Benjamin Franklin Lives and Legacies SeriesOxford University Press #ad - Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations from Franklin's own extensive writings. The book describes how the hardworking franklin became at age 24 the most successful printer in Pennsylvania and how by 42, with the help of Poor Richard's Almanack, he had amassed enough wealth to retire from business.
Written by a leading authority on colonial America, this compact biography captures in a remarkably small space one of the most protean lives in our nation's history. We then follow franklin's next brilliant career, as an inventor and scientist, examining his pioneering work on electricity and his inventions of the Franklin Stove, as well as his mapping of the Gulf Stream, and bifocals, the lightning rod, a major contribution to navigation.
Gaustad offers a marvelous portrait of this towering colonial figure, illuminating Franklin's character and personality. The tenth and youngest son of a poor boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "the greatest man and ornament of his age. In this short, engaging biography, historian Edwin S.
Benjamin Franklin Lives and Legacies Series #ad - Lastly, ranging from his years in england before the Revolutionary War to his time in France thereafter, the book covers Franklin's role as America's leading statesman, highlighting his many contributions to the cause of liberty. Along the way, gaustad sheds light on franklin's personal life, who remained a Loyalist during the Revolution, including his troubled relationship with his illegitimate son William, and Franklin's thoughts on such topics as religion and morality.
Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, world-class scientist and inventor, a man who, musician, became a printer, philosopher, publisher, with only two years of formal education, statesman, postmaster, and abolitionist.
Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian AmericaHill and Wang #ad - Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book brilliantly interprets the exciting political landscape that was the age of Jackson-a time that saw the rise of strong political parties and an increased popular involvement in national politics. As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, Harry L.
In this enduring and impressive work, Watson examines the tension between liberty and power that both characterized the period and formed part of its historical legacy. Watson's liberty and Power remains a landmark achievement. Used book in Good Condition.
The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian WarPenguin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Beautifully illustrated and recounted by an expert storyteller, The War That Made America is required reading for anyone interested in the ways in which war has shaped the history of America and its peoples. The globe's first true world war comes vividly to life in this "rich, the seven Years' War-remains one of the most important, and yet misunderstood, cautionary tale" The New York Times Book Review The French and Indian War -the North American phase of a far larger conflagration, episodes in American history.
Fred anderson takes readers on a remarkable journey through the vast conflict that, overturned the balance of power on two continents, destroyed the French Empire in North America, between 1755 and 1763, undermined the ability of Indian nations to determine their destinies, and lit the "long fuse" of the American Revolution.
The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil WarHill and Wang #ad - Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies any more than from moral objections to slavery. Used book in Good Condition.
. How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Rarely looking beyond the next election, the two dominant political parties used the emotionally charged and largely chimerical issue of slavery's extension westward to pursue reelection and settle political scores, all the while inexorably dragging the nation towards disunion.
The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil War #ad - Despite the majority opinion held in both the north and south that slavery could never flourish in the areas that sparked the most contention from 1845 to 1861-the Mexican Cession, especially members of Congress, and Kansas-politicians in Washington, Oregon, realized the partisan value of the issue and acted on short-term political calculations with minimal regard for sectional comity.
War was the result. Including select speeches by lincoln and others, The Fate of Their Country openly challenges us to rethink a seminal moment in America's history. Short-sighted politicians were to blame.
A Mosaic of America: 1Kendall Hunt Publishing #ad - Binder included. In perfect condition. Used at Brookdale. Used book in Good Condition.
The Infortunate: The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured ServantPennsylvania State University Press #ad - First published by penn state press in 1992, The Infortunate has become a staple for teachers and students of American history. William moraley’s firsthand account of bound servitude provides a rare glimpse of life among the lower classes in England and the American colonies during the eighteenth century.
This revised edition features this additional information while presenting the autobiography in a new way, university, offering more explicit emphasis for students and teachers in college, and high school about how to read and interpret Moraley’s autobiography. In the decade since its original publication, susan klepp and Billy Smith have unearthed new information on Moraley’s life, both before his ill-fated venture as an indentured servant from England to the “American Plantations” and after his return to England.
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Visions of America: A History of the United States, Volume 2 -- Books a la Carte 3rd EditionPearson #ad - See history. Used book in Good Condition. In addition to updated visuals, the Third Edition includes chapter-level learning objectives tied to a set of learning outcomes for the course, which help instructors evaluate and demonstrate student achievement. Note: this is the standalone, unbould edition. Understand history.
. Emphasizing how key choices and competing visions of america shaped our nation’s past, authors Jennifer Keene, Saul Cornell, and Edward O’Donnell help students realize that history is not just an endless list of names and dates, but the fascinating tale of human experience. Visions of america: a history of the united states, volume Two, Books a la Carte edition 3/e, uses images as primary historical evidence to bring history to life for a generation of visual learners.
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