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eBook Almanac Of American History ePub

by Rh Value Publishing

  • ISBN: 0517603535
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Rh Value Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (November 11, 1987)
  • ePub book: 1834 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1656 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Comments

Blueshaper Blueshaper
Loved the copy I received from the one distributor -- I wanted two more for gifts. They showed as shipped, but then I got a message that I was receiving a refund (which I did) because the product was not available. Confusing!
Gietadia Gietadia
Need to see the sequence of events that deal with our genealogy (Boykins and Bradleys)so as to establish a more accurate timeline for our family's migration.
Malodora Malodora
This is simply an excellent reference work -- but also a
wonderful general reading work -- filled with the detail
and chronology -- and flow of American history. It is
difficult to try to convey what the experience of using
this work is like. The "history" of the United States is
presented in crisp, clear, but meaningful style and
point. Each year of the history of the United States
(starting with the 1st section of the CHRONOLOGY, cited
as 1010-1013, but actually beginning with the date of 986:
"Norse navigator Bjorn Herjulfson is blown off course
while searching for Eric the Red's coastal Greenland
settlement, founded in 986." [There is a bit more to
this citation -- the delightful irony, of course, is
the subtle inference that the discovery of "America"
has always been a sort of accident, or unintentional
error...]is filled with the citations of events for
that year arranged in chronological order.
Though there are numerous citations, by day-month-year,
in the work, concerning not just what is happening in
the English colonies, but also in the surrounding land
adjacent to the colonies, the main thrust after 1607,
is to concentrate the citations on the events within
the colonies, and later states. But still, the flow
of the work is what is so amazing -- for one sees the
events unfolding before one's mind on a day to day
basis (instead of reading a clipped general sentence
or two in a general American history book).
This work is divided into 5 major sections -- each
introduced by a noted writer. The "Introduction" is
by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the General Editor.
Schlesinger beings his "Introduction" in a very
provocative fashion: "'In the beginning,' wrote John
Locke in the _Second Treatise on Civil Government_, 'all
the world was America.' Locke intended only a metaphor
for the state of nature that preceded the establishment
of civil society. But his metaphor evokes much more.
It implies a way America was first seen in Europe -- as
a new beginning, a break in the long, sad continuities
of history, a fresh chance for fallen humanity."
From there, Schlesinger writes of the major sources of
paradox which he sees in American history. The first
paradox, he says, is that though Americans seem to live
by experiment (William James's "pragmatic tinkering"),
they also show a recurrent weakness (Schlesinger's term)
for ideology. The second paradox lies in the antagonism
between the American affirmation of equality and the
American tolerance of inequality. The third paradox
is the continuing tension between order and violence
in American life. The fourth paradox lies in the question
of conformity versus diversity. And the final paradox
has to do with the nature of the American experiment
itself -- how Americans, themselves, have seen their
vision, or mission, or goal.
Schlesinger discusses each of these sources of paradox
in the "Introduction." The 5 sections of the work are:
Founding a Nation (986-1787), introduced by Gordon S.
Wood -- Testing a Union (1788-1865), introduced by
Marcus Cunliffe -- Forging a Nation (1866-1900),
introduced by S. L. Mayer -- Expanding Resources
(1901-1945), introduced by Richard C. Wade --and
Emerging as a World Power (1946- ), introduced by
Robert H. Ferrell.
An example of the sort of detail which is available
in this marvelous reference/general reading treasure
is this set of citations -- under the year 1762:
3 November 1762 War: In the secret Treaty of
Fontainebleau, French monarch Louis XV deeds to Spain
all French territory west of the Missisppi River and
the Isle of Orleans in Louisiana to compensate Spain
for her losses at the hands of the British [in the
French and Indian War/Seven Years War]. The French
are anxious to bring an early end to the Seven Years
War. (p. 97)
Then on p. 174, under the year 1800, comes the citation:
1 October 1800 International: In the secret Treaty of San
Ildefonso, Spain cedes Louisiana to France at the command
of Napoleon Bonaparte, who envisions a French colonial
empire on the North American continent. [This ownership,
of course, allows him to sell it to the Jefferson
led government, as the Louisiana Purchase (1803), when
Napoleon's dreams of empire die in Haiti at the
hands of Touissant L'Ouverture.]
There is also an excellent Index in the back to
find people, places, and events in the CHRONOLOGY.
Minnai Minnai
Schlesinger was an aide to President Kennedy and a liberal/populist historian. This chronological overview of American history reflects that perspective. It also includes several essays by consulting historians and a fair number of illustrations. The brief section on the Kennedy assassination contains a rather humorous typographical error (in my 1993 edition), calling the New Orleans District Attorney "Jim Morrison" instead of Jim Garrison.
Akelevar Akelevar
While this book isn't perfect in terms of contribution to US history from non-white ethnic groups, it comes pretty close. It's very informative, well researched, fairly balanced, and the format is organized by date chronologically with comprehensive coverage in a compact volume. It covers history from the Vikings landing to the 2004 presidency on issues from major artistic and scientific contributions to legal milestones and famous influential people (with real pictures). Along with other books on more specific histories of different ethnic groups of the US, this book will round out your collection and perspective. A good buy!