Discovering the American Past A Look at the Evidence Volume I To 1877

Discovering the American Past  A Look at the Evidence  Volume I  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler,Lorri Glover
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1305630424
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

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This primary source reader in the popular DISCOVERING series contains a six-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data. Each chapter is organized around the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue. Volume 1 of the Eighth Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout. For example, there are new chapters on creation stories and culture in colonial America, the transition to racial slavery in Virginia, women’s rights, and Civil War nurses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discovering America s Past

Discovering America s Past
Author: Anonim
Pages: 400
ISBN: UOM:39015029107169
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Release: 1993
Editor: Readers Digest
Language: en

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The personal side of American history is revealed in a collection of anecdotes featuring the designer of Lincoln Logs, the Real McCoy, explanations of unusual customs, and a bonus guide to historic sites

Discovering History in China

Discovering History in China
Author: Paul A. Cohen
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780231151924
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Release: 2010
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

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Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

Discovering the Women in Slavery

Discovering the Women in Slavery
Author: Patricia Morton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780820317571
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Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

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As Patricia Morton notes in her historiographical introduction, Discovering the Women in Slavery continues the advances made, especially over the last decade, in understanding how women experienced slavery and shaped slavery history. In addition, the collection illuminates some emancipating new perspectives and methodologies. Throughout, the contributors pay close attention - over time and place - to variations, differences, and diversity regarding issues of gender and sex, race and ethnicity, and class. They draw on such qualitative sources as letters, novels, oral histories, court records, and local histories as well as quantitative sources like census data and parish records

Discovering the American Past To 1877

Discovering the American Past  To 1877
Author: William Bruce Wheeler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0395871875
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Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

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Discovering Black America

Discovering Black America
Author: Linda Tarrant-Reid
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781683354291
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Release: 2018-03-15
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

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DIVDiscovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the Niña with Christopher Columbus and continues through the colonial period, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and civil rights to our current president in the White House. Including first-person narratives from diaries and journals, interviews, and archival images, Discovering Black America will give readers an intimate understanding of this extensive history. The book includes an index and bibliography. UPraise for Discovering Black America/u STARRED REVIEWS "This handsome, engaging study of African-American history brings to light many intriguing and tragically underreported stories...From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much attention to detail in this handsome volume." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Reproductions of historical documents, photographs, and artwork provide a sense of immediacy to this immersive tapestry, which reaches well beyond the milestones typically outlined in history books." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "This attractive volume is an epic work...Absolutely gorgeous in design, with a harmonious marriage of text and colorful archival images, this is the kind of book that invites browsing, and its extensive reach will make this a go-to title for report writers." —School Library Journal "This handsome historical overview begins with the first African explorers and seamen arriving in the New World in the fifteenth century, and it ends with the presidential election of Barack Obama..The extensive back matter includes meticulous footnotes and a bibliography of recommended books and websites for all those who will be moved to find out more. An excellent title for classroom support." —Booklist "The author provides a detailed overview that is thoroughly researched and documented, making this an outstanding resource for students. The primary source documents, photographs, and archival maps that complement this compelling account will engage readers...This book will undoubtedly prove to be useful for research and browsing alike.†? —Library Media Connection, highly recommended UAward/u Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013/div

Here Is Where

Here Is Where
Author: Andrew Carroll
Pages: 499
ISBN: 9780307463982
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Language: en

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Explores unmarked historic sites across the country where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived, including where modern anesthesia was first used and the location of America's deadliest maritime disaster.

Discovering Our Past A History of the United States Student Edition print only

Discovering Our Past  A History of the United States Student Edition  print only
Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 1072
ISBN: 0076599396
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Release: 2015-07-17
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

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Discovering North American Rock Art

Discovering North American Rock Art
Author: Lawrence L. Loendorf,Christopher Chippindale,David S. Whitley
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780816534104
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Release: 2016-05
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

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From the high plains of Canada to caves in the southeastern United States, images etched into and painted on stone by ancient Native Americans have aroused in observers the desire to understand their origins and meanings. Rock paintings and engravings can be found in nearly every state and province, and each region has its own distinctive story of discovery and evolving investigation of the rock art record. Rock art in the twenty-first century enjoys a large and growing popularity fueled by scholarly research and public interest alike. This book explores the history of rock art research in North America and is the only volume in the past twenty-five years to provide coverage of the subject on a continental scale. Written by contributors active in rock art research, it examines sites that provide a cross-section of regions and topics and complements existing books on rock art by offering new information, insights, and approaches to research. The first part of the volume explores different regional approaches to the study of rock art, including a set of varied responses to a single site as well as an overview of broader regional research investigations. It tells how Writing-on-Stone in southern Alberta, Canada, reflects changing thought about rock art from the 1870s to today; it describes the role of avocational archaeologists in the Mississippi Valley, where rock art styles differ on each side of the river; it explores discoveries in southwestern mountains and southeastern caves; and it integrates the investigation of cupules along Georgia’s Yellow River into a full study of a site and its context. The book also compares the differences between rock art research in the United States and France: from the outset, rock art was of only marginal interest to most U.S. archaeologists, while French prehistorians considered cave art an integral part of archaeological research. The book’s second part is concerned with working with the images today and includes coverage of gender interests, government sponsorship, the role of amateurs in research, and chronometric studies. Much has changed in our understanding of rock art since Cotton Mather first wrote in 1714 of a strange inscription on a Massachusetts boulder, and the cutting-edge contributions in this volume tell us much about both the ancient place of these enduring images and their modern meanings. Discovering North American Rock Art distills today’s most authoritative knowledge of the field and is an essential volume for both specialists and hobbyists.

