Category : History
Editor : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN : 9780812203196
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Language : en
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During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule. But despite the immediate failure of this local call-to-arms in the Massachusetts countryside, the event fundamentally altered the course of American history. Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation's governing elite—even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country—that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution. The importance of Shays's Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities—the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families. Through careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays's Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy.

Category : History
Editor : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : 0070082162
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"In The Unfinished Nation, Alan Brinkley provides a clear and intelligent account of the American past that strikes a balance between the new diversity in scholarship and the narrative unity that any general history must have. He makes clear that one can incorporate the rich and varied experiences of America's many cultures into a coherent and compelling story and at the same time retain a sense of what ties Americans together as members of a perpetually troubled but remarkably successful nation"--Description from amazon.com.

Category : History
Editor : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : UCSC:32106018253366
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : History
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199572519
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The widening and deepening of the European Union have brought to the fore the question of democracy at the European level. This book contributes to democratic theory under conditions of globalization and complex interdependence as well as to the understanding of the EU from a democratic point of view.

Category : Religion
Editor : Crossway
ISBN : 9781433540097
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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“I love Jesus but hate the church.” We hear this kind of talk all the time, but what if it’s profoundly mistaken? Rob Bentz challenges readers to rethink this popular—yet ultimately harmful—mentality. Drawing on his experience as a pastor, Bentz helps those disenchanted with the church to rediscover its importance for the Christian life by examining the biblical, theological, and historical reasons why Christ’s followers should embrace gospel-centered community—even when it’s hard. Honest yet hopeful, The Unfinished Church provides an encouraging look at God’s ultimate building project: his church.

Category : Reference
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136600302
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Language : en
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Category : History
Editor : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN : 007741229X
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Language : en
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Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.

Category : History
Editor : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN : 1260164861
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Known for its balanced voice and approachable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling The Unfinished Nation offers a concise, yet thorough survey of American History appropriate for students at all levels. With new authors and new scholarship added to the team for the 9th edition, the panorama of history will be covered even more thoroughly. The 9th edition will feature new scholarship on treatment of Native Americans, the effects of the Revolutionary War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the effects of modern warfare on American History.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521003776
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Language : en
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Compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements.

Category : Religion
Editor : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN : 9783647560632
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Language : en
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The Greek Old Testament, commonly known as Septuagint, has its origins in Ptolemaic Egypt. Egypt developed into a strongly bilingual country, and in the fourth century CE, when Christianity was on firmer ground in Egypt, the Septuagint was translated into Coptic. The intertwined and prolific relation between the Greek and the Coptic Old Testament is now aptly reflected also in the joint ventures of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since the 19th century, Göttingen was and is the global center of Septuagint research. In 2015, a new Academy project started, which deals with the translation of the Septuagint into Coptic-Sahidic: "Digitale Gesamtedition und Übersetzung des koptisch-sahidischen Alten Testaments". Finally, in 2020, the new long-term project "Die Editio critica maior des griechischen Psalters" started at the Göttingen Academy. Both projects work closely together, and the present volume is one of the results of this fruitful collaboration.