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Almanac of American History

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517603536

Category: History

Page: 623

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A panoramic study of the history of America details the exploration, settlement, wars, social and cultural evolution, and emergence as a superpower.

National Geographic Almanac of American History

Author: James Miller,John Thompson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200991

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7291

Presents an in-depth resource on United States history with images, maps, and essays containing historic facts and concise analysis.

Almanac of American Military History

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598845306

Category: History

Page: 2524

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This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type. * Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history * Over 50 documents with introductions * 200 charts

National Geographic Almanac of World History

Author: Patricia Daniels,Stephen Garrison Hyslop

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213913

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 3820

Presents a reference guide that provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays covering all the major periods of human history between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.

Student Almanac of Hispanic American History: From the California Gold Rush to today, 1849-present

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326073

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 144

View: 9659

Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans from their first travels across the Atlantic to the present day.

Student Almanac of African American History: From slavery to freedom, 1492-1876

Author: N.A

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325977

Category: African Americans

Page: 143

View: 4199

Traces the history of African-Americans in North American from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 to the end of slavery, and includes brief biographies, photographs, and illustrations.

The World Almanac of the American Revolution

Author: L. Edward Purcell,David F. Burg

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886875749

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 6143

A history of the American Revolution in an almanac format provides a day-by-day chronology of the war from April 1775 to the Treaty of Paris in 1783, together with biographical sketches of important figures

Colonial America To 1763

Author: Thomas L. Purvis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107994

Category: United States

Page: 400

View: 2579

Chronicles life in the United States during the Colonial period, including information on weather, economy, population, religion, education, arts and letters, and popular culture.

Modern America, 1914 to 1945

Author: Ross Gregory,Richard Balkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816025329

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 2700

The Almanacs Of American Life are historical almanacs of four periods in American history: the Colonial period, the Revolutionary, Victorian America, and the twentieth century from 1914 through World War II.

African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

Author: Lean'tin L. Bracks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578593231

Category: Reference

Page: 543

View: 2851

A comprehensive reference work covers the historical contributions, accomplishments and current status of African Americans in a variety of professional fields, from entertainment to politics. Original.

A is for Abigail

An Almanac of Amazing American Women

Author: Lynne Cheney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442424087

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5992

Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again. Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

The Almanac of American Philanthropy

2017 Compact Edition

Author: Karl Zinsmeister

Publisher: The Philanthropy Roundtable

ISBN: 0997852607

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4986

Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking—every year more than $390 billion is voluntarily given by individuals, foundations, and businesses to a riot of good causes. Donation rates are two to ten times higher in the U.S. than in comparable nations, and privately funded efforts to solve social problems, enrich culture, and strengthen society are among the most significant undertakings in the United States. The Almanac of American Philanthropy was created to serve as the definitive reference on America's distinctive philanthropy. Upon its publication it immediately became the authoritative, yet highly readable, 1,342-page bible of private giving—chronicling the greatest donors in history, the most influential achievements, the essential statistics, and summaries of vital ideas about charitable action. Now there is this new Compact Edition of the Almanac. It offers highlights of the crucial information and fascinating arguments contained in the full-length Almanac, in a condensed format. All updated to 2017!

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128324

Category: History

Page: 208

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Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

The American Patriot's Almanac

Daily Readings on America

Author: William J. Bennett,John T.E. Cribb

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595553754

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 3954

Read here the storied history of these United States. The stories in this book are part of what Abraham Lincoln called the “mystic chords of memory.” They are the symbols that define the essence of the United States, that mark its historic course, and connect its people. The American Patriot’s Almanac is a daily source of inspiration and information about the history, heroes, and achievements that sum up what this nation is all about.

The Almanac of American Education 2018

Author: Hannah Anderson Krog

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1641432594

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 3284

Compiled from official U.S. government sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America.

Chronicles of the Civil War

An Illustrated Almanac and Encyclopedia of America's Bloodiest War

Author: John Bowman

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781572153455

Category: United States

Page: 399

View: 4701

"A great resource for students of the Civil War. The first half of this volume takes a day-by-day look at the events of the Civil War, looking at what was going on both politically and militarily across the Country on almost every day of the years 1861 - 1865. Following this is an encyclopediac reference to all manner of Civil War-related topics. Most of the entries are brief, but it is a worthy starting-point at least."--Publisher's description.

Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1800

Author: Thomas L. Purvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816025282

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 842

Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1800 covers what are perhaps the most momentous four decades in American history. During this period, the 13 colonies fought for and achieved independence, created a stable system of government, financed their first stock exchange and investment banks, expanded westward over the Appalachians, and defended their territory from covetous European nations. Through numerous statistical tables, charts, maps, photographs, and illustrations, this volume reveals the diverse aspects of everyday life in the early United States with topics ranging from rural marriage customs to early American medical practices to voting qualifications. Lively, informative essays connect and expand upon the statistical information. Both detailed and comprehensive, with a wealth of primary source material, Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1800 is the definitive source on the period for researcher and browser alike. The period documents excerpted in this volume reflect the tremendous influence that the Revolutionary War and frontier expansion had on the lives of most Americans at the time. They include the firsthand narratives of an Irish immigrant woman adopted by Indians, a Continental Army soldier from New England, a runaway slave, and a child raised on a wilderness farm. Special topics for this volume include: Native American life; government in each of the thirteen colonies, pre- and post-Revolution; and early American industry and trade.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 5525

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

A Dictionary of American History

Author: Thomas L. Purvis

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781577180999

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5506

This book is concise, easy -to-use guide to the individuals, peoples, parties, movements, events, decisions and wars that have shaped the history of the United States.

The Accidental Diarist

A History of the Daily Planner in America

Author: Molly A. McCarthy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603321X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8247

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner—variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book—first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone from George Washington to the soldiers who fought the Civil War. And by the twentieth century, this document had become ubiquitous in the American home as a way of recording a great deal more than simple accounts. In this appealing history of the daily act of self-reckoning, Molly McCarthy explores just how vital these unassuming and easily overlooked stationery staples are to those who use them. From their origins in almanacs and blank books through the nineteenth century and on to the enduring legacy of written introspection, McCarthy has penned an exquisite biography of an almost ubiquitous document that has borne witness to American lives in all of their complexity and mundanity.

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