The History of Us

The History of Us
Author: Leah Stewart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 1451672640
ISBN 13: 9781451672640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Us Book Review:

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 People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: Aristotext
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Review:

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.

All the People

All the People
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 1995-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780195077650
ISBN 13: 0195077652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the People Book Review:

A History of US is the story of the history of the United States written especially for all ages to enjoy. From the hunting and fishing tribes that first crossed the Bering Strait to the civil rights movement and 20th-century attempts to define America, the 10 books in the series make history an exciting adventure story.

Freedom

Freedom
Author: W. B.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059171101358785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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These Truths A History of the United States

These Truths  A History of the United States
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0393635252
ISBN 13: 9780393635256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Truths A History of the United States Book Review:

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."

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780061952135
ISBN 13: 0061952133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the American People Book Review:

"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 New Nation

The New Nation
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-09-04
ISBN 10: 9780195153255
ISBN 13: 0195153251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Nation Book Review:

Chronicles the history of the United States from the election of George Washington as the first president to the end of the Mexican-American War, when Wisconsin became the thirtieth state to join the Union.

The First Americans

The First Americans
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780195153200
ISBN 13: 0195153200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Americans Book Review:

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

A True History of the United States

A True History of the United States
Author: Daniel A. Sjursen
Publsiher: Truth to Power
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1586422545
ISBN 13: 9781586422547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A True History of the United States Book Review:

“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

Freedom

Freedom
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780195157116
ISBN 13: 0195157117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom Book Review:

A companion to the upcoming PBS series explores the history of freedom and the battle to uphold the ideal of freedom in America from revolutionary days through abolition to the present, with four hundred illustrations, sidebars, and historical documents illuminating this remarkable evolution of an idea. TV tie-in. 150,000 first printing. (History)

The History of Us

The History of Us
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1447298217
ISBN 13: 9781447298212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Us Book Review:

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.

America in the World

America in the World
Author: Robert B. Zoellick
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 9781538712375
ISBN 13: 1538712377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America in the World Book Review:

Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, America in the World tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy. 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.

A History of U S Feminisms

A History of U S  Feminisms
Author: Rory C. Dicker
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 1580056148
ISBN 13: 9781580056144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of U S Feminisms Book Review:

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the second edition of A History of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory text that will be used as supplementary material for first-year women’s studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, A History of U.S. Feminisms will provide historical context of all the major events and figures from the late nineteenth century through today. The chapters cover: first-wave feminism, a period of feminist activity during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which focused primarily on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which started in the ’60s and lasted through the ’80s and emphasized the connection between the personal and the political; and third-wave feminism, which started in the early ’90s and is best exemplified by its focus on diversity and intersectionality, queer theory, and sex-positivity.

An Extensive Republic

An Extensive Republic
Author: Robert A. Gross,Mary Kelley
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0807833398
ISBN 13: 9780807833391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Extensive Republic Book Review:

"This impressive collaborative effort by two dozen leading authorities in the field will be essential reading for any serious student of the history of American publishing and print culture during one of its most crucially transformative periods." Lawrence Buell, Harvard University "A magnificent achievement. Brilliant editing and graceful writing shatter many old assumptions about the world of the Founders. Linking intellectual history with politics, social change, and the distinctive experiences of women, African Americans and Indians, An Extensive Republic is the rare reference book that is also a mesmerizing read." Linda K. Kerber, author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship "This volume provides a fascinating revisionist history of the United States through its focus on what was printed, how the economy of the book trades worked, who was reading, and what role reading came to assume in all sorts of people's lives. Editors Gross and Kelley make a strong team, and the contributors represent an array of disciplines suitable to the equally wide range of printed material in the United States between 1790 and 1840." Patricia Crain, New York University Volume 2 of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics provided a ready market for novels, almanacs, newspapers, tracts, and periodicals. Government, business, and reform drove the dissemination of print. Through laws and subsidies, state and federal authorities promoted an informed citizenry. Entrepreneurs responded to rising demand by investing in new technologies and altering the conduct of publishing. Voluntary societies launched libraries, lyceums, and schools, and relied on print to spread religion, redeem morals, and advance benevolent goals. Out of all this ferment emerged new and diverse communities of citizens linked together in a decentralized print culture where citizenship meant literacy and print meant power. Yet in a diverse and far-flung nation, regional differences persisted, and older forms of oral and handwritten communication offered alternatives to print. The early republic was a world of mixed media.

The History of Us

The History of Us
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781670865502
ISBN 13: 1670865509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Us Book Review:

Sometimes it's not about coming out, it's about settling in.Eighteen-year-old Bradley Collins came out a year ago and hasn't looked back since. Who cares if he doesn't know any other queer people? Bradley has friends and basketball-that's all he needs. Even if that means always sitting on the sidelines when the guys go out looking for girls.When cute film-boy TJ tries to flirt with Bradley, he freaks. Yeah, he's gay, but he's never had the opportunity to go out with a boy before. He's never had to worry about how his friends will react to seeing him with a guy. But there's something about TJ that Bradley connects with and when TJ tells him about his upcoming road trip, to film a documentary on the LGBTQ+ community, Bradley feels a draw to go. In each city they visit, they meet with people from different walks of life, and Bradley learns there's a whole lot more to being honest about himself than just coming out. He still has to figure out who he really is, and learn to be okay with what he discovers.**Please Note** The History of Us was previously published with a different cover, but under the same title. It has been newly edited with some additional content added.

A History of the Book in America

A History of the Book in America
Author: Carl F. Kaestle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781469621623
ISBN 13: 1469621622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Book in America Book Review:

History of the Book in America: Volume 4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 0062466674
ISBN 13: 9780062466679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Review:

THE CLASSIC NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." –Howard Fast Historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, it 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 Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a 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 President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. This edition also includes an introduction by Anthony Arnove, who wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Zinn and who coauthored, with Zinn, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn,Kathy Emery,Ellen Reeves
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1565848268
ISBN 13: 9781565848269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Review:

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

A History of US Reconstructing America

A History of US  Reconstructing America
Author: Joy Hakim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 0199989087
ISBN 13: 9780199989089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of US Reconstructing America Book Review:

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.

A History of US Assessment Book

A History of US  Assessment Book
Author: Joy Hakim,Oxford University Press
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2002-11-07
ISBN 10: 9780195153484
ISBN 13: 0195153480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of US Assessment Book Book Review:

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.