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The Best American History Book In The World

Author : Eric Burnett
ISBN : 9780595284795
Genre : History
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If you only have enough money to buy one book about American history, this better be that book. Whether you're a confused student, a stressed teacher or just a regular yahoo wanting to finally understand the history of the United States, your search for knowledge needs go no further. Want to know who was the true first president of the United States? Curious about what those early Jamestowners dug their teeth into when the food ran out? Wonder why Israel and the Palestinians just can't seem to get along? It's all in here. Written and edited by top students at one of the most respected high schools, The Best American History Book in the World is packed full of valuable charts, original illustrations, and clear summaries that will help you become a U.S. history expert.All royalties from the sale of this book will be given to a student chosen charity dedicated to improving the health and welfare of children.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of African American History 5 Volume Set

Author : Cary D. Wintz
ISBN : 9780195167795
Genre : History
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Alphabetically-arranged entries from A to C that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
Category: History

The Significance Of The Frontier In American History

Author : Frederick Jackson Turner
ISBN : 9780141963310
Genre : History
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This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Category: History

Pizza A Slice Of American History

Author : Liz Barrett
ISBN : 9780760345603
Genre : Cooking
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Discover the full story of how pizza came to be as American as apple pie, how it came and conquered North America and how it evolved into different forms across the continent. The components of each pizza, crust, sauce, spices are dissected and celebrated and recipes from top pizzerias provide readers with mouth-watering opportunities to make and sample the best pizzas around. Illustrated throughout with modern and historical photographs, postcards and memorabilia, this is the most comprehensive and fun cultural history of pizzas in America ever written.
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Asian American History A Very Short Introduction

Author : Madeline Y. Hsu
ISBN : 9780190219765
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A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center reported that Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, and best-assimilated racial group in the United States. Before reaching this level of economic success and social assimilation, however, Asian immigrants' path was full of difficult, even demeaning, moments. This book provides a sweeping and nuanced history of Asian Americans, revealing how and why the perception of Asian immigrants changed over time. Asian migrants, in large part Chinese, arrived in significant numbers on the West Coast during the 1850s and 1860s to work in gold mining and on the construction of the transcontinental Railroad. Unlike their contemporary European counterparts, Asians, often stigmatized as "coolies," challenged American ideals of equality with the problem of whether all racial groups could be integrated into America's democracy. The fear of the "Yellow Peril" soon spurred an array of legislative and institutional efforts to segregate them through immigration laws, restrictions on citizenship, and limits on employment, property ownership, access to public services, and civil rights. Prejudices against Asian Americans reached a peak during World War II, when Japanese Americans were interned en masse. It was only with changes in the immigration laws and the social and political activism of the 1960s and 1970s that Asian Americans gained ground and acceptance, albeit in the still stereotyped category of "model minorities." Madeline Y. Hsu weaves a fascinating historical narrative of this "American Dream." She shows how Asian American success, often attributed to innate cultural values, is more a result of the immigration laws, which have largely pre-selected immigrants of high economic and social potential. Asian Americans have, in turn, been used by politicians to bludgeon newer (and more populous) immigrant groups for their purported lack of achievement. Hsu deftly reveals how public policy, which can restrict and also selectively promote certain immigrant populations, is a key reason why some immigrant groups appear to be more naturally successful and why the identity of those groups evolves differently from others.


Author : Brian Lamb
ISBN : UOM:39015055828399
Genre : History
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Contemporary writers and historians examine specific events that have shaped American history, from the Boston Tea Party to the 2000 election and the events of September 11, 2001.
Category: History

The World S Best Books

Author : Frank Parsons
Genre : Best books
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The American Historical Association S Guide To Historical Literature

Author : American Historical Association
ISBN : UOM:39015032275250
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains nearly 2,000 annotated citations (primarily English language works) divided into forth-eight sections ; citations refer chiefly to works published between 1961 and 1992.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Best War Ever

Author : Michael C. C. Adams
ISBN : 0801846978
Genre : History
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"Most valuable to students and general readers who have not given World War II serious study but who are interested in achieving a better understanding of America's experience in what Dwight D. Eisenhower called 'the Great Crusade.'" -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Category: History

A Post Exceptionalist Perspective On Early American History

Author : Carroll P. Kakel III
ISBN : 9783030213053
Genre : History
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This book argues that early American history is best understood as the story of a settler-colonial supplanting society—a society intent on a vast land grab of American Indian space and driven by a logic of elimination and a genocidal imperative to rid the new white settler living space of its existing Indigenous inhabitants. Challenging the still strongly held notion of American history as somehow exceptional or unique, it locates the history of the United States and its colonial antecedents as a central part of—rather than an exception to—the emerging global histories of imperialism, colonialism, and genocide. It also explores early American history in an imperial, transnational, and global frame, showing how the precedent of the North American West and its colonial trope of Indian wars were used by like-minded American and European expansionists to inspire and legitimate other imperial-colonial adventures from the late-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.
Category: History

