Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder
Author: Hampton Sides
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood and Thunder Book Excerpt:

Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.

Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues

Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues
Author: Laurence Armand French
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 0429665059
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues Book Excerpt:

Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system. Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues is an authoritative volume that provides an overview of the state of American Indigenous populations and their contact with justice concerns and the criminal justice system. The volume covers the history and origins of Indian Country in America; continuing controversies regarding treaties; unique issues surrounding tribal law enforcement; the operation of tribal courts and corrections, including the influence of Indigenous restorative justice practices; the impact of native religions and customs; youth justice issues, including educational practices and gaps; women’s justice issues; and special circumstances surrounding healthcare for Indians, including the role substance abuse plays in contributing to criminal justice problems. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars – many of them Native Americans – that explore key issues fundamental to understanding the relationships between Native peoples and contemporary criminal justice, editor Laurence Armand French draws on more than 40 years of experience with Native American individuals and groups to provide contextual material that incorporates criminology, sociology, anthropology, cultural psychology, and history to give readers a true picture of the wrongs perpetrated against Native Americans and their effects on the current operation of Native American justice. This compilation analyzes the nature of justice for Native Americans, including unique and emerging problems, theoretical issues, and policy implications. It is a valuable resource for all scholars with an interest in Native American culture and in the analysis and rectification of the criminal justice system’s disparate impact on people of color.

Old Blue s Road

Old Blue s Road
Author: James Whiteside
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 1457188546
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Blue s Road Book Excerpt:

In Old Blue’s Road, historian James Whiteside shares accounts of his motorcycle adventures across the American West. He details the places he has seen, the people he has met, and the personal musings those encounters prompted on his unique journeys of discovery. In 2005, Whiteside bought a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, christened it “Old Blue,” and set off on a series of far-reaching motorcycle adventures. Over six years he traveled more than 15,000 miles. Part travelogue and part historical tour, this book takes the reader along for the ride. Whiteside’s travels to the Pacific Northwest, Yellowstone, Dodge City, Santa Fe, Wounded Knee, and many other locales prompt consideration of myriad topics—the ongoing struggle between Indian and mainstream American culture, the meaning of community, the sustainability of the West's hydraulic society, the creation of the national parks system, the Mormon experience in Utah, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and more. Delightfully funny and insightful, Old Blue’s Road links the colorful history and vibrant present from Whiteside’s unique vantage point, recognizing and reflecting on the processes of change that made the West what it is today. The book will interest the general reader and western historian alike, leading to new appreciation for the complex ways in which the American West's past and present come together.

The Settlement of America

The Settlement of America
Author: James A. Crutchfield,Candy Moutlon,Terry Del Bene
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1317454618
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Settlement of America Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Branding the American West

Branding the American West
Author: Marian Wardle,Sarah E. Boehme
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 0806154128
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Branding the American West Book Excerpt:

Artists and filmmakers in the early twentieth century reshaped our vision of the American West. In particular, the Taos Society of Artists and the California-based artist Maynard Dixon departed from the legendary depiction of the “Wild West” and fostered new images, or brands, for western art. This volume, illustrated with more than 150 images, examines select paintings and films to demonstrate how these artists both enhanced and contradicted earlier representations of the West. Prior to this period, American art tended to portray the West as a wild frontier with untamed lands and peoples. Renowned artists such as Henry Farny and Frederic Remington set their work in the past, invoking an environment immersed in conflict and violence. This trademark perspective began to change, however, when artists enamored with the Southwest stamped a new imprint on their paintings. The contributors to this volume illuminate the complex ways in which early-twentieth-century artists, as well as filmmakers, evoked a southwestern environment not just suspended in time but also permanent rather than transient. Yet, as the authors also reveal, these artists were not entirely immune to the siren call of the vanishing West, and their portrayal of peaceful yet “exotic” Native Americans was an expansion rather than a dismissal of earlier tropes. Both brands cast a romantic spell on the West, and both have been seared into public consciousness. Branding the American West is published in association with the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, and the Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas.

