Rediscovering Jacob Riis

Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Author: Bonnie Yochelson,Daniel Czitrom

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618286X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Jacob Riis (1849-1914) was the author of How the Other Half Lives (1890). This study of his life and work includes excerpts from Riis s diary, chronicling romance, poverty, temptation, and, after many false starts, employment as a writer and reformer. In the second half, Yochelson describes how Riis used photography to shock and influence his readers. The authors describe Riis s intellectual education and discuss the influence of How the Other Half Lives on urban history. It shows that Riis argued for charity rather than social justice; but the fact that he understood what it was to be homeless did humanize Riis s work, and that work has continued to inspire reformers. Yochelson focuses on how Riis came to obtain his now famous images, how they were manipulated for publication, and their influence on the young field of photography."
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Die Ordnung des Sozialen

Väter und Familien in der amerikanischen Geschichte seit 1770

Author: Jürgen Martschukat

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398494

Category: History

Page: 474

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Aus einem völlig neuen Blickwinkel präsentiert Jürgen Martschukat die Geschichte der USA. Er schildert zentrale Themen wie die Sklaverei, die Besiedelung des Westens, die Einwanderung aus Europa oder die Große Depression anhand einzelner Familien. Dabei stehen vor allem die Väter im Mittelpunkt. Jedes Kapitel zoomt nah an die Personen heran: an den Sklavenvater, der nur einen Teil seiner Familie freikaufen kann, an das Mädchen, das mit seinem Vater gen Westen aufbricht, oder an den Arbeitslosen, der die Aufgabe des Ernährers an seine Frau abgeben muss. Diese Geschichten fügen sich zu einem historischen Gesamtbild, das Menschen in vielfältigen Lebensentwürfen darstellt. Und doch, so zeigt sich, war das familiäre Ideal vom männlichen Ernährer und der Hausfrau und Mutter stets präsent. So wurde und wird mittels der Familie eine Ordnung des Sozialen hergestellt, an der die Menschen auf unterschiedliche Weise teilhaben - eine Erkenntnis, die den Kern amerikanischer Geschichte und Gegenwart offenlegt.
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The Black Skyscraper

Architecture and the Perception of Race

Author: Adrienne Brown

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421423847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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With the development of the first skyscrapers in the 1880s, urban built environments could expand vertically as well as horizontally. Tall buildings emerged in growing cities to house and manage the large and racially diverse populations of migrants and immigrants flocking to their centers following Reconstruction. Beginning with Chicago’s early 10-story towers and concluding with the 1931 erection of the 110-story Empire State Building, Adrienne Brown’s The Black Skyscraper provides a detailed account of how scale and proximity shape our understanding of race. Over the next half-century, as city skylines grew, American writers imagined the new urban backdrop as an obstacle to racial differentiation. Examining works produced by writers, painters, architects, and laborers who grappled with the early skyscraper’s outsized and disorienting dimensions, Brown explores this architecture’s effects on how race was seen, read, and sensed at the turn of the twentieth century. In lesser-known works of apocalyptic science fiction, light romance, and Jazz Age melodrama, as well as in more canonical works by W. E. B. Du Bois, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aaron Douglas, and Nella Larsen, the skyscraper mediates the process of seeing and being seen as a racialized subject. From its distancing apex—reducing bodies to specks—to the shadowy mega-blocks it formed at street level, Brown argues that the skyscraper called attention to the malleable nature of perception. A highly interdisciplinary work, The Black Skyscraper reclaims the influence of race on modern architectural design as well as the less-well-understood effects these designs had on the experience and perception of race.
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Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

Author: Richard Zacks

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534027

Category: History

Page: 368

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A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures. From the Hardcover edition.
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Italy in early American cinema

race, landscape, and the picturesque

Author: Giorgio Bertellini

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 443

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Giorgio Bertellini traces the origins of American cinema's century-long fascination with Italy and Italian immigrants to the popularity of the pre-photographic aesthetic -- the picturesque. Once associated with landscape painting in northern Europe, the picturesque came to symbolize Mediterranean Europe through comforting views of distant landscapes and exotic characters. Showing readers how this aesthetic was transferred from 19th-century American painters to early 20th-century American filmmakers, Bertellini moves from the picturesque in silent films to the Godfather trilogy, perhaps the definitive example of the picturesque in modern cinema. Italy in Early American Cinema offers readings of early films that pay close attention to how landscape representations that were related to narrative settings and filmmaking locations conveyed distinct ideas about racial difference and national destiny.
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Humanities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Humanistic

Page: N.A

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A People's History of Poverty in America

Author: Stephen Pimpare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 322

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A comprehensive report on poverty from the perspectives of poor and welfare-reliant Americans analyzes the country's charity and aid systems, illuminates the struggles of the underprivileged for survival and respect, and shares anecdotal observations about how the poor view themselves. 12,500 first printing.
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Out of Many, Combined Volume, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134255323

Category: History

Page: 928

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase "both" the physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134126831 / ISBN-13: 9780134126838. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205958516 / ISBN-13: 9780205958511 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. "For courses in U.S. History" Show students how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America "Out of Many: A History of the American People," Eighth Edition offers a distinctive and relevant approach to American history, highlighting the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The only American history text with a truly continental perspective, "Out of Many" offers community vignettes from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. By focusing on particular communities and regions, "Out of Many" weaves the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. Also available with MyHistoryLab(r) MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. "Out of Many: A History of the American People," Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. "
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Out of Many

