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Ciment, James

Works: 75 works in 329 publications in 1 language and 14,687 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Maps  Pictorial works  Military history  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E185, 970.00497003
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Most widely held works by James Ciment
Scholastic encyclopedia of the North American Indian by James Ciment( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical listing of Native American tribes, including their history, culture and contributions to society
The encyclopedia of third parties in America( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended to be an accessible yet comprehensive resource for readers seeking information about all major and most minor third political parties or candidates in American history, as well as major independent canadacies."--Introduction
Another America : the story of Liberia and the former slaves who ruled it by James Ciment( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia-- Africa's first black republic-- in 1847
Colonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history by James Ciment( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the time the first European settlers established a colony at Jamestown in 1607 through the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the outlines of America's distinctive political culture, economic system, social life, and cultural patterns had begun to emerge. This encyclopedia captures it all: the people, institutions, ideas, events, and the creation of the first three hundred years of American history. While it focuses on the thirteen British colonies stretching along the Atlantic, Colonial America sets this history in its larger contexts. Entries also cover Canada, the American Southwest and Mexico, and the Caribbean and Atlantic world directly impacting the history of the thirteen colonies. This encyclopedia explores the complete early history of what would become the United States, including portraits of Native American life in the immediate pre-contact period, early Spanish exploration, and the first settlements by Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, and English colonists
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New Deal by James Ciment( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1 contains Thematic essays, General entries on society and culture, and Government entries on commissions and legislation. v. 2 contains biographies and documents including bills, acts, executive orders, committee reports, letters, speeches. political platforms, press conferences, court cases, and documents relating to international affairs
Social issues in America : an encyclopedia( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia
Algeria : the fundamentalist challenge by James Ciment( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algeria is a nation at war with itself. Civil strife has engulfed the country since early 1022, when a secular military government called off a national election after its Islamic opponents won the first round. Since then the militant Islamic opposition has employed suicide bombings, assassinations and death threats to make the country ungovernable. The most secularized of nations in the region, Algeria would not seem to have been the most vulnerable to disorder involving Muslim fundamentalists and Islamists. However, as in other postcolonial societies, the lack of democracy since independence has nurtured the growth of religious populism as the only available form of political resistance to corrupt government authority. It is written for students and other readers who need a clear introduction to one of the more significant struggles of our era
The encyclopedia of global population and demographics by Immanuel Ness( Book )

24 editions published between 923 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population and demographic statistics for the world
The Kurds : state and minority in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran by James Ciment( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War has exposed, or re-exposed, to general view many ongoing regional ethnic, territorial and religious conflicts that had been obscured, suppressed or subordinated to the great international power struggle. One of the most ancient of these conflicts is the struggle of the Kurdish people for national autonomy or independence. Surveying the history of this conflict (with particular emphasis on the twentieth century), examining the cultures of the Kurds and of their antagonists, analyzing the byzantine political infighting and maneuvering of Kurdish leaders as well as the generally self-serving interventions by outside powers, James Ciment lucidly assesses the state of Kurdish affairs in each of the three states in which most Kurds live, and the possible course of future events
Palestine/Israel : the long conflict by James Ciment( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of Palestine into Israel, and the Palestinians' resistance to it, is the subject of this book. After a brief account of earlier times, James Ciment gives a clear and dispassionate reading of the historical forces and events of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the decline of the Ottomans to the current "peace process," that have resulted in the divided and often violent Palestine/Israel of today. He outlines demographic, social, economic and political profiles of the two communities; traces the evolution of their values and institutions, separately and together, over the last century; and examines the character and motivation of their leaders and the nature of their present-day politics. Finally, he considers their choices for the future. The author shows why compromise is especially difficult in this conflict, and why compromise is the only means by which the irreducible issues at its heart may be addressed. Even here, the author points out, there are choices to be made; no consequence need be inevitable
Postwar America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged entries provide coverage of the diplomatic, economic, political, and cultural events in the United States from the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower
