A Documentary History of the United States (Updated & Expanded)

A Documentary History of the United States (Updated & Expanded)

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by Richard D. Heffner, Alexander Heffner
     
 

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Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner with online journalist Alexander Heffner.
 
Among the important documents in this book you will find:

  • The complete text of the

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Overview

Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner with online journalist Alexander Heffner.
 
Among the important documents in this book you will find:

  • The complete text of the Declaration of Independence
  • The complete Constitution of the United States
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • Woodrow Wilson’s War Message to Congress
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech
  • John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Addresses, 1981 and 1985
  • Documents relating to September 11, 2001
 This edition has been expanded and updated to include: 
  • A new chapter on the Bush/Cheney Administration and the First and Second Election and Inauguration of Barack Obama as the Forty-Fourth President of the United States
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451466471
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
282,491
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard D. Heffner received his AB and MA from Columbia University and has taught history and political science at the University of California, Sarah Lawrence College, the New School for Social Research, and NYU. University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers since 1964, he also produces and moderates his prizewinning weekly public television series, Richard Heffner’s Open Mind, which he began in 1956, and for twenty years was chairman of the motion picture industry’s film-rating system. In addition to A Documentary History of the United States, Mr. Heffner has edited and introduced the Signet Classic edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Random House/Schocken Books published his Conversations with Elie Wiesel; Carrol & Graf published his As They Saw It: A Conversational History of Modern America. He is joined now by journalist and civic educator Alexander Heffner.

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