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Asian American History: a Very Short Introduction

Asian American History: a Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Madeline Y. Hsu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190219769
  • Category:
  • Page: 184
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A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center reported that Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, and best-assimilated racial group in the United States. Before reaching this level of economic success and social assimilation, however, Asian immigrants' path was full of difficult, even demeaning, moments. This book provides a sweeping and nuanced history of Asian Americans, revealing how and why the perception of Asian immigrants changed over time. Asian migrants, in large part Chinese, arrived in significant numbers on the West Coast during the 1850s and 1860s to work in gold mining and on the construction of the transcontinental Railroad. Unlike their contemporary European counterparts, Asians, often stigmatized as "coolies," challenged American ideals of equality with the problem of whether all racial groups could be integrated into America's democracy. The fear of the "Yellow Peril" soon spurred an array of legislative and institutional efforts to segregate them through immigration laws, restrictions on citizenship, and limits on employment, property ownership, access to public services, and civil rights. Prejudices against Asian Americans reached a peak during World War II, when Japanese Americans were interned en masse. It was only with changes in the immigration laws and the social and political activism of the 1960s and 1970s that Asian Americans gained ground and acceptance, albeit in the still stereotyped category of "model minorities." Madeline Y. Hsu weaves a fascinating historical narrative of this "American Dream." She shows how Asian American success, often attributed to innate cultural values, is more a result of the immigration laws, which have largely pre-selected immigrants of high economic and social potential. Asian Americans have, in turn, been used by politicians to bludgeon newer (and more populous) immigrant groups for their purported lack of achievement. Hsu deftly reveals how public policy, which can restrict and also selectively promote certain immigrant populations, is a key reason why some immigrant groups appear to be more naturally successful and why the identity of those groups evolves differently from others.

American History

American History

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019538914X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 161
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This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199911657
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300 million people. The narrative is organized around major interpretive themes, with facts and dates introduced as needed to illustrate these themes. The emphasis throughout is on clarity and accessibility to the interested non-specialist.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Robert J. Allison
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0190225068
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
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Original edition has subtitle: a concise history.

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David A. Gerber
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199831562
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Americans have come from every corner of the globe, and they have been brought together by a variety of historical processes--conquest, colonialism, the slave trade, territorial acquisition, and voluntary immigration. A thoughtful look at immigration, anti-immigration sentiments, and the motivations and experiences of the migrants themselves, this book offers a compact but wide-ranging look at one of America's persistent hot-button issues. Historian David Gerber begins by examining the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American, ranging from the Naturalization Law of 1795 (which applied only to "free-born white persons") to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, and the reform-minded Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which opened the door to millions of newcomers, the vast majority from Asia and Latin America. The book also looks at immigration from the perspective of the migrant--farmers and industrial workers, mechanics and domestics, highly trained professionals and small-business owners--who willingly pulled up stakes for the promise of a better life. Throughout, the book sheds light on the relationships between race and ethnicity in the life of these groups and in the formation of American society, and it stresses the marked continuities across waves of immigration and across different racial and ethnic groups. A fascinating and even-handed historical account, this book puts into perspective the longer history of calls for stronger immigration laws and the on-going debates over the place of immigrants in American society. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Kleine Kulturgeschichte Großbritanniens

Kleine Kulturgeschichte Großbritanniens

Von Stonehenge bis zum Millennium Dome

  • Author: Hans-Dieter Gelfert
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406421211
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 363
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Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: David N. Myers
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190660333
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 135
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How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Many have attempted to explain this singular success as a result of divine intervention. In this engaging book, David N. Myers charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely-and decidedly this-worldly--factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation. Usually regarded as grave dangers, these two factors have continually interacted with one other to enable the persistence of the Jews. At every turn in their history, not just in the modern age, Jews have adapted to new environments, cultures, languages, and social norms. These bountiful encounters with host societies have exercised the cultural muscle of the Jews, preventing the atrophy that would have occurred if they had not interacted so extensively with the non-Jewish world. It is through these encounters--indeed, through a process of assimilation--that Jews came to develop distinct local customs, speak many different languages, and cultivate diverse musical, culinary, and intellectual traditions. Left unchecked, the Jews' well-honed ability to absorb from surrounding cultures might have led to their disappearance. And yet, the route toward full and unbridled assimilation was checked by the nearly constant presence of hatred toward the Jew. Anti-Jewish expression and actions have regularly accompanied Jews throughout history. Part of the ironic success of antisemitism is its malleability, its talent in assuming new forms and portraying the Jew in diverse and often contradictory images--for example, at once the arch-capitalist and revolutionary Communist. Antisemitism not only served to blunt further assimilation, but, in a paradoxical twist, affirmed the Jew's sense of difference from the host society. And thus together assimilation and antisemitism (at least up to a certain limit) contribute to the survival of the Jews as a highly adaptable and yet distinct group.

