The History of Cuba by Clifford L. Staten

By Clifford L. Staten

Cuba is far greater than cigars, vintage vehicles, and Castro. This awesome country has had an extended historical past of family with higher political powers that have been interested in the island as a result of its worthwhile assets and strategic situation. Ties among Cuba and the USA were robust because the mid-nineteenth century, and the subject of U.S. dominance over the island and its humans is a prime ancient standpoint. Cuba's background is informed in 8 chronological chapters, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, via its wars for independence and the U.S. career within the 20th century to Batista, the chilly struggle, and the so-called ''Special Period,'' whilst Cuba confronted the situation of the downfall of the Soviet Union. With specified emphasis at the 20th century, the Castro period, and U.S.-Cuba family members, this is often the mostВ accessible and present background of Cuba available.

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The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and by J. C. D. Clark

By J. C. D. Clark

This ebook creates a brand new framework for the political and highbrow kin among the British Isles and the United States in a momentous interval which witnessed the formation of contemporary states on either side of the Atlantic and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order. Jonathan Clark integrates facts from legislations and faith to bare how the dynamics of early smooth societies have been basically denominational. In a examine of British and American discourse, he indicates how rival conceptions of liberty have been expressed within the conflicts created through Protestant dissent's hostility to an Anglican hegemony. The ebook argues that this version presents a key to collective acts of resistance to the status quo during the interval. The book's ultimate part makes a speciality of the defining episode for British and American historical past, and indicates the way the yankee Revolution should be understood as a warfare of faith.

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Budget Reform Politics: The Design of the Appropriations by Charles H. Stewart

By Charles H. Stewart

During this booklet Charles Stewart analyses the improvement of the budgetary method in the home of Representatives among 1865 and 1921. The interval all started with the construction of the home Appropriations Committee and ended with the passage of the Budgetary Accounting Act. makes an attempt at switch have been heavily concerning societal and fiscal, but in addition to institutional, advancements in this interval. either the electoral method and the nationwide social gathering approach, in addition to battle and different monetary crises, impacted upon the budgetary procedure.

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Roosevelt's Rough Riders by Alejandro de Quesada, Stephen Walsh

By Alejandro de Quesada, Stephen Walsh

Osprey's exam of the short yet colourful heritage of the first US Volunteer Cavalry, detailing the wealthy stories of the boys who fought in its ranks. based in may possibly 1898, the unit's activities in Cuba through the Spanish-American battle (1898) have handed into army and nationwide legend. the boys who volunteered for the strength got here from a huge spectrum of yank society, together with professional ranch arms and cowboys, university athletes, and policemen. The unit was once published to Cuba in June 1898, the place the first US Volunteer Cavalry fought within the battles of Las Guasimas, Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill. at the moment, its commander, Colonel Leonard wooden, took cost of the USA 2d Cavalry Brigade, leaving Theodore Roosevelt to imagine command of the first US Volunteer Cavalry. The unit hence turned referred to as 'Roosevelt's tough Riders', after Buffalo Bill's renowned cowboy exhibit that featured 'Rough Riders of the World'. a few of the volunteers have been struck down by way of disorder and illness through the crusade, and the unit used to be ultimately withdrawn, returning to a hero's welcome within the US. The final veteran of the unit died in 1975, yet a wealthy physique of resource fabric has survived, and masses of this can be lined during this interesting paintings.

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Value Creation in E-Business Management: 15th Americas by Volker Hoyer, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva (auth.), Matthew

By Volker Hoyer, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva (auth.), Matthew L. Nelson, Michael J. Shaw, Troy J. Strader (eds.)

This booklet comprises chosen papers from the E-Commerce and E-Business (SIGeBIZ) tune on the fifteenth Americas convention on details structures, AMCIS 2009, held in San Francisco, CA, united states, August 6-9, 2009.

The 25 papers provided tackle rising e-business concerns and feature been geared up into 4 examine traces: enterprise types for the electronic financial system, digital and cellular trade behavioral and international concerns, IS in monetary markets and associations, net 2.0 and e-commerce and collaborative price construction.

