A Concise History of New York

A Concise History of New York

With a clear and accessible narrative that brings the story of New York up to the present day, A Concise History of New York State is a vital resource for anyone studying or teaching the history of the Empire State.

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415819989

Category: History

Page: 316

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The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country's most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation's history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo's governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.
Categories: History

A Concise History of New Zealand

A Concise History of New Zealand

Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, S ̃ao Paulo, Delhi, Tokyo, Mexico City Cambridge University Press 477 Williamstown Road, ...

Author: Philippa Mein Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107663367

Category: History

Page: 368

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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.
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A Concise History of the New Deal

A Concise History of the New Deal

Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, this book argues that New Dealers were not "anticapitalist" in the ways in which they approached the problems confronting society.

Author: Jason Scott Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521700787

Category: History

Page: 226

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During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal carried out a program of dramatic reform to counter the unprecedented failures of the market economy exposed by the Great Depression. Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, this book argues that New Dealers were not "anticapitalist" in the ways in which they approached the problems confronting society. Rather, they were reformers who were deeply interested in fixing the problems of capitalism, if at times unsure of the best tools to use for the job. In undertaking their reforms, the New Dealers profoundly changed the United States in ways that still resonate today. Lively and engaging, this narrative history focuses on the impact of political and economic change on social and cultural relations.
Categories: History

New York State Peoples Places and Priorities

New York State  Peoples  Places  and Priorities

Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes ...

Author: Joanne Reitano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700040

Category: History

Page: 302

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The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.
Categories: History

The Global Economy A Concise History

The Global Economy  A Concise History

The chronological structure of the book is designed to help students memorize and understand key events. This book also discusses broader themes, such as convergence-divergence, growth and decline, development, and industrial revolutions.

Author: A. Colli

Publisher:

ISBN: 8892117343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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Categories: Business & Economics

Samurai

Samurai

"A book about the samurai from their origins to their disappearance. It dispels a lot of myths about the samurai one might encounter in popular culture.

Author: Michael Wert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190932947

Category: HISTORY

Page: 118

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"A book about the samurai from their origins to their disappearance. It dispels a lot of myths about the samurai one might encounter in popular culture. It describes samurai life, work, philosophy, and warfare as it changed over time from the eighth to the nineteenth century. It covers what samurai were doing when they weren't fighting, and how women and families played a role in forming the samurai class. I also describe how samurai struggled with the crisis of becoming sword-wearing bureaucrats instead of mighty warriors from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries"--
Categories: HISTORY

A Concise History of the Modern World

A Concise History of the Modern World

New, J.F., The Renaissance and the Reformation: A Short History, New York, 1969. Nogueira, A.F., The Third World, London, 1967. Oliver, R. and A. Atmore, ...

Author: William Woodruff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349133338

Category: History

Page: 297

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In an ever-shrinking world, the need for a global perspective in dealing with the modern world has become acute. This book attempts to provide such a perspective by investigating the major changes in geopolitics and world economy during the past 500 years. However compact, it enables us to understand the present unravelling of Communism and the growing challenge from Asia to Western Superiority. It is shown that in so many ways the problems of the contemporary world spring from the unprecedented era of western domination, which the non-western world is now trying to unlive.
Categories: History

A Concise History of American Antisemitism

A Concise History of American Antisemitism

Hermann Sinsheimer , Shylock : The History of a Character ( New York , 1968 ) , 104-105 . 128. M. M. Mahood , ed . , The Merchant of Venice ( Cambridge ...

Author: Robert Michael

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742543137

Category: History

Page: 233

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A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity's negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. It also demonstrates that anti-Semitism led to certain behaviors in some United States officials that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Clear and forceful, A Concise History of American Antisemitism is an important work for undergraduate course use and for the general public interested in the roots of the current rash of anti-Semitism.
Categories: History

A Concise History of the Jewish People

A Concise History of the Jewish People

New Haven , CT , 1952 . Roth , Cecil . Doña Gracia . Philadelphia , 1947 . Gleanings . New York , 1967 . History of the Jews of Italy .

Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742543668

Category: History

Page: 347

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This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.
Categories: History

World War II in Europe A Concise History

World War II in Europe  A Concise History

New York: Henry Holt, 2007. Bastable, Jonathan. Voicesfrom Stalingrad: Nemesis on the Volga. Newton Abbot, UK: David and Charles, 2006. Bartov, Omer.

Author: Marvin Perry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285401799

Category: History

Page: 352

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WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY offers readers an engaging, clear, and comprehensive overview of the war that includes all of the key concepts, recent scholarship, and, where applicable, conflicting interpretations, while avoiding the complex data and schemata that tend to overwhelm non-specialists. Special attention is given to the human experience during the war, including extensive coverage of the Holocaust, and numerous quotations from relevant primary sources are integrated throughout the narrative, bringing the events to life. The text also covers the war's lasting effects on European history as well as population transfers, the treatment of collaborators and war criminals, the ordeal of Jewish survivors, changing German responses to the Nazi era, the emergence of the Cold War, and steps toward European integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

A Concise History of Euthanasia

A Concise History of Euthanasia

Jacques Barzun , From Dawn to Decadence : 500 Years of Western Cultural Life ( New York : HarperCollins , 2000 ) , 472-473 . 12.

