Gambling and Canadians, 1919-1969
Author: Suzanne Morton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Using a rich variety of historical sources, Suzanne Morton traces the history of gambling regulation in five Canadian provinces - Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and B.C. - from the First World War to the federal legalization in 1969. This regulatory legislation, designed to control gambling, ended a long period of paradox and pretence during which gambling was common, but still illegal. Morton skilfully shows the relationship between gambling and the wider social mores of the time, as evinced by labour, governance, and the regulation of 'vice.' Her focus on the ways in which race, class, and gender structured the meaning of gambling underpins and illuminates the historical data she presents. She shows, for example, as "Old Canada" (the Protestant, Anglo-Celtic establishment) declined in influence, gambling took on a less deviant connotation - a process that continued as charity became secularized and gambling became a lucrative fundraising activity eventually linked to the welfare state. At Odds is the first Canadian historical examination of gambling, a complex topic which is still met by moral ambivalence, legal proscription, and volatile opinion. This highly original study will be of interest to the undergraduate history or social science student, but will also hold the attention of a more general reader.
The United States and India, 1947–1964
Author: Andrew J. Rotter
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Comrades at Odds explores the complicated Cold War relationship between the United States and the newly independent India of Jawaharlal Nehru from a unique perspective—that of culture, broadly defined. In a departure from the usual way of doing diplomatic history, Andrew J. Rotter chose culture as his jumping-off point because, he says, "Like the rest of us, policymakers and diplomats do not shed their values, biases, and assumptions at their office doors. They are creatures of culture, and their attitudes cannot help but shape the policy they make." To define those attitudes, Rotter consults not only government documents and the memoirs of those involved in the events of the day, but also literature, art, and mass media. "An advertisement, a photograph, a cartoon, a film, and a short story," he finds, "tell us in their own ways about relations between nations as surely as a State Department memorandum does." While expanding knowledge about the creation and implementation of democracy, Rotter carries his analysis across the categories of race, class, gender, religion, and culturally infused practices of governance, strategy, and economics. Americans saw Indians as superstitious, unclean, treacherous, lazy, and prevaricating. Indians regarded Americans as arrogant, materialistic, uncouth, profane, and violent. Yet, in spite of these stereotypes, Rotter notes the mutual recognition of profound similarities between the two groups; they were indeed "comrades at odds."
Author: Edward Sidlow,Beth Henschen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Political Science
Known for its provocative and engaging issues approach, topical organization, and economical length, AMERICA AT ODDS explores the current conflicts that truly define America as a nation while involving students in discussion and debate. The engaging content and pedagogical features throughout AMERICA AT ODDS support two main goals of the text: to encourage students to read about American politics and government and to participate in the political system. In every chapter of the text, the foundations and systems of political history, behavior, institutions, and policy are presented within the framework of issues oriented debate, making AMERICA AT ODDS truly unique as an approach to teaching the Introduction to American Government course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Creating Alignment between Faculty and Administrative Values
Author: Mary C. Wright
Publisher: SUNY Press
How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.
Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960–1985
Author: James P. Kraft
Publisher: JHU Press
American historians and anyone interested in the history of labor or Las Vegas will find this account highly original, insightful, and even-handed.
The 1922 National Railroad Shopmen's Strike
Author: Colin John Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Political Science
During the tumultuous era of World War I and the years immediately following, the leadership of the United States had shifted from Wilson to Harding and the mood of the nation from pro-labor to pro-business. Colin Davis introduces readers to the 400,000 railroad shopmen and their working world and to the national government's dynamic influence on labor from 1917 to 1922. Davis's study provides a much-needed synthesis of shifting power relations among labor, capital, and the state, as well as a cogent interpretation of union structural experimentation and failure. It will be of interest to social, political, business, legal, and labor historians.
Author: Betty Neels
When Jane needed help, she was amazed that it was the charismatic surgeon Nikolaas van der Vollenhove who tore himself away from his busy schedule to come to her rescue. A renowned workaholic, it was obvious that he had no time for anything—or anyone—in his life. Which was why his marriage proposal came as such a shock. Just why exactly did he want Jane for his wife, if it wasn't for love?
Author: Moira J. Moore
Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish are steadfast in their commitment to protect Westsea no matter what disaster-natural or man-made-may befall it. But before our heroes can discern why so many people are suddenly interested in gaining control of Westsea, Lee's family arrives with some startling news. Long before she was trained as a Shield, she was betrothed as part of an alliance with another merchant clan-and her "fiancé" is determined to see Lee fulfill her contract...
The Future of Transatlantic Relations, Options for a New Beginning
Author: Werner Weidenfeld
Publisher: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Europe and America are currently experiencing the demise of what had been taken for granted in transatlantic relations for over 50 years. Their relationship has been sucked into the vortex of the global political upheaval that followed the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They are now faced with the task of finding new answers to the geopolitical social, economic, and political challenges that have emerged. As the German administration's coordinator for German- American cooperation, Werner Weidenfeld has played a vital role in shaping transatlantic politics for many years. At the same time, he has observed and analyzed them as a political scientist. It is this unique double perspective that Weidenfeld brings to his book.Reviewing Europe's and America's common history, he shows the problems and challenges of transatlantic cooperation and outlines possible ways of improving it. For Weidenfeld, one thing is obvious: Europe and America will have to make a conscious choice. Either they continue to be "partners at odds" —or they arrive at a new strategic realism to shape the 21st century jointly.
