America's Beginnings

The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character

Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: History

Page: 197

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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention."

America's Beginnings

The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character

Author: Tony J. Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Category: History

Page: 208

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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 of the most important and dramatic events from the colonial and Revolutionary period—some known and some forgotten—from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention. Published in association with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, America's Beginnings takes the reader throughout the American colonies and introduces many leading figures, from John Smith and John Winthrop to the Founding Fathers. Along the way, Williams examines the principles that led colonists to come to America and succeeding generations to become a free and independent nation. Read individually or from cover to cover, these stories illuminate the founding principles and heroic struggles that established the country and shaped the American character.

Teaching for Dissent

Citizenship Education and Political Activism

Author: Sarah Marie Stitzlein

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 237

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Teaching for Dissent looks at the implications of new forms of dissent for educational practice. The reappearance of dissent in political meetings and street protests opens new possibilities for improved democratic life and citizen participation. This book argues that this possibility will not be fulfilled if schools do not cultivate the skills necessary for our citizens to engage in political dissent. The authors look at how practices in schools, such as the testing regime and the 'hidden curriculum', suppress students' ability to voice ideas that stand in opposition to the status quo. Teaching for Dissent calls for a realignment of the curriculum and the practices of schooling with a guiding vision of democratic participation.

Hamilton

An American Biography

Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: History

Page: 208

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The Broadway hit Hamilton has sparked unprecedented interest in its historical protagonist, Alexander Hamilton. For readers just discovering Hamilton or those with an insatiable appetite for books on the Founders, Tony Williams’s quick-moving, concise biography will shed new light on this American icon now experiencing a remarkable second act.

The Drama of American History Series

Author: James Lincoln Collier

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. The volumes in this collection explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, attitudes, and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. This collection features six books in the Drama of American History series, covering American history from prehistoric Native American life and culture through the Federalist era of the late eighteenth century: Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620–1676 The French and Indian War: 1660–1763 The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585–1700 Clash of Cultures: Prehistory–1638 The American Revolution: 1763–1783 Building a New Nation: The Federalist Era, 1789–1801

LIFE

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Page: 96

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

LIFE

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Page: 138

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

An Outline History of American Drama

Author: Walter J. Meserve

Publisher: Feedback Theatre Books

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Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 848

This text outlines the major trends in American drama from its beginnings in the 17th century to the 1990s. Following the cultural history of the nation, the study provides an evaluation of the drama set against movements in the American theatre and its developing dramatic criticism.

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History

A Reference Guide to the Nation's Most Catastrophic Events

Author: Ballard C. Campbell

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: Accidents

Page: 481

View: 365

Presents a chronologically-arranged reference to catastrophic events in American history, including natural disasters, economic depressions, riots, murders, and terrorist attacks.

Historiography

Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition

Author: Ernst Breisach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: History

Page: 503

View: 889

In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography. Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review