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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 0300176562
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ISBN 13: 0231540558
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Read and Download Brian T. Edwards book After the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfter the American Century. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the "American century," he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in the digital twenty-first century, the American century has been superseded, as American movies, music, and video games are received, understood, and transformed. How do we make sense of this shift? Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. Shaped by the digital revolution, these paths are entwined with the growing fragility of American "soft" power. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena—such as comic books, teen romances, social-networking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality—are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms. Arguing against those who talk about a world in which American culture is merely replicated or appropriated, Edwards focuses on creative moments of uptake, in which Arabs and Iranians make something unexpected. He argues that these products do more than extend the reach of the original. They reflect a world in which culture endlessly circulates and gathers new meanings.

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ISBN 13: 0199323968
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Read and Download Bruce J. Schulman book Making the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMaking the American Century. This book was released on 2014-02-03 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: The twentieth century has been popularly seen as "the American Century," a long period in which the United States had amassed the economic resources, the political and military strength, and the moral prestige to assume global leadership. By century's end, the trajectory of American politics, the sense of ever waxing federal power, and the nation's place in the world seemed less assured. Americans of many stripes came to contest the standard narratives of nation building and international hegemony charted by generations of historians. In this volume, a group of distinguished U.S. historians confronts the teleological view of the inexorable transformation of the United States into a modern nation. The contributors analyze a host of ways in which local places were drawn into a wider polity and culture, while at the same time revealing how national and international structures and ideas created new kinds of local movements and local energies. Rather than seeing the century as a series of conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, they illustrate the ways in which each of these political forces shaped its efforts over the other's cumulative achievements, accommodating to shifts in government, social mores, and popular culture. They demonstrate that international connections have transformed domestic life in myriad ways and, in turn, that the American presence in the world has been shaped by its distinctive domestic political culture. Finally, they break down boundaries between the public and private sectors, showcasing the government's role in private life and how private organizations influenced national politics. Revisiting and revising many of the chestnuts of American political history, this volume challenges received wisdom about the twentieth-century American experience.

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ISBN 13: 1317478398
Total Pages : 552 pages
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Read and Download Walter LaFeber book The American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe American Century. This book was released on 2015-02-20 with total page 552 pages. Book excerpt: The new edition of this classic text on modern U.S. history brings the story of contemporary America into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Adding to the readers' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features, providing numerous complementary visual study tools. These links become live, and illustrations appear in full color, in the ebook edition. An American Century instructor site provides instructors who adopt the book with high interest features--illustrations, photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture launchers on topics including the Versailles Conference, the "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Tet Offensive, and the prospects for a Second American Century. In addition, students have free access to a multimedia primary source archive of materials carefully selected to support the themes of each chapter.

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13: 0674281942
Total Pages : 369 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780803280205
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Read and Download William M. Leary book MacArthur and the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMacArthur and the American Century. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 522 pages. Book excerpt: General Douglas MacArthur has been hailed as the greatest soldier in American history. While not everyone would agree with that assessment, there is no question that MacArthur played a prominent role in the emergence of the United States as a world power in the twentieth century. A distinguished combat soldier during World War I and an innovative educator at West Point in the 1920s, MacArthur became the army's chief of staff during the Great Depression. He went abroad in the 1930s to prepare the Philippines for war. His stand against the Japanese following Pearl Harbor made him a national hero, and his subsequent campaign against Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific only added to his reputation. The Korean War gave MacArthur a final opportunity to display his military skills. MacArthur and the American Century assembles for the first time a nuanced and full scrutiny of MacArthur's entire career. Essays by such experts as Stanley L. Falk and D. Clayton James accompany materials by Dwight D. Eisenhower and MacArthur himself, providing analysis and evaluation of the immense impact this dramatic figure had on war, peace, and the American imagination.

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ISBN 13: 1387675575
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Read and Download Peter Ullian book New American Century and Fair City in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew American Century and Fair City. This book was released on 2018-05-20 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: NEW AMERICAN CENTURY and FAIR CITY by Peter Ullian. These two plays explore themes of power, love and citizenship. NEW AMERICAN CENTURY presents an imaginative and theatrical look behind the historical events that culminated in a coup attempt against Hugo Ch]vez in 2002. FAIR CITY is set in Dublin in 1988 when a young Jewish-American man falls in love with an Irish Catholic barmaid. This publication is part of NoPassport Press' Dreaming the Americas Series.

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Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN 13: 1785385267
Total Pages : 185 pages
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Read and Download Tyrel Eskelson book The American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe American Century. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 185 pages. Book excerpt: If the 19th Century belonged to Britain, the 20th Century was the age of American power and world dominance. The American Century charts the rise to global power of the USA and its journey from a regional hegemon to superpower status. It examines the development of an imperial power through the course of two world wars, the long nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union and the economic shocks and crises of the 20th Century. The American Century also examines life for the American people and the experience of living in a racially segregated and often volatile society, where notions of liberty and the American dream were interpreted, negotiated and sometimes rejected by many throughout a tumultuous century.

