books about: post-american
Collapse (New America-Book One)
Over 11K paid downloads since July of 2012! Finalist in The Next Generation Indie Book Awards! BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series. What would it take for the United States to fall from within? In a not too distant future, America is put to the test. With the American people deep in The Second Great Depression and two of the most powerful hurricanes on record to contend with, the United States is in no condition to deal with ...
Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement
After one of the most controversial and divisive periods in the history of American foreign policy under President George W. Bush, the Obama administration was expected to make changes for the better in US relations with the wider world. Now, international problems confronting Obama appear more intractable, and there seems to be a marked continuity in policies between Obama and his predecessor. Robert Singh argues that Obama's approach of ...
American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Nancy Rubin Stuart
A sweeping social history that readers of bestsellers will love, American Empress chronicles the story of Marjorie Merriweather Post--the force behind the growth of General Foods--in an irresistible rags-to-riches saga that captures the age of opulence. 16 pages of photos. Ties in with the A&E documentary "America's Castles" in January and with the 100th anniversary of Post Cereals.
The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
Popular conservative blogger Pamela Geller and New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer sound a wake-up call for Americans to stop the Obama administration from limiting our hard-won freedoms, silencing our democratic voices, and irreparably harming America for generations to come. America is being tested in a way that she has never been tested before. Since taking the oath of office in January 2009, President Barack Obama has ...
The Post-American World: Release 2.0
W. W. Norton & Company
“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, ...
The Post-American World
W. W. Norton & Company
“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” — Boston Sunday Globe “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbusting bestseller on the United States in the twenty-first century. How can Americans understand this rapidly changing international climate, and how might the nation ...
Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (Second Edition)
W. W. Norton & Company
A new edition of this groundbreaking anthology revisits postmodernism as a twenty-first-century movement. Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology galvanized attention on its publication in 1994, making “the avant-garde accessible” ( Chicago Tribune ) and filling “an enormous gap in the publication annals of contemporary poetry” (Marjorie Perloff). Now, two decades later, Paul Hoover returns to suggest what postmodernism means ...
American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society (Religion in North America)
Indiana University Press
How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity formation for future generations of American Jews. Shaul Magid articulates a new, post-ethnic American Jewishness. He discusses pragmatism and spirituality, monotheism and post-monotheism, Jesus, Jewish law, sainthood and ...
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton Studies in American ...
Thomas J. Sugrue
Princeton University Press
Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit over the last fifty years has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial ...
American Meltdown: Book Two of The Economic Collapse Chronicles
Written from a Christian constitutional worldview, American Meltdown, Book Two of The Economic Collapse Chronicles uses dystopian fiction to take an in-depth look at the economic and political trends that have taken America to the edge of bankruptcy. The book assesses the current course of the nation and projects it into the near future. In Book Two, America has entered into a full scale financial meltdown. The members of the Bair family do the ...
Major Problems in American History Since 1945
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This reader serves as the primary anthology for the Post-1945 U.S. History course, Comprehensive topical coverage includes the Cold War; the cultural and political movements of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s; Vietnam; the return of conservatism; ...
The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (Post-Contemporary ...
Duke University Press Books
The Untimely Present examines the fiction produced in the aftermath of the recent Latin American dictatorships, particularly those in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Idelber Avelar argues that through their legacy of social trauma and obliteration of history, these military regimes gave rise to unique and revealing practices of mourning that pervade the literature of this region. The theory of postdictatorial writing developed here is informed by ...
American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century ...
Robert O. Self
Princeton University Press
As the birthplace of the Black Panthers and a nationwide tax revolt, California embodied a crucial motif of the postwar United States: the rise of suburbs and the decline of cities, a process in which black and white histories inextricably joined. American Babylon tells this story through Oakland and its nearby suburbs, tracing both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner ...
American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System
E. Fuller Torrey
Oxford University Press, USA
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care. Though he never publicly acknowledged it, the program ...
We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Suny Series in Afro-American Studies) ...
Robert C. Smith
State University of New York Press
A comprehensive study of African-American politics since the civil rights era argues that the black movement has been coopted by mainstream institutions, due to the political traditions of blacks themselves and the decay of the black community. Simultaneous. UP.
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1
With this volume, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America. Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire ...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: America's Youngest President (Childhood of Famous Americans)
Lucy Post Frisbee
A biography telling of the fights, sports, religion, heritage, and patiotism of John F. Kennedy's boyhood which leads to his presidency.
The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, ...
Short Listed for the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize Unable to analyze the dynamics of specific forms of social labour in the antebellum U.S., most historians of the US Civil War have ignored its deep social roots. To search out these roots, Post applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the historical literature on the U.S. to produce a new analysis of the origins of American capitalism.
The American Religion: The Emergence of The Post-Christian Nation
Simon & Schuster
The author of The Book of J analyzes the American religious imagination to produce this brilliant examination of a national soul. His consensus: America is a nation of Gnostics, believers in a pre-Christian tradition of individual divinity.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Douglas A. Blackmon
In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation ...
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