The Making of America - Robert D. Johnston

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Title: The Making of America
Author: Robert D. Johnston
Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
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Pages : 240
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Discusses each major era in the history of the United States and includes biographies of key people, summaries of social movements and issues, time lines, historic documents and speeches, and a guide to historic sites.


The Making of America - Robert D. Johnston,Douglas Brinkley

The Making of America is 240 pages readable book by Robert D. Johnston,Douglas Brinkley
Title: The Making of America
Author: Robert D. Johnston,Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 9781426306631
Category: Books
Pages : 240
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An updated chronicle of American history covers landmark events and famous figures while featuring period artwork, informative maps and new entries on modern developments.


The Making of America - W. Cleon Skousen

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Title: The Making of America
Author: W. Cleon Skousen
Publisher: Verity Publishing
ISBN: 0934364664
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The United States of America has been blessed with the world’s greatest political success formula. In a little over a century, this formula allowed a small segment of the human family—less than 6 percent—to become the richest nation on earth. It allowed them to create more than half of the world’s total output in production and enjoy the highest standard of living in the history of the world. In this book, we learn how the Founding Fathers discovered this success formula. Much of this discovery is told in the words of the Founders themselves, so that the reader can feel the power of their minds sweeping away thousands of years of bad government and illogical laws to formulate a whole new society based on human freedom. By returning to the roots of the Founders’ thinking, and contemplating the logic that they used in establishing the Constitution, we can better understand the challenges and solutions that confront us in today’s political world. This eBook includes the original index, illustrations, footnotes, table of contents and page numbering from the printed format.


The Making of America - Robert Marion La Follette

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Federalism and the Making of America - David Brian Robertson

Federalism and the Making of America is publish by Routledge
Title: Federalism and the Making of America
Author: David Brian Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315394480
Category: Books
Pages : 238
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? Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most spectacular political conflicts in American history have been fought on the battlefield of federalism, including states’ rights to leave the union, government power to regulate business, and responses to the problems of race, poverty, pollution, abortion, and gay rights. In the second edition of this nuanced and comprehensive text, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism’s evolution in American history. New to the Second Edition Emphasizes that federalism is a battleground that shapes every life inAmerica. Extensively revised and updated, including new coverage of recent controversies like Ferguson, immigration, climate change, Obamacare, gay rights, the minimum wage, political polarization, voter identification, fracking, and marijuana legalization. Brings together the newest developments in history, political science, law,and related disciplines to show how federalism influences government and politics today. Includes chapter-opening vignettes that deal with contemporary cases and policy challenges. ?


Magazines and the Making of America - Heather A. Haveman

Magazines and the Making of America is 432 pages readable book by Heather A. Haveman
Title: Magazines and the Making of America
Author: Heather A. Haveman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873886
Category: Books
Pages : 432
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From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, Magazines and the Making of America looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did a magazine industry emerge in the United States, where there were once only amateur authors, clumsy technologies for production and distribution, and sparse reader demand? What legitimated magazines as they competed with other media, such as newspapers, books, and letters? And what role did magazines play in the integration or division of American society? From their first appearance in 1741, magazines brought together like-minded people, wherever they were located and whatever interests they shared. As America became socially differentiated, magazines engaged and empowered diverse communities of faith, purpose, and practice. Religious groups could distinguish themselves from others and demarcate their identities. Social-reform movements could energize activists across the country to push for change. People in specialized occupations could meet and learn from one another to improve their practices. Magazines built translocal communities—collections of people with common interests who were geographically dispersed and could not easily meet face-to-face. By supporting communities that crossed various axes of social structure, magazines also fostered pluralistic integration. Looking at the important role that magazines had in mediating and sustaining critical debates and diverse groups of people, Magazines and the Making of America considers how these print publications helped construct a distinctly American society.


