A People and a Nation Book

A People and a Nation

  • Author : Jennifer Adese
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0774865067

A People and a Nation Excerpt :

The field of Métis Studies has been afflicted by a longstanding tendency to situate Métis within deeply racialized contexts, and/or by an overwhelming focus on the nineteenth century. A People and A Nation ranges across identity, history, politics, literature, spirituality, religion, and kinship networks to reorient the conversation toward Métis experiences today. It also dismantles the narrow notions that continue to shape understandings of Métis existence to convincingly demonstrate a more robust approach to Metis studies centered on Métis peoplehood and nationhood.

M  tis Book
Score: 3.5
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M tis

  • Author : Chris Andersen
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774827232

M tis Excerpt :

Ask any Canadian what "Métis" means, and they will likely say "mixed race." Canadians consider Métis mixed in ways that other Indigenous people are not, and the census and courts have premised their recognition of Métis status on this race-based understanding. Andersen argues that Canada got it wrong. From its roots deep in the colonial past, the idea of Métis as mixed has slowly pervaded the Canadian consciousness until it settled in the realm of common sense. In the process, "Métis" has become a racial category rather than the identity of an Indigenous people with a shared sense of history and culture.

A Colony in a Nation Book
Score: 4
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A Colony in a Nation

  • Author : Chris Hayes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254235

A Colony in a Nation Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice "An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, the law is venerated. In the Colony, fear and order undermine civil rights. With great empathy, Hayes seeks to understand this systemic divide, examining its ties to racial inequality, the omnipresent threat of guns, and the dangerous and unfortunate results of choices made by fear.

A People and a Nation Book

A People and a Nation

  • Author : Jennifer Adese
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774865098

A People and a Nation Excerpt :

In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are Métis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood. The field of Métis Studies has been afflicted by a longstanding tendency to situate Métis within deeply racialized contexts, and/or by an overwhelming focus on the nineteenth century. This volume challenges the pervasive racialization of Métis studies with multidisciplinary chapters on identity, history, politics, literature, spirituality, religion, and kinship networks, reorienting the conversation toward Métis experiences today.

Children s Literature and British Identity Book

Children s Literature and British Identity

  • Author : Rebecca Knuth
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810885165

Children s Literature and British Identity Excerpt :

Children's Literature and British Identity: Imagining a People and a Nation is the story of the development of English children's literature, focusing on how stories inspire children to adhere to the values of society. Such English authors as Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, and J.K. Rowling have entertained, inspired, confronted social wrongs, and transmitted cultural values—functions previously associated with folklore. Their stories form a new folklore tradition that grounds personal identity, provides social glue, and supports a love of England and English values. This book examines how this tradition came to fruition.

What Is a Nation  and Other Political Writings Book
Score: 1
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What Is a Nation and Other Political Writings

  • Author : Ernest Renan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231547147

What Is a Nation and Other Political Writings Excerpt :

Ernest Renan was one of the leading lights of the Parisian intellectual scene in the second half of the nineteenth century. A philologist, historian, and biblical scholar, he was a prominent voice of French liberalism and secularism. Today most familiar in the English-speaking world for his 1882 lecture “What Is a Nation?” and its definition of a nation as an “everyday plebiscite,” Renan was a major figure in the debates surrounding the Franco-Prussian War, the Paris Commune, and the birth of the Third Republic and had a profound influence on thinkers across the political spectrum who grappled with the problem of authority and social organization in the new world wrought by the forces of modernization. What Is a Nation? and Other Political Writings is the first English-language anthology of Renan’s political thought. Offering a broad selection of Renan’s writings from several periods of his public life, most previously untranslated, it restores Renan to his place as one of France’s major liberal thinkers and gives vital critical context to his views on nationalism. The anthology illuminates the characteristics that distinguished nineteenth-century French liberalism from its English and American counterparts as well as the more controversial parts of Renan’s legacy, including his analysis of colonial expansion, his views on Islam and Judaism, and the role of race in his thought. The volume contains a critical introduction to Renan’s life and work as well as detailed annotations that assist in recovering the wealth and complexity of his thought.

A Nation Worth Ranting About Book
Score: 3.5
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A Nation Worth Ranting About

  • Author : Rick Mercer
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385676823

A Nation Worth Ranting About Excerpt :

Originally published: Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2012.

Becoming Brazilian Book

Becoming Brazilian

  • Author : Marshall C. Eakin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107175761

Becoming Brazilian Excerpt :

This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mestiçagem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. It will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Brazil, Latin America, race, nationalism, national identity, and popular culture.

