American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011-09-29
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781101544457

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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

All about the USA

All about the USA
Author: Milada Broukal,Peter Murphy
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 0201346737

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Designed for English as a second language students, this text provides information about the United States, promotes cross-cultural learning while strengthening reading, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and writing skills.

All about the USA 1

All about the USA 1
Author: Milada Broukal
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2008
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 0136138926

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"All about the USA 1 is a low-beginning reader for English language students. It is divided into seven general knowledge areas, which are presented with colorful art and an optional culture quiz. Each part has three units that introduce typical American people, places, and things, providing students with essential information about the USA and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. The vocabulary and structures used in the text have been carefully controlled to help students gain fluency and confidence"--P. v.

The Reasons for All the USA s Annual Federal Holidays

The Reasons for All the USA   s Annual Federal Holidays
Author: Alan Bruce Clark, PhD
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2023
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781684891313

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This book is the result of Dr. Alan Bruce (A. Bruce) Clark’s decades of study, and it discusses the impact of the world’s major events upon the Annual, Federal Holidays of the United States of America, which start with New Year’s Day and end with Christmas Day. Dr. Clark wrote corporate histories for Historic Houston, a book that President George H. W. Bush also helped write and Dr. Clark, for several years, wrote the monthly feature articles in the E. W. Forbes Report, which received written praise from many world-renown leaders, including Dr. Denton Cooley who performed the first heart transplant in the USA. He wrote these articles before the death of Elroy Forbes, a Vietnam War veteran exposed to Agent Orange and honored by multiple Houston mayors with an "E. W. Forbes Day." ​​​​​​​​​​ In a strict sense, there are no national holidays when every person living in the United States is not working. However, there are eleven holidays that the Federal Government of the USA declared as annual celebrations. Five of these holidays occur on specific dates, provided the calendar days do not occur on weekends, while the dates for the other six holidays vary from year to year. This book is the result of Professor Clark’s providing handouts to his students about each Annual Federal Holiday, and their encouraging Alan Bruce Clark, PhD to compile the articles into an easy-to-read, interesting book. Dr. Clark wrote this book to show the terrific contributions made to America by those of different racial heritages, genders and creeds. As for Dr. Clark's ancestry it includes those who came to the United States on the Mayflower and his predecessors are buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Waverly, Pennsylvania along with the Underground Railroad African-Americans they supported. Thus, this work incorporated insights provided by African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native-Americans. As noted, even the New Year's celebration, which did not originally occur on January 1, has elements of the world's major ethnic groups. History buffs, patriotic Americans, teachers wanting a unique required textbook for their students, librarians, active military personnel, veterans, children, teenagers, young adults, retirees, seniors, citizens, residents, business leaders, community leaders, political leaders, unions and even those who do business with American companies and/or are contemplating a visit or moving to the "land of opportunity" will greatly benefit from this book. This is due to its providing details on the history and customs behind the New Year's Day, Birthday of Martin Luther, King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Celebrations. This book even has events planned through 2025 and is dedicated to all Americans past, present and future. It is because of their devotion, determination and hard work that the United States became a great nation and that it can become even better.​​​​​​​ Each annual holiday has its own rich heritage, which all Americans, regardless of their personal beliefs, can appreciate and respect. The reason is that the sacrifices of others made the USA great. More importantly, the United States can become even better with your dedication and commitment. Having said these things, it is hoped that you will enjoy this trip through the Annual Federal Holidays of the United States of America! Businesspersons can give this book to clients, employees and schools. Likewise, government officials can present this book to military personnel and other public servants to let them know that their efforts are deeply appreciated, while teachers can order this book for their history, American culture and U.S. citizenship courses. Dr. Clark thanks you for your interest in this book and hopes that it will bless you in a very special way.

China the USA and Capitalism s Last Crusade

China  the USA and Capitalism s Last Crusade
Author: William Briggs
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-10-29
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781789047684

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As the sun rises on China and sets on America, the world holds its breath. China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade looks at the rise of China and the decline of the USA but from a different angle. William Briggs argues that this struggle for economic supremacy is being played out against a much bigger backdrop; the decline of the economic structure of capitalism. In this sense, the decline of the USA is portrayed as that larger economic decline in microcosm. Briggs examines the relationship between state and capital, of how capitalism came to dominate the world, and of the historical, political and economic rise of both the USA and China. He shows that the struggle between the two nations has little to do with cultural, historical, demographic, political or ideological differences, but with what they have in common. Despite the portrayal of China as being ‘socialist’ it functions as a capitalist economy in the globalised capitalist world. While its journey to capitalism may have differed, the end point is the same and this is why there is such animosity, such conflict, such acrimony between the two states.

50 Cities of the U S A

50 Cities of the U S A
Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publsiher: Wide Eyed Editions
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-09-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781786031723

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From Anchorage to Washington D.C., take a trip through America’s well-loved cities with this unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food, and monuments. Explore skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks, and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. Cities include Anchorage • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Birmingham • Boise • Boston • Burlington • Charleston • Charlotte • Cheyenne • Chicago • Cleveland • Columbus • Denver • Detroit • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston • Indianapolis • Jacksonville • Kansas City • Las Vegas • Little Rock • Los Angeles • Louisville • Memphis • Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis-St. Paul • Nashville • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Newport • Oklahoma City • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburgh • Portland, ME • Portland, OR • Rapid City • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Santa Fe • Seattle • St. Louis • Tucson • Virginia Beach • Washington, D.C. The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life. Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013-08-23
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780262019385

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An argument that America's economy needs a strong and innovative manufacturing sector and the jobs it creates.

The 50 States

The 50 States
Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publsiher: Wide Eyed Editions
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2015-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781847807113

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Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! Page Plan 1 Title Page 2-3 USA country map/contents page 4-103 State maps 104-105 State flags 106-107 Historic events 108-109 Presidents 110-111 Index