By Susan L. Cutter
Barrier islands, Flood plains, Earthquake faults: occasionally the surroundings poses threats to our health, but many people proceed to decide on to dwell in dicy or risky locations. And on most sensible of the knowns are the opposite, extra hidden risks concerning environmental illness that pose both critical threats to our future health and health. yet the place are those areas and what forms of risks are chanced on there? "American Hazardscapes" examines the hazards linked to dwelling and possessing estate in diversified areas around the usa, delivering twin views: that of the geographer and that of the social technological know-how dangers researcher. The booklet summarizes what we already learn about nearby styles of danger occasions and losses throughout the past 3 many years and is going extra to make clear the character of the occasions themselves and their effect on society. Written for the moving citizen and the coverage maker alike, "American Hazardscapes" provides a nearby ecology of disaster-prone or disaster-resistant states. It additionally bargains suggestions on what neighborhood, nation, and federal managers have to do to fulfill the problem of decreasing possibility losses within the subsequent century.
By Philip Wayne Powell
First released within the early Nineteen Seventies, Tree of Hate is Philip Powell's exploration of "the Black Legend"--the renowned fable that colonial Spain and her army and spiritual brokers have been brutal and unrelenting of their conquest of the Americas. "Powell seeks now not basically to track the origins of what he calls Hispanophobia yet to research its effect on American schooling, textbooks, faith, and particularly international coverage. . . . The facts simply demonstrates that English-speaking students and diplomats converse with a biased tongue. . . . Too many critics of Spain, to take advantage of Powell's vital subject, have in basic terms erected a 'Tree of Hate' out of lack of knowledge or to justify their very own prejudices and actions. . . . Powell's publication merits cautious reading."--Journal of yank historical past
By Evelynn M. Hammonds, Rebecca M. Herzig
A set of wide-ranging basic resource fabric that tracks the moving relationships among race and technological know-how via centuries of yankee background.
By Leiyu Shi
" . . . an outstanding primer for undergraduates and graduate scholars drawn to susceptible populations and overall healthiness disparities." -- New England magazine of drugs, July 7, 2005"I have reviewed a couple of books trying to find significant content material to aid my scholars comprehend and paintings with susceptible populations. this is often the main complete, but comprehensible ebook at the topic." -- Doody's stories, 2005". . .combines considerate, coherent conception with a large number of details on hand in one resource. it is going to turn out to be a helpful source for policymakers, researchers, academics, and scholars alike for years to come." -- magazine of the yank scientific organization, April 20, 2005Vulnerable Populations within the usa deals in-depth information on entry to care, caliber of care, and wellbeing and fitness prestige and updates and summarizes what's presently identified concerning the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with terrible healthiness and well-being care results. Written by means of Leiyu Shi and Gregory D. Stevens, this booklet offers a coherent, well-integrated, basic framework for the clinical research of susceptible populations—a framework that's suitable with the point of interest of public overall healthiness coverage and the fit humans initiative. the excellent quantity weak Populations within the United StatesDiscusses the determinants of vulnerability utilizing a extensive framework that comes with either social and person determinants.Portrays the mechanisms wherein vulnerability affects entry, caliber, and future health status.Summarizes the literature and gives empirical proof of disparities in health and wellbeing care entry, caliber, and end result for susceptible populations.Focuses on affects of person chance elements and a number of chance elements .Reviews courses at present in position for weak populations.Instructors fabric to be had.
By John C. Fredriksen
The U.S. military: A Chronology, 1775 to the current captures the whole sweep of the U.S. Army's position in our nation's historical past. Its sequence of concise, but hugely informative, entries disguise all very important occasions concerning American flooring troops—both successes and screw ups, in wartime and in peace—from the yankee innovative conflict to the present.In a uncomplicated chronological layout anchored to precise dates, the us military reviews on all major army engagements—major conflicts and remoted actions—but is going well past the battlefield to incorporate major political and administrative adjustments affecting the army, outstanding occasions within the careers of generals and squaddies, major army texts, the basis of famous colleges of guide, and armed forces minutae reminiscent of pay scales and construction of a basic employees. assurance additionally extends past the common military to incorporate auxiliaries from the colonial militias, to modern nationwide defend, Reserves, military Aviation, and certain Forces.
