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  • America Enters the Cold War

    America Enters the Cold War
    av Kevin E. Grimm

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138208360

    America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America's early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign…

  • America Enters the Cold War

    America Enters the Cold War
    av Kevin E. Grimm

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138208377

    America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America's early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign…

  • The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

    The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens
    av Melissa A. Walker

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895613

    The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independenc…

  • The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

    The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens
    av Melissa A. Walker

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895606

    The American South is so identified with the Civil War that people often forget that the key battles from the final years of the American Revolution were fought in Southern states. The Southern backcountry was the center of the fight for independenc…

  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    av Paul Kahan

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415531931

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. Th…

  • The Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike
    av Paul Kahan

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415531948

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. Th…

  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    av Michael Woods

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138958500

    Between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the Civil War. Combining political, social, and military history, Bleeding Kansas contextuali…

  • Bleeding Kansas

    Bleeding Kansas
    av Michael Woods

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138958548

    Between 1854 and 1861, the struggle between pro-and anti-slavery factions over Kansas Territory captivated Americans nationwide and contributed directly to the Civil War. Combining political, social, and military history, Bleeding Kansas contextuali…

  • The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing

    The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing
    av Jeffrey A. Johnson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138672833

    This book places the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing within the broader context of American radicalism and isolationism during the Progressive Era. A concise narrative and key primary documents offer readers an introduction to this episo…

  • The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing

    The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing
    av Jeffrey A. Johnson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138672826

    This book places the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing within the broader context of American radicalism and isolationism during the Progressive Era. A concise narrative and key primary documents offer readers an introduction to this episo…

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    From Selma to Montgomery
    av Barbara Harris Combs

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415529594

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not…

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    From Selma to Montgomery
    av Barbara Harris Combs

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415529600

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not…

  • The Espionage and Sedition Acts

    The Espionage and Sedition Acts
    av Mitchell Newton-Matza

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138023031

    The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918 mark one of the most controversial moments in American history. Even as President Woodrow Wilson justified US entry into World War I on the grounds that it would "make the world safe for democracy," the a…

  • The Espionage and Sedition Acts

    The Espionage and Sedition Acts
    av Mitchell Newton-Matza

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138023048

    The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918 mark one of the most controversial moments in American history. Even as President Woodrow Wilson justified US entry into World War I on the grounds that it would "make the world safe for democracy," the a…

  • The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    The Flu Epidemic of 1918
    av Sandra Opdycke

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415636858

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and impos…

  • The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    The Flu Epidemic of 1918
    av Sandra Opdycke

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415636841

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and impos…

  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    av Grace Halden

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138917637

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting imp…

  • Three Mile Island

    Three Mile Island
    av Grace Halden

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138917644

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting imp…

  • The 1980 Presidential Election

    The 1980 Presidential Election
    av Jeffrey D. Howison

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415521932

    Ronald Reagan's victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the…

  • The 1980 Presidential Election

    The 1980 Presidential Election
    av Jeffrey D. Howison

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415521925

    Ronald Reagan's victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the…

  • The Nativist Movement in America

    The Nativist Movement in America
    av Katie Oxx

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415807487

    By the mid nineteenth century, anti-Catholicism had become a central conflict in America. Fueling the dissent were Protestant groups dedicated to maintaining what they understood to be the Christian vision and spirit of the "founding fathers." Afrai…

  • The Nativist Movement in America

    The Nativist Movement in America
    av Katie Oxx

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415807470

    By the mid nineteenth century, anti-Catholicism had become a central conflict in America. Fueling the dissent were Protestant groups dedicated to maintaining what they understood to be the Christian vision and spirit of the "founding fathers." Afrai…

  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    av Mark A. Eifler

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415731836

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of peop…

  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    av Mark A. Eifler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415731843

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of peop…

  • The 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins

    The 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
    av Benjamin Houston

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415733373

  • The 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins

    The 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
    av Benjamin Houston

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415733366

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter
    av Wesley Moody

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138783461

    On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked…

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter
    av Wesley Moody

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138783478

    On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked…

  • The Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Fort Pillow Massacre
    av Bruce Tap

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415808637

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle w…

  • The Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Fort Pillow Massacre
    av Bruce Tap

