Category : History
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195157117
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A companion to the upcoming PBS series explores the history of freedom and the battle to uphold the ideal of freedom in America from revolutionary days through abolition to the present, with four hundred illustrations, sidebars, and historical documents illuminating this remarkable evolution of an idea. TV tie-in. 150,000 first printing. (History)

Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451672640
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Myth of You and Me, The History of Us is a heartrending story of love, loss, family, and the life you make in the path not taken. Sometimes home is the hardest place to go Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach her first class at Harvard when she receives the devastating news that her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident. Eloise leaves her life in Cambridge and moves back into her family’s century-old house in Cincinnati, pouring her own money into the house’s upkeep and her heart into raising her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire. Nearly twenty years later, the now-grown children seem ready to leave home, and Eloise plans to sell the house and finally start a life that’s hers alone. But when Eloise’s mother decides that they should all compete for the chance to keep the house and Claire reveals a life-changing secret, the makeshift family begins to fall apart and ultimately must decide what in life is worth fighting for.

Category : United States
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195077660
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 1600
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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.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195153251
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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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.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0195153197
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 204
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Discusses the United States' prehistory, including Native American life and early explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Ponce de Leon.

Category : History
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061952135
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 1104
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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780195188998
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 174
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An eleven volume set about American history that attempts to make history fun for young readers.

Category : History
Editor : Boxtree
ISBN : 9781743545300
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up-from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War-from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the "War on Terror"-A People's History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

Category : History
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9780393635256
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 960
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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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ISBN : 0605505969
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Language : en
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