By Paul Joseph
By Ilyas Ba-Yunus
As a minority faith in a predominantly Christian nation, America's Muslims face many problems - lack of expertise in their cultural traditions via nearly all of their fellow voters, threats to their civil liberties in response to their ideals and ethnicity, and demanding situations to protecting a Muslim identification inside of their neighborhood. Muslims within the usa clarifies this advanced state of affairs through explaining for a non-Muslim viewers the fundamental teachings and practices of Islam, the background of Islam within the usa, and a dialogue of ways and the place Muslims dwell during this nation. the quantity concludes with a dialogue of the issues that Muslims have adjusting to American tradition, and an outline from the Muslim point of view of September 11 and its aftermath.Muslims within the usa offers an goal evaluate of what it is prefer to reside as a Muslim within the usa: ; contains a historical past of Islam in the USA and a precis of what's identified concerning the range of the Muslim inhabitants ; Examines the centrality of religion for the Muslims of the USA ; Analyzes the significance of ladies and the kinfolk ; Probes the worries that Muslims have persevered after 9-11
By Paul Joseph
By Richard Worth
The U.S. is actually a country of immigrants. Spanning the time from while the Europeans first got here to the hot global, this publication conveys the buzz of those tales to youth. It highlights the subjects, humans, areas, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant crew.
By Adam B. Lowther
Because the struggle in Iraq maintains to rage, many within the White residence, country division, division of safety, and out of doors govt are left to wonder whether it was once attainable to foresee the trouble the us is at present having with Sunni nationalists and Islamic extremists. contemporary American army adventure deals major perception into this question. With the fog of the chilly warfare eventually lifting and readability returning to the character of clash, the dominance of asymmetry within the army adventure of the U.S. is all too evident.Lebanon (1982-1984), Somalia (1992-1994), and Afghanistan (2001-2004) supply fresh and proper perception into successes and screw ups of yank makes an attempt to struggle adversaries using uneven clash to wrestle the us whilst it intervened in those 3 states. the consequences illustrate the trouble of enticing adversaries unwilling to salary a standard conflict and the necessity for stronger strategic and tactical doctrine.It is straightforward, Lowther writes, for americans to overlook the teachings of prior conflicts because the politics of the current dominate…. His objective this is to focus on a few of history's fresh classes in order that we may perhaps movement ahead with an information of what event bargains.
By Barry K. Grant
The profound cultural and political adjustments of the Nineteen Sixties introduced the us toward social revolution than at the other time within the 20th century. the rustic fragmented as quite a few demanding situations to nation strength have been met with expanding and violent resistance. The chilly conflict heated up and the Vietnam warfare divided americans. Civil rights, women's liberation, and homosexual rights additional emerged as major social matters. unfastened love used to be celebrated while the last decade was once marked through assassinations, mass murders, and social unrest.
At an analogous time, American cinema underwent radical switch in addition. The studio approach crumbled, and the construction Code used to be changed via a brand new rankings procedure. one of the demanding situations confronted by way of the movie was once the dawning shift in theatrical exhibition from city facilities to surburban multiplexes, a rise in runaway productions, the increase of self sustaining manufacturers, and pageant from either tv and international artwork motion pictures. Hollywood videos turned extra cynical, violent, and sexually specific, reflecting the altering values of the time.
In ten unique essays, American Cinema of the Nineteen Sixties examines a spread of movies that characterised the last decade, together with Hollywood video clips, documentaries, and self sustaining and experimental motion pictures. one of the motion pictures mentioned are Elmer Gantry, The condo, West aspect tale, The Manchurian Candidate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape worry, Bonnie and Clyde, 2001: A area Odyssey, nighttime Cowbody, and simple Rider.
By Cornelia Strawser, Siegal
By Antje Gunsenheimer, Tsubasa Okoshi Harada, John F. Chuchiak
By Sergio Fabbrini
Why and the way is the United States contested by means of Europe? This new book answers this query and contributes to a greater figuring out of up to date transatlantic tensions. Adopting various theoretical views, the top members to this quantity check the eu discontent with the US and relate this to the unilateral flip of US international coverage within the twenty-first century. American unilateralism is interpreted by means of the entire authors because the expression of a brand new conservative nationalism which has been becoming within the kingdom because the Seventies and have become culturally hegemonic after 9-11. They discover the next key components: the increase of yank conservative nationalism US overseas coverage transatlantic family members anti-Americanism the Iraq battle the way forward for American political and cultural hegemony. This booklet should be very important examining for college students of diplomacy, international coverage research, American and ecu politics.