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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
This history of one of the most contentious educational issues in America examines bilingual instruction in the United States from the common school era to the recent federal involvement in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing from school reports, student narratives, legal resources, policy documents, and other primary sources, the work teases out the underlying agendas and patterns in bilingual schooling during much of America s history. The study demonstrates clearly how the broader context - the cultural, intellectual, religious, demographic, economic, and political forces - shaped the contours of dual-language instruction in America between the 1840s and 1960s. Ramsey s work fills a crucial void in the educational literature and addresses not only historians, linguists, and bilingual scholars, but also policymakers and practitioners in the field.
Meet Christine, an orphaned teenager misunderstood by her godparents and society with an urge to be who she is. One night, she steps into an imaginary utopia called Delarte. Delarte is a place where everything is possible and everything or everyone is accepted. It is there, she meets a witch called Bella and her puppet called Vera. Along the way, Bella and Vera show Christine a great deal of kindness and hospitality. Christine witnesses a show in Delarte’s theatre, where she sees creatures such as flying mermaids, immortal clowns, singing butterflies and many other creatures. Stepping through the mirror again, Christine blurs life between reality and Delarte. Spiral down on Christine’s journey and meet intriguing creatures from dancing corpses to singing werewolves and find out what it feels like to finally be understood, or is not everything as it seems?
|Book Title||: Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural Characterization of Materials Second Edition|
|Author||: Vitalij Pecharsky|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2008-11-26|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
A little over ?ve years have passed since the ?rst edition of this book appeared in print. Seems like an instant but also eternity, especially considering numerous developments in the hardware and software that have made it from the laboratory test beds into the real world of powder diffraction. This prompted a revision, which had to be beyond cosmetic limits. The book was, and remains focused on standard laboratory powder diffractometry. It is still meant to be used as a text for teaching students about the capabilities and limitations of the powder diffraction method. We also hope that it goes beyond a simple text, and therefore, is useful as a reference to practitioners of the technique. The original book had seven long chapters that may have made its use as a text - convenient. So the second edition is broken down into 25 shorter chapters. The ?rst ?fteen are concerned with the fundamentals of powder diffraction, which makes it much more logical, considering a typical 16-week long semester. The last ten ch- ters are concerned with practical examples of structure solution and re?nement, which were preserved from the ?rst edition and expanded by another example – R solving the crystal structure of Tylenol .
Follow our hero on the roller-coaster ride that was his boyhood. From humble beginnings in a small coal-mining community, where life was largely idyllic, Joel is thrust into the alien environment of a plush boys' boarding school and things begin to unravel. As if on cue the Falklands Conflict touches Joel's life. A life already in a downward spiral due to isolation, bullying, and frequent beatings at school and at home. Disaster followed disaster as the once peaceful village becomes a war zone when a national strike turns friends and family against one another. Starved of affection both at home and at school, Joel's one friend blurs the lines of friendship and love, can friendship endure once innocence is lost? Will Joel sink or swim? Whatever happens he was certain not to go down without a fight.