The New World of Words

Or, Universal English Dictionary. Containing an Account of the Original Or Proper Sense, and Various Significations of All Hard Words Derived from Other Languages, ... Together with a Brief ... Explication of All Terms Relating Toany of the Arts and Sciences, ... To which is Added, the Interpretation of Proper Names of Men and Women, ...

Author: John Kersey

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 711

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Posted in English language

Avengers of the New World

The Story of the Haitian Revolution

Author: Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674034368

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6406

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.
Posted in History

The New World

Extra series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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In the New World

The Making of a Korean American

Author: Peter Hyun

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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In 1924 seventeen-year-old Peter Hyun arrived in Hawaii with three younger siblings, leaving behind family and friends in Japanese-occupied Seoul and the Korean community of exiles in Shanghai. The early chapters of this spirited autobiographical account, the sequel to Man Sei , recount Hyun's life as a young Korean coming of age in Hawaii and as a college student studying philosophy and theatre arts in Indiana. After college, Hyun moved to New York and in 1930 began working as an assistant stage manager with Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre. He later went on to direct theatre companies in New York, Massachusetts, California, and Montreal. As Hyun was one of only a handful of minorities working in the avant garde theatre in the 1930s and 1940s, his account contributes to our understanding of the place of Asians in art outside the mainstream. He also provides a personal perspective on key periods in American race relations, particularly during World War II and the Korean War. In the New World celebrates a rich life full of diversity. Throughout his life, Hyun believed that the making of a Korean American was essentially a cultural marriage - a marriage often requiring a lengthy and difficult engagement to succeed. In the New World is the story of Hyun's engagement, with all its triumphs and misfortunes, told with candor and wit. Peter Hyun died in 1993 at the age of eighty-seven.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Documentary Archaeology in the New World

Author: Mary C. Beaudry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521449991

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 5529

It outlines a fresh approach to the archaeological study of the historic cultures of North America.
Posted in History

The Dispute of the New World

Author: Antonello Gerbi

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973829

Category: History

Page: 719

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When Hegel described the Americas as an inferior continent, he was repeating a contention that inspired one of the most passionate debates of modern times. Originally formulated by the eminent natural scientist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and expanded by the Prussian encyclopedist Cornelius de Pauw, this provocative thesis drew heated responses from politicians, philosophers, publicists, and patriots on both sides of the Atlantic. The ensuing polemic reached its apex in the latter decades of the eighteenth century and is far from extinct today. Translated in 1973, The Dispute of the New World is the definitive study of this debate. Antonello Gerbi scrutinizes each contribution to the debate, unravels the complex arguments, and reveals their inner motivations. As the story of the polemic unfolds, moving through many disciplines that include biology, economics, anthropology, theology, geophysics, and poetry, it becomes clear that the subject at issue is nothing less than the totality of the Old World versus the New, and how each viewed the other at a vital turning point in history.
Posted in History

Tales of the New World

Author: Sabina Murray

Publisher: Black Cat

ISBN: 0802170838

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A latest collection of 10 high-seas and "dark continent" adventures by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Caprices is inspired by the ambitions and controversies surrounding some of history's most intrepid pioneers, including Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco Núñez de Balboa and Zimri Coffin. Original.
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The Singing of the New World

Indigenous Voice in the Era of European Contact

Author: Gary Tomlinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873916

Category: Music

Page: 220

View: 7990

A study into indigenous music-making in New World societies, including the Aztecs and the Incas.
Posted in Music

African Minorities in the New World

Author: Toyin Falola,Niyi Afolabi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135900701

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 8395

This book uncovers the reality that new African immigrants now represent a significant force in the configuration of American polity and identity especially in the last forty years. Despite their minority status, African immigrants are making their marks in various areas of human endeavor and accomplishments—from academic, to business, to even scientific inventions. The demographic shift is both welcome news as well as a matter for concern given the consequences of displacement and the paradoxes of exile in the new location. By its very connection to the ‘Old African Diaspora,’ the notion of a ‘New African Diaspora’ marks a clear indication of a historical progression reconnecting continental Africa with the New World without the stigma of slavery. Yet, the notion of trans-Atlantic slavery is never erased when the African diaspora is mentioned whether in the old or new world. Within this paradoxical dispensation, the new African diaspora must be conceived as the aftermath of a global migration crisis.
Posted in Social Science

Exploring the New World

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433390005

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3711

Traces the exploration of America by the English and French settlers in the early 1600s.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Exploring the New World

