Category: American History

Download E-books United States History: 1841 to 1877: Westward Expansion & the Civil War (Essentials) PDF

By Steven E. Woodworth

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United States historical past: 1841 to 1877 discusses westward growth, Texas, the Mexican battle, the Compromise of 1850, sectional clash, the Dred Scott Case, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Civil battle, and Reconstruction.

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Download E-books American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (P.S.) PDF

By Chris Kyle, William Doyle

Drawing on his mythical firearms wisdom and combat experience, U.S. army SEAL and number one bestselling writer of yankee Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the tale of America—from the Revolution to the present—through the lens of ten iconic guns and the extraordinary heroes who used them to form historical past: the yankee long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, experience, invention, and sacrifice.

Featuring a foreword and afterword via Taya Kyle and illustrated with greater than a hundred pictures, this new paperback version features a bonus bankruptcy, “The 11th Gun,” on shotguns, derringers, and the Browning M2 laptop gun.

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Download E-books Jews and the Civil War: A Reader PDF

No less than 8,000 Jewish squaddies fought for the Union and Confederacy through the Civil conflict. a couple of served jointly in Jewish businesses whereas so much fought along Christian comrades. but at the same time they stood “shoulder-to-shoulder” at the entrance strains, they encountered targeted challenges.

In Jews and the Civil warfare, Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn gather for the 1st time the main scholarship on Jews and the Civil struggle, little identified even to experts within the box. those obtainable and far-ranging essays from best students are grouped into seven thematic sections—Jews and Slavery, Jews and Abolition, Rabbis and the March to warfare, Jewish infantrymen through the Civil conflict, the house entrance, Jews as a category, and Aftermath—each with an creation by means of the editors. jointly they reappraise the impression of the struggle on Jews within the North and the South, supplying a wealthy and engaging portrait of the adventure of Jewish squaddies and civilians from the house entrance to the conflict front.

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Download E-books Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War PDF

Dramatic advancements opened up in the course of the first months of 1865 that introduced America's bloody Civil battle to a fast climax.

As the Confederacy crumbled below the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched at the Rebels' last bastions in Alabama, the Carolinas, and Virginia. basic William T. Sherman's battle-hardened military carried out a punitive crusade opposed to the seat of the uprising, South Carolina, whereas General-in-Chief Ulysses S. furnish sought to damage the months-long siege at Petersburg, defended by means of Robert E. Lee's ravenous military of Northern Virginia. In Richmond, accomplice President Jefferson Davis struggled to carry jointly his unraveling country whereas at the same time sanctioning diplomatic overtures to bid for peace. in the meantime, President Abraham Lincoln took steps to finish slavery within the usa forever.

Their final complete Measure relates those exciting occasions, which one at the heels of one other, from the battles finishing the Petersburg siege and forcing Lee's hand over at Appomattox to the destruction of South Carolina's capital, the assassination of Lincoln, and the in depth manhunt for his killer. The fast paced narrative braids the disparate occasions right into a compelling account that comes with robust armies; leaders civil and armed forces, mistaken and luxurious; and usual humans, black and white, suffering to outlive within the war's wreckage.

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Download E-books Making of the West: People and Cultures (3rd Edition) PDF

By Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, Bonnie G. Smith

With a chronological narrative that gives a really worldwide context, The Making of the West: A Concise heritage tells the tale of the cross-cultural exchanges that experience formed Western background. This author-abridged model of the guardian textual content bargains the pliability of a quick book.

Textbook for college point Western Civilization classes.

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Download E-books Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War PDF

By Thomas B. Allen

From historian Thomas B. Allen, writer of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, undercover agent Master comes a sweeping, dramatic historical past of the americans who fought along the British at the wasting part of the yank Revolution. Allen’s compelling account includes an epic tale with a private center, an American narrative sure to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. the 1st publication in over thirty years in this subject in Revolution warfare background, Tories incorporates new study and formerly unavailable fabric drawn from international documents, telling the riveting tale of sour internecine clash throughout the tumultuous delivery of a nation.

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Download E-books Lake Minnetonka (Images of America) PDF

Identified to local peoples for hundreds of years as a sacred position and searching flooring, the 9th greatest of Minnesotas 10,000 lakes remained unchanged until eventually its seashores have been opened to cost in 1851. the next yr, manhattan promoter George Bertram wrote, For healthfulness of weather, fertility of soil, fantastic thing about surroundings and nearness to markets [it] can't be exceeded through the other locality within the state, being inside of twelve or fifteen miles of 2 of crucial cities within the territory . . . navigable for steam and different boats over 41 miles, its waters transparent as crystal and abounding with fish. Settlers started to flock to Lake Minnetonkas a hundred and twenty miles of coastline, clearing the large Woods and construction new lives within the wasteland. quickly, the lake grew to become a vacationer vacation spot; millions traveled around the state to stick in its lavish motels, trip in immense steamboats, and revel in the lakes attractiveness.

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Download E-books When Miners March PDF

By William C. Blizzard

Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the Nineteen Twenties, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings deals a brand new standpoint on labor unrest in the course of this time interval. entire with formerly unpublished family members pictures and files, this retelling stocks the reports of invoice snowstorm, the author's father who was once the chief of the crimson Neck military. The tensions among the union and the coal businesses that led as much as the well-known conflict of Blair Mountain, the most important open and armed uprising in usa historical past, are defined intimately, as are its aftermath and legacy. Addressing hard work concerns in modern occasions, this ancient narrative makes transparent the human charges of extracting coal for electricity.

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Download E-books The State Boys Rebellion PDF

By Michael D'Antonio

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the superb tale of ways a bunch of imprisoned boys received their freedom, came upon justice, and survived one of many darkest and least-known episodes of yankee heritage.
within the early 20th century, usa wellbeing and fitness officers used IQ assessments to unmarried out "feebleminded" young ones and strength them into associations the place they have been denied schooling, sterilized, drugged, and abused. less than courses that bumped into the Seventies, greater than 250,000 young children have been separated from their households, even though a lot of them have been only undesirable orphans, truants, or delinquents.
The country Boys Rebellion conveys the stunning fact approximately America's eugenic period throughout the reviews of a bunch of boys held on the Fernald country college in Massachusetts beginning within the overdue Nineteen Forties. within the culture of Erin Brockovich, it recounts the men' dramatic fight to call for their rights and safe their freedom. It additionally covers their scary discovery a long time later they'd been fed radioactive oatmeal in chilly battle experiments -- and the following felony conflict that eventually received them a multimillion-dollar payment.
Meticulously researched via college information, formerly sealed papers, and interviews with the surviving kingdom Boys, this deft exposé is a strong reminder of the terrifying results of unchecked strength in addition to an inspiring testomony to the energy of the human spirit.

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Download E-books Early Ontario (Images of America) PDF

George and William Chaffey, immigrants from Canada, based a version colony in Southern California in 1882. They named their payment Ontario, from an Iroquois time period that means appealing water, not just to pay homage to their domestic province yet to additionally draw different Canadians to their colony. using forward-thinking irrigation practices, the brothers laid out plots of land prepared for colonists who desired to farm or bring up citrus groves. After simply 4 years, the brothers left for Australia to improve extra settlements and handed their version colony directly to Charles Frankish and his companions of the Ontario Land and development corporation. From its earliest days, the colony turned identified for its citrus groves, Armstrong roses, Graber olives, Guasti grapes, and the Hotpoint iron. This ebook, including approximately two hundred pictures, makes a speciality of the colonys early improvement.

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