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Jamaica
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Jamaica, Queens, has long occupied a commanding position in the political, social, and industrial life of Queens County. Indigenous people created a trail, used by various tribes to trade furs and other goods, through the woods that later became Jamaica Avenue, the main street of the village. Jamaica was witness to the evolution of change, receiving a charter from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656, becoming an English colony in 1664, and winning freedom in the American Revolution with the Jamaica Minutemen. The area is richly steeped in history: George Washington slept here; and Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, Rufus King, Jacob Riis, and many more have left their mark on Jamaica. Jamaica is an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this remarkable community over more than 350 years.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Jamaica
16,99 € *
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Jamaica, Queens, has long occupied a commanding position in the political, social, and industrial life of Queens County. Indigenous people created a trail, used by various tribes to trade furs and other goods, through the woods that later became Jamaica Avenue, the main street of the village. Jamaica was witness to the evolution of change, receiving a charter from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656, becoming an English colony in 1664, and winning freedom in the American Revolution with the Jamaica Minutemen. The area is richly steeped in history: George Washington slept here; and Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, Rufus King, Jacob Riis, and many more have left their mark on Jamaica. Jamaica is an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this remarkable community over more than 350 years.

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Jamaica Plain Community Organizations...
9,99 € *
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Tackling Poverty with Social Funds
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Poverty is persistent in Caribbean countries like Jamaica, manifesting itself in hunger and malnutrition, substandard housing, high rates of teenage pregnancy, poor educational outcomes, and appalling levels of crime and violence. Tackling Poverty with Social Funds explores a strategy that engages citizens in small-scale projects designed to address public poverty issues, improve community living standards, and enhance the quality of life. The book focuses in part on citizen participation and social capital, analyzing the extent to which a social fund prepares a community to meet its own needs and solve its own problems. Marked by a rich, detailed description of stakeholder involvement in community-driven development, the book offers interesting insights into the character of civic and social life in local communities. It makes a compelling case for an integrated approach to development based on partnerships among the state, private sector, and civil society. This book should be of special interest to social development planners and practitioners, as well as researchers in the social welfare and community development fields.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Tackling Poverty with Social Funds
82,90 CHF *
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Poverty is persistent in Caribbean countries like Jamaica, manifesting itself in hunger and malnutrition, substandard housing, high rates of teenage pregnancy, poor educational outcomes, and appalling levels of crime and violence. Tackling Poverty with Social Funds explores a strategy that engages citizens in small-scale projects designed to address public poverty issues, improve community living standards, and enhance the quality of life. The book focuses in part on citizen participation and social capital, analyzing the extent to which a social fund prepares a community to meet its own needs and solve its own problems. Marked by a rich, detailed description of stakeholder involvement in community-driven development, the book offers interesting insights into the character of civic and social life in local communities. It makes a compelling case for an integrated approach to development based on partnerships among the state, private sector, and civil society. This book should be of special interest to social development planners and practitioners, as well as researchers in the social welfare and community development fields.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 05.12.2019
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Jamaica
18,99 € *
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Jamaica, Queens, has long occupied a commanding position in the political, social, and industrial life of Queens County. Indigenous people created a trail, used by various tribes to trade furs and other goods, through the woods that later became Jamaica Avenue, the main street of the village. Jamaica was witness to the evolution of change, receiving a charter from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656, becoming an English colony in 1664, and winning freedom in the American Revolution with the Jamaica Minutemen. The area is richly steeped in history: George Washington slept here; and Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, Rufus King, Jacob Riis, and many more have left their mark on Jamaica. Jamaica is an astounding visual journey documenting the unique history of this remarkable community over more than 350 years.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Town and Gown
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Town and Gown is the story of the birth in the 1960s and survival through the 1970s of an inner city college, York College of the City University of New York, in Jamaica, Queens. Created as a liberal arts college to provide increased access to minority students, it was placed in a mainly minority neighborhood, where it received exceptionally strong support from a middle class African American community seeking access to quality higher education for its children and a business community striving to overcome the effects of 'white flight.'Operating in rented quarters without a permanent campus and regarded as academically illegitimate owing to its location, the college was regarded as expendable in hard times. From 1971 to 1979 critics both inside and outside of the City University, such as Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor Edward Koch, questioned the school's right to exist, especially during the New York City and State Fiscal Crisis of 1975 and 1976.Undaunted, the college and its diverse supporters rallied and won. An amazing groundswell of support from Southeast Queens, and intense political pressure, saved it. Though the fight was often bitter, York College and Jamaica would not be denied. The college moved onto its permanent campus as a new Jamaica Center emerged.

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Town and Gown
85,99 € *
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Town and Gown is the story of the birth in the 1960s and survival through the 1970s of an inner city college, York College of the City University of New York, in Jamaica, Queens. Created as a liberal arts college to provide increased access to minority students, it was placed in a mainly minority neighborhood, where it received exceptionally strong support from a middle class African American community seeking access to quality higher education for its children and a business community striving to overcome the effects of 'white flight.'Operating in rented quarters without a permanent campus and regarded as academically illegitimate owing to its location, the college was regarded as expendable in hard times. From 1971 to 1979 critics both inside and outside of the City University, such as Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor Edward Koch, questioned the school's right to exist, especially during the New York City and State Fiscal Crisis of 1975 and 1976.Undaunted, the college and its diverse supporters rallied and won. An amazing groundswell of support from Southeast Queens, and intense political pressure, saved it. Though the fight was often bitter, York College and Jamaica would not be denied. The college moved onto its permanent campus as a new Jamaica Center emerged.

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History of the Maroons
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This account is based on the tales of relations of those who were involved in the uprisings of the late 1700s by the Maroons - escaped slaves in Jamaica who banded together in a community, but were constantly in conflict with the British. This 1803 account is more literary than historical.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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