Colorado Vanguards

Colorado Vanguards
Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN: 1625856938
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colorado Vanguards Book Excerpt:

Colorado history is filled with maverick men and women who shaped the state’s identity and culture. Trailblazers Zebulon Pike and Stephen Long laid groundwork for the miners, farmers and statesmen who helped the area evolve into a territory and a state. Father of Rocky Mountain National Park Enos Mills and writer Isabella Bird praised the surrounding natural splendor and championed its preservation. Entrepreneurs Otto Mears and William Jackson Palmer linked mines with towns such as Colorado Springs and Telluride, while the innovations of F.O. Stanley and Nikola Tesla energized the state. Author Phyllis J. Perry chronicles the lives of thirty men and women who left their indelible marks on Colorado.

First Americans A History of Native Peoples Combined Volume

First Americans  A History of Native Peoples  Combined Volume
Author: Kenneth Townsend
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351665189
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Americans A History of Native Peoples Combined Volume Book Excerpt:

First Americans provides a comprehensive history of Native Americans from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, highlighting the complexity and diversity of their cultures and their experiences. Native voices permeate the text and shape its narrative, underlining the agency and vitality of Native peoples and cultures in the context of regional, continental, and global developments. This updated edition of First Americans continues to trace Native experiences through the Obama administration years and up to the present day. The book includes a variety of pedagogical tools including short biographical profiles, key review questions, a rich series of maps and illustrations, chapter chronologies, and recommendations for further reading. Lucid and readable yet rigorous in its coverage, First Americans remains the indispensable student introduction to Native American history.

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero 2 volumes

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America  From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero  2 volumes
Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1610697502
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Exploring the significance of places that built our cultural past, this guide is a lens into historical sites spanning the entire history of the United States, from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero. • Covers locations across the entire United States • Includes photographs, illustrations, and sidebars • Serves as both an educational and research tool

Read On History

Read On   History
Author: Tina Frolund
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1610694325
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On History Book Excerpt:

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds. This invaluable resource offers reading lists of contemporary and classic non-fiction history books and historical fiction, covering all time periods throughout the world, and including practically all manner of human endeavors. Every book included is hand-selected as an entertaining and enlightening read! Organized by appeal characteristics, this book will help readers zero in on the history books they will like best—for instance, titles that emphasize character, tell a specific type of historical story, convey a mood, or are presented in a particular setting. Every book listed has been recommended based on the author's research, and has proved to be a satisfying and worthwhile read. Provides succinct, accessible overview information to make finding the right book efficient Selectively arranges the most interesting books into lists that will entice readers to return to reading about the past Organizes lists in sections based on appeal features of character, setting, story, language, and mood

Native America and the Question of Genocide

Native America and the Question of Genocide
Author: Alex Alvarez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN: 1442225823
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native America and the Question of Genocide Book Excerpt:

Did Native Americans suffer genocide? This controversial question lies at the heart of Native America and the Question of Genocide. After reviewing the various meanings of the word “genocide,” author Alex Alvarez examines a range of well-known examples, such as the Sand Creek Massacre and the Long Walk of the Navajo, to determine where genocide occurred and where it did not. The book explores the destructive beliefs of the European settlers and then looks at topics including disease, war, and education through the lens of genocide. Native America and the Question of Genocide shows the diversity of Native American experiences postcontact and illustrates how tribes relied on ever-evolving and changing strategies of confrontation and accommodation, depending on their location, the time period, and individuals involved, and how these often resulted in very different experiences. Alvarez treats this difficult subject with sensitivity and uncovers the complex realities of this troubling period in American history.

