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Border Wall

Border Wall ebook ISBN: 9781523817924
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: David Matheny
Number of Pages: 88 
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What if the border wall was built and millions were rounded up and deported? A young rich man and a poor Hispanic woman fall in love and find themselves leading separate sides of the mass deportation of immigrants when the border wall with Mexico is built as promised by the new President. He was born rich. His father made the family fortune as a war profiteer. They got the inside track on building the wall and rounding up the illegals for the new president. She was a poor street kid who had worked her way up to working for the rich family. She went along to interpret for him. The trip to the fence brought back painful memories. She fell into his arms for one night. They parted when she wanted no part of the evil purpose. He dove further into the task of building the wall, rounding up people, holding them in camps, and deporting them. She became an activist. She ran an underground railroad to hide and keep her people free. He kept an eye on her as he betrayed his family in order to find a solution to the horrible problem. She pushed the issue to the forefront when she debated the President and led a large protest. At the dedication of The Wall, the President lost it and ordered an attack on the peaceful protestors. The brutality was televised and the end of the man's career was imminent. He made the big deal. The deal that fixed everything. Made it right. The deal he hoped would bring her back. His father wanted to kill him. He had to leave. She waited. She found him. She convinced him his good could help him live with the evil.

The Border Wall with Mexico

The Border Wall with Mexico ebook ISBN: 1534500863
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Author: Martin Gitlin
Number of Pages: 144 
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To some, the idea of a border wall with Mexico represents a necessary and practical barrier to illegal immigration and the perceived host of ills that are associated with it. To others, it is both an unrealistic and inhumane effort that demonizes desperate individuals and families who are only seeking a better life. The debate is fierce and is bound up with competing notions of crime, ethnicity, opportunity, fairness, justice, and what America promises, offers, stands for, and represents. All sides of the debate are presented here, and each is given a fair and respectful hearing, allowing readers to sift through fact and opinion, evaluate the strength of arguments, and form an educated opinion on the issue.

Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement

Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement ebook ISBN: 0230620744
Publisher: Springer
Author: R. Lieberman,C. Lang
Number of Pages: 251 
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This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues.

One Nation Divisible

One Nation Divisible ebook ISBN: 1610443314
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Author: Michael B. Katz,Mark J. Stern
Number of Pages: 368 
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American society today is hardly recognizable from what it was a century ago. Integrated schools, an information economy, and independently successful women are just a few of the remarkable changes that have occurred over just a few generations. Still, the country today is influenced by many of the same factors that revolutionized life in the late nineteenth century—immigration, globalization, technology, and shifting social norms—and is plagued by many of the same problems—economic, social, and racial inequality. One Nation Divisible, a sweeping history of twentieth-century American life by Michael B. Katz and Mark J. Stern, weaves together information from the latest census with a century's worth of data to show how trends in American life have changed while inequality and diversity have endured. One Nation Divisible examines all aspects of work, family, and social life to paint a broad picture of the American experience over the long arc of the twentieth century. Katz and Stern track the transformations of the U.S. workforce, from the farm to the factory to the office tower. Technological advances at the beginning and end of the twentieth century altered the demand for work, causing large population movements between regions. These labor market shifts fed both the explosive growth of cities at the dawn of the industrial age and the sprawling suburbanization of today. One Nation Divisible also discusses how the norms of growing up and growing old have shifted. Whereas the typical life course once involved early marriage and living with large, extended families, Americans today commonly take years before marrying or settling on a career path, and often live in non-traditional households. Katz and Stern examine the growing influence of government on trends in American life, showing how new laws have contributed to more diverse neighborhoods and schools, and increased opportunities for minorities, women, and the elderly. One Nation Divisible also explores the abiding economic paradox in American life: while many individuals are able to climb the financial ladder, inequality of income and wealth remains pervasive throughout society. The last hundred years have been marked by incredible transformations in American society. Great advances in civil rights have been tempered significantly by rising economic inequality. One Nation Divisible provides a compelling new analysis of the issues that continue to divide this country and the powerful role of government in both mitigating and exacerbating them. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series

Mall Maker

Mall Maker ebook ISBN: 0812221109
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Author: M. Jeffrey Hardwick
Number of Pages: 276 
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The enclosed shopping mall, now so ubiquitous, was invented by one man: Victor Gruen. "Mall Maker" is the first biography of this visionary spirit.

