Download E-books The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 17: Education PDF

By Clarence L. Mohr

Supplying a vast, up to date connection with the lengthy historical past and cultural legacy of schooling within the American South, this well timed quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys academic advancements, practices, associations, and politics from the colonial period to the current. With over a hundred thirty articles, this e-book covers key themes in schooling, together with educational freedom; the results of urbanization on segregation, desegregation, and resegregation; African American and women's schooling; and illiteracy. those entries, in addition to articles on sought after educators, equivalent to Booker T. Washington and C. Vann Woodward, and significant southern universities, faculties, and alternate colleges, supply a vital context for knowing the debates and battles that stay deeply imbedded in southern schooling. Framed by way of Clarence Mohr's traditionally wealthy introductory review, the essays during this quantity include a vastly accelerated and carefully up to date survey of the moving southern schooling panorama and its improvement over the span of 4 centuries.

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Download E-books Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2014: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide) PDF

With historical past round each nook, Washington, D.C. is a urban that magically blends the previous day and at the present time. This up to date guide----often between our most sensible family best-sellers ---lets tourists realize the myriad, charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest eating places.
 
Expanded Coverage:  World-class museums, shady parks, and a major arts scene make Washington, D.C. an ever-changing American show off: greater than 15 million travelers head the following each year. Plus, brand-new resort, eating place, store, and bar reports during this annual replace supply clean assistance for staying, and taking part in, in such best hotspots as Dupont Circle and Georgetown.
 
Illustrated Features: positive factors in gleaming colour propel viewers to the awe-inspiring Capitol construction, the eye-popping attractions of the nationwide Air and house Museum, and the nation's such a lot respected resting-place, Arlington Cemetery. Thumbnail sketches spotlight the beautiful museums alongside the Mall.
 
Indispensable journey making plans Tools:  The "Experience" bankruptcy contains a number of super-useful sections, akin to "D.C With Kids," "Free in D.C.," and "Top Attractions," and the "Neighborhoods" bankruptcy describes interesting walks to key off-the-beaten-path points of interest. each one local part opens with a "Top purposes to move" map, supported via different crucial details designed to aid in making plans and scheduling visits to points of interest. For people with a style for the more severe goings-on that force the city's pulse, now we have further certain good points corresponding to "Scandalous Washington" and "How legislation are Made." All this, plus exhaustively special chapters on "Nightlife," the "Performing Arts," "Sports," "Shopping," and "Side journeys" makes it effortless for readers to custom-plan an exhilarating holiday.
 
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2014 deals savvy suggestion and proposals from neighborhood writers to aid tourists utilize their time. Fodor's selection designates our greatest alternatives, from resorts to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" fees from fellow tourists offer worthy insights.
 
Pullout Map: A convenient take-along map presents additional price, giving tourists crucial information regarding best sights, jogging excursions, and close by eating to allow them to commute with confidence.
 
approximately FODOR'S AUTHORS: every one Fodor's commute consultant is researched and written via neighborhood specialists.

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Download E-books In the Path of the Storms: Bayou La Batre, Coden, and the Alabama Coast PDF

By Frye Gaillard

The Gulf Coast villages of Bayou los angeles Batre and Coden are of Alabama’s so much targeted, with roots going again to the French settlements of the 18th century. For generations, the proud population of those groups have extracted their modest livings from the ocean, sustained by way of a lesson passed down through the years— that offering for the wishes of one’s kinfolk is the one precise degree of luck. however the global has replaced significantly for them. an international economic climate of upper gasoline costs and inexpensive imported seafood has threatened the lifeblood of the realm. And lately a rash of hurricanes, culminating with storm Katrina, has battered the hopes and desires of those Bayou towns.

 

But they've got recognized demanding occasions and big adjustments earlier than. within the Seventies, refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos flooded into the realm and inside of many years made up a 3rd of the neighborhood inhabitants. 3 Buddhist temples quickly took their locations one of the Catholic, Baptist, and Pentecostal church buildings that predominated, and for a time different ethnic teams coexisted in a type of uneasy peace. yet now they're studying to drag jointly in an doubtful fight to rebuild their communities.

 

In the trail of the Storms is a robust portrait in phrases and images of a distinct and unforgettable position. it's a tale of culture, and forces of switch, and the epic fight of those Gulf Coast groups to outlive and thrive.

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Download E-books Miami Alive Guide: Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Coral Gables & Beyond (Alive Guides) PDF

