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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

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Genre: History
Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-06-30
File: 1104 Pages
ISBN-13: 0061952133

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Readable and provocative and written with Paul Johnson's customary vigorous, direct and colourful style, A History of the American People charts the sweep and drama of America's history through its politics and economics, its art and literature and science, its society and manners and, not least, its complex religious beliefs. From Walter Raleigh to Bill Clinton, Paul Johnson casts an admiring but not uncritical eye over events and personalities through the past 400 years. 'Written with a wonder and affectionate curiosity that sweep the reader along...This is the kind of book that brings new readers to its subject by its freshness, its enthusiasm and the quality of its writing' Godfrey Hodgson, Independent vivid, thoughtful and absorbing...The book is a gallery of engaging pen portraits, elegantly wrought in a few strokes...Much of the book is a collection of these colourful patches which the author has artfully sewn together into a giant, vibrant, breathtaking American quilt - Johnson at his entertaining best' Raymond Seitz, Sunday Telegraph

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Genre: Bibliographical notes and index
Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 1130 Pages
ISBN-13: 1842124250

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This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day. Praise for the earlier edition: ?An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”?B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World ?The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review ?An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”?America ?The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”?Christianity Today ?No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element.”?American Historical Review

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Genre: Religion
Author: Sydney E. Ahlstrom
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2004
File: 1192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300100124

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Genre: History
Author: Stephan Thernstrom
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Release: 1984
File: 764 Pages
ISBN-13: 0155365312

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What with adventurers who were ungovernable and men of industry and ability who wished to be let alone, it was not an easy or a promising place in which to set up the authority of proprietors who were in England and had done nothing to help the men whom they meant to govern. Sir William Berkeley, nevertheless, being himself one of the proprietors, took the first step towards making good the rights of the new masters in 1664, when, by the authority of his associates, he commissioned William Drummond to act as governor among the people at Chowan and Perquimans. from Chapter VIII: New Jersey and Carolina Before he served as the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921, before he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, THOMAS WOODROW WILSON (1856 1924) was a lawyer and an academic: a university professor of history and politics, and president of Princeton University. It was during his tenure at Princeton that he penned this five-volume history of the United States, and it reflects many of the biases he later brought to national politics, from racial prejudice to anti-immigration attitudes. In Volume I, Wilson sets the stage for the European settlement of North America, as the Elizabethan age of discovery gives way to a new era of commerce and organization. With the arrival of the English in 1607, the curtain opens on a swarming of the continent, as colonies are founded and corporations established to mine the resource-rich wealth of the New World. From the Virginia Company and the landing on Plymouth to the impact of the English Civil War and Protestant revolution on the colonies, here is the beginning of the story of the American people. This beautiful replica of the 1902 first edition features all the original halftone illustrations. Students of Wilson and of the ever-changing lens through which history is told and retold will find this an enlightening and illuminating work.

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Genre: History
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release: 2008-01-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781605204604

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Genre: American literature
Author: Charles Angoff
Publisher:
Release: 1935
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030475069

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Genre: United States
Author: Arthur Gilman
Publisher:
Release: 1883
File: 668 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112045987754

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Genre: United States
Author: Francis Newton Thorpe
Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Company
Release: 1901
File: 627 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015020944156

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This introductory survey of American history from the European voyages of discovery to the present includes the political history of the United States written from the perspective of a social historian. It focuses on the activities of people, woven into the narrative as an integral part of American history. All major historical and political events are discussed, providing the reader with a human perspective on these developments.

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Genre: History
Author: Stephan Thernstrom
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
Release: 1989
File: 482 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:39000000243720

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Genre: United States
Author: Harry James Carman
Publisher:
Release: 1960
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015033867709

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