The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era (The A to Z Guide Series) by Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

By Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

The A to Z of the Eisenhower period examines major participants, agencies, and occasions in American political, monetary, social, and cultural background in this period in American background. as well as the loads of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, international relations, literature, technological know-how, activities, and pop culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and several other appendixes also are incorporated during this necessary reference.

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America: A Narrative History (Seventh Edition) (Vol. 1) by George Brown Tindall

By George Brown Tindall

Used through over 1000000 scholars, America: a story History is among the so much profitable American heritage textbooks ever published.

holding the positive aspects that experience continuously exclusive this vintage text―lively and obtainable narrative sort, a willing stability of political with social and cultural heritage, and unparalleled value―the 7th variation introduces a totally redesigned, full-color format complemented through crowd pleasing maps and stronger pedagogy. The 7th version additionally introduces the recent subject of environmental historical past. rigorously built-in all through, this topic provides illuminating views on how americans have shaped―and been formed by―the wildlife.

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Atlas of Medieval Europe by David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

By David Ditchburn, Simon MacLean, Angus MacKay

The Atlas of Medieval Europe covers the interval from the autumn of the Roman Empire via to the beginnings of the Renaissance, spreading from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes. each one map techniques a separate factor or sequence of occasions in medieval heritage, and a remark locates it in its broader context.

This moment version has over 40 new maps protecting various subject matters including:

  • the Moravian Empire
  • environmental change
  • the travels and correspondence of Froissart and travelers within the east
  • the structure of significant castles and palaces.

Thorough assurance is usually given to geographically peripheral components like Portugal, Poland, Scandinavia and Ireland.

Providing a shiny illustration of the improvement of countries, peoples and social constructions, and charting political and armed forces occasions, the Atlas takes an in depth examine a number of key parts together with language and literature; the advance of alternate, paintings and structure; and the nice towns and lives of ancient figures.

With over one hundred eighty maps, professional commentaries and an intensive bibliography, this moment variation of an essential reference advisor to medieval Europe brings the advanced and vibrant background of the center a while to life.

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Geography and Vision: Seeing, Imagining and Representing the by Denis Cosgrove

By Denis Cosgrove

Geography and Vision is a chain of private reflections by way of prime cultural geographer, Denis Cosgrove, at the advanced connections among seeing, imagining and representing the area geographically.  Ranging traditionally from the 16th century to the current day, the essays contain reflections upon discovery and the position of mind's eye in giving it that means; colonisation and 16th century gardening; the shaping of yank landscapes; desolate tract, imperial mappings and masculinity; city cartography and utopian visions; conceptions of the Pacific; the cartography of John Ruskin; and the imaginitive grip of the Equator. largely illustrated, this enticing paintings finds the richness and complexity of the geographical mind's eye as expressed during the last 5 centuries.
 

 

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Baby Boom: People and Perspectives (Perspectives in American by Rusty Monhollon

By Rusty Monhollon

This attractive selection of essays explores the various methods americans of each race, classification, gender, and political leaning skilled the newborn Boom.

• Separate bankruptcy of fundamental records delivering perception into the innovations and stories of daily americans, together with excerpts from Dr. Benjamin Spock's The good judgment e-book of child and baby Care, journal ads, and significant social activities of the 1960s

• A complete chronology of occasions throughout the child growth, tracing the new release from 1945 to the present

• stories and oral histories from participants of the infant growth generation

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The A to Z of the Early American Republic (The A to Z Guide by Richard, Jr. Buel

By Richard, Jr. Buel

The formative interval of the U.S., operating approximately from 1789 to 1829, has turn into distant and maybe overly idealized. whereas the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams set the rustic at the route to modernity by means of resolving a few nagging difficulties left over from the Revolution, they did not unravel many an important matters, comparable to slavery, the therapy of local americans, and the results of commercial improvement. regardless of many universal pursuits, the gentry's management used to be riven by way of sectional friction, own pageant, and partisan bickering that just about tore the state aside in the course of the struggle of 1812. The A to Z of the Early American Republic recounts the achievements and the mess ups, the growth and the backsliding, and the low and high issues of our forefathers. First traced within the chronology after which defined within the creation, the background of our nation's early life is specified by nice aspect. the various hundred dictionary entries describe the extra eminent individuals, the evolving associations, and the the most important occasions that our younger state confronted. an intensive bibliography is incorporated to supply easy accessibility for additional experiences.

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'Food for Apollo': Cultivated Music in Antebellum by Dorothy T. Potter

By Dorothy T. Potter

Food for Apollo via Dorothy Potter, describes and evaluates the expansion and scope of cultivated track in Philadelphia, from the early eighteenth-century to the arrival of the Civil struggle. in lots of works facing American tradition, dialogue of music's effect is proscribed to a couple major performances or individuals, or missed altogether. The research of music's position in cultural background in all fairness contemporary, in comparison to literature, paintings, and structure. no matter if vernacular or according to ecu versions, a extra thorough figuring out of tune should still comprise cognizance to similar matters. This booklet examines live performance and theatre performances, tune publishing, pre-1861 manufacture of pianos, and British and American literature which promoted tune, informing readers approximately participants akin to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose works and repute generated curiosity on each side of the Atlantic.

Though first and foremost hindered through the Society of pals' competition to entertainments of all types, numbers of non-Quakers supported dancing, concert events, and drama by way of the 1740s; this curiosity speeded up after the Revolution, with the construction of a few of America's earliest theatres, and through the years, Musical Fund corridor, the Academy of tune, and different venues. Emigrant musicians, significantly Alexander Reinagle, brought new works by way of modern Europeans akin to Franz Joseph Haydn, Mozart, C.P. E. Bach, and so forth, in concert events mixed with favourite tunes, just like the "President's March." Later within the 19th century, Philadelphia's famous African-American composer and band chief Francis Johnson, endured the culture of combining classical and vernacular works in his renowned prom concert events. As they marketed and shipped their track to an ever-growing marketplace, post-Revolutionary emigrant track publishers, together with Benjamin Carr and his kin, George Willig, and George Blake, created winning companies that inspired American flavor a long way past Philadelphia.

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