Gesellschaft und Diplomatie im transatlantischen Kontext

Gesellschaft und Diplomatie im transatlantischen Kontext

Author: Reinhard R. Doerries

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 3515075291

Category: History

Page: 500

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Inhalt: Deutsche in Amerika: Mit Beitragen von: W. P. Adams, H. Keil, H. L. Trefousse Deutschland und Amerika: Mit Beitragen von: K. Krakau, M. Wala, J. Heitmann, K. Schwabe Zwischen den Weltkriegen: Mit Beitragen von: J. M. Cooper, Jr., N. Finzsch Das nationalsozialistische Deutschland und die USA: Mit Beitragen von: J. Reiling, D. Junker, C. Wilhelm Der Zweite Weltkrieg: Mit Beitragen von: J. Rohwer, D. Kahn, T. Jaehn, J. Heideking Nach dem Krieg - Im Kalten Krieg: Mit Beitragen von: M. Herrmann, D. Gossel, H.-J. Grabbe Transatlantische Okonomie: Mit Beitragen von: W. L. Bernecker, W. Feldenkirchen Verfassung und Recht im transatlantischen Kontext: Mit Beitragen von: B. Jahnicke, H. Dippel Kanada und Europa: Mit Beitragen von: U. Sautter, W. Helbich Die USA und Europa in den 1980er und '90er Jahren: Mit Beitragen von: J. Higham, G. L. Weinberg Wissenschaftliches Werk von Reinhard R. Doerries "a the volume is an impressive tribute." The Journal of American History . (Franz Steiner 1999)

Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America

Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America

Author: Charles Clotfelter

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

View: 582

This collection brings together the views of a stellar assemblage of scholars, practitioners, . . . and a host of other talented and distinguished citizens of the independent sector . . . . A 'must read.' —Philanthropy Monthly In an attempt to analyze future directions of the increasingly influential nonprofit sector, the American Assembly and the Indiana Center on Philanthropy sponsored a conference that brought in leading scholars and practitioners. Participants were asked to consider what forces will determine the shape and activities of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in the next decade. This volume is a product of this inquiry. Contributors focused on a variety of pressures, including the devolution of federal programs, the blurring of lines between non-profit and for-profit organizations; the changing distributions of income; a revived interest in community and civil society; the evolution of religion and other regulatory reform; and a retreat of government from various policy areas.

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American

Author: Sharmila Rudrappa

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533716

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The author examines the paths South Asian immigrants in Chicago take toward assimilation in the late 20th century United States. She examines two ethnic institutions to show how immigrant activism ironically abets these immigrants' assimilation.

The Makings and Unmakings of Americans

The Makings and Unmakings of Americans

Author: Cristina Stanciu

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300224351

Category: American literature

Page: 381

View: 930

Challenges the myth of the United States as a nation of immigrants by bringing together two groups rarely read together: Native Americans and Eastern European immigrants In this cultural history of Americanization during the Progressive Era, Cristina Stanciu argues that new immigrants and Native Americans shaped the intellectual and cultural debates over inclusion and exclusion, challenging ideas of national belonging, citizenship, and literary and cultural production. Deeply grounded in a wide-ranging archive of Indigenous and new immigrant writing and visual culture--including congressional acts, testimonies, news reports, cartoons, poetry, fiction, and silent film--this book brings together voices of Native and immigrant America. Stanciu shows that, although Native Americans and new immigrants faced different legal and cultural obstacles to citizenship, the challenges they faced and their resistance to assimilation and Americanization often ran along parallel paths. Both struggled against idealized models of American citizenship that dominated public spaces. Both participated in government-sponsored Americanization efforts and worked to gain agency and sovereignty while negotiating naturalization. Rethinking popular understandings of Americanization, Stanciu argues that the new immigrants and Native Americans at the heart of this book expanded the narrow definitions of American identity.

Helping Others, Helping Ourselves

Helping Others, Helping Ourselves

Author: Laura Tuennerman-Kaplan

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873387112

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Individuals and communities have historically reinforced values and shaped society in ways that best fit their own objectives. This study re-evaluates the interaction between religious, ethnic-, racial-, gender-, and class-based values and ideals and giving, based on Ohio between 1990 and 1930.

