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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: 9780521848251

Category: History

Page: 473

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A history of America's nation-building project told through the voices of its peoples, from the early settlers to its multicultural citizens of the twenty-first century.

Of the People

Of the People

Author: Jeanne Boydston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195390741

Category: History

Page: 592

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Of the People: A Concise History of the United States not only tells the history of America--of its people and places, of its dealings and ideals--but it also unfolds the story of American democracy, carefully marking how this country's evolution has been anything but certain, from its complex beginnings to its modern challenges. This comprehensive survey focuses on the social and political lives of people--some famous, some ordinary--revealing the compelling story of America's democracy from an individual perspective, from across the landscapes of diverse communities, and ultimately from within the larger context of the world. The Concise Edition tells the same great story, but with fewer words and images. Maintaining the structure, the features, and maps of the comprehensive edition, this concise version has been thoughtfully condensed--paragraphs now contain trimmed sentences and a reduced number of examples--thus leaving the book's core content and compelling narrative unchanged.

The Blessings of Liberty

The Blessings of Liberty

Author: Michael Les Benedict

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538165554

Category: History

Page: 608

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This concise, accessible text by historian Michael Benedict provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. The fourth edition is updated to include the 2016 election, the Trump administration, the 2020 election, and the first activities of the Biden administration.

Of the People

Of the People

Author: James Oakes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195390733

Category: History

Page: 608

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Of the People: A Concise History of the United States not only tells the history of America--of its people and places, of its dealings and ideals--but it also unfolds the story of American democracy, carefully marking how this country's evolution has been anything but certain, from its complex beginnings to its modern challenges. This comprehensive survey focuses on the social and political lives of people--some famous, some ordinary--revealing the compelling story of America's democracy from an individual perspective, from across the landscapes of diverse communities, and ultimately from within the larger context of the world. The Concise Edition tells the same great story, but with fewer words and images. Maintaining the structure, the features, and maps of the comprehensive edition, this concise version has been thoughtfully condensed--paragraphs now contain trimmed sentences and a reduced number of examples--thus leaving the book's core content and compelling narrative unchanged.

A Concise History of the United States

A Concise History of the United States

Author: Andrew Sinclair

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029143935

Category: History

Page: 224

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A literary and visual journey through American history, from Columbus to Clinton, tracing the origins of the American ideal, the rural-urban conflict, the rise of the two political parties, and analysis of the effect of Puritanism on the national character.

America's Promise

America's Promise

Author: W. J. Rorabaugh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 074251191X

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.

Race and Ethnicity in America

Race and Ethnicity in America

Author: Ronald Bayor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231129408

Category: History

Page: 300

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Provides a chronological history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States from 1600 to 2000, covering such topics as migration, intergroup relations, identity formation, and nativism.

A Concise History of the U.S. Air Force

A Concise History of the U.S. Air Force

Author: Stephen L. McFarland

Publisher: Department of the Air Force

ISBN: UOM:39015041765523

Category: History

Page: 94

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Except in a few instances, since World War II no American soldier or sailor has been attacked by enemy air power. Conversely, no enemy soldier or sailor has acted in combat without being attached or at least threatened by American air power. Aviators have brought the air weapon to bear against enemies while denying them the same prerogative. This is the legacy of the U.S. Air Force, purchased at great cost in both human and material resources. More often than not, aerial pioneers had to fight technological ignorance, bureaucratic opposition, public apathy, and disagreement over purpose. Every step in the evolution of air power led into new and untrodden territory, driven by humanitarian impulses; by the search for higher, faster, and farther flight; or by the conviction that the air was the best way. Warriors have always coveted the high ground. If technology permitted them to reach it, men, women, and an air force held and exploited it – from Thomas Selfridge, first among so many who gave that “last full measure of devotion”; to “Women’s Airforce Service Pilot Ann Baumgartner, who broke social barriers to become the first American woman to pilot a jet; to Benjamin Davis, who broke racial barriers to become the first African American to command a flying group; to Chuck Yeager, a one-time non-commissioned flight officer who was the first to exceed the speed of sound; to John Levitow, who earned the Medal of Honor by throwing himself over a live flare to save his gunship crew; to John Warden, who began a revolution in air power thought and strategy that was put to spectacular use in the Gulf War. Industrialization has brought total war and air power has brought the means to overfly an enemy’s defenses and attack its sources of power directly. Americans have perceived air power from the start as a more efficient means of waging war and as a symbol of the nation’s commitment to technology to master challenges, minimize casualties, and defeat adversaries. This eight-two page book concludes that “future conflicts will bring new challenges for air power in the service of the nation.”

A Concise History of Mexico

A Concise History of Mexico

Author: Brian R. Hamnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316800652

Category: History

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This concise history looks at Mexico from political, economic, and cultural perspectives, portraying Mexico's struggle to break out of the colonial past and assert its viability as a sovereign state in a competitive world. In this third edition, Hamnett adds new material on Mexico's regional and international roles as they have emerged in the twenty-first century, including membership of supra-national organizations (including and moving beyond NAFTA), the Mexican drug war between government officials and gangs, and the immigration and border crises within the United States. He also discusses Mexico's relationship to the outside world, particularly its efforts to broaden the range of political and commercial associations, especially with European countries, the rest of Latin America, and the Pacific Rim through trade agreements with supra-national organizations.

African Americans

African Americans

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0205969062

Category: History

Page: 696

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A compelling story of agency, survival, struggle and triumph over adversity African Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African-Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history. It follows the long and turbulent journey of African-Americans, the rich culture they have nurtured throughout their history and the quest for freedom through which African-Americans have sought to counter oppression and racism. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Hine / Hine / Harrold program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - MyHistoryLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking - Focus Questions and end-of-chapter Review Questions help students think critically about the chapter content. Engage Students - Voices boxes engage students in the works and words of African Americans. S upport Instructors - A full set of supplements, including MyHistory, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.

The U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199394944

Category: History

Page: 149

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This brisk narrative charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution through its emergence as a global power amid the world wars of the twentieth century and finally to its current role as a superpower in the twenty-first century.

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742567109

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy offers a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Joyce Kaufman clearly explains major themes in foreign relations and places the evolution of policy decisions within the context of the international situations and domestic priorities.