by Richard S. Levy, Dean Phillip Bell, William Collins Donahue, Kevin Madigan, Jonathan Morse, Amy Hill Shevitz, Norman A. Stillman - Written by top scholars in an accessible manner, this unique encyclopedia offers worldwide coverage of the origins, forms, practitioners, and effects of antisemitism, leading to the Holocaust and surviving to the present day.
In Daily Life during the Black Death Joseph Byrne opens with an outline of the course of the Second Pandemic, the causes and nature of bubonic plague, and the recent revisionist view of what the Black Death really was
This work is an overview of America's attempts to deal with the problem of illegal immigration, with discussions of every immigration law passed since 1965, crucial court cases, key actors and organizations, and proposed solutions
A truly international, authoritative A–Z guide to five centuries of propaganda, in both wartime and peacetime, which covers key moments, techniques, concepts, and some of the most influential propagandists in history
Racial Justice in America examines a volatile social issue that is always in the news, focusing on five critical areas: criminal justice, education, employment, living accommodations, and political participation.
As one of the most recognizable and highest paid athletes in the world, Shaquille O'Neal, better known as Shaq, is undeniably one of the greatest players in basketball history. Murry Nelson presents a fascinating look at the career of a man who has dominated basketball for over 10 years and invites readers to take a close look at the person behind the phenomenon.
This book provides a glimpse into the history, development, regulation, and increasing importance that the stock market plays in business and economic growth, as well as the investment strategies of individuals—in the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and emerging markets in the developing world that are rapidly integrating into the global economy.
"Martin Luther King, Jr. provides a thorough study of King's life from his birth on January 15, 1929, in the upstairs bedroom of his family's middle-class home on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta to his death on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. The reader will learn about King's character, his many accomplishments, and the forces against him. It's hard to believe that King was only 39 years old when he died because of all that he accomplished during his short life." - MultiCultural Review
The American Dream' is a phrase that has become an essential component of the American experience, a phrase that, once entered into the national lexicon, has come to define our nation's identity, underlying nearly every aspect of our lives. And since the
The essays in this set discuss several individual tales, including the Knight's Tale, the recurring use of irony in The Merchant's Tale, a feminist reading of The Wife of Bath's Tale, the idea of gender and eroticism in The Miller's Tale, and the anti-sem
This volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the perennial theme. Essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key
Humorist David Sedaris once said, ?Living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once.' For many American writers, living abroad has been a necessary task to finding the freedom, identity, and perspective that the Un
This volume in the Critical Insights series collects a variety of old and new essays on Fitzgerald and continues the work of rehabilitating his reputation and reexamining his work. Noble's introduction serves as a meditation on Fitzgerald's enduring relevance.
This volume of criticism begins with essays that provide the reader with cultural, historical, comparative, and critical contexts for understanding Gatsby. Several essays consider the cultural and historical contexts of Fitzgerald's work while critical co
Essays consider the cultural and historical contexts of Fitzgerald's work while critical comparisons link the novel to the poetry of Keats and the novels Daisy Miller and Passing. The section of contextual readings is followed by a selection of critical o
Easily one of America's most important novelists, John Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers of all kinds for decades. A versatile, restless writer who constantly experimented with new forms and genres, he seems to offer something for everyone-wheth
Mark Twain remains one of America's most beloved literary figures. Eminently quotable, his best writing combines irreverent humor with practical good sense and deep human feeling and, perhaps more so than the work of any other author, defines what it is t
Noticed initially as a Native American author, Sherman Alexie has since achieved a reputation as a significant figure in the American literary landscape. The essays in this set discuss many different aspects of Alexie's works. Original essays include a co
Published at the height of the Vietnam War protests, Slaughterhouse-Five seized the imaginations of thousands of young people and made Vonnegut into an overnight sensation. Now, more than forty years after its publication, scholars are only beginning to a
Introductory essays reflect on Achebe's poineering achievement and evaluate the enduring, internations poularity of Things Fall Apart. Also included is a comparison of Things Fall Apart to major literary works within the westerm canon, such as the Odyssey
Overview essays consider the cultural contexts surrounding the novel and the critical reception of Lee's work. Other essays offer a close examination of the novel as wisdom literature and consider the lessons being taught in the novel, and a consideration
Several essays survey the critical conversation regarding American creative non-fiction, an interesting collection of memoirs, autobiographies, travel and nature guides and essays and explore the genre's cultural and historical contexts and offer close an
Ancient Times to the American and French Revolutions (Prehistory-1790s) Civil Wars to Frontier Societies (1800-1880s) Growth of Empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s) World War II to the Affluent Fifties (1940-1950s) Civil Rights Movements to Future Times (1960-2000)