Download E-books America's Role in a Changing World (Global Connections) PDF

By Douglas A. Phillips

"Global Connections" introduces heart university readers to the problems that impact state-of-the-art worldwide society. Tying jointly geography, background, technological know-how, social reviews, and economics, those attractive titles study key subject matters and their value to the U.S. and to the realm. every one name offers a balanced view of the way the rules and activities of a selected workforce or zone impact others, together with such complicated issues as international starvation, human rights, and terrorism. those well timed books should be useful assets for these attracted to studying in regards to the concerns within the information or assigned reviews on present occasions. Full-color maps and illustrations, plus informative charts, tables, and graphs, improve every one name. certain interactive 'Making Connections' boxed insets inspire scholars to have interaction in serious wondering those advanced concerns. Titles during this new sequence have been built with the nationwide social reports curriculum criteria in brain.

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Download E-books La implantacion del impuesto del papel sellado en indias (Biblioteca de la Academia Nacional de la Historia) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Maria Luisa Martinez de Salinas

María Luisa Martínez de Salinas, alumna del distinguido historiador Demetrio Ramos, en el Seminario de Historia de América de los angeles Universidad de Valladolid, España, nos brinda este trabajo sobre el siglo menos preferido por los investigadores, el XVII. Esta misma característica le da al libro un specific interés, en tanto que abre un camino en ese período, y más al tratarse de un estudio de carácter tributario: l. a. política financial de los Austrias.
Felipe IV y el Conde-Duque tuvieron serias preocupaciones hacendísticas: el problema de Flandes, las obligaciones derivadas de l. a. guerra de los años treinta y las deudas heredadas del siglo anterior. El remedio de estas angustias económicas parecía ser sólo el establecimiento de nuevos impuestos. “En ese ambiente de penuria, y como contribución para aminorarla, nació el Papel Sellado”. l. a. evolución de este impuesto, que empezó por ser un sistema de validación documental, refleja los angeles política financial de Felipe IV tanto para España como en América. Así, el libro nos muestra un perfil dejado en l. a. sombra de l. a. dinámica que en el siglo XVII instituyó parte significativa de nuestra historia.

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Download E-books Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty (Transnational Institute Series) PDF

A critique of why 3rd international poverty is so typical. starvation and malnutrition stalk the nations of the South. over the past two decades, because the populations of those nations have elevated, so too has mass poverty. during this severe research of Western reduction giving, Bello bargains a pursuasive argument that re-colonization of the 3rd international has been performed in the course of the corporations of the overseas Banks. Bello argues that "the Reagan management got here to energy with an time table to self-discipline the 3rd global" and in pursuing this coverage, the USA driven the area financial institution to shift its assets to "structural adjustment" lending. Such energy, Bello asserts, used to be "used through the Reagan treasury division to blast open 3rd global economies" and the end result of such activities has ended in reduce obstacles to relief of social welfare spending, salary cuts and devaluation of neighborhood currencies. Recipients of any lending from the West were compelled to just accept those guidelines, with disastrous effects.

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Download E-books Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States (Religion in America) PDF

By Dan McKanan

Among 1820 and 1860, American social reformers invited each person to spot God's photograph within the sufferers of conflict, slavery, and habit. Identifying a twin of God strains the subject matter of identification--and its liberal Christian roots--through the literature of social reform, targeting sentimental novels, temperance stories, and slave narratives, and invitations modern activists to restore the "politics of identification."

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Download E-books American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations (Screendecades) PDF

By Stephen Prince, Stephen Prince

In the course of the Nineteen Eighties, American cinema underwent huge, immense ameliorations. Blockbusters like Raiders of the misplaced Ark, E.T., and The Empire moves again grabbed large sales for the studios. on the comparable time, the expansion of domestic video resulted in new and inventive possibilities for self reliant movie creation, leading to some of the decade's top motion pictures. either huge- and small-scale filmmakers answered to the social, political, and cultural stipulations of the time. The two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan spawned a brand new chilly warfare with the Soviet Union, which Hollywood movie either embraced and critiqued. additionally in this time, Hollywood introduced a long-awaited cycle of movies concerning the Vietnam conflict, exploring its impression either at domestic and in a foreign country. yet technology fiction remained the era's such a lot renowned style, starting from upbeat fantasies to darkish, dystopic visions.

Bringing jointly unique essays by means of ten revered students within the box, American Cinema of the Nineteen Eighties examines the flicks that marked the last decade, together with traditional humans, physique warmth, Blade Runner, Zelig, Platoon, best Gun, extraterrestrial beings, Blue Velvet, Robocop, deadly appeal, Die demanding, Batman, and intercourse, lies & videotape.

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Download E-books Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency PDF

“A deft, filled-out portrait of the thirty-first president…by some distance the easiest, so much readable examine of Herbert Hoover’s presidency to this point” (Publishers Weekly) that pulls on infrequent and intimate resources to teach he used to be temperamentally unsuited for the job.

Herbert Clark Hoover used to be the thirty-first President of the USA. He served one time period, from 1929 to 1933. frequently thought of placid, passive, unsympathetic, or even paralyzed through nationwide occasions, Hoover confronted an uphill conflict within the face of the nice melancholy. Many historians brush off him as basically useless. yet in Herbert Hoover within the White House, Charles Rappleye investigates memoirs and diaries and hundreds of thousands of files stored through individuals of his cupboard and shut advisors to bare a truly assorted determine than the single usually portrayed. This “gripping” (Christian technology Monitor) biography indicates that the genuine Hoover lacked the instruments of leadership.

In public Hoover was once shy and retiring, yet in inner most Rappleye exhibits him to be a guy of ardour and occasionally of fury, a guy who intrigued opposed to his enemies whereas fulminating over plots opposed to him. Rappleye describes him as extra subtle and extra energetic in monetary coverage than is usually stated. We see Hoover looking at a sunny (and he idea ignorant) FDR at the horizon, experimenting with steps to alleviate the melancholy. The Hoover we see here—bright, good which means, energetic—lacked the only serious aspect to be triumphant as president. He had a firstclass brain and a second-class temperament.

Herbert Hoover within the White House is an item lesson within the most, possibly only, expertise had to be a profitable president—the temperament of management. This “fair-handed, strangely sympathetic new appraisal of the much-vilified president who was once confronted with the nation's plunge into the good Depression…fills an enormous area of interest in presidential scholarship” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Download E-books American Methodist Worship (Religion in America) PDF

By Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

"American Methodist Worship is the main finished historical past of worship between John Wesley's a number of American religious descendents that has ever been written. will probably be a foundational booklet for someone who needs to appreciate how American Methodists have worshipped."-Sacramental Life

"This groundbreaking learn may help to reshape the best way that we predict approximately early American Methodist worship and the way it connects to more moderen trends."-- The magazine of Religion

"Karen Westerfield Tucker's exhaustive exam of the heritage of yankee Methodist worship might certainly release a brand new style in liturgical historiography: denominational liturgical histories. The genius of this contribution is its comprehensiveness in analyzing for the 1st time the worship lifetime of an American ecclesiological tradition."--Doxology

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