Entièrement rédigé en anglais, cet ouvrage présente en douze thèmes la société américaine d'aujourd'hui, ses caractéristiques les plus frappantes, ses forces, ses faiblesses, ses certitudes et ses contradictions.
Pour chaque thème, cet ouvrage vous propose : un exposé informatif, parfois accompagné d'un bref rappel historique qui permet de replacer les notions dans un contexte plus général ; une série de documents variés - extraits d'ouvrages, cartoons, articles de presse, graphiques - tous pourvus d'une brève présentation et de quelques questions.
Dix-huit dates-chapitres qui ont fait l'histoire américaine Pour chacune de ces dates :
* un exposé principal en anglais, * un éclairage complémentaire en français, * des rubriques d'accompagnement (keywords, figures, people, places), * des cartes et des illustrations, un index et des tableaux récapitulatifs.
The Mayflower: December 16, 1620 / The Stamp Act: March 22, 1765 / The Declaration of Independence: July 4, 1776 / The Constitution of the United States: September 17, 1787 / The Louisiana Purchase: May 2, 1803 / Andrew Jackson President: March 4, 1829 / The Gold Rush: January 24, 1848 / Abraham Lincoln Assassinated: April 14, 1865 / The Pacific Railroad: May 10, 1869 / The Sherman Antitrust Act: July 2, 1890 / Theodore Roosevelt President: September 15, 1901 / The Great Crash: October 24, 1929 / Hiroshima: August 6, 1945 / The Cuban Missile Crisis: October 22-28, 1962 / Richard Nixon Resigns: August 8, 1974 / Victory in the Gulf: February 27, 1991 / A Day of Infamy: September 11, 2001 / A Black President in the White House: January 20, 2009 L'auteur : Pierre Lagayette est professeur émérite à l'université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV).
Cet ouvrage propose un panorama complet et actualisé de l'économie des Etats-Unis d'aujourd'hui.
La présentation bilingue permet de revoir les structures grammaticales et le vocabulaire, dont l'assimilation est facilité par les lexiques placés en fin de chapitre.
Une partie méthodologique aidera les étudiants à utiliser facilement et efficacement, le jour de l'épreuve, les connaissances indispensables que cet ouvrage leur aura permis d'acquérir.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Historybr>br>''Read it. It will open your eyes about race history in America. It will shock you for what it tells you about politics in America today.'' Richard Fordbr>br>''A remarkably wide-ranging synthesis of the history of the 1850s and the Civil War ... that effectively integrates in one volume social, political and military events from the immediate aftermath of the Mexican War through the sectional strife of the 1850s, the secession movement, and the Civil War ... It is a masterful work'' New York Review of Booksbr>br>''Compellingly readable ... the best one-volume treatment of its subject I have ever come across. It may be the best ever published ... This is magic'' The New York Timesbr>br>This book covers one of the most turbulent periods of the USA''s history, from the Mexican War in 1848 to the end of the Civil War in 1865. With a broad historical sweep, it traces the heightening sectional conflict of the 1850s: the growing estrangement of the South and its impassioned defence of slavery; the formation of the Republican Party in the North, with its increasing opposition to slavery; and the struggle over territorial expansion, with its accompanying social tensions and economic expansion. The whole panorama of the Civil War is captured in these pages, from the military campaign, which is described with vividness, immediacy, a grasp of strategy and logistics, and a keen awareness of the military leaders and the common soldiers involved, to its political and social aspects.>
Cette nouvelle édition bilingue présente sous forme synthétique en quatre chapitres, dont les titres sont empruntés au préambule de la Constitution américaine, les principaux aspects et les tendances majeures de la civilisation des États-Unis telle qu'elle s'offre à nous aujourd'hui. Cet ouvrage doit permettre de mieux comprendre un pays et un peuple trop souvent décrits par simples stéréotypes.
Le texte est présenté en anglais et en français sur une double-page, le vis-à-vis des paragraphes permet à l'étudiant travaillant de manière autonome de s'exercer soit au thème, soit à la version de manière souple et progressive. Chaque chapitre est complété par un lexique.
In the third volume of their graphic history of US and Middle East relations, Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. cover the tumultuous period that began with Iraq''s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and ended with Obama''s decision, in 2013, not to intervene in Syria. Taking in the First Gulf War, the rise of al-Qaeda, the military response to the September 11 attacks and the present conflict in Syria, Best of Enemies: Part Three is propelled by a clash between four US presidents and their Middle Eastern antagonists: on the one hand, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama; on the other, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Bashar al-Assad.
Covering thirty years of conflict and diplomacy, Best of Enemies: Part Three is a breezy and engaging guide to the events that shaped our current politics, from the rise of populism and the so-called Islamic State to the global refugee crisis. In the third volume of their graphic history of US and Middle East relations, Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. cover the tumultuous period that began with Iraq''s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and ended with Obama''s decision, in 2013, not to intervene in Syria. Taking in the First Gulf War, the rise of al-Qaeda, the military response to the September 11 attacks and the present conflict in Syria, Best of Enemies: Part Three is propelled by a clash between four US presidents and their Middle Eastern antagonists: on the one hand, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama; on the other, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Bashar al-Assad.
Covering thirty years of conflict and diplomacy, Best of Enemies: Part Three is a breezy and engaging guide to the events that shaped our current politics, from the rise of populism and the so-called Islamic State to the global refugee crisis.
