American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
Available:
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.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 371
ISBN: 1101540788
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author describes eleven rival regional "nations" in the United States (Yankeedom, New Netherland, the Midlands, Tidewater, Greater Appalachia, the Deep South, New France, El Norte, the Left Coast, the Far West, and First Nation), and how these deep roots continue to influence our politics today.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 371
ISBN: 0670022969
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Mark C. Carnes,John A. Garraty
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0205960987
Available:
Release: 2015-03-06
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0133894479 / ISBN-13: 9780133894479. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205960987 / ISBN-13: 9780205960989 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in U.S. History Help students bridge the present and the past The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition surveys American history in a way that bridges the present to the past, emphasizing the relevance of history to contemporary readers. By showing how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark students' lives, the authors bring the study of the American past to life, and engage students deeply in the course. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Next American Nation

Next American Nation
Author: Michael Lind
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1451603096
Available:
Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are we now, or have we ever been, a nation? As this century comes to a close, debates over immigration policy, racial preferences, and multiculturalism challenge the consensus that formerly grounded our national culture. The question of our national identity is as urgent as it has ever been in our history. Is our society disintegrating into a collection of separate ethnic enclaves, or is there a way that we can forge a coherent, unified identity as we enter the 21st century? In this "marvelously written, wide-ranging and thought-provoking"* book, Michael Lind provides a comprehensive revisionist view of the American past and offers a concrete proposal for nation-building reforms to strengthen the American future. He shows that the forces of nationalism and the ideal of a trans-racial melting pot need not be in conflict with each other, and he provides a practical agenda for a liberal nationalist revolution that would combine a new color-blind liberalism in civil rights with practical measures for reducing class-based barriers to racial integration. A stimulating critique of every kind of orthodox opinion as well as a vision of a new "Trans-American" majority, The Next American Nation may forever change the way we think and talk about American identity. *New York Newsday

History of the American Nation

History of the American Nation
Author: William J. Jackman
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781408603840
Available:
Release: 2007-10
Editor: Stevenson Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

A History of the American Nation

A History of the American Nation
Author: Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin
Pages: 608
ISBN: IND:30000130931094
Available:
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This America The Case for the Nation

This America  The Case for the Nation
Author: Jill Lepore
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781631496424
Available:
Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America, a follow-up to her much-celebrated history of the United States, These Truths. With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history—and the history of the idea of the nation itself—while calling for a “new Americanism”: a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America’s past. Lepore begins her argument with a primer on the origins of nations, explaining how liberalism, the nation-state, and liberal nationalism, developed together. Illiberal nationalism, however, emerged in the United States after the Civil War—resulting in the failure of Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the restriction of immigration. Much of American history, Lepore argues, has been a battle between these two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration. Defending liberalism, as This America demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. “When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,” Lepore tellingly writes, “nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism.” But liberalism is still in there, Lepore affirms, and This America is an attempt to pull it out. “In a world made up of nations, there is no more powerful way to fight the forces of prejudice, intolerance, and injustice than by a dedication to equality, citizenship, and equal rights, as guaranteed by a nation of laws.” A manifesto for a better nation, and a call for a “new Americanism,” This America reclaims the nation’s future by reclaiming its past.

The Emergence of One American Nation

The Emergence of One American Nation
Author: Donald J. Fraser
Pages: 462
ISBN: 0997080507
Available:
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Divisiveness is the hallmark of American politics today. In the Emergence of One American Nation, Donald J. Fraser explores the difficulties that the founding generation confronted in molding the United States into one nation.

The Only Land I Know

The Only Land I Know
Author: Adolph L. Dial,David K. Eliades
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0815603606
Available:
Release: 1996-02-01
Editor: Syracuse University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the standard history of the Lumbee Indian people of southwestern North Carolina, the largest Indian community in population east of the Mississippi. Dial and Eliades trace the history of this group through 1974. Among the subjects covered are the Lumbee during the colonial period and the revolutionary War; the Lowrie war; the infamous Lowrie Band of the Civil War; the development of the Lumbee educational system; Lumbee folklore; and the modern Lumbee

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: James West Davidson,Michael B. Stoff,STOFF
Pages: 271
ISBN: 013432238X
Available:
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Nine Nations of North America

The Nine Nations of North America
Author: Joel Garreau
Pages: 427
ISBN: UOM:39076001347439
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Avon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Divides North America into nine powers, and explains the cultural, ethnic, and geographic identities of each

Canada a North American Nation

Canada  a North American Nation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011715457
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rise of the American Nation

Rise of the American Nation
Author: Lewis Paul Todd,Merle Eugene Curti,Samuel H. Bryant
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0153760427
Available:
Release: 1977
Editor: Harcourt College Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A textbook tracing the political, social, and economic history of the United States from the discovery of America to the present day.

