By Jan Goggans, Aaron DiFranco
Robert Penn Warren as soon as wrote West is the place all of us plan to head a few day, and certainly, photographs of the westernmost usa offer a mythic horizon to American cultural panorama. whereas the 5 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawai'i) which contact Pacific waters do proportion commonalities in the heritage of westward growth, the peoples who settled the region?€”and the indigenous peoples they encountered?€”have created spheres of tradition that defy basic categorization. This wide-ranging reference quantity explores the marvelously eclectic cultures that outline the Pacific quarter. From the track and style of the Pacific northwest to the movie and browsing subcultures of southern California, from the immense expanses of the Alaskan desert to the schisms among local and vacationer tradition in Hawa'ii, this unheard of reference presents an in depth and engaging examine American regionalism alongside the Pacific Rim.The Greenwood Encyclopedia of yank local Cultures is the 1st rigorous reference assortment at the some ways within which American identification has been outlined by way of its areas and its humans. each one of its 8 nearby volumes provides completely researched narrative chapters on structure; paintings; Ecology & surroundings; Ethnicity; style; movie & Theater; Folklore; nutrition; Language; Literature; song; faith; and activities & activity. every one booklet additionally contains a volume-specific creation, in addition to a chain foreword by way of famous nearby student and previous nationwide Endowment for the arts Chairman William Ferris, who served as consulting editor for this encyclopedia.
By J.B. Wood
This brief book teaches you the way to take aside and reassemble your Smith & Wesson M&P with self assurance. because of transparent Assembly/Disassembly directions and crisp images - aided by way of gun professional J.B. Wood's sage recommendation - you will store a pricey journey to the gunsmith by way of gaining knowledge of your gun inside and outside!
By Walter C. Rucker Jr., James N. Upton
Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern monitors of the racial strife operating via America's background. ordinarily city, usually open air the South, and commonly white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns in the course of the early a part of the twentieth-century. whereas such a lot riots have happened in the earlier century, the encyclopedia reaches again to colonial background, giving the encyclopedia an unheard of historic intensity. notwithstanding white on black violence has been the most typical type of racial violence, riots related to different racial and ethnic teams, corresponding to Asians and Hispanics, also are integrated and tested. prepared A-Z, themes contain: infamous riots just like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the la Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious type of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an exam of the underlying reasons of rioting; the reactions of popular figures reminiscent of H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and lots more and plenty extra. a few of the entries describe and learn specific riots and violent racial incidents, together with the subsequent: Belleville, Illinois, insurrection of 1903 Harlem, ny, insurrection of 1943 Howard seashore Incident, 1986 Jackson kingdom collage Incident, 1970 l. a., California, rebel of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, insurrection of 1866 pink summer time Race Riots of 1919 Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906 Texas Southern college revolt of 1967 Entries protecting the sufferers and rivals of race violence, contain the subsequent: Black squaddies, Lynching of Black ladies, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor until eventually, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries additionally hide laws that has addressed racial violence and inequality, in addition to teams and corporations that experience both fought or promoted racial violence, together with the subsequent: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957 financial chance Act of 1964 Ku Klux Klan nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) state of Islam Vigilante enterprises White League different entries specialize in correct techniques, tendencies, issues, and courses. in addition to nearly three hundred cross-referenced entries, such a lot of which finish with lists of extra readings, the encyclopedia additionally deals a timeline of racial violence within the usa, an intensive bibliography of print and digital assets, a range of vital basic records, a number of illustrations, and an in depth topic index.
By George S. Cuhaj, William Brandimore
Каталог «KRAUSE typical Catalog of usa Paper funds» бумажных денег США (основное и специализированное издание) - раннее известный как каталог Пика. Основное руководство по американским банкнотам! На протяжении более четырёх десятилетий «KRAUSE general Catalog of usa Paper cash» служит основным годовым руководством, обеспечивающим полный обзор американских банкнот. Каталог предлагает краткие описания, подробные цветные изображения, цены и т.д.
By Amy Hanna
Research the place to discover magnificent classic jewellery, beads, and artifacts, and the way to create beautiful extraordinary jewellery items utilizing those awesome reveals, with Rejuvenated Jewels! Rhinestone beads and clasps, mercury glass beads, oxidized steel chains, rosary beads, tiny booklet charms and extra are retooled into marvelous assertion items that may be worn each day.
By George S. Cuhaj, Thomas Michael
Стандартный каталог монет мира Krause с 2001 г. по сегодняшний день, 4-е издание. Это копия официального электронного каталога Krause. Есть возможность увеличения изображений монет и поиска по тексту. Квалифицированный справочник, представляет цены, изображения и характеристики монет периода от 2001 года по сегодняшний день. Информация удобно упорядочена по странам и выпускам монет, что обеспечивает быстрый поиск. Каталог содержит более 5000 фотографий монет. Незаменимое пособие для коллекционеров.
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By David Levinson
With quite a few examples from cultures worldwide, faith: A Cross-Cultural Dictionary records, describes, and explains either the commonalities and transformations in how humans adventure and exhibit their non secular ideals and spirituality. transparent and concise articles clarify the numerous philosophies, dogma, practices, and origins of the 16 religions with around the globe following. Dozens of alternative articles supply a convenient connection with either styles of similarity and distinction in non secular perform around the cultures of the realm. All cultures, for instance, have ideals in supernatural beings, non secular leaders, and burial rituals, yet they vary largely of their ideals in regards to the evil eye, dream interpretation, and the facility of sorcerers. purposes for those similarities and transformations are mentioned, with attention-grabbing cross-cultural examples of spiritual customs and practices. Many unifying subject matters floor as writer David Levinson exhibits how humans all over the world show their courting to the supernatural international. those styles of courting comprise these according to soul trips, ownership via spirits, magical formulation, ideals in god and goddesses, strategies concerning the after existence, and taboos on consuming sure meals. delivering a radical chronology of the historical past of faith starting with the emergence of shamanism a few 50,000 years in the past, this conscientiously researched ebook is key for an individual drawn to humanity's non secular and religious variety.
By James E. Kloetzel
From the Letter the Editor: "The many millions of price alterations that seem in Vol. five are unfold in the course of the quantity. the price adjustments in all of the volumes this yr, which overwhelmingly were raises to this point, were pushed virtually absolutely through industry costs and simply not directly, if in any respect, by way of foreign exchange values...."