Discovering the American Past A Look at the Evidence Volume I To 1877

Discovering the American Past  A Look at the Evidence  Volume I  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler,Lorri Glover
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1305630424
Language: en
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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. Volume 1 of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on creation stories and culture in colonial America, the transition to racial slavery in Virginia, women’s rights, and Civil War nurses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering America s Past

Discovering America s Past
Author: Anonim
Release: 1993
Editor: Readers Digest
Pages: 400
ISBN: UOM:39015029107169
Language: en
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The personal side of American history is revealed in a collection of anecdotes featuring the designer of Lincoln Logs, the Real McCoy, explanations of unusual customs, and a bonus guide to historic sites

Discovering History in China

Discovering History in China
Author: Paul A. Cohen
Release: 2010
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780231151924
Language: en
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Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

Discovering the American Past To 1877

Discovering the American Past  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler
Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0395871875
Language: en
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Discovering the Women in Slavery

Discovering the Women in Slavery
Author: Patricia Morton
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780820317571
Language: en
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As Patricia Morton notes in her historiographical introduction, Discovering the Women in Slavery continues the advances made, especially over the last decade, in understanding how women experienced slavery and shaped slavery history. In addition, the collection illuminates some emancipating new perspectives and methodologies. Throughout, the contributors pay close attention - over time and place - to variations, differences, and diversity regarding issues of gender and sex, race and ethnicity, and class. They draw on such qualitative sources as letters, novels, oral histories, court records, and local histories as well as quantitative sources like census data and parish records

Here Is Where

Here Is Where
Author: Andrew Carroll
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Pages: 499
ISBN: 9780307463982
Language: en
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Explores unmarked historic sites across the country where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived, including where modern anesthesia was first used and the location of America's deadliest maritime disaster.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780743296281
Language: en
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Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Discovering Our Past A History of the United States Student Edition print only

Discovering Our Past  A History of the United States Student Edition  print only
Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Release: 2015-07-17
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 1072
ISBN: 0076599396
Language: en
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On This Date

On This Date
Author: Carl M. Cannon
Release: 2017-07-18
Editor: Twelve
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455542284
Language: en
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Forget what you were taught in seventh grade-this riveting book takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets. From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, On This Date explores five hundred years of American history, revealing a compelling tale for each day in the calendar year. Drawing from Carl M. Cannon's popular RealClearPolitics' "Morning Note," On This Date is focused on fascinating -- and sometimes unknown -- stories behind specific dates in U.S. history: What inspired Abraham Lincoln to grow his famous beard, what Dwight Eisenhower really thought about playing football against the great Jim Thorpe, the legal grounds for the first American divorce, who wrote "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" -- and who profited from it. Colorful yet authoritative, On This Date debunks some popular myths and celebrates America's forgotten heroes.

Discovering North American Rock Art

Discovering North American Rock Art
Author: Lawrence L. Loendorf,Christopher Chippindale,David S. Whitley
Release: 2016-05
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780816534104
Language: en
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From the high plains of Canada to caves in the southeastern United States, images etched into and painted on stone by ancient Native Americans have aroused in observers the desire to understand their origins and meanings. Rock paintings and engravings can be found in nearly every state and province, and each region has its own distinctive story of discovery and evolving investigation of the rock art record. Rock art in the twenty-first century enjoys a large and growing popularity fueled by scholarly research and public interest alike. This book explores the history of rock art research in North America and is the only volume in the past twenty-five years to provide coverage of the subject on a continental scale. Written by contributors active in rock art research, it examines sites that provide a cross-section of regions and topics and complements existing books on rock art by offering new information, insights, and approaches to research. The first part of the volume explores different regional approaches to the study of rock art, including a set of varied responses to a single site as well as an overview of broader regional research investigations. It tells how Writing-on-Stone in southern Alberta, Canada, reflects changing thought about rock art from the 1870s to today; it describes the role of avocational archaeologists in the Mississippi Valley, where rock art styles differ on each side of the river; it explores discoveries in southwestern mountains and southeastern caves; and it integrates the investigation of cupules along Georgia’s Yellow River into a full study of a site and its context. The book also compares the differences between rock art research in the United States and France: from the outset, rock art was of only marginal interest to most U.S. archaeologists, while French prehistorians considered cave art an integral part of archaeological research. The book’s second part is concerned with working with the images today and includes coverage of gender interests, government sponsorship, the role of amateurs in research, and chronometric studies. Much has changed in our understanding of rock art since Cotton Mather first wrote in 1714 of a strange inscription on a Massachusetts boulder, and the cutting-edge contributions in this volume tell us much about both the ancient place of these enduring images and their modern meanings. Discovering North American Rock Art distills today’s most authoritative knowledge of the field and is an essential volume for both specialists and hobbyists.

Discovering the Ancient Past

Discovering the Ancient Past
Author: William Bruce Wheeler,Julius Ruff,Franklin Doeringer
Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0618379304
Language: en
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Incorporating the latest scholarship, this upper-level ancient history text guides students through the process of historical inquiry and exploration. Covering topics ranging from the need for water in ancient societies to the problem of ancient suicide, this narrative presents a balanced, cultural approach within a chronicle of historical events and evidence, thereby promoting critical thinking, sharpening analytical skills, and building student interest. This text offers a unique, multi-part pedagogical framework. Each chapter is organized by "The Problem," "Sources and Method," "The Evidence," "Questions to Consider," and the "Epilogue." Diverse primary source materials include documents, maps, art, city plans, and statistical data. At the end of each chapter, the central theme, or "problem," is tied to contemporary issues.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext
Pages: 675
ISBN:
Language: en
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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

Discovering The American Past A Look At The Evidence Vol 2

Discovering The American Past  A Look At The Evidence  Vol  2
Author: William Bruce Wheeler
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:852796747
Language: en
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Who was First

Who was First
Author: Russell Freedman
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1428770267
Language: en
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"For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Jacket.

Deep South

Deep South
Author: Paul Theroux
Release: 2015-09-29
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780544323520
Language: en
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One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America -- the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road "the plantation." He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families -- the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose "great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself -- and thus, to challenge us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

The American Dream

The American Dream
Author: Shing Yin Khor
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Zest Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781942186373
Language: en
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As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what “America” meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people and sunlight and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath - a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. Those contrasting ideas have stuck with Shing ever since, even now that she lives and works in LA. The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 is Shing’s attempt to find what she can of both of these Americas on a solo journey (small adventure-dog included) across the entire expanse of that iconic road, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago. And what begins as a road trip ends up as something more like a pilgrimage in search of an American landscape that seems forever shifting, forever out of place.

Discovering the American Past To 1877

Discovering the American Past  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:93078664
Language: en
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Conspiracy Theory in America

Conspiracy Theory in America
Author: Lance deHaven-Smith
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780292743793
Language: en
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Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

U S History

U S  History
Author: P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund
Release: 2017-12-19
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1046
ISBN: 9888407392
Language: en
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Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree
Author: Suzanne Simard
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735237766
Language: en
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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER of the 2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize in Mountain Environment and Natural History WINNER of the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar), and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Now, in her first book, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths—that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. Simard describes up close—in revealing and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved; how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about their future; how they elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication: characteristics previously ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies. And, at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.Simard, born and raised in the rain forests of British Columbia, spent her days as a child cataloging the trees from the forest; she came to love and respect them and embarked on a journey of discovery and struggle. Her powerful story is one of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward. And it is a testament to how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology: it’s about understanding who we are and our place in the world. In her book, as in her groundbreaking research, Simard proves the true connectedness of the Mother Tree to the forest, nurturing it in the profound ways that families and humansocieties nurture one another, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.