American Colossus


Author: H. W. Brands
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385533586
Category: History
Page: 512
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In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century saw the wholesale transformation of America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant. Driven by unfathomably wealthy and powerful businessmen like J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, armies of workers, both male and female, were harnessed to a new vision of massive industry. A society rooted in the soil became one based in cities, and legions of immigrants were drawn to American shores. What’s more, in accomplishing its revolution, capitalism threatened to eclipse American democracy. “What do I care about the law?” bellowed Cornelius Vanderbilt. “Hain’t I got the power?” He did, and with it he and the other capitalists reshaped every aspect of American life. In American Colossus, H.W. Brands portrays the emergence, in a remarkably short time, of a recognizably modern America. The capitalist revolution left not a single area or aspect of American life untouched. It roared across the South, wrenching that region from its feudal past and integrating the southern economy into the national one. It burst over the West, dictating the destruction of Native American economies and peoples, driving the exploitation of natural resources, and making the frontier of settlement a business frontier as well. It crashed across the urban landscape of the East and North, turning cities into engines of wealth and poverty, opulence and squalor. It swamped the politics of an earlier era, capturing one major party and half of the other, inspiring the creation of a third party and determining the issues over which all three waged some of the bitterest battles in American history. Brands’s spellbinding narrative beautifully depicts the oil gushers of western Pennsylvania, the rise, in Chicago, of the first skyscraper, the exploration of the Colorado River, the cattle drives of the West, and the early passionate sparks of union life. By 1900 the America he portrays is wealthier than ever, yet prosperity is precarious, inequality rampant, and democracy stretched thin. American Colossus is an unforgettable portrait of the years when the contest between capitalism and democracy was at its sharpest, and capitalism triumphed.

Die unbarmherzige Revolution

eine Geschichte des Kapitalismus
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783867741354
Category:
Page: 686
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In ihrer großen Geschichte des Kapitalismus erzählt Joyce Appleby die Geschichte unseres Wirtschaftssystems: von den großen Entdeckungen der Portugiesen, vom Sklavenhandel über die industrielle Revolution bis zur Globalisierung der Gegenwart, und beschreibt schließlich unsere ökonomische und auch kulturelle Identität, die so sehr vom Kapitalismus geprägt ist. Messerscharf seziert sie die guten und die schlechten Seiten des Kapitalismus und beschreibt, was der Kapitalismus mit den Menschen macht. Eine mitreißende Lektüre für alle, die von der "unbarmherzigen Revolution" profitieren oder an ihr verzweifeln.

Greed is Good and Other Fables

Office Life in Popular Culture
Author: Tony Osborne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385750
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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This book spans three centuries of popular entertainment and everyday culture, showcasing both mainstream and submerged channels and voices to examine how once reviled business values gained supremacy and poisoned the American spirit.

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3741821977
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

The Fight to Vote


Author: Michael Waldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501116487
Category: History
Page: 384
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Examines "a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on 'the consent of the governed.' From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders' debates to today's challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United"--Dust jacket flap.

Mord im Auftrag Gottes

eine Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492242769
Category:
Page: 478
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24. Juli 1984, USA: Allen Lafferty findet seine Frau bestialisch ermordet auf dem Küchenfußboden. Seine Tochter liegt in ihrem Kinderbettchen - auch sie ist tot. Die Mörder glaubten, sie handelten im Auftrag von Gott. Warum? Eine alarmierende Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus von Jon Krakauer, Autor des Bestsellers >In eisige Höhen. Eine große Reportage über die nahezu unglaubliche Geschichte und Gegenwart einer fundamentalistischen Bewegung im Herzen des aufgeklärten Westens.

The Labyrinth of North American Identities


Author: Philip Resnick
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605545
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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What exactly does it mean to be North American? Europeans have been engaged in a long-running debate about the meaning and nature of Europe. The Labyrinth of North American Identities generates a similar discussion in the context of North America: what do we learn about North America as a unit and its individual countries when we explore the idea of a shared North American identity? Combining cultural, anthropological, historical, political, economic, and religious considerations, Philip Resnick acknowledges the relative differences in power and influence of the United States and its North American neighbours but digs deeper to uncover shared characteristics that constitute a labyrinth of North American identities unrestricted by national boundaries. To date, discussions of North America have largely revolved around the often technical implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or US homeland security. What has been lacking, by contrast, is a culturally-driven set of reflections. This book examines the legacy of indigenous cultures; the role of organized religion; pathways to independence; the role of imperial languages; manifest destiny; market capitalism and its limitations; democratic practices and failures; diverging uses of the state; new world utopias and dystopias; regional identities; and civilizational perspectives. What results is a vision of North America that defies any top-down attempt to impose a homogeneous "North Americanness."