By Lisa Simundson

Welcome to Miami, a subtropical oasis of fun-in-the-sun pleasure at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula. prepare for an afternoon on the seashore and an evening in town; a culinary journey of the area and an exploration of attention-grabbing cultures and background; buying sojourns that lead from the most important shops all the way down to the smallest roadside stands. it is all right here within the position the place significant highways finish and adventures commence. Rome won't were in-built an afternoon, however it virtually turns out as though Miami was once. in precisely a hundred years, it has long gone from a sleepy fishing village by way of the bay to a world city and enterprise middle – the place smooth workplace structures upward thrust along luxurious motels, the place arts and tradition not just thrive yet re-define creative frontiers, the place neighborhood eating places characteristic the flavors of many various cultures, and golf equipment sizzle until eventually sunrise. the following, viewers appreciate gourmand eating and world-class procuring, learning the variety of eating places full of the flavors of Latin the USA and the Caribbean and procuring possibilities that run the gamut from boutique retailers to huge, immense department stores boasting their very own tempting eateries. Miami’s many moods additionally style the myriad live shows and cultural occasions, artwork galleries, museums, publication gala's and gala's that fill its cultural calendar throughout the year. while the sunlight units, many viewers head again east towards South seashore, vacation country of the evening. right here, in a Deco-designed district of pastel neon, golf equipment throb with a enthralling mixture of tune, from salsa to reggae to challenging rock. sunlight hours viewers to South seashore benefit from the boutiques, beachfront parks, fascinating eating places and cafés and artwork galleries. yet at evening, the rhythms of South Beach’s membership scene crush the beat of the Atlantic thundering onto the well-known shores. Miami’s resort kind is amazing. all of the significant chains are the following, from business-friendly airport hotels to luxurious, full-service seashore and golfing inns and glowing, high-rise and high-style urban inns. And don’t fail to remember the artwork Deco masterpieces of South seashore – small boutique resorts lining Ocean force and Collins road supply custom-made carrier, targeted facilities and engaging histories. this is the final word advisor to all of it! each eating place, inn, nightclub, seashore and sport danger is defined intimately by means of an writer who lives right here, with colour pictures throughout.

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Download E-books The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 3: History PDF

Offering a chronological and interpretive backbone to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this quantity widely surveys heritage within the American South from the Paleoindian interval (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the current. In 118 essays, members hide the turbulent earlier of the area that has witnessed common racial clash, a bloody Civil conflict fought and misplaced on its soil, huge in- and out-migration, significant fiscal adjustments, and a civil rights stream that introduced basic switch to the social order.

Charles Reagan Wilson's assessment essay examines the evolution of southern background and how our knowing of southern tradition has spread out over the years and in accordance with quite a few occasions and social forces--not simply because the contrary of the North but in addition within the greater context of the Atlantic international. Longer thematic essays hide significant eras and occasions, akin to early cost, slave tradition, Reconstruction, the recent Deal, and the increase of the recent South. short topical entries hide individuals--including figures from the Civil conflict, the civil rights move, and twentieth-century politics--and businesses comparable to the Southern Christian management convention, Daughters of the Confederacy, and electorate' Councils, between others. jointly, those essays provide a sweeping connection with the wealthy background of the region.

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Download E-books Self-Orientalization in South East Europe (Crossculture) PDF

By Plamen K. Georgiev

The cave in of communist platforms in South East Europe ended in a panorama to be newly prepared. various forces compete to trap the preferred energies published through the embody of previous and new identities. Deficits of modernization in a submit communist nexus have deepened cultural asymmetries and problem ecu integration in new methods. Drives to rule of the “strong hand”, feod-like patron-client kin, “self-orientalization” as results of dilettante “social engineering” and unrealistic cultural politics raise the entropy of transition. Plamen okay. Georgiev discusses the main debatable problems with a potential accession of Turkey into european and its effect on a couple of collective identities as Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, prone to Islamic fundamentalism, but additionally new breeds of nationalisms. This comparative research activates apt principles for european coordinated nationwide politics, fostering its cultural homogeneity and integrity in a world international of emerging dangers and new obligations.

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Download E-books Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide (This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil Wa) PDF

By Mark Grimsley, Steven E. Woodworth

Peabody’s conflict Line, McCuller’s box, Stuart’s safety, the Peach Orchard, and Hell’s Hollow—these monuments mark many of the severe moments within the conflict of Shiloh yet supply the customer simply the main meager experience of what occurred at the banks of the Tennessee in April 1862. This battlefield advisor breathes existence into Civil battle heritage, giving readers a transparent photograph of the atmosphere on the time of engagement, who was once the place, and whilst and the way the conflict progressed.
 
Designed to guide the consumer on a one-day journey of 1 of an important battlefields of the battle, the advisor offers distinctive instructions to all of the key destinations in a fashion reflecting how the conflict itself spread out. A wealth of maps, shiny descriptions, and cautious yet available research makes simple the sweep of occasions and the geography of the battlefield, improving the adventure of Shiloh for the intense scholar, the informal customer, and the armchair vacationer alike.

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Download E-books Clause Structure in South Asian Languages PDF

By R. Amritavalli (auth.), Veneeta Dayal, Anoop Mahajan (eds.)

The researchers within the box of theoretical and theoretically susceptible descriptive linguistics have for a very long time felt a necessity for distinctive and obviously provided linguistic remedies of varied syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.

Clause constitution in South Asian Languages:

  • provides a accomplished evaluate and covers significant points of clause constitution in quite a few South Asian languages;
  • provides designated analyses of a number of facets of word constitution of many trendy South Asian languages;
  • gives theoretically up to date remedy of a number of vital matters in South Asian syntax and semantics;
  • contains papers by way of one of the most well known linguists engaged on South Asian languages.

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