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Publisher: Bureau of International Information Programs
Keywords: movement, rights, civil, last, free
Number of Pages: 71
Published: 2009-01-01
eBookDB-ID: EBDB090907

This book recounts how African-American slaves and their descendants struggled to win — both in law and in practice — the civil rights enjoyed by other Americans. It is a story of dignified persistence and struggle, a story that produced great heroes and heroines, and one that ultimately succeeded by forcing Americans to confront squarely the shameful gap between their universal principles of equality and justice and the inequality, injustice, and oppression faced by millions of their fellow citizens.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: facilities, transportation, vehicles, transporation, buildings, disabilities, accessibility, guidelines, americans
Number of Pages: 127
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 0788118307
ISBN-13: 9780788118302

Provides the necessary background of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles & how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. Information is based on the preamble published with the Vehicle Guidelines & responses to questions posed to the Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Numerous figures.

Author: Douglas W. Elmendorf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, testimony, committee, senate, care, budget, costs, insurance, coverage, controlling, expanding
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437913865
ISBN-13: 9781437913866

Testimony on the opportunities and challenges that the Congress faces in pursuing two major policy goals: (1) expanding health insurance coverage, so that more Americans receive appropriate health care without undue financial burden; and (2) making the health care system more efficient, so that it can continue to improve Americans¿ health but at a lower cost in both the public and private sectors. Both are complex endeavors in their own right, and interactions and trade-offs between them may arise.

Author: Linda G. Martin
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: older, americans, health, differences, ethnic, racial
Number of Pages: 316
Published: 1997-01
eBookDB-ID: NAP:13595

Older Americans, even the oldest, can now expect to live years longer than those who reached the same ages even a few decades ago. Although survival has improved for all racial and ethnic groups, strong differences persist, both in life expectancy and in the causes of disability and death at older ages. This volume examines trends in mortality rates and selected causes of disability (cardiovascular disease, dementia) for older people of different racial and ethnic groups.The determinants of these trends and differences are also investigated, including differences in access to health care and e

Author: Steven A. Camarota
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: employment, native, immigrant, trends
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437916260
ISBN-13: 9781437916263

This report finds that immigrants have been hit somewhat harder by the current recession than have native-born Americans. Immigrants (legal and illegal) now have significantly higher unemployment than natives. This represents a change from the recent past, when native-born Americans typically had higher unemployment rates. The picture is complex, with the least and most educated immigrants experiencing the largest increases in unemployment relative to natives. However, the least educated immigrants still have a lower unemployment rate than their native-born counter parts. Tables and graphs.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: tribes, eastern, americans, native, diabetes
Number of Pages: 135
Published: 1996-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788127845
ISBN-13: 9780788127847

Presents the highlights of a conference held in 1994, at the National Institutes of Health. Focuses on research & educational issues relevant to the high rate of diabetes in Native Americans, with an emphasis on tribes living in the eastern U.S. & Canada. Covers: socio-cultural perspective on Diabetes; progression & progress; prevalence & intervention studies; measuring attitudes & beliefs; the Zuni diabetes project; the Choctaw health center; the Miccosukee wellness program & the Tsitewatsakari:tat program.

Author: Michael Brostek
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: impact, indian, reservation, depreciation, determine, insufficient, expenditures, available, data, tax
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437909299
ISBN-13: 9781437909296

Native Americans lag behind other Americans on many key economic indicators, such as median household income. To improve such conditions, Congress in 1993 created Indian Reservation Depreciation (IRD), a tax expenditure offering accelerated depreciation for property invested on Indian reservations. This report: (1) describes which taxpayers claimed IRD; (2) analyzes the effect of IRD on the economic development of reservations; and (3) describes the tax benefits offered by IRD. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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