The American

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ISBN: 153526439X
Release Date: 2016-12-07
Number of pages: 208
Author: Henry James
Publisher:

Download and read online The American in PDF and EPUB The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876-77 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th-century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family.The American was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World. James originally conceived the novel as a reply to Alexandre Dumas, fils' play L'�trang�re, which presented Americans as crude and disreputable. While Newman is occasionally too forward or cocksure, his honesty and optimism offer a much more favorable view of America's potential.


The American Fistiana

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN5RSW
Release Date: 1849
Number of pages: 28
Author:
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We are Americans

Filename: we-are-americans.pdf
ISBN: 9781579223762
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 161
Author: William Perez
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Download and read online We are Americans in PDF and EPUB About 2.4 million children and young adults under 24 years of age are undocumented. Brought by their parents to the US as minorsmany before they had reached their teensthey account for about one-sixth of the total undocumented population. Illegal through no fault of their own, some 65,000 undocumented students graduate from the nation's high schools each year. They cannot get a legal job, and face enormous barriers trying to enter college to better themselvesand yet America is the only country they know and, for many, English is the only language they speak.


Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005005280
Release Date: 1864
Number of pages: 609
Author: Lorenzo Sabine
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

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The American Revolution

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ISBN: 0313317925
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 218
Author: Joseph C. Morton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The American Revolution in PDF and EPUB This well-rounded reference source on America's war for independence features essays, biographies, and primary documents.


Vladimir Nabokov

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ISBN: 0691024715
Release Date: 1993-01
Number of pages: 783
Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Vladimir Nabokov in PDF and EPUB The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.


The American Marathon

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ISBN: 0815605730
Release Date: 1999-01
Number of pages: 217
Author: Pamela Cooper
Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Download and read online The American Marathon in PDF and EPUB The first in-depth study of the marathon as a cultural performance. Encompasses more than a century from the fledgling days of the footrace in the 1890s to the popular contemporary marathons that have become corporate-sponsored institutions.


American Photography and the American Dream

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ISBN: 0807843083
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 341
Author: James Guimond
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online American Photography and the American Dream in PDF and EPUB Looks at how documentary photographers have contested the idea of the American dream, and discusses the work of Francis Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, William Klein, Diane Arbus, and Robert Frank


The American Revolution

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ISBN: 9781429931311
Release Date: 2003-01-08
Number of pages: 304
Author: Edward Countryman
Publisher: Hill and Wang

Download and read online The American Revolution in PDF and EPUB A newly revised version of a classic in American history When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history. Edward Countryman offered a balanced view of how the Revolution was made by a variety of groups-ordinary farmers as well as lawyers, women as well as men, blacks as well as whites-who transformed the character of American life and culture. In this newly revised edition, Countryman stresses the painful destruction of British identity and the construction of a new American one. He expands his geographical scope of the Revolution to include areas west of the Alleghenies, Europe, and Africa, and he draws fresh links between the politics and culture of the independence period and the creation of a new and dynamic capitalist economy. This innovative interpretation of the American Revolution creates an even richer, more comprehensive portrait of a critical period in America's history.


The American Disease

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ISBN: 019802892X
Release Date: 1999-04-22
Number of pages: 432
Author: David F. Musto
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The American Disease in PDF and EPUB The American Disease is a classic study of the development of drug laws in the United States. Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes toward drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance and restraint, author David F. Musto examines the relationz between public outcry and the creation of prohibitive drug laws from the end of the Civil War up to the present. Originally published in 1973, and then in an expanded edition in 1987, this third edition contains a new chapter and preface that both address the renewed debate on policy and drug legislation from the end of the Reagan administration to the current Clinton administration. Here, Musto thoroughly investigates how our nation has dealt with such issues as the controversies over prevention programs and mandatory minimum sentencing, the catastrophe of the crack epidemic, the fear of a heroin revival, and the continued debate over the legalization of marijuana.


The American Revolution

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ISBN: 0618127399
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 368
Author: Bruce Lancaster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The American Revolution in PDF and EPUB From Lexington to Yorktown, Bruce Lancaster's classic, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, covers the story of America's fight for independence in vivid detail. Here Lancaster examines both the historical facts of the Revolution and the sacrifice and bravery of the American people during the eighteenth century and brings the dilemmas faced by these early Americans into sharp focus. Newly introduced by the critically acclaimed author Richard M. Ketchum, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION is a highly readable and engaging volume, and "as a book for the general reader it could scarcely be bettered" (Christian Science Monitor).


The American Enlightenment 1750 1820

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ISBN: 0674023226
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 220
Author: Robert A. Ferguson
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online The American Enlightenment 1750 1820 in PDF and EPUB This concise literary history of the American Enlightenment captures the varied and conflicting voices of religious and political conviction in the decades when the new nation was formed. Ferguson's trenchant interpretation yields new understanding of this pivotal period for American culture.


The American Dream

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ISBN: 0195173252
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 214
Author: Jim Cullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The American Dream in PDF and EPUB The first "narrative history" traces the thread that binds the dreams and aspirations of most Americans together, exploring shared history and sacred texts--the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence--in search of the origins of these ideas.


In the American Grain

Filename: in-the-american-grain.pdf
ISBN: 0811202305
Release Date: 1956
Number of pages: 234
Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Download and read online In the American Grain in PDF and EPUB Although admired by D. H. Lawrence, this modern classic went generally unnoticed during the years after its publication in 1925. Yet it is "a fundamental book, essential if one proposes to come to terms with American literature" (London Times Literary Supplement).


Women of the American Revolution

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ISBN: 9781429016766
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Number of pages: 356
Author: Elizabeth Ellet
Publisher: Applewood Books

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