Lincoln The Rise Of The Republicans And The Coming Of The Civil War A Reference Guide

Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692055
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This succinct and readable account of the heated debate over the expansion of slavery provides readers with a thorough understanding of how the Civil War was precipitated. • Supplies a concise, blow-by-blow account of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858 • Documents the first two Republican campaigns for the presidency, John C. Fremont in 1856 and Abraham Lincoln in 1860 • Explores the points of disagreement between the North and South over slavery expansion • Includes an appendix of documents and political speeches from the period, including excerpts from the Lincoln-Douglas debates

The War For American Independence A Reference Guide

Author: Mark Edward Lender
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698347
File Size: 35,46 MB
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An indispensable resource for investigating America's War for Independence, this book provides a comprehensive yet concise narrative that combines the author's original perspectives with the latest scholarship on the subject. • Offers readers an incisive view of the ferocity of the war and the human cost of independence • Documents how and why the Continental Army became a racially integrated army, something America would not see again until the Korean War • Explains how a colonial rebellion in America became part of a world war

Andrew Jackson And The Rise Of The Democrats A Reference Guide

Author: Mark R. Cheathem Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694074
File Size: 68,90 MB
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This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. • Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures • Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War • Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert • Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power

The Progressive Era A Reference Guide

Author: Francis J. Sicius
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694481
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This fascinating guide documents the transformation of government from passive observer to active participant and ally of the American people during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. • Offers an accessible overview of the Progressive Era that uniquely brings together a narrative, biographies, primary source materials, and analysis • Shares a new perspective on an era that is part of the core curriculum of American history • Provides context essential to appreciating the interests, ideas, and individuals responsible for shaping—or restricting—progressive thought and action • Acts as a research guide for high school and undergraduate students • Includes an annotated bibliography of print and online primary and secondary sources to encourage further study

Reconstruction A Reference Guide

Author: Paul E. Teed Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069533X
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Providing an exciting narrative of Reconstruction based on current scholarship, historical sources, as well as interpretive essays on special topics, this book offers real insight into a controversial and critical period in American history. • Provides readers with an understanding of Reconstruction based on the most recent scholarship and analytical essays that promote critical thinking about important issues of this critical era • Presents extensive primary source material that allows readers to interpret the period through the eyes of participants as well as dynamic visual images from the period accompanied by explanatory captions • Contains biographical entries that provide insight into the lives of key people from the period • Includes an extensive annotated bibliography that encourages readers to explore issues in more depth

America In The Cold War A Reference Guide

Author: William T. Walker Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692071
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Including extensive, balanced information, keen insights, and helpful research tools, this book provides a valuable resource for students or general readers interested in American policy, diplomacy, and conduct during the Cold War. • Provides a solid introduction to the Cold War era that incorporates information from the latest scholarship • Documents the myriad impacts, both obvious and subtle, of the Cold War on American culture • Supplies a thorough annotated bibliography that includes primary and secondary sources, both standards and very recent studies—ideal for students and others interested in research • Constitutes a convenient research tool for high school and undergraduate students writing term papers or preparing theses on Cold War-related topics

A People S History Of The United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317325303
File Size: 56,16 MB
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Crisis Of The House Divided

Author: Harry V. Jaffa
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022611158X
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Crisis of the House Divided is the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa provides the definitive analysis of the political principles that guided Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against Douglas in 1858. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Jaffa has provided a new introduction. "Crisis of the House Divided has shaped the thought of a generation of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholars."—Mark E. Needly, Jr., Civil War History "An important book about one of the great episodes in the history of the sectional controversy. It breaks new ground and opens a new view of Lincoln's significance as a political thinker."—T. Harry Williams, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences "A searching and provocative analysis of the issues confronted and the ideas expounded in the great debates. . . . A book which displays such learning and insight that it cannot fail to excite the admiration even of scholars who disagree with its major arguments and conclusions."—D. E. Fehrenbacher, American Historical Review

The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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The Underground Railroad A Reference Guide

Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846485
File Size: 27,13 MB
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Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War. • Original documents, from key legislation like The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to first-person narratives of escaping slaves • Biographical sketches of key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, including Levi Coffin, William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Purvis, and Mary Ann Shadd