Facing East from Indian Country – A Native History of Early America
This history of Native Americans, from the period of first contact to the present day, offers an important variation to existing studies by placing the lives and experiences of Native American communities at the center of the narrative. Presents an innovative approach to Native American history by placing individual native communities and their experiences at the center of the study Following a first chapter that deals with creation myths, the remainder of the narrative is structured chronologically, covering over 600 years from the point of first contact to the present day Illustrates the great diversity in American Indian culture and emphasizes the importance of Native Americans in the history of North America Provides an excellent survey for courses in Native American history Includes maps, photographs, a timeline, questions for discussion, and “A Closer Focus” textboxes that provide biographies of individuals and that elaborate on the text, exposing students to issues of race, class, and gender
Times Are Altered with Us: American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans—and then Americans—from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of «First Contact» across North America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts Explores the early years of contact, trade, reciprocity, and colonization, from initial engagement of different Indian and European peoples—Spanish, French, Dutch, English, and Russian—up to the start of tenuous and stormy relations with the new American government Charts the rapid decline in American Indian populations due to factors including epidemic Old World diseases, genocide and warfare by explorers and colonists, tribal warfare, and the detrimental effects of resource ruination and displacement from traditional lands Features a completely up-to-date synthesis of the literature of the field Incorporates useful student features, including maps, illustrations, and a comprehensive and evaluative Bibliographical Essay Written in an engaging style by an expert in Native American history and designed for use in both the U.S. history survey as well as dedicated courses in Native American studies
The Native American Almanac: A Portrait of Native America Today
One of the most celebrated runs in Captain America history, collected in full! The world believes Cap dead, but his life is saved by his greatest love...and his deadliest enemy! Will America celebrate his return, or will he end up a man without a country? After facing Onslaught, Cap will find himself reborn once more - only to lose his shield! Cap faces Hydra, Skrulls, A.I.M. and more, unites with Iron Man against M.O.D.O.K., and battles Korvac and the Red Skull for the fate of the future! Plus tales from World War II and more - from all eras of the Sentinel of Liberty's star-studded history!
From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada--a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation.The first of three volumes, spanning from the year 1000 to 1867, and beginning with Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world, taking on sweeping themes and vividly recounting the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today.
Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517-1740 presents a comprehensive thematic history of the rise and influence of the branches of Christianity that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation. Represents the only English language single-volume survey of the rise of early modern Protestantism from its Lutheran beginnings in Germany to its spread to America Offers a thematic approach to Protestantism by tracing its development within the social, political, and cultural context of early modern Europe Introduces innovative argument that the central dynamic of Protestantism was not its struggle with Catholicism but its own inner dynamic Breaks from traditional scholarship by arguing that the rise of Reformation Protestantism lasted at least two centuries Unites Old World and New World Protestant histories
A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field
The Indian cultural influence in Southeast Asia forms a fascinating aspect of India-Southeast Asia relations. The transmission of many aspects of Indian culture to the vast regions of Southeast Asia without military conquest is truly amazing. It is one of the notable achievements of Indian history. Close cultural interaction of India with Southeast Asia began from prehistoric times and continued until the beginning of colonial rule. India''s relations with Southeast Asia passed through many vicissitudes. This assumes much importance as India is trying its best to be major power in the region with its look East Policy in the new millennium. The Indian cultural influence was by peaceful and non-political methods.The culturally rich east coast of India played a significant part in this cultural rapprochement
East Indians arrived in Trinidad between 1845 -1917 as Indian indentured immigrants and settled as part of the cocoa and sugar plantation systems. They were ostracized, ridiculed and made to think that they did not belong in the society. However, they were able to re-create aspects of their motherland's society (India) based on cultural memory and the need for identity. By the 1930, their cultural patterns were facing calcification due to a lack of creativity and the inherent pressures associated with survival in an alien society. There were no new sources of Indian music and culture for them and there was a preoccupation with the preservation of culture rather than creativity in the culture. The arrival of Indian movies in 1935 served as a catalyst for the revival of many aspects of their religious and cultural traditions and the evolution of a new East Indian identity in Trinidad. Its impact was felt in many aspects of East Indian life in Trinidad, from the temples and mosques, leisure time, dress, songs, dance to general everyday living. Indian movies functioned as the axis mundi in the emergence of a stronger, more dynamic Indo- cultural presence in Trinidad.
The writers from various provinces of North-East India are debating local identities and cultural/ ethnic issues. The poets of this region have always commanded a special attention and appeal owing to the ubiquity of the form and the profound intensity of the creative expression. The sense of place, history and society comes across through their poems beautifully and in very evocative language. Mostly, they hail from the multifarious ethnic groups. Obviously, ethnicity is a major concern in their poetry. The present anthology entitled “Multi-Ethnic Poetry in English from North-East India: A Critical Spectrum”, Volume II, brings together the best-known poets of the region, cutting across languages and time periods. Redolent of native imagery and forceful yet lyrical cadences, this anthology weaves together a remarkable variety of themes, capturing the myriad nuances of the North-East India. I hope that the book will get a warm reception in the hands of writers, readers, scholars and teachers who want to be more conversant with the various unknown and untouched shades of North-East Indian Poetry in English.
The Huron–Wendat Feast of the Dead – Indian–European Encounters in Early Nanth America
Poetry from North-East India, in all its manifestations, demonstrate a kind of uniqueness in that it speaks predominantly of contemporary events--affairs which repeatedly makes them aware of a troubled, hopeless existence. It reflects the traumas of a society in transition. The past is pervading, yet the past and the present connect with a sense of longing: the emotional cessation created between the past and the present leads to a sadness layered with irony and a hint of derision. The rich, unifying traditions of the past and the chaotic developments of the present create a conflict in the poet's mind. Poetry on the Lips of the Earth: North-East Indian English Poetry: A Critical Analysis is a modest attempt to evaluate some prominent North-East Indian Poetry. It includes more than ten in-depth critical essays dealing different latest perspectives of the region by eminent scholars of the country. I hope that the book will get a warm reception in the hands of writers, readers, scholars, and teachers who want to be more conversant with the various unknown and untouched shades of North-East Indian Poetry.
Without Reservations: Native Hip Hop and Identity in the Music of W.O.R. is a critical review of Native Hip Hop using the debut recording of the Native American Hip Hop ensemble WithOut Rezervations (W.O.R.). This research documents the origins of Native Hip Hop as it fused together both Native American and mainstream American musical genres at the seminal moments during the development of Hip Hop culture. A critical and analytical approach to stereotypes, urban Indian issues, and identity formation is applied in order to demonstrate how a contemporary Native Hip Hop ensemble harnessed the energy and strength steaming from both the East and West coast Hip Hop styles. A vast constellation of research materials from Native American Studies and Popular Culture Studies through Philosophy and Sociology are drawn together to highlight and interrogate contemporary Native identity. This research suggests alternative modes of representation/re-presentation and establishes new critical theories to underscore Native identity complexities and illustrates how these advanced techniques are witnessed and applied to the music of W.O.R.