This Day in American History / Edition 3

This Day in American History / Edition 3

by Ernie Gross, Roland H. Worth
     
 

Every day is the anniversary of an event worth remembering, For example, on March 29, among many other events, the Puritans sailed for New England (1630), the Rosenbergs were found guilty of conspiracy (1951), and the House of Representatives completed congressional action on curtailing the farm subsidy program (1996).

This book offers a look at important

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Overview

Every day is the anniversary of an event worth remembering, For example, on March 29, among many other events, the Puritans sailed for New England (1630), the Rosenbergs were found guilty of conspiracy (1951), and the House of Representatives completed congressional action on curtailing the farm subsidy program (1996).

This book offers a look at important moments in American history day by day. Each day's entry lists events from the arrival of the first explorers through the end of 2006. Listed events relate to a wide range of topics, from politics to science to the social scene. Births and deaths of major figures are included. Readers can look under any day of the year and see hundreds of years' worth of the American past. Helpful for teachers, history aficionados, or anyone interested in the weight of history that lies behind each day on the calendar, the text is also fully indexed for easy reference.

This third edition of an acclaimed reference book ("Recommended"—Choice; "A must-have"—Catholic Library World) is updated with over 950 additional entries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786431922
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2008
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

The late Ernie Gross of Onancock, Virginia, retired from a career in newspaper journalism and government public relations. He was also the author of Advances and Innovations in American Daily Life, 1600s-1930s (2002) and This Day in Sports (2000). Roland H. Worth, Jr., is the author of many books. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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