Latin America- From Allegory to Democracy
In his 2007 book, Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul, Michael Reid reports that although it has been largely overlooked
Visions and Revisions of History in the Latin American Novel of Dictatorship
The twentieth-century Latin American novel of dictatorship has had an important impact on the interpretation of Latin American history. Many novels, such as Yo el Supremo (1974) and El fiscal (1993) by Augusto Roa Bastos, and La novela de Peran (1985) and Santa Evita (1995) by Toma
Experience Latin America (Chiapas, Mexico)
As Experience Latin America
Nutrition, Inequality and Agriculture: Contested Models of Degenerative Disease in Chiapas, Mexico
The industrial agro-food system has had two significant impacts on world public health: deteriorating human and animal nutrition due to poor food quality and the emergence of new infectious diseases arising from industrial animal production facilities and centralized food processing facilities. This situation is widely misrepresented in media coverage of public health issues. The corporate food system promotes the consumption of high levels of animal protein and processed foods
"How Many Thousands?" Bruce Priebe on AIDS Activism
When AIDS struck the gay community during the early 1980's, many who had not previously consider themselves activists, like Bruce Priebe, became politically active. Militancy, political action, and demands for rights and recognition within the gay and lesbian community had been building throughout the ...
The Women's Movement and Women in SDS: Cathy Wilkerson Recalls the Tensions
The New Left facilitated the emergence of a new women's movement in the late 1960's. The rebirth of American feminism emerged in part from the New Left's probing of the political dimension of personal life, but also from the discrimination many young women faced within the movement itself. While thousands ...
"Labor Has To Be International:" David Abdulah Describes Workers Strategies for Organizing Transnati
The power, global reach, and flexibility of multi-national corporations increased dramatically during the 1980's and 1990's as a revolution in communications technology and the increasing adoption of free trade agreements between countries allowed companies to shift production easily from one part of the globe to another. Many companies could now pressure labor unions by negotiating favorable contracts wherever labor costs and local tax laws suited them. However, the increasingly interwoven glob
"The Workers, Once Again, Seem to Have Fallen by the Wayside:" The Impact of September 11th on Airli
The economic impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center most immediately affected workers in the airline and tourist industries. The airlines, like much of the U.S. economy, were already experiencing an economic slowdown after the boom years of the late 1990s. Within weeks of the attack, airlines laid off tens of thousands of workers and threatened to lay off more. President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress quickly responded, offering $5 billion in cash gran
"Working for My Benefits:" Brenda Steward Describes the Work Experience Program (WEP) in New York Ci
During the 1960's and 1970's welfare reform movements from the left sought to increase benefits and expand community power, but in 1996 critics from the right passed the federal Welfare Reform Act to limit the program by imposing time-limits and restrictions on welfare benefits. In New York City, the Work Experience Program (WEP), or workfare, initiated in conjunction with the 1996 act, required welfare recipients to "pay off" their welfare benefits by working menial jobs for the city at well be
The George Moses Horton Project: Celebrating a triumph of literacy
The only American poet to publish books of poems while living in slavery, George Moses Horton is an inspiration for the power of literacy in our lives.
This is a collection of applets regarding various topics in statistics. Topics include Central Limit Theorem, Probability Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Power, Confidence Intervals, Correlation, Control Charts, Experimental Design, and Data Analysis.
Growing Power Farm: Aquaponics
Aquaculture is the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating system. Growing Power uses Tilapia and Yellow Perch to fertilize a variety of crops and herbs using aquaponics. Currently, we have three Tilapia systems and six Yellow Perch aquaponics systems in our greenhouses at our urban farm in Milwaukee.
25 - The "End" of Reconstruction: Disputed Election of 1876, and the "Compromise of 1877"
This lecture focuses on the role of white southern terrorist violence in brining about the end of Reconstruction. Professor Blight begins with an account the Colfax Massacre. Colfax, Louisiana was the sight of the largest mass murder in U.S. history, when a white mob killed dozens of African Americans in the April of 1873. Two Supreme Court decisions would do in the judicial realm what the Colfax Massacre had done in the political. On the same day as the Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court offere
22 - Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Professor Blight continues his discussion of the political history of Reconstruction. The central figure in the early phase of Reconstruction was President Andrew Johnson. Under Johnson's stewardship, southern whites held constitutional conventions throughout 1865, drafting new constitutions that outlawed slavery but changed little else. When the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress reassembled late in 1865, they put a stop to Johnson's leniency and inaugurated Radical (or Congressional) Reconstru
Earth in Space Middle School Science
Several power points, quiz, study guide, and worksheets about the Earth, Moon, Sun relationships. I developed these for 6th grade science class as support for other materials. Items are great for visual learners and include concepts of scale, seasons / earth tilt, and path of the sun.
This course looks at all forms that energy exists. It explains how energy is used in: transport, agriculture, industry, commerce and households. It describes how energy is stored using storage systems such as: battery, flywheels, compressed air, chemical energy systems and pumped storage. This course explains the problem of depletion of energy resources. It describes the environmental damage associated with the use of fossil fuels, acid rains, dangers posed by leaded fuels, oil spills, gas leaks
Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
eXe User Manual
The eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) is an authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the design, development and publishing of web-based learning and teaching materials without the need to become proficient in HTML or complicated web-publishing applications. eXe Authoring window showing a "Reading Activity" iDevice for the Wikipedia article on e-learningThe Web is a revolutionary educational tool because it presents teachers and learners with a technology that simultaneously provides
Module 1: Political and Economic Risk
Assess political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish the financial costs and viability. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practitioners to transfer knowledg
Robert Reich - Undergraduate Colloquium on Political Science
This course features a guest speaker each week discussing an issue currently in the news. Some of the topics include political issues facing the state of California, the United States, or the international community.