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.

Bobby Watson - Made In America (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 21, 2017
Bobby Watson - Made In America (2017)

Bobby Watson - Made In America (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:22 | 147 MB
Label: Smoke Sessions Records | Release Year: 2017

Jazz great Bobby Watson celebrates some of the vital but less well-known contributions of African-Americans on Made in America, his first recording on Smoke Sessions Records. Saxophonist and composer Watson does his part to call attention to black pioneers in a variety of fields, from politics to pop culture, science to sports. These compositions are inspired by a few names that should be familiar to jazz fans&emdash; Sammy Davis, Jr., and Grant Green&emdash; but also by more obscure historic figures such as Wendell Pruitt, Butterfly McQueen, Major Taylor, Madam C.J. Walker, Isaac Murphy, Bass Reeves, and Dr. Mark Dean. Watson explains, “This project has been a history lesson for me and I hope it will be a history lesson for the listeners.”

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

Posted by ksveta6 at April 21, 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
2016 | ISBN: 1250069920 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America (Critical America)

Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America (Critical America) by Victor C. Romero
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0814775683, 9780814775684, B004DMXBMA | 261 Pages | PDF | 1.40 MB

Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 19, 2017
Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America

Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America by Gail Pool
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0826217273, 0826217281 | 184 pages | PDF | 0,8 MB
Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism (repost)

Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism by Drew Maciag
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0801448956 | ISBN-13: 9780801448959 | 304 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB
Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America [Audiobook]

Calvin Trillin, Robert Fass (Narrator), "Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America"
ASIN: B01G2NJBQM | 2016 | MP3@64 kbps | ~08:25:00 | 239 MB