Download E-books The Age of Reform PDF

This booklet is a landmark in American political concept. It examines the eagerness for growth and reform that coloured the total interval from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating effects. it searches out the ethical and emotional explanations of the reformers the myths and goals during which they believed, and the realities with which they'd to compromise.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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Download E-books Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform (Chicago History of American Religion) PDF

By William Gerald McLoughlin

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1978

In Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform, McLoughlin attracts on psychohistory, sociology, and anthropology to envision the connection among America's 5 nice non secular awakenings and their effect on 5 nice hobbies for social reform within the usa. He reveals that awakenings (and the revivals which are a part of them) are classes of revitalization born in instances of cultural rigidity and eventuating in drastic social reform. Awakenings are therefore the ability wherein a humans or state creates and sustains its identification in a altering world.

"This publication is delicate, thought-provoking and stimulating. it's 'must' studying for these attracted to awakenings, or even notwithstanding a few won't revise their perspectives due to McLoughlin's suggestive define, none can stay unmoved by means of the insights he has supplied at the subject."—Christian Century

"This is likely one of the most sensible books i've got learn all yr. Professor McLoughlin has back given us a profound research of our tradition in the course of revivalistic trends."—Review and Expositor

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Download E-books Through Others' Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama PDF

Via Others' Eyes comprises descriptions of touring to and from Montgomery, however it makes a speciality of the tourists' descriptions of Montgomery itself. The twenty-eight released debts among 1825 and 1861 have been written by means of american citizens and Europeans with a number of backgrounds. a couple of are as goal as can kind of be anticipated contemplating the fast intervals of the writers' visits. a few are vulnerable to reveal their preconceptions and prejudices. so much exaggerate-they needed to make their books marketable. The bills are often insightful or incredulous, usually funny and colourful, regularly giving the reader a vicarious event of being there. for many of its forty-year antebellum background, Montgomery was once a frontier river city. those money owed of it don't show moonlight and magnolias, yet a slightly coarse tradition. The traveling authors do not mince phrases approximately slavery; in spite of everything, their readers anticipated observation concerning the so much strange of Southern associations. despite the fact that, the writers' various perspectives of slavery are as complex and contradictory as used to be the establishment itself. jointly, those money owed cartoon a desirable global populated via members and with customs that may have encouraged Charles Dickens had he triumph over his prejudices and ventured extra south than Richmond in 1842. The "Epilogue" offers an outline of the 1st capital of the Confederacy.

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Download E-books Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero PDF

By Kate Clifford Larson

Harriet Tubman is without doubt one of the giants of yank history—a fearless visionary who led ratings of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously at the back of enemy strains in the course of the Civil battle. And but within the 9 a long time considering the fact that her dying, subsequent to not anything has been written approximately this remarkable girl other than juvenile biographies. the reality approximately Harriet Tubman has turn into misplaced within a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now ultimately, during this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson offers Harriet Tubman the strong, intimate, meticulously distinctive lifestyles she deserves.

Drawing from a trove of latest records and resources in addition broad genealogical learn, Larson finds Tubman as a fancy girl— really good, wise, deeply spiritual, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the colourful, matrilineal Asanti humans of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman used to be born into slavery at the jap Shore of Maryland yet refused to spend her lifestyles in bondage. whereas nonetheless a tender lady she launched into a dangerous trip of self-liberation—and then, having gained her personal freedom, she lower back repeatedly to free up friends and family, tapping into the Underground Railroad.

Yet regardless of her good fortune, her megastar, her shut ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing actual soreness and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson offers beautiful new information about Tubman’s accomplishments, own existence, and impression, together with her dating with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations a few younger girl who could have been Tubman’s daughter. the following too are Tubman’s twilight years after the conflict, whilst she labored for women’s rights and in aid of her fellow blacks, and while racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution.

