Category: Childrens History Nonfiction

Download e-book for iPad: Contemporary American Literature, 1945-Present (Backgrounds by Karen Meyers,Erik V. R. Rangno,Jerry Phillips,Ph.D. Anesko

By Karen Meyers,Erik V. R. Rangno,Jerry Phillips,Ph.D. Anesko Michael

ISBN-10: 1604134895

ISBN-13: 9781604134896

concentrating on quite a few subject matters, from the violence of warfare and the fight for civil rights to the social influence of know-how and the ethical value of cash, this colorfully illustrated advisor to American literature from the postwar interval to the current day has been increased and completely up to date. a brand new part titled Into the long run encompasses a dialogue of the easiest younger writers of contemporary years. A concise, enticing advisor to American modern literature, this quantity presents info on 21st-century writers; the Fifties, '60s, and past; modern American poetry; and the postmodern movement.

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New PDF release: Special Interests: How Lobbyists Influence Legislation

By Jules Archer

ISBN-10: 163450190X

ISBN-13: 9781634501903

In order to increase their a variety of explanations and matters, those teams rent contributors or organisations referred to as lobbyists to paintings on their behalf to steer the choices of country and federal lawmakers.

Lobbies were part of American historical past ever for the reason that Benjamin Franklin appealed to Britain’s Parliament to take away a tax on stamps in 1757. the appropriate of any one or staff to “petition the govt. for a redress of grievances” was once and is secure by way of the 1st modification, remembering the British government’s refusal to hear the grievances of the yank colonists, which caused the yank Revolution.

Today, even though, many lobbying actions have passed the bounds of Thomas Jefferson’s unique solid goal and infrequently contain the irrelevant use of cash and impression to achieve merits that aren't constantly within the public curiosity. even though lobbyists have the best to attract and recommend our flesh pressers, in basic terms our elected officers have the precise to truly write our legislation.

Jules Archer has written a broad-reaching description of the lobbying process in the United States. He describes who lobbyists are and discusses perks, PACS, and beef, and a few of the different signifies that lobbyists use to persuade legislators, the general public, or even the White residence.

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Download e-book for iPad: C is for Canada (Sleeping Bear Alphabet Books) by Michael Ulmer,Sylvie Daigneault

By Michael Ulmer,Sylvie Daigneault

ISBN-10: 158536973X

ISBN-13: 9781585369737

Canada will have a good time the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its confederation in 2017. And simply in time to aid mark the get together, writer Mike Ulmer provides C is for Canada, an alphabetical tribute to this northern country. colourful paintings captures Canada's normal good looks as shrewdpermanent rhymes tell and entertain, giving the reader an armchair journey. From the Aurora Borealis to Klondike Days to the majestic Peary Caribou, C is for Canada showcases the panorama, symbols, historical past, and tradition of this nice country.

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Download PDF by Mary Beacock Fryer: Champlain: Peacemaker and Explorer

By Mary Beacock Fryer

ISBN-10: 1554889405

ISBN-13: 9781554889402

Samuel de Champlain has lengthy been referred to as the founding father of Quebec and as a tireless explorer. not anyone understands evidently the place he was once born or who he quite was once. nonetheless, his occupation used to be choked with fascinating information and his adolescence ready him for greatness.

Without Champlains personal exact documents, the years 1600 to 1640 in Canada will be virtually a secret. almost certainly Canadas first multicultural suggest, he dreamed of making a brand new humans from French and Aboriginal roots. even if, his efforts to set up a colony encountered setbacks in France. between his detractors was once the strong Cardinal Richelieu. Champlain used to be now not of the the Aristocracy and hence used to be thought of not worthy for patronage.

The explorers tale is an exhilarating one, as he explored new territory, proven alliances and understandings with Natives, waged warfare while valuable, and left at the back of a legend within the New international that lasts to this day.

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Read e-book online Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel (Badger Biographies Series) PDF

By Bob Kann

ISBN-10: 0870204580

ISBN-13: 9780870204586

Cordelia Harvey: Civil battle Angel tells the tale of an iconic determine from Wisconsin’s Civil warfare heritage. because the spouse of a promising younger governor, Cordelia Harvey appeared destined for nice issues. Then tragedy struck: her husband, Louis Harvey, drowned, and Cordelia came across herself widowed and by myself. Like Louis had, Cordelia cared deeply concerning the Wisconsin infantrymen battling within the Civil battle, and he or she jumped at a task provide from the recent governor: operating because the sanitary agent for Wisconsin. during this place, Cordelia may perhaps struggle for the healthiness of the state’s males and boys wounded in battle.


