Masters of the Middle Waters: Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions along the Mississippi by Jacob F. Lee
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Overview: America’s waterways were once the superhighways of travel and communication. Cutting a central line across the landscape, with tributaries connecting the South to the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River meant wealth, knowledge, and power for those who could master it. In this ambitious and elegantly written account of the conquest of the West, Jacob Lee offers a new understanding of early America based on the long history of warfare and resistance in the Mississippi River valley.
Lee traces the Native kinship ties that determined which nations rose and fell in the period before the Illinois became dominant. With a complex network of allies stretching from Lake Superior to Arkansas, the Illinois were at the height of their power in 1673 when the first French explorers―fur trader Louis Jolliet and Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette―made their way down the Mississippi. Over the next century, a succession of European empires claimed parts of the midcontinent, but they all faced the challenge of navigating Native alliances and social structures that had existed for centuries. When American settlers claimed the region in the early nineteenth century, they overturned 150 years of interaction between Indians and Europeans.
Masters of the Middle Waters shows that the Mississippi and its tributaries were never simply a backdrop to unfolding events. We cannot understand the trajectory of early America without taking into account the vast heartland and its waterways, which advanced and thwarted the aspirations of Native nations, European imperialists, and American settlers alike.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Native American Demographic Studies
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The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965 by Michael O. West
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Overview: Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia’s unilateral declaration of independence, Michael O. West shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce educational and social opportunities in order to achieve some degree of upward mobility in a society that was hostile to their ambitions. Though relatively few in number and not rich by colonial standards, this comparatively better class of Africans challenged individual and social barriers imposed by colonialism to become the locus of protest against European domination. This extensive and original book opens new perspective into relations between colonizers and colonized in colonial Zimbabwe.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Landscape Middle East – May 2019
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Overview: Landscape Magazine is the first specialized monthly publication targeting the landscaping industry in the Middle East. It is distributed to 5,500 professionals in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, and others.The list includes government agencies, developers, contractors, traders, consultants, landscape architects, and others in this field.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Middle Schoolers, Meet Media Literacy: How Teachers Can Bring Economics, Media, and Marketing to Life (Media, Marketing, & Me) by Jim Wasserman, David W. Loveland
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Overview: In a world of media saturation, children today are not future consumers of information and goods, but targeted participants involved in a game in which don’t know the rules or even that they are playing, yet one that will affect them throughout their lives.
This book is a teaching manual that helps teachers not only explain the concepts of consumer economics and media literacy to middle schoolers but supplies lessons for students to get hands-on experience recognizing, deconstructing, evaluating, and choosing for themselves whether to accept the tangible product or intangible message offered. Teachers can use the lessons to help students build a toolbox of analytical skills that they can carry with them and develop further throughout the rest of their lives to distinguish information from persuasion, from what people tell them they should believe to what the students, through critical thinking, decide is worthy of their belief.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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Inside the Middle East by way of Dilip Hiro
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Overview: First printed in 1982, Inside the Middle East is a definitive find out about of the area. It supplies a transparent, concise description of the advanced social, political and financial lifetime of the Middle East. Beginning with an summary of the beginning and expansion of Islam within the Arabian Peninsula and the historical past of Israel and the Jews since 1020 B.C., the guide is divided in to 5 geographical and thematic portions. This thorough research particularly examines the forces at paintings inside the Arab international, the home politics and economic system of Israel and the state’s courting with the West and the Soviet Bloc, and the connection between the Arabs and the West because the Ottoman Empire. Dilip Hiro concludes with an total research of the previous in social, financial and political phrases and considers the more than a few probabilities for the way forward for the Middle East. Containing an exceptional wealth of knowledge and perception, this interesting paintings gifts a complete figuring out of the arena’s richest and maximum unstable area. It stays of significant relevance to students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics and historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Tahini and Turmeric: 101 Middle Eastern Classics–Made Irresistibly Vegan
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