U.S. Latino Issues, 2nd Edition

U.S. Latino Issues, 2nd Edition

Author: Rodolfo F. Acuña Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853234

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 820

A revision of the popular previous edition published more than a decade earlier, this work examines today's U.S. Latino population—now arguably the most important "minority group" in the country, with numbers well over 50 million strong in an increasingly diverse and integrated America. • Uses the latest census data to document the demographic growth of this group and its importance in immigration, the U.S. workforce, and voting in America • Examines the misconception that the growth of the U.S. Latino population is solely based on immigration when in reality more babies are birthed by native mothers than by newly arrived immigrants • Provides an insightful discussion of minority status in the United States—Latino or otherwise—that challenges readers to reconsider their attitudes about immigration, the value of immigrants in American society, and ethnocentrism

Gentile New York

Gentile New York

Author: Gil Ribak

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813552194

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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The very question of “what do Jews think about the goyim” has fascinated Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semites and philo-Semites alike. Much has been written about immigrant Jews in nineteenth- and twentieth-century New York City, but Gil Ribak’s critical look at the origins of Jewish liberalism in America provides a more complicated and nuanced picture of the Americanization process. Gentile New York examines these newcomers’ evolving feelings toward non-Jews through four critical decades in the American Jewish experience. Ribak considers how they perceived Gentiles in general as well as such different groups as “Yankees” (a common term for WASPs in many Yiddish sources), Germans, Irish, Italians, Poles, and African Americans. As they discovered the complexity of America’s racial relations, the immigrants found themselves at odds with “white” American values or behavior and were drawn instead into cooperative relationships with other minorities. Sparked with many previously unknown anecdotes, quotations, and events, Ribak’s research relies on an impressive number of memoirs, autobiographies, novels, newspapers, and journals culled from both sides of the Atlantic.

Colonial Dis-Ease

Colonial Dis-Ease

Author: Anne Perez Hattori

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824851194

Category: History

Page: 264

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A variety of cross-cultural collisions and collusions—sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic, but always complex—resulted from the U.S. Navy’s introduction of Western health and sanitation practices to Guam’s native population. In Colonial Dis-Ease, Anne Perez Hattori examines early twentieth-century U.S. military colonialism through the lens of Western medicine and its cultural impact on the Chamorro people. In four case studies, Hattori considers the histories of Chamorro leprosy patients exiled to Culion Leper Colony in the Philippines, hookworm programs for children, the regulation of native midwives and nurses, and the creation and operation of the Susana Hospital for women and children. Changes to Guam’s traditional systems of health and hygiene placed demands not only on Chamorro bodies, but also on their cultural values, social relationships, political controls, and economic expectations. Hattori effectively demonstrates that the new health projects signified more than a benevolent interest in hygiene and the philanthropic sharing of medical knowledge. Rather the navy’s health care regime in Guam was an important vehicle through which U.S. colonial power and moral authority over Chamorros was introduced and entrenched. Medical experts, navy doctors, and health care workers asserted their scientific knowledge as well as their administrative might and in the process became active participants in the colonization of Guam.

The Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit Sector

Author: Walter W. Powell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109030

Category: History

Page: 679

View: 552

Provides a multi-disciplinary survey of nonprofit organizations and their role and function in society. This book also examines the nature of philanthropic behaviours and an array of organizations, international issues, social science theories, and insight.

Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Author: John D. Buenker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471684

Category: History

Page: 1500

View: 128

Spanning the era from the end of Reconstruction (1877) to 1920, the entries of this reference were chosen with attention to the people, events, inventions, political developments, organizations, and other forces that led to significant changes in the U.S. in that era. Seventeen initial stand-alone essays describe as many themes.

Immigration

Immigration

Author: L. Edward Purcell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897748735

Category: History

Page: 199

View: 851

Concentrates on the voluntary immigration to the United States from the 17th to the late 20th century as background to the immigration controversies of the 1990s.