A Different Mirror

Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456611062
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Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

A Different Mirror For Young People

Author: Ronald Takaki
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609804171
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A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.

Eclipse For Dummies

Author: Barry A. Burd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764589447
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In his friendly, easy-to-understand style, the bestsellingauthor of Java 2 For Dummies shows developers how to get up to speed fast onthis popular Java IDE Eclipse, an open source product originally developed by IBM,has an estimated 500,000 users-a 45 percent market share among JavaIDEs Shows Java developers how to maximize programming productivitywith Eclipse, covering all the basics as well as advancedtechniques such as using Ant, developing new Eclipse plug-ins, andworking with Javadocs JAR files

Updating The Literary West

Author: Western Literature Association (U.S.)
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875651750
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Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.

A Different Reality

Author: Anita K. Stoll
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838751664
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This anthology of materials by and about Elena Garro includes translations of two of her one-act plays and several essays that explore her theatrical and narrative pieces. Also presented are a personal interview and a chronology of her life by her own account.

Strangers From A Different Shore

Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456611070
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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Mirror Mirror

Author: Cara Delevingne
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104906440
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Der erste Roman von Supermodel, Schauspielerin und Social-Media-Star Cara Delevingne – eine Coming-of-Age-Story über Freundschaft und Identität, in der nichts so ist, wie es scheint. FREUND. LOVER. OPFER. VERRÄTER. WEN SIEHST DU, WENN DU IN DEN SPIEGEL SCHAUST? Red, Leo, Rose und Naomi sind Außenseiter an ihrer Londoner Schule - die einen sicheren Hafen in ihrer Band gefunden haben. Ihr Leben ist alles andere als perfekt, aber ihre Musik verbindet sie, und sie sind gespannt, was die Zukunft für die Band Mirror, Mirror bereit hält. Doch dann verschwindet Naomi und wird später bewusstlos aus der Themse gezogen. Ihre Freunde sind erschüttert und verwirrt. War es ein Unfall – oder ein missglückter Selbstmordversuch, wie die Polizei glaubt? Wenn sie Probleme hatte, warum hat sie ihnen nichts davon gesagt? Wie gut kennen sie ihre Bassistin eigentlich – und einander? Um zu verstehen, was mit Naomi passiert ist, müssen Red, Leo und Rose sich schließlich ihren eigenen dunklen Geheimnisse stellen und das, was sie fühlen, mit dem, was sie der Außenwelt zeigen, in Einklang bringen.

Between Church And State

Author: James W. Fraser
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421420597
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Today, the ongoing controversy about the place—or lack of place—of religion in public schools is a burning issue in the United States. Prayer at football games, creationism in the classroom, the teaching of religion and morals, and public funding for private religious schools are just a few of the subjects over which people are skirmishing. In Between Church and State, historian and pastor James W. Fraser shows that these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools and argues there has never been any consensus about what the "separation of church and state" means for American society or about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the difficult question of how private issues of faith can be reconciled with the very public nature of schooling, Fraser’s classic book paints a complex picture of how a multicultural society struggles to take the deep commitments of people of faith into account—including people of many different faiths and no faith. In this fully updated second edition, Fraser tackles the culture wars, adding fresh material on current battles over public funding for private religious schools. He also addresses the development of the long-simmering evolution-creationism debate and explores the tensions surrounding a discussion of religion and the accommodation of an increasingly religiously diverse American student body. Between Church and State includes new scholarship on the role of Roger Williams and William Penn in developing early American conceptions of religious liberty. It traces the modern expansion of Catholic parochial schools and closely examines the passage of the First Amendment, changes in American Indian tribal education, the place of religion in Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois’s debates about African American schooling, and the rapid growth of Jewish day schools among a community previously known for its deep commitment to secular public education.