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Download E-books The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War: The best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal top ten rankings of the Civil War (2nd Edition) PDF

By Thomas R. Flagel

"The unmarried top kickoff to the yank Civil War...I can't think a greater consultant for any people, no matter if pupil or scholar."
-Robert Hicks writer of the New York occasions bestselling novel The Widow of the South

"A particular and stress-free set of proof and tales that might interact each reader from the latest start up to the Civil struggle saga to the main skilled historian. This publication is a must-have for any Civil struggle studying collection."
- James Lewis,
Park Ranger at Stones River nationwide Battlefield

Do you're thinking that you recognize the Civil War?

The background Buff's consultant to the Civil struggle clears the powder smoke surrounding the warfare that modified the US eternally. What have been the easiest, the worst, the biggest, and the main deadly facets of the clash? With over thirty annotated most sensible ten lists and unforeseen new findings, writer Thomas R. Flagel could have you debating the main exciting questions of the Civil conflict very quickly. From the pinnacle ten motives of the warfare to the head ten bloodiest battles, this precious consultant to the good conflict among the states will pride and tell you approximately the most the most important classes in American heritage.

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Download E-books Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women PDF

By Chris Enss

From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of untamed invoice Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave all of it up for the rushing Bat Masterson—and discovered to remorse it, those romantic tales from the outdated West are nonetheless established and exciting to readers this day. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid spouse of untamed invoice Hickok and know about the final love letter he despatched earlier than being dealt the lifeless man’s hand. examine the tale at the back of the captivating performer Lotta Crabtree’s heartaches. And notice the story of the speeding equipment Carson and his attractive bride. This assortment positive aspects the teachings discovered by way of and from the antics of the ladies who formed the West.

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Download E-books The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PDF

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The African american citizens: Many Rivers to pass is the better half e-book to the six-part, six-hour documentary of an identical identify. The sequence is the 1st to air considering that 1968 that chronicles the entire sweep of 500 years of African American heritage, from the origins of slavery at the African continent and the coming of the 1st black conquistador, Juan Garrido, in Florida in 1513, via 5 centuries of outstanding old occasions correct as much as Barack Obama’s moment time period as president, whilst the USA nonetheless continues to be deeply divided through race and sophistication.

The e-book explores those subject matters in much more element than attainable within the tv sequence, and examines many different attention-grabbing concerns in addition, guiding readers on a fascinating trip in the course of the Black Atlantic world—from Africa and Europe to the Caribbean, Latin the USA, and the United States—to shed new gentle on what it has intended, and ability, to be an African American.

By highlighting the complicated inner debates and sophistication modifications in the black event during this kingdom, readers will research that the African American group, which black abolitionist Martin R. Delany defined as a “nation inside a nation,” hasn't ever been a very uniform entity, and that its contributors were debating their variations of opinion and trust from their first actual days during this kingdom. the line to freedom for black humans in the USA has now not been linear; fairly, very like the process a river, it's been choked with loops and eddies, slowing and sometimes reversing present. finally, this booklet emphasizes the concept African American background encompasses a number of continents and venues, and has to be considered via a transnational standpoint to be absolutely understood.

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Download E-books Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides) PDF

By Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

This entire primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of a rare, and remarkably resilient, physique of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollution, and crowded with forty-six towns, the bay remains to be domestic to fit eelgrass beds, younger Dungeness crabs and sharks, and thousands of waterbirds. Written in an enjoyable sort for a large viewers, Natural heritage of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of subject matters together with fish and natural world, ocean and weather cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the trail from industrialization to environmental recovery. greater than sixty scientists, activists, and source managers proportion their perspectives and describe their work—tracing mercury throughout the aquatic surroundings, discovering how one can convert salt ponds again to tidal wetlands, awaiting the repercussions of weather switch, and extra. absolutely illustrated and filled with tales, prices, and proof, the advisor additionally tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental move that now reaches around the country.

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Download E-books Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do PDF

By Studs Terkel

Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known ebook, Working is a compelling, interesting examine jobs and the folk who do them. along with over 100 interviews carried out with each person from gravediggers to studio heads, this ebook offers a undying image of people’s emotions approximately their operating lives, in addition to a proper and lasting examine how paintings matches into American life.

