A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0061952133
Available:
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: James Truslow Adams
Pages: 1036
ISBN: 9781000465327
Available:
Release: 2021-05-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1933, and written by "America’s historian", James Truslow Adams, this 2 volume set tells the story of the rise of the American nation encompassing from economics, religion, social change and politics from settlement to the Great Depression. Due emphasis is given to the inter-connectedness of America with Europe – both in terms of cultural heritage and political and military entanglements. Extensive in size and scope and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps these volumes balance a historical narrative with philosophical interpretation whilst touching on as many aspects of American life and history as possible.

The American People Volume 1

The American People  Volume 1
Author: Larry Kramer
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780374712976
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HNL4JF
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Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0060930349
Available:
Release: 1999-02-17
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history--politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality. "The book has new and often trenchant things to say about every aspect and period of America's past," says Johnson, "and I do not seek, as some historians do, to conceal my opinions." Johnson's history presents John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Franklin, Tom Paine, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison from a fresh perspective. It emphasizes the role of religion in American history and how early America was linked to England's history and culture and includes incisive portraits of Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice Marshall, Clay, Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. Johnson shows how Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt ushered in the age of big business and industry and how Woodrow Wilson revolutionized the government's role. He offers new views of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and his role as commander in chief during World War II. An examination of the unforeseen greatness of Harry Truman and reassessments of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush follow. "Compulsively readable," said Foreign Affairs of Johnson's unique narrative skills and sharp profiles of people. This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through 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 and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America 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." This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson's views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: James Truslow Adams
Pages: 510
ISBN: 9781000172812
Available:
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1933, and written by "America’s historian", James Truslow Adams, this volume tells the story of the rise of the American nation encompassing economics, religion, social change and politics from settlement to the Civil War. Due emphasis is given to the inter-connectedness of America with Europe – both in terms of cultural heritage and political and military entanglements. Extensive in size and scope and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps these volumes balance a historical narrative with philosophical interpretation whilst touching on as many aspects of American life and history as possible.

A Short History of the American People

A Short History of the American People
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015033860837
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Release: 1922
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Woodrow Wilson,Harper And Brothers
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1010421468
Available:
Release: 2019-03-16
Editor: Wentworth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The American Pageant

The American Pageant
Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen
Pages: 1012
ISBN: 1111831068
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The inside story of American history. One of the most popular American history texts ever written, The American Pageant combines colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the authors' trademark wit to engage students like no other text. This revised edition includes in-depth explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. New in-text features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures, and offer context for the major periods in American history -- giving you the tools you need to analyze key events and eras like a historian!"--Back cover.

The Oxford History of the American People

The Oxford History of the American People
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0451624467
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Release: 1972
Editor: Signet Book
Language: en

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The American People Volume 2

The American People  Volume 2
Author: Larry Kramer
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780374720643
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to the activism of the 1980s and beyond, Kramer offers an elaborate phantasmagoria of bigoted conspiracists in the halls of power and ordinary individuals suffering their consequences. With wit and bite, Kramer explores (among other things) the sex lives of every recent president; the complicated behavior of America’s two greatest spies, J. Edgar Hoover and James Jesus Angleton; the rise of Sexopolis, the country’s favorite magazine; and the genocidal activities of every branch of our health-care and drug-delivery systems. The American People: Volume 2 is narrated by (among others) the writer Fred Lemish and his two friends—Dr. Daniel Jerusalem, who works for America’s preeminent health-care institution, and his twin brother, David Jerusalem, a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp who was abused by many powerful men. Together they track a terrible plague that intensifies as the government ignores it and depict the bold and imaginative activists who set out to shock the nation’s conscience. In Kramer’s telling, the United States is dedicated to the proposition that very few men are created equal, and those who love other men may be destined for death. Here is a historical novel like no other—satiric and impassioned and driven by an uncompromising moral and literary vision.

Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John Mack Faragher,Daniel H. Czitrom
Pages: 857
ISBN: 0205010644
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of Many is a coherent narrative of American history that offers insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. The text reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. The updated edition features new and expanded coverage of a wide variety of topics in addition to MyHistoryLab tools that connect the text to interactive online learning tools to bring U.S. history to life. This book is the abridged version of Out of Many, seventh edition.

A Religious History of the American People

A Religious History of the American People
Author: Sydney E. Ahlstrom
Pages: 1158
ISBN: 0300017626
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a comprehensive survey of religious beliefs, practices, and trends in America and includes background information on secular movements and influences

Part of Our Lives

Part of Our Lives
Author: Wayne A. Wiegand
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780190248000
Available:
Release: 2015-10-12
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them."--

The Landmark History of the American People

The Landmark History of the American People
Author: Daniel J. Boorstin,Ruth F. Boorstin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1935570137
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this lively, authoritative, and above all inspiring introduction to American history, Boorstin focuses on people, recounting how men and women, fired by heart and spirit, traveled from all corners of the globe to America and became its people. A tribute to America's shared heritage, The Landmark History of the American People is itself a heritage that every family will want to share, again and again." --

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:319510017865644
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Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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We Are the American People

We Are the American People
Author: William D. Young,Greg Sanford,Lyle Gibson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 075752351X
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Release: 2005-08-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Enduring Vision

The Enduring Vision
Author: Clark Boyer,Paul S. Boyer
Pages: 1023
ISBN: 0618333339
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Release: 2003-01-31
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Widely admired for its outstanding scholarship and engaging narrative, The Enduring Vision integrates political, social, and cultural history within a clear chronological framework. It was the first U.S. history textbook to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, the West, and the environment. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths as well as the book's distinctive focus on the enduring vision of the American people, "the determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America."--Back cover.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: US Wilson, Woodrow, Pres
Pages: 414
ISBN: 0598691782
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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