An Interactive History Adventure

Author: Melody Herr

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429613572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2277

"Describes the exploration of North America in the times of explorers Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vâazquez de Coronado, and Sieur de La Salle. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from Columbus' voyage in 1492, Coronado's 1540 expedition, and Sieur de La Salle's expedition down the Mississippi River in 1682"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The New World

Embracing American History

Author: Henry Howard Brownell

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: N.A

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Posted in America

History of the New World

Author: Girolamo Benzoni

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: 280

View: 375

Posted in America

Rhetoric in the New World

Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Colonial Spanish America

Author: Don Paul Abbott

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570030857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

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In Rhetoric in the New World, Abbott shows that when the literate culture of the Old World confronted the oral culture of the New, rhetoricians faced issues unanticipated by their classical predecessors and for which European experiences offered few insights. Abbott's study begins with an examination of the Spanish rhetorical tradition - a tradition that would affect many aspects of the colonial enterprise, including the campaign to Christianize the New World, the European perceptions of indigenous discourse, and the effort to transplant humanistic educational institutions to Spain's two great colonies, Mexico and Peru. Abbott reconstructs rhetoric's role in Spain's American empire, describing the colonies as the site of extraordinary conflicts between cultures, traditions, religions, and languages. According to Abbott, never before had rhetoric been required to confront peoples and places so apparently alien to its ancient Mediterranean origins. Abbott contends that these conflicts infused colonial rhetoric with an urgency and intricacy often surpassing the academic contentiousness of European humanism. Abbott reveals the uniquely American rhetoric produced by this co-mingling of Old and New World rhetorical traditions through case studies of such major colonial rhetoricians as Bernardino de Sahagun, Diego Valades, Bartolome de las Casas, Jose de Acosta, El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Jose de Arriaga.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Law of Nations and the New World

Author: L. C. Green,Olive Patricia Dickason

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888642578

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Legal, theological and philosophical analysis of the ideology of colonialism. Focuses on sovereignty and right of self-government of Amerindians, leading to present "aboriginal problems" such as those posed by the Canadian constitutional affirmation of "existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal people of Canada."
Posted in Religion

A Natural History of the New World

The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas

Author: Alan Graham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226306801

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 8263

A Natural History of the New World traces the evolution of plant ecosystems, beginning in the Late Cretaceous period and ending in the present, charting their responses to changes in geology and climate.
Posted in History

The Devil in the New World

The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain

Author: Fernando Cervantes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068894

Category: History

Page: 182

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Until the end of the eighteenth century, missionaries to the New World agreed that diabolism lay at the heart of the Native American belief system and at the root of their own failure to establish a church purged of Satan and pagan superstition. The Devil mattered, and he occupied a central place in discussions of all non-Christian religious systems and in the bitter disputes over how to combat them. In this elegant and sensitive analysis, Fernando Cervantes gives the Devil his due, illuminating a neglected aspect of the European encounter with America and setting the full history of the spiritual conquest in a rich and original context. He reveals how Native Americans reinterpreted the view of Christianity presented to them, how they refused to see the world as the missionaries saw it. Drawing on archival sources, he brings into clear focus the complex, often bewildering, and sometimes tragic clash between a theology that posited the existence of competing forces and one that insisted that all deities were multiform beings within which good and evil coexisted.He deals in compelling and persuasive detail with the social history of the interaction between the two cultures, explaining not only the impact of European ideas upon the New World but the influence of diabolism on the ideology of the Old. And he provides a subtle account of the role of diabolism in the emerging baroque culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that strikingly challenges conventional explanations of the growth of skepticism in the period.
Posted in History

The Transition to Statehood in the New World

Author: Grant D. Jones,Robert R. Kautz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521240758

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 3552

This 1982 collection of eight original anthropological essays provides an exciting synthesis of theory and practice in one of the key issues of contemporary cultural evolutionary thought. The contributors ask why complex, highly stratified societies emerged at several locations in the New World at the same point in prehistory. Focusing primarily on the initial centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and the Andean region, they consider the sociopolitical, environmental and ideological factors in state formation. The essays discuss the prehistoric conditions and processes that simulated the development of the first state-level societies in Mesoamerica and Peru, and explore the difficulties archaeologists must face in their direct analysis of physical remains. In general, the contributors recognize a growing need for better archaeological solutions to the question of state origin and for more sensitivity to the problems as well as to the possibilities of ethnographic analogy.
Posted in Social Science