By Giuliano Garavini
After Empires describes how the top of colonial empires and the adjustments in foreign politics and economies after decolonization affected the ecu integration technique. previously, stories on eu integration have frequently focussed looking for peaceable kinfolk one of the eu countries, rather among Germany and France, or tested it as an offspring of the chilly battle, relocating including the ups and downs of transatlantic family members. yet those twofactors on my own aren't adequate to give an explanation for the increase of the ecu neighborhood and its more moderen transformation into the ecu Union.Giuliano Garavini focuses as a substitute at the emergence of the 3rd international as a world actor, ranging from its preliminary monetary cooperation with the production of the United countries convention for alternate and improvement (UNCTAD) in 1964 as much as the tip of harmony one of the nations of the worldwide South after the second one oil surprise in 1979-80. delivering a brand new - much less myopic - method to conceptualise ecu heritage extra globally, the learn is predicated on quite a few overseas data (governmentarchives in Europe, the U.S., Algeria, Venezuela; overseas firms comparable to the EC, UNCTAD, and the area financial institution; political and social agencies equivalent to the Socialist foreign, labour documents and the papers of oil businesses) and lines the reactions and the tasks of the nations ofthe ecu group, but in addition of the eu political events and public opinion, to the increase and fall of the 3rd global at the overseas degree.
By Sally L. Kitch
Genealogy of the formation of race and gender hierarchies within the U.S.
Theories of intersectionality have essentially remodeled how feminists and significant race students comprehend the connection among race and gender, yet are usually constrained in their concentrate on modern reports of interlocking oppressions. In The Specter of Sex, Sally L. Kitch explores the “backstory” of intersectionality theory—the old formation of the racial and gendered hierarchies that proceed to constitution U.S. tradition this present day. Kitch makes use of a genealogical method of discover how an international already divided via gender ideology turned one concurrently passionate about judgmental rules approximately race, beginning in Europe and the English colonies within the past due 17th century. via an exam of non secular, political, and medical narratives, public rules and stories, legislation, lawsuits, and newspaper money owed, The Specter of Sex offers an extraordinary comparative examine of the racial formation of 5 groups—American Indians, African american citizens, Latinos, Asian american citizens, and ecu whites—and unearths gendered styles that experience served white racial dominance and repeated themselves with adaptations over a two-hundred-year period.
“Grounding her research on wide-ranging secondary works, [Kitch] provides a concise imaginative and prescient of U.S. gender and racial interactions, relatively worthwhile for feminist reports courses.” — Journal of yankee History
"…[a] compelling and analytically wealthy ebook … this can be a ebook that had to be written, and turns out to be useful for any ancient appreciation of racial and gendered ideology and inequalities within the US and intersectionality literature extra commonly … hugely recommended." — CHOICE
“This gracefully written synthesis of latest old scholarship advances a place that either asserts contrast among ‘race’ and ‘gender’ as different types and privileges the gendered technique of racial formation as key to figuring out energy and hierarchy within the usa. it truly is ideal for the school room and may serve as a consultant for theorists who want grounding in heritage. Compelling and provocative, this booklet becomes a classic.” — Eileen Boris, coeditor of The perform of U.S. Women’s heritage: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues
By Reinhold Brinkmann, Christoph Wolff
The pressured migration of artists and students from Nazi Germany is a compelling and infrequently wrenching tale. the tale is twofold, of impoverishment for the international locations the musicians left at the back of and enrichment for the us. The latter is the point of interest of this eminent assortment, which techniques the topic from assorted views, together with documentary-style newspaper bills and an exploration of Walt Whitman's poetry within the paintings of Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill. The flood of musical migration from Germany and Austria from 1933 to 1944 had an enduring effect. countless numbers of musicians and musicologists got here to the U.S. and remained right here, and the shaping energy of their abilities is incalculable. numerous essays offer firsthand insights into points of yank cultural heritage to which those emigres made crucial contributions as conductors, professors, and composers; different essays inform of the disturbing event of being exiled and the problems of discovering one's means in a overseas state. whereas the migration infused the U.S. with a exceptionally eu musical knowledge, while the prestige and authority of its individuals tended to intrude within the improvement of a certainly American cultural voice. the tale of the unheard of migration that resulted from Nazism has many dimensions, and pushed Into Paradise illuminates them in deeply human phrases. individuals: Milton Babbitt Reinhold Brinkmann Hermann Danuser Peter homosexual Bryan Gilliam Lydia Goehr Stephen Hinton David Josephson Kim H. Kowalke Walter Levin Bruno Nettl Pamela M. Potter Alexander L. Ringer Anne C. Shreffler Christoph Wolff Claudia Maurer Zenck "This is a protracted past due and amazing contribution to our realizing of the highbrow migration from Europe. The essays in this quantity light up in new methods the reviews of musicians and students who fled Europe." --Leon Botstein, track Director, American Symphony Orchestra "With a sweep and coherence very infrequent in essay collections, this quantity instantly takes its position as the most vital guides on twentieth-century tune. the variety of resource fabrics is unbelievable: anecdotes, letters, memoirs, interviews, newspaper articles, musical ratings, motion pictures, and archival records. dealt with with deft scholarship, they upload as much as a balanced but deeply relocating account of the way figures of exile skilled and reworked American culture." --Walter Frisch, writer of The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg
By Michael Farr
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