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Download E-books Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality PDF

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, Society of yankee Historians

“A travel de strength. . . . nobody has ever written a ebook at the announcement fairly like this one.”―Gordon wooden, New York overview of Books

Featured at the entrance web page of the New York Times, Our Declaration is already considered as a seminal paintings that reinterprets the promise of yankee democracy via our founding textual content. Combining a private account of training the assertion with a brilliant evocation of the colonial international among 1774 and 1777, Allen, a political thinker popular for her paintings on justice and citizenship finds our nation’s founding textual content to be an animating strength that not just replaced the area greater than two-hundred years in the past, but additionally nonetheless can. hard traditional knowledge, she boldly makes the case that the announcement is a record as a lot approximately political equality as approximately person liberty. fantastically illustrated all through, Our statement is an “uncommonly dependent, incisive, and sometimes poetic primer on America’s cardinal textual content” (David M. Kennedy). 35 illustrations

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Download E-books A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters PDF

By Scott Reynolds Nelson

Pundits will argue that the 2008 monetary hindrance used to be the 1st crash in American heritage pushed through shopper debt. yet during this lively, hugely attractive account, Scott Reynolds Nelson demonstrates that shopper debt has underpinned nearly each significant monetary panic within the nation’s historical past. From William Duer’s makes an attempt to benefit off the country’s post-Revolutionary conflict debt to an 1815 plan to promote English coats to american citizens on credits, to the debt-fueled railroad growth that brought about the 1857 crash: in each one case, the chain of banks, agents, moneylenders, and insurance firms that separated debtors and creditors made it very unlikely to tell apart solid loans from undesirable. certain up during this historical past are tales of nationwide banks funded through smugglers, fistfights in Congress over the most suitable, America’s early dependence on British bankers, and the way presidential campaigns have been solid in controversies over inner most debt. An irreverent, totally available, eye-opening book.

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Download E-books New Orleans Carnival Krewes:: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras PDF

By Rosary O'Neill

New Orleans is virtually synonymous with Mardi Gras. either evoke the parades, the beads, the costumes, the food--the pomp and condition. The carnival krewes are the spine of this substantial effortless culture. each year, various krewes wear extravagant events and celebrations to commemorate the start of the Lenten season. historical krewes like Comus, Rex and Zulu that date again generations are intertwined with the larger historical past of latest Orleans itself. at the present time, new krewes are inaugurated and widen a as soon as particular a part of New Orleans society. via cautious and specified examine of over 300 assets, together with fifty interviews with contributors of those organisations, writer and New Orleans local Rosary O'Neill explores this storied establishment, its antebellum roots and its results within the twenty-first century..

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Download E-books Home Sweet Home: Around the House in the 1800s (Daily Life in America in the 1800s) PDF

By Zachary Chastain

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In tough frontier cabins, tidy farmhouses, and chic townhouses, americans within the 1800s have been devoted to residing in addition and as very easily as their situations allowed. the yankee domestic used to be a sacred establishment, the seat of family members lifestyles the place the patriarch governed with mom at his part as mother or father of the house, and the kids have been raised with strict self-discipline and robust values.

Changes in flavor and style, advancements in expertise (indoor plumbing and a number of latest labor-saving devices), and social swap remodeled domestic and relations existence within the 1800s, as possibilities for rest actions and commercially produced client items got here close by of the typical American.

But the robust American culture of the sanctity of the house, consumerism, and the significance of a cheerful relations lifestyles has its roots within the houses of nineteenth-century americans.

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Download E-books The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory PDF

The conflict of recent Orleans used to be the climactic conflict of America's "forgotten battle" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of squaddies opposed to 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a conflict that brought the British a humiliating army defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the start of Jackson's upward push to nationwide prominence. Hailed as "terrifically readable" by way of the Chicago solar Times, The conflict of latest Orleans is renowned American historical past at its top, bringing to lifestyles a landmark conflict that helped outline the nature of the USA.

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