Author: William D. Willis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-11-20
From Colonization to the Space Race, this is the story of America's successes and failures. Learn how a little settlement of a few hundred colonists grew to be one of the most powerful nations in the world.US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians to Contemporary History of America, 4th Edition follows the rollercoaster of events that drove the United States to become a modern superpower. This quick tour through the most significant events in U.S. History reveals the mistakes that tore a country apart as well as the triumphs that rebuilt and bolstered it.Witness: The discovery of an uncharted continent by Christopher Columbus. The colonization of North America by the Spanish, French, English and Portuguese. The establishment of the thirteen colonies. Fierce competition among European powers as they carved the North American land mass into territories. The election of the first president, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the American Revolution. The tragedies, wars, famine, and prosperity that shaped the United States into a superpower. How the United States Constitution continues to guide us today. How the modern Republican and Democratic parties were shaped. Meet the historical juggernauts who made the United States into what it is today including Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Nixon and more. Learn how the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, Industrialization, Labor Movement, WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, and the Space Race molded a nation. Start your journey through American History today with US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians to Contemporary History of America, 4th Edition. Get Your Copy Today!
Author: Howard Zinn
Release Date: 2015-08-12
This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.
Author: Andrew White
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-06-13
NEW AND UPDATED VERSION PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2017 American History - History of the United States: From Indians to Modern History of America. People, Places and Events that Shaped US History How did America become the superpower that it is today? If you ever wondered this, then this book is for you. It presents the main events that shaped the American culture: how it developed from a group of colonists into the most prominent nation in the world. How did everything start? Who were the invaded and the invaders? This book will reveal each step that "constructed" America, aiming at addressing the most common questions concerning the difficulties of this "free land." The tone of this book is straightforward as the succession of points is presented clearly. Everything began with Columbus' remarkable first journey to America. Numerous battles and wars followed the founding of the Plymouth Colony. In spite of that, this didn't stop the newcomers from fighting for a land that was already inhabited. With every battle, the Indians become more of a minority, which somehow reduced the number of military conflicts. Still, only after the American Revolution did they manage to break away from their motherland's control. This way, they became the independent state that it is today. Soon afterward, the Civil War broke on the grounds of slavery, which was followed by the Two World Wars and the Cold War. In short, this book takes you on a discovery journey that begins with Columbus' first visit to America. It features an insightful, comprehensive analysis of the most significant events in America's tumultuous history and the effects they had on this country's development. Get your copy of American History - History of the United States: From Indians to Modern History of America. People, Places and Events that Shaped US History and learn more about this oh-so-famous country.
Author: William D. Willis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-09-07
The ultimate history Bundle for all Americans and people who take interest in American history. From Native Americans to America today, embark on a journey that reveals the mistakes that tore a continent apart, as well as the triumphs that rebuilt it. =============================================================== American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians, to "Contemporary" History ... Native Americans, Indians, New York Book 1) Final edition - complete with maps, illustrations and eyewitness accounts This is the story of how a handful of explorers and settlers grew into one of the world's greatest nations. With US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events, you'll meet the leaders that founded and shaped a great nation. But, this short introduction to American History doesn't stop at who and when. It follows the rollercoaster of events to also show you how and why: - Columbus' discovery of an uncharted continent led to rapid colonization by Spanish and European nations. - Fierce competition between the Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese divided the North American landmass into multiple territories. - A series of great leaders founded a democracy that has withstood centuries of peace and turmoil. - War, tragedy, and famine shaped the United States into a modern superpower. - The United States Constitution continues to guide and shape the nation today. - The major political parties of the past shaped the modern Republican and Democratic parties. =============================================================== Native Americans: American History: An Overview of "Native American History" - Your Guide To: Native People, Indians, & Indian History (North American ... Wars, Native American Culture Book 1) 3rd edition - complete with expanded and brand new content Discover a history you never knew! An in-depth look at all aspects of Native American social and geographical history. The study of Native American heritage is a great way to learn more about their customs and habits. More importantly, it will show you the huge role Native Americans played in American society, history and independence.
The ultimate history Bundle for all Americans and people who take interest in American history. From Native Americans to America today, its founding fathers and constitution, embark on a journey that reveals the mistakes that tore a continent apart, as well as the triumphs that rebuilt it. =============================================================== American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians, to "Contemporary" History ... Native Americans, Indians, New York Book 1) Final edition - complete with maps, illustrations and eyewitness accounts The story of how a handful of explorers and settlers grew into one of the world's greatest nations. Meet the leaders that founded and shaped a great nation. But, this short introduction to American History doesn't stop at who and when. It follows the rollercoaster of events to also show you how and why: Columbus' discovery of an uncharted continent led to rapid colonization by Spanish and European nations. Fierce competition between the Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese divided the North American landmass into multiple territories. A series of great leaders founded a democracy that has withstood centuries of peace and turmoil. War, tragedy, and famine shaped the United States into a modern superpower. The United States Constitution continues to guide and shape the nation today. The major political parties of the past shaped the modern Republican and Democratic parties. =============================================================== Native Americans: American History: An Overview of "Native American History" - Your Guide To: Native People, Indians, & Indian History (North American ... Wars, Native American Culture Book 1) 3rd edition - complete with expanded and brand new content Discover a history you never knew! An in-depth look at all aspects of Native American social and geographical history. The study of Native American heritage is a great way to learn more about their customs and habits. More importantly, it will show you the huge role Native Americans played in American society, history and independence. ===============================================================Washington: US Presidents: George Washington - Founding Fathers, The American Revolution, The United States Constitution, and Much More (George Washington, ... Rights, Declaration of Independence Book 1) Follow the tragedies and triumphs of the great leaders that fought for independence on the battlefield and in political arenas. See what happens when leaders who choose to fight for freedom struggle, persevere and emerge victorious. Learn how hard-won liberty became a solid foundation for a young nation built on the central ideas of its founders.