America s Search for Security

America s Search for Security
Author: Sean Kay
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 1442225645
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Search for Security Book Excerpt:

This book details the ways in which America’s ascendancy to global superpower status was the result of its dueling foreign policy philosophies and forces: an historically expansive idealism balanced with an equally constant realist restraint. In America's Search for Security, Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America’s rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing in-depth the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as examples of what disappointing, if not disastrous, outcomes can befall America abroad when foreign policy objectives are muddied, unclear, and fail to remain grounded in what historically has made America an unquestionable world power. This book also focuses on America’s recent “pivot” to Asia, and efforts to restore a realist balance abroad and at home in the second Obama administration, concluding with a look at what the future of American power will look like in a rapidly evolving world in need of newer, more modernized, and adaptable forms of leadership. Tracing the tension between idealism and realism, Kay provides a detailed explanation of the rise of a post-Cold War idealist consensus in Washington, D.C. - and shows how that culminated in a return to realism in both the 2013 debates over intervention in Syria and the 2014 crisis with Russia.

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights
Author: Lorrin R Thomas,Aldo A Lauria Santiago
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351678736
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights Book Excerpt:

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights offers a reexamination of the history of Puerto Ricans’ political and social activism in the United States in the twentieth century. Authors Lorrin Thomas and Aldo A. Lauria Santiago survey the ways in which Puerto Ricans worked within the United States to create communities for themselves and their compatriots in times and places where dark-skinned or ‘foreign’ Americans were often unwelcome. The authors argue that the energetic Puerto Rican rights movement which rose to prominence in the late 1960s was built on a foundation of civil rights activism beginning much earlier in the century. The text contextualizes Puerto Rican activism within the broader context of twentieth-century civil rights movements, while emphasizing the characteristics and goals unique to the Puerto Rican experience. Lucid and insightful, Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights provides a much-needed introduction to a lesser-known but critically important social and political movement.

The Sum of Our Dreams

The Sum of Our Dreams
Author: Louis P. Masur
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 0190692588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sum of Our Dreams Book Excerpt:

In The Sum of Our Dreams, Louis P. Masur offers a sweeping yet compact history of America from its beginnings to the current moment. For general readers seeking an accessible, single-volume account, one that challenges but does not overwhelm, and which distills and connects the major events and figures in the country's past in a single narrative, here is that book. Evoking Barack Obama's belief that America remains the "sum of its dreams," Masur locates the origin of those dreams-of freedom, equality, and opportunity-and traces their progress chronologically, illuminating the nation's struggle over time to articulate and fulfill their promise. Moving from the Colonial Era, to the Revolutionary Period, the Early Republic, and through the Civil War, Masur turns his attention to Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Age, World War One, the Great Depression, World War Two, the Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam, and Watergate, and then laying out clearly and concisely what underlies the divisiveness that has characterized American civic life over the last forty years-and now more than ever. Above all, however, Masur lets the story of American tell itself. Inspired by James Baldwin's observation that "American history is longer, larger, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it," he expands our notion of that history while identifying its individual threads. The Sum of Our Dreams will be the new go-to single volume for anyone wanting a foundational understanding of the nation's past, and its present.

The Three Cornered War

The Three Cornered War
Author: Megan Kate Nelson
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 1501152556
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Three Cornered War Book Excerpt:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History A dramatic, riveting, and “fresh look at a region typically obscured in accounts of the Civil War. American history buffs will relish this entertaining and eye-opening portrait” (Publishers Weekly). Megan Kate Nelson “expands our understanding of how the Civil War affected Indigenous peoples and helped to shape the nation” (Library Journal, starred review), reframing the era as one of national conflict—involving not just the North and South, but also the West. Against the backdrop of this larger series of battles, Nelson introduces nine individuals: John R. Baylor, a Texas legislator who established the Confederate Territory of Arizona; Louisa Hawkins Canby, a Union Army wife who nursed Confederate soldiers back to health in Santa Fe; James Carleton, a professional soldier who engineered campaigns against Navajos and Apaches; Kit Carson, a famous frontiersman who led a regiment of volunteers against the Texans, Navajos, Kiowas, and Comanches; Juanita, a Navajo weaver who resisted Union campaigns against her people; Bill Davidson, a soldier who fought in all of the Confederacy’s major battles in New Mexico; Alonzo Ickis, an Iowa-born gold miner who fought on the side of the Union; John Clark, a friend of Abraham Lincoln’s who embraced the Republican vision for the West as New Mexico’s surveyor-general; and Mangas Coloradas, a revered Chiricahua Apache chief who worked to expand Apache territory in Arizona. As we learn how these nine charismatic individuals fought for self-determination and control of the region, we also see the importance of individual actions in the midst of a larger military conflict. Based on letters and diaries, military records and oral histories, and photographs and maps from the time, “this history of invasions, battles, and forced migration shapes the United States to this day—and has never been told so well” (Pulitzer Prize–winning author T.J. Stiles).

