Encyclopedia of Local History (American Association for by Carol Kammen, Amy H. Wilson

By Carol Kammen, Amy H. Wilson

The Encyclopedia of neighborhood History addresses approximately each element of neighborhood background, together with daily matters, theoretical methods, and traits within the box. This encyclopedia offers either the informal browser and the committed historian with adept statement through bringing the voices of over 100 specialists jointly in a single position. Authoritative but available, finished but captivating, Carol Kammen & Amy H. Wilson’s quantity is a deep source for historic agencies of any size.

The moment version good points new essays approximately doing neighborhood background in every one U.S. kingdom and Canadian province and addresses difficulties, technique, and technological adjustments within the box. Kammen and Wilson contain either expertise and foreign views to teach how the sphere has grown within the 21st century. This booklet continues to be a convenient reference software that no neighborhood historian’s table may be without!

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Presence-Based Coaching: Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders by Doug Silsbee

By Doug Silsbee

Presence-Based training deals coaches a hands-on source for constructing the capacities and talents had to be reliably found in all events, and exhibits the right way to allow move of habitual—and frequently ineffective—ways of responding. As writer and management professional Doug Silsbee explains, as soon as a trainer has mastered the internal strikes of directing their very own awareness, they could paintings to advance an identical power of their consumers. the power of a trainer to facilitate lasting, sustainable improvement in leaders rests at the presence a trainer bargains to the coach-client dating.

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Immigration and American Religion by Jenna Weissman Joselit

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Spanning the years 1500 to the top of the 20 th century, Immigration and American faith is a different exploration of the evolution, personality, and dynamics of faith in the United States. From the unique inflow of Protestants to next waves of Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and devotees of Santeria and Voudou, Jenna Weissman Joselit describes the fight to set up traditions within the New global, many times within the face of substantial hostility and prejudice. The influence of intolerance, the U.S. government's a number of rules on immigration, and the results of 2 international Wars all play an important half during this attention-grabbing narrative. Drawing at the voices and studies of immigrants, Immigration and American faith files the intense variety that has, for 4 centuries, made the us one of many world's so much dynamic societies.

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Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century by Gary L. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott

By Gary L. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott

Geography in the USA on the sunrise of the twenty first Century surveys American geographers' present study of their distinctiveness components and tracks tendencies and techniques within the many subfields of geography. As such, it really is either a 'state of the self-discipline' overview and a topical reference.

It contains an creation by way of the editors and forty seven chapters, every one on a selected uniqueness. The authors of every bankruptcy have been selected via their distinctiveness crew of the yank organization of Geographers (AAG). in accordance with a strategy of evaluation and revision, the chapters during this quantity became really consultant of the new scholarship of yank geographers. whereas it makes a speciality of paintings considering the fact that 1990, it also comprises comparable past paintings and paintings by way of non-American geographers.

The preliminary Geography in America used to be released in 1989 and has turn into a benchmark reference of yank geographical study through the Eighties. This most modern quantity is totally new and contours a preface written by means of the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

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Mapping Time and Space: How Medieval Mapmakers Viewed Their by Evelyn Edson

By Evelyn Edson

Medieval international maps were seen some time past as old fashioned, a laugh and easily fallacious. this article reviews those maps in a different way, exhibiting that the medieval global view, as expressed in maps, used to be not just an issue of measuring house, yet of putting the Earth in a philosophical and non secular surroundings. an important element of this environment used to be the passage of time, and plenty of medieval maps convey a story of human religious improvement: production, the giving of the legislations, the arrival of Christ, and the final Judgement. Viewing medieval maps, no longer as remoted items of parchment, yet within the context of the manuscripts within which they seem (not unavoidably geographies, yet extra usually calendar manuscripts, clinical treatises and histories) unearths the jobs performed in medieval idea, and the way, in flip, medieval pondering decided the shape and content material of maps.

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Funeral Customs: Their Origin and Development by Bertram S. Puckle

By Bertram S. Puckle

Publication Description: "A funeral is a rite marking a person's loss of life. Funerary customs include the complicated of ideals and practices utilized by a tradition to recollect the useless, from the funeral itself, to numerous monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken of their honor. those customs fluctuate broadly among cultures, and among non secular affiliations inside of cultures. In a few cultures the useless are honored; this can be often referred to as ancestor worship. The observe funeral comes from the Latin funus, which had various meanings, together with the corpse and the funerary rites themselves. desk of Contents: Publisher's Preface; Forword; Acknowledgment; The Provisions Of Nature; demise Warnings--when Does dying Take Place?; instruction For Burial, Coffins, ''grave-goods,'' Suttee; Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-eating, Totemism, Death-taxes; Bells, Mourning; Funeral Feasts And Processions; Early Burial-places; Churchyards, Cemeteries, Orientation And different Burial Customs; bushes, flora, Body-snatching; Plague; country And Public Funerals; Cremation, Embalming; In Memoriam; Memorials, Epitaphs, jewelry And Mourning playing cards

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9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and by Tom Lansford Ph.D.

By Tom Lansford Ph.D.

This ebook analyzes the advanced explanations and results of the September eleven, 2001, terrorist assaults either locally and across the world, and examines the following wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

• presents insightful costs from modern figures and first records starting from Osama bin Laden's 1998 fatwa opposed to the USA to the 2006 Iraq research team Report

• comprises 12 biographies starting from Osama bin weighted down to George W. Bush that supply designated heritage on very important figures from the era

• provides a chronology of occasions from the Seventies to the current day, together with occurrences resulting in the September eleven, 2001, assaults and the Iraq War

• encompasses a decide upon bibliography of significant works at the September eleven, 2001, assaults; the struggle in Iraq; place of birth safeguard; and the battle on terror

• encompasses a particular thesaurus of keyword phrases reminiscent of "Shiite" and "weapons of mass destruction"

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West Point Atlas for the Great War: Strategies and Tactics by Thomas E. Griess

By Thomas E. Griess

International struggle I marked the top of the previous army order and the start of the period of mechanized battle. it is a thorough exam of the campaigns of the “war to finish all wars.” It analyzes the advance of army thought and perform from the prewar interval of Bismark’s Prussia to the construction of the League of countries.

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