Download Modern American Literature A-G by Gale Group PDF

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;Modern American Literature - fifth variation Vol. 1 A-G КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор: коллектив авторов Название: smooth American Literature - fifth version Vol. 1 A-GИздательство: ST. JAMES PRESS Год: 1999 Формат: pdf Размер: 12 Mb Язык: английскийThis paintings contains brief excerpts of feedback of 20th-century American authors through very important critics writing in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and books. The excerpts (ranging in size from one or paragraphs to 2 columns) are allowed to face all alone with no separate plot synopses, summaries, or historical past details at the authors. the unique phrases of the critics (often nice writers themselves with their very own entries) are prepared chronologically to color an image of the severe reception of an writer through the years. even though this paintings should be considered as an abbreviated or minimalist model of Gale's modern Literary feedback and 20th Century Literary feedback, it truly is more straightforward to exploit simply because all authors are prepared in uncomplicated alphabetical order in 3 volumes. since it shuns summaries, remark, and different student-centered positive factors of the Gale items, notwithstanding, it will likely be much less invaluable to school scholars and undergraduates than these works. This new 5th variation consolidates past variants (1960, 1976, 1985, 1997) and provides 70 new entries, bringing the entire variety of authors lined to 489. For public and educational libraries.AMarc Meola, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia rapidshare zero

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Download James G. Blaine and Latin America by David Healy PDF

By David Healy

James G. Blaine used to be one of many major nationwide political figures of his day, and doubtless the main debatable. Intensely partisan, the dominant chief of the Republican get together, and an incredible shaper of nationwide politics for greater than a decade, Blaine is remembered mainly for his position as architect of the post-Civil struggle GOP and his classes as secretary of country. He additionally was once the Republican presidential candidate within the infamous mud-slinging crusade of 1884. His overseas coverage used to be marked via its activism, its specialize in Latin the United States, and its try and bring up U.S. impression there.

James G. Blaine and Latin America asserts that Latin the US lay on the middle of Blaine's international coverage and his imaginative and prescient for the United States. David Healy examines seven significant matters that jointly outlined the secretary of state's equipment, ambitions, and perspectives relating to Latin the USA and, extra commonly, the foreign position of the us. Healy locations his explorations in the greater context of Blaine's ongoing position as a countrywide occasion chief, his family with the presidents lower than whom he served, and the responses of his predecessors and successors towards the problems to hand in Latin America.

The result's a deeper figuring out of Blaine's formidable imaginative and prescient for his country's overseas position, his strength and aggressiveness in relocating to accomplish that imaginative and prescient, and his potent efforts to transmit his worldview to the general public. Blaine's emphasis at the value of Latin the USA to the U.S. and his conviction that his kingdom might be a global strength motivated a brand new iteration of leaders who, on the finish of the century, could transcend his ambitions and bring in a brand new era.

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Download Violent Memories: Mayan War Widows In Guatemala by Judith Zur PDF

By Judith Zur

This neighborhood examine of the influence of political violence on a Maya Indian village relies on extensive fieldwork within the division of El Quiché, Guatemala, in the course of 1988–1990. It examines the procedures of fragmentation and realignment in a group present process swift and violent swap and relates neighborhood, social, cultural, and mental phenomena to the effect of the battle on widows’ lives.Zur combines a story, life-history method with anthropological research, emphasizing the way in which humans speak about and clarify the violence. She describes the survival suggestions of widows and their makes an attempt to reconstruct their lives, either on a actual point and by way of which means, and reveals that “remembering” isn't really easily the automated engagement of the previous in the current, yet a procedure that permits widows to find new probabilities for motion and for reshaping their very own positions in society.

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Download Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala: Racism, Genocide, by Egla Martínez Salazar PDF

By Egla Martínez Salazar

In this engaged critique of the geopolitics of data, Egla Martínez Salazar examines the genocide and different kinds of nation terror similar to racialized feminicide and the assault on Maya youth, which happened in Guatemala of the Nineteen Eighties and '90s with the complete help of Western colonial powers. Drawing on a cautious research of lately declassified country files, thematic lifestyles histories, and compelling interviews with Maya and Mestizo men and women survivors, Martinez Salazar indicates how humans resisting oppression have been switched over into the politically abject. on the heart of her publication is an exam of the way coloniality survives colonialism—a an important element for figuring out how modern hegemonic practices and ideologies similar to equality, democracy, human rights, peace, and citizenship are deeply contested terrains, for they convey nominal equality from useful social inequality. whereas many within the worldwide North proceed to benefit from the advantages of this domination, hundreds of thousands, if now not billions, in either the South and North were persecuted, managed, and exterminated in the course of their struggles for a extra simply world.

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Download Undoing Democracy: The Politics of Electoral Caudillismo by David Close PDF

By David Close

David shut and Kalowatie Deonandan concentration their research at the pact struck among the Nicaragua's major events, the Liberals and the Sandinistas, which allowed the passage of the constitutional amendments that weakened Nicaragua's uncomplicated political associations. Undoing Democracy will sharpen our knowing of democratic transition and consolidation, and should function a huge contribution to the literature on Nicaragua, Latin American politics, and democratization.

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Download The Politics of Expertise in Latin America by Miguel A. Centeno, Patricio Silva PDF

By Miguel A. Centeno, Patricio Silva

The ascendancy of technocratic team of workers and their imposition of neo-liberal financial regulations have come to outline Latin American politics within the Eighties and Nineties. This ebook is the 1st comparative research of those occasions and their implications for the way forward for democracy at the continent. person chapters speak about the increase to strength of those technocrats in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru in addition to the old antecedents of specialist rule within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Download Belize's Independence and Decolonization in Latin America: by A. Shoman PDF

By A. Shoman

Belize, a small British colony in relevant the US confronted with a territorial declare and army threats from neighboring Guatemala, overcame risks of dimension and gear by way of imposing a method of internationalization that applied new overseas norms and foreign corporations, particularly the Non-Aligned stream and the United countries. This publication, written by way of a key participant within the independence fight, info the heritage of the territorial declare and of the overseas crusade that made it attainable for Belize to accomplish safe independence with all its territory regardless of pressures from Britain and the USA to cede land and compromise its sovereignty.

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Download The Politics of Sentiment: Imagining and Remembering by O. Hugo Benavides PDF

By O. Hugo Benavides

Among 1890 and 1930, the port urban of Guayaquil, Ecuador, skilled a liberal revolution and a people movement--key components in shaping the Ecuadorian nationwide id. during this booklet, O. Hugo Benavides examines those and different pivotal positive aspects in shaping Guayaquilean id and immigrant identification formation typically in transnational groups corresponding to these present in long island urban. Turn-of-the-century Ecuador witnessed an interesting mix of variations: the formation of a countrywide citizenship; extension of the preferred vote to individuals of a conventional underclass of Indians and people of African descent; provisions for union organizing whereas moving into global marketplace capitalist kinfolk; and a separation of church and kingdom that ended in the legalization of secular divorces. Assessing how those phenomena created a different cultural historical past for Guayaquileans, Benavides finds not just a selected cultural background but in addition a technique of constructing ethnic attachment typically. He additionally contains a learn of works by means of Medardo Angel Silva, the Afro-Ecuadorian poet whose singular literature embodies the consequences of Modernism's arrival in a locale steeped in contradictions of race, type, and sexuality. additionally comprising one of many first case reviews of Raymond Williams's speculation at the dating among constructions of feeling and hegemony, this is often an illuminating representation of the robust relationships among traditionally educated thoughts and modern nationwide lifestyles.

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