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Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire

A History of Latinos in America

  • Author: Juan Gonzalez
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101589949
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

A dissertation on the prophecies, that have been fulfilled, are now fulfilling, or will hereafter be fulfilled

A dissertation on the prophecies, that have been fulfilled, are now fulfilling, or will hereafter be fulfilled

  • Author: George Stanley Faber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Apples

Apples

Botany, Production, and Uses

  • Author: David Curtis Ferree,Ian J. Warrington
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 0851995926
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 660
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This book provides a comprehensive reference work, summarizing our knowledge of apples and their production worldwide. It includes 24 chapters written by international authorities from the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. The main subjects addressed include taxonomy and production statistics, plant materials, apple physiology, orchard and tree management, crop protection (including organic production), harvesting and handling and utilization. The book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany.

On the Edge of Empire

On the Edge of Empire

Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s

  • Author: Linda Boxberger
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791489353
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

Harvest empire

Harvest empire

a history of California agriculture

  • Author: Lawrence J. Jelinek
  • Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 126
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Harvest of Blossoms

Harvest of Blossoms

Poems from a Life Cut Short

  • Author: Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger,Irene Silverblatt,Helene Silverblatt,Jerry Glenn
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810125374
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 108
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A rediscovered poetry collection from a lost voice of the Holocaust Revealing an artist of remarkable talent and enduring hope, this collection of poetry will join Anne Frank's diary as a touching reminder of what the world has lost by a life cut short. The poems written by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger are astonishing for their beauty; it is equally astonishing that they have survived at all. Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was born in Czernowitz, Romania, now Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Czernowitz, known for its vibrant mix of languages and ethnicities, was famously described by Selma's cousin, poet Paul Celan, as a city "where human beings and books used to live." Her childhood friends speak of Selma's liveliness and irreverence, her sparkling and mischievous personality, her charming, careless appearance, and her independence. Selma was passionate about ideas, literature, music, and art. As the storm of hatred gripping Europe broke in earnest, Selma expressed her desires and fears in poetry. Between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, Selma wrote fifty-two poems and five translations--two from French, two from Yiddish, one from Romanian--that are published here. Selma's verse addressed the longings of a young woman in love; in equal measure, it confronted the incomprehensible violence engulfing Europe. Selma found beauty in the fragility of chestnuts, comfort in the loneliness of rain, grief in rural poverty, and, with despairing courage, faced a diminishing and terrifying future. Selma grew up during a time of rising anti-Semitic and nationalist sentiments. When the Germans and their Romanian allies entered Czernowitz in 1941, Jews faced the brutality associated with fascism: a cruelty that would have preferred that she--and her entire history and culture--be erased. After being quarantined to a ghetto in October, 1941, Jewish Romanians were deported to work camps by Romanian officials. In July of 1942, Selma and her family were sent to Michailowka, a labor camp in Ukraine, where they worked as slaves in unspeakable conditions. Remarkably, some records of Selma's experience have survived; because of them, we know that even in the camp Selma held the beauty of language in her heart along with an aching desire to return to her home. Selma's last piece of writing, a letter to her dear friend, Renee Abramvici-Michaeli, is a record of Selma's abiding courage and her bleak hope that a better world would follow. Selma died of typhus on December 16, 1942, her death reported in the diary of an artist who was with Selma in the labor camp. She was only eighteen. Selma left behind a powerful trace of her life and world in this poetry album. The album's survival is a story in itself. Selma gave the album to Renee to give to Selma's friend Leiser Fichman. Leiser passed the album on to Abramovici-Michaeli before he died when his boat to Palestine was torpedoed and sank. Renee Abramovici-Michaeli traveled to Israel across rivers, mountains, and political borders, losing every piece of luggage except for the backpack that held Selma's album. The album then remained with Renee for thirty years, until Czernowitzers in Israel and family abroad financed a private publication. Selma's work first reached a broader audience, however, after Paul Celan insisted that Selma's "Poem" be printed next to his piece in a 1968 German anthology. An interested journalist, after traveling to Israel to see if he could find out more, brought the poems back to Germany, where the first edition was published in 1980. Now, in this first English translation, Selma's life and her magnificent album can reach out to a new audience that seeks a fuller picture of what was lost. A rich introduction explains the historical context and the story of Selma's life. That these poems exist is stunning enough; that they are as touching and universal as they are is a revelation.