American Trinity

American Trinity
Author: Larry Len Peterson
Publsiher: Sweetgrass Books
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1591521882
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Trinity Book Excerpt:

In the spirit of Guns, Germs, and Steel, author and cultural historian Larry Len Peterson details the collision of European and Native American civilizations and the bloody aftermath that doomed a once-thriving people. Wide-ranging and brimming with fresh insights, American Trinity focuses on how the West was shaped by three implacable forces: Christian imperialism, Thomas Jefferson's Doctrine of Discovery, and George Armstrong Custer's hubris. As Peterson says, "History is important. When there is no knowledge of the past, there cannot be a vision of the future." Includes chapter endnotes, bibliography, and index.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition
Author: Neal Wyatt,Joyce G. Saricks
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 083891781X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

The Mexican American War

The Mexican American War
Author: Charles W. Carey, Jr.
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 0766076628
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mexican American War Book Excerpt:

The Mexican War was a war of conquest led by the United States to take the lands north of the Rio Grande and Gila rivers from Mexico. Even today, the debate continues as to the morality of the U.S. invasion although it paved the way for the United States to become a dominant world power. Engaging narrative enhanced by excerpts from primary sources and images will enthrall students as they learn about the circumstances that led to the war, the people who fought it, the deciding battles, the aftermath, and the lasting impact it has had on American pop culture and relations between Mexicans and Americans.

California and the Civil War

California and the Civil War
Author: Richard Hurley
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 1439661545
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

California and the Civil War Book Excerpt:

In the long and bitter prelude to war, southern transplants dominated California government, keeping the state aligned with Dixie. However, a murderous duel in 1859 killed “Free Soil” U.S. Senator David C. Broderick, and public opinion began to change. As war broke out back east, a golden-tongued preacher named Reverend Thomas Starr King crisscrossed the state endeavoring to save the Golden State for the Union. Seventeen thousand California volunteers thwarted secessionist schemes and waged brutal campaigns against native tribesmen resisting white encroachment as far away as Idaho and New Mexico. And a determined battalion of California cavalry journeyed to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to battle John Singleton Mosby, the South’s deadliest partisan ranger. Author Richard Hurley delves into homefront activities during the nation’s bloodiest war and chronicles the adventures of the brave men who fought far from home.

Don t Know Much About the American Presidents

Don t Know Much About   the American Presidents
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN: 1401304737
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Know Much About the American Presidents Book Excerpt:

Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.

The California Campaigns of the U S Mexican War 1846 1848

The California Campaigns of the U S  Mexican War  1846 1848
Author: Hunt Janin,Ursula Carlson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1476620938
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The California Campaigns of the U S Mexican War 1846 1848 Book Excerpt:

For the Mexican government to go to war with its more powerful northern neighbor in 1846 was folly. Mexico surrendered to the United States more than half a million square miles of territory, contributing to a legacy of distrust and bitterness towards the U.S. that has never entirely dissipated. The real prize was California. The Californios--Spanish speaking, non-native inhabitants of the province of Alta (Upper) California--had ambiguous loyalties to the Mexican government and minimal military capabilities. American control of California was considered the keystone of Manifest Destiny, and naval and amphibious operations along the Pacific coast began as early as 1821 and continued for weeks after the end of the war. This book describes the often overlooked military and naval operations in California before and during the Mexican War, and introduces readers to the colorful Californios, the American adventurers who arrived after them, and the Indians, who preceded them both.