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Touching America's history : from the Pequot War through World War II

Author: Meredith Mason Brown
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Things you can see and touch can bring to mind the time when the items were made and used. In Touching America's History, Meredith Mason Brown uses twenty objects to summon up major developments in America's history.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Mason Brown
ISBN: 9780253008336 0253008336 9780253008442 0253008441
OCLC Number: 783167580
Description: 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : history through things you can touch --
Axe head, adze head --
A compass, a rifle, and the opening of the West --
Yr Most obt Servt, G. Washington --
Daguerreotype and sword --
Shavings from a scaffold --
Diaries from Indian Country --
Travels of an English pistol --
A court-martial in the Philippines --
A medal from General Pershing --
The czar of Halfaday Creek and Hitler's toilet bowl.
Responsibility: Meredith Mason Brown.
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