Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz's A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United PDF

By Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz

ISBN-10: 0465080642

ISBN-13: 9780465080649

Sufficient with the useless white males! the real tale of the us lies with its most unconsidered and marginalized peoples—the staff, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who outfitted the US from the floor up, and who made this state what it truly is this day. In A so much Imperfect Union, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz current a colourful background of those unsung americans. In an irreverent, fast paced narrative that demanding situations the normal narrative of yankee background, Stavans and Alcaraz provide a clean, debatable tackle the philosophies, items, practices, and people—from Algonquin and African royals to early feminists, Puerto Rican radicals, and Arab immigrants—that have made the US such an oversized and awesome land.

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07/01/1918 PRISONERS OF WAR Demoralized at the prospect of defeat, more than 300,000 German soldiers surrendered in the final months of the war, and were imprisoned in camps in France. 10/02/1918 ALLIED VICTORY From August to November 1918, the Allies carried out a series of successful attacks, known as the Hundred Days’ Offensive. Using tanks and aircraft, as well as improved infantry and artillery tactics, they broke through the defenses of the German Hindenburg Line. British soldiers seized the St.

05/30/1916 SOLDIERS AT THE FRONT The war in France had reached stalemate, with both sides dug into fortified trenches. British commander Douglas Haig planned to use the new army to punch through the deadlock. KITCHENER’S ARMIES At the outbreak of World War I, Britain’s army was relatively small, and made up of professional soldiers. Lord Horatio Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, put out a call across the country for volunteers to join up for the duration of the war. They would form Britain’s first mass citizen armies.

The lamps are going out all over Europe. We will not see them lit again in our lifetime. SIR EDWARD GREY, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, AUGUST 3, 1914 38 THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR I 08/31/1907 Munich Salzburg Vienna Bratislava Szeged Ljubljana Trieste Fiume (Rijeka) Milan Venice Pula The Kingdom of Hungary Belgrade ROMANIA Bucharest Sarajevo I TA LY Split SERBIA Mostar Se The Austrian Empire Lviv Budapest tic BULGARIA a TROOPS LAND Across Europe, poised armies began to move. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) landed in France in mid-August 1914.

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