See America

See America
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781452149295
Release: 2016-03-22
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To coincide with the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world have participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era. Featuring artwork for 75 national parks and monuments across all 50 states, this engaging ebook celebrates the full range of our nation's landmarks and treasured wilderness.

I See America Dancing

I See America Dancing
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Author: Maureen Needham
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0252069994
Release: 2002
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects articles and essays from dancers and enthusiasts about dancing as an art form, and includes commentary on styles such as Native American pow-wow, Congo Square, and ballet.

See America

See America
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Author: Mordecai Lee
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781438478104
Release: 2020-05-01
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today. Created in 1937 by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and given formal status by Congress in 1940, the US Travel Bureau played a seminal role by setting the precedent for federal involvement in tourism. Business, otherwise hostile to FDR’s New Deal, enthusiastically supported its work and Roosevelt, who significantly expanded the National Park system, saw increased tourism as a means to increase attendance, bolster economic activity, and counteract the Great Depression. The Bureau developed unusually extensive public relations and marketing programs that attempted to persuade citizens to travel more. The Travel Bureau also quietly engaged in vigorous marketing to encourage African Americans to travel, including sponsoring the 1940 and 1941 editions of the Green Book, the travel guide for African Americans facing segregated restaurants and lodging. Eventually, travel promotion was transferred to the Commerce Department by Congress and President Nixon with a federal surtax to fund it and where it continues today. Mordecai Lee is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and the author of many books, including The First Presidential Communications Agency: FDR’s Office of Government Reports; The Philosopher-Lobbyist: John Dewey and the People’s Lobby, 1928–1940; and Get Things Moving! FDR, Wayne Coy, and the Office for Emergency Management, 1941–1943, all published by SUNY Press

See America First

See America First
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Author: Marguerite Shaffer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781588343857
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Smithsonian Institution

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national market, and a middle class with money and time to spend on leisure. Focusing on the See America First slogan and idea employed at different times by railroads, guidebook publishers, Western boosters, and Good Roads advocates, she describes both the modern marketing strategies used to promote tourism and the messages of patriotism and loyalty embedded in the tourist experience. She shows how tourists as consumers participated in the search for a national identity that could assuage their anxieties about American society and culture. Generously illustrated with images from advertisements, guidebooks, and travelogues, See America First demonstrates that the promotion of tourist landscapes and the consumption of tourist experiences were central to the development of an American identity.

See America First

See America First
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Author: Orville O. Hiestand
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781465552181
Release: 1922
Editor: Library of Alexandria

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The Way I See America

The Way I See America
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Author: Lara L. Carese,Tullio Dell'Immagine
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781312229556
Release: 2014-05-28
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A humorous look at life in America including it's customs, cultural diversity, politics, and daily life through the eyes of an Italian immigrant arriving on the East coast. Comparisons of American and Italian culture with a tongue in cheek perspective.

Adult Subject Catalog

Adult Subject Catalog
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Author: Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
Pages: 905
ISBN: UOM:39015036945601
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown

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Amazing Places to See in North America

Amazing Places to See in North America
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Author: Eric Peterson,David Lewis,Laura Sutherland
Pages: 318
ISBN: 1412716055
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

North America's stunning diversity of attractions offers something for everyone. Rediscover the famous places and unearth off-the-beaten-path gems with this collection of concise descriptions. Learn all about the continent's spectacular natural wonders, incredible collections of historic and artistic treasures, and marvels of architecture and engineering. The colorful summaries of more than 250 attractions are arranged by geographic area for easy trip planning. Includes rich photography, as well as easy-reference icons that identify the best kid-friendly attractions 6 1/2 X 6 1/2

How Does God See America

How Does God See America
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Author: Jim Denison,Ryan Denison
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0578483912
Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Unknown

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Bulletin

Bulletin
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Author: United States. Office of Education
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006500164
Release: 1937
Editor: Unknown

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National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015082929871
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The American Monthly Review of Reviews

The American Monthly Review of Reviews
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 16
ISBN: MINN:319510024394543
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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American Colloquy

American Colloquy
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Author: Leonard Lief,Hawke, David
Pages: 730
ISBN: UVA:X000234183
Release: 1963
Editor: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill [1963]

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Numismatic Art in America

Numismatic Art in America
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Author: Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule
Pages: 289
ISBN: PSU:000061520912
Release: 2007
Editor: Whitman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces American coinage from its tentative beginnings in 1792 Philadelphia into the 21st century. Vermeule explores the artistic heritage and merits of each coin, and analyzes the influence of the popular arts upon coin design.

The American Archivist

The American Archivist
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015071393782
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications."

Catalogue Subjects

Catalogue  Subjects
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Author: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Library
Pages: 237
ISBN: STANFORD:36105116555611
Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown

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A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
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Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
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Author: Richard Rothstein
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781631492860
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Liveright Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction) Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.

Directory of Corporate Affiliations

Directory of Corporate Affiliations
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015046783786
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Directory is indexed by name (parent and subsidiary), geographic location, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code, and corporate responsibility.

Caste

Caste
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Author: Isabel Wilkerson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780593230251
Release: 2020
Editor: Penguin Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. "An instant American classic."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times "As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.