The Reception of the Pentateuch in Biblical and Second Temple Period Literature
Author: John H. Choi
Publisher: A&C Black
Explores the Pentateuch's literary influence on other biblical texts.
America, Europe, and Vietnam, 1961–1968
Author: Eugenie M. Blang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Allies at Odds examines America's Vietnam policy from 1961 to 1968 in an international context by focusing on the United States' relationship with its European partners France, West Germany, and Great Britain. The European response to America's Vietnam policy provides a framework to assess this important chapter in recent American history within the wider perspective of international relations. Equally significant, the respective approaches to the "Vietnam question" by the Europeans and Americans reveal the ongoing challenge for nation-states of transcending narrowly defined state-centered policies for a global perspective pursuant of common goals among the trans-Atlantic allies. Blang explores the failure of France, West Germany, and Great Britain to significantly influence American policy-making.
Author: Cat Schield
What happens when the man she loves to hate becomes the man she can't live without? Find out in Cat Schield's new Las Vegas Nights series…. Actress turned casino mogul Scarlett Fontaine uses her beauty to get what she wants. But it doesn't work with Logan Wolfe. Now the infuriatingly gorgeous security expert needs her help. Finally, Scarlett sees her chance to show him she's more than just a pretty face. Yet when her safety's at stake, their flirtatious games turn serious. Scarlett suddenly needs him, too. As things heat up, their steamy kisses—and steamier nights—make her wonder: Is the man who has always tormented her finally showing his true colors?
Thinking and Talking about a Virus
Author: Alexander García Düttmann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
What does it mean to oppose AIDS, to be at odds with AIDS?... The author confronts these questions from a broad philosophical background that ranges from Kant, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger to contemporary thought concerning gay activism and AIDS research.
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Facts101 is your complete guide to America at Odds. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
The United States and the European Union
Author: T. Mowle
Category: Political Science
Why, despite their similar goals, do the policy preferences of the European Union and United States diverge on so many multilateral issues? To answer that question, Allies at Odds? thoroughly examines recent international efforts in arms control, environmental protection, human rights, and military cooperation. Evidence from 20 separate cases supports the expectations of the realist approach to international politics, which focuses on the role of power above all. Neither cultural factors nor international institutions have as much influence as some expect. This finding was as true during the Clinton Presidency as during the Bush, indicating that focusing on personalities overlooks more substantial and longer-lasting differences between the Atlantic allies.
Author: Katrina Franklin
Author Katrina Franklin engages the reader by capturing the essence of the urban life experience. This light-hearted yet daunting short-story is a must read. â€œAt Odds with Godâ€ brings to light the importance and role of fathers in the continuity of the black family. If you have ever struggled with parental relationships, friendships, and spiritual progression this book is for you.This book is full of unpredictable twists and turns. Its a guarantee that you will be unable to set it down. Its highly addictive. Its more than a book but an experience!
...the story of Minette
Author: Noëlle Nevils Lanier
Publisher: Author House
The old woman feels her world slipping away from her minute by minute; like a drowning victim, her entire life is spinning past her. A life of pain and sorrow. Amelia Monroe knew that hers had been an unenviable and tortured life. Not the extraordinary wealth, prominence of her New Orleans heritage, nor good deeds kept her safe from the malevolent forces surrounding her; not even the brink of madness could shelter her. She had accepted long ago that no faith in a higher power, or knowledge of any kind, could protect her against the strange and horrific events orchestrated and played out by the spirit of Minette Dupre. A young mulatto girl, who, in life, found no happiness and, in death, took that angst into an inescapable place. Unable to make peace with Anubis and go through death’s door, Minette, like a trapped animal, lashed out in bitterness to terrorize the family she loathed and cursed before her death. And now, with each familial generation Minette haunts, the intensity of her evil powers hold no bounds. Not heaven or hell could contain this angry entity. Now, as the matriarch, and last of her family’s bloodline, lies dying, Amelia finally faces her ghostly adversary and all of the demonic forces brought with it.
Author: Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
The real effective exchange rate of the dollar is close to its minimum level for the past 4decades (as of September 2008). At the same time, however, the U.S. trade and currentaccount deficits remain large and, absent a significant correction in coming years, wouldcontribute to a further accumulation of U.S. external liabilities. The paper discusses thetension between these two aspects of the dollar assessment, and what factors can helpreconcile them. It focuses in particular on the terms of trade, adjustment lags, andmeasurement issues related to both the real effective exchange rate and the current accountbalance.
Author: Frank F. Atanacio
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Frank F. Atanacio was born in Hartford Connecticut. He has published several books which include: The Scar On God’s Journal, Paradise Experience, Participants Of Spiderlake, Child Behind The Darkness, Demon’s Nature, Sea Ghosts, Weakening Of Acee Ramsey. Frank has also published over a hundred short-stories and poems in various articles and publications. He loves collecting baseball cards, and sports memorabilia. His love is baseball, but his passion is writing. He now resides in the Huntington section of Shelton Connecticut.