The book aims at retracing the history of New Jersey from the 17th century to the early 19th, with particular reference to the history of citizenship - mostly understood as the evolution of New Jerseyans' modes of political participation and evolving patterns of inclusion and exclusion. This history has shown that those who remained on the margins of formal political rights nevertheless found informal ways, with more or less success, to express their political views (writings; demonstrations; boycotts, etc.). Alongside less conventional citizenship, the present study devotes considerable attention to electoral participation and party competition too, recognizing the centrality of elections in the history of the state. It documents the history of the extension of voting rights in the colony, then state, of New Jersey, which is of particular interest because, towards the end of the 18th century, it displayed clear signs of moving towards a relatively progressive citizenship regime compared to other states. This extension was precocious and explicit. However, the history of the extension of voting rights was not linear and married women with property, for instance, continued to struggle later on in history to recover voting rights that they had only gained temporarily. This history of citizenship in New Jersey shows the importance of contextual specificities and local practices, some of them being shared with other colonies and states. All in all, by combining an attention for informal participation with a more conventional understanding of politics, and by examining the debates as well on the extension of the suffrage at various points in time, the book offers a comprehensive history of citizenship in New Jersey, reflecting broader developments in the politics of the early American Republic. By doing so, the book also seeks to make this history more accessible to a wider readership, in particular European readers. Compared to its close neighbors - New York and Pennsylvania -, New Jersey has received relatively less attention from historians, in particular in Europe.
Este libro es una guia practica y accesible para saber mas sobre la guerra de Secesión, que le aportara la información esencial y le permitira ganar tiempo.En tan solo 50 minutos usted podra:-Profundizar en el contexto en el que empieza la guerra de Secesión de los Estados Unidos, marcado por la elección del abolicionista Abraham Lincoln a la presidencia, algo que no agrada a los estados del sur, que basan su economia en la mano de obra esclava-Descubrir el papel de los principales actores implicados en la guerra tanto en el bando nordista, abolicionista, como en el sudista, esclavista, asi como las distintas etapas de la misma, desde el desencadenamiento en Fuerte Sumter hasta el final después de la batalla de Gettysburg-Sopesar el impacto del conflicto para los habitantes de los Estados Unidos y para su politica, tanto durante su transcurso como después de que acabe, haciendo hincapié en los acontecimientos mas destacados, como el asesinato de Lincoln y la reconstitución de la UniónSOBRE en50MINUTOS.ES | Historiaen50MINUTOS.ES le ofrece las claves para entender rapidamente los principales acontecimientos históricos que cambiaron el mundo.Nuestras obras narran de forma rapida y eficaz una gran variedad de acontecimientos históricos clave de distintas épocas, desde la Antigua Grecia hasta la caida del muro de Berlin. ¡Descubra en un tiempo récord la historia que ha marcado el rumbo del mundo!
"Following up on his book on President Bush's foreign policy advisers, James Mann provides an equally insightful look at the team around President Obama, including the bright young advisers who have remained little known. His book shows how carefully calibrated the administration's policy has been and the key role that Obama has played himself." - Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs.
"James Mann has pioneered a new and immensely readable genre: an in-depth group portrait of foreign-policy advisers whose backgrounds and interactions help explain the worldview and policies of the president they serve. He did that superbly in "Rise of the Vumcans" about George W. Bush's inner circle, and he's done it again with The Obamians." - Strobe Talbott, president, The Brookings Institution.
"James Mann gives us valuable insight into the crafting of American foreign policy in President Obama's administration. He takes us behind the scenes and into the room where decisions are made on some of the most critical issues of ou time." - Nancy Pelosi.
"James Mann is unique among writers on contemporary Amrican foreign policy. He combines a reporter's eye for detail and ancedote with a scholar's grasp of the broad sweep of historical events. Essential reading for who want to understand the successes and failures of the current administration's approach to the world." - Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
In the newest volume in the award-winning Penguin History of American Life series, James R. Barrett chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the streets, saloons, churches, and workplaces of the American city. This process of "Americanization from the bottom up" was deeply shaped, Barrett argues, by the Irish. From Lower Manhattan to the South Side of Chicago to Boston's North End, newer waves of immigrants and African Americans found it nearly impossible to avoid the Irish. While historians have emphasized the role of settlement houses and other mainstream institutions in Americanizing immigrants, Barrett makes the original case that the culture absorbed by newcomers upon reaching American shores had a distinctly Hibernian cast. By 1900, there were more people of Irish descent in New York City than in Dublin; more in the United States than in all of Ireland. But in the late nineteenth century, the sources of immigration began to shift, to southern and eastern Europe and beyond. Whether these newcomers wanted to save their souls, get a drink, find a job, or just take a stroll in the neighborhood, they had to deal with Irish Americans. Barrett reveals how the Irish vacillated between a progressive and idealistic impulse toward their fellow immigrants and a parochial defensiveness stemming from the hostility earlier generations had faced upon their own arrival in America. They imparted racist attitudes toward African Americans; they established ethnic "deadlines" across city neighborhoods; they drove other immigrants from docks, factories, and labor unions. Yet the social teachings of the Catholic Church, a sense of solidarity with the oppressed, and dark memories of poverty and violence in both Ireland and America ushered in a wave of progressive political activism that eventually embraced other immigrants. Drawing on contemporary sociological studies and diaries, newspaper accounts, and Irish American literature, The Irish Way illustrates how the interactions between the Irish and later immigrants on the streets, on the vaudeville stage, in Catholic churches, and in workplaces helped forge a multi-ethnic American identity that has a profound legacy in the USA today.
In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his keen analytical eye on Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union, shedding new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. Drawing on recent interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the U.S.S.R. to a close. Ultimately, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan dispels the facile stereotypes surrounding America's fortieth president in favour of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of an often misunderstood man.