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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:   eBook : Document : 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. The objects range in date from a Pequot stone axe head probably made before the Pequot War in 1637, to the western novel Dwight Eisenhower was reading while waiting for the weather to clear so that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012033294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Mason Brown
ISBN: 0253008441 9780253008442
OCLC Number: 829387630
Awards: Winner of 2014 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection.
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
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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Brown . . . demonstrates the power of sight and touch in eliciting historical memory in his latest work, Touching America's History. * Journal of Military History * [Touching America's History] Read more...

 
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