The Beginner s American History

The Beginner s American History
Author: David Henry Montgomery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring American History

Exploring American History
Author: D. H. Montgomery
Publsiher: Christian Liberty Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007-08
ISBN: 9781930092969
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fieldston Guide to American History for Cynical Beginners

The Fieldston Guide to American History for Cynical Beginners
Author: Jim Cullen
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2005-03
ISBN: 0595343422
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fieldston Guide to American History for Cynical Beginners Book Excerpt:

Are You a Cynical Beginner? You may not have a Ph.D. in history, but you already know -- or can readily believe -- that Columbus didn't exactly "discover" America. Or that the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence was a slaveholder. Or that our leaders may not be entirely committed to the effort to make sure that in fact no child is left behind. But the truth of individual lives can be more compelling than they initially appear: surprising, informative, and maybe even inspiring. This book explores a few such lives, and the lessons they offer in ways that might actually mean something outside a classroom. These biographical case studies -- which include General George Washington, who was once invited to lead a military coup against the new American government; Ida Wells, who responded to lynchings by publicly mocking the manhood of those who murdered African Americans; and Eugene Debs, who chose to go to jail to protect free speech -- explore a series of questions. How does one keep true to one's principles in the face of social pressure? What strategies work best in addressing your opponents? Can public acts atone for private flaws? In different ways, the profiles in courage here provide answers to these questions -- not definitive answers, but real ones. You can weigh them, accept them, reject them, or -- who knows? -- maybe even apply them. You may not end up any less cynical after leafing through this book. But you will be less of a beginner.

American History Told by Contemporaries

American History Told by Contemporaries
Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
Publsiher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2002-07
ISBN: 9781410201010
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our forefathers did interesting things and left entertaining records. The story of our nation=s development is clearer for the suggestions made by these writers. They are prejudiced; they see but a part of what is going on; they leave many gaps; but, after all, they tell the story.The collection was selected and edited in 1900 by Albert Bushnell Hart, Professor of History at Harvard University, and a well-respected and published scholar.

The Writing of American History

The Writing of American History
Author: Michael Kraus,Davis D. Joyce
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780806122342
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Events which become historical, says Michael Kraus, do not live on because of their mere occurrence. They survive when writers re-create them and thus preserve for posterity their otherwise fleeting existence. Paul Revere's ride, for example, might well have vanished from the records had not Longfellow snatched it from approaching oblivion and given it a dramatic spot in American history. Now Revere rides on in spirited passages in our history books. In this way the recorder of events becomes almost as important as the events themselves. In other words, historiography-the study of historians and their particular contributions to the body of historical records-must not be ignored by those who seriously wish to understand the past.When the first edition of Michael Kraus's Writing of American History was published, a reviewer for the New York Herald Tribune wrote: "No serious study of our national origins and development can afford not to have such an aid as this at his elbow." The book quickly came to be regarded as one of the few truly standard general surveys of American historiography, invaluable as a reference book, as a textbook, and as a highly readable source of information for the interested general reader. This new edition with coauthor Davis D. Joyce confirms its position as the definitive work in the field.Concise yet comprehensive, here is an analysis of the writers and writings of American history from the Norse voyages to modern times. The book has its roots in Kraus's pioneering History of American History, published in 1937, a unique and successful attempt to cover in one volume the entire sweep of American historical activity. Kraus revised and updated the book in 1953, when it was published under the present title. Now, once again, the demand for its revision has been met.Davis D. Joyce, with the full cooperation and approval of Kraus, has thoroughly revised and brought up to date the text of the 1953 edition. The clarity and evenhandedness of Kraus's text has been carefully preserved. The last three chapters add entirely new material, surveying the massive and complex body of American historical writing since World War II: "Consensus: American Historical Writing in the 1950s," "Conflict: American Historical Writing in the 1960s," and "Complexity: American Historical Writing in the 1970s-and Beyond."Michael Kraus, Professor Emeritus at City College of New York, received the Ph.D. from Columbia University and in his long career established himself as one of America's foremost historiographers.Davis D.Joyce is Professor Emeritus of History, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, and is the author of HOWARD ZINN: A RADICAL AMERICAN VISION and ALTERNATIVE OKLAHOMA: CONTRARIAN VIEWS OF THE SOONER STATE. He teaches part-time at Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma.

