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The first chapter's distracting references to present-day understandings of horse anatomy and behaviour, as well as imprecise and frequent references to "nineteenth-century people," or variations thereof, give way in subsequent chapters to a rich study of the horse's place in the building of American civilization. There is an emphasis on narrative made necessary by the untold nature of the horse's role in industrial expansion and the logistical difficulties of the Civil War.
Fogel, a Nobel-Prize-winning economist, Franklin's 1947 book, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans, is "a landmark in the interpretation of American civilization." Franklin told the story of a people whose experiences had long been neglected or misunderstood.
By accepting the other one of different color, ideas, origins and beliefs, they have achieved a victory for the principle of equal opportunity, upon which American civilization was established, and for which it endured much hardship before proving that it is not mere words.
Not only did the term savages hit a sour note with First Nations, but the idea that the history of North American civilization began with the influx of European settlers was particularly difficult to swallow.
She argues that black American civilization should be judged by these standards, pointing out that white racists have barred most blacks from the simple privileges that constitute self-development and have perpetuated race hatred and race oppression by judging blacks by unfair standards, comparing them to those with many privileges.
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David Mauk and John Oakland 2005: American Civilization. An Introduction, 4th edition.
Growing up in Boston and environs in the '60s and '70s was very strange, because we, perhaps the primary American civilization, had no representation in art, anywhere.
One of Google's latest offerings presents a similar opportunity for those interested in American civilization. The lens is a kaleidoscope of manufacturing, technology, values, and tastes.
Prager asserted that members of Congress might soon swear on copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf and called Ellison's decision "damaging to the fabric of American civilization." He also insisted that allowing Ellison to swear on a Koran would "embolden Islamic extremists and make new ones."
To hear Hynes tell it, the modern religious right doesn't want to impose its values on anyone so much as it wants to defend those values against "a liberal Washington-Hollywood nexus that bookends American civilization." (He doesn't explain how Washington can remain part of that nexus when the party preferred by the Christian conservatives controls every branch of the federal government.)
James Campbell, the committee chairman and associate professor of American civilization, Africana studies and history, says the committee held passionate discussions over whether the school should apologize for its ties to slavery.
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