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A Concise History of the United States of America

A Concise History of the United States of America

  • Author: Susan-Mary Grant
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139504479
  • Category: History
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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.

America's Promise

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
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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.

A Concise History of the United States

A Concise History of the United States

  • Author: Andrew Sinclair
  • Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
  • ISBN: 9781848683860
  • Category: History
  • Page: 158
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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.

A Concise History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

A Concise History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

With an Address on the 200th Anniversary of the General Synod

  • Author: William Henry Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 108
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A Concise History of American Antisemitism

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.

The Blessings of Liberty

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
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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.

A Concise History of the U. S. Air Force

A Concise History of the U. S. Air Force

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160873065
  • Category:
  • Page: 84
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Of the People, A Concise History of the United States, Volume 2

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
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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.

A Concise History of American Music Education

A Concise History of American Music Education

  • Author: Michael Mark
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • ISBN: 1578869056
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 184
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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.

The Art of Democracy

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
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"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.

A Concise History of the Baltic States

A Concise History of the Baltic States

  • Author: Andrejs Plakans
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139867180
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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The Baltic region is frequently neglected in broader histories of Europe and its international significance can be obscured by separate treatments of the various Baltic states. With this wide-ranging survey, Andrejs Plakans presents an integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - and draws out the common threads to show how it has been shaped by their location in a strategically desirable corner of Europe. Subordinated in turn by Baltic German landholders, the Polish nobility and gentry, and then by Russian and Soviet administrators, the three nations have nevertheless kept their distinctive identities - significantly retaining three separate languages in an ethnically diverse region. The book traces the countries' evolution from their ninth-century tribal beginnings to their present status as three thriving and separate nation states, focusing particularly on the region's complex twentieth-century history, which culminated in the eventual re-establishment of national sovereignty after 1991.

A Concise History of the USA

A Concise History of the USA

  • Author: Andrew Sinclair
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445626314
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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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.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs

  • Author: John McHugo
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 1595589503
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. A Concise History of the Arabs argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today—and in the years ahead—is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators. McHugo reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form, why change was inevitable, and what choices lie ahead following the Arab Spring. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world.

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes

  • Author: Hamid Wahed Alikuzai
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1490714472
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1016
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For 35,000 years ancient Afghanistan was called Aryana (the Light of God) has existed. Then in 747 AD what is today called Afghanistan became Khorasan (which means Sunrise in Dari) which was a much larger geographical area. In the middle of the nineteenth century the name Afghanistan, which means home of the united tribes, was applied originally by the Saxons (present day British) and the Russians. During the Great Games in the middle of nineteenth century, the Durand Line was created in 1893 and was in place until 1993. Saxons created the state of Afghanistan out of a geographical area roughly the size of Texas: in 1893 before which there were 10 million square kilometers, larger than the size of Canada, as means to act as a buffer zone between the Saxon-India & Tsarist-Russia and the Chinese.

A Concise History of Bolivia

A Concise History of Bolivia

  • Author: Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139497502
  • Category: History
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In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. This second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivian society, politics and economics.

A Concise History of the Commencement, Progress and Present Condition of the American Colonies in Liberia

A Concise History of the Commencement, Progress and Present Condition of the American Colonies in Liberia

  • Author: Samuel Wilkeson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Liberia
  • Page: 88
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A detailed, year-by-year account of the establishment and early years of Liberia and the role of African American colonists. The constitutions of the American Colonization Society and of Liberia are also included. Wilkeson was a New York state businessman, judge, politician, and a member of the American Colonization Society.

A concise history of the Christian church

A concise history of the Christian church

  • Author: George Gregory
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church history
  • Page: 447
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A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe

Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

  • Author: David S. Mason
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442205350
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.

A Concise History of the Jewish People

A Concise History of the Jewish People

  • Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff,Robert J. Littman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742543669
  • Category: History
  • Page: 347
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This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.

Terrorism on American Soil

Terrorism on American Soil

A Concise History of Plots and Perpetrators from the Famous to the Forgotten

  • Author: Joseph T. McCann
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications
  • ISBN: 1591810493
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 led most American citizens to feel that we are no longer safe and secure in our communities. However, terrorism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. This book chronicles 37 such assaults on American soil from the end of the Civil War to the present day. Not only are the most infamous attacks discussed; events that are obscure and relatively unknown-but fascinating nonetheless-are detailed as well. These accounts illustrate important lessons about the changing nature of terrorism; methods for coping with the threat; and the psychological, political, and legal principles that help us understand the issues involved. Not a technical or scholarly treatise, "Terrorism on American Soil" deals with this provocative subject in a highly readable style, using a narrative case-study format that has been successful in the popular true crime genre. The author provides details of the perpetrators, their motives, and the social and political context in which each event took place, and offers a new perspective on some of the attacks.