U S  History Book

U S History


  • Author : P. Scott Corbett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1046
  • ISBN 10 : 9888407392

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U S History Excerpt :

Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

A People s History of the United States Book
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A People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • Release Date : 2003-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 0060528370

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A People s History of the United States Excerpt :

Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians Book

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians


  • Author : Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469621210

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Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians Excerpt :

A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States Book
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An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807057834

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New York Times Bestseller Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written and directed by Raoul Peck 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. With growing support for movements such as the campaign to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the Dakota Access Pipeline protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States is an essential resource providing historical threads that are crucial for understanding the present. 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 classi

These Truths  A History of the United States Book
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These Truths A History of the United States


  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635256

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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 immig

The United States in World History Book

The United States in World History


  • Author : Edward J. Davies, II
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134477159

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The United States in World History Excerpt :

In this concise, accessible introductory survey of the history of the United States from 1790 to the present day, Edward J. Davies examines key themes in the evolution of America from colonial rule to international supremacy. Focusing particularly on those currents within US history that have influenced the rest of the world, the book is neatly divided into three parts which examine the Atlantic world, 1700–1800, the US and the industrial world, and the emergence of America as a global power. The United States in World History explores such key issues as: the dynamics of the British Atlantic community the American revolution the impact of industrialization on the US the expansion of US consumer and cultural industries the Cold War, and its implications for the US. Part of our successful Themes in World History series, The United States in World History presents a new way of examining the United States, and reveals how concepts that originated in America's definition of itself as a nation – concepts such as capitalism, republicanism and race – have had supranational impact across the world.

A True History of the United States Book
Score: 4
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A True History of the United States


  • Author : Daniel A. Sjursen
  • Publisher : Truth to Power
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586422547

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A True History of the United States Excerpt :

“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history." —Kirkus (starred review) Brilliant, readable, and raw. Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen, who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point, delivers a true epic and the perfect companion to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Sjursen shifts the lens and challenges readers to think critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of our nation's past—and present—so we can view history as never before. A True History of the United States was inspired by a course that Sjursen taught to cadets at West Point, his alma mater. With chapter titles such as "Patriots or Insurgents?" and "The Decade That Roared and Wept", A True History is accurate with respect to the facts and intellectually honest in its presentation and analysis. • Essential reading for every American with a conscience. • Meticulously researched, Sjursen provides a more complete sense of history and encourages readers to view our country objectively. • Sjursen’s powerful storytelling reveals balanced portraits of key figures and the role they played. "Sjursen exposes the dominant historical narrative as at best myth, and at times a lie . . . He brings out from the shadows those who struggled, often at the cost of their own lives, for equality and justice. Their stories, so often ignored or trivialized, give us examples of who we should emulate and who we must become." —Chris Hedges, author of Empire of Illusion and America: The Farewell Tour

History in the Making Book

History in the Making


  • Author : Catherine Locks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0988223767

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History in the Making Excerpt :

A peer-reviewed open U.S. History Textbook released under a CC BY SA 3.0 Unported License.

The Routledge History of Twentieth Century America Book

The Routledge History of Twentieth Century America


  • Author : Jerald Podair
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317485650

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The Routledge History of Twentieth Century America Excerpt :

The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of identities, perspectives and tensions that contributed to the growth and contested meanings of the United States in the twentieth century. The chronological and topical breadth of the collection highlights critical political and economic developments of the century while also drawing attention to relatively recent areas of research, including borderlands, technology and disability studies. Dynamic and flexible in its possible applications, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States offers an exciting new resource for the study of modern American history.

