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Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 2, 2016
Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South

Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South
by Alejandra Dubcovsky
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0674660188 | 298 Pages | True PDF | 7.6 MB

Informed Power maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing press until the 1730s.
Being Real: The Student-Teacher Relationship and African-American Male Delinquency

Being Real: The Student-Teacher Relationship and African-American Male Delinquency (Criminal Justice) by Camille Gibson
English | June 2002 | ISBN: 1931202311 | 342 Pages| PDF | 1 MB

Gibson looks at how student-teacher relationships affect African American males. She studied students in two Bronx, New York, schools. African-American males may start optimistic, but they often come to perceive school as a poor option for achieving the "American dream." Instead, they may turn to crime, most often drug dealing and violence.

American Dad S13E04 (2016)  Video

Posted by wcruiser at Nov. 29, 2016
American Dad S13E04 (2016)

American Dad S13E04 (2016)
720p HDTV | MKV | 1280x720 | x264 @ 908 Kbps | English AC3 (6 ch) @ 448 Kbps | 20mn | 207 MB
Sub: None
Genre: Animation | Comedy

Portrait of Francine’s Genitals – Francine’s intimate body part becomes body art and is put on display at a museum.
Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Allen Toussaint - American Tunes (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.02GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Nonesuch Records

So busy was Allen Toussaint in the wake of his late-2000s revival, he didn't wind up entering a recording studio to begin work on a sequel to his 2009 jazz album, The Bright Mississippi, until 2013 (2013's Songbook consisted of live recordings from 2009). A few solo sessions happened that year, followed by a round with a band and guests in October 2015 and then he died a few weeks later, passing away in Madrid, Spain while on tour. Producer Joe Henry, who helmed The Bright Mississippi, pulled together American Tunes for a posthumous release in the summer of 2016. Tonally, American Tunes isn't much different from its predecessor, yet its elegiac elegance doesn't come from a place of despair: it's a wistful look back at his past and home.
American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, Second Edition (Two Vol. Set)

American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, Second Edition (Two Vol. Set) by Robert L. Beisner
English | June 1, 2003 | ISBN: 1576070808 | 2084 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

A thorough update of the standard bibliography of American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present day.

Beatrice Ojakangas - Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Nov. 26, 2016
Beatrice Ojakangas - Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes [Repost]

Beatrice Ojakangas - Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes
2005 | ISBN: 0816648107 | English | 212 pages | PDF | 12.5 MB

Losing Eden : An Environmental History of the American West  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Nov. 25, 2016
Losing Eden : An Environmental History of the American West

Losing Eden : An Environmental History of the American West
by Sara Dant
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118934296 | 236 Pages | True PDF | 8.7 MB

Losing Eden traces the environmental history and development of the American West and explains how the land has shaped and been shaped by the people who live there.
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.

Quest for American Sociology: Robert E.Park and the Chicago School  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by mapusi at Nov. 24, 2016
Quest for American Sociology: Robert E.Park and the Chicago School

Quest for American Sociology: Robert E.Park and the Chicago School by Fred Matthews
English | Aug. 1977 | ISBN: 0773502432 | 298 Pages | PDF | 23.06 MB


Robert E. Park was a key figure in the development of the 'Chicago school' which played a dominant role in the evolution of American sociology in the inter-war years. This biographical study deals in depth with Park's life before his appointment to the University of Chicago in 1913, and investigates the personal and intellectual influences that formed the independent nature and well-stocked mind he brought to the academic world. A decade of work as a newspaper reporter and several years spent at Tuskegee as writer and publicist for Booker T. Washington helped shape what were to become the main foci of his sociological interests: the modern city and the interaction of its varied races and cultures.
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.