The Comparative Approach To American History

Author : C. Vann Woodward
ISBN : 0195354613
Genre : History
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In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences," Woodward commissioned twenty-two noted scholars to cover classic topics in American history--the Civil War, the World Wars, slavery, immigration, and many others--but to add a comparative dimension by relating these topics to developments elsewhere in the world. The result was the 1968 Basic Books edition of The Comparative Approach to American History. Now, three decades later, Oxford is very pleased to be reissuing this classic collection of historical essays in a paperback edition, with a new introduction by Woodward that discusses the decline and resurgence of comparative history since the 1960s.
Category: History

Nothing Less Than War

Author : Justus D. Doenecke
ISBN : 9780813130026
Genre : History
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When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this transformative period and offers a fresh perspective on America's decision to enter World War I. Doenecke reappraises the public and private diplomacy of President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisors and explores in great depth the response of Congress to the war. He also investigates the debates that raged in the popular media and among citizen groups that sprang up across the country as the U.S. economy was threatened by European blockades and as Americans died on ships sunk by German U-boats. The decision to engage in battle ultimately belonged to Wilson, but as Doenecke demonstrates, Wilson's choice was not made in isolation. Nothing Less Than War provides a comprehensive examination of America's internal political climate and its changing international role during the seminal period of 1914--1917.
Category: History

The Ethnic Dimension In American History

Author : James S. Olson
ISBN : 9781444358391
Genre : History
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The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic development Includes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and Latinos Examines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigration Revised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11
Category: History


Author : Arne K. Lang
ISBN : 0786492449
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This work brings a fresh perspective to the history of modern prizefighting, a sport which has evolved over several centuries to become one of mankind’s most lasting and valued sporting attractions. With his primary focus outside the ropes, the author shows how organizers, publicity agents, and political allies overcame both legal and moral roadblocks to make fisticuffing a lively commercial enterprise. The book begins with the clandestine bare-knuckle fights in eighteenth-century London, and ends with the vibrant, large-scale productions of modern Las Vegas “fight nights.” Along the way, he explains many of the myths about antiquarian prizefighters, describes the origins of slave fight folklore, and examines the forces that transformed Las Vegas into the world’s leading venue for important fights.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Atlas Of Hispanic American History

Author : George Ochoa
ISBN : 081607092X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Text, maps, and illustrations describe Iberian, Native American, and African civilizations and their impact on each other, and trace the development of Hispanic American cultures and their relationships with the United States. Simultaneous.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cambridge World History Volume 7 Production Destruction And Connection 1750 Present Part 2 Shared Transformations

Author : J. R. McNeill
ISBN : 9781316297841
Genre : History
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Since 1750, the world has become ever more connected, with processes of production and destruction no longer limited by land- or water-based modes of transport and communication. Volume 7 of the Cambridge World History series, divided into two books, offers a variety of angles of vision on the increasingly interconnected history of humankind. The second book questions the extent to which the transformations of the modern world have been shared, focusing on social developments such as urbanization, migration, and changes in family and sexuality; cultural connections through religion, science, music, and sport; ligaments of globalization including rubber, drugs, and the automobile; and moments of particular importance from the Atlantic Revolutions to 1989.
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Days Of Destiny

Author : James M. McPherson
ISBN : UOM:39015058127583
Genre : History
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Collects essays contributed by historians describing thirty-one specific days which altered American history, including the Great Awakening of 1740, the Seneca Falls Convention, and San Francisco's "Human Be-in" gathering.
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Sweatshop Usa

Author : Daniel E. Bender
ISBN : 041593561X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book brings the history of the sweatshop into focus by placing it under a global lens. Uniting some of the best recent work in the inter-disciplinary field of "sweatshop studies", this collection traces the changing meanings of the sweatshop in today's global world. The essays reveal how the history of the American sweatshop is inexorably intertwined with global migrations of capital, labour, ideas, and goods.
Category: Business & Economics

One Night Stands With American History

Author : Richard Shenkman
ISBN : 9780062105981
Genre : History
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Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History! This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous and powerful people in America. President U. S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage. J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow. France shipped Louisiana twenty-five prostitutes because women were in short supply in 1721. H. L. Hunt won his first oil well in a game of five-card stud. Even historians find that One-Night Stands with American History features fascinating stories they never knew. Now updated with facts and anecdotes from the last twenty years, this volume is a treasure trove of remarkable stories that will startle, entertain, and inform you. And the best part is that they're all true!
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