Author: Susan Sleeper-Smith
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2015-04-20
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.
Author: Maria Montoya
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-12-05
GLOBAL AMERICANS speaks to an increasingly diverse population of students who seek to understand the place of the United States in a shifting global, social, cultural, and political landscape. America’s national experience and collective history have always been subject to transnational forces and affected by global events and conditions. In recognition of this reality, this insightful new text presents a history of North America and then the United States in which world events and processes are central rather than colorful sidelights. The narrative recovers the global aspects of America’s past and helps students understand the origins of the interconnected world in which they live. By weaving together stories, analysis, interpretation, visual imagery, and primary sources from across time and place, this book presents a revised history that reflects America’s -- and Americans’ -- relationship to events and peoples across the continent and beyond. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Frederick Jackson Turner
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2008-08-07
This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-04-13
"Everything you know about Indians is wrong." As the provocative title of Paul Chaat Smith's 2009 book proclaims, everyone knows about Native Americans, but most of what they know is the fruit of stereotypes and vague images. The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States. Thirty-two leading experts, both Native and non-Native, describe the historical developments of the past 500 years in American Indian history, focusing on significant moments of upheaval and change, histories of indigenous occupation, and overviews of Indian community life. The first section of the book charts Indian history from before 1492 to European invasions and settlement, analyzing US expansion and its consequences for Indian survival up to the twenty-first century. A second group of essays consists of regional and tribal histories. The final section illuminates distinctive themes of Indian life, including gender, sexuality and family, spirituality, art, intellectual history, education, public welfare, legal issues, and urban experiences. A much-needed and eye-opening account of American Indians, this Handbook unveils the real history often hidden behind wrong assumptions, offering stimulating ideas and resources for new generations to pursue research on this topic.
Do you want to know how the United States became the world power it is today? Read about the 50 most important events in American history, from the first immigration to the only remaining world power after the cold war. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the U.S. history. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever.Some of them include:- The First Indians on the American continent 14,500 B.C- Jamestown as the first permanent English settlement in the United States 1565- The Boston Tea Party 1773- The Declaration of Independence 1776- Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804- The California Gold Rush 1848- U.S. involvement in World War I & II- 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Centerand many many moreAll the major wars and conflicts from the American Revolution until the Iraq WarThe book includes pictures and explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in histoy. Download your copy now! Tags: history, world history, history books, history of the world, human history, world history textbook, history books for kids, earth history, geographic history, earth history kindle, human history, history books for kids age 9 12, history of the world part 1, a little history of the world, history books for kids age 7-9, history books for young readers, history books for children, modern history of europe, history books for kindle,
Author: Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Publisher: Crown Forum
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Guess what? The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states’ rights—an idea reviled today—were even more important than the Constitution’s checks and balances. The “Wild” West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress. Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth. In 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, Thomas E. Woods Jr., the New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, sets the record straight with a provocative look at the hidden truths about our nation’s history—the ones that have been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss. Woods draws on real scholarship—as opposed to the myths, platitudes, and slogans so many other “history” books are based on—to ask and answer tough questions about American history, including: - Did the Founding Fathers support immigration? - Was the Civil War all about slavery? - Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system? - Was the U.S. Constitution meant to be a “living, breathing” document—and does it grant the federal government wide latitude to operateas it pleases? - Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide, as we’re told? You’d never know it from the history that’s been handed down to us, but the answer to all those questions is no. Woods’s eye-opening exploration reveals how much has been whitewashed from the historical record, overlooked, and skewed beyond recognition. More informative than your last U.S. history class, 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask will have you wondering just how much about your nation’s past you haven’t been told. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Dr Daniel K Richter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-01
In the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In "Facing East from Indian Country," Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people center-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States. Viewed from Indian country, the sixteenth century was an era in which Native people discovered Europeans and struggled to make sense of a new world. Well into the seventeenth century, the most profound challenges to Indian life came less from the arrival of a relative handful of European colonists than from the biological, economic, and environmental forces the newcomers unleashed. Drawing upon their own traditions, Indian communities reinvented themselves and carved out a place in a world dominated by transatlantic European empires. In 1776, however, when some of Britain's colonists rebelled against that imperial world, they overturned the system that had made Euro-American and Native coexistence possible. Eastern North America only ceased to be an Indian country because the revolutionaries denied the continent's first peoples a place in the nation they were creating. In rediscovering early America as Indian country, Richter employs the historian's craft to challenge cherished assumptions about times and places we thought we knew well, revealing Native American experiences at the core of the nation's birth and identity.