Harriet Tubman, her lifestyles and her paintings, stay an suggestion to all who price freedom. Now, because of Larson’s breathtaking biography, we will eventually take pleasure in Tubman as a whole human being—an American hero, certain, but in addition a girl who enjoyed, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is an impressive paintings of biography, historical past, and fact telling.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Santa Catalina Island in Vintage Images PDF

Through the years, the 76-square-mile island of Santa Catalina has hosted Native-American tribes, ecu sailors, American travelers, or even the Chicago Cubs. The island has survived either ecologically and culturally, resisting the temptation of turning into a Coney Island of la. throughout the paintings of its citizens in addition to chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley Jr., Santa Catalina Island is as appealing this present day because it was once while it was once came upon in 1542.

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Download E-books Did Ancient Chinese Explore America? My Journey Through the Rocky Mountains to Find Answers PDF

By Charlotte Harris Rees


A chinese language vintage, the Shan Hai Jing, reportedly from 2000 BC claimed travels to the ends of the earth. although, this present day many, whereas accepting the antiquity of this account, think it was once simply mythology. yet used to be it?

Testing the speculation that the Shan Hai Jing defined genuine surveys of North the US, Charlotte Harris Rees, writer of books approximately early chinese language exploration, an alleged 1100 mile chinese language trek alongside the jap slope of the USA Rocky Mountains. The chinese language account must have been effortless to disprove. within the travelogue Did historic chinese language discover America?

Rees candidly stocks her preliminary doubts then her seek and discoveries. She weaves jointly heritage, refined humor, educational reviews, and plenty of pictures to inform a compelling tale.

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Download E-books Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories PDF

By Paul Brandus

“Like taking a travel of the White residence with a proficient storyteller at your side!”

  1. Why, within the mins before John F. Kennedy was once murdered, used to be a blood-red carpet put in within the Oval place of work?
  2. If Abraham Lincoln by no means slept within the Lincoln bed room, the place did he sleep?
  3. Why was once one president approximately killed within the White condominium on inauguration day—and one other secretly sworn in?
  4. What really occurred within the scenario Room on September eleven, 2001?

History leaps off the web page during this “riveting,” “fast-moving” and “highly enjoyable” e-book at the presidency and White condominium in Under This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room due to the fact that 2008, Brandus—the such a lot White condo journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves jointly tales of the presidents, their households, the occasions in their time—and an oft-ignored significant personality, the White condo itself.

From George Washington—who chosen the successful layout for the White House—to the present occupant, Barack Obama—the tale of the White home is the tale of the United States itself, Brandus writes. You’ll:

  1. Walk with John Adams throughout the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to shop for the Louisiana Territory
  2. Feel the terror and panic as British invaders technique the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a portray of Washington
  3. Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as accomplice flags flutter within the breeze at the different part of the Potomac
  4. Be within the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and one other gambles away the White condo china in a card game
  5. Stand via the presidential mattress as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s affliction from the nation—secretly makes judgements on his behalf
  6. Learn how phones, video clips, radio, television replaced the presidency—and the country itself

Through triumph and tragedy, growth and bust, secrets and techniques and scandals,
Brandus takes you to the presidential bed room, movie show, state of affairs Room, Oval place of work and extra. Under This Roof is a “sensuous account of the heritage of either the house of the President, and the lads and ladies who designed, inhabited, and adorned it. Paul Brandus captivates with wonderful, gloriously uncooked observations.”

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Download E-books The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 PDF

By Evan Thomas

On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. The sinking of the Maine used to be simply the provocation Assistant Secretary of the army Theodore Roosevelt was once trying to find. with his good friend Senator Henry Cabot hotel and his rival, newspaper writer William Randolph Hearst, Roosevelt begun stirring the public's wish for conflict opposed to Spain. Roosevelt was once quickly charging up San Juan Hill in Cuba together with his tough Riders in a tragi-comic crusade that marked America's emergence as an empire out of the country. in the course of the standpoint of 5 larger-than-life characters—war enthusiasts Roosevelt, inn, Hearst, and favourite doves, condominium Speaker Thomas Reed and thinker William James—Evan Thomas portrays a pivotal bankruptcy in American history.