James Madison and the Making of America - Kevin R. C. Gutzman

James Madison and the Making of America is 432 pages readable book by Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Title: James Madison and the Making of America
Author: Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429941006
Category: Books
Pages : 432
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In James Madison and the Making of America, historian Kevin Gutzman looks beyond the way James Madison is traditionally seen -- as "The Father of the Constitution" -- to find a more complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of this influential Founding Father and the ways in which he influenced the spirit of today's United States. Instead of an idealized portrait of Madison, Gutzman treats readers to the flesh-and-blood story of a man who often performed his founding deeds in spite of himself: Madison's fame rests on his participation in the writing of The Federalist Papers and his role in drafting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Today, his contribution to those documents is largely misunderstood. He thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary and insisted that it not be included in the Constitution, a document he found entirely inadequate and predicted would soon fail. Madison helped to create the first American political party, the first party to call itself "Republican", but only after he had argued that political parties, in general, were harmful. Madison served as Secretary of State and then as President during the early years of the United States and the War of 1812; however, the American foreign policy he implemented in 1801-1817 ultimately resulted in the British burning down the Capitol and the White House. In so many ways, the contradictions both in Madison's thinking and in the way he governed foreshadowed the conflicted state of our Union now. His greatest legacy—the disestablishment of Virginia's state church and adoption of the libertarian Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom—is often omitted from discussion of his career. Yet, understanding the way in which Madison saw the relationship between the church and state is key to understanding the real man. Kevin Gutzman's James Madison and the Making of America promises to become the standard biography of our fourth President.


Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery - Menzie D. Chinn,Jeffry A. Frieden

Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery is 304 pages readable book by Menzie D. Chinn,Jeffry A. Frieden
Title: Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery
Author: Menzie D. Chinn,Jeffry A. Frieden
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080501
Category: Books
Pages : 304
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A clear, authoritative guide to the crisis of 2008, its continuing repercussions, and the needed reforms ahead. The U.S. economy lost the first decade of the twenty-first century to an ill-conceived boom and subsequent bust. It is in danger of losing another decade to the stagnation of an incomplete recovery. How did this happen? Read this lucid explanation of the origins and long-term effects of the recent financial crisis, drawn in historical and comparative perspective by two leading political economists. By 2008 the United States had become the biggest international borrower in world history, with more than two-thirds of its $6 trillion federal debt in foreign hands. The proportion of foreign loans to the size of the economy put the United States in league with Mexico, Indonesia, and other third-world debtor nations. The massive inflow of foreign funds financed the booms in housing prices and consumer spending that fueled the economy until the collapse of late 2008. This was the most serious international economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden explain the political and economic roots of this crisis as well as its long-term effects. They explore the political strategies behind the Bush administration’s policy of funding massive deficits with foreign borrowing. They show that the crisis was foreseen by many and was avoidable through appropriate policy measures. They examine the continuing impact of our huge debt on the continuing slow recovery from the recession. Lost Decades will long be regarded as the standard account of the crisis and its aftermath.


Negro in the Making of America - Benjamin Quarles,V.P. Franklin

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Title: Negro in the Making of America
Author: Benjamin Quarles,V.P. Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684818884
Category: Books
Pages : 414
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This bestselling, definitive study of African Americans throughout history covers the full story of the African-American experience, from the arrival of slave ships in the early 1600s to the 20th century, when the black struggle for social and economic equality came to the forefront of American life. Included are portraits of such notable black figures as Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X.


Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America - Brian McGinty

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Title: Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America
Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 087140785X
Category: Books
Pages : 320
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.


Slavery and the Making of America - James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton

Slavery and the Making of America is publish by Oxford University Press, USA
Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195304519
Category: Books
Pages : 254
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The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the valiant struggles to escape bondage, from dramatic tales of slaves such as William and Ellen Craft to Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery set our nation on the road of violence, from bloody riots that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the 1760s and 1770s and Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner duringthe Civil War as well as Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier.


Betsy Ross and the Making of America - Marla R. Miller

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Title: Betsy Ross and the Making of America
Author: Marla R. Miller
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429952377
Category: Books
Pages : 480
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A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the first comprehensively researched and elegantly written biography of one of America's most captivating figures of the Revolutionary War. Drawing on new sources and bringing a fresh, keen eye to the fabled creation of "the first flag," Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative work provides a close look at the famous seamstress while shedding new light on the lives of the artisan families who peopled the young nation and crafted its tools, ships, and homes. Betsy Ross occupies a sacred place in the American consciousness, and Miller's winning narrative finally does her justice. This history of the ordinary craftspeople of the Revolutionary War and their most famous representative will be the definitive volume for years to come.


Federalism and the Making of America - David Brian Robertson

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Title: Federalism and the Making of America
Author: David Brian Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136974296
Category: Books
Pages : 248
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Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and comprehensive overview, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism’s evolution in American history. The most spectacular political conflicts in American history have been fought on the battlefield of federalism, including states’ rights to leave the union, government power to regulate business, and responses to the problems of race, poverty, pollution, abortion, and gay rights. Federalism helped fragment American politics, encourage innovation, foster the American market economy, and place hurdles in the way of efforts to mitigate the consequences of economic change. Federalism helped construct the path of American political development. Federalism and the Making of America is a sorely needed text that treats the politics of federalism systematically and accessibly, making it indispensible to all students and scholars of American politics. Chosen as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012.


