A Companion to Benjamin Franklin

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444342123
Format: PDF
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This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, workand legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, andmultifaceted of the founders. Includes contributions from across a range of academicdisciplines Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, fromaccomplished and emerging experts in the field Pays special attention to the American Revolution, theEnlightenment, journalism, colonial American society, and themes ofrace, class, and gender Places Franklin in the context of recent work in politicaltheory, American Studies, American literature, material culturestudies, popular culture, and international relations

Benjamin Franklin in London

Author: George Goodwin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300220243
Format: PDF
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An absorbing and enlightening chronicle of the nearly two decades the American statesman, scientist, author, inventor, and Founding Father spent in the British imperial capital of colonial America

A Companion to World History

Author: Douglas Northrop
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334182
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Companion to World History offers a comprehensiveoverview of the variety of approaches and practices utilized in thefield of world and global history. This state-of-the-art collectionof more than 30 insightful essays – including contributionsfrom an international cast of leading world historians and emergingscholars in the field – identifies continuing areas ofcontention, disagreement, and divergence, while pointing outfruitful directions for further discussion and research. Themes andtopics explored include the lineages and trajectories of worldhistory, key ideas and methods employed by world historians, theteaching of world history and how it draws upon and challenges“traditional” approaches, and global approaches towriting world history. By considering these interwoven issues ofscholarship and pedagogy from a transnational, interregional, andworld/global scale, fresh insights are gained and new challengesposed. With its rich compendium of diverse viewpoints, ACompanion to World History is an essential resource for thestudy of the world's past.

A Companion to the History of American Science

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119072239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118524292
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presentsa collection of original historiographic essays contributed byleading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives andpolitics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigailand Louisa Catherine. Features contributions from top historians and Adams’scholars Considers sub-topics of interest such as John Adams’ rolein the late 18th-century demise of the Federalists, bothAdams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, religion, andslavery Includes two chapters on Abigail Adams and one on LouisaAdams

Tod und Leben gro er amerikanischer St dte

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.