One-Night Stands With American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

One-Night Stands With American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

Richard Shenkman, Kurt Reiger, "One-Night Stands With American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents (Revised and Updated Edition)"
ISBN: 0060538201 | 2003 | EPUB | 322 pages | 5 MB

One-Night Stands With American History (repost)

One-Night Stands With American History (repost)

Richard Shenkman, Kurt Reiger, "One-Night Stands With American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents (Revised and Updated Edition)"
ISBN: 0060538201 | 2003 | EPUB | 322 pages | 5 MB

One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents [Repost]

One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents [Repost]

One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents by Richard Shenkman, Kurt Reiger
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0060538201 | 322 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Language: English | MOBI | ISBN-10: 0393340392 | 2011 | 384 pages | 1 MB

Winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book and Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography: "An ingenious and absorbing book…It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story." ―Jonathan Spence

Fubar Vol.3 - American History Z (2013)

Fubar Vol.3 - American History Z (2013)

Fubar Vol.3 - American History Z (2013)
English | CBR | 396 pages | 328.83 MB

The follow up to the New York Times Best Seller: Empire of the Rising Dead, FUBAR: American History Z is a stand-alone anthology that covers the entire American experience. From the discovery of the new world to present day, this volume shows what happened when our founding fathers came face to face with the walking dead.

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots Volume 1 - 2 (Greenwood Milestones in African American History)

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots Volume 1 - 2 (Greenwood Milestones in African American History)

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots Volume 1 - 2 (Greenwood Milestones in African American History)
Publisher: Greenwood | ISBN: 0313333017 | edition 2006 | PDF | 997 pages | 11,9 mb

The Encyclopedia of American Race Riots provides interpretive accounts of collective violence involving black and white Americans from the Civil War through the early twenty-first century, often with reference to related forms of bloodshed and implications for other minorities throughout our history. In nearly 265 entries written by eighty scholars from various fields, it identifies key incidents, individuals, and organizations, as well as concepts, events, themes, and trends associated with the acts of bloodshed and responses to them—including song and poetry. Thus the encyclopedia presents riots, lynching, vigilantism, and murders in the context of everyday life for specific eras and regions, revealing the human agency of participants and victims, the role of racism in these purposeful bloodlettings, and the transformation of racial violence over time. It also provides twenty-three primary sources, an extensive bibliography, a related topics guide, a chronology of American race riots and racial violence, a detailed subject index, and powerful illustrations. Above all, it raises critical questions: What are riots? Why do they occur? When do they happen? How do they differ from one another and from other forms of collective violence? Who riots, and why? Why are riots and rioters significant? How do they compare with other forms of mob violence and participants?

The Skeptic's Guide to American History [repost]

The Skeptic's Guide to American History [repost]

The Skeptic's Guide to American History
24xWEBRip | English | AVI | 640 x 480 | XviD ~1024 kbps | 29.970 fps
MP3 | 128 kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 11:57:23 | 5.77 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / History

For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation's collective memory. But what if those beliefs—however familiar—don't really tell the whole story? Our knowledge of history—or what we believe to be history—is the lens through which we view and interpret the world. And when that lens is distorted with misleading information, it has powerful effects on how we perceive the present and how we make decisions in the future, from choosing whom to vote for to interpreting the latest developments in today's news and opinion pieces.

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination (repost)

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination (repost)

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination By Richard Price
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 2007 | 448 Pages | ISBN: 0226680584 | PDF | 2 MB

Dictionary of American History 10 volume Set 3rd Edition by Stanley I. Kutler

Dictionary of American History 10 volume Set 3rd Edition by Stanley I. Kutler

Dictionary of American History 10 volume Set 3rd Edition by Stanley I. Kutler
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons (2003) | ISBN: 0684805332 | Pages: 5500 | PDF | 199 MB

This 2003 edition contains 4,400 articles, 1,200 photos, and 252 maps and includes 8,940 new topics and 1,400 rewritten articles. These cross-listed and newly-illustrated entries of 100-8,000 words are aimed at college students and reach into the future with a 1500-word essay on "9/11." Volume nine, a wonderful addition, contains archival maps and primary documents (with introductions) such as the anonymous story (c. 1745) of the league of five nations (Cayugas, Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Senecas); an excerpt from Francis Grund's Americans in their Moral, Social, and Political Relations (1837); and Henry Ford's "Advice to the Unemployed in the Great Depression" (1932). Volume nine's other distinctive feature is a division of the Dictionary into chronological chunks that correlate entries, maps, and documents with relevant chapters in three Wadsworth textbooks: American Passages (2000), The American Past (2001); and Liberty, Equality, Power (2002). A six-page guide provides tips on historical research. The over 2000 contributors are from American academies. One caution: the dictionary does not contain biographical entries.

Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Native American History, Culture, and Life From Paleo-Indians to the Present

Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Native American History, Culture, and Life From Paleo-Indians to the Present

Instant Info Riches
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | ISBN-10: 0395669219 | edition November 20, 1996 | PDF | 756 pages | 12.52 mb

Even as interest in the powerful, often tragic history of Native America grows, many books continue to perpetuate long-standing misconceptions of the past as well as the romantic steretypes often popularized today. Readers can now rely on Encyclopedia of North American Indians for an authentic and often surprising portrait of the complexities of the Native American experience. Written by more than 260 contemporary authorities, the volume features many Native American contributors - including eminent writers, tribal elders, scholars, and activists - with voices as distinct as their subjects, offering a deeper and more informed appreciation of American Indian life, past and present. Illustrated with many rare photographs, the Encyclopedia features articles on subjects such as mound builders, reservations, cigar-store Indians, child rearing, powwows, boarding schools, museums and collectors, dreams, the occupation of Alcatraz, and the impact of American Indian civilizations on Europe and the world. Contemporary topics include gambling, sports mascots, alcoholism, urban Indians, and the status of women. Biographies illuminate not only famous chiefs and warriors but an enormously diverse group of historical figures, such as Pauline Johnson, a Mohawk who becme the first American Indian woman to publish poetry; Charles Curtis, a Kaw Indian who served as vice president under Herbert Hoover; and "Chief" Bender, an Ojibwa who played and coached professional baseball and is lauded in the Baseball hall of Fame. Covering Arctic to southeastern peoples, separate articles on more than one hundred major tribes - from Abenaki to Zuni - discuss community origins, rituals and beliefs, social organizations, and present-day life.

