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Looking for History

Looking for History

Dispatches from Latin America

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307426673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And no one else can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Evita Peron to Mexico’s irrepressible president, Vicente Fox. Whether she is following the historic papal visit to Havana or staying awake for a pre-dawn interview with an insomniac Subcomandante Marcos, Guillermoprieto displays both the passion and knowledge of an insider and the perspective of a seasoned analyst. Looking for History is journalism in the finest traditions of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryszard Kapucinski: observant, empathetic, and beautifully written. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Looking for history in British churches

Looking for history in British churches

  • Author: Mary Désirée Anderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 328
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Looking for History on Highway 14

Looking for History on Highway 14

  • Author: John E. Miller
  • Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 254
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Go back in time with heartland historian John E. Miller to De Smet, Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town on the prairie; Manchester, hometown of prairie painter Harvey Dunn; and Fort Pierre, fur-trade crossroads and site of Lewis and Clark's tense encounter with the lordly Teton (Lakota Sioux). Winner - Mountain Plains Library Association Literary Contribution Award.

Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History

  • Author: Simon Gunn
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748654046
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 256
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History

  • Author: Lucy Faire
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474408745
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, yet the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide. This updated new edition has been expanded to cover not only sources and methods that are well-established in History, such as archival research, but also those that have developed recently, such as the impact of digital history research. The themes of the different chapters have been selected to reflect new trends in the subject, including landscape studies, material culture and ethics. Every chapter presents new insights and perspectives and will open researchers minds to the expanding possibilities of historical research.

My Desire for History

My Desire for History

Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

  • Author: Allan Bérubé
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807877980
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States. Best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning book Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990), Berube also wrote extensively on the history of sexual politics in San Francisco and on the relationship between sexuality, class, and race. John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman, who were close colleagues and friends of Berube, have selected sixteen of his most important essays, including hard-to-access articles and unpublished writing. The book provides a retrospective on Berube's life and work while it documents the emergence of a grassroots lesbian and gay community history movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Taken together, the essays attest to the power of history to mobilize individuals and communities to create social change.

At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth

At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth

A Double Book

  • Author: William Irwin Thompson
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks
  • ISBN: 9780940262324
  • Category: History
  • Page: 446
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Seminal works of cultural history that changed the way we think about ourselves.

History and the Enlightenment

History and the Enlightenment

  • Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300168403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Arguably the leading British historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) is most celebrated and admired as the author of essays. This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of his career—many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published, all demonstrating his piercing intellect, urbane wit, and gift for elegant, vivid narrative. This collection focuses on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century and on the great historians and the intellectual context that inspired or provoked their writings. It combines incisive discussion of such figures as Gibbon, Hume, and Carlyle with broad sweeps of analysis and explication. Essays on the Scottish Enlightenment and the Romantic movement are balanced by intimate portraits of lesser-known historians whose significance Trevor-Roper took particular delight in revealing.

Art History: A Very Short Introduction

Art History: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Dana Arnold
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191577596
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. It discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse a visual form. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history. Topics covered include the canon of Art History, the role of the gallery, 'blockbuster' exhibitions, the emergence of social histories of art (Feminist Art History or Queer Art History, for example), the impact of photography, and the development of Art History using artefacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography, to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other critical approaches, as well as art from non western cultures. 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.

Discovering History in China

Discovering History in China

American Historical Writing on the Recent Chinese Past

  • Author: Paul A Cohen
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023152546X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially adamant about not reading China through the lens of Western history. To this end, he uncovers the strong ethnocentric bias pervading the three major conceptual frameworks of American scholarship of the 1950s and 1960s: the impact-response, modernization, and imperialism approaches. In place of these, Cohen favors a "China-centered" approach in which historians understand Chinese history on its own terms, paying close attention to Chinese historical trajectories and Chinese perceptions of their problems, rather than a set of expectations derived from Western history. In an important new introduction, Cohen reflects on his fifty-year career as a historian of China and discusses major recent trends in the field. Although some of these developments challenge a narrowly conceived China-centered approach, insofar as they enable more balanced comparisons between China and the West and recast the Chinese and their history in more human, less exotic terms, they powerfully affirm the central thrust of Cohen's work.

Manifestos for History

Manifestos for History

  • Author: Sue Morgan,Keith Jenkins,Alun Munslow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134183720
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Written by some of the world’s leading historians and theorists of history, Manifestos for History draws together a series of manifestos that address the question of what kinds of histories we ought to be considering and making in and for the twenty-first century. With a foreword by Joanna Bourke and an afterword by Hayden White, these manifestos – critical, innovative, reflexive, inspirational – are absolutely essential reading, not just for those embarking on the study of history, but for all those who would think seriously about ‘the nature of history’ in its present and possible future forms. This collection establishes a benchmark for all future considerations upon the discourse of history.

