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.
Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America [Audiobook]

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America [Audiobook] by Michael Wear
English | January 17, 2017 | ASIN: B01NBJJLJM, ISBN: 153183356X, 1531833551 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 31 mins | 179 MB
Narrator: Stu Gray

Islamophobia and Racism in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at May 25, 2017
Islamophobia and Racism in America

Islamophobia and Racism in America by Erik Love
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1479838071, 1479804924 | 272 pages | EPUB | 0,6 MB

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 24, 2017
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America [Audiobook]

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America [Audiobook] by Michael Ruhlman
English | May 16, 2017 | ASIN: B06XKKK6LS | M4B@64 kbps | 11 hrs 3 mins | 302 MB
Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross

Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 23, 2017
Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America

Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America by C. Nicole Mason
English | August 16th, 2016 | ISBN: 1250069920 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 1.12 MB

Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life…

Family Law in America (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at May 19, 2017
Family Law in America (repost)

Family Law in America by Sanford N. Katz
English | ISBN: 0199795363 | 2011 | 288 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Sucker’s Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at May 16, 2017
Sucker’s Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America

Sucker’s Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America by Herbert Asbury
English | 2016 | eISBN: 178720135X, ASIN: B01MG5EJK6 | 583 pages | EPUB | 12 MB