Pagans in the Promised Land Book
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Pagans in the Promised Land

  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 1555916422

Pagans in the Promised Land Book Description :

An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

Barren in the Promised Land Book
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Barren in the Promised Land

  • Author : Elaine Tyler May
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0674061829

Barren in the Promised Land Book Description :

Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

Peasants in the Promised Land Book

Peasants in the Promised Land

  • Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 0888629257

Peasants in the Promised Land Book Description :

For many years following Confederation, Canada remained an absurd country: with its vast West still free of agricultural settlers, John A. Macdonald's vision of a great nation bound together by a transcontinental railway and a nationalist economic policy remained an unfulfilled dream. On the other side of the Atlantic, the present-day Ukraine was vastly overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their increasingly precarious existence triggered emigration: more than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. Many Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British; some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading, putting down roots and prospering. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on his exhaustive research, including Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.

Struggles in the Promised Land Book

Struggles in the Promised Land

  • Author : Jack Salzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-03-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198024927

Struggles in the Promised Land Book Description :

Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollyw

Once in a Promised Land Book

Once in a Promised Land

  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0807083917

Once in a Promised Land Book Description :

Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.

Pollution in a Promised Land Book

Pollution in a Promised Land

  • Author : Alon Tal
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520234284

Pollution in a Promised Land Book Description :

"This book is likely to become the future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel. Tal combines his extensive inside knowledge with broad and thorough research to take the reader clearly through a complex fabric of personalities, organizations, and issues."—Stuart Schoenfeld, York University "This is truly an excellent book. It is the first treatment of the whole array of environmental issues in Israel, and in its historical context – an absolute necessity. Extremely well-written and in fact hard to put down, this book is useful on many levels, for United Nations Agencies and development officials, Israeli and Palestinian government officials, and environmentalists and teachers around the world."—Brock Evans, Executive Director, The Endangered Species Coalition and author of many articles and books on the politics of the environment "Pollution in a Promised Land is an innovative book, and an important one, by perhaps the most prominent environmental activist in Israel. Tal's approach is to take an "eagle's eye view" of his vast subject, now gliding far above, providing overview, now swooping down very close and, through interviews or anecdotes, describing his subject with great immediacy and in memorable detail."—Noah J. Efron, Bar Ilan University "Anyone who cares about the land of Israel should read Pollution in a Promised Land. It is critical to understanding the social, political, and scientific dimensions of the country's environmental challenges as well as the country's remarkable ecological achievements. Alon Tal is uniquely qualified to present this fascinating and dramatic environmental history."—Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister of the Environment, Israel

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land

  • Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442615335

The Promised Land Book Description :

Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

Restless in the Promised Land Book

Restless in the Promised Land

  • Author : Jim Cullen
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 1580510930

Restless in the Promised Land Book Description :

From early settlers to urbanites, indigenous peoples to immigrants, citizens to consumers, and politicians to popular culture icons, the American Dream means many things to many people. Inherent in its story is the complex tale of the rise of Catholicism in this country and its relationship to the American Dream.

In a Promised Land Book

In a Promised Land

  • Author : M. A. Bengough
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B254667

In a Promised Land Book Description :

A Promised Land Book

A Promised Land

  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524763183

A Promised Land Book Description :

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American,

Sojourner in the Promised Land Book

Sojourner in the Promised Land

  • Author : Jan Shipps
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0252025903

Sojourner in the Promised Land Book Description :

Sojourner in the Promised Land presents an unusual parallel history in which Shipps surrounds her professional writings about the Latter-day Saints with an ongoing personal description of her encounters with them. By combining a portrait of the dynamic evolution of contemporary Mormonism with absorbing intellectual autobiography, Shipps illuminates the Mormons and at the same time shares with the reader what it has been like to be an intimate outsider in a culture that remains for her both familiar and strange.

Exile in the Promised Land Book

Exile in the Promised Land

  • Author : Marcia Freedman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002455173

Exile in the Promised Land Book Description :

"Marcia Freedman's lively first-person account of her fourteen years in Israel, the story of a modern Jewish woman's longing to be at home in the homeland of the Jews. Founder of the women's liberation movement, former member of the Knesset, she examines the contradictions between idealistic vision and flawed reality in her adopted country."--BOOK JACKET.

Naked in the Promised Land Book
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Naked in the Promised Land

  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448217540

Naked in the Promised Land Book Description :

This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lillian Faderman. Born in 1940, Lillian Faderman is the only child of an uneducated and unmarried Jewish woman who left Latvia to seek a better life in America. Lillian grew up in poverty, but fantasised about becoming an actress. When her dreams led to the dangerous, seductive world of the sex trade and sham-marriages in Hollywood of the fifties, she realised she was attracted to women, and that show-biz is as cruel as they say. Desperately seeking to make her life meaningful, she studied at Berkeley; paying her way by working as a pin-up model and burlesque dancer, hiding her lesbian affairs from the outside world. At last she became a brilliant student and the woman who becomes a loving partner, a devoted mother, an acclaimed writer and ground-breaking pioneer of gay and lesbian scholarship. Told with wrenching immediacy and great power, Naked in the Promised Land is the story of an exceptional woman and her remarkable, unorthodox life.