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies

Understanding the Past

  • Author: Sarah Bowen Savant
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748644989
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 192
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These case studies link genealogical knowledge to particular circumstances in which it was created, circulated and promoted. They stress the malleability of kinship and memory, and the interests this malleability serves. From the Prophet's family tree to the present, ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in Muslim societies. So an understanding of genealogy is vital to our understanding of Muslim societies, particularly with regard to the generation, preservation and manipulation of genealogical knowledge.

Halloween

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday

  • Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469179504
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 539
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This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

Creating Junior Genealogists

Creating Junior Genealogists

Tips and Activities for Family History Fun

  • Author: Karen Frisch
  • Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781593310295
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 110
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When family historians discover the value of their heritage, they naturally want to share it with their children and grandchildren. In Creating Junior Genealogists, the author offers a mother lode of ideas that will help family historians infuse the next generation with an appreciation of their heritage, including how to use family activities, visits to historical sites and museums, scrapbooks, heirlooms - and much more - to captivate and create lasting memories for children.

Time Out Rome 9th edition

Time Out Rome 9th edition

  • Author: Time Out Guides Ltd
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407011774
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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Time Out Rome is an insider's guide to one of the world's best-known and most-visited cities. Written by experts and long-time local residents, it provides extensive coverage of the major, spectacular, unmissable sights... then goes much further; it offers visitors the chance to see the Eternal City as the locals do, revealing the very latest trends in booming nightlife and arts scenes, listing the born-again trattorie that have pushed designer restaurants on to the sidelines, and exploring the burgeoning aperitivo trend that brings a vast and fascinating cross-section of sipping-and-nibbling Romans to some gorgeous out-of-the-way piazze every evening.

Time Out Rome

Time Out Rome

  • Author: Editors of Time Out
  • Publisher: Time Out Guides
  • ISBN: 1846702747
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 368
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Written by local experts, Time Out Rome provides extensive coverage of the major sights — and then goes much further. Featuring everything from born-again trattorie to the burgeoning apertif trend, it offers visitors the chance to experience the Eternal City as the Romans do. History in Rome is not confined to museums, basilicas and galleries — it tumbles out everywhere. And though the city is reassuringly compact, this does not stop the cultural onslaught from being utterly bewildering and exhausting. While some travelers may have to face the fact that they probably won't see everything, it is also important not to shut oneself up inside all day looking at collections and sites or you will miss all that the outdoor scene has to offer. Time Out Rome helps travelers navigate through the cobblestone streets, so that they can eat, drink and shop like the natives. Suggested side trips out of town are also explored.

Initial Training for History Teachers

Initial Training for History Teachers

Structures and Standards in 13 Member States of the Council of Europe

  • Author: Alois Ecker
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9287153353
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 295
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The Council of Europe's work on history teaching in secondary schools has three main thrusts: curriculum development, textbooks and teaching materials, and teacher training, which should take into account societal developments and the cultural needs of coming generations. This pilot study is the first comparative study on the structures of initial training for history teachers to be carried out in several European countries. Its aim is to provide information that will raise the level of professionalism not only of history teaching, but also of teacher training.--Publisher's description.

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

  • Author: Vicky Giouroukakis,Maureen Connolly
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1483331067
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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Literacy—it’s not just for English teachers anymore! The new Common Core English Language Arts Standards aren’t just for English teachers. Fluent reading and writing are critically important to the study of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, too. In this practical resource, you’ll use teacher-tested, CCSS-based lessons as models—and follow the principles of the Backward Design approach to curriculum development to set and meet your goals. Each lesson template includes The teaching strategies you’ll utilize Ways to incorporate technology and media Variations for differentiation and interdisciplinary connections Links to the work of major educational theorists

Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Slavery and the Culture of Taste

  • Author: Simon Gikandi
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400840112
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 392
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It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics--existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. But to the contrary, Slavery and the Culture of Taste demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined. Ranging across Britain, the antebellum South, and the West Indies, and examining vast archives, including portraits, period paintings, personal narratives, and diaries, Simon Gikandi illustrates how the violence and ugliness of enslavement actually shaped theories of taste, notions of beauty, and practices of high culture, and how slavery's impurity informed and haunted the rarified customs of the time. Gikandi focuses on the ways that the enslavement of Africans and the profits derived from this exploitation enabled the moment of taste in European--mainly British--life, leading to a transformation of bourgeois ideas regarding freedom and selfhood. He explores how these connections played out in the immense fortunes made in the West Indies sugar colonies, supporting the lavish lives of English barons and altering the ideals that defined middle-class subjects. Discussing how the ownership of slaves turned the American planter class into a new aristocracy, Gikandi engages with the slaves' own response to the strange interplay of modern notions of freedom and the realities of bondage, and he emphasizes the aesthetic and cultural processes developed by slaves to create spaces of freedom outside the regimen of enforced labor and truncated leisure. Through a close look at the eighteenth century's many remarkable documents and artworks, Slavery and the Culture of Taste sets forth the tensions and contradictions entangling a brutal practice and the distinctions of civility.