Search Results: america-history-and-life

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

International Encounters

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136604855

Category: History

Page: 166

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The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.

Elektronische Informationsressourcen für Historiker

Author: Klaus Gantert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311023498X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 437

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This volume provides review of the increasing availability of electronic information resources for historians. The most important types and classes are presented with central examples. A more detailed look is taken at bibliographies and databases of articles, virtual specialist libraries and portals, e-books and digital libraries, reference works and information resources on literary source material, as well as the various areas of the auxiliary historical sciences.

Finding History

Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars

Author: Christine Bombaro

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. Written primarily for undergraduate history students and as a guide for reference librarians, the book provides instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.

W. E. B. Du Bois

A Life in American History

Author: Gerald Horne,Charisse Burden-Stelly

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440864964


Page: 268

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This book provides a new interpretation of the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most important African -American scholars and thinkers of the twentieth century. * Provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of W. E. B. Du Bois * Takes an interdisciplinary approach to his life and works * Traces his radicalization over time * Pays particular attention to the effects of the Cold War and anticommunism on his philosophy * Provides key primary documents with explanations of their significance

The Facts on File Guide to Research

Author: Jeff Lenburg

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110405

Category: Information retrieval

Page: 593

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The Facts On File Guide to Research is a comprehensive guide to doing thorough and accurate research. It includes a detailed listing of available resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. An invaluable reference, this book helps researchers make use of the many new resources available today. Divided into four sections, this easy-to-use guide helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Step-by-step guides, detailed explanations, and valuable appendixes covering style guides, such as APA. MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style, combine to create an incredibly authoritative accessible reference.

Handbook for Research in American History

A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works

Author: Francis Paul Prucha

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803287310

Category: History

Page: 214

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When the Handbook for Research in American History was first published, reviewers called it "an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded" (Western Historical Quarterly) and "an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled" (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, "It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well." This second, revised edition takes account of the revolution that is occurring in bibliographic science as printed reference works extend to electronic databases, CD-ROMs, and online networks such as the Internet. Focusing on and expanding the major section of the original Handbook, it provides information on traditional printed works, describes new guides and updated versions of old ones, notes the availability of reference works and of some full-text sources in electronic form, and discusses the usefulness to researchers of different kinds of material and the forms in which they are available. Extensive cross-referencing and a detailed index that includes authors, subjects, and titles enhance the book's usefulness.

Black History and Black Identity

A Call for a New Historiography

Author: William D. Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974428

Category: History

Page: 244

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Argues that conventional analyses have failed to recognize the significance of ethnicity, as opposed to race, in understanding Black history in America.

Die USA vor 1900

Author: Willi Paul Adams

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486700960

Category: History

Page: 308

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Von den überseeischen Siedlergesellschaften der Europäer gelang es zuerst einem Teil der britischen Kolonien in Nordamerika, sich gewaltsam die staatliche Unabhängigkeit zu erkämpfen. Der faszinierende Aufstieg von einer Kleinstkolonie 1607 am Rande des von den Eingeborenen beherrschten "Virginia" zur um 1900 größten Industriemacht wird in acht Phasen skizziert. In jedem der Zeitabschnitte steht zwar die nationale Politikgeschichte im Vordergrund, sie wird jedoch zu den gleichzeitigen sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Entwicklungen in Beziehung gesetzt.

Erfolgreich recherchieren - Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Author: Jochen Haug

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110271117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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Der Band Erfolgreich recherchieren – Anglistik und Amerikanistik bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über die Informationsressourcen zu allen Teilgebieten der Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Vorgestellt werden nicht nur die zentralen Rechercheinstrumente wie Internetsuchmaschinen, Bibliothekskataloge, Nachschlagewerke, Fachdatenbanken und Volltextsammlungen, sondern auch Strategien für die erfolgreiche Literatur- und Informationsrecherche. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Hinweise zur Literaturbeschaffung und zum richtigen Zitieren. Ob für das erste Referat oder die Abschlussarbeit - hier bekommen Sie einen kompetenten Leitfaden für die erfolgreiche anglistische und amerikanistische Recherche an die Hand.

United States History

A Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Guide to Information Sources

Author: Anna H. Perrault,Ron Blazek

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088742

Category: History

Page: 661

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This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

Erfolgreich recherchieren - Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Heinz-Jürgen Bove

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110271095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 137

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The volume Erfolgreich recherchieren – Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften (Successful Research Strategies: Political Science and the Social Sciences) provides a comprehensive overview of information resources for the political and social sciences. The book allows the student to quickly learn all the relevant essentials about library catalogs, specialized bibliographies, internet search engines, newspaper resources, reference works, and how to effectively use the library – in person, digitally, and virtually.

Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture

A Reference Guide

Author: Valerie Burnham Oliver

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294129

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 279

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Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.

Geschichte der USA

Author: Manfred Berg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486737414

Category: History

Page: 247

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Manfred Berg offers a concise and expert presentation of the ‘classical’ themes of US history: cultural contact and conflict with indigenous peoples, westward expansion, slavery, race relationships and ethnic diversity, immigration, religious pluralism, the founding and growth of the federalism, the expansion of democracy, the development of the modern industrial and consumer society, and the US ascension to a global superpower.

Icons of Black America: Breaking Barriers and Crossing Boundaries [3 volumes]

Breaking Barriers and Crossing Boundaries [Three Volumes]

Author: Matthew Whitaker Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376433

Category: Social Science

Page: 1122

View: 1298

This stunning collection of essays illuminates the lives and legacies of the most famous and powerful individuals, groups, and institutions in African American history. • 100 alphabetically arranged profiles, each accompanied by a photograph

Carter G. Woodson

A Life in Black History

Author: Jacqueline Goggin

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807121843

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1536

Born in rural Virginia during Reconstruction, Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) was a central figure in black history and an important American scholar. In 1912, he became the first and only individual of slave parentage to earn a Ph.D. in history. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro (now African-American) Life and History, and he devoted the remainder of his life to the study and advancement of the history of his race. His legacy of achievement extends to the present day. In preparing this detailed biography of Woodson, the first book-length treatment of his life, Jacqueline Goggin conducted extensive research in archival sources throughout the country. From a paucity of primary materials, she provides as complete an account as possible of Woodson’s humble upbringing and early influences. She also describes his education at Berea College, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University, and his early career as a teacher in the public schools of Washington, D.C., an experience that deepened his belief in the uplifting power of education for blacks. Drawing upon Woodson’s own writings, correspondence from a wide range of collections, and numerous secondary sources, the author delineates Woodson’s work both within and outside the ASNLH, as well as his contributions to the interpretation of American history. Woodson maintained that knowledge of Negro history would inculcate blacks with a sense of self-esteem and alleviate white racism, and he initiated a series of educational programs and publications directed toward black and white intellectuals as well as the mass of African Americans. He edited the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin and wrote many influential books, notably The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 and The Negro in Our History. Through his research and writing, he challenged prevailing stereotypes about blacks and established black history as a legitimate field of inquiry, enduring all the while the patronizing attitudes of many white historians, educators, and philanthropists, on whom he relied for always-scarce funding. Woodson also used his scholarship to influence the policies of black social welfare and protest organizations such as the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the more radical Friends of Negro Freedom. W. E. B. Du Bois said of Woodson that he “kept to one goal, and worked at it stubbornly and with unwavering application and died knowing that he accomplished much if not all that he planned.” This important intellectual biography reveals the complex and dedicated individual Woodson was and the lasting significance of his pioneering work in black history.

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