A Concise History of the United States of America

Author: Susan-Mary Grant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.
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America's Promise

A Concise History of the United States

Author: W. J. Rorabaugh,Donald T. Critchlow,Paula C. Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511910

Category: History

Page: 502

View: 9288

From the colonial town green to the televised town hall, Americans have shaped their destiny through their public life and the communities in which they continue to live and work towards America's Promise. In this text, authors William J. Rorabaugh, Donald T. Critchlow, and Paula Baker effectively blend political, social and cultural history to present a balanced portrait of America's past. Designed to emphasize major themes and events, the work also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. Extensively revised and expanded from America: A Concise History (Rorabaugh and Critchlow), America's Promise is a succinct, highly readable introduction to American history.
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A Concise History of the United States

Author: Andrew Sinclair

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781848683860

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 2731

A Concise History of the USA provides a lucid and vigorous account of this nation's history and includes a variety of illustrations and a map.
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The Blessings of Liberty

A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States

Author: Michael Les Benedict

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442259930

Category: History

Page: 574

View: 9980

This concise, accessible text provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. Constitutional historian Michael Benedict stresses the role that the American people have played over time in defining the powers of government and the rights of individuals and minorities. He covers important trends and events in U.S. constitutional history, encompassing key Supreme Court and lower-court cases. The volume begins by discussing the English and colonial origins of American constitutionalism. Following an analysis of the American Revolution's meaning to constitutional history, the text traces the Constitution's evolution from the Early Republic to the present day. This third edition is updated to include the election of 2000, the Tea Party and the rise of popular constitutionalism, and the rise of judicial supremacy as seen in cases such as Citizens United, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage.
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The American Revolution

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Robert J. Allison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190225068

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 2941

Original edition has subtitle: a concise history.
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A Concise History of American Music Education

Author: Michael Mark

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1578869056

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 7586

A Concise History of American Music Education covers the history of American music education, from its roots in Biblical times through recent historical events and trends. It describes the educational, philosophical, and sociological aspects of the subject, always putting it in the context of the history of the United States. It offers complete information on professional organizations, materials, techniques, and personalities in music education.
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A concise history of the U. S. Air Force

Author: Stephen L. McFarland

Publisher: Dept. of the Air Force


Category: History

Page: 84

View: 6460

Air Force Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Edition. Presents the history of the United States Air Force.>
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A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144222360X

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 6740

Now in a fully updated edition, this compact and accessible introduction offers a historical perspective on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy from the founding to the present. Joyce P. Kaufman provides students with a clear and concise understanding of key decisions and why they were made. She identifies the major themes that have guided foreign policy, and the reasons that the United States pursued the policies that it did in the context of specific periods in the nation’s history. With its strong narrative and use of compelling case studies, the book engages students fully in this crucial topic, encouraging them to form their own ideas about American foreign policy.
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A Concise History of American Antisemitism

Author: Robert Michael

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543133

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity's negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. It also demonstrates that anti-Semitism led to certain behaviors in some United States officials that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Clear and forceful, A Concise History of American Antisemitism is an important work for undergraduate course use and for the general public interested in the roots of the current rash of anti-Semitism.
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The Unfinished Nation

A Concise History of the American People

Author: Alan Brinkley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073406985

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 5151

Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.
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Belinda's Petition

A Concise History of Reparations For The TransAtlantic Slave Trade

Author: Raymond A. Winbush

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441514430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 76

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Ray Winbush compiles the most important cases of reparations made for the Transatlantic Slave Trade, highlighting Belinda?s Petition, the earliest attempt by an American African to seek payment for her 50 years of enslavement in the early United States. Africans 550-year struggle seeking to repair the long-term economic and mental damage of slavery is presented in this powerfully compelling book.
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A Concise History of the New Deal

Author: Jason Scott Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139991698

Category: History

Page: N.A

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During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal carried out a program of dramatic reform to counter the unprecedented failures of the market economy exposed by the Great Depression. Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, this book argues that New Dealers were not 'anticapitalist' in the ways in which they approached the problems confronting society. Rather, they were reformers who were deeply interested in fixing the problems of capitalism, if at times unsure of the best tools to use for the job. In undertaking their reforms, the New Dealers profoundly changed the United States in ways that still resonate today. Lively and engaging, this narrative history focuses on the impact of political and economic change on social and cultural relations.
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A Concise History of the American Republic

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison,Henry Steele Commager,William Edward Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195031805

Category: History

Page: 765

View: 4971

"An abbreviated and revised edition of : The growth of the American Republic."--T.p. verso.
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The Art of Democracy

A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583670653

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 4345

"Cullen's strength comes from his understanding of how the different strands of American society intertwine in imaginative, unpredictable ways ... The shape and vitality of pop culture's next era will depend, at least in part, on commentators like Cullen." —Washington Post Book World "A thoroughly engaging look at American culture ... Cullen's articulate prose is spiced with wicked wit and he loves a good story ... Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of complex cultural forces." —Publishers Weekly "Reflecting both the strengths and weaknesses of an unusually dynamic area of historical scholarship, The Art of Democracy is one of the best surveys of the history of American popular culture." —Journal of American History "An exceptionally well-written and engrossing introduction to the nonelitist art forms of American popular culture ... Highly recommended." —Library Journal, starred review "Should be kept on hand to restore our faith in the things that matter to us." —American Studies Popular culture has been a powerful force in the United States, resonating within the society as a whole and at the same time connecting disparate and even hostile constituencies. The novels of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the theater and minstrel shows of the mid-19th century, movies and the introduction of television and computers in the 20th century are the building blocks that Jim Cullen uses to show how unique and vibrant cultural forms overcame initial resistance and enabled historically marginalized groups to gain access to the fruits of society and recognition from the mainstream. This updated edition contains a new preface and final chapter which traces the history of contemporary computing from its World War II origins as a military tool to its widespread use in the late 20th century as a tool for the masses. Cullen shows how the computer is reshaping popular culture, and how that culture retains its capacity to surprise and disturb. The highly acclaimed first edition of The Art of Democracy won the 1996 Ray and Pat Brown Award for "Best Book," presented by the Popular Culture Association.
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Of the People, A Concise History of the United States, Volume 2

World history, United States

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490275126

Category: Education

Page: 25

View: 3623

Facts101 is your complete guide to Of the People, A Concise History of the United States, Volume 2. In this book, you will learn topics such as Conquests and Contacts: Europeans Abroad, 15001700, East Asian Transformations: Japan and China, 15001750, The Age of Sail: Naval Warfare, 15001750, and Bullion and Bayonets: Linear Tactics on a Global Stage, 16801789 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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A Concise History of the Modern World

1500 to the Present: A Guide to World Affairs

Author: W. Woodruff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230554660

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 5223

By investigating the major changes of world history during the past five hundred years, this book provides the necessary global perspective to understand the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes facing us today. We have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. The need to take a world view - which this book provides - has become acute.
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The U.S. Navy

A Concise History

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199394946

Category: United States

Page: 152

View: 6224

This fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great drama pivotal to the nation's fortunes: John Paul Jones' attacks on the British in the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, and the arduous conquest of Iwo Jima. The book illuminates the changes--technological, institutional, and functional--of the U.S. Navy from its days as a small frigate navy through the age of steam and steel to the modern era of electronics and missiles. Historian Craig L. Symonds captures the evolving culture of the Navy and debates between policymakers about what role the institution should play in world affairs. Internal and external challenges dramatically altered the size and character of the Navy, with long periods of quiet inertia alternating with rapid expansion emerging out of crises. The history of the navy reflects the history of the nation as a whole, and its many changes derive in large part from the changing role of the United States itself.
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