An interesting exam of the pull that warfare has on males, THE warfare fans is relocating saga of braveness, ambition, and damaged friendships with a provocative relevance to this day.

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Download E-books Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House PDF

By Ben Shapiro

Project President is a hilarious romp via American electoral history.

From brief, fats, bald John Adams' wig-throwing tantrums through the 1800 election to Abraham Lincoln's selection to develop a beard in 1860; from John F. Kennedy's option to forgo the fedora at his inauguration to John Kerry's choice to get Botoxed for the 2004 race; from the Golden Age of Facial Hair (1860-1912) to the Age of the Banker (1912-1960); from Washington's fake enamel to George W. Bush's exercise session routine, Project President tells the tale of America's love affair with presidential appears to be like and visual appeal, why that frequently issues greater than a politico's positions at the matters, and what may well good be coming next.

"I'm continually bringing up the facility of costume. it truly is semiology: our outfits ship a message approximately how we wish to be perceived, and the place is that this extra strong and obtrusive than in elected offices. In Project President, Ben Shapiro captures presidential semiotics with a effective narrative and deft analysis.  it truly is concurrently attention-grabbing and hilarious!"
-Tim Gunn
Project Runway, Liz Claiborne, Inc.


"Ben Shapiro takes a romp via American heritage and exhibits how personality--and even haircuts--have elected or defeated presidential candidates.  it is a journey via background that lovers of either events will enjoy-and can examine from."
-Michael Barone
Resident student, American firm Institute
Senior author, U.S. information & global Report
Co-author, The Almanac of yank Politics

"Presidential politics has regularly been extra superficial than we want to confess. With a trendy and likeable contact befitting a powerful candidate, Ben Shapiro takes us deep into the vanity that has formed American history."
-Jonathan Alter

"Shapiro deftly explains how peak, hair and handsomeness can impact a candidate's crusade up to matters. A enjoyable, informative read."
-Glenn Beck
Nationally syndicated speak express host
Host of CNN's The Glenn Beck Show

"A hilarious and illuminating trip via America's centuries-long fascination with presidential image-making. even if you are left, correct, reasonable or apathetic, this vigorous booklet gets you prepared for the packaging of the '08 races."
-Jim Hightower

"This is a perceptive, witty-sometimes hilarious-look on the realities in the back of the faces and the facades, the slogans and the nature assassinations, of every presidential crusade from George Washington to at the present time - with a lot for us to think about for tomorrow."
-Sir Martin Gilbert
Official biographer of Winston Churchill

 "An exciting and illuminating romp during the politics of symbolism and character in our presidential politics. in case you are deliberating working for president, learn this booklet prior to you spend a dime on a political consultant."
-Rich Lowry
National Review

COLMES: Who do you need [for the best Court]?

ANN COULTER: thanks for asking. i would like Ben Shapiro.

COLMES: Ben Shapiro.

ANN COULTER: sure. He simply entire his first yr at Harvard legislations, 21 years outdated.

COLMES: You suggest for a date or for the court?

ANN COULTER: No, for the court docket. he is my candidate. he is very vivid. he is already written one best-selling publication.

COLMES: you need to positioned a 21-year-old man at the court?

ANN COULTER: Twenty-one, and he is simply entire first 12 months of Harvard legislation.

COLMES: so that you wish a person who is going to be at the courtroom for fifty, 60 years? Is that - is that the entire idea?

ANN COULTER: No, I simply ensue to love Ben Shapiro.

Hannity and Colmes
Fox information Channel
July eight, 2005

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Download E-books Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women PDF

By Chris Enss

From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of untamed invoice Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave all of it up for the rushing Bat Masterson—and discovered to remorse it, those romantic tales from the previous West are nonetheless widely used and interesting to readers at the present time. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid spouse of untamed invoice Hickok and know about the final love letter he despatched ahead of being dealt the useless man’s hand. study the tale in the back of the fascinating performer Lotta Crabtree’s heartaches. And observe the story of the rushing equipment Carson and his attractive bride. This assortment beneficial properties the teachings discovered through and from the antics of the ladies who formed the West.

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