Living History: America: The History of the United States in Documents, Essays, Letters, Songs and Poems

Living History: America: The History of the United States in Documents, Essays, Letters, Songs and Poems

by Erik Bruun
     
 

THIS SWEEPING ARRAY OF DOCUMNTS PROVIDES FIRST-PERSON GLIMPSES OF THE EVENTS, MAJOR AND MINOR, THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR NATION. Featuring hundreds of voices spanning three centuries, these documents present the United States documents present the United States through the eyes of those who were there, bringing life to the past by showing history in its starkest and

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THIS SWEEPING ARRAY OF DOCUMNTS PROVIDES FIRST-PERSON GLIMPSES OF THE EVENTS, MAJOR AND MINOR, THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR NATION. Featuring hundreds of voices spanning three centuries, these documents present the United States documents present the United States through the eyes of those who were there, bringing life to the past by showing history in its starkest and most immediate form the words of the men and women who lived it. Ours is a country based, first and foremost, on ideas. Here are those ideas in their pure, original forms, allowing readers to make their own interpretations.

There are stories of the famous, the infamous and the forgotten; landmark legal documents; poems from our most cherished bards; news reports from the frontlines of war; and speeches that still reverberate in our public consciousness. All of our most important public documents and articles of legislation are included, from Mayflower Compact to the Contract with America. Eyewitness accounts chronicle the history of the United States at every stage of its development, from the struggles of the early colonist to eke out a living and devise a system of government, to America's current status as a dominant world player.

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ISBN-13:
9781579123734
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
1036
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 7.62(h) x 2.40(d)

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