Other Immigrants

Other Immigrants

The Global Origins of the American People

  • Author: David Reimers
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814775349
  • Category: History
  • Page: 389
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Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s

  • Author: Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476614113
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 344
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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.

Latino Politics en Ciencia Política

Latino Politics en Ciencia Política

The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness

  • Author: Tony Affigne,Evelyn Hu-DeHart,Marion Orr
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814763871
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide

Archives of Empire

Archives of Empire

Volume 2. The Scramble for Africa

  • Author: Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822385035
  • Category: History
  • Page: 844
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A rich collection of primary materials, the multivolume Archives of Empire provides a documentary history of nineteenth-century British imperialism from the Indian subcontinent to the Suez Canal to southernmost Africa. Barbara Harlow and Mia Carter have carefully selected a diverse range of texts that track the debates over imperialism in the ranks of the military, the corridors of political power, the lobbies of missionary organizations, the halls of royal geographic and ethnographic societies, the boardrooms of trading companies, the editorial offices of major newspapers, and far-flung parts of the empire itself. Focusing on a particular region and historical period, each volume in Archives of Empire is organized into sections preceded by brief introductions. Documents including mercantile company charters, parliamentary records, explorers’ accounts, and political cartoons are complemented by timelines, maps, and bibligraphies. Unique resources for teachers and students, these volumes reveal the complexities of nineteenth-century colonialism and emphasize its enduring relevance to the “global markets” of the twenty-first century. While focusing on the expansion of the British Empire, The Scramble for Africa illuminates the intense nineteenth-century contest among European nations over Africa’s land, people, and resources. Highlighting the 1885 Berlin Conference in which Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa among themselves, this collection follows British conflicts with other nations over different regions as well as its eventual challenge to Leopold of Belgium’s rule of the Congo. The reports, speeches, treatises, proclamations, letters, and cartoons assembled here include works by Henry M. Stanley, David Livingstone, Joseph Conrad, G. W. F. Hegel, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Arthur Conan Doyle. A number of pieces highlight the proliferation of companies chartered to pursue Africa’s gold, diamonds, and oil—particularly Cecil J. Rhodes’s British South Africa Company and Frederick Lugard’s Royal Niger Company. Other documents describe debacles on the continent—such as the defeat of General Gordon in Khartoum and the Anglo-Boer War—and the criticism of imperial maneuvers by proto-human rights activists including George Washington Williams, Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, and E.D. Morel.

The Broad Stone of Empire

The Broad Stone of Empire

Problems of Crown Colony Administration, With Records of Personal Experience

  • Author: Charles Bruce
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108023606
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 586
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Detailed discussion of problems of late Victorian colonial administration, intended for novices in the colonial service, first published in 1910.

A General & Connected View of the Prophecies, Relative to the Conversion, Restoration, Union & Future Glory of the Houses of Judah & Israel ...

A General & Connected View of the Prophecies, Relative to the Conversion, Restoration, Union & Future Glory of the Houses of Judah & Israel ...

  • Author: George Stanley Faber
  • Publisher: N.A
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Harvest of Rubies SAMPLER

Harvest of Rubies SAMPLER

  • Author: Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 0802486428
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 46
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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Harvest of Rubies- The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman. In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth - the measure of her self. Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation. Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums. Her very being proves to be a blessing to others.

Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

(Abridged, Annotated)

  • Author: Bayard Taylor
  • Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 466
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American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author, Bayard Taylor (1825 – 1878) led a remarkable life and left a fascinating legacy. His travel books are known for their keen details, humor, and adventure. His poetry still stands up and his translations were at one time considered some of the finest. In 1849, Taylor made a trip to California and Mexico. Throughout the journey he kept detailed accounts of adventures, mishaps, happy times, and interesting characters he met along the way. In the tradition of classic travel writers, Taylor takes you along to a fascinating world that no longer exists. Gold prospecting in California and surviving robbers in Mexico were just part of the exciting adventures Taylor encountered. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Harvest of Despair

Harvest of Despair

  • Author: Karel C. Berkhoff
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674020788
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich's largest colony. Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racist notions about the Slavs produced a reign of terror and genocide. Berkhoff also shows how a pervasive Soviet mentality worked against solidarity, which helps explain why the vast majority of the population did not resist the Germans.