The Making of America's First African American President - Femi Ayetiwa

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Title: The Making of America's First African American President
Author: Femi Ayetiwa
Publisher: Bookstand Pub
ISBN: 9781589095823
Category: Books
Pages : 206
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This book features a model-driven analysis of how President Obama won the presidency - political system model, with the powerful advancement of American politics by brilliant execution of social networking through the realignment of the 3m's - money, message and mobilization. A political transformation and new paradigm, becoming the center-piece of the political campaign-winning logical model. Discusses the interactions of the various factors in the political system model, and the examination of historical, educational, and personal qualities including his style of speech making, that are responsible for putting Mr. Obama into the White House. The political campaign-winning logical model is a visual graphical tool that can be acted upon, not only for political success, but also for personal achievement, as President Barack Obama has demonstrated with his own successes; serve as a role model in World political stage. The book also serves to put in historical perspective the political campaign events and the epic-making election of President Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States of America.


The Wild West: History, Myth & The Making of America - Frederick Nolan

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Title: The Wild West: History, Myth & The Making of America
Author: Frederick Nolan
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848585101
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On 14 May 1804, the personal secretary President Thomas Jefferson, one Capt. Meriwether Lewis, and a companion, William Clark, led a thirty-three-man expedition to the new lands of Louisiana, purchased from Napoleon the previous year. 8,000 miles (13,000 km) and two years later, after rafting up the Missouri and crossing the Rocky Mountains, the...


The Making of America's Culture Regions - Richard L. Nostrand

The Making of America's Culture Regions is publish by Rowman & Littlefield
Title: The Making of America's Culture Regions
Author: Richard L. Nostrand
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538103974
Category: Books
Pages : 336
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This outstanding text provides students with the essential foundation in the historical geography of the United States. Distinguished scholar Richard L. Nostrand skillfully synthesizes decades of historical geography research in an engaging and thought-provoking overview for general readers and scholars alike. His regional geography framework emphasizes the three themes central to cultural geography—cultural ecology, cultural diffusion, and cultural landscape—to explain the formation and change of culture regions in the United States. He shows convincingly that regions are a valuable pedagogical device for developing students’ understanding of place and context.


Henry Adams and the Making of America - Garry Wills

Henry Adams and the Making of America is publish by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Title: Henry Adams and the Making of America
Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618872664
Category: Books
Pages : 467
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A profile of nineteenth-century historian Henry Adams assesses his influence on the study of history, discussing his use of archival sources, firsthand reportage, and eyewitness accounts that transformed historical study.


Mexicans in the Making of America - Neil Foley

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Title: Mexicans in the Making of America
Author: Neil Foley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674048482
Category: Books
Pages : 344
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America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico’s northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.


Cotton and Race in the Making of America - Gene Dattel

Cotton and Race in the Making of America is 432 pages readable book by Gene Dattel
Title: Cotton and Race in the Making of America
Author: Gene Dattel
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1442210192
Category: Books
Pages : 432
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Since the earliest days of colonial America, the relationship between cotton and the African-American experience has been central to the history of the republic. America's most serious social tragedy, slavery and its legacy, spread only where cotton could be grown. Both before and after the Civil War, blacks were assigned to the cotton fields while a pervasive racial animosity and fear of a black migratory invasion caused white Northerners to contain blacks in the South. Gene Dattel's pioneering study explores the historical roots of these most central social issues. In telling detail Mr. Dattel shows why the vastly underappreciated story of cotton is a key to understanding America's rise to economic power. When cotton production exploded to satiate the nineteenth-century textile industry's enormous appetite, it became the first truly complex global business and thereby a major driving force in U.S. territorial expansion and sectional economic integration. It propelled New York City to commercial preeminence and fostered independent trade between Europe and the United States, providing export capital for the new nation to gain its financial "sea legs" in the world economy. Without slave-produced cotton, the South could never have initiated the Civil War, America's bloodiest conflict at home. Mr. Dattel's skillful historical analysis identifies the commercial forces that cotton unleashed and the pervasive nature of racial antipathy it produced. This is a story that has never been told in quite the same way before, related here with the authority of a historian with a profound knowledge of the history of international finance. With 23 black-and-white illustrations.


Farm Inventions in the Making of America - Paul Cornelius Johnson

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Title: Farm Inventions in the Making of America
Author: Paul Cornelius Johnson
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Pages : 128
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Introduction; Grain farming; Indian corn; Putting u hay; Other farm woork.