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The transcript for "American History Overview" can be found here.
The American Revolution by Frances H. Kennedy (Editor)The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is a guide to the major sites of the Revolutionary War as well as to the most authoritative books on the war written during the last fifty years. Composed of nearly 150 entries on sites including battle fields and encampments; forts; museums; andmeeting houses and gathering places such as Faneuil Hall in Boston and Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield, Connecticut, this guidebook is an essential reference for anyone interested in Revolutionary War history.Entries include essays from the most authoritative and accessible books on the American Revolution, including such classic works as Barbara Tuchman's The First Salute and David Hackett Fischer's Washington's Crossing, as well as a number of illuminating primary documents by Abigail Adams, BenjaminFranklin, and George Washington, among others. The essays provide context and overview, giving a sense of the major figures and events as well as the course of the Revolution.Frances Kennedy, general editor, provides connecting narrative throughout the text, which moves chronologically from the pre-Revolutionary years up through 1787. The resulting book is encyclopedic in scope yet accessible to the general reader. Accompanied by historical maps, it offers acomprehensive picture of how the Revolutionary War unfolded on American soil, and also points readers to the best writing on the subject in the last fifty years.
Call Number: E230 .A43 2014 (Golden Isles)
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
Dictionary of American HistoryEntries from previous editions have been updated and revised in light of historical developments and current scholarship, and more than 800 new entries cover recent events and topics not covered previously. For the first time, illustrations and maps are incorporated into the main body of the work; a collection of primary source documents appears in Volume 9.
Call Number: REF E174 .D52 2003 (Waycross)
Publication Date: 2002-12-11
An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul OrtizAn intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers-Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth-united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. In stark contrast to the resurgence of "America First" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have historically urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the Americas. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights. 2018 Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award
Call Number: E184 .S75 O79 2018 (Camden)
Publication Date: 2018-12-11
The Great American History Fact-Finder by Ted Yanak; Pam Cornelison; Ted Yanak; Pam CornelisonCompletely revised and expanded with 200 new entries, The Great American History Fact-Finder covers a wide spectrum of American history and culture, including political events, military history, sports, arts, entertainment, landmark legislation, and business. Here is essential information on everything from the Mayflower to space exploration, from the dot-com boom and bust to the Stanley Cup. The book's 2,200 concise entries, arranged from A to Z, bring our nation's past into sharp focus while also offering just plain useful facts about the well known and not so well known: - Who ran on the campaign slogan "Don't swap horses in midstream"? - In what year was the Super Bowl first played? - Where did the westbound and eastbound tracks of the transcontinental railroad meet? - When did events at Yalta, the Bay of Pigs, and Kent State take place? - What did the swimmer Gertrude Ederle achieve in 1926?
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2004-08-27
The Industrial Revolution in United States History by Anita Louise McCormickImagine listening as Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrates the telephone, or watching Thomas Edison show off his new invention, the automatic telegraph. In less than two hundred years, the United States changed from a rural, agricultural society into an industrial world power. Author Anita Louise McCormick explores the inventions, ideas, and innovators who helped bring the Industrial Revolution from its roots in Great Britain to America.
The Great Depression began when the never-ending party of the Roaring Twenties came to a sudden half. On October 29, 1929, which became known as "Black Tuesday," the stock market crashed, starting a downward economic slide. David K. Fremon recounts the fascinating events leading to the crash of the New York Stock Exchange, and tells of personal tales as a quarter of hard-working people were without jobs, banks failed, businesses were wiped out, and the Great Depression began.