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ISBN 13: 0674064747
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download Andrew J. Bacevich book The Short American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Short American Century. This book was released on 2012-04-02 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: In February 1941, Henry Luce announced the arrival of “The American Century.” But that century—extending from World War II to the recent economic collapse—has now ended, victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline. Here some of America’s most distinguished historians place the century in historical perspective.

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13: 1496808517
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Chris Bishop book Medievalist Comics and the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMedievalist Comics and the American Century. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: The comic book has become an essential icon of the American Century, an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. For many, the Middle Ages stand as an antithesis to these ideals, and yet medievalist comics have emerged and endured, even thrived alongside their superhero counterparts. Chris Bishop presents a reception history of medievalist comics, setting them against a greater backdrop of modern American history. From its genesis in the 1930s to the present, Bishop surveys the medievalist comic, its stories, characters, settings, and themes drawn from the European Middle Ages. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant emerged from an America at odds with monarchy, but still in love with King Arthur. Green Arrow remains the continuation of a long fascination with Robin Hood that has become as central to the American identity as it was to the British. The Mighty Thor reflects the legacy of Germanic migration into the United States. The rugged individualism of Conan the Barbarian owes more to the western cowboy than it does to the continental knight-errant. In the narrative of Red Sonja, we can trace a parallel history of feminism. Bishop regards these comics as not merely happenchance, but each success (Prince Valiant and The Mighty Thor) or failure (Beowulf: Dragon Slayer) as a result and an indicator of certain American preoccupations amid a larger cultural context. Intrinsically modernist paragons of pop-culture ephemera, American comics have ironically continued to engage with the European Middle Ages. Bishop illuminates some of the ways in which we use an imagined past to navigate the present and plots some possible futures as we valiantly shape a new century.

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 13: 9780807869307
Total Pages : 272 pages
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ISBN 13: 1108318746
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Read and Download Martin J. Sklar book Creating the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCreating the American Century. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page pages. Book excerpt: In his last work before his death in 2014, American historian Martin J. Sklar analyzes the influence of early twentieth-century foreign policy makers, focusing on modernization, global development, and the meaning of the 'American Century'. Calling this group of government officials and their advisors, including business leaders and economists, the 'founders of US foreign policy', Sklar examines their perspective on America's role in shaping human progress from cycles of empires to transnational post-imperialism. Sklar traces how this thinking both anticipated and generated the course of history from the Spanish-American War to World War II, through the Cold War and its outcome, and to post-9/11 global conflicts. The 'founders' legacy is interpreted in Wilson's Fourteen Points, Henry Luce's 1941 'American Century' Life editorial, and foreign policy formulation to the present. Showing how modernization has evolved, Sklar discusses capitalism and socialism in relation to modern democracy in the US and to emergent globalizing forces.

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1498570127
Total Pages : 196 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780521009065
Total Pages : 343 pages
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Read and Download Alfred E. Eckes, Jr book Globalization and the American Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGlobalization and the American Century. This book was released on 2003-06-30 with total page 343 pages. Book excerpt: Revolutionary improvements in technology combined with the leadership elite's enthusiasm for de-regulation of markets and free trade to fuel American-style globalization. The nation rose to economic power after the Spanish-American War, and won both world wars and the Cold war, after which America's power and cultural influence soared as business and financial interests pursued the long-term quest for global markets. But, the tragic events of September 2001 and the growing volatility of global finance, raised questions about whether the era of American-led globalization was sustainable, or vulnerable to catastrophic collapse.

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ISBN 13: 9781561713516
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Read and Download John H. Davis book The Guggenheims in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Guggenheims. This book was released on 1994-08 with total page 466 pages. Book excerpt: This definitive portrait of one of America's wealthiest, most influential dynasties traces their dynamic and often tragic lives. 'The Guggenheims': Meyer Guggenheim, the penniless immigrant whose genius for business and penchant for taking risks made the family fortune; Solomon Guggenheim, the pioneer art patron who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build the revolutionary piece of modern architecture, The Guggenheim Museum, opening the doors of contemporary art to America; Peggy Guggenheim, self-styled 'first liberated woman' who built a Venetian palace for her art but lost both her daughter and her lover to suicide; Daniel & Harry Guggenheim, whose financial interest in rocket science supported the Apollo moon landing and the growth of America's modern space program; Roger W Straus Jr, grandson of Daniel Guggenheim, who became America's foremost literary publisher, bringing numerous Nobel Prize Winning authors to the world's bookshelves. Updated with the latest from the heirs to the Guggenheim dynasty and illustrated throughout with rare family photos, John Davis has chronicled the saga of one of America's first families of philanthropy.

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ISBN 13: 082621925X
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