PBS - Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History (2015)

PBS - Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History (2015)

PBS - Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2494 Kbps | 55mn 5s | Audio: English AAC 144 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.02 GiB
Genre: Documentary

A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, Debt of Honor takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans, including Representative Tammy Duckworth, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former Commander of Fort Belvoir Gregory Gadson. Tracing the history of disabled veterans in America from the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in the Middle East, as narrated by leading scholars in the fields of disability studies, history and psychology, the film vividly illustrates the human cost of war and sacrifices of military service. It is brought to life through hundreds of carefully curated stills and footage from archives across the country. As advances in field medicine markedly reduce the number of deaths on the battlefield, more veterans are coming home with severe injuries.

The Pony Express: Bringing Mail to the American West (Milestones in American History)

The Pony Express: Bringing Mail to the American West (Milestones in American History)

The Pony Express: Bringing Mail to the American West (Milestones in American History)
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications | ISBN: 1604130288 | edition 2009 | PDF | 138 pages | 3,1 mb

From April 1860 to October 1861, the mail service known as the Pony Express operated between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Cross-country mail delivery that used to take three weeks was reduced to 10 days. At its height, 80 riders weighing no more than 125 pounds each and 400 to 500 horses carried the mail overland to 100 stations averaging 25 miles apart. Despite the hazards of traveling 2,000 miles over such a short amount of time, only one delivery was ever lost. In fact, the Pony Express is credited with keeping California in the Union by providing rapid communication between the coasts. Its official end came with the establishment of the Pacific Telegraph Company in 1861, and the founders ended up declaring bankruptcy. "The Pony Express" explores the history of the predecessor to modern mail delivery and its importance in keeping communication open from coast to coast.

High School Level - Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners [repost]

High School Level - Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners [repost]

High School Level - Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners
30xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~666 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 15:02:45 | English: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | 5.12 GB
Genre: History

Make American history come alive for your student with this excellent 30- lecture course by nationally recognized educator Linwood Thompson. Covering the first half of America's fascinating history from the settlement of the continent by Native Americans through to the California Gold Rush of 1849, this course is taught with unusual creativity and innovation.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
The New Press| 2005-03 | ISBN: 156584100X | 384 pages | PDF 3,6 MB

A tenth anniversary commemorative hardcover edition of James w. Loewen's classic retelling of American history. Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "an extremely convincing plea for truth in education." In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should —and could —be taught to American students.

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) (repost)

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) (repost)

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) by Jeff Wallenfeldt
August 15, 2010 | ISBN-10: 1615301461 | 376 pages | PDF | 7 Mb

This addition to the African American History and Culture series is notable for the depth and breadth of its coverage. Beginning with WWII events that led to integration, the book, illustrated with black-and-white photos, chronologically follows the history of the civil rights movement as well as introducing black influences on literature, sports, and music. Many of the greats in these areas get their own sidebars or discussions, including Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Ben Webster, and Elgin Baylor, to name just a few (though its not always clear why some are in sidebars and others are discussed within the text).

Thomas Ayers - That's Not In My American History Book

Thomas Ayers - That's Not In My American History Book

Thomas Ayers - That's Not In My American History Book
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | ISBN: 158979107X | Duration: 06:45:52 | 371 mb
Genre: History

History classes reduce America's story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. That's Not in My American History Book tackles the messy details, reclaims disregarded heroes, and sets the record straight. This book explains why July 4th isn't really Independence Day, reveals 19th century mudslinging that labels Andrew Jackson a "murderer," and even unveils the only vice president with a number-one pop hit. With insight, wit, and irreverence, Ayres uncovers our overlooked past.

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) (repost)

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) (repost)

The Black Experience in America: From Civil Rights to the Present (African American History and Culture) by Jeff Wallenfeldt
English | August 15, 2010 | ISBN-10: 1615301461 | 376 pages | PDF | 7 Mb

This addition to the African American History and Culture series is notable for the depth and breadth of its coverage. Beginning with WWII events that led to integration, the book, illustrated with black-and-white photos, chronologically follows the history of the civil rights movement as well as introducing black influences on literature, sports, and music.

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination By Richard Price
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 2007 | 448 Pages | ISBN: 0226680584 | PDF | 2 MB

Native American History by Britannica Educational Publishing

Native American History by Britannica Educational Publishing

Native American History by Britannica Educational Publishing
English | 2011 | ISBN 13: 9781615302659 | 252 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

With the advent of European colonization, the North American landscape and the indigenous cultures that inhabited it changed irrevocably.

Encyclopedia of African-American Politics (Facts on File Library of American History Series)

Encyclopedia of African-American Politics (Facts on File Library of American History Series)

Encyclopedia of African-American Politics (Facts on File Library of American History Series) By Robert C. Smith
Publisher: Facts on File 2003-06 | 496 Pages | ISBN: 0816044759 | PDF | 6.7 MB

For many years, African Americans were excluded from participation as voters and as candidates in the American political system. With the Civil Rights movement and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, African-American political participation has increased substantially…