Time, Will, and Purpose

Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce
Author: Randall E. Auxier
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698533
Category: Philosophy
Page: 448
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Josiah Royce (1855–1916) has had a major influence on American intellectual life — both popular movements and cutting-edge thought — but his name often went unmentioned while his ideas marched forward. The leading American proponent of absolute idealism, Royce has come back into fashion in recent years. With several important new books appearing, the formation of a Josiah Royce Society, and the re-organization of the Royce papers at Harvard, the time is ripe for Time, Will, and Purpose. Randall Auxier delves into the primary texts written by Royce to retrieve the most poignant ideas, the ideas we need most in the present day, while he also offers a new framework for understanding the development of Royce’s philosophy. Auxier responds to everything that has been written about Royce, both early and recent.

Twelve Years a Slave

Die wahre Geschichte
Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492967086
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.

Federalism and Subsidiarity

NOMOS LV
Author: James E. Fleming,Jacob T Levy
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479875554
Category: Law
Page: 464
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In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. What are the best justifications for and conceptions of federalism? What are the most useful criteria for deciding what powers should be allocated to national governments and what powers reserved to state or provincial governments? What are the implications of the principle of subsidiarity for such questions? What should be the constitutional standing of cities in federations? Do we need to “remap” federalism to reckon with the emergence of translocal and transnational organizations with porous boundaries that are not reflected in traditional jurisdictional conceptions? Examining these questions and more, this latest installation in the NOMOS series sheds new light on the allocation of power within federations.

American Stories, Revel Access Card

A History of the United States
Author: H. W. Brands,Timothy H. Breen,R. Hal Williams,Ariela J Gross,William Smith Mason Professor of American History T H Breen
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133870336
Category: History
Page: 928
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REVEL for "American Stories: A History of the United States," Third Edition enables students to explore America s rich and complex past. A streamlined, powerful narrative takes students beyond an assortment of facts so they can truly learn the story of our nation. Throughout, REVEL for "American Stories "engages students through coverage of the dilemmas, choices, and decisions made by the American people, as well as by their leaders, that helped shape America. As a result, REVEL for " "American Storie"s" vividly connects these American people and their decisions with time and place, enabling students to think both critically and historically. 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: 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."

U.S. History DeMYSTiFieD


Author: Stephanie Muntone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071754636
Category: History
Page: 476
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Details American history and its important men and women with step-by-step guidance, expert tricks, and quizzes.

World History DeMYSTiFieD


Author: Stephanie Muntone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071754539
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Dominate world history! World History DeMYSTiFieD gives you the opportunity to learn this subject at your own pace. Master topics such as important dates; the great civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome Empires; the scientific developments of the Ancient Egyptians; the various dynasties of China; as well as fun and interesting facts. The book helps you truly comprehend this challenging subject a without overwhelming you with complexities or mystifying jargon. World History DeMYSTiFieD features: Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you’re going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses “Still Struggling?” icon offers specific recommendations for when you're having difficulty with certain subtopics Includes a final exam for overall self-assessment “Curriculum Tree” shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum

Sie schufen Amerika

die Gründergeneration von John Adams bis George Washington
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406528293
Category:
Page: 372
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Revel for American Stories Access Card

A History of the United States
Author: H W Brands,Timothy H Breen,Ariela J. Gross,R H Williams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780135255049
Category:
Page: 928
View: 3477

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REVEL for American Stories: A History of the United States, Third Edition enables students to explore America's rich and complex past. A streamlined, powerful narrative takes students beyond an assortment of facts so they can truly learn the story of our nation. Throughout, REVEL for American Stories engages students through coverage of the dilemmas, choices, and decisions made by the American people, as well as by their leaders, that helped shape America. As a result, REVEL for American Stories vividly connects these American people and their decisions with time and place, enabling students to think both critically and historically. REVEL(TM) 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.

Revel for American Stories -- Combo Access Card


Author: H W Brands,Timothy H Breen,Ariela J. Gross,R H Williams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780135255056
Category:
Page: 496
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REVEL for American Stories: A History of the United States, Third Edition enables students to explore America's rich and complex past. A streamlined, powerful narrative takes students beyond an assortment of facts so they can truly learn the story of our nation. Throughout, REVEL for American Stories engages students through coverage of the dilemmas, choices, and decisions made by the American people, as well as by their leaders, that helped shape America. As a result, REVEL for American Stories vividly connects these American people and their decisions with time and place, enabling students to think both critically and historically. REVEL(TM) 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.