How did a minor and relatively simple Jewish holiday become one of the most recognizable, important and visible celebrations of the year? In "Hanukkah in America: a History", Dianne Ashton theorizes that the holiday’s simplicity, and its occurrence in December, allowed American Jews to magnify it into a family and community marker to stand against the cultural dominance of Christmas.
The Bloomsbury Design Library offers searchable access to peer-reviewed reference works and cutting-edge academic research in the broad field of design and craft studies. Coverage includes The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, World History of Design by Victor Margolin, over 60 eBooks, and over 100 designer pages.
DRAM contains American music represented by the New World Records and CRI label(s), which merged in 2007. From folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, New World has served composers, artists, students and the general public since its inception in 1975 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Your Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by Michael Bakich
Explore the complete digital version of more than 77 years of the prominent weekly news magazine, dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published weekly by Time Inc., the magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience a wide range of topics, including national and international current events, politics, sports, health, technology, and entertainment.
American Business: Mercantile Newspapers provides statistics-laden content from nearly 500 papers in a genre spawned by the rapid growth of shipping and international trade. Targeting wealthy merchants, professionals, and the educated elite, mercantile papers often were voluminous with a very large format, making production and subscription expensive. Much of the included information is unavailable elsewhere. Covers 1793-1900. Trial runs until May 31, 2017.
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Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multinational, streaming video film library. It includes award winning films from Spain, Latin America and Europe, and classic films from North America. Available for a limited time, trial ends May 3, 2017. Click here to access. Please contact Jill Chisnell or Jeffrey Hinkelman.
Looking for full text Spanish language electronic books and journals? Try Digitalia Hispanica. This database contains full text Spanish language electronic books and journals on multiple topics. Available for a limited time, trial ends May 3, 2017. Please contact Ethan Pullman.
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