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

die Geschichte eines Kontinents ...

  • Author: Eduardo Galeano,Leonardo Halpern
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783872941626
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: James R. Rush
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190248777
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The eleven countries of Southeast Asia are diverse in every way, from the ethnicities and religions of their residents to their political systems and levels of prosperity. These nations--Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, and East Timor--are each undeniably unique, yet the vestiges of their shared traditions mean that each country is also characteristically Southeast Asian. In Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction, James R. Rush traces the history of the region, beginning with its earliest settled communities (ca. 3000 BCE) through its long classical period of "mandala" kingdoms. Rush then delves into the four centuries of colonial penetration, from the Portuguese invasion of Melaka in 1511 to the Japanese conquest of the colonies in World War II. This is followed by discussion of the subsequent independence movements and the Vietnam War. Rush also traces the history of the region's relations with India and China--he tells the story of the foundation and evolution of the region-defining Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), explaining how all these events helped shape the countries of Southeast Asia into the stable nations we know today: democracies, dictatorships, and constitutional monarchies alike. Rush covers the recent ethno-religious violence in Myanmar, military rule and democratization in Indonesia, the environmental consequences of agribusiness and unchecked urbanization, and big-power alignments and tensions involving the United States, China, and Japan. A synthesis of the research and insights of leading scholars, Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction provides an easy-to-grasp analysis of contemporary Southeast Asia that accommodates its bewildering ethnic, religious, and political complexities while exposing the underlying patterns that make it a recognizable world region. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Wie ich meinen Kindern das Siegen beibrachte

  • Author: Amy Chua
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3312004772
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Bitter im Mund

Bitter im Mund

Roman

  • Author: Monique Truong,Peter Torberg
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406598388
  • Category: Boiling Springs (Cleveland County, N.C.)
  • Page: 327
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Linda Hammerick has the unusual and burdensome gift of experiencing words as tastes. A personal tragedy brings her back from New York City to her hometown of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where she finds answers to some of the mysteries of her life.

Eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Volkes

Eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Volkes

  • Author: Howard Zinn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783868201925
  • Category:
  • Page: 689
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The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Robert J. Allison
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190225084
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences. The book recreates the tumultuous events of the 1760s and 1770s that led to revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as the role the Sons of Liberty played in turning resistance into full-scale revolt. Allison explains how and why Americans changed their ideas of government and society so profoundly in these years and how the War for Independence was fought and won. He highlights the major battles and commanders on both sides--with a particular focus on George Washington and the extraordinary strategies he developed to defeat Britain's superior forces--as well as the impact of French military support on the American cause. In the final chapter, Allison explores the aftermath of the American Revolution: how the newly independent states created governments based on the principles for which they had fought, and how those principles challenged their own institutions, such as slavery, in the new republic. He considers as well the Revolution's legacy, the many ways its essential ideals influenced other struggles against oppressive power or colonial systems in France, Latin America, and Asia. Sharply written and highly readable, The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction offers a concise introduction to this seminal event in American history. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Australia: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Kenneth Morgan
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191633453
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life he places contemporary developments in a historical perspective, highlighting the importance of Australia's indigenous culture and making connections between Australia and the wider word. Balancing the successful growth of Australian institutions and democratic traditions, he considers the struggles that occurred in the making of modern Australia. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Handbuch für Zeitreisende

