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: 3303

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 Civil War

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Dan Monroe,Bruce Tap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317453

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 3020

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


Category: History

Page: 274

View: 1692

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 the Freedom of Religion

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jonathan Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 4766

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 Women's Rights

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joyce Duncan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 4859

Explores women's rights through the lives of the women who made history in bringing women's issues to the forefront of American society.

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: 6183

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 Jacksonian Democracy

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Paul E. Doutrich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2292

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

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: 6050

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

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: 8347

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.

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-sized Libraries and Media Centers

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591583806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 7055

An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 2837

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


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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7331

The Conservatives

Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155298

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5887

This lively book traces the development of American conservatism from Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Daniel Webster, through Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Herbert Hoover, to William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and William Kristol. Conservatism has assumed a variety of forms, historian Patrick Allitt argues, because it has been chiefly reactive, responding to perceived threats and challenges at different moments in the nation's history. While few Americans described themselves as conservatives before the 1930s, certain groups, beginning with the Federalists in the 1790s, can reasonably be thought of in that way. The book discusses changing ideas about what ought to be conserved, and why. Conservatives sometimes favored but at other times opposed a strong central government, sometimes criticized free-market capitalism but at other times supported it. Some denigrated democracy while others championed it. Core elements, however, have connected thinkers in a specifically American conservative tradition, in particular a skepticism about human equality and fears for the survival of civilization. Allitt brings the story of that tradition to the end of the twentieth century, examining how conservatives rose to dominance during the Cold War. Throughout the book he offers original insights into the connections between the development of conservatism and the larger history of the nation.

Paper Families

Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion

Author: Estelle T. Lau

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822388316

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 9830

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 Advocate of Peace

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arbitration (International law)

Page: N.A

View: 7481

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: 9877

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 Shadow of FDR

From Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Author: William E. Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462576

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 6086

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: 9571

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 Big Society Debate

A New Agenda for Social Welfare?

Author: Armine Ishkanian,Simon Szreter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781781002223

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 9201

'There is nothing new about the notion of a Big Society. This book combines historical scholarship, international research and grassroots experience to shine a critical spotlight on the rhetoric behind the coalition government's big idea.' - Bill Jordan, University of Plymouth, UK

A Century of Women

The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-Century Women's History

Author: Deborah G. Felder

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806525266

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9544

Chronicles the key events, movements, and personalities that shaped the twentieth century while profiling the many women who played a role.