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The Genuine Article A Historian Looks At Early America

Author: Edmund S. Morgan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393327140
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An analysis of American colonial history, told in twenty-four essays, is categorized under such sections as "New Englanders," "Southerners," and "Revolutionaries" and features detailed discussions on a wide range of topics including early American leaders and the impact of slavery. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

American Heroes Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America

Author: Edmund S. Morgan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393074260
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"A wise, humane and beautifully written book." —Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal From the best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin comes this remarkable work that will help redefine our notion of American heroism. Americans have long been obsessed with their heroes, but the men and women dramatically portrayed here are not celebrated for the typical banal reasons contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. Effortlessly challenging those who persist in revering the American history status quo and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, now ninety-three, continues to believe that the past is just not the way it seems.

The America Syndrome

Author: Betsy Hartmann
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609807413
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Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public policy advocate Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but—until now—invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the belief that the end of the world is nigh. Hartmann makes a compelling case that apocalyptic fears are deeply intertwined with the American ethos, to our detriment. In The America Syndrome, she seeks to reclaim human agency and, in so doing, revise the national narrative. By changing the way we think, we just might change the world.

United States Foreign Policy And The Prospects For Peace Education

Author: Carl Mirra
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786433213
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In light of the United States' "age of terrorism" and the controversial involvement in the war in Iraq, U.S. policies toward diplomatic peace education are coming under increasing scrutiny. This book evaluates the prospects for effective U.S. peace education in the context of post-1945 U.S. foreign policy. The work first documents the disparity between U.S. pronouncements about protecting human rights and the country's systematic erosion of those rights in the international arena. Second, it evaluates the challenges that the war on terrorism poses for peace education and explores the importance of international treaties in upholding security. A final section explores new ways of thinking and relating that are ultimately necessary for the realization of nonviolent peacekeeping efforts. Designed as a resource text for U.S. educators, the text offers concrete proposals for addressing contentious foreign policy issues in the classroom and includes an appendix of primary documents and sample questions for easy use.

Puritan Village

Author: Sumner Chilton Powell
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819572683
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An award-winning study of Puritans and the formation of their towns.

Taking Sides The Colonial Period To Reconstruction

Author: Larry Madaras
Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780073102160
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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in American history through readings that reflect a variety of viewpoints. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. Taking Sides is supported by our student Web site, Dushkin Online (

Class Counts

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742547414
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Class counts. Class differences and class warfare have existed since the beginning of Western civilization, but the gap in income and wealth between the rich (top 10 percent) and the rest has increased steadily in the past twenty-five years. The United States is heading for a financial oligarchy much worse than the aristocratic old world that our founding fathers feared and tried to avoid. The middle class is struggling and shrinking, the Medicare and Social Security trusts are drying up, and education is no longer the great equalizer. A moral society, one that is fair and just, sets limits on the accumulation of wealth and inherited privilege and also guarantees a safety net for the less fortunate. This book describes the need for a redistribution of wealth in order to make U.S. society more democratic, fair, and just, and outlines the ways in which we can begin to make these very necessary changes. This is a powerful and timely book, one that should be read by anyone interested in preserving the social fabric of American life. Book jacket.