Portrait Of America From Reconstruction To The Present


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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify.Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.

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Author by Stephen B. Oates
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ISBN Number 0395369347

Portrait Of America


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How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.

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Author by Jerrold Hirsch
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ISBN Number 9780807861660

Portrait Of America From Reconstruction To The Present


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Portrait Of America


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Collects approximately three-fourths of Henry Sienkiewicz's reports from America.

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Author by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Genre eBook United States
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ISBN Number UOM:39015066416622

Portrait Of America From Before Columbus To The End Of Reconstruction


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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify.Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.

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Author by Stephen B. Oates
Genre eBook United States
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ISBN Number 0395900778

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Author by Stephen B. Oates
Genre eBook United States
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ISBN Number OCLC:31948060

Portraits Of American Women


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Until recently a "womanless" American history was the norm. But without a history of women we neglect gender dynamics, sex roles, and family relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. Here 24 short essays locate the histories of women--from Pocahontas to Betty Friedan--and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. 26 photos.

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Author by G. J. Barker-Benfield
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0195120485

Portrait Of America


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Author by Lee Eisenberg
Genre eBook National characteristics, American.
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ISBN Number WISC:89058335365

These United States


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Forty-nine articles from The Nation, published between 1922 and 1925, include selections by H. L. Mencken, Willa Cather, W.E.B. Du Bois, and many others, covering topics as varied as the Ku Klux Klan and the gender ratio in Wyoming.

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Author by Daniel H. Borus
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0801427479

Portrait Of America


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Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify.Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.

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Author by Stephen B. Oates
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ISBN Number 0395433541