Young readers will stick with Cordelia on her travels up and down the Mississippi to go to Wisconsin squaddies in army hospitals. In her efforts to ensure squaddies have been good cared for, Cordelia wrote to the governor approximately their want for healthy meals, fresh provides, and clean air. ultimately, she might shuttle to Washington to plead with President Lincoln for a Soldier’s domestic medical institution in Wisconsin. whilst Cordelia again domestic after the warfare, she persisted her humanitarian paintings by way of beginning an orphanage for the youngsters of fallen Civil struggle soldiers.


Cordelia Harvey: Civil struggle Angel contains sidebars on remedy, early nursing, and army prisons. A timeline, word list of phrases, and proposals for actions and dialogue around out this lively narrative.

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Get Art and Architecture (Inside Ancient China) PDF

By Anne Margaret Wright,Anita Croy

this article makes use of an leading edge method of the dynamics of labour's decline and proposes coverage projects valuable for its revitalization. The ebook emphasises the necessity for restructuring of capitalism on a world scale and demanding situations conventional financial and commercial family members wisdom.

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Download e-book for iPad: Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil by Rich Wallace,Sandra Neil Wallace

By Rich Wallace,Sandra Neil Wallace

ISBN-10: 162979094X

ISBN-13: 9781629790947

Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary scholar from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to assist with voter registration of black citizens. After the balloting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, within the sector referred to as “Bloody Lowndes,” an exceptionally harmful quarter for white freedom combatants, to help civil rights staff. 5 months later, Jonathan Daniels used to be shot and killed whereas saving the lifetime of Ruby revenues, a black youngster. via Daniels’s poignant letters, papers, photos, and taped interviews, authors wealthy Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace discover what led Daniels to the instant of his loss of life, the trial of his assassin, and the way those occasions helped reshape either the felony and political weather of Lowndes County and the nation.

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New PDF release: Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front

By Leon Davidson

ISBN-10: 1921656077

ISBN-13: 9781921656071

Winner of the NZ publish kid's booklet Awards, non-fiction type and shortlisted for the CBCA kid's e-book Awards, 2011.

The First international warfare used to be in basic terms intended to final six months. whilst the Australians and New Zealanders arrived on the Western entrance in 1916, the battling were going for a 12 months and a part and there has been no result in sight. the lads took their position in a line of trenches that unfold from the North Sea to the Swiss Alps. past the trenches was once no-man's-land, an eerie desolate tract the place rats lived within the ribs of the useless and the wounded cried for support. past that was once the German military.

The Anzacs had sailed for France to struggle a battle the entire global used to be conversing approximately. Few who got here domestic ever spoke approximately it back.

Zero Hour is the 3rd e-book by means of Leon Davidson, writer of the best-selling and multi-award-winning Scarecrow military: the Anzacs at Gallipoli and Red Haze: Australians & New Zealanders in Vietnam.

'Written with a simplicity and directness that make it an amazing educating instrument, Zero Hour blends old evaluation of the Anzacs' position with usual squaddies' reviews and perspectives.' Age

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Deborah Kops's Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote PDF

By Deborah Kops

ISBN-10: 162979323X

ISBN-13: 9781629793238

this is the tale of impressive chief Alice Paul, from the lady suffrage movement—the lengthy fight for votes for women—to the “second wave,” whilst girls demanded complete equality with males. Paul made an important effect on either. She reignited the sleepy suffrage second with dramatic demonstrations and provocative banners. After girls received the vote in 1920, Paul wrote the equivalent Rights modification (ERA), which might make the entire legislation that discriminated opposed to ladies unconstitutional. Passage of the period grew to become the rallying cry of a brand new stream of younger girls within the Sixties and ’70s. Paul observed one other probability to boost women’s rights whilst the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 started relocating via Congress. She set in movement the “sex amendment,” which continues to be an important criminal device for aiding ladies struggle discrimination within the place of work. comprises archival photos, author’s be aware, bibliography, and resource notes.

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Read e-book online More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace PDF

By Michelle Roehm McCann

From the inspiring writer of Girls Who Rocked the area comes one other accomplished selection of real, inspiring profiles of profitable younger women all through background who made their mark at the global sooner than turning twenty.

Young girls this day crave powerful, self sufficient function types to seem to for motivation. within the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More ladies Who Rocked the area offers a enjoyable and uplifting number of influential tales with forty-five extra movers and shakers who made a distinction sooner than turning twenty.

From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele—each together with her personal fabulous tale of ways she created life-changing possibilities for herself and the world—you’ll get to understand those able queens of empires and brave icons of leisure. additionally integrated are profiles of gutsy youngsters who're available in the market rocking the area without delay and private aspirations from today’s younger women.

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