Historical Dictionary of the United States Book

Historical Dictionary of the United States


  • Author : Kenneth J. Panton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 783
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538124208

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Historical Dictionary of the United States Excerpt :

Historical Dictionary of the United States contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

The Oxford Companion to United States History Book
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The Oxford Companion to United States History


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 984
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199771103

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The Oxford Companion to United States History Excerpt :

Here is a volume that is as big and as varied as the nation it portrays. With over 1,400 entries written by some 900 historians and other scholars, it illuminates not only America's political, diplomatic, and military history, but also social, cultural, and intellectual trends; science, technology, and medicine; the arts; and religion. Here are the familiar political heroes, from George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, to Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But here, too, are scientists, writers, radicals, sports figures, and religious leaders, with incisive portraits of such varied individuals as Thomas Edison and Eli Whitney, Babe Ruth and Muhammed Ali, Black Elk and Crazy Horse, Margaret Fuller, Emma Goldman, and Marian Anderson, even Al Capone and Jesse James. The Companion illuminates events that have shaped the nation (the Great Awakening, Bunker Hill, Wounded Knee, the Vietnam War); major Supreme Court decisions (Marbury v. Madison, Roe v. Wade); landmark legislation (the Fugitive Slave Law, the Pure Food and Drug Act); social movements (Suffrage, Civil Rights); influential books (The Jungle, Uncle Tom's Cabin); ideologies (conservatism, liberalism, Social Darwinism); even natural disasters and iconic sites (the Chicago Fire, the Johnstown Flood, Niagara Falls, the Lincoln Memorial). Here too is the nation's social and cultural history, from Films, Football, and the 4-H Club, to Immigration, Courtship and Dating, Marriage and Divorce, and Death and Dying. Extensive multi-part entries cover such key topics as the Civil War, Indian History and Culture, Slavery, and the Federal Government. A new volume for a new century, The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet--from Columbus to Clinton. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American expe

A Short History of the United States Book

A Short History of the United States


  • Author : Robert V. Remini
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061981999

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A Short History of the United States Excerpt :

In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.

United States History and Geography Book

United States History and Geography


  • Author : California. Department of Education
  • Publisher : Hippocrene Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Geography
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C040541898

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United States History and Geography Excerpt :

This publication is a response to teachers' requests for practical assistance in implementing the history and social science framework for California's public schools. The document sets out resources that are useful in teaching U.S. history and geography for fifth grade students. Participants in a summer institute worked in grade level groups to identify instructional materials and develop content appropriate teaching strategies; their findings gave rise to the document. Resources and strategies that the participants identified were field tested and refined by teachers and other scholars. The historical period primarily covered by the guide begins with the original inhabitants, prior to European exploration and concludes with the mid-19th century. The document includes eight units entitled: (1) "The Land and People before Columbus"; (2) "Age of Exploration"; (3) "Settling the Colonies"; (4) "Settling the Trans-Appalachian West"; (5) "The War for Independence"; (6) "Life in the Young Republic"; (7) "The New Nation's Westward Expansion"; and (8) "Linking Past to Present: The American People, Then and Now." (LBG)

The Complete Book of United States History Book
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The Complete Book of United States History


  • Author : Vincent Douglas
  • Publisher : School Specialty Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1561896799

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The Complete Book of United States History Excerpt :

The Complete Book of United States History provides 352 pages of fun exercises for students in grades 3 to 5 that teaches important lessons in U.S. History! The exercises cover pre-United States history with the native peoples of the American continent to present day, and it also includes a complete answer key, user-friendly activities, and easy-to-follow instructions. --Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning succss. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and fun, full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to movtivate independent study, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.

United States History in Rhyme  A Child s First History Book  A Must Read for All Americans Book

United States History in Rhyme A Child s First History Book A Must Read for All Americans


  • Author : Larry Markus
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 1973666898

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United States History in Rhyme A Child s First History Book A Must Read for All Americans Excerpt :

In 1803, President Jefferson said to James Monroe, To France you must go: To try and help our country grow. To purchase New Orleans is what he would try, But the whole Louisiana territory he was able to buy. This is only a sample of what you will enjoy as you read United States History in Rhyme. This book takes the highlights of our history and presents them in a way that will catch a child's attention, and adult's also. It will peak their interest in our history by raising the who and what questions that motivate them to want to know more. For example, who is Paul Revere? And what was "the shot heard round the world?" In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It's just a little rhyme, but it conveys a lot of information. And most of all, we remember it! This book contains facts from our history in rhyme that can easily be remembered. We know that you and your children will love this book and want to read it multiple times.