becoming america

Genre : History
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN_10 : 9780806165530
Copyright Year : 2019-08-29
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DESCRIPTION : In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Genre : History
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN_10 : 0674006674
Copyright Year : 2001
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DESCRIPTION : Butler's panoramic view of the American colonies after 1680 transforms the customary picture of pre-revolutionary America, revealing a strikingly "modern" character that belies the 18th century quaintness fixed in history. 21 halftones.

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Publisher : MedicalSchoolReport.com
ISBN_10 : 9780981220123
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đź“’Becoming America by Wendy Kurant

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ISBN_10 : 1940771625
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đź“’Becoming American by Thomas J. Archdeacon

Genre : History
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780029009802
Copyright Year : 1984-03-01
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DESCRIPTION : A history of immigration to this country and of our changing policies concerning opening our borders.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SIU Press
ISBN_10 : 0809318962
Copyright Year : 1993
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DESCRIPTION : A unique study in American immigra­tion and assimilation history that also provides a special view of one of the smaller ethnic groups in American society. Naff focuses on the pre-World War I pio­neering generation of Arabic-speaking immigrants, the generation that set the patterns for settlement and assimilation. Unlike many immigrants who were drawn to the United States by dreams of industrial jobs or to escape religious or economic persecution, most of these ar­tisans and owners of small, disconnected plots of land came to America to engage in the enterprise of peddling. Most planned to stay two or three years and re­turn to their homelands.

Genre : History
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
ISBN_10 : 0874136946
Copyright Year : 1999
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DESCRIPTION : "Becoming American, Remaining Jewish traces the development of Wilmington, Delaware's first Jewish community in order to understand what the Jews created and why, what values were reflected in the institutions they established and the causes they advocated, and what changed over the years. Readers concerned about questions of identity and community today will find much stimulating material in this story." "The appendix, which contains the names of more than two thousand adult Jews lived in Wilmington between 1879 and 1920, is the most comprehensive list of early Jewish Wilmingtonians ever published. With its information on country of birth and first occupation, the list is a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

đź“’Becoming American by Howard Dodson

Genre : History
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 1402754078
Copyright Year : 2009
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DESCRIPTION : Far too many Americans, of all races, are unaware of the pivotal role that people of African descent have played in shaping the US and the world. Even less is known about the role of African peoples in the history of all humankind. Becoming American: The African-American Journey will open their eyes—and enlighten even the already knowledgeable. It features two side-by-side chronological timelines that uniquely contrast the major events and personalities in both African-American and Global/African Diasporan history—spanning from 4 million BCE to Barack Obama’s momentous presidential campaign. In addition, a carefully-chosen collection of key political, historical, cultural and literary texts, quotes, speeches, and songs document the impact of the black presence in American and world history.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9780230115583
Copyright Year : 2011-01-19
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DESCRIPTION : Travel, Humanitarianism, and Becoming American in Africa uses observations of American travelers to southern Africa to ask: why is Africa so important to Americans? These travel stories show how encounters with Africans lead to a problematic desire to save Africa. Kathryn Mathers argues that this is then seen as a way to resolve the tensions between aspirations for a globally responsible America and the current reality of its geopolitical role. This book draws fascinating new conclusions about the connections and disconnections on which contemporary American identity is formed.

đź“’Becoming American by Fariborz Ghadar

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 9781442228955
Copyright Year : 2014-03-06
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DESCRIPTION : Both personal and analytical, while remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America’s fledgling economy and role as world leader, but also help millions of prospective immigrants for generations to come.