Die Einwanderer

Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783688103188
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre: Fiction

«Die Einwanderer» ist der Auftakt eines faszinierenden Zyklus. Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der den amerikanischen Traum nicht nur träumt. Die Story eines Aufsteigers, der beim Sturz noch gewinnt. Schauplatz dieses großen Familienromans ist San Francisco. Den historischen Hintergrund bilden das aufblühende junge Amerika, der Erste Weltkrieg, die große Depression.

Voices of a People s History of the United States 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609805937
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: History

Selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence); Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; members of the Undocumented Youth movement, who occupied, marched, and demonstrated in support of the DREAM Act; a member of the Day Laborers movement; Chicago Teachers Union strikers; and several critics of the Obama administration, including Glenn Greenwald, on governmental secrecy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A People s History of the United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317325291
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: History

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

United States of America

Author: Bernd Stöver
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406639685
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Genre: History

Diese erste "Histoire totale" der USA seit Jahrzehnten verbindet virtuos die politische und militärische Geschichte der Supermacht mit der Geschichte ihrer Wirtschaft und Kultur und lässt so den Amerikanischen Traum, aber auch die vielen Widersprüche des Landes besser verstehen. Vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär: Der Mythos vom Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten ist bis heute lebendig. Bernd Stöver geht den historischen Wurzeln des American Dream nach, aber auch den vielen Widersprüchen in der amerikanischen Geschichte: Sklaverei und Völkermord an den Indianern auf der einen Seite und Philanthropie auf der anderen, globale Massenkultur und subversive Gegenkulturen, liberale Weltoffenheit und christlich-fundamentalistischer Patriotismus. Die Darstellung führt von der Entstehung der ersten Kolonie 1585 über die Amerikanische Revolution und den blutigen Bürgerkrieg bis hin zum Aufstieg der USA zur atomaren Supermacht im 20. Jahrhundert und zu den gegenwärtigen Kriegen und Krisen. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei der Entwicklung einer amerikanischen Identität in Literatur, Musik, Kunst und Architektur, die schließlich als Superculture einen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat.

A People s History of Sports in the United States

Author: David Zirin
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586636
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”

The Democrats

Author: Lance Selfa
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 9781608460496
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Political Science

"The Democrats: A Critical History is worthy reading for anyone who is interested in social change."--MediaMouse.org The 2006 elections put the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, yet those hoping for change have been deeply disappointed. Lance Selfa looks at the Democrats in a broad historical perspective, showing that today’s betrayals stem from the Democratic Party’s role as one of the two parties serving the interests of the US establishment, not of the broader public or its “base” of women, African Americans, trade union members, and working and poor people. Many other books on the Democrats have seen the party’s recent history as a departure from its storied past as the “party of the people.” Selfa’s book is one of the few written for a popular audience to challenge this myth and to put today’s crisis of the Democratic Party’s legitimacy in a historical perspective. As the 2008 presidential season heats up, there will be many books about individual candidates and their personalities. This book is for people who want to go beyond campaign puffery to look at the serious topics and questions at stake, with a vision that isn’t limited to the next election cycle. Lance Selfa is a researcher and author. An editor and contributor to International Socialist Review, he edited The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2002). He lives in Chicago.

1421

Author: Gavin Menzies
Publisher:
ISBN: 3426777665
Release Date: 2004
Genre:


Kolumbus Erbe

Author: Charles C. Mann
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644037717
Release Date: 2013-09-20
Genre: History

«Das beste Sachbuch des Jahres.» TIME Die Entdeckung Amerikas war für das Leben auf unserem Planeten das folgenreichste Ereignis seit dem Aussterben der Dinosaurier. Denn: Millionen Jahre waren die Hemisphären weitgehend voneinander isoliert gewesen. Mit Kolumbus traten sie in einen Austausch. Menschen und Pflanzen, Tiere und Krankheiten gelangten per Schiff in neue Lebensräume und schufen eine Welt, in der nichts blieb, wie es einmal gewesen war. Das hatte auch gravierende politische Konsequenzen: Der «kolumbische Austausch» trug mehr als alles andere dazu bei, dass Europa zur Weltmacht aufstieg und China verdrängte. Charles C. Mann zeichnet ein spannendes Panorama dieser Vorgänge, das Kontinente und Jahrhunderte umfasst. Ein großartiges Lesevergnügen für alle Wissensdurstigen! «Herausragend.» The New York Times «Ein faszinierendes und vielschichtiges Buch, das auf vorbildliche Weise sprechende Fakten mit gutem Geschichtenerzählen vereint.» The Washington Post