Fabric of a Nation

These are just a few of the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Author: Pamela Parmal

Publisher: MFA Publications

ISBN: 0878468765

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved African American woman creates a quilt populated by Biblical figures alongside celestial events. A Diné women weaves a blanket for a U.S. Army soldier stationed in the Southwest. A quilted Lady Liberty, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln mark the resignation of Richard Nixon. These are just a few of the diverse and sometimes hidden stories of the American experience told by quilts and bedcovers from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spanning more than four hundred years, the fifty-six works of textile art in this book express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion. Made by Americans of European, African, Native, and Hispanic heritage, these engaging works of art range from family heirlooms to acts of political protest, each with its own story to tell.

Fabric of a Nation

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Author: Robert Iacobacci

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359783007


Page: 320

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Fabric of a Nation

Built from the ground up by long-time AP® leaders Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, this book offers a new approach to AP® US History by seamlessly integrating: A brief historical narrative AP® skills practice Primary source documents ...

Author: Jason Stacy

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 1319178170

Category: History

Page: 1088

View: 385


In 2014, College Board rolled out a new AP® U.S. History course, which centered less on memorizing content and more on developing skills. Since then, the course has been modified here and there, but very little has changed in AP® textbooks--content is still king. Until now. Fabric of a Nation is the first book to truly embrace this dramatic shift in the AP® course and in how history is taught. Built from the ground up by long-time AP® leaders Jason Stacy and Matthew Ellington, this book offers a new approach to AP® US History by seamlessly integrating: A brief historical narrative AP® skills practice Primary source documents Exact alignment to the AP® course Now, that's revolutionary!

Dream of a Nation

There is simply no way for the l I million undocumented immigrants Though they have no way of legalizing their status, those immigrants are a part of our nation's economic engine and of the social fabric of many, many communities around ...

Author: Tyson Miller

Publisher: SEE Innovation


Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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"Designed to flip the switch from toe-dipper to full-on, change-the-world citizens." - Yes! Magazine It was Margaret Mead who said that a small group of informed and dedicated individuals could change the world–and that it was the only thing that ever had. Imagine what a large group of informed and dedicated individuals could do. With contributions from more than 60 pioneering visionaries and leaders, it shines a light on the ideas and people that are grounded in common sense and stewardship. Dream of a Nation is both sobering and inspiring and is a reader’s invitation to be a part of creating the future. Over three years in the making, a comprehensive path forward is presented across a range of key issues including: Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Strengthening Community, Media Reform, People-Centered Government, Ending Poverty, and much more. It is everyday citizens who make this nation great and the critical information found in Dream of a Nation empowers us with what we need to be agents of change. “The most important thing humanity can do is believe in itself. That we can grow, we can change, we can rouse ourselves in time to make big changes happen. Dream of a Nation encourages movement in this direction. It offers hundreds of ideas and examples of how smart, committed and daring we can be.” - Alice Walker “Dream of a Nation moves us past party lines and into the realm of what is possible. This important work guides even the most disillusioned of us toward innovative measures that, if implemented, could benefit society in amazing ways and make citizen activists out of us all. Inspiring!” - Jennifer Grayson, The Huffington Post

Waste of a Nation

In the 1890s, bubonic plague wove health and sanitation into the fabric of modern Indian nationhood. Once it was widely accepted in Europe that people carried germs and germs carried disease, pressure increased on the British in India ...

Author: Assa Doron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674986008

Category: History

Page: 320

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In India, you can still find the kabaadiwala, the rag-and-bone man. He wanders from house to house buying old newspapers, broken utensils, plastic bottles—anything for which he can get a little cash. This custom persists and recreates itself alongside the new economies and ecologies of consumer capitalism. Waste of a Nation offers an anthropological and historical account of India’s complex relationship with garbage. Countries around the world struggle to achieve sustainable futures. Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey argue that in India the removal of waste and efforts to reuse it also lay waste to the lives of human beings. At the bottom of the pyramid, people who work with waste are injured and stigmatized as they deal with sewage, toxic chemicals, and rotting garbage. Terrifying events, such as atmospheric pollution and childhood stunting, that touch even the wealthy and powerful may lead to substantial changes in practices and attitudes toward sanitation. And innovative technology along with more effective local government may bring about limited improvements. But if a clean new India is to emerge as a model for other parts of the world, a “binding morality” that reaches beyond the current environmental crisis will be required. Empathy for marginalized underclasses—Dalits, poor Muslims, landless migrants—who live, almost invisibly, amid waste produced predominantly for the comfort of the better-off will be the critical element in India’s relationship with waste. Solutions will arise at the intersection of the traditional and the cutting edge, policy and practice, science and spirituality.

A Nation of Neighborhoods

... ongoing processes of nonwhite “invasion” and government “intrusion” could appear to threaten not only individual white neighborhoods and urban ethnic villages but also the very fabric of the nation's urban communal tapestry.10 On ...