Days of Gold

Days of Gold
Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
Pages: 569
ISBN: 9780520216594
Available:
Release: 1998-10-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On the morning of January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in California. The news spread across the continent, launching hundreds of ships and hitching a thousand prairie schooners filled with adventurers in search of heretofore unimagined wealth. Those who joined the procession—soon called 49ers—included the wealthy and the poor from every state and territory, including slaves brought by their owners. In numbers, they represented the greatest mass migration in the history of the Republic. In this first comprehensive history of the Gold Rush, Malcolm J. Rohrbough demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was the most significant event in the first half of the nineteenth century. No other series of events between the Louisiana Purchase and the Civil War produced such a vast movement of people; called into question basic values of marriage, family, work, wealth, and leisure; led to so many varied consequences; and left such vivid memories among its participants. Through extensive research in diaries, letters, and other archival sources, Rohrbough uncovers the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold Rush brought. His engaging narrative depicts the complexity of human motivation behind the event and reveals the effects of the Gold Rush as it spread outward in ever-widening circles to touch the lives of families and communities everywhere in the United States. For those who joined the 49ers, the decision to go raised questions about marital obligations and family responsibilities. For those men—and women, whose experiences of being left behind have been largely ignored until now—who remained on the farm or in the shop, the absences of tens of thousands of men over a period of years had a profound impact, reshaping a thousand communities across the breadth of the American nation.

Erasing Racism

Erasing Racism
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781615925278
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Prometheus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Molefi Asante is a pioneering thinker who delves deeply into the complex dynamics of the legacy of white supremacy in America. In this book, his most profound and probing work, he lays bare the obstacles and challenges to American democracy in the twenty-first century. This book must be read by all those concerned about the future of the American nation.-CORNEL WEST, Princeton UniversityDid the election of Barack Obama to be President of the United States signal real progress in bridging America's longstanding racial divide? In this profound study of systemic racism, Molefi Kete Asante, one of our leading scholars of African American history and culture, discusses the greatest source of frustration and anger among African Americans in recent decades: what he calls the wall of ignorance that attempts to hide the long history of racial injustice from public consciousness. This is most evident in each race's differing perspectives on racial matters.Though most whites view racism as a thing of the past, a social problem largely solved by the civil rights movement, blacks continue to experience racism in many areas of social life: encounters with the police; the practice of red lining in housing; difficulties in getting bank loans, mortgages, and insurance policies; and glaring disparities in health care, educational opportunities, unemployment levels, and incarceration rates. Though such problems are not expressions of the overt racism of legal segregation and lynch mobs-what most whites probably think of when they hear the word racism-their negative effect on black Americans is almost as pernicious. Such daily experiences create a lingering feeling of resentment that percolates in a slow boil till some event triggers an outburst of rage.Asante argues that America cannot long continue as a cohesive society under these conditions. As we embark upon new leadership under America's first African American president, he urges more public focus on redressing the wrongs of the past and their continuing legacy. Above all, he thinks that Americans must seriously consider some system of reparations to deal with both past and present injustices, an apology, and our own truth-and-reconciliation committee that addresses both the history of slavery and present-day racism. Only in this way, he feels, can we ever hope to heal the racial divide that never seems to be erased.This is a powerful, deeply perceptive analysis of a crucial social problem by one of America's leading thinkers on race.Molefi Kete Asante (Philadelphia, PA), the creator of the first doctoral program in African American Studies, is professor of African American Studies at Temple University and the author of more than 50 books, including Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation and Race, Rhetoric, and Identity: The Architecton of Soul.

The Growth of the American Nation

The Growth of the American Nation
Author: Harry Pratt Judson
Pages: 359
ISBN: UCAL:$B60336
Available:
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Liberty s Surest Guardian

Liberty s Surest Guardian
Author: Jeremi Suri
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781439119136
Available:
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Takes an in-depth look at America's national-building efforts, from mistakes made to surprising successes. By the author of Henry Kissinger and the American Century.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Mark Christopher Carnes,John Arthur Garraty
Pages: 881
ISBN: 0205790445
Available:
Release: 2011-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conforms to the information resources of the web site MyHistoryLab.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Mark C. Carnes,John A. Garraty
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9780134128665
Available:
Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Pearson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134127218 / ISBN-13: 9780134127217. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205958508 / ISBN-13: 9780205958504 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in U.S. History Help students bridge the present and the past The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition surveys American history in a way that bridges the present to the past, emphasizing the relevance of history to contemporary readers. By showing how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark students’ lives, the authors bring the study of the American past to life, and engage students deeply in the course. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. The American Nation: A History of the United States, Fifteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.