The Forty Years That Created America

Autor: Edward M. Lamont
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236604
File Size: 76,81 MB
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The names “Jamestown” and “Plymouth” have become synonymous for most students of American history with “founding,” and “birth”—both, of the American nation, and of freedom and democracy themselves. In this book, author Ted Lamont asks us to reconsider our country’s formative years, and explore the stories, lives, achievements, and failures of America’s earliest founding fathers: those who paved the way for the Colonial Era, and the American Revolution. They were explorers, investors, passionate religious leaders, and determined developers who struggled for generations to successfully plant the English flag in this strange new soil. Lamont deftly details the ways in which the stories and struggles of figures like Sir Walter Raleigh, Bartholomew Gosnold, Richard Hakluyt, Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and Captain John Smith were not just related, but connected in ways that help us better understand the colonies and culture born of their efforts. The infancy of America— from Roanoke’s founding in 1585 through the firm establishment of Jamestown and Plymouth in 1625—is where we first see planted the seeds of the rest of America’s colonial, economic, political, and cultural history, that was the immensely difficult, and often overlooked, first step toward the New World we are still working to perfect.

Why States Matter

Autor: Gary F. Moncrief
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268077
File Size: 60,80 MB
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When it comes to voting, taxes, environmental regulations, social services, education, criminal justice, political parties, property rights, gun control, marriage and a whole host of other modern American issues, the state in which a citizen resides makes a difference. That idea—that the political decisions made by those in state-level offices are of tremendous importance to the lives of people whose states they govern—is the fundamental concept explored in this book. Gary F. Moncrief and Peverill Squire introduce students to the very tangible and constantly evolving implications, limitations, and foundations of America’s state political institutions, and accessibly explain the ways that the political powers of the states manifest themselves in the cultures, economies, and lives of everyday Americans, and always will.

American Colonies

Autor: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142002100
File Size: 63,90 MB
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An acclaimed historian challenges the traditional Anglocentric focus of colonial history by examining the various cultural influences from which "America" emerged and documenting the intricate ecological, ethnic, and economic history of the New World, from the Canadian north to the Pacific rim. Reprint.

Social Media

Autor: Regina Luttrell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442265256
File Size: 16,51 MB
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Updated to reflect the latest technological innovations—and challenges—the second edition of Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect will help readers understand and successfully use today’s social media tools. Luttrell’s text offers: – a thorough history of social media and pioneers of the field; – chapters on specific subjects such as photo-sharing, video, crisis communication, ethics, and “sticky social,” among others; – discussions on appropriate use of social media in public relations, where the profession stands today and where it is headed in the future; and – real-world examples of successful social media campaigns. This book will become your go-to reference guide for all things social media-related as it applies to public relations and the everyday duties of PR professionals.