Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who “was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. In her father’s peruvian family, marie arana was taught to be a proper lady, break a horse, yet in her mother’s American family she learned to shoot a gun, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner.
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood #ad - For more than half a century these two passionate, finally, strong-willed people struggled to overcome the bicultural tensions in their marriage and, to prevail. In these rich terrains resides a colorful cast of family members who bring Arana’s historia to life. Her proud grandfather who one day simply stopped coming down the stairs; her dazzling grandmother, “clicking through the house as if she were making her way onstage.
But most important are Arana’s parents: he a brilliant engineer, she a gifted musician.
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese AmericansRandom House #ad - In town after town, chinese miners and merchants, lumberjacks and field workers, prostitutes and merchants’ wives, were gathered up at gunpoint and marched out of town, as races and classes were pitted against one another in the raw and anarchistic West, sometimes thrown into railroad cars along the very tracks they had built.
Here, california, are unforgettable incidents such as the torching of the Chinatown in Antioch, after Chinese prostitutes were accused of giving seven young men syphilis, in vivid detail, and a series of lynchings in Los Angeles bizarrely provoked by a Chinese wedding. Fred bee, a creator of the pony Express, became the Chinese consul and one of the few attorneys willing to defend the Chinese.
This deeply resonant and eye-opening work documents a significant and disturbing episode in American history. Chinatowns across the West were burned to the ground. Charles mcglashen, a newspaper editor, spearheaded a shift in the tactics of persecution, from brutality to legal boycotts of the Chinese, in order to mount a run for governor of California.
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans #ad - Board of education, won access to public education for their children. A new york times notable bookthe brutal and systematic “ethnic cleansing” of Chinese Americans in California and the Pacific Northwest in the second half of the nineteenth century is a shocking–and virtually unexplored–chapter of American history.
In driven out, jean pfaelzer sheds a harsh light on America’s past. President grover cleveland, hoping that china’s 400, 000 subjects would buy the United States out of its economic crisis, persuaded China to abandon the overseas Chinese in return for a trade treaty.
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a NationOxford University Press #ad - In this fascinating short history, jim cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped American identity from the Pilgrims to the present. The american dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means.
Cullen notes that the united states, defines itself not on the facts of blood, language, geography, or shared history, unlike most other nations, religion, but on a set of ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and consolidated in the Constitution. At the core of these ideals lies the ambiguous concept of the American Dream, class, a concept that for better and worse has proven to be amazingly elastic and durable for hundreds of years and across racial, and other demographic lines.
The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation #ad - The version of the american dream that dominates our own time--what Cullen calls "the Dream of the Coast"--is one of personal fulfillment, of fame and fortune all the more alluring if achieved without obvious effort, which finds its most insidious expression in the culture of Hollywood.
All Souls: A Family Story from SouthieBeacon Press #ad - All Souls: A Family Story from Southie #ad - A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by whitey bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, a miniskirted, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children.
Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.
Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American StorySimon & Schuster #ad - Ever since, the catholic church has played a central role in the political life of Latin America—sometimes for good, sometimes not. Although his aim is to learn rather than proselytize, often forcibly, where priests marched alongside conquistadors, converting the natives to Christianity, he is an inheritor of a checkered past, in the effort to win the New World.
Xavier albó is a jesuit priest from Barcelona who emigrated to Bolivia, where he works among the indigenous people. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a people whose lives are increasingly intertwined with our own. In silver, sword, and stone marie arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion.
Longlisted for the 2020 andrew carnegie medals for excellence against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, violence sword, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation silver, and religion stone.
Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story #ad - Leonor gonzales lives in a tiny community perched 18, 000 feet above sea level in the Andean cordillera of Peru, the highest human habitation on earth. He was among hundreds of criminals Cuba expelled to the US in 1980 Illiteracy, malnutrition, and disease reign as they did five hundred years ago. His story echoes the violence that has coursed through the Americas since before Columbus to the crushing savagery of the Spanish Conquest, and from 19th- and 20th-century wars and revolutions to the military crackdowns that convulse Latin America to this day.
