Women's Early American Historical Narratives (Penguin Classics)

By Sharon M. Harris

This attention-grabbing assortment provides an extraordinary examine ladies writers' first-hand views on early American heritage. within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries many girls authors started to write old research, thereby taking over an important function in defining the recent American Republicanism. Like their male opposite numbers, those writers frightened over the definition and perform of either private and non-private advantage, human equality, and the foundations of rationalism. unlike male authors, besides the fact that, lady writers necessarily addressed the problem of inequality of the sexes. This assortment contains writings that hire quite a lot of ways, from simple reportage to poetical old narratives, from shuttle writing to historic drama, or even bills in textbook structure, designed to supply ladies with workouts in serious thinking—training they infrequently acquired via their conventional education.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

By Studs Terkel

First released in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been known as “a large anthem in compliment of the yankee spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an useful record” (The manhattan Times). together with his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel conjures up a mosaic of thoughts from those that have been richest to those that have been destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, those who have been simply childrens, and those that take into accout wasting a fortune.

Now, in a good-looking new illustrated version, a range of Studs’s unforgettable interviews are complemented through pictures from one other wealthy documentary trove of the melancholy event: Farm safety management images from the Library of Congress. Interspersed through the textual content of Hard Times, those breathtaking images by way of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others extend the human scope of the voices captured within the publication, including a brand new measurement to Terkel’s incomparable quantity. Hard Times is the right advent to Terkel’s paintings for brand new readers, in addition to a gorgeous new addition to any Terkel library.

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James Madison

By Richard Brookhiser

James Madison led some of the most influential and prolific lives in American heritage, and his story—although all too frequently overshadowed by way of his extra celebrated contemporaries—is fundamental to that of the country. Madison helped to form our state as possibly no different Founder: taking part at the Federalist Papers and the invoice of Rights, resisting executive overreach by means of assembling one of many nation’s first political events (the Republicans, who turned today’s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield through the conflict of 1812, changing into the final president to guide troops in combat.

during this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser provides a brilliant portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an complete but humble statesman who nourished americans’ fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the legislation that experience preserved it to this day.

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The Making of the President 1960 (Harper Perennial Political Classics)

By Theodore H. White

A Harper Perennial Political vintage, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking nationwide bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential crusade and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative historical past of yankee politics in motion, Theodore White revolutionized the way in which presidential campaigns are stated. Now again in print, freshly repackaged, and with a brand new foreword written by means of Robert Dallek, The Making of the President 1960 continues to be the main influential booklet concerning the election of John F. Kennedy.

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The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era

A must-have commemorative quantity that offers fabric from the vintage illustrated historical past The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the fiftieth anniversary of the war.

When it was once initially released, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience provided the definitive ancient views of the Vietnam struggle from the very best emerging authors at the clash. This new and reimagined version updates the warfare at the fifty years that experience handed because the war’s initiation. The reliable successor to the Pulitzer Prize–nominated set, The American adventure in Vietnam combines the easiest critical ancient writing in regards to the Vietnam struggle with new, never-before-published images and views. New content material contains social, cultural, and army research; a view of submit Eighties Vietnam; and contextualizing dialogue of U.S involvement within the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. whether you personal the unique, The American event in Vietnam is an important addition for any sleek Vietnam battle enthusiast.

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin: Madness, Vengeance, and the Campaign of 1912

By Gerard Helferich

A New York Times Bestseller!

John Flammang Schrank—a lonely ny saloonkeeper—was passionate about the 1912 presidential election and Theodore Roosevelt. The ex-president’s extremism and third-term crusade have been downright un-American. confident that TR may ignite civil warfare and go away the nation open to international invasion, Schrank spoke back what he believed to be a divine summons, buying a gun and stalking Roosevelt throughout seven Southern and Midwestern states, mixing into throngs of supporters. In Chattanooga and Chicago, he failed to behave. In Milwaukee, on October 14, Schrank crossed TR’s direction again—BANG!

Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin is the dynamic unfolding account of the audacious try on Roosevelt’s lifestyles by means of a lone and fanatical assailant. in line with unique assets together with police interrogations, eyewitness testimony, and newspaper experiences, the booklet is in particular a fast paced, suspenseful narrative. Drawing from Schrank’s personal statements and writings, it additionally offers a chilling glimpse into the brain of a political murderer. wealthy with neighborhood colour and interval aspect, it transports the reader to the yank heartland in the course of a pivotal second in our heritage, while the forces of progressivism and conservatism have been combating for the nation’s soul—and the main respected guy in the United States traveled around the nation campaigning relentlessly opposed to Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Socialist Eugene V. Debs in what historians agree used to be the 1st glossy American presidential contest.

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Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites

By Brian Lamb

In this newly up-to-date e-book, C-SPAN offers a complete advisor to the ultimate resting areas of our nation’s presidents. As a lot concerning the presidents' lives because it is set their burial websites and the way to go to them, this ebook belongs within the glove field of each tourist and the bedside desk of each American historical past fan. Contributions from presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and an afterword via historian Douglas Brinkley upload to this precise examine the yank presidency.

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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

By Wil Haygood

Over the process his forty-year profession, Thurgood Marshall introduced down the separate-but-equal doctrine, built-in faculties, and never basically fought for human rights and human dignity but in addition made them very unlikely to disclaim within the courts and within the streets. during this galvanizing biography, award-winning writer Wil Haygood makes use of the framework of the dramatic, contentious five-day Senate listening to to substantiate Marshall because the first African-American ideal courtroom justice, to weave a provocative and relocating examine Marshall’s lifestyles in addition to on the politicians, legal professionals, activists, and others who shaped—or desperately attempted to stop—the civil rights circulation. An authoritative account of 1 of the main transformative justices of the 20th century, Showdown makes transparent that it's very unlikely to overestimate Thurgood Marshall’s lasting impact at the racial politics of our kingdom.

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Jonathan Edwards: Writings from the Great Awakening (Library of America)

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is well-known this present day as a superb theologian and thinker. The historian Perry Miller has referred to as him “one of America’s 5 or 6 significant artists,” a author possessed of “an intelligence which, up to Emerson’s, Melville’s, or Mark Twain’s, is either an index of yankee society and a remark upon it.” yet in his personal day Edwards used to be most sensible referred to as a pacesetter of what's referred to now because the nice Awakening: a chain of small-town revivals that mushroomed right into a flow credited with giving start to American evangelicalism and laying the basis for the yankee Revolution. In authoritative texts drawn from first variations and manuscript resources, this quantity brings jointly all of Edwards’s crucial writings from and in regards to the revivals, together with the well-known sermon “Sinners within the fingers of an offended God” and his brilliant Faithful Narrative of the fantastic paintings of God within the Conversion of Many 1000's of Souls, the paintings that first publicized the awakenings. characterised through certain common sense and robust imagery, his writing maintains to motivate scholars and non secular seekers alike.

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Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

By Drew Maciag

The statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke (1729–1797) is a touchstone for contemporary conservatism within the usa, and his identify and his writings were invoked through figures starting from the arch Federalist George Cabot to the twentieth-century political thinker Leo Strauss. yet Burke's legacy has neither been constantly linked to conservative concept nor has the richness and subtlety of his political imaginative and prescient been absolutely preferred through both his American admirers or detractors. In Edmund Burke in America, Drew Maciag lines Burke's reception and attractiveness within the usa, from the competition of principles among Burke and Thomas Paine within the innovative interval, to the revolutionary period (when Republicans and Democrats alike invoked Burke’s wisdom), to his apotheosis in the glossy conservative movement.

Throughout, Maciag is delicate to the connection among American critiques approximately Burke and the altering situations of yank lifestyles. The dynamic stress among conservative and liberal attitudes in American society surfaced in debates over the French Revolution, Jacksonian democracy, Gilded Age values, innovative reform, chilly warfare anticommunism, and post-1960s liberalism. The post–World battle II rediscovery of Burke via New Conservatives and their adoption of him because the "father of conservatism" supplied an highbrow starting place for the conservative ascendancy of the past due 20th century. Highlighting the Burkean impression on such influential writers as George Bancroft, E. L. Godkin, and Russell Kirk, Maciag additionally explores the underappreciated impression of Burke’s suggestion on 4 U.S. presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. via shut and willing readings of political speeches, public lectures, and works of historical past and political idea and statement, Maciag deals a sweeping account of the yank political scene over centuries.

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