Author : Jacqueline Tyler Jones
Category : Cultural pluralism
Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
ISBN : 0321195078
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 492

American history consists of many stories - the story of territorial growth and expansion, the story of the rise of the middle class, the story of technological innovation and economic development, and the story of U.S. engagement with the wider world. [This book] incorporates these traditional narratives into a new ... interpretation of American history, one that includes the stories of diverse groups of people and explores expanding notions of American identity. The book's basic framework focuses on the political events and economic structures discussed in most American history textbooks. [This book] aims not to overturn the familiar chronology of American history, but to incorporate into it a variety of groups and individuals whose stories help us to provide an accurate, comprehensive, and compelling view of the past.-Pref.

Author : Garth Hallberg
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 0471120049
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 340

A new conceptual approach to marketing practice from the vice president at Ogilvy Mather Direct which describes how to build a new kind of brand loyalty that leads to old-fashioned brand growth and increased profits without incremental marketing investment. Demonstrates how to create a database of high-profit consumers and use it to generate a relationship-building direct marketing program.

Author : Joshua A. Berman
Category : Political Science
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199832408
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 264

In Created Equal, Joshua Berman engages the text of the Hebrew Bible from a novel perspective, considering it as a document of social and political thought. He proposes that the Pentateuch can be read as the earliest prescription on record for the establishment of an egalitarian polity. What emerges is the blueprint for a society that would stand in stark contrast to the surrounding cultures of the ancient Near East -- Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, and the Hittite Empire - in which the hierarchical structure of the polity was centered on the figure of the king and his retinue. Berman shows that an egalitarian ideal is articulated in comprehensive fashion in the Pentateuch and is expressed in its theology, politics, economics, use of technologies of communication, and in its narrative literature. Throughout, he invokes parallels from the modern period as heuristic devices to illuminate ancient developments. Thus, for example, the constitutional principles in the Book of Deuteronomy are examined in the light of those espoused by Montesquieu, and the rise of the novel in 18th-century England serves to illuminate the advent of new modes of storytelling in biblical narrative.

Author : Michael Nava
Category : Social Science
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN : 9781466887398
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 167

Why should Americans who are not gay care about gay rights? In Created Equal, Michael Nava and Robert Dawidoff argue that the movement for gay equality is central to the continuing defense of individual liberty in America. Beginning with an examination of the determined assault on gay issues by the religious right, the authors show how this sectarian movement to legislate private religious morality into law undermines the purpose of American constitutional government: the protection of the individual's right to determine how best to live his or her life. The book starts from the premise that gay men and lesbians are, first and foremost, American citizens, and then looks to what rights belong to every individual American citizen, arguing from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Addressing their argument to the great majority of their fellow Americans, Dawidoff and Nava emphasize that what is at stake is not the fate of the gay community, but the future of constitutional principle and the rights of free individuals in American society.

Author : Robert S. Junge
Category : Psychology
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595150885
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 254

This thoughtful study traces the roots of individual and group prejudice from infancy to maturity, then offers some new and interesting answers. The author’s varied experiences and worldwide travel contribute to a view that is broad as well as deep.

Author : Ben Carson
Category : Political Science
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9781546002796
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 304

Now a New York Times Bestseller! Bestselling author and conservative icon Dr. Ben Carson lays out a hopeful and inspiring road map for how America can come together. External physical characteristics that are genetically encoded are things over which no individual has control. But rather than appreciating the gift of diversity, some have chosen to use it to drive wedges between groups of people. Some of these external characteristics are associated with the past moral failing of slavery. Though slavery in America formally ended in the 1860s, the vestiges of that evil institution are still with us today, and those vestiges often inflict guilt on some and facilitate feelings of victimhood in others. In Created Equal, Dr. Carson uses his own personal experiences as a member of a racial minority, along with the writings and experiences of others from multiple backgrounds and demographics, to analyze the current state of race relations in America. Instead of using race as an excuse to remake America into something completely antithetical to the Constitution, Dr. Carson suggests ways to enhance and bring great success to our nation and all multiethnic societies by magnifying America's incredible strengths instead of her historical weaknesses.