The Economist

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Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Shut Up and Sing

Shut Up and Sing ebook ISBN: 1621571491
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Laura Ingraham
Number of Pages: 360 
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Feisty radio sensation Laura Ingraham is tired of the Hollywood Left--and she has all the answers in this pugnacious, funny, and devastating critique of the liberals who hate America.

Major Problems in American History: Since 1865

Major Problems in American History: Since 1865 ebook ISBN: 9780618678334
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman,Jon Gjerde
Number of Pages: 432 
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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this book introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. It contains primary documents, secondary sources, chapter introductions, separate introductions to documents and essays in every chapter, bibliographies, and documentation of sources.

The Nation's Schools

The Nation's Schools ebook ISBN:
Author: Michael Vincent O'Shea
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation ebook ISBN: 1416547959
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Allen C. Guelzo
Number of Pages: 400 
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One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up to greater suspicion. Its bland and lawyerlike language is unfavorably compared to the soaring eloquence of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural; its effectiveness in freeing the slaves has been dismissed as a legal illusion. And for some African-Americans the Proclamation raises doubts about Lincoln himself. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation dispels the myths and mistakes surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation and skillfully reconstructs how America's greatest president wrote the greatest American proclamation of freedom.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record ebook ISBN:
Author: United States. Congress
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The End of the Myth

The End of the Myth ebook ISBN: 9781250214850
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Author: Greg Grandin
Number of Pages: 384 
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE A new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall. Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States’ belief in itself as an exceptional nation – democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall. In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history – from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America’s constant expansion – fighting wars and opening markets – served as a “gate of escape,” helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country’s problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home. It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism.

A Future Perfect

A Future Perfect ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Times Books
Author: John Micklethwait,Adrian Wooldridge
Number of Pages: 386 
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Addressing the major concerns about globalization, the authors defend the emergence of the new world economy, arguing that it will ultimately improve the human condition. 35,000 first printing.


Them ebook ISBN: 9781250195029
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Author: Ben Sasse
Number of Pages: 304 
File: them.pdf
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Politics of (Dis)Integration

Politics of (Dis)Integration ebook ISBN: 303025089X
Publisher: Springer Nature
Author: Sophie Hinger,Reinhard Schweitzer
Number of Pages: 217 
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This open access book explores how contemporary integration policies and practices are not just about migrants and minority groups becoming part of society but often also reflect deliberate attempts to undermine their inclusion or participation. This affects individual lives as well as social cohesion. The book highlights the variety of ways in which integration and disintegration are related to, and often depend on each other. By analysing how (dis)integration works within a wide range of legal and institutional settings, this book contributes to the literature on integration by considering (dis)integration as a highly stratified process. Through featuring a fertile combination of comparative policy analyses and ethnographic research based on original material from six European and two non-European countries, this book will be a great resource for students, academics and policy makers in migration and integration studies.

Mining of Massive Datasets

Mining of Massive Datasets ebook ISBN: 1107077230
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Jure Leskovec,Anand Rajaraman,Jeffrey David Ullman
Number of Pages: 476 
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Now in its second edition, this book focuses on practical algorithms for mining data from even the largest datasets.

The Sovereign Individual

The Sovereign Individual ebook ISBN: 0684832720
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: James Dale Davidson,Lord William Rees-Mogg
Number of Pages: 448 
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The authors identify both the likely disasters and the potential for prosperity inherent in the advent of the information age.

Why Walls Won't Work

Why Walls Won't Work ebook ISBN: 0199323909
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Michael Dear
Number of Pages: 288 
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When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is in danger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans and Mexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era.