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Invisible giants : fifty Americans who shaped the nation but missed the history books

Author: Mark C Carnes; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Highlights Our Country'S Rich biographical history. Fifty notable people have selected a person from the past whom they admire, but feel they have not received the infamy they deserve.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Invisible giants.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606809961
Online version:
Invisible giants.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)607772747
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Carnes; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0195154177 9780195154177
OCLC Number: 48618181
Notes: "All American National Biography entries copyright 2000 by the American Council of Learned Societies"--T.p. verso.
Description: xiv, 316 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Johnny Ace --
James Agee --
Jessie Daniel Ames --
Roger Nash Baldwin --
George Bancroft --
Bela Bartok --
Sterling A. Brown --
A.P. Carter and Sara Carter --
John Jay Chapman --
Leon F. Czolgosz --
Robert Latou Dickinson --
Dorothy Draper --
Paul Laurence Dunbar --
John England --
Oliver Evans --
Dorothy Fields --
Charles Grandison Finney --
Arthur J. Goldberg --
Emma Goldman --
Adolphus Washington Greely --
Nathanael Greene --
Charles Tomlinson Griffes --
John Hoskins Griscom --
William Halsted --
Fannie Lou Hamer --
Handsome Lake --
Herman Haupt --
DuBose Heyward --
Henry Hornbostel --
James Gibbons Huneker --
Blind Lemon Jefferson --
Murray Kempton --
Walter Lippmann --
Malcolm X --
Rocky Marciano --
Adolf Meyer --
Lindley Murray --
Bronislava Nijinska --
Albert Jay Nock --
Fairfield Porter --
Dawn Powell --
Gisela Richter --
Bayard Rustin --
Sequoyah --
Joseph Smith --
Melvin B. Tolson --
Felix Francisco Varela y Morales --
DeWitt Wallace --
Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
Frank W. Woolworth.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Carnes.
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This work details the lives and works of 50 Americans who shaped American history without necessarily receiving the adulation or renown that they deserve. Their stories highlight America's rich  Read more...

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"An amazingly diverse gallery of important yet underappreciated Americans."--National Review

 
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