Goodbye Buenos Aires

Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll
Editor: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011703
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of Argentina as a British colony, seen through the eyes of an emigre Scottish trader.

Imperial Skirmishes

Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll
Editor: Signal Books
ISBN: 9781902669212
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Notorious for its military dictatorships, South America is less well known for its wars. The heyday of South American war-mongering was the 19th century, and it is this period that Andrew Graham-Yooll reconstructs in this history of small wars

An American Teacher In Argentina

Author: Julyan G. Peard
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 161148765X
Size: 11,26 MB
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An American Teacher in Argentina tells the story of Mary E. Gorman who in 1869 was the first North American woman to accept President Domingo F. Sarmiento’s invitation to set up normal schools in Argentina, where she eventually settled. An ordinary historical actor whose life only sometimes enters the historical record, she moved along the fault lines of some of the greatest historical dramas and changes in nineteenth-century US and Argentine history: she was a pioneering child on the US-Indian frontier; she participated in the push for US women’s education; she was a single woman traveler at a time when few women traveled alone; she was a player in an Argentine attempt to expand common school education; and a beneficiary of the great primary products export boom in the second half of nineteenth-century Argentina, and thus well positioned to enjoy the country’s Belle Époque. The book is not a straightforward, biographical narrative of a woman’s life. It charts a life, but, more important, it charts the evolving ideas in a life lived mostly among people pushing boundaries in pursuit of what they considered progress. What emerges is a quintessentially transnational life story that engages with themes of gender, education, religion, contact with indigenous peoples in both the US and Argentina, natural history, and economic and political change in Argentina in the second half of the nineteenth century. Because the book tells a good story about one woman’s rich and eventful life, it will also appeal to an audience beyond academe.

Eugene O Neill

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791093662
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Eugene O'Neill, one of America's finest dramatists, is best known for his plays The Iceman Cometh, Desire Under the Elms, and Long Day s Journey into Night. O'Neill's brilliant work won him four Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a place among the most important writers in American history. Enhanced by a detailed chronology and bibliography, this newly updated volume in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series is an in-depth exploration into the life and works of a playwright whose searing dramas continue to be a powerful presence on the American stage.

Cinematic Cv Of The World

Author: Njål Helgheim
Editor: Njål Helgheim
ISBN: 8283281747
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Author: Njål Helgheim. Illustrated by Atle (age 7–9), Anyja (age 9–11), Émilie P.B., Béatrice L.B. and N. Helgheim «Cinematic CV of the World» gives you basic information about approximately 12 000 documentaries and fiction films – including one hundred and thirty-six 2020 films – related to one or several of the following topics: ▪ major historical events worldwide from the Big Bang to the present day ▪ ancient empires and modern-day countries around the globe ▪ ongoing wars and conflicts worldwide ▪ current global challenges: environmental issues, threats to democracy, human rights violations, social injustice ▪ indigenous peoples ▪ education, health care and criminal justice systems worldwide ▪ Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism ▪ art, music, dance, sport, poker, chess ▪ cinema; the last chapter in «Cinematic CV of the World», ch. #420, is a large collection of films about films and filmmakers from all over the world. The selection of films has been made over the last eight years by scanning the entire 1900–2020 world production of documentary films and fiction films, picking films based on acclaim and relevance to one or several of the 420 topics covered – with a particular focus on films from the Global South, many of which, no matter how good or important they are, suffer from low online visibility due to the commercial nature of search engines and the recommendatory power of global streaming services.

Goodbye Brazil

Author: Maxine L. Margolis
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299293033
Size: 16,52 MB
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Brazil, a country that has always received immigrants, only rarely saw its own citizens move abroad. Beginning in the late 1980s, however, thousands of Brazilians left for the United States, Japan, Portugal, Italy, and other nations, propelled by a series of intense economic crises. By 2009 an estimated three million Brazilians were living abroad—about 40 percent of them in the United States. Goodbye, Brazil is the first book to provide a global perspective on Brazilian emigration. Drawing and synthesizing data from a host of sociological and anthropological studies, preeminent Brazilian immigration scholar Maxine L. Margolis surveys and analyzes this greatly expanded Brazilian diaspora, asking who these immigrants are, why they left home, how they traveled abroad, how the Brazilian government responded to their exodus, and how their host countries received them. Margolis shows how Brazilian immigrants, largely from the middle rungs of Brazilian society, have negotiated their ethnic identity abroad. She argues that Brazilian society abroad is characterized by the absence of well-developed, community-based institutions—with the exception of thriving, largely evangelical Brazilian churches. Margolis looks to the future as well, asking what prospects at home and abroad await the new generation, children of Brazilian immigrants with little or no familiarity with their parents' country of origin. Do Brazilian immigrants develop such deep roots in their host societies that they hesitate to return home despite Brazil's recent economic boom—or have they become true transnationals, traveling between Brazil and their adopted lands but feeling not quite at home in either one?

The London Magazine

Author: John Lehmann
Editor:
ISBN:
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London Magazine

Author: John Lehmann
Editor:
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The Forgotten Colony

Author: Andrew Graham-Yooll
Editor: L.O.L.A. (Literature of Latin America)
ISBN:
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Hello Hippo Goodbye Bird

Author: Kristyn Crow
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553509926
Size: 20,51 MB
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A hilarious picture book about a grumpy hippo, a persistent bird, and a delightful friendship! Bird wants to be Hippo’s friend! Hippo wants to be left alone. Bird makes a great hat for Hippo. He tells hilarious hippo jokes. He keeps the bugs away (can you say lunch!?). Hippo wants Bird to GO AWAY. But then the sky gets darker. And darker. Thunder crashes all around. Maybe Hippo could use a friend?