Shapers of the Great Debate on the Great Society

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Lawson Bowling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314346

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9093

Presents profiles on key figures associated with the Great Society, including Lyndon Johnson, Joseph Califano, Sargent Schriver, William F. Buckley, Jr., Strom Thurmond, and Edith Green.

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Freedom of Religion

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jonathan Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 9663

Presents profiles of key figures associated with the American debate over religious freedom, beginning in the sixteenth century and including such influential leaders as Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, and Jerry Falwell.

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Civil War

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Dan Monroe,Bruce Tap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317453

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 2096

Introduces students to the individuals who have contributed to the debate on the Civil War.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Native Americans--land, Spirit, and Power

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 7996

Examines the westward movement of the American frontier from the contrasting viewpoints of settlers and Native Americans, over the years from the 1600s onward, and discusses current issues in the words of twentieth-century commentators and activists.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Women's Rights: A Biographical Dictionary

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joyce D. Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313082448

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1354

The three waves of feminism are explored through the lives of the women who made history in bringing women's issues to the forefront of American society. Many early feminists supported not only women's rights, but also rights of slaves and contributed to the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, granting emancipation to slaves. They continued to work towards women's suffrage and were hopeful the Fourteenth Amendment would provide universal suffrage. However, women were not granted suffrage until the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, nearly fifty years later. It was women's fundamental need for independence and an identity of their own, separate from that of men, which thrust the women's movement forward and continues to propel it today. Many notable women, such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Billie Jean King, Betty Friedan, Helen Gurley Brown, Jane Fonda, and Sandra Day O'Connor, are included in this history of the women's movement in America. The biographical entries cite works for further reading, and the volume closes with a bibliography. The Shapers of the Great Debate series takes a biographical approach to history, following the premise that people make history in the circumstances in which they find themselves. Each volume in this series examines the lives and experiences of the individuals involved in a particular debate through both major and minor biographies.

Shapers of the Great Debate on the Civil War

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Dan Monroe,Bruce Tap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317453

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 2884

Introduces students to the individuals who have contributed to the debate on the Civil War.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Rachel White Scheuering

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 8321

Presents profiles on key figures in the conservation movement, including John Muir, Dixie Lee Ray, Rachel Carson, James Gaius Watt, and Christopher Swain.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Immigration

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Mary Elizabeth Brown

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 9280

Introduces students to people who have contributed to U.S. immigration policy from the Revolution to the present.

Shapers of the Great Debate on Jacksonian Democracy

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Paul E. Doutrich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1359

Readers are introduced to the people and policies involved in debates of the Jacksonian era.

Shapers of the Great Debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph C. Morton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5949

Provides brief biographies of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including key figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Luther Martin, and James Madison.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 5638

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5457

Paper Families

Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion

Author: Estelle T. Lau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822388316

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 6081

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 made the Chinese the first immigrant group officially excluded from the United States. In Paper Families, Estelle T. Lau demonstrates how exclusion affected Chinese American communities and initiated the development of restrictive U.S. immigration policies and practices. Through the enforcement of the Exclusion Act and subsequent legislation, the U.S. immigration service developed new forms of record keeping and identification practices. Meanwhile, Chinese Americans took advantage of the system’s loophole: children of U.S. citizens were granted automatic eligibility for immigration. The result was an elaborate system of “paper families,” in which U.S. citizens of Chinese descent claimed fictive, or “paper,” children who could then use their kinship status as a basis for entry into the United States. This subterfuge necessitated the creation of “crib sheets” outlining genealogies and providing village maps and other information that could be used during immigration processing. Drawing on these documents as well as immigration case files, legislative materials, and transcripts of interviews and court proceedings, Lau reveals immigration as an interactive process. Chinese immigrants and their U.S. families were subject to regulation and surveillance, but they also manipulated and thwarted those regulations, forcing the U.S. government to adapt its practices and policies. Lau points out that the Exclusion Acts and the pseudo-familial structures that emerged in response have had lasting effects on Chinese American identity. She concludes with a look at exclusion’s legacy, including the Confession Program of the 1960s that coerced people into divulging the names of paper family members and efforts made by Chinese American communities to recover their lost family histories.