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415808644

    On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. While the battle w…

  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    av Karsonya Whitehead

    Pocket - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415656528

    On January 1, 1963, nearly two years after the start of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of slaves living in the United States. Even though the Proclamation did not legally end slav…

  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    av Karsonya Whitehead

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415656511

    On January 1, 1963, nearly two years after the start of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of slaves living in the United States. Even though the Proclamation did not legally end slav…

  • The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    The Emergence of Rock and Roll
    av Mitchell K. Hall

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415833134

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was…

  • The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    The Emergence of Rock and Roll
    av Mitchell K. Hall

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415833127

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was…

  • The WPA

    The WPA
    av Sandra Opdycke

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138820920

    Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the U.S. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, e…

  • The WPA

    The WPA
    av Sandra Opdycke

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138820913

    Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the U.S. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, e…

  • The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn

    The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn
    av Debra Buchholtz

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895583

    In June of 1876, the U.S. government's plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the…

  • The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn

    The Battle of the Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn
    av Debra Buchholtz

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895590

    In June of 1876, the U.S. government's plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the…

  • Title IX

    Title IX
    av Elizabeth Kaufer Busch

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138916258

    This book examines the history and evolution of Title IX, a landmark 1972 law prohibiting sex discrimination at educational institutions receiving federal funding. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro illuminate the ways in which the interpretati…

  • Title IX

    Title IX
    av Elizabeth Kaufer Busch

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138916241

    This book examines the history and evolution of Title IX, a landmark 1972 law prohibiting sex discrimination at educational institutions receiving federal funding. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro illuminate the ways in which the interpretati…

  • Transforming Civil War Prisons

    Transforming Civil War Prisons
    av Paul J. Springer

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415833363

    During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union p…

  • Transforming Civil War Prisons

    Transforming Civil War Prisons
    av Paul J. Springer

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415833370

    During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union p…

  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    av Michael Holm

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138915718

    Between 1948 and 1951, the Marshall Plan delivered an unprecedented $12.3 billion in U.S. aid to help Western European countries recover from the destruction of the Second World War, and forestall Communist influence in that region. The Marshall Pla…

  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    av Michael Holm

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138915701

    Between 1948 and 1951, the Marshall Plan delivered an unprecedented $12.3 billion in U.S. aid to help Western European countries recover from the destruction of the Second World War, and forestall Communist influence in that region. The Marshall Pla…

  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    av Alice George

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895576

    On November 22nd, 1963 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture. The media frenzy spawned by the controversy surrounding the death of JFK has since given…

  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    av Alice George

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415895569

    On November 22nd, 1963 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture. The media frenzy spawned by the controversy surrounding the death of JFK has since given…

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    av Alice George

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415899710

    For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Launched by rash judgment and conclud…

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    av Alice George

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415899727

    For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Launched by rash judgment and conclud…

  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    av Jonathan Michaels

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415841030

    In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The R…

  • McCarthyism

    McCarthyism
    av Jonathan Michaels

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415841023

    In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The R…

  • The Gulf of Tonkin

    The Gulf of Tonkin
    av Tal Tovy

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138912182

    The Gulf of Tonkin: The United States and the Escalation in the Vietnam War analyzes the events that led to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam and increased American involvement. On August 4, 1964, the captains of two American destroyers, the…

  • The Gulf of Tonkin

    The Gulf of Tonkin
    av Tal Tovy

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138912199

    The Gulf of Tonkin: The United States and the Escalation in the Vietnam War analyzes the events that led to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam and increased American involvement. On August 4, 1964, the captains of two American destroyers, the…

  • Freedom to Serve

    Freedom to Serve
    av Jon E. Taylor

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415894494

    On the eve of America's entry into World War II, African American leaders pushed for inclusion in the war effort and, after the war, they mounted a concerted effort to integrate the armed services. Harry S. Truman's decision to issue Executive Order…

  • Freedom to Serve

    Freedom to Serve
    av Jon E. Taylor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415894487

    On the eve of America's entry into World War II, African American leaders pushed for inclusion in the war effort and, after the war, they mounted a concerted effort to integrate the armed services. Harry S. Truman's decision to issue Executive Order…

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    av Robert D. Bush

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415814577

    In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. President Thomas Jefferson had struggled for…

  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    av Robert D. Bush

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415814355

    In 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land from France at a price of approximately three cents per acre, dramatically altering the young nation's geography and its political future. President Thomas Jefferson had struggled for…