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The Smithsonian's history of America in 101 objects

Author: Richard Kurin
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a new perspective on the history of the United States, including Lincoln's hat, Dorothy's ruby red slippers, and Harriet Tubman's hymnal.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kurin
ISBN: 9780143128151 0143128159
OCLC Number: 1016644533
Description: xx, 762 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Before Columbus (525 million years ago to 1492) --
New world (1492-mid-eighteenth century) --
Let freedom ring (1760s to 1820s) --
Young nation (late eighteenth century to 1850s) --
Sea to shining sea (1800-1850s) --
A house divided (1850-1865) --
Manifest destiny (1845-early twentieth century) --
Industrial revolution (1865-early twentieth century) --
Modern nation (1870s-1929) --
Great Depression (1929-1940) --
Greatest generation (1941-1945) --
Cold War (1946-1991) --
New frontiers (1950s t0 1980s) --
Civil rights (1947-now) --
Pop culture (Mid-twentieth century to now) --
Digital age (1945 to now) --
New millennium (2000 to the future).
Other Titles: History of America in 101 objects
Responsibility: Richard Kurin.

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A literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a new perspective on the history of the United States, including Lincoln's hat, Dorothy's ruby red slippers, and Harriet Tubman's hymnal.

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This Is How You Tell A Country's History In 101 Objects

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