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A collection of Native American tales and myths focusing on the relationship between man and nature.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Joseph Bruchac
Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 145 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1555910947


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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on "personalized history" presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from the colonial period to 1877. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of the profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Jason Ripper
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 299 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780765629036


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Drawn from a variety of indigenous peoples of North America, these stories preserve the voices of Native communities by depicting their perspectives on creation, the origins of fire, the paths of their spiritual journeys, respect for the Earth, and more.

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Evan T. Pritchard
Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 204 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781594731129


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They also consider the artists' responses to foreign prototypes, travel and training, changing exhibition venues, and audience expectations. The persistence of certain themes--childhood, marriage, the family, and the community; the attainment and reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes toward race; the frontier as reality and myth; and the process and meaning of making art--underscores evolving styles and standards of storytelling. Divided into four chronological sections, the book begins with the years surrounding the American Revolution and the birth of the new republic, when painters such as Copley, Peale, and Samuel F.B. Morse incorporated stories within the expressive bounds of portraiture. During the Jacksonian and pre-Civil War decades from about 1830 to 1860, Mount, Bingham, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others painted genre scenes featuring lighthearted narratives that growing audiences for art could easily read and understand.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Helene Barbara Weinberg
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 222 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781588393364


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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on "personalized history" presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from the colonial period to 1877. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of the profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Jason Ripper
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2015-02-12
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317477082


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Using research and interviews, this book identifies those variables that effect individuals attempting to overcome adversity. It illustrates how interactions with family, school, and community give meaning and definition to our lives.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Geraldine Coleman
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 185 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0897895053


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Nagai Kafu is one of the greatest modern Japanese writers, but until now his classic collection, American Stories, based on his sojourn from Japan to Washington State, Michigan, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century, has never been available in English. Here, with a detailed and insightful introduction, is an elegant translation of Kafu's perceptive and lyrical account. Like de Tocqueville a century before, Kafu casts a fresh, keen eye on vibrant and varied America—world fairs, concert halls, and college campuses; saloons, the immigrant underclass, and red-light districts. Many of his vignettes involve encounters with fellow Japanese or Chinese immigrants, some of whom are poorly paid laborers facing daily discrimination. The stories paint a broad landscape of the challenges of American life for the poor, the foreign born, and the disaffected, peopled with crisp individual portraits that reveal the daily disappointments and occasional euphorias of modern life. Translator Mitsuko Iriye's introduction provides important cultural and biographical background about Kafu's upbringing in rapidly modernizing Japan, as well as literary context for this collection. In the first story, "Night Talk in a Cabin," three young men sailing from Japan to Seattle each reveal how poor prospects, shattered confidence, or a broken heart has driven him to seek a better life abroad. In "Atop the Hill," the narrator meets a fellow Japanese expatriate at a small midwestern religious college, who slowly reveals his complex reasons for leaving behind his wife in Japan. Caught between the pleasures of America's cities and the stoicism of its small towns, he wonders if he can ever return home. Kafu plays with the contradictions and complexities of early twentieth-century America, revealing the tawdry, poor, and mundane underside of New York's glamour in "Ladies of the Night" while celebrating the ingenuity, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the American city in "Two Days in Chicago." At once sensitive and witty, elegant and gritty, these stories provide a nuanced outsider's view of the United States and a perfect entrance into modern Japanese literature.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Kafū Nagai
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Book : 2000-03-30
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0231500246


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From the desolate coal-mining hollers of West Virginia to Washington, DC's ghettos and the Mormon communities of Utah, this engrossing journalistic account travels the country with unprecedented scope to grapple with political issues and to tell the stories of the players, the hopeful true believers, the skeptics, the winners, and the losers. Following the long and fractious political process that will either deliver Barack Obama a chance to be a truly transformative president or place him alongside one-term leaders such as Jimmy Carter, this chronicle also observes the Republican Party tear itself apart to find a fitting opponent for Obama. It analyzes whether America's first black president will meet the enormous expectations of his voters and the rest of the world. With wry humor and cutting insight, this book explores an extraordinary moment in United States history and shares tales of people, identity, and culture.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Michael Brissenden
Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Release Book : 2012-10-01
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780702248450


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short stories/travel journal

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Genre Book : Travel
Author Book : Pierre-Yves Pépin
Publisher : Guernica Editions
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 123 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0920717969


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Real American Stories include: * The diary of a Civil War soldier * A 15-year old Irish boy joins the British Merchant Marine and meets his future wife on board 14 years later on a voyage from Shanghi to London * A young woman sails to China in 1920 to teach school * Electricity and telephone come to a home for the first time * What was an outhouse? * What was the Horse Theif Detective Association? * What collage coach had an undefeated, untied and unscored on team? * What small high school team won a national high school tournament? * What small town boy became a hero at Colombine? ...and many more.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Bob Quirk
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Book : 2005-12-07
Download Book : 180 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781468531428