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: 9026

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: 5499

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: 8894

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: 9975

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 Women's Rights: A Biographical Dictionary

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joyce D. Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313082448

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3746

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 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: 2251

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 Jacksonian Democracy

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Paul E. Doutrich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8288

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: 1734

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.

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: 986

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

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 5496

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

In the Shadow of FDR

From Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Author: William E. Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462576

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 900

A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945—the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FDR for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation.

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: 585

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.

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: 1343

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.

In the Name of Education

Author: Jonas E. Alexis

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600347606

Category: Poetry

Page: 411

View: 3464

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: 4563

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

Das sechste Sterben

Wie der Mensch Naturgeschichte schreibt

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740628

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 5181

Sie haben noch nie etwas vom Stummelfußfrosch gehört? Oder vom Sumatra-Nashorn? Gut möglich, dass Sie auch nie von ihnen hören werden, denn sie sind dabei auszusterben. Wir erleben derzeit das sechste sogenannte Massenaussterben: In einem relativ kurzen Zeitraum verschwinden ungewöhnlich viele Arten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass es das verheerendste sein wird, seit vor etwa 65 Millionen Jahren ein Asteroid unter anderem die Dinosaurier auslöschte. Doch dieses Mal kommt die Bedrohung nicht aus dem All, sondern wir tragen die Verantwortung. Wie haben wir Menschen das Massenaussterben herbeigeführt? Wie können wir es beenden? Elizabeth Kolbert spricht mit Geologen, die verschwundene Ozeane erforschen, begleitet Botaniker in die Anden und begibt sich gemeinsam mit Tierschützern auf die Suche nach den letzten Exemplaren gefährdeter Arten. Sie zeigt, wie ernst die Lage ist, und macht uns zu Zeugen der dramatischen Ereignisse auf unserem Planeten.

Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy)

Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen,Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308802

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 338

A comprehensive reference work on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), containing over 200 entries covering history, present-day issues such as gambling, pollution, and taxation, and contributions which this important confederacy made to shape general North American culture.

Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution

Author: Klaus Schwab

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641203171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8454

Die größte Herausforderung unserer Zeit Ob selbstfahrende Autos, 3-D-Drucker oder Künstliche Intelligenz: Aktuelle technische Entwicklungen werden unsere Art zu leben und zu arbeiten grundlegend verändern. Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution hat bereits begonnen. Ihr Merkmal ist die ungeheuer schnelle und systematische Verschmelzung von Technologien, die die Grenzen zwischen der physischen, der digitalen und der biologischen Welt immer stärker durchbrechen. Wie kein anderer ist Klaus Schwab, der Vorsitzende des Weltwirtschaftsforums, in der Lage aufzuzeigen, welche politischen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Herausforderungen diese Revolution für uns alle mit sich bringt.

Shapers of Urban Form

Explorations in Morphological Agency

Author: Peter J. Larkham,Michael P. Conzen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812506

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 2202

People have designed cities long before there were urban designers. In Shapers of Urban Form, Peter Larkham and Michael Conzen have commissioned new scholarship on the forces, people, and institutions that have shaped cities from the Middle Ages to the present day. Larkham and Conzen collect new essays in "urban morphology," the people-centered predecessor to contemporary theories of top-down urban design. Shapers of Urban Form focuses on the social processes that create patterns of urban forms in four discrete periods: Pre-modern, early modern, industrial-era and postmodern development. Featuring studies of English, American, Western and Eastern European, and New Zealand urban history and urban form, this collection is invaluable to scholars of urban design and town planning, as well as urban and economic historians.