Il Timelinks Illinois And Our Nation Volume 1 Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780021523269
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Il Timelinks Illinois And Our Nation Volume 1 Student Edition. Macmillian/McGraw-Hill TIMELINKS Illinois Edition Grade 4 (grade 5 or 6) builds geographic mastery with maps and skills, offers reading skills and strategies to reinforce Reading/Language Arts skills, and integrates Dinah Zike’s Foldables® to help students improve comprehension. This edition includes Illinois Learning Standards for each lesson, as well as built-in Illinois Standards Achievement Test Preparation in every Unit assessment. • Two volumes per grade • Available as single copies or in grade level sets

Il Timelinks Illinois And Our Nation Volume 2 Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780021523276
Size: 59.53 MB
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Il Timelinks Illinois And Our Nation Volume 2 Student Edition. Macmillian/McGraw-Hill TIMELINKS Illinois Edition Grade 4 (grade 5 or 6) builds geographic mastery with maps and skills, offers reading skills and strategies to reinforce Reading/Language Arts skills, and integrates Dinah Zike’s Foldables® to help students improve comprehension. This edition includes Illinois Learning Standards for each lesson, as well as built-in Illinois Standards Achievement Test Preparation in every Unit assessment. • Two volumes per grade • Available as single copies or in grade level sets

Shaping Our Nation

Author: Michael Barone
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 030746153X
Size: 62.16 MB
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Shaping Our Nation. It is often said that America has become culturally diverse only in the past quarter century. But from the country’s beginning, cultural variety and conflict have been a centrifugal force in American politics and a crucial reason for our rise to power. The peopling of the United States is one of the most important stories of the last five hundred years, and in Shaping our Nation, bestselling author and demographics expert Michael Barone illuminates a new angle on America’s rise, using a vast array of political and social data to show America is the product of a series large, unexpected mass movements—both internal and external—which typically lasted only one or two generations but in that time reshaped the nation, and created lasting tensions that were difficult to resolve. Barone highlights the surprising trends and connections between the America of today and its migrant past, such as how the areas of major Scots-Irish settlement in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War are the same areas where John McCain performed better in the 2008 election than George W. Bush did in 2004, and how in the years following the Civil War, migration across the Mason-Dixon line all but ceased until the annealing effect that the shared struggle of World War II produced. Barone also takes us all the way up to present day, showing what the surge of Hispanic migration between 1970 and 2010 means for the elections and political decisions to be made in the coming decades. Barone shows how, from the Scots-Irish influxes of the 18th century, to the Ellis Island migrations of the early 20th and the Hispanic and Asian ones of the last four decades, people have moved to America in part in order to make a better living—but more importantly, to create new communities in which they could thrive and live as they wanted. And the founders’ formula of limited government, civic equality, and tolerance of religious and cultural diversity has provided a ready and useful template for not only to coping with these new cultural influences, but for prospering as a nation with cultural variety. Sweeping, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful, Shaping Our Nation is an unprecedented addition to our understanding of America’s cultural past, with deep implications for the immigration, economic, and social policies of the future.

A Colony In A Nation

Author: Chris Hayes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254232
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A Colony In A Nation. New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis. Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. A Colony in a Nation explains how a country founded on justice now looks like something uncomfortably close to a police state. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential “broken windows” theory to the “squeegee men” of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists—in a place we least suspect. A Colony in a Nation is an essential book—searing and insightful—that will reframe our thinking about law and order in the years to come.

Washington

Author: Tom Lewis
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465061583
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Washington. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington chose the site for the young nation’s capital: ten miles square, it stretched from the highest point of navigation on the Potomac River, and encompassed the ports of Georgetown and Alexandria. From the moment the federal government moved to the District of Columbia in December 1800, Washington has been central to American identity and life. Shaped by politics and intrigue, poverty and largess, contradictions and compromises, Washington has been, from its beginnings, the stage on which our national dramas have played out. In Washington, the historian Tom Lewis paints a sweeping portrait of the capital city whose internal conflicts and promise have mirrored those of America writ large. Breathing life into the men and women who struggled to help the city realize its full potential, he introduces us to the mercurial French artist who created an ornate plan for the city “en grande”; members of the nearly forgotten anti-Catholic political party who halted construction of the Washington monument for a quarter century; and the cadre of congressmen who maintained segregation and blocked the city’s progress for decades. In the twentieth century Washington’s Mall and streets would witness a Ku Klux Klan march, the violent end to the encampment of World War I “Bonus Army” veterans, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the painful rebuilding of the city in the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. “It is our national center,” Frederick Douglass once said of Washington, DC; “it belongs to us, and whether it is mean or majestic, whether arrayed in glory or covered in shame, we cannot but share its character and its destiny.” Interweaving the story of the city’s physical transformation with a nuanced account of its political, economic, and social evolution, Lewis tells the powerful history of Washington, DC—the site of our nation’s highest ideals and some of our deepest failures.

Mathew Brady Photographer Of Our Nation

Author: Stuart A P Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317465016
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Mathew Brady Photographer Of Our Nation. In a spellbinding account of her two-year teaching stint and travels in China, Woronov provides, through numerous anecdotes, insight into the everyday life of the modern Chinese people. 20 photos.

One Third Of A Nation

Author: Lorena A. Hickok
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252010965
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One Third Of A Nation. Between 1933 and 1935, Lorena Hickok traveled across thirty-two states as a ""confidential investigator"" for Harry Hopkins, head of FDR's Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Her assignment was to gather information about the day-to-day toll the Depression was exacting on individual citizens.One Third of a Nationis her record, underscored by the eloquent photographs of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and others, of the shocking plight of millions of unemployed and dispossessed Americans.