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America's Beginnings

America's Beginnings

Author: Tony J. Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442204898

Category: History

Page: 208

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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 of the most important and dramatic events from the colonial and Revolutionary period—some known and some forgotten—from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. Published in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America's Beginnings takes the reader throughout the American colonies and introduces many leading figures, from John Smith and John Winthrop to the Founding Fathers. Along the way, Williams examines the principles that led colonists to come to America and succeeding generations to become a free and independent nation. Read individually or from cover to cover, these stories illuminate the founding principles and heroic struggles that established the country and shaped the American character.

Worlds Collide in Early America: Beginnings through 1620

Worlds Collide in Early America: Beginnings through 1620

Author: Gail Terp

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781629681801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Step back in time and watch worlds collide in Early America. Learn about the Native Americans, and Columbus and the first European colonists. The past will come to life with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Story of America : Beginnings to 1877: Volume 1

The Story of America : Beginnings to 1877: Volume 1

Author: John Arthur Garraty

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 0030728967

Category: History

Page: 792

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The Story of America tells our story because it is important in itself. It is a great epic and the unique tale of how hundreds of millions of people took possession of a vast continent, often at the expense of the original inhabitants. The Story of America contains many original documents and lengthy excerpts from primary and secondary sources. These include eyewitness accounts, poems, song lyrics, diary entries, and excerpts from a variety of other sources.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521232260

Category: Electronic reference sources

Page: 668

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Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.

Just in Time: Moments in Teaching Philosophy

Just in Time: Moments in Teaching Philosophy

Author: Jennifer Hockenbery

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532654732

Category: Education

Page: 158

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"Serious philosophy is not an attempt to construct a system of beliefs, but the activity of awakening, the conversation passionately pursued. Only if professional philosophy reclaims this paradigm and finds ways to embody it, will it achieve an active place in the thought and life of our culture." --James Conlon, "Stanley Cavell and the Predicament of Philosophy." This book is a collection of serious philosophical essays that aim to awaken readers, teachers, and students to a desire for conversation passionately pursued. The essays in this volume speak about sex, movies, poetry, and politics, in short, about those things contemporary Americans passionately discuss. These are the subjects that were taught for forty-three years in James Conlon's classroom at Mount Mary University, a Catholic urban university for women in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This volume celebrates Conlon's work while calling to all who continue to teach and learn about philosophy in contemporary times with the message that relevant philosophy deals with life as it is lived in the moment.

Claiming Your Voice

Claiming Your Voice

Author: Norvene Vest

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814667941

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Has the contemporary American polity remained capable of asking itself questions about its purpose and integrity? We recall our optimistic beginnings, sure of God’s blessing, yet something has gone wrong. We are at odds with each other and even our friends. What brought us to this moment, and is there anything “we the people” can do? In Claiming Your Voice, Vest examines four contemporary deforming patterns: market culture, American empire, climate crisis, and racism. In consideration of the Christian foundations in prophetic imagination and Benedictine spirituality, she illustrates that Americans are called to provide energy for hope, to cut through public numbness, and to penetrate the deceptions of imperial consciousness so that God and the sacred again become visible and empowering for all our people.