African American History For Dummies

African American History For Dummies
Author: Ronda Racha Penrice
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN: 9781118069813
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the new millennium. You'll be an eyewitness to the pivotal events that impacted America's past, present, and future - and meet the inspiring leaders who struggled to bring about change. How Africans came to America Black life before - and after - Civil Rights How slaves fought to be free The evolution of African American culture Great accomplishments by black citizens What it means to be black in America today

Color Study

Color Study
Author: Anson Kent Cross
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Color
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Colonial American History Journal Book 1

Colonial American History Journal   Book 1
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publsiher: Mossy Feet Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Undertake your own journey into Colonial American history with the Colonial American History Journal - Book 1. Written in a "this day in history," format, the volume includes 366 stories about the historical events and people that made up the building blocks of the United States. The stories included in the Colonial American History Journal is a great beginners introduction to the United States' past. journal, united states, this day in history, history stories, beginners, introduction

Second Supplement to the Catalogue issued in 1884 of the Circulating and a Portion of the Intermediate Departments

Second Supplement to the Catalogue  issued in 1884   of the Circulating and a Portion of the Intermediate Departments
Author: Free Public Library (Worcester, Mass.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1246
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Catalogs, Dictionary
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nation

The Nation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Current events
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nation Electronic Resource

The Nation  Electronic Resource
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Native American History For Dummies

Native American History For Dummies
Author: Dorothy Lippert,Stephen J. Spignesi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2007-10-29
ISBN: 0470148411
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Call them Native Americans, American Indians, indigenous peoples, or first nations — a vast and diverse array of nations, tribes, and cultures populated every corner of North America long before Columbus arrived. Native American History For Dummies reveals what is known about their pre-Columbian history and shows how their presence, customs, and beliefs influenced everything that was to follow. This straightforward guide breaks down their ten-thousand-plus year history and explores their influence on European settlement of the continent. You'll gain fresh insight into the major tribal nations, their cultures and traditions, warfare and famous battles; and the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull and Sacagawea. You'll discover: How and when the Native American's ancestors reached the continent How tribes formed and where they migrated What North America was like before 1492 How Native peoples maximized their environment Pre-Columbian farmers, fishermen, hunters, and traders The impact of Spain and France on the New World Great Warriors from Tecumseh to Geronimo How Native American cultures differed across the continent Native American religions and religious practices The stunning impact of disease on American Indian populations Modern movements to reclaim Native identity Great museums, books, and films about Native Americans Packed with fascinating facts about functional and ceremonial clothing, homes and shelters, boatbuilding, hunting, agriculture, mythology, intertribal relations, and more, Native American History For Dummies provides a dazzling and informative introduction to North America's first inhabitants.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Author: James W. Baker
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1584658010
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thanksgiving Book Excerpt:

The origins and ever-changing story of America's favorite holiday

Journal

Journal
Author: West Virginia. Legislature. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American School Board Journal

The American School Board Journal
Author: William George Bruce,William Conrad Bruce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching American History in the Middle Grades of the Elementary School

Teaching American History in the Middle Grades of the Elementary School
Author: Mary Gertrude Kelty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 748
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Michigan School Moderator

Michigan School Moderator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Monthly Review of Reviews

American Monthly Review of Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 794
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of American Authors

A Dictionary of American Authors
Author: Oscar Fay Adams
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN: 3846047406
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of American Authors Book Excerpt:

Reprint of the original, first published in 1901.

Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Rethinking American History in a Global Age
Author: Thomas Bender
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2002-05-14
ISBN: 0520230574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking American History in a Global Age Book Excerpt:

"In One eloquent essay after another, some of the wisest historians of our time write American history in a grand cosmopolitan context. From the era of discovery to the present, histories that we thought we knew—of labor, of race relations, of politics, of gender relations, of diplomacy, of ethnicity—are more richly understood when causes and consequences are traced throughout the globe. One emerges invigorated, ready to welcome a new American history for a new international century."—Linda K. Kerber, author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship "Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an extremely stimulating and thought-provoking collection of essays written by leading historians who offer wider contexts for illuminating the traditional themes and issues of American national history. Particularly impressive is the book's combination of caution and original, sometimes daring insights."—David Brion Davis, author of In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery "For decades American historians have been urging one another to place our culture in comparative or transnational perspective. Thomas Bender's unique volume includes not only essays theorizing such efforts and essays exemplifying such work at its most successful and its most provocative, it also provides more skeptical assessments questioning whether American historians can meet the challenge of overcoming our longstanding national preoccupations. Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an indispensable book that will shape the work of a rising generation of historians whose horizons will extend beyond our own shores."—James T. Kloppenberg, author of The Virtues of Liberalism