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American places : encounters with history : a celebration of Sheldon Meyer

Author: Sheldon Meyer; William E Leuchtenburg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's leading historians talk about the sites where the past comes alive for them.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Local history
Aufsatzsammlung
Biography Anecdotes
Biographies Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American places.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606481662
Online version:
American places.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607811266
Named Person: Sheldon Meyer; Sheldon Meyer; Sheldon Meyer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Meyer; William E Leuchtenburg
ISBN: 019513026X 9780195130263 019515245X 9780195152456
OCLC Number: 45209124
Description: xviii, 398 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Taking place / Peter Ginna --
Cyberspace, U.S.A. / Edward L. Ayers --
Pennsylvania Avenue : the Avenue of the Presidents / Paul Boller --
A monument for Barre : memory in a Massachusetts town / T.H. Breen --
Greensboro, North Carolina : a window on race in the American South / William H. Chafe --
World War II Normandy : American cemetery and memorial / James C. Cobb --
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. / Robert Dallek --
The Americanized Mannheim of 1945-1946 / David Brion Davis --
Vassar College / Carl N. Degler --
A fan's homage to Fenway : (or, Why we love it when they always break our hearts) / John Demos --
Finding history in Woodside, California / Paula S. Fass --
Boston Common / David Hackett Fischer --
Charleston's Battery and New Orleans's Jackson Square / William W. Freehling --
Climbing Stone Mountain / Louis R. Harlan --
Memphis, Tennessee : the rise and fall of Main Street / Kenneth T. Jackson --
Illinois's Old State Capitol : a tale of two speeches / Robert W. Johannsen --
"A little journey" : Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft Community at East Aurora, New York / Michael Kammen --
San Juan Island, Washington : the "Pig War" and the vagaries of identity and history / David M. Kennedy --
1048 Fifth Avenue / Alice Kessler-Harris --
Queens / William E. Leuchtenburg --
Gettysburg / James M. McPherson --
Monticello / Merrill D. Peterson --
The Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood / Kevin Starr --
The Polo Grounds / Jules Tygiel --
Nassau Hall, Princeton, New Jersey / Sean Wilentz --
Graceland / Joel Williamson --
Montgomery / C. Vann Woodward --
The Grand Canyon / Donald Worster --
Sewanee : how to make a Yankee Southern : memories of the 1940s / Bertram Wyatt-Brown.
Responsibility: edited by William E. Leuchtenburg.
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