Author: Benjamin Looker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226290454

Category: History

Page: 442

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Despite the pundits who have written its epitaph and the latter-day refugees who have fled its confines for the half-acre suburban estate, the city neighborhood has endured as an idea central to American culture. In A Nation of Neighborhoods, Benjamin Looker presents us with the city neighborhood as both an endless problem and a possibility. Looker investigates the cultural, social, and political complexities of the idea of “neighborhood” in postwar America and how Americans grappled with vast changes in their urban spaces from World War II to the Reagan era. In the face of urban decline, competing visions of the city neighborhood’s significance and purpose became proxies for broader debates over the meaning and limits of American democracy. By studying the way these contests unfolded across a startling variety of genres—Broadway shows, radio plays, urban ethnographies, real estate documents, and even children’s programming—Looker shows that the neighborhood ideal has functioned as a central symbolic site for advancing and debating theories about American national identity and democratic practice.

Fur Nation

No need to mention that Bardot-in-furs cuts a priceless image for pro-fur advocates. pelt is More appropriate to the Canadian wilderness, yet less classy than the elegant ranched mink Blackglama, the Fur: the Fabric of a Nation campaign ...

Author: Chantal Nadeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134724819

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Fur Nation traces the interwoven relationships between sexuality, national identity, and colonialism. Chantal Nadeau shows how Canada, a white settler colony, bases its existence and its nationhood on a complex sexual economy based on women wrapped in fur. Nadeau traces the centrality of fur through a series of intriguing case studies, including: * Hollywood's take on the 330 year history of the Hudson Bay Company, founded to exploit Canada's rich fur resources * the life of a postwar fur fashion photographer * a 1950s musical called Fur Lady * the battle between Brigitte Bardot's anti-fur activists and the fur industry. Nadeau highlights the connection between 'fur ladies' - women wearing, exploiting or promoting furs - and the beaver, symbol of Canada and nature's master builder. She shows how, in postcolonial Canada, the nation is sexualised around female reproduction and fur, which is both a crucial factor in economic development, and a powerful symbol through which the nation itself is conceived and commodified. Fur Nation demonstrates that, for Canada, fur really is the fabric of a nation.

Fall of a Nation

America is a fallen nation. Our social structures have collapsed, our economic structures have collapsed, and the spiritual fabric of our society hascollapsed. At best, we can only hope thatAmericais at a definitive crossroad that we ...

Author: Herbert M. Barber, Jr.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449765712

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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America is quickly eroding as a nation. Our political, economic, and social structures have collapsed, and life as we know it is quickly disappearing. To correct our decline, Republicans argue that we need less government, and Democrats argue that we need more government. Both parties claim understanding, but apparently neither has wisdom. Unfortunately, we have failed to consult God in our attempt to recover. Gods word provides a clear illustration regarding where America is politically, economically, and socially in Genesis and Exodus. The demise of America parallels almost perfectly with the demise of the Israelites in Egypt. The similarities are eerily disturbing. If Gods word is true, that we reap what we sow, then it is equally true that we, like the Israelites, control the harvest. The Israelites harvest included 430 years of bondage, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that Americas harvest will result in nothing less, but remember; we controlled the harvest.

Rebirth of a Nation

more specific to the principality - the emerging consciousness of nationhood from the 1880s onwards , in some respects ... of Welsh home rule when so much progress was so easily obtainable within the fabric of the union and the empire .

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198217366

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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A wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of modern Welsh history by the acclaimed historian Kenneth O. Morgan. Taking as its starting-point 1880, the book covers all aspects of the nation's history from political, social, economic and religious development to literary, intellectual, and sporting achievement.

Rwanda Rebuilding of a Nation

When the genocide began, the United Nations had a peacekeeping force — the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda ... Not only were more than one million innocent lives lost, but the social fabric of society was also destroyed.

Author: Ndahiro, A

Publisher: Fountain Publishers

ISBN: 9791092401035

Category: History

Page: 282

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Rwanda: Rebuilding of a Nation is a story that takes the reader through a sweeping panorama of Rwanda's history, from its recent past as a nearfailed state to its present as a beacon of hope and successful innovations. Rwanda's rise from the ashes detailed in this book is the culmination of a visionary and laborious process of rebuilding a nation from the brink of collapse. It is also a story of reconciling a people that had been taught to see each other as enemies. Twenty years ago, the world wrote off Rwanda after the worst genocide in recent times left over one million of its people dead and another three million in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. The country was broken in every way possible - socially, culturally, economically and politically. Today, Rwanda has been rebuilt and has become a respectable country, receiving many international accolades for its extraordinary leadership and achievements. The backbone and custodian of this agenda has been and remains the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF). This was the case right from its inception before and during the liberation struggle to the implementation of this transformation. The book traces the success of the RPF-driven transformation, which derives from the combination of three interrelated factors. First, a people-centred governance that has spearheaded community development, ownership and accountability. Second, home-grown initiatives in different sectors that have helped to adequately respond to extraordinary challenges. And third, a visionary leadership that listens to its people and inspires them towards self-reliance and dignity. Finally, the book shows that Rwanda's achievements have been possible because the RPF's development agenda is built on power-sharing, consensus-building, gender equality and the primacy of security.