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A patriot's history of the United States : from Columbus's Great Discovery to the war on terror

Author: Larry Schweikart; Michael Allen
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, 2004.
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"For the past three decades, those writing history have allowed their biases to distort the way America's past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in American history while utterly downplaying the greatness of America's patriots and the achievements of "dead white men."" "A Patriot's History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this volume,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Schweikart; Michael Allen
ISBN: 1595230017 9781595230010
OCLC Number: 55105371
Description: xiv, 932 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The city on the hill, 1492-1707 --
Colonial adolescence, 1707-63 --
Colonies no more, 1763-83 --
A nation of law, 1776-89 --
Small republic, big shoulders, 1789-1815 --
The first era of big central government, 1815-36 --
Red foxes and bear flags, 1836-48 --
The house dividing, 1848-60 --
The crisis of the Union, 1860-65 --
Ideals and realities of Reconstruction, 1865-76 --
Lighting out for the territories, 1861-90 --
Sinews of democracy, 1876-96 --
"Building best, building greatly," 1896-1912 --
War, Wilson, and internationalism, 1912-20 --
The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, 1920-32 --
Enlarging the public sector, 1932-40 : The New Deal : immediate goals, unintended results --
Democracy's finest hour, 1941-45 --
America's "happy days," 1946-59 --
The age of upheaval, 1960-74 --
Retreat and resurrection, 1974-88 --
The moral crossroads, 1989-2000 --
America, world leader, 2000 and beyond.
Responsibility: Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen.
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"For the past three decades, those writing history have allowed their biases to distort the way America's past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in American history while utterly downplaying the greatness of America's patriots and the achievements of "dead white men."" "A Patriot's History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this volume, America's discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful."--BOOK JACKET.

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