A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
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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.

Making Thirteen Colonies

Making Thirteen Colonies
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0195153219
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the settling of the original thirteen colonies, from the Europeans' arrival in the New World to the beginnings of westward expansion. and the opening of the Wilderness Road.

The History of Us

The History of Us
Author: Leah Stewart
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451672640
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the critically acclaimed author of The Myth of You and Me, The History of Us is a heartrending story of love, loss, family, and the life you make in the path not taken. Sometimes home is the hardest place to go Eloise Hempel is on her way to teach her first class at Harvard when she receives the devastating news that her sister and her husband have been killed in a tragic accident. Eloise leaves her life in Cambridge and moves back into her family’s century-old house in Cincinnati, pouring her own money into the house’s upkeep and her heart into raising her sister’s three children, Theodora, Josh, and Claire. Nearly twenty years later, the now-grown children seem ready to leave home, and Eloise plans to sell the house and finally start a life that’s hers alone. But when Eloise’s mother decides that they should all compete for the chance to keep the house and Claire reveals a life-changing secret, the makeshift family begins to fall apart and ultimately must decide what in life is worth fighting for.

A History of US Reconstructing America

A History of US  Reconstructing America
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780199989089
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Release: 2012-10-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. Covering a time of great hope and incredible change, Reconstruction and Reform is a dramatic look at life after the Civil War in the newly re United States. Railroad tycoons were roaring across the country. New cities sprang up across the plains, and a new and different American West came into being: a land of farmers, ranchers, miners, and city dwellers. Back East, large scale immigration was also going on, but not all Americans wanted newcomers in the country. Technology moved forward: Thomas Edison lit up the world with his electric light. And social justice was on everyone's mind with Carry Nation wielding a hatchet in her battle against drunkenness and Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois counseling newly freed African Americans to behave in very different ways. Through it all, the reunited nation struggles to keep the promises of freedom in this exciting chapter in the A History of US. About the Series: Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

These Truths A History of the United States

These Truths  A History of the United States
Author: Jill Lepore
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9780393635256
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

The History of Us

The History of Us
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781447298212
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Release: 2016-09-08
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Liverpool 1985 Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions, they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen - well, she wants to be an embalmer. London 2015 Kathleen is a borderline alcoholic, Adam is holding on to a shocking secret and Jocelyn is dead. Where did it all go wrong? How did having the world at their feet turn into having the weight of it on their shoulders? Filled with Jonathan Harvey's trademark wit, warmth and outrageous humour, The History of Us is a novel about friendship and secrets, the choices we make and the consequences we face.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0061952133
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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.

The First Americans

The First Americans
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0195153200
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the United States' prehistory, including Native American life and early explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Ponce de Leon.

A History of US Assessment Book

A History of US  Assessment Book
Author: Joy Hakim,Oxford University Press
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0195153480
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Release: 2002-11-07
Editor: OUP USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 71 tests in this assessment package have been designed around the primary goal of A History of US: understanding information, not memorizing. Each test checks understanding of chapter content, which is coordinated with the teaching guides for each volume of the A History of US set. A portion of the questions assess knowledge of key facts and chronology. The rest of the questions require students to use critical thinking skills such as making comparisons, synthesizing information, and drawing conclusions.

All the People

All the People
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0195153375
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Release: 2002-09
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the history of the United States from the end of World War II, through the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Liberty for All

Liberty for All
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0195153286
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the history of the United States from the time of the Missouri Compromise, when Maine and Missouri became states, until Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency.

America in the World

America in the World
Author: Robert B. Zoellick
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781538712368
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America has a long history of diplomacy–ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker–now is your chance to see the impact these Americans have had on the world. Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future. Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation.

All the People

All the People
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0195153383
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the history of the United States from the end of World War II, through the Cold War and post-Cold War eras, to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
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Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States
Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780807000410
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Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: “The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them.” Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

Freedom

Freedom
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 443
ISBN: 1560047747
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lively history explores the birth, growth, and meaning of freedom in America over the centuries--as well as the tensions, conflicts, and triumphs surrounding its evolution. Examining both the widely studied and the lesser-known individuals responsible for making the United States what is is today, each chapter treats historical figures as characters in the story of a nation's journey. A sweeping panorama culminating in the challenges faced during the first part of the 21st century--from the aftermath of September 11th to President Obama's 2012 reelection.

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire
Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780374715120
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Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune A Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff Pick A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

War Terrible War

War  Terrible War
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9780195188998
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Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An eleven volume set about American history that attempts to make history fun for young readers.

The Penguin History of the United States of America

The Penguin History of the United States of America
Author: Hugh Brogan
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780141937458
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Release: 2001-03-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new edition of Brogan's superb one-volume history - from early British colonisation to the Reagan years - captures an array of dynamic personalities and events. In a broad sweep of America's triumphant progress. Brogan explores the period leading to Independence from both the American and the British points of view, touching on permanent features of 'the American character' - both the good and the bad. He provides a masterly synthesis of all the latest research illustrating America's rapid growth from humble beginnings to global dominance.

The First Americans

The First Americans
Author: Joy Hakim
Pages: 92
ISBN: 0199767343
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Release: 2010-08-23
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The teaching guides developed for Elementary schools were created to support 5th grade American history content standards and learning frameworks. They present lesson ideas for each chapter and also groups of chapters called Parts. Part activities help to set context for reading and present overview concepts for the chapters, as well as introduce timeline and map concepts to help frame understanding. Part summaries include project and activity ideas. Chapter lessons are presented in an Ask-Discuss-Write format and focus heavily on nonfiction literacy skill and reading comprehension concepts. In addition, each Chapter lesson includes additional activities to reinforce reading skills, vocabulary retention and differentiated instruction. Reproducible assessments, worksheets graphic organizers and rubrics are found at back. About the Series: Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.