Handbuch für Zeitreisende

  • Author: Charles Yu
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644901619
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Charles Yu ist Reparateur für Zeitmaschinen im Kleinuniversum 31. Stets an seiner Seite: Tammy, ein weibliches Betriebssystem mit Minderwertigkeitskomplexen, und sein Hund Ed, der ontologisch existiert, aber nicht real ist. Dass die Zeitreisenden stets nur den schlimmsten Moment in ihrem Leben ansteuern, wundert Yu schon lange nicht mehr. Er greift bloß dann ein, wenn jemand versucht, die Vergangenheit zu verändern – obwohl er das manchmal am lieb¬sten selbst täte. Denn Yu würde alles dafür geben, seinen Vater wiederzusehen. Eines Tages stößt er auf etwas, das ihm dabei helfen könnte: ein «Handbuch für Zeitreisende», das er selbst in der Zukunft geschrieben hat. Yu ist, genau wie Douglas Adams, ungeheuer witzig. (New York Times Book Review) Ein großer Spaß, jenseits von Raum und Zeit. (Audrey Niffenegger) Ein faszinierender, philosophischer und überraschender Thriller über das Leben und die Zusammenhänge, die ihm Sinn verleihen. (Kirkus Review) Man muss es immer wieder lesen. Großartig! (Los Angeles Times) Geschichten wie die vorliegende sind eine Rarität, die man nicht alle Tage entdeckt und die deshalb umso schöner zu erleben ist ... Einfach unwiderstehlich! (www.literaturmarkt.info) Extrem witzig! (Joy) Hypnotisch und schrill ... ein schwindelerregender Raum-Zeit-Spass. Eine schillernde Reverenz an Douglas Adams! (annabelle) Das Handbuch für Zeitreisende gehört zu den cleversten Romanen, die ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe. (popkulturschock.wordpress.com) Fazit: Lesen! Intelligente, bittere, witzige, versöhnliche Unterhaltung aus dem Bereich der leicht gebeugten Naturwissenschaften. Top! (suite101.de)

The Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Richard Curt Kraus
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199740550
  • Category: History
  • Page: 138
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Examines the radical Chinese Communist movement called the Cultural Revolution, a period of suppression so controversial in China, that the Chinese government forbids a full investigation into it even 50 years later. Original.

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Theda Perdue,Michael D. Green
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199794324
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
  • View: 2799
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When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers followed the bison and woolly mammoth over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska between 25,000 and 15,000 years ago, settling throughout North America. They describe hunting practices among different tribes, how some made the gradual transition to more settled, agricultural ways of life, the role of kinship and cooperation in Native societies, their varied burial rites and spiritual practices, and many other features of Native American life. Throughout the book, Perdue and Green stress the great diversity of indigenous peoples in America, who spoke more than 400 different languages before the arrival of Europeans and whose ways of life varied according to the environments they settled in and adapted to so successfully. Most importantly, the authors stress how Native Americans have struggled to maintain their sovereignty--first with European powers and then with the United States--in order to retain their lands, govern themselves, support their people, and pursue practices that have made their lives meaningful. Going beyond the stereotypes that so often distort our views of Native Americans, this Very Short Introduction offers a historically accurate, deeply engaging, and often inspiring account of the wide array of Native peoples in America. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Das Ende der Weltwirtschaft und ihre Zukunft

Das Ende der Weltwirtschaft und ihre Zukunft

Crisis Economics

  • Author: Nouriel Roubini,Stephen Mihm
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593408309
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 470
  • View: 2069
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Nouriel Roubini ist der neue Superstar der Ökonomie. Kein anderer Ökonom hat so frühzeitig und präzise vor der Wirtschaftskrise gewarnt wie er. Zunächst von Fachkollegen ungläubig bestaunt, haben sich seine Prognosen als äußerst treff - sicher erwiesen. In seinem Buch liefert er eine große und fundierte Analyse der Krise und beantwortet die wichtigsten Fragen, die Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft aktuell bewegen, wie: Wer ist schuld an der Krise, die Märkte oder der Staat? Was ist die Zukunft des Kapitalismus? Wie können wir das globale Wirtschaftssystem reformieren, um zukünftige Krisen zu verhindern? Roubini erklärt die globalen wirtschaftlichen Zusammenhänge ganz neu. Er schaut für uns in die Zukunft und sagt, wie die Weltwirtschaft aus der Krise herauskommen kann und draußen bleiben wird.

Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Joseph M. Siracusa
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191615358
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7727
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Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming to mean different things, to different persons, at different times, ranging from the elegant to the inelegant. Whatever one's definition, few could doubt that the course and consequences of the major events of modern international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa introduces the subject of diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Die gute Erde

Die gute Erde

  • Author: Pearl S. Buck
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423144377
  • Category:
  • Page: 336
  • View: 435
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