American Jews seem to know what being a Jew means. How did this come to be? What does it portend for the Jewish future? This book endeavors to answer these questions by examining data gleaned from numerous sociological surveys. Heilman first discusses the decade of the fifties and the American Jewish quest for normalcy and mobility. He then details the polarization of American Jewry into active and passive elements in the sixties and seventies. Finally he looks at the eighties and nineties and the issues of Jewish survival and identity and the question of a Jewish future in America. He also considers generational variation, residential and marital patterns, institutional development (especially with regard to Jewish education), and Jewish political power and influence. This book is part of a stocktaking that has been occurring among Jews as the century in which their residence in America was firmly established comes to an end. Grounded in empirical detail, it provides a concise yet analytic evaluation of the meaning of the many studies and surveys of the last four and a half decades. Taking a long view of American Jewry, it is one of very few books that build on specific sociological data but get beyond its detail. All those who want to know what it means and has meant to be an American Jew will find this volume of interest.
Author :Dale T. Johnson Publisher :Metropolitan Museum of Art Release Date :1990 ISBN 10 :9780870995972 Pages :273 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (597 users download)
Summary Book Review American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection by Dale T. Johnson:
Download or read book American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection written by Dale T. Johnson and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 1990 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Publisher :Metropolitan Museum of Art Release Date :2010 ISBN 10 :9781588393579 Pages :330 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (357 users download)
Summary Book Review American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.):
Download or read book American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art written by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2010 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review American Portrait Inventory by Historical Records Survey (Mass.):
Download or read book American Portrait Inventory written by Historical Records Survey (Mass.) and published by . This book was released on 1941 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans by James Herring:
Download or read book The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans written by James Herring and published by . This book was released on 1839 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Portrait of an Early American Family by Randolph Shipley Klein:
Download or read book Portrait of an Early American Family written by Randolph Shipley Klein and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.
Summary Book Review The Portrait in Britain and America by Robin Simon:
Download or read book The Portrait in Britain and America written by Robin Simon and published by G K Hall. This book was released on 1987 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The American Portrait Gallery by Lillian C. Buttre:
Download or read book The American Portrait Gallery written by Lillian C. Buttre and published by . This book was released on 1871 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Six North American Indian Portrait Cards by Winold Reiss:
Download or read book Six North American Indian Portrait Cards written by Winold Reiss and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1992-03-20 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blackfoot tribespeople: dark-eyed beauty in native garment, medicine man with eagle wing, snug infant in cradle board, three others.
Summary Book Review Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael Gorra:
Download or read book Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece written by Michael Gorra and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2012-08-27 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel. Henry James (1843–1916) has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American progenitor of the modern novel, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady (1881). Gorra, an eminent literary critic, shows how this novel—the scandalous story of the expatriate American heiress Isabel Archer—came to be written in the first place. Traveling to Florence, Rome, Paris, and England, Gorra sheds new light on James’s family, the European literary circles—George Eliot, Flaubert, Turgenev—in which James made his name, and the psychological forces that enabled him to create this most memorable of female protagonists. Appealing to readers of Menand’s The Metaphysical Club and McCullough’s The Greater Journey, Portrait of a Novel provides a brilliant account of the greatest American novel of expatriate life ever written. It becomes a piercing detective story on its own.
Summary Book Review Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America by Evert Augustus Duyckinck:
Download or read book Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America written by Evert Augustus Duyckinck and published by . This book was released on 1873 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: