Texas L America Futura

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Report Of The Congressional Committees Investigating The Iran Contra Affair

Autore: Lee H. Hamilton
Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788126024
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Contents: The Report: executive summary; Central America; the arms sales to Iran; exposure and concealment; the enterprise; conclusions and recommendations. Also contains the Minority report: the foreign affairs powers of the Constitution and the Iran-Contra Affair; Nicaragua; Iran; disclosure and investigations; putting Congress' house in order; and recommendations. Extensive appendices contain additional views of several Representatives and Senators.

Families Lovers And Their Letters

Autore: Sonia Cancian
Editore: Univ. of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 0887553028
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Families, Lovers, and their Letters takes us into the passionate hearts and minds of ordinary people caught in the heartbreak of transatlantic migration. It examines the experiences of Italian migrants to Canada and their loved ones left behind in Italy following the Second World War, when the largest migration of Italians to Canada took place. In a micro-analysis of 400 private letters, including three collections that incorporate letters from both sides of the Atlantic, Sonia Cancian provides new evidence on the bidirectional flow of communication during migration. She analyzes how kinship networks functioned as a means of support and control through the flow of news, objects, and persons; how gender roles in productive and reproductive spheres were reinforced as a means of coping with separation; and how the emotional impact of both temporary and permanent separation was expressed during the migration process. Cancian also examines the love letter as a specific form of epistolary exchange, a first in Italian immigrant historiography, revealing the powerful effect that romantic love had on the migration experience.

When The Eagle Screamed

Autore: William H. Goetzmann
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132235
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When the Eagle Screamed argues that America’s expansionism between 1800 and 1860 positioned it against some of the world’s most powerful and aggressive nations. As the United States moved onto the world scene in this age of Manifest Destiny, it clashed with Britain, France, Russia, Spain, and Mexico.

A Nation Without Borders

Autore: Steven Hahn
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0670024686
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Explores the eighty years surrounding the Civil War, detailing the pivotal developments in the nineteenth century that transformed the way Americans lived, worked, and thought, including changes in social and economic life, as well as sectionalism and imperialism.

Who Are We

Autore: Samuel P. Huntington
ISBN: 9780684866697
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In WHO ARE WE? author Samuel Huntington turns his attention from international cultural divides to the cultural rifts in America. The patriotic response to the events of September 11 only highlighted the loss of American identity at home, says Huntington, and already patriotic fervour has begun to subside. The United States was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment and respect for law. Waves of immigrants later came to America, but they gradually accepted these values and assimilated into the Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of primarily Hispanic immigrants; bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship and the 'denationalisation' of American elites. To counterpoint this, Huntington draws attention to the beginnings of a revival of American identity in a post-September 11 world where countries face unprecedented challenges to national security. WHO ARE WE? is an important work of political, historical and cultural inquiry that, like Huntington's previous book, is certain to spark a lively debate.