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US Cavalryman 1891-1920 by Alexander Bielakowski, Raffaele Ruggeri

By Alexander Bielakowski, Raffaele Ruggeri

Following the conflict of Wounded Knee in 1890, the U.S. Cavalry have been referred to as into motion back with the assertion of warfare opposed to Spain in 1898. within the years that undefined, cavalrymen observed motion in a large choice of theaters. This identify takes a detailed examine the formation and studies of the typical cavalryman during this interesting interval of swap and improvement, and likewise considers the cavalry officer corps. a number of advancements in costume, education, gear, weaponry and strategies are all lined right here.

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The Truman Presidency (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) by Michael James Lacey

By Michael James Lacey

Written through top experts within the fields of the modern social, political, and diplomatic background of the us, the essays during this quantity offer a wide-ranging review of the intentions, achievements, and screw ups of the Truman management. Divided into sections on family politics and matters, and international coverage and nationwide defence, the amount provides an authoritative appraisal of a few of the most important occasions and difficulties of the time within the mild of contemporary scholarship. The essays clarify the overriding value of the wartime event for the Truman period.

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Machine Translation and the Information Soup: Third by Pascale Fung (auth.), David Farwell, Laurie Gerber, Eduard

By Pascale Fung (auth.), David Farwell, Laurie Gerber, Eduard Hovy (eds.)

Machine Translation and the knowledge Soup! over the last fty years, laptop translation has grown from a tantalizing dream to a good and strong scienti c-linguistic firm, with clients, c- mercial platforms, collage study, and executive participation. yet until eventually very lately, MT has been played as a comparatively special operation, so- what remoted from different textual content processing. this present day, this example is altering swiftly. The explosive development of the internet has introduced multilingual textual content into the achieve of approximately every body with a working laptop or computer. we are living in a soup of knowledge, an more and more multilingual bouillabaisse. And to partake of this soup, we will use MT platforms including a growing number of instruments and language processing technologies|information retrieval engines, - tomated textual content summarizers, and multimodal and multilingual screens. notwithstanding a few of them should be particularly experimental, and even though they won't relatively t jointly good but, it truly is transparent that the long run will o er textual content manipulation platforms that comprise these kinds of features, seamlessly interconnected in a variety of ways.

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The American South Volume 1: A History, 4th edition by William J. Cooper Jr.

By William J. Cooper Jr.

Within the American South, Cooper and Terrill reveal their trust that it's very unlikely to divorce the background of the South from the historical past of the USA. each one quantity incorporates a immense biographical essay_completely up to date for this edition_which offers the reader with a consultant to literature at the heritage of the South. assurance now comprises the devastation of typhoon Katrina in 2005, updated research of the power racial divisions within the zone, and the South's unanticipated position within the 2008 presidential primaries.

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Bartolome de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas by Lawrence A. Clayton(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

By Lawrence A. Clayton(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

This can be a brief heritage of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas instructed in the course of the event of Bartolome de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the yank Indians, and the one most vital determine of the interval after Columbus.

  • Explores the interval referred to as the come upon, which used to be characterised through in depth clash among Europeans and the folks of the Americas following Columbus’s voyages
  • Argues that Las Casas, ‘protector of Indians,' used to be basically encouraged by way of Scripture in his campaign for justice and equality for American Indians
  • Draws at the 14 quantity whole Works of Las Casas as a window into his brain and activities
  • Encourages scholars to appreciate heritage in the course of the point of view of people dwelling it

Content:
Chapter 1 The period of Columbus and the “Discoverers” (pages 10–32):
Chapter 2 Justice for All (pages 33–60):
Chapter three Social Experiments (pages 61–86):
Chapter four The period of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s–1540s (pages 87–106):
Chapter five the recent legislation of 1542 and Bishop of Chiapa (pages 107–127):
Chapter 6 “All Mankind is One” (pages 128–150):

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