A study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. The book also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.
Council Fires on the Upper Ohio is a unique account of the Indian-white relations during the second half of the eighteenth century. Told from the point of view of the Indians, it details how the Indians maintained a precarious hold of Western Pennsylvania by playing one white faction off against another.
The dictionary covers phraseological fusions, units, and combinations; single words used figuratively; and colloquialisms. Each idiom or colloquialism, translated into English, is accompanied by a sentence in Russian showing its correct use.
Parrini examines the evolution of United States economic diplomacy during a critical period in world history—after World War I.
This collection of essays was the first major attempt to apply game theory, linear programming, and graph theory to anthropological data.
This book describes the nature of government in all the contiguous territories of the United States from 1784-1912, offering a comprehensive view of the role and meaning of territorial government.
This book describes the crucial World War I period, when the federal government assumed control of the railroads, and various interest groups fought for their positions with policy makers.
A succinct account of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania, recalling the economic and sociological factors that led to this historic uprising.
A fascinating look at life during pioneer times in western Pennsylvania. Describes the hardship, danger and drudgery of day-to-day life on the frontier. Topics include cabin raising, crop harvests, tanning, weaving, disease, religion, and superstition. Also follows the progression from pioneer life to industrial society.
A thorough analysis of Tocqueville’s thoughts on the lower classes of society, viewing his stances on slavery, poverty, criminality, and working class conditions, and their role in the transition to a modern, democratic, and industrial society.
The ten essays in this book present the thoughts of major Arabic philosophers in history, while speaking to their basis in Greek philosophy and the influence of Arabic philosophy on the West.
The four main essays in this volume investigate new sectors of the theory of decision, preference, act-characteristics, and action analysis. These are complemented by appendices on a study of the logic of norms by Alan Ross Anderson, and Rescher provides an outline of the aspects of action.
Cottam defines a foreign policy he calls competitive interference, which invokes counter-insurgency, political, economic, and psychological manipulations, and looks deeply into the internal affairs of other countries, often secretly. He explores the United States’ institutional adjustment to it, and provides a framework for projection and evaluation of foreign policy in this arena.
This volume offers an unusual variety of topics presented during the sixth annual Oberlin Colloquium in Philosophy. The subjects covered include: refuting J. L. Austin’s attempt to destroy philosophers’ assumptions on the nature and purpose of a “statement;” false premises found in “St. Anselm’s Four Ontological Arguments;” pain in connection with brain-state and functional-state theories; aesthetics in light of questions of fraudulence in modern art and music, and an analytical deconstruction of mystical experience.
An analysis of three monumental documents in British social history, dating from 1834 through 1909, that views changing conceptions of poverty, the organization of welfare institutions, and the role of the state.