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A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0062397346
A revised edition of the American Book Award-nominated chronicle of U.S. history is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from 1492 through the current war on terrorism. Original.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Stamped from the Beginning
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Paperback      ISBN: 1568585985
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading pro-slavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
The Soul of America
The Battle for Our Better Angels
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399589813
Shows readers moments throughout the nation's history, including the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movements, to guide them in understanding American politics today.
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for
The American Spirit
Who We Are and What We Stand for
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501174215
A timely collection of speeches by one of the most honored historians in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom—aims to remind readers of fundamental American principles. Illustrations.
A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0061965596
A revised edition of the American Book Award-nominated chronicle of U.S. history is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from 1492 through the current war on terrorism. Original.
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Leadership
In Turbulent Times
Paperback      ISBN: 1476795932
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author draws on five decades of scholarship to explore the early development, growth and exercise of leadership as demonstrated by Presidents Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR and Johnson. Reprint. A New York Times best-seller. 250,000 first printing. AB. K. LJ. NYT. PW. Illustrations.
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire; a 500-Year History
Fantasyland
How America Went Haywire; a 500-Year History
Paperback      ISBN: 0812978900
Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion and magical thinking. Reprint. A New York Times best-seller. AB. K. LJ. NYT.
A History of the American People
A History of the American People
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930349
From the author of A History of the Jews and The Birth of the Modern comes this history of the nation and the "Great American Experiment"--from the first colonies to the 1996 election--told from a conservative perspective. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
Jefferson and Hamilton
The Rivalry That Forged a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 1608195430
Brings to life the fierce struggle, both public and bitterly personal, between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton--two rivals whose opposing visions of what the United States should be continue to shape the country to this day.
DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY BUT NEVER LEARNED
DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY BUT NEVER LEARNED
Paperback      ISBN: 0060083824
A revised, updated edition of classic guide to basic American history brings readers up to date with new sections on the end of the Cold War, Clinton's White House and impeachment, the election of 2000, and the events of September 11th. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.