Author : Anna Horsbrugh-Porter
Category : Political Science
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN : 9781250128256
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 224

The Palgrave Macmillan/Amnesty International series illuminates the greatest human rights issues facing the world today. From human trafficking to poverty, terrorism to freedom of expression, this dynamic and accessible series encourages debate about the situation today and, the path we took to get here, allowing people with many different perspectives to tell their own stories of struggle. Created Equal is a frank and clear-sighted introduction to the current state of women's rights globally. Millions of women throughout the world suffer from violence, poverty and denial of their human rights because of their gender. By exploring their stories, and hearing the views of both advocates for and opponents of women's rights, Anna Horsbrugh-Porter reveals the real human costs of the violation of these rights. Among the issues covered in this book are: -prostitution -violence against women -abortion rights -education -slavery -pornography

Author : R. A. Brown
Category : Fiction
Publisher : Tate Publishing
ISBN : 9781613465790
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 240

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Aleksandra Kowalski turns to Thomas Patrick O'Reilly, one of the wealthiest and most successful trial lawyers in Houston, Texas. Tommy believes the Catholic Church has no basis under United States law to exclude women from the seminary and files suit against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Archbishop Jorge Sierra for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. The Catholic Church hires Monsignor Enrico Renzulli, the General Counsel of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. Renzulli, a priest and Harvard-educated attorney, has substantial trial experience and has taken on and beaten lawyers considerably smarter than O'Reilly. He believes the lawsuit should be summarily dismissed because the First Amendment of the United States Constitution grants all citizens the freedom of religion, and it prevents a federal court from interfering with the ecclesiastical rules of any church, including the Catholic Church. But watching and waiting in the wings is an extreme and tyrannical sect unaffiliated with the Catholic Church. As the trial unfolds and the legal proceedings begin to undermine the sacred Catholic Church teaching, a right-wing extremist and a member of the Holy Mother Church concocts a plot to stop the heresy against God that includes kidnapping and murder. Will the First Amendment protect the Catholic Church and supersede all? Will Tommy O'Reilly come through? Will Aleksandra Kowalski survive this ordeal? Find out in R.A. Brown's gripping legal thriller, "Created Equal."

Author : Michael Pack
Category : Political Science
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781684513109
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 256

Drawing on historical documents and exclusive interviews, authors tell the inspiring story of Clarence Thomas's rise from a childhood of poverty and prejudice in the segregated South to Supreme Court Justice. Companion to blockbuster documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, but a fascinating stand alone read, as well! *The full story behind the wildly successful documentary film, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words* Born into dire poverty in the segregated South and abandoned by his father as a child, Justice Clarence Thomas triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds to become one of the most influential justices on the Supreme Court. Yet after three decades of honorable service, few know him beyond his contentious confirmation and the surrounding media firestorm. Who is Justice Clarence Thomas, in his own words? In the follow-up to the wildly successful documentary by the same name, Created Equal builds on dozens of hours of groundbreaking, one-on-one interviews with Thomas to share a new, expanded account of his powerful story for the first time. Producer Michael Pack and Mark Paoletta, a lawyer who worked alongside Thomas during his confirmation, dive deep into the Justice’s story. Drawing on a rich array of historical documents and unreleased conversations with Thomas, his wife, and those who knew him best, Created Equal is a timeless account of faith, race, power, and personal resilience.

Author : David Spreng
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781119887805
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 249

Finance your company's growth without losing your stake in it Too often, thanks to multiple rounds of equity investment, company founders wind up with only a small fraction of the businesses they start. But this situation isn't inevitable. The intelligent use of a variety of financing options—including debt financing—can help to maintain, or even grow, a founder's stake. In All Money Is Not Created Equal: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finding the Right Funding for Your Business, renowned Silicon Valley veteran David Spreng delivers an expert guide for entrepreneurs and founders seeking to maintain as much ownership stake as possible in the companies they create as they move through the various stages of the financing process. The book draws on the author's decades of experience as a venture capitalist, venture debt lender, and CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, board members, investors, and bankers. Readers will also find: A well-rounded and insightful perspective on the financing process informed by industry veterans An informal and accessible exploration of a complex topic that remains critical to the success of entrepreneurs and founders Discussions of alternatives to equity financing, including debt financing, in the growth phase of startups An essential handbook for startup founders, entrepreneurs, and managers, All Money Is Not Created Equal also deserves a place in the hands of company board members, venture capitalists, investors, and investment bankers interested in the company financing process.