Encyclopedia of conflicts since World War II by James Ciment( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of a title published in 1999 continues to chronicle the world's dysfunction by describing and analyzing the important post-World War II conflicts. Some of the new conflicts not covered in the first edition include the genocide in Darfur, the Muslim rebellion in Thailand in 2004, the second intifada in Palestine, and the U.S. war in Iraq. Each conflict entry includes a classification of the type of conflict (ethnic and religious being the most frequent), the participants in the conflict, historical background, a timeline, an analysis of the conflict, a bibliography, and a map
Angola and Mozambique : postcolonial wars in southern Africa by James Ciment( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Cold War may have been fought with confrontations, blustering and threats, but in the Third World, it was all too hot. Two African battlegrounds, Angola and Mozambique, were liberated from their colonial rulers only in 1975 after lengthy wars and were immediately and cruelly plunged back into foreign-sponsored proxy wars and internal conflict. Cold War politics alone, of course, are not responsible for the maelstrom that has engulfed Angola and Mozambique. Both countries have had the unfortunate distinction of having three post-World War II international conflicts fought out on their soil: the struggle of Third World peoples against Western (in this case, Portuguese) colonialism, the East-West confrontation between superpowers; and the fight against apartheid in, the regional domination by, white South Africa. Potentially rich and productive (Angola particularly is blessed with natural resources, including minerals and oil), with plenty of arable land despite climatic extremes, both countries have suffered years of terror, leaving hundreds of thousands dead from battle, famine and disease, comprehensive social, economic and physical devastation and a horrific legacy of land mines everywhere. Angola and Mozambique: Postcolonial Wars in Southern Africa is the story of these interrelated struggles. It establishes the historical, political, social and cultural context, explains issues, identifies players and assesses prospects for the future
Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age : from the end of World War I to the great crash( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides detailed information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of one of the most fascinating and widely-studied periods in American history
Law and order by James Ciment( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the law as it has developed in the United States and as it has pertained to individual liberty, economic growth, social change, and the frontier
The home front encyclopedia : United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II, is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to the utter transformation of American, Canadian, and British societies in those pivotal years. Other works have looked at developments in wartime life-government agencies, economic mobilization-but this encyclopedia is the first to focus on how the wars permeated every aspect of life. Coverage includes such fundamental issues as shifting sexual mores, era-defining musical genres (jazz in World War I, swing in World War II), and the exploding popularity of baseball, boxing, comics, movies, and radio. It also encompasses the decidedly unheroic moments of the times (racial violence, censorship, labor conflicts). The Home Front Encyclopedia is a uniquely insightful, culturally attuned volume where Bernard Baruch, Jane Addams, Henry Stimson, and Gunnar Myrdal share space with Charlie Chaplin, Billy Sunday, Joe Louis, Vera Lynn, and Kate Smith. At last, these seminal aspects of the most momentous events of the 20th century get the definitive reference they deserve
Global social issues : an encyclopedia( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three volume reference guide that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts, with topics on the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, immigration, and more. This landmark reference work is a comprehensive, one-stop interdisciplinary resource that examines important, current social issues in global and historical perspective. Approximately 140 in-depth, balanced text entries cover a broad range of critical topics pertaining to the natural environment, health, energy, science, the media, ethnic conflict, poverty, labor, justice, individual rights, family, gender, and immigration, to name just a few. Each original, signed article provides historical context as well as a thorough discussion and analysis of a contemporary issue in today's interconnected global society. Articles also include essential primary documents, as well as extensive further reading lists, Web sites of notable institutions and organizations, statistical data, and photographs. In all, Global Social Issues provides essential, objective information that enables students to understand and evaluate the major challenges facing human society worldwide and to foster awareness and critical thinking as "global citizens" of the 21st century
Culture wars in America : an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices by Roger Chapman( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarization that has characterized American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today."--Publisher's website
Atlas of African-American history by James Ciment( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text, maps, and illustrations introduce African cultures and trace African American history from the slave trade through the Civil War, emancipation, the early twentieth century, and the civil rights movement to the present
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Scholastic encyclopedia of the North American Indian
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The encyclopedia of third parties in AmericaColonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic historyEncyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New DealSocial issues in America : an encyclopediaAlgeria : the fundamentalist challengeThe encyclopedia of global population and demographicsThe Kurds : state and minority in Turkey, Iraq, and IranPalestine/Israel : the long conflict