Not  A Nation of Immigrants  Book

Not A Nation of Immigrants

  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807036303

Not A Nation of Immigrants Excerpt :

Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US’s history of settler colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery, and structural inequality, all of which we still grapple with today. She explains that the idea that we are living in a land of opportunity—founded and built by immigrants—was a convenient response by the ruling class and its brain trust to the 1960s demands for decolonialization, justice, reparations, and social equality. Moreover, Dunbar-Ortiz charges that this feel good—but inaccurate—story promotes a benign narrative of progress, obscuring that the country was founded in violence as a settler state, and imperialist since its inception. While some of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, others are descendants of white settlers who arrived as colonizers to displace those who were here since time immemorial, and still others are descendants of those who were kidnapped and forced here against their will. This paradigm shifting new book from the highly acclaimed author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States charges that we need to stop believing and perpetuating this simplistic and a historical idea and embrace the real (and often horrific) history of the United States.

Portrait of a Nation  Second Edition Book

Portrait of a Nation Second Edition

  • Author : National Portrait Gallery
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588344946

Portrait of a Nation Second Edition Excerpt :

This essential volume showcases portraits of prominent Americans who have influenced the nation's history from its earliest days to the present. It features 150 paintings, photographs, drawings, posters, sculptures, screenprints, and digital video stills carefully selected from the National Portrait Gallery of leading politicians, artists, athletes, celebrities, and scholars. Each image is accompanied by commentary that illuminates the person's life and legacy. Subjects include Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, John Steinbeck, Venus and Serena Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Pedro Martinez, and Oprah Winfrey. Portrait of a Nation is a compelling composite portrait of America.

Founders Book


  • Author : Ray Raphael
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595585066

Founders Excerpt :

Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison—together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation’s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to reveal an entire generation of patriots who pushed for independence, fought a war, and set the United States on its course—giving us “an evangelizing introduction to the American Revolution” (Booklist) . Called “entertaining yet informative” by Library Journal , Founders brings to life seven historical figures whose stories anchor a sweeping yet intimate history of the Founding Era, from the beginnings of unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights thirty years later. Here we follow the intertwined lives of George Washington and a private soldier in his army. America’s richest merchant, who rescued the nation from bankruptcy, goes head to head with a peripatetic revolutionary who incited rebellion in seven states. Rounding out the company is a richly nuanced cast that includes a common village blacksmith, a conservative slave owner with an abolitionist son, and Mercy Otis Warren, the most politically engaged woman of the time. A master narrative with unprecedented historical scope, Founders will forever change our image of this most crucial moment in America’s past.

Jews and Power Book
Score: 3.5
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Jews and Power

  • Author : Ruth R. Wisse
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2008-12-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307533135

Jews and Power Excerpt :

Part of the Jewish Encounter series Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the universe; this later transformed itself into a belief that, unburdened by a military, Jews could pursue their religious mission on a purely moral plain. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at Harvard, demonstrates how Jewish political weakness both increased Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking nations to cast Jews as perpetual targets. Although she sees hope in the State of Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state, echoing Abba Eban's observation that Israel was the only nation to win a war and then sue for peace. And then she draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democracy can face off against enemies who view Western morality as weakness. This deeply provocative book is sure to stir debate both inside and outside the Jewish world. Wisse's narrative offers a compelling argument that is rich with history and bristling with contemporary urgency.

A Nation of Nations Book

A Nation of Nations

  • Author : Tom Gjelten
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476743868

A Nation of Nations Excerpt :

"The dramatic and compelling story of the transformation of America during the last fifty years, told through a handful of families in one suburban county in Virginia that has been utterly changed by recent immigration. In the fifty years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Significantly, these immigrants are not coming from Europe, as was the case before 1965, but from all corners of the globe. Today non-European immigration is ninety percent of the total immigration to the US. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were 'other.' Currently the African-American percentage of the population is about the same, but the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. A Nation of Nations follows the lives of a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually 'Americanize.' Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, these families have stories that illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It's been half a century since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as this one does, with its brilliant combination of personal stories and larger demographic and political issues."--Publisher information.

The People and the Nation Book

The People and the Nation

  • Author : Reinhard Heinisch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351265546

The People and the Nation Excerpt :

The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics, and party competition. It consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central European states (Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Poland). It is a collaboration by scholars from across Europe which contributes to the growing literature on populism by focusing on a relatively unexplored research agenda: the intersection of territoriality, ethno-politics, and populism. Presenting an original perspective contributing experts use case studies to highlight the territorial dimension of populism in different ways and identify that a deeper understanding of the interactions between populist actors and ethno-territorial ideologies is required. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of European politics, populism, and ethno-territorial politics.

A People and a Nation  Volume I  to 1877 Book

A People and a Nation Volume I to 1877

  • Author : Mary Beth Norton
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 1285430824

A People and a Nation Volume I to 1877 Excerpt :

A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.