Discovering the Ancient Past

Discovering the Ancient Past
Author: William Bruce Wheeler,Julius Ruff,Franklin Doeringer
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0618379304
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Release: 2004
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing
Language: en

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Incorporating the latest scholarship, this upper-level ancient history text guides students through the process of historical inquiry and exploration. Covering topics ranging from the need for water in ancient societies to the problem of ancient suicide, this narrative presents a balanced, cultural approach within a chronicle of historical events and evidence, thereby promoting critical thinking, sharpening analytical skills, and building student interest. This text offers a unique, multi-part pedagogical framework. Each chapter is organized by "The Problem," "Sources and Method," "The Evidence," "Questions to Consider," and the "Epilogue." Diverse primary source materials include documents, maps, art, city plans, and statistical data. At the end of each chapter, the central theme, or "problem," is tied to contemporary issues.

Discovering The American Past A Look At The Evidence Vol 2

Discovering The American Past  A Look At The Evidence  Vol  2
Author: William Bruce Wheeler
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:852796747
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Dream

The American Dream
Author: Shing Yin Khor
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781942186373
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Zest Books
Language: en

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As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what “America” meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people and sunlight and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath - a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. Those contrasting ideas have stuck with Shing ever since, even now that she lives and works in LA. The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 is Shing’s attempt to find what she can of both of these Americas on a solo journey (small adventure-dog included) across the entire expanse of that iconic road, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago. And what begins as a road trip ends up as something more like a pilgrimage in search of an American landscape that seems forever shifting, forever out of place.

Who was First

Who was First
Author: Russell Freedman
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1428770267
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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"For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Jacket.

Conspiracy Theory in America

Conspiracy Theory in America
Author: Lance deHaven-Smith
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780292743793
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Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

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Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

This Is Not Civil Rights

This Is Not Civil Rights
Author: George I. Lovell
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9780226494036
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Release: 2012-10
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

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Since at least the time of Tocqueville, observers have noted that Americans draw on the language of rights when expressing dissatisfaction with political and social conditions. As the United States confronts a complicated set of twenty-first-century problems, that tradition continues, with Americans invoking symbolic events of the founding era to frame calls for change. Most observers have been critical of such “rights talk.” Scholars on the left worry that it limits the range of political demands to those that can be articulated as legally recognized rights, while conservatives fear that it creates unrealistic expectations of entitlement. Drawing on a remarkable cache of Depression-era complaint letters written by ordinary Americans to the Justice Department, George I. Lovell challenges these common claims. Although the letters were written prior to the emergence of the modern civil rights movement—which most people assume is the origin of rights talk—many contain novel legal arguments, including expansive demands for new entitlements that went beyond what authorities had regarded as legitimate or required by law. Lovell demonstrates that rights talk is more malleable and less constraining than is generally believed. Americans, he shows, are capable of deploying idealized legal claims as a rhetorical tool for expressing their aspirations for a more just society while retaining a realistic understanding that the law often falls short of its own ideals.

Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree
Author: Suzanne Simard
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735237766
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER of the 2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize in Mountain Environment and Natural History WINNER of the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar), and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Now, in her first book, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths—that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. Simard describes up close—in revealing and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved; how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about their future; how they elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication: characteristics previously ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies. And, at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.Simard, born and raised in the rain forests of British Columbia, spent her days as a child cataloging the trees from the forest; she came to love and respect them and embarked on a journey of discovery and struggle. Her powerful story is one of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward. And it is a testament to how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology: it’s about understanding who we are and our place in the world. In her book, as in her groundbreaking research, Simard proves the true connectedness of the Mother Tree to the forest, nurturing it in the profound ways that families and humansocieties nurture one another, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.

Legends and Lore of Ancient America

Legends and Lore of Ancient America
Author: Frank Joseph
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781477728086
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Release: 1900-01-01
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

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If you want to spark young people’s interest in history, teach them about the undocumented legends they won’t find in their traditional history books. This title offers readers a juicy retelling of what some people speculate is an alternate history of the Americas. From Vikings maps of America hundreds of years before Columbus to the discovery of a lost Christian colony in prehistoric Michigan, this book dares to uncover some of history’s most controversial legends.

Discovering Black Vermont

Discovering Black Vermont
Author: Elise A. Guyette
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781584659082
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Release: 2010-07-31
Editor: UPNE
Language: en

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The search for an African American community in rural Vermont

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Robert J. Sharer,Wendy Ashmore
Pages: 684
ISBN: 155934041X
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Release: 1993
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Language: en

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This introductory text surveys the techniques, methods and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology. Coverage of method and theory resides in the context of an ideal research plan to explain what archaeologists do, how they conduct research, and how they use the results to construct our past. Integration of traditional and recent innovative approaches to archaeology provides a balanced scientific and humanistic perspective.

Discovering Our Past A History of the United States Early Years Student Edition print only

Discovering Our Past  A History of the United States Early Years  Student Edition  print only
Author: McGraw-Hill
Pages: 616
ISBN: 007659940X
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Release: 2015-07-17
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

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Print Student Edition