Author: Ian Dowbiggin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742531112

Category: History

Page: 163

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Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.
Categories: History

Yugoslavia A Concise History

Yugoslavia  A Concise History

Cuvalo, A., The Croatian National Movement 1966–72 (New York, 1990). Denitch B., The Legitimation of a Revolution (New Haven, CT/London, 1976).

Author: L. Benson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403997203

Category: History

Page: 221

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Yugoslavia: A Concise History surveys the whole turbulent course of the country's history, in the context of the struggles between great powers for control of the Balkans. Torn apart by nationalist rivalries, the first Yugoslavia lapsed into paralysis and dictatorship. Axis occupation in 1941 unleashed a murderous civil war, in which the Communist Party emerged victorious. Tito's Yugoslavia appeared to the world as a peaceful, multi-national federation, but in the end disintegrated amid barbarism unknown in Europe for half a century. This revised and fully updated edition explains why, and takes the events up to the arrest of Milosevic in 2001and beyond.
Categories: History

A Concise History of Hong Kong

A Concise History of Hong Kong

Neither a nostalgic celebration nor a condemnation of British colonialism, the book explores Hong Kong from four interlinked angles Chinese history, British colonial history, world history, and as a place with its own unique identity.

Author: John Mark Carroll

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742534227

Category: History

Page: 270

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John Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Neither a nostalgic celebration nor a condemnation of British colonialism, the book explores Hong Kong from four interlinked angles Chinese history, British colonial history, world history, and as a place with its own unique identity. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.
Categories: History

A Concise History of History

A Concise History of History

Green, Anna and Kathleen Troup (eds), The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory (New York and Manchester, ...

Author: Daniel Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426190

Category: History

Page: 334

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An incisive account of the entire history of historical writing worldwide by one of the leading intellects in the field.
Categories: History

The Concise History of Woman Suffrage

The Concise History of Woman Suffrage

American Equal Rights Association , New York City , New York , May 9 , 1867 235 Document 27 ( II : 213-20 ) : Resolutions and Debate , First Annual Meeting ...

Author: Paul Buhle

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252072766

Category: History

Page: 468

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The massive size of the original six-volume History of Woman Suffrage has likely limited its impact on the lives of the women who benefitted from the efforts of the pioneering suffragists. By collecting miscellanies like state suffrage reports and speeches of every sort without interpretation or restraint, the set was often neglected as impenetrable. In their Concise History of Woman Suffrage, Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle have revitalized this classic text by carefully selecting from among its best material. The eighty-two chosen documents, now including interpretative introductory material by the editors, give researchers easy access to material that the original work's arrangement often caused readers to ignore or to overlook. The volume contains the work of many reform agitators, among them Angelina Grimké, Lucy Stone, Carrie Chapman Catt, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Howard Shaw, Jane Addams, Sojourner Truth, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Ida Husted Harper.
Categories: History

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

Culture and History in Eastern Europe. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. Hupchick, Dennis P., and Harold E. Cox. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of ...

Author: D. Hupchick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137048172

Category: History

Page: 130

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The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe is a lucid and authoritative guide to a full understanding of the complicated history of Eastern Europe. Addressing the need for a comprehensive map collection for reference and classroom use, this volume includes fifty two two-colour full page maps which are each accompanied by a facing page of explanatory text to provide a useful aid in physical geography and in an area's political development over time. The maps illustrate key moments in East European history from the Middle Ages to the present, in a way that is immediate and comprehensible. Lecturers and students will find it to be an indispensable and affordable classroom and reference tool, and general readers will enjoy it for its clarity and wealth of information.
Categories: History

A Concise History Of American Painting And Sculpture

A Concise History Of American Painting And Sculpture

New York: Viking, 1972. Huntington, David. Art and the Excited Spirit: America in the Romantic Period. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1972.

Author: Matthew Baigell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429982354

Category: Art

Page: 464

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This clear, thorough, and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their works, outlines the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, and includes 409 illustrations integrated with the text. Although some determining factors in American art are considered, Matthew Baigell views the rich and diverse achievements of American art as the result of the efforts and talents of a pluralistic society rather than as fitting into a particular mold.This edition includes corrections and revisions to the text, an updated bibliography, and 13 new illustrations.
Categories: Art

The Irish Experience Since 1800 A Concise History

The Irish Experience Since 1800  A Concise History

A Concise History Thomas E. Hachey, Lawrence J. McCaffrey. Farrell, Sean. ... New York: Overlook Press, 2004. Finnan, Joseph P. Redmond and Irish Unity, ...

Author: Thomas E. Hachey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317456117

Category: History

Page: 304

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This rich and readable history of modern Ireland covers the political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural dimensions of the country's development from the origins of the Irish Question to the present day. In this edition, a new introductory chapter covers the period prior to Union and a new concluding chapter takes Ireland into the twenty-first century. All material has as been substantially revised and updated to reflect more recent scholarship as well as developments during the eventful years since the previous edition. The text is richly supplemented with maps, photographs, and an extensive bibliography. There is no comparable brief, multidimensional history of modern Ireland.
Categories: History

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

... The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (New York, 1997); Roy Porter, ed., The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine ...

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ISBN: 9780230211209

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