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America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

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This definitive history of American xenophobia is "essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society" (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist). The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, Lee explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. Now updated with an epilogue reflecting on how the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged xenophobia, America for Americans is an urgent spur to action for any concerned citizen.

This definitive history of American xenophobia is "essential reading for anyone who wants to build a more inclusive society" (Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist). The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, Lee explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. Now updated with an epilogue reflecting on how the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged xenophobia, America for Americans is an urgent spur to action for any concerned citizen. 

Blotter with Metal Scroll Design

Blotter with Metal Scroll Design

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Metal & Wood Ink Blotter

Large 4" Embossed Metal and Wood Ink Blotter - a must have accessory for anyone writing with ink. Functional yet a decorative addition to any desk.
Gift Boxed with Blotter Refill Sheets (5) .
Calligraphic Drawing: A How-To

Calligraphic Drawing: A How-To Guide

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Calligraphic Drawing, written and illustrated by artist Schin Loong, is a step-by-step guide to the pictorial side of calligraphy. Learn how to make calligraphic flourishes, then apply the technique to draw 15 different flourished animals. You'll also find instructions for embellishing letters and drawing ornamental cartouches.

In the past, masters of penmanship advertised their copperplate skills by shaping their calligraphy and flourishes into elaborate pictorial designs. Now the art of the flourish is back! With her fresh approach to this age-old art form, Schin will take you confidently through each step, from choosing your pen, nib, and ink, to creating calligraphic animals that express your own imagination and artistry. The basic steps for the strokes are simple, but as you learn each new pattern and stroke, you'll watch your drawings develop into ever more complex and beautiful compositions.

By following the step-by-step instructions, you can create stunning drawings of a pigeon, swan, crane, rooster, jellyfish, goldfish, peacock, parrot, owl, raccoon, elephant, puppy, rabbit, fox, and zebra. Each exercise includes a photo of the animal, followed by an illustration and written guidance for each numbered step. You'll find helpful tips and encouragement throughout. At the back, a gallery showcase provides examples of Schin's own artwork to inspire you in your own flourishing pursuits.

Whether you're a designer, calligrapher, doodler, or just picked up a pen, this guide to drawing with flourishes will enlighten and inspire.

Calligraphy Pen Set

Calligraphy Pen Set

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Calligraphy Dip Pen Set with Glass Inkwell, Ink and Nibs

   
 
Write like Shakespeare! This calligraphy set has all the essentials for great writing!
This set contains:
  • Brown Wood Stylus Nib Pen
  • Two additional Nibs each with a unique metallic finish
  • Calligraphy Scroll Booklet
  • Black Writing Ink - 1/2 oz. Apothercary Jar
  • Desktop Glass inkwell to fill with the ink of your choice- a great pen holder too to display on your desk.
  • All in a beautiful hardcover printed gift-box.
CHRISTIAN LACROIX A6 JOURNAL,

CHRISTIAN LACROIX A6 JOURNAL,

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The Christian Lacroix Gold Paseo A6 Layflat Notebook from Galison is embossed with an all-over Paseo design on a beautiful faux leather cover. There are 152 ruled ivory pages, a striped elastic closure, and a ribbon marker for ease of use. The Christian Lacroix Paseo notebook journals encompass all aspects of the classic, traditional notebook with the added touch of sophistication and luxury through design detail.

Whether you use this multifunctional notebook journal at school, work or home, it's just the right size to be perfectly portable. Measuring 4.25" x 6", you can use it to take notes, doodle, store shopping lists, or simply collect your thoughts. It also makes a great gift idea for any occasion!

Galison was founded in 1979 to work with museums to make artist imagery widely available in the form of well-designed paper products. With new collections each year, Galison has broadened its assortment well beyond stationery to puzzles & games, office products, home dééor, and more. Our vision is to inspire people by adding more art to daily life with the products we create.

