A History Of Us

A History Of Us

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A History of US is the story of the history of the United States written especially for all ages to enjoy. From the hunting and fishing tribes that first crossed the Bering Strait to the civil rights movement and 20th-century attempts to define America, the 10 books in the series make history an exciting adventure story.

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Genre : United States
Author by : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1995-06
File : 1600 Pages
ISBN : 0195077660


The New Nation

The New Nation

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Chronicles the history of the United States from the election of George Washington as the first president to the end of the Mexican-American War, when Wisconsin became the thirtieth state to join the Union.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002-09-04
File : 160 Pages
ISBN : 0195153251


War Terrible War

War Terrible War

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An eleven volume set about American history that attempts to make history fun for young readers.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
File : 161 Pages
ISBN : 9780195188998


These Truths A History Of The United States

These Truths A History Of The United States

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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

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Genre : History
Author by : Jill Lepore
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-09-18
File : 960 Pages
ISBN : 9780393635256


The First Americans

The First Americans

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Discusses the United States' prehistory, including Native American life and early explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Ponce de Leon.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2003
File : 184 Pages
ISBN : 0195153200


From Colonies To Country

From Colonies To Country

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Author by : Joy Hakim
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Release : 2005-01-01
File : Pages
ISBN : 0605505969


American Nations

American Nations

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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

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Genre : History
Author by : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-09-29
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781101544457


A People S History Of The United States

A People S History Of The United States

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Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles -- the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality -- were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Howard Zinn
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2003-02-04
File : 752 Pages
ISBN : 0060528427


America In The World

America In The World

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America has a long history of diplomacy–ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker–now is your chance to see the impact these Americans have had on the world. Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future. Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Robert B. Zoellick
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-08-04
File : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9781538712368


Liberty For All

Liberty For All

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Discusses the period of growth in American history prior to the Civil War, describing the lives of people from a variety of backgrounds, including Jedediah Smith, Emily Dickinson, John James Audubon, and Sojourner Truth.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author by : Joy Hakim
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998-10-01
File : 204 Pages
ISBN : 0195127609