By Owen,Robert Dale
By Amanda Lacerda Jorge
By Jeff Lawrence
In this publication, you are going to learn what I witnessed firsthand as an oil spill employee and resident at the Gulf Coast throughout the greatest environmental catastrophe that ever occurred in U.S. heritage; the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill that happened on April 20, 2010. i'm going to inform you what i do know approximately the entire cover-ups, unsuitable doings, and the misrepresentation of the full clean-up approach by way of BP and executive agencies.
The details during this ebook is tough to think and settle for. there are lots of items to this puzzle it's essential examine so as to see the massive photograph. you'll know about the long run damages that experience happened and may proceed for generations. Why may our personal executive permit its humans to be uncovered and sprayed with an untested chemical that we now comprehend is intensely poisonous and destructive? the folks alongside the Gulf Coast have been sprayed like roaches.
You all comprehend that we're witnessing a central authority in our country's historical past like we've got by no means obvious prior to. Why is the reality nonetheless no longer being instructed? i'll inform you what they do not wish you to understand. you are going to ultimately listen the reality. i'll alert you of the risks that also exist on Gulf Coast shores. you may be surprised in the event you know about the damaging chemical compounds that the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern usa have been sprayed with for months in the course of and after the BP oil spill. have you thought of what occurred to the entire oil that you simply observed gushing out of that pipe on the backside of the gulf for months?
This e-book was once written through a BP oil spill clean-up employee, and undercover reporter. you'll giggle and cry for those who take a seat and embody this book.
By Ivy Schweitzer
Schweitzer starts off with Aristotle's perfect of "perfect" friendship that positions freely selected relationships between equals because the maximum attention of moral, social, and political bonds. facts in works via John Winthrop, Hannah Foster, James Fenimore Cooper, and Catharine Sedgwick confirms that this classical version formed early American options of friendship and, hence, democracy. Schweitzer argues that spotting the centrality of friendship as a cultural establishment is necessary to realizing the rationales for consolidating strength between white men within the younger kingdom. She additionally demonstrates how girls, nonelite teams, and minorities have appropriated and redefined the discourse of ideal friendship, making equality its outcome instead of its requirement. via recuperating the general public nature of friendship, Schweitzer establishes discourse approximately affection and association as a vital part of American id and democratic community.
By Joseph H. Woodward,James R. Bennett
By Colleen O'Neill
The Diné were a pastoral humans for so long as they could bear in mind; but if farm animals mark downs within the New Deal period pressured many into the exertions marketplace, a few students felt that Navajo tradition might necessarily decline. even supposing they misplaced very much with the waning in their sheep-centered economic system, Colleen O'Neill argues that Navajo tradition endured.
O'Neill's ebook demanding situations the normal concept that the creation of industry capitalism unavoidably results in the destruction of local cultural values. She indicates as an alternative that touch with new markets supplied the Navajos with how one can diversify their household-based survival recommendations. via adapting to new types of paintings, Navajos truly participated within the "reworking of modernity" of their sector, weaving an alternative, culturally particular background of capitalist improvement.
O'Neill chronicles a background of Navajo exertions that illuminates how cultural practices and values stimulated what it intended to paintings for wages or to provide commodities for undefined. via money owed of Navajo coal miners, weavers, and those that left the reservation looking for salary paintings, she explores the strain among creating wealth the Navajo approach and "working elsewhere."
Focusing at the interval among the Thirties and the early 1970s—a time whilst Navajos observed a dramatic transformation in their economy—O'Neill exhibits that Navajo cultural values have been versatile adequate to house monetary swap. She additionally examines the improvement of a Navajo operating type after 1950, while company improvement of Navajo mineral assets created new assets of salary paintings and allowed former migrant employees to stay at the reservation.
Focusing at the family instead of the place of work, O'Neill indicates how the Navajo domestic serves as a domain of cultural negotiation and a resource for maintaining identification. Her depiction of weaving relatively demonstrates the function of girls as cultural arbitrators, offering moms with cultural strength that saved them on the middle of what constituted "Navajo-ness."
Ultimately, Working the Navajo Way bargains a brand new method to take into consideration Navajo background, exhibits the fundamental resilience of Navajo lifeways, and argues for a extra dynamic realizing of local American tradition overall.
By Richard G. Williams Jr.
By Barbara Burstin PhD
By Erik V. Fasick
By Tamara J. Eastman