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.

PBS - The Talk: Race in America (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 19, 2017
PBS - The Talk: Race in America (2017)

PBS - The Talk: Race in America (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2260 Kbps | 1h 54mn | 2.16 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Talk: Race in America documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. In many homes, "The Talk," as it is called, usually contains phrases like this: If you are stopped by the police:
Always answer 'yes sir, no sir'; never talk back; don't make any sudden movements; don't put your hands in your pockets.
Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America [Audiobook]

Patty Alper, Karen Saltus (Narrator), "Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America"
ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B06XG8L48R | 2017 | MP3@64 kbps | ~06:54:00 | 170 MB
The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859 : The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement

The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859 :
The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement

by Brian Gabrial
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1611176034 | 257 Pages | PDF | 17.4 MB

This volume examines news accounts of five major slave rebellions or conspiracies: Gabriel Prosser's 1800 Virginia slave conspiracy; the 1811 Louisiana slave revolt; Denmark Vesey's 1822 slave conspiracy in Charleston, South Carolina; Nat Turner's 1831 Southampton County, Virginia, slave revolt; and John Brown's 1859 Harper's Ferry raid.

Freegans : Diving Into the Wealth of Food Waste in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 12, 2017
Freegans : Diving Into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Freegans : Diving Into the Wealth of Food Waste in America
by Alex V. Barnard
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0816698139 | 310 Pages | PDF | 3.91 MB

If capitalism is such an efficient system, why does 40 percent of all U.S. food production go to waste—while one in six people in the nation face hunger?

Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929–September 3, 1939  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 10, 2017
Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929–September 3, 1939

Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929–September 3, 1939 by Frederick Lewis Allen
English | May 26, 2015 (1986) | ISBN: 0060913223, ASIN: B00VH7BE7S | EPUB | 402 pages | 1.4 MB

Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at March 9, 2017
Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews

Oscar Wilde, "Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews"
English | ISBN: 0252034724, 0252079728 | 2013 | 208 pages | PDF | 2 MB