The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061713
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this interracial transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. This title tells this tale.

Borderline Americans

Author: Katherine Benton-Cohen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032772
Format: PDF
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Chronicles the history of race relations in Cochise County, Arizona, focusing on Sheriff Harry Wheeler's 1917 arrest and deportation of two thousand striking Mexican miners.

Arcadia

Author: Lauren Groff
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406653669
Format: PDF
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In den Siebzigerjahren auf dem Land in New York haben sich einige Aussteiger auf einem großen Grundstück mit einem alten Schulhaus niedergelassen. Sie haben den Traum, autark und frei zu leben, und nennen ihren Ort Arcadia. Die packende Geschichte vom romantischen Aufbruch, von Hochzeit, Niedergang und Nachwirken dieser Landkommune wird aus der Perspektive von Bit erzählt. Als Sohn von Hannah, einer Bäckerin, und Abe, einem Schreinermeister kam er in der ersten Zeit der Gemeinschaft zur Welt. Bit verliebt sich in Helle, die aufmüpfige und eigenwillige Tochter von Handy, Rockmusiker und charismatischer Anführer der Hippiegemeinschaft, und Astrid, einer Hebamme. Die Kinder wachsen ungezwungen und in enger Verbundenheit mit der Natur in der geschützten Abgeschiedenheit Arcadias auf. Später, nach der gewaltsamen Auflösung der Landkommune, wird Bit Professor für Fotografie in New York City sein und mit Helle ein Kind haben. Sie aber, die immer robuster war als er, ist letztlich dem Leben außerhalb Arcadias nicht gewachsen. Auch als Großstädter, und obwohl er seine Kinderzeit kritisch sieht, bewahrt Bit die Utopie vom friedlichen Landleben in seinem Herzen; sein Leben ist stärker als jedes der anderen mit diesem Ort und seinen Hoffnungen verwurzelt. Am Ende am Grab seiner Mutter in Arcadia söhnt er sich trotz aller politischen und Umweltkatastrophen und im Bewusstsein der Irrtümer seiner Eltern mit dem widerstrebenden Nebeneinander von Traum und Realität aus. Ein berührend und spannend erzählter Roman über einen begeisterten Aufbruch.

Flammende Heide

Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783498065102
Format: PDF
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An der Schwelle des Alters und nach dem Tode seiner geliebten Frau beginnt ein hoher Dubliner Richter am Sinn seiner Karriere zu zweifeln. Erinnerungen machen ihm Einsamkeit und Trauer schmerzlich bewusst.

Unprotected Labor

Author: Vanessa H. May
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877905
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.

Debating American Identity

Author: Linda C. Noel
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816598932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the early 1900s, Teddy Roosevelt, New Mexico governors Miguel Antonio Otero and Octaviano Larrazolo, and Arizona legislator Carl Hayden—along with the voices of less well-known American women and men—promoted very different views on what being an American meant. Their writings and speeches contributed to definitions of American national identity during a tumultuous and dynamic era. At stake in these heated debates was the very meaning of what constituted an American, the political boundaries for the United States, and the legitimacy of cultural diversity in modern America. In Debating American Identity, Linda C. Noel examines several nation-defining events—the proposed statehood of Arizona and New Mexico, the creation of a temporary worker program during the First World War, immigration restriction in the 1920s, and the repatriation of immigrants in the early 1930s. Noel uncovers the differing ways in which Americans argued about how newcomers could fit within the nation-state, in terms of assimilation, pluralism, or marginalization, and the significance of class status, race, and culture in determining American identity. Noel shows not only how the definition of American was contested, but also how the economic and political power of people of Mexican descent, their desire to incorporate as Americans or not, and the demand for their territory or labor by other Americans played an important part in shaping decisions about statehood and national immigration policies. Debating American Identity skillfully shows how early twentieth century debates over statehood influenced later ones concerning immigration; in doing so, it resonates with current discussions, resulting in a well-timed look at twentieth century citizenship.