Christian LaCroix Hand Puzzle 750 pieces

Christian LaCroix Hand Puzzle 750 pieces

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  • 750-PIECE PUZZLE: This unique 750-piece jigsaw puzzle features art depicting the atmosphere of vintage decor. A great challenge for puzzlers of all ages, the gilded-edge puzzle makes a great gift.
  • HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS: Galison uses continuous quality control checks during production to ensure there is virtually no puzzle dust. Each piece is printed with no glare, non-toxic inks.
  • EASY HANDLING: The 750 puzzle pieces are thick and sturdy, so they are easy to work with and fit together perfectly. The completed puzzle measures 216 x 254 x 44 mm and the box measures 8” x 10”.
  • SCREEN-FREE FUN: For over 25 years, Galison has created stationery, gifts and puzzles that bring art to everyday life. All Galison products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations.
CHRISTIAN LACROIX NUIT A5 8 X

CHRISTIAN LACROIX NUIT A5 8 X

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This notebook is embossed with an all-over Paseo design on beautiful faux leather. Includes a striped elastic closure and ribbon marker with a lay-flat construction for ease of use.
- Size: 6 x 8
- 152 ruled ivory pages.
Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (Revised)

Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley (Revised)

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The past two decades have seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in black women writers, as authors such as Alice Walker and Toni Morrison have come to dominate the larger Afro-American literary landscape. Yet the works of the writers who founded and nurtured the black women's literary tradition--nineteenth-century Afro-American women--have remained buried in research libraries or in expensive hard-to-find reprints, often inaccessible to twentieth-century readers.
Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, rescued the voice of an entire segment of the black tradition by offering thirty volumes of these compelling and rare works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, essays, and journalism. Responding to the wide recognition this series has received, Oxford now presents four of these volumes in paperback. Each book contains an introduction written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the General Editor.
Individually, each of these four works now in paperback--including The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké, Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, Six Women's Slave Narratives, and The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley--stands as a unique literary contribution in its own right. Collectively providing a rich sampling of the range of works written by black women over the course of more than a century, they pay tribute (now long overdue) to an extraordinary and influential group of Afro-American women. These new editions will enable teachers, students, and general readers of American literature, history, Afro-American culture, and women's studies to hear at last, and learn from, the lost voice of the nineteenth-century black woman writer.
Complete Writings

Complete Writings

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The extraordinary writings of Phillis Wheatley, a slave girl turned published poet

In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley. Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the Bible, and Latin, Phillis published her first poem in 1767 at the age of 14, winning much public attention and considerable fame. When Boston publishers who doubted its authenticity rejected an initial collection of her poetry, Wheatley sailed to London in 1773 and found a publisher there for Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.

This volume collects both Wheatley's letters and her poetry: hymns, elegies, translations, philosophical poems, tales, and epyllions--including a poignant plea to the Earl of Dartmouth urging freedom for America and comparing the country's condition to her own. With her contemplative elegies and her use of the poetic imagination to escape an unsatisfactory world, Wheatley anticipated the Romantic Movement of the following century. The appendices to this edition include poems of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets: Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

CREATE A SIGNATURE YOU LOVE: A

CREATE A SIGNATURE YOU LOVE: A

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Equal parts penmanship instruction and art-therapy, Create a Signature You Love is a fun and easy program that will retrain your hand to write in smooth, precise strokes and rewire your brain to enjoy and succeed in creative projects.


In her candid narrative style, author Brooke Vega walks you through her own journey from "I'm not an artistic person" to "I can learn to be artistic and have fun doing it."


Step-by-step, she'll show you how she transformed her own signature from childlike to sophisticated and provide all the tools you'll need to do the same.


With this comprehensive guide and workbook, you'll learn:


How to finally get your hand to obey your mind and produce fluid, confident cursive writing.

How to choose letter styles and flourishes for a beautiful, unique signature.

How to stop believing that you're stuck with "naturally bad handwriting" and realize that talent has little to do with beautiful penmanship.

How to critique your work instead of criticizing it.

How to practice effectively for maximum progress with minimum effort.

Practicing art is intimating if you believe that creativity is reserved for those born with innate talent.


Change your mind and Create a Signature You Love.