A History of the American People

Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan Armitage

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136015659

Category: History

Page: 909

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Out of many, you experience America's history! Out of Many was the first American history college text to put the diversity of America's peoples at the center of our historical experience. The sixth edition continues this tradition as the narrative weaves the distinct experiences and voices of northerners, southerners, and westerners, of African Americans, Latinos, and immigrants, of women and men, throughout each chapter. The author team developed a continental approach to the American past, demonstrating how each region has been closely linked to the broader currents of global development. It is our hope that Out of Many will best help students understand the history that has produced the increasingly complex America of the twenty-first century because out of many, you experience America's history! The Teaching & Learning Classroom (TLC) edition of the highly successful Out of Many, provides your students with the most help available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture.A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support make this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.
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Revel for Out of Many

A History of the American People, Combo Access Card

Author: Professor John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Susan H. Armitage,Daniel Czitrom

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780135193112

Category:

Page: 496

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REVEL(TM) for Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition offers a distinctive and relevant approach to American history, highlighting the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The only American history text with a truly continental perspective, REVEL for Out of Many offers community vignettes - from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West - that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. By focusing on particular communities and regions, REVEL for Out of Many weaves the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience. In addition to this access code, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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Out of Many, Combined Volume

Author: John M Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205955282

Category: History

Page: 1088

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Out of Many is a coherent narrative of American history that offers insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. The text reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. The updated edition features new and expanded coverage of a wide variety of topics in addition to MyHistoryLab tools that connect the text to interactive online learning tools to bring U.S. history to life.
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Revel for Out of Many

A History of the American People -- Combo Access Card

Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Susan H. Armitage,Daniel H Czitrom

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780135286463

Category:

Page: 9998

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For courses in U.S. History Show students how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America Revel(TM) Out of Many: A History of the American People focuses on particular communities and regions to weave the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. Approaching American history from a truly continental perspective, authors John Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan Armitage present vignettes -- from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West -- that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. Updated with the latest data throughout, the 9th Edition emphasizes the impact of social and economic inequality on contemporary American life from 1974 to the present. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience. In addition to this access code, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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Out of Many

A History of the American People

Author: Mari Jo Buhle,John Mack Faragher,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136149569

Category: History

Page: 927

View: 6815

Out of many, you experience America's history! Out of Many was the first American history college text to put the diversity of America's peoples at the center of our historical experience. The sixth edition continues this tradition as the narrative weaves the distinct experiences and voices of northerners, southerners, and westerners, of African Americans, Latinos, and immigrants, of women and men, throughout each chapter. The author team developed a continental approach to the American past, demonstrating how each region has been closely linked to the broader currents of global development. It is our hope that Out of Many will best help students understand the history that has produced the increasingly complex America of the twenty-first century because out of many, you experience America's history!
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Out of Many Revel Access Card

A History of the American People

Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Susan H. Armitage,Daniel H Czitrom

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780135233375

Category:

Page: 9998

View: 8718

For courses in U.S. History Show students how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America Revel(TM) Out of Many: A History of the American People focuses on particular communities and regions to weave the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. Approaching American history from a truly continental perspective, authors John Faragher, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan Armitage present vignettes -- from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West -- that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. Updated with the latest data throughout, the 9th Edition emphasizes the impact of social and economic inequality on contemporary American life from 1974 to the present. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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Revel for Out of Many Access Card

Author: Professor John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Susan H. Armitage,Daniel Czitrom

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780135193129

Category:

Page: 496

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REVEL(TM) for Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition offers a distinctive and relevant approach to American history, highlighting the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The only American history text with a truly continental perspective, REVEL for Out of Many offers community vignettes - from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West - that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. By focusing on particular communities and regions, REVEL for Out of Many weaves the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: This Revel Combo Access pack includes a Revel access code plus a loose-leaf print reference (delivered by mail) to complement your Revel experience. In addition to this access code, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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Schlachtbank Düppel

18. April 1864 ; die Geschichte einer Schlacht

Author: Tom Buk-Swienty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940731722

Category:

Page: 360

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Dokumentarisk beretning om Danmarks krig mod to tyske stormagter, Prøjsen og Østrig i 1864 - om vejen til Dybbøl og det politiske spil i København og Berlin under krigen. Men først og fremmest om de soldater, officerer, feltlæger og krigskorrespondenter, der oplevede krigen og det blodige slag
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Über Fotografie

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446202528

Category:

Page: 185

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Die Gärten von New York

Author: Veronika Hofer,Betsy Pinover Schiff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777420912

Category:

Page: 236

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New York eine Stadt der Gärten? Kaum zu glauben, aber die Metropole am Hudson ist ein Eldorado der Gartenkünste. Das Buch zeigt die Gärten New Yorks in ihren schönsten Exemplaren, von den Gärten in öffentlichen Parks über die luxuriösen Dachanlagen bis zu den privaten Refugien im Herzen Manhattans.
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Ansel Adams at 100

die grosse Retrospektive

Author: John Szarkowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884725085

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 192

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