Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination by Ben Campkin, Rosie Cox

By Ben Campkin, Rosie Cox

Dirt - and our rituals to remove it - are as a lot part of our daily lives as consuming, respiring and sound asleep. but this actual fact implies that we seldom query what we suggest by means of airborne dirt and dust. What do our attitudes to airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness let us know approximately ourselves and the societies we are living in? This cutting edge paintings exposes the pursuits which underlie daily conceptions of airborne dirt and dust and divulges how our principles approximately it are in detail sure up with problems with race, ethnicity, category, gender, sexuality and the physique. Exploring a large choice of settings - household, city and rural - it finds how attitudes to airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness turn into take place in strangely diversified methods, together with the rituals of demise and burial; architectural layout aesthetics; city infrastructure and regeneration; movie symbolism; and patron attitudes to food.A wealthy and difficult paintings that extends our realizing of the cultural manifestations of dust and cleanliness.

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Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New by Patricia Seed

By Patricia Seed

This paintings of comparative historical past explores the array of ceremonies that the English, the Spanish, the French, the Portuguese and the Dutch played to enact their taking ownership of the hot global. The ebook develops the ancient cultural contexts of those ceremonies, and tackles the consequences of those histories for modern geographical regions of the post-colonial period.

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The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era (The A to Z Guide Series) by Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

By Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

The A to Z of the Eisenhower period examines major contributors, agencies, and occasions in American political, monetary, social, and cultural background in this period in American heritage. as well as the masses of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, international relations, literature, technological know-how, activities, and pop culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and several other appendixes also are incorporated during this necessary reference.

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Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A by Ballard C Campbell

By Ballard C Campbell

Failures, injuries, and crises have profoundly formed American heritage - from the ravenous time at Jamestown, the smallpox epidemic throughout the innovative battle, and the 12 months and not using a summer season in 1816 to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the San Francisco earthquake, and the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001. not just have those catastrophic occasions upended lives and wreaked untold havoc, they've got frequently remodeled society, demarcating one period from one other and producing huge social change.Broadly outlined to surround a massive array of occasions that experience surprised the rustic, altered American lifestyles, and formed the nation's awareness, mess ups, injuries, and Crises in American background offers an exciting and informative account of U.S. heritage that may attract scholars, lecturers, and normal readers alike.Presented chronologically, this finished reference covers greater than 2 hundred of the main major life-altering mess ups from 1492 to the current, together with hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, massacres, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, epidemics, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, dam mess ups, environmental calamities, and lots more and plenty, even more. Written in narrative shape and signed by way of prime historians, each one article includes a truth field highlighting the most important info of the development and an attractive you-are-there structure, which permits readers a firsthand examine humans residing throughout the adventure. The old history and context of every catastrophe, twist of fate, or difficulty is explored, in addition to the reason and primary second of the development, the rapid and long-range reaction, and its lasting influence and enduring legacy. This illustrated reference features a variety of worthy reference good points, comparable to cross-references, a bibliography, an index, and an appendix with quite a few tables. Sidebars specialize in the improvement of catastrophe reaction, resembling the construction of the nationwide climate carrier, FEMA, and public health and wellbeing companies.

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The Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe by Jeffrey L. Singman

By Jeffrey L. Singman

We reflect on the center a long time barbaric, but the interval offered a few of our such a lot enduring icons, together with King Arthur's around desk, knights in shining armor, and the idealized noblewoman. during this brilliant historical past of the time, the medieval global involves existence in all its wealthy day-by-day adventure. discover what people's beds have been like, how frequently they washed, what they wore, what they cooked, how they labored, how they entertained themselves, how they wed, and what existence used to be like in a medieval village, citadel, or monastery. modern works of art and records additional light up this attention-grabbing old era.

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American Courage: Remarkable True Stories Exhibiting the by Herbert W., III Warden

By Herbert W., III Warden

This is the yank experience. This amazing quantity captures a powerful nation's spirit and the fortitude of these who helped to make it so. Drawn from striking firsthand bills and ancient writings, American Courage provides voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, squaddies, and pilots, between different heroes, in a outstanding selection of harrowing stories, spanning from the Mayflower's touchdown througSeptember eleven, 2001.

  • A Plymoutcolonist is held captive in the course of King Philip's battle.
  • George Washington crosses the Delaware.
  • Davy Crockett studies from contained in the Alamo.
  • General Longstreet recounts Pickett's cost at Gettysburg.
  • Sergeant York single-handedly captures 132 German soldiers.
  • Charles Lindbergflies around the Atlantic.
  • Nine Little Rock scholars desegregate valuable HigSchool.
  • Passengers on Flight ninety three overpower hijackers on 9/11.

With greater than 40 exciting precise bills of bravery, selflessness, and bold, the tales in American Courage show the guts and soul of our country.

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A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of by Frederic Ewen

By Frederic Ewen

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A Half-Century of Greatness paints a bright and dramatic photograph of the artistic considered mid- to overdue 19th century Europe and the impact of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It unearths usually unforeseen hyperlinks among novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and several other German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the nice Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen is going directly to hint the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the center class.

The ebook used to be reconstructed and edited by way of Dr. Jeffrey Wollock from Ewen’s ultimate manuscript. It contains the author's personal reference citations all through, a reconstructed bibliography, and an up to date “further studying” list.

This is Ewen’s final paintings, the long-lost better half to his Heroic Imagination. jointly, those books current a landscape of the social, political, and inventive points of eu Romanticism, in particular foreshadowing and complementing contemporary paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. someone attracted to what Lukacs referred to as “Romantic anticapitalism,”; who appreciates such books as Marshall Berman's Adventures in Marxism or E.P. Thompson's The Romantics (1997), will locate Ewen’s paintings a welcome addition.

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