The Harvest of Sorrow

The Harvest of Sorrow

Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-famine

  • Author: Robert Conquest
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195051803
  • Category: History
  • Page: 411
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A reconstruction of the causes, circumstances, and consequences of Stalin's forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture details the fate of villages and individuals

Harvest of the Cold Months

Harvest of the Cold Months

The Social History of Ice and Ices

  • Author: Elizabeth David
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 057127532X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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'A splendid tale of human ingenuity in the service of taste, sedulously researched and told with great flair.' Loyd Grossman Sunday Times Author of such cookery classics as Italian Food and French Provincial Cooking, Elizabeth David (1913-1992) found that the literature of cookery, as well as the practical side, was of absorbing interest, and she studied it throughout her life. Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen was published in 1970, followed by English Bread and Yeast Cookery, for which she won the Glenfiddich Writer of the Year award, in 1977. At the time of her death in 1992 she was working on this equally epic study of the use of ice, the ice-trade and the early days of refrigeration, which was published posthumously in 1994 as Harvest of the Cold Months. 'An awe-inspiring feat of detective scholarship, the literally marvellous story of how human beings came to ingest lumps of flavoured frozen matter for pleasure ... There is much, much more - about the making and breaking of reputations, the founding of Parisian caf culture, the great and rivalrous confectioners of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century London, about Russian ice-cream (surprisingly superior) and Persian sherbets ... sumptuous.' Independent on Sunday 'This survey of the use of ice in cookery takes us on a fascinating journey from 1581, where in Florence they put snow in the wine glasses, to that modern phenomenon, the growth of the ice-cream business. A scholarly social history, which makes a fitting finale to the work of the greatest of our writers on foods and its contexts.' Harpers & Queen

The Harvest of a Century

The Harvest of a Century

Discoveries of Modern Physics in 100 Episodes

  • Author: Siegmund Brandt
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191580120
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 520
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Physics was the leading science of the twentieth century and the book retraces important discoveries, made between 1895 and 2001, in 100 self-contained episodes. Each is a short story of the scientists involved, their time, and their work. Together they form a mosaic of modern physics: formulating relativity and quantum mechanics, finding the constituents of matter and unravelling the forces between them, understanding the working of conductors and semiconductors, discovering and explaining macroscopic quantum effects (superconductivity, superfluidity, quantum Hall effect), developing novel experimental techniques like the Geiger counter and particle accelerators, building revolutionary applications like the transistor and the laser, and observing astonishing features of our cosmos (expanding universe, cosmic background radiation). The text is intended for easy reading. Occasionally, a more thorough discussion of experimental set-ups and theoretical concepts is presented in special boxes for readers interested in more detail. Episodes contain extensive references to biographies and original scientific literature. The book is richly illustrated by about 600 portraits, photographs, and figures.

the cambridge history of the british empire

the cambridge history of the british empire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 948
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Harvest of Gold

Harvest of Gold

  • Author: Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 0802479162
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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A hidden message, treachery, opposition, and a God-given success will lead to an unlikely bounty. In Harvest of Gold (Book 2), the scribe Sarah married Darius, and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy, too. There is another point she did not count on in her marriage—Sarah has grown to love her husband. Sarah has wealth, property, honor, and power, but her husband’s love still seems unattainable. Although his mother was an Israelite, Darius remains skeptical that his Jewish wife is the right choice for him, particularly when she conspires with her cousin Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Ordered to assist in the effort, the couple begins a journey to the homeland of his mother’s people. Will the road filled with danger, conflict, and surprising memories, help Darius to see the hand of God at work in his life—and even in his marriage?