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land Book

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land

  • Author : Ray Vander Laan
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 0310678560

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land Book Description :

Filmed on location in Israel by Focus on the Family Films, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into Scripture's significance for modern believers. These illuminating 'faith lessons' afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The completely new Faith Lessons curriculum takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating - it's faith -inspiring and life-changing. Your job as a group leader is simplified with this all-new Leader's Guide: fresh, clear, and easy to follow, designed to minimize your preparation time and minimize your effectiveness. Nothing is left for you to guess at. This volume contains all the material in the Participant's Guide, including maps, photos, sidebars, and other study aids, plus instructions and tips that will take you step-by-step through each faith lesson. The carefully organized format makes it easy to conduct the following invigorating, discussion-filled sessions: Standing at the Crossroads, Wet Feet, First Fruits, Confronting Evil, Iron Culture.

Gone from the Promised Land Book

Gone from the Promised Land

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 1412824737

Gone from the Promised Land Book Description :

If we are to learn anything of value from the murders and mass suicide at Jonestown, its history must be salvaged from popular myths, which are little more than super cial atrocity tales. In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown: why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tensions of modern culture. Hall de ates the myths of Jonestown by exploring the social character of Jim Joness Peoples Temple-how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes?

Childhood in the Promised Land Book

Childhood in the Promised Land

  • Author : Director of Studies Centre de Recherches Historiques Laura Lee Downs
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-11-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 0822329441

Childhood in the Promised Land Book Description :

Childhood in the Promised Land is the first history of France's colonies de vacances, a vast network of summer camps created for working-class children. The colonies originated as a late-nineteenth-century charitable institution, providing rural retreats intended to restore the fragile health of poor urban children. Participation grew steadily throughout the first half of the twentieth century, "trickling up" by the late 1940s to embrace middle-class youth as well. At the heart of the study lie the municipal colonies de vacances, organized by the working-class cities of the Paris red belt. Located in remote villages or along the more inexpensive stretches of the Atlantic coast, the municipal colonies gathered their young clientele into variously structured "child villages," within which they were to live out particular, ideal visions of the collective life of children throughout the long summer holiday. Focusing on the creation of and participation in these summer camps, Laura Lee Downs presents surprising insights into the location and significance of childhood in French working-class cities and, ultimately, within the development of modern France. Drawing on a rich array of historical sources, including dossiers and records of municipal colonies discovered in remote town halls of the Paris suburbs, newspaper accounts, and interviews with adults who participated in the colonies as children, Downs reveals how diverse groups—including local Socialist and Communist leaders and Catholic seminarians—seized the opportunity to shape the minds and bodies of working-class youth. Childhood in the Promised Land shows how, in creating the summer camps, these various groups combined pedagogical theories, religious convictions, political ideologies, and theories about the relationship between the countryside and children's physical and cognitive development. At the same time, the book sheds light on classic questions of social control, highlighting the active role of the chi

Inequality in the Promised Land Book

Inequality in the Promised Land

  • Author : R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804792455

Inequality in the Promised Land Book Description :

Nestled in neighborhoods of varying degrees of affluence, suburban public schools are typically better resourced than their inner-city peers and known for their extracurricular offerings and college preparatory programs. Despite the glowing opportunities that many families associate with suburban schooling, accessing a district's resources is not always straightforward, particularly for black and poorer families. Moving beyond class- and race-based explanations, Inequality in the Promised Land focuses on the everyday interactions between parents, students, teachers, and school administrators in order to understand why resources seldom trickle down to a district's racial and economic minorities. Rolling Acres Public Schools (RAPS) is one of the many well-appointed suburban school districts across the United States that has become increasingly racially and economically diverse over the last forty years. Expanding on Charles Tilly's model of relational analysis and drawing on 100 in-depth interviews as well participant observation and archival research, R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy examines the pathways of resources in RAPS. He discovers that—due to structural factors, social and class positions, and past experiences—resources are not valued equally among families and, even when deemed valuable, financial factors and issues of opportunity hoarding often prevent certain RAPS families from accessing that resource. In addition to its fresh and incisive insights into educational inequality, this groundbreaking book also presents valuable policy-orientated solutions for administrators, teachers, activists, and politicians.

In the Promised Land Book

In the Promised Land

  • Author : Michael Lynch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Genre: Irish American authors
  • Pages : 96

In the Promised Land Book Description :

To the Promised Land Book

To the Promised Land

  • Author : Uri Dan
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015006602034

To the Promised Land Book Description :

Revealing photographs and a dramatic text chronicle the events that led up to Israel's statehood and the struggle for survival, and profiles Israel's early leaders

Pilgrimage to the Promised Land Book

Pilgrimage to the Promised Land

  • Author : Gipsie Miller
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604622706

Pilgrimage to the Promised Land Book Description :

In Pilgrimage to the Promised Land, Gipsie Miller shares her lifelong journey of daily walking hand in hand with Christ. Through honest revelation of over 60,000 personal journal entries, the roadmap of her spiritual voyage comes alive. Reverting back to her initial calling as a teenager of John 14:12, she has trusted God to accomplish greater and greater measures of His purposes through her surrendered spirit. Follow in her footsteps as you learn the benefit of spiritual journaling and what it takes to day after day place your life in His hands. Get started on your Pilgrimage to the Promised Land.