The Fort Pillow Massacre

North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

Author: Bruce Tap

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136173900

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 3443

On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle was insignificant from a strategic standpoint, the indiscriminate massacre of Union soldiers, particularly African-American soldiers, made the Fort Pillow Massacre one of the most gruesome slaughters of the American Civil War, rivaling other instances of Civil War brutality. The Fort Pillow Massacre outlines the events of the massacre while placing them within the racial and social context of the Civil War. Bruce Tap combines a succinct history with a selection of primary documents, including government reports, eyewitness testimony, and newspaper articles, to introduce the topic to undergraduates.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891294X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 6477

An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

John Edwards (1637–1716) on Human Free Choice and Divine Necessity

The Debate on the Relation between Divine Necessity and Human Freedom in Late Seventeenth-Century and Early Eighteenth-Century England

Author: Jeongmo Yoo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647550426

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 8946

Yeongmo Yoo examines John Edwards’ (1637–1716) doctrine of free choice, focusing on his understanding of the relation between divine necessity and human freedom. Even though free choice is an important theme in the history of Reformed theology, Reformed teaching on free choice has gained much less attention by modern scholars than other Reformed themes such as faith, grace and predestination. Moreover, the traditional Reformed doctrine of free choice has been frequently criticized as metaphysical or philosophical determinism by modern scholars. The crux of this criticism is the claim that the classical Reformed doctrine of divine necessity such as divine decree, providence, and grace rule out human freedom or contingency of events in the world.Filling the historiographical gap, Yoo raises a fundamental question concerning the criticism of the Reformed doctrine of free choice in relationship to divine necessity as determinism. Unlike the deterministic interpretation of traditional Reformed thought on free choice, the substantive and careful study of Edwards’ writings on free choice in the intellectual context of the seventeenth and the eighteenth century shows that in Edwards’ view, human beings retain the natural freedom from compulsion and freedom of contrary choice even after the Fall, and divine necessity such as decree, predestination, and foreknowledge does not exclude human free choice at all. Therefore, in so far as human freedom and contingencies are maintained by Edwards, especially with respect to divine necessity, his thought does not conform to the stereotype of Reformed theology as a deterministic system. Consequently, the examination of Edwards’ view of free choice points toward the need for a broad reassessment of Reformed understanding of free choice in the Reformation and Post-Reformation eras.

In the Name of Education

Author: Jonas E. Alexis

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600347606

Category: Poetry

Page: 411

View: 8843

Alexis convincingly examines the crisis in education from a Christian perspective. (Social Issues)

How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives

Author: Herbert C. Covey,Dwight Eisnach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828245

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 9270

Drawing from narratives of former slaves to provide accurate and poignant insights, this book presents descriptions in the former slaves' own words about their lives before, during, and following the Civil War. • Supplies the actual words of former slaves used in the narratives, giving readers not only a better sense of the individuals' experiences but also of the oral tradition of African Americans during the Civil War period • Includes carefully selected images of the time to underscore key concepts in the narratives and historical events and to engage the reader • Provides an extensive bibliography of other reliable sources appropriate for further research by general readers, academics specializing in African American history, and Civil War buffs alike

Medieval Islamic Historiography

Remembering Rebellion

Author: Heather N. Keaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134080999

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 1318

This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of those that portray Uthman as a saintly companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Through a comparative analysis of authors between genres and time periods, this book shows how authors were able to convey their personal perspectives on important religio-political tensions that emerged through the revolt against Uthman, namely the tension between Sunnis and Shiis, religious and political authority and appeals to maintain stability and unity vs. appeals for greater justice. This last debate, which in many ways began with the revolt against Uthman, has been repeated most recently in the Arab Spring. This work therefore provides readers with helpful historical context for important contemporary debates.