Christmas in America

Christmas in America: A History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 17, 2014
Christmas in America: A History

Christmas in America: A History by Penne L. Restad
English | December 5, 1996 | ISBN: 0195109805 | 240 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the commercialization of a sacred day. As Penne Restad reveals in this marvelous new book, it has always been an ambiguous meld of sacred thoughts and worldly actions– as well as a fascinating reflection of our changing society.

Merry Christmas! : Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by butokec at May 13, 2010
Merry Christmas! : Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday

Merry Christmas! : Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday
Harvard University Press | ISBN: 0674003187 | 2000-12-25 | PDF | 464 pages | 2 Mb

It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become, showing us the provenance and significance of each of its essential parts: the decorated trees and holiday lights, the cards and gifts and wrapping papers, the toy villages and store displays and Macy's holiday parade, Bing Crosby and Santa Claus.

PBS - Craft in America: Celebration (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 22, 2015
PBS - Craft in America: Celebration (2015)

PBS - Craft in America: Celebration (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2153 Kbps | 56mn 46s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 929 MiB
Genre: Documentary

CELEBRATION examines the role craft plays in our holiday customs, with a focus on our winter observances and the traditions that are handed down from one generation to another as well as new rituals that define the season. CELEBRATION features lion dancers and float builders for San Francisco’s acclaimed Chinese New Year Parade, artists in Michigan making ceramics for the holidays at Pewabic (Detroit) and Motawi Tileworks (Ann Arbor), Kwanzaa celebrations with artists in Chicago and Oakland, and Christmas card making in Tacoma, Washington with woodblock print artist Yoshiko Yamamoto. PBS premiere December 11, 2015 (*check local listings).

PBS Craft in America - Holiday (2013)  Video

Posted by Polik88 at Dec. 25, 2013
PBS Craft in America - Holiday (2013)

PBS Craft in America - Holiday (2013)
HDTV | English | MP4 | 1280x720 | AVC 2544 Kbps 23.976 fps | AAC 144 Kbps 48.0 khz | 55mn 40s | 1.05 GB
Genre: Documentary

Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques and origins of American craft. Holiday embraces familiar and new winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmade. Celebrate some of our most important cultural and religious customs and get inspired to discover your own creativity.

Max Weber in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Jan. 23, 2017
Max Weber in America

Lawrence A. Scaff, "Max Weber in America"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0691147795 | PDF | pages: 329 | 1.5 mb

The Engine of Enterprise : Credit in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Jan. 22, 2017
The Engine of Enterprise : Credit in America

The Engine of Enterprise : Credit in America
by Rowena Olegario
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0674051149 | 312 Pages | PDF | 55 MB

Tracing credit from colonial times to the present and highlighting its productive role in building national prosperity, Rowena Olegario probes questions that have divided Americans: Who should have access to credit? How should creditors assess creditworthiness? How can borrowers and lenders accommodate to the risks of a credit-dependent economy?

Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 22, 2017
Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan

Keith Abbott, "Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan"
ISBN: 0982225229 | 2009 | EPUB | 168 pages | 4 MB
Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994(Repost)

Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994 by Herbert H. Haines
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0195132491 | 288 Pages | PDF | 18.34 MB

SBS - The Ukes in America (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 13, 2017
SBS - The Ukes in America (2016)

SBS - The Ukes in America (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4817 Kbps | 57mn 5s | 2.04 GiB
Audio: English MP2 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This intimate and humorous documentary follows the convention-busting Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain as they embark on their first major US tour, but what will Americans make of their British humour and ukulele musicianship? It features barnstorming stage performances, impromptu jams and guerrilla gigs in unlikely venues.

Communication Crisis in America, and How to Fix It (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Jan. 9, 2017
Communication Crisis in America, and How to Fix It (repost)

Mark Lloyd, Lewis A Friedland, "Communication Crisis in America, and How to Fix It"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1349949256, 1349949248 | 316 pages | PDF | 5 MB