Bolivar: American LiberatorSimon & Schuster #ad - From his battlefield victories to his ill-fated marriage and legendary love affairs, consummate diplomat, passionate abolitionist, brilliant strategist, gifted writer, Bolívar emerges as a man of many facets: fearless general, and flawed politician. It is astonishing that simón bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States.
. A major work of history, bolívar colorfully portrays a dramatic life even as it explains the rivalries and complications that bedeviled Bolívar’s tragic last days. In 1813 he launched a campaign for the independence of Colombia and Venezuela, commencing a dazzling career that would take him across the rugged terrain of South America, from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains.
Bolivar: American Liberator #ad - He freed six countries from spanish rule, traveled more than 75, 000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life is epic, straight out of hollywood: he fought battle after battle in punishing terrain, lost his beautiful wife soon after they married and never remarried although he did have a succession of mistresses, heroic, and he died relatively young, including one who held up the revolution and another who saved his life, forged uncertain coalitions of competing forces and races, uncertain whether his achievements would endure.
It is also a stirring declaration of what it means to be a South American. Drawing on a wealth of primary documents, novelist and journalist Marie Arana brilliantly captures early nineteenth-century South America and the explosive tensions that helped revolutionize Bolívar.
Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in IranPublicAffairs #ad - In these tumultuous times, wholly unlike the luminous, she struggles to build a life in a dark country, saffron and turquoise-tinted Iran of her imagination. This is the story of her search for identity, between two cultures cleaved apart by a violent history. For years, she ignored the tense standoff between her two cultures.
Moaveni's homecoming falls in the heady days of the country's reform movement, when young people demonstrated in the streets and shouted for the Islamic regime to end. The landscape of her tehran — ski slopes, fashion shows, malls and cafes — is populated by a cast of young people whose exuberance and despair brings the modern reality of Iran to vivid life.
Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran #ad - Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna. As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. At home, clinging to tradition, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, and dreaming of Tehran.
As she leads us through the drug-soaked, into the hedonistic lives of young people desperate for change, underground parties of Tehran, Moaveni paints a rare portrait of Iran's rebellious next generation. It is also the story of Iran, a restive land lost in the twilight of its revolution. But college magnified the clash between Iran and America, and after graduating, she moved to Iran as a journalist.
In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds.
Bird of Paradise: How I Became LatinaAtria Books #ad - Digging through memories long buried, she embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery--a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. Who were her ancestors? how did they--and she--become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn't expected to go.
. When that relationship fell apart, cepeda found herself back in new york City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles wih her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the '80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan.
In 2009, when raquel cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she'd never know the truth about her ancestry. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history.
Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina #ad - When cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity.
With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, identity, Cepeda parses concepts of race, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.
Saving GraceBerkley #ad - . As her fans know, she has one of the truest ears for the speech in her part of the world. Los angeles Times Book Review. This novel has a grand and singular purpose, to clothe the spirit with flesh. Set in north carolina and tennessee, we follow young Grace Shepherd from a cabin in the bucolic poverty of Scrabble Creek to independence as a single woman.
While grace's path may be a journey many of us would not choose to undertake, we have to raise a small fist of jubilance to Grace for having survived. The boston Sunday Globe"Ms. Lee smith has done more than write another novel about the South. Stops along the way include seduction by a half-brother, a failed marriage, motherhood, the loss of her son, residence in the aptly-named Creekside apartments in Knoxville and a job waitressing.
Saving Grace #ad - . In this, Lee Smith succeeds. The washington post Book World"A compelling journey into all matters southern and spiritual.
No Sweetness Here: And Other StoriesThe Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - In the title story, a bitter divorce turns tragic when the couple’s only child dies of a snake bite. In these and other stories, tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture, and “even at her gravest, Miss Aidoo writes with a sunny charm” The New York Times.
No Sweetness Here: And Other Stories #ad - A house servant wonders what independence means in a country where indoor plumbing is still reserved for bosses. In this short story collection, humor, the award-winning poet and author of Changes and Our Sister Killjoy explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty, and insight. A brother tracks down his runaway sister only to find she has become a prostitute.
From the author of changes: these stories “of post-independence Ghana in the late 1960s are written beautifully and wisely and with great subtlety” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi.