American Stories: From 1865

American Stories: From 1865

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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on qpersonalized historyq presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from the colonial period to 1877. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of the profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.At the turn of the twentieth century, Americans faced this question with more urgency than they had since the Civil War. ... And worrisome troubles stewed in Hawaii, Cuba, and the Philippines. ... For example, the Secret Service got its start in 1865 to counteract counterfeit money. ... to make a mana#39;s honesty and capacity to do the work to which he is assigned the sole tests of his appointment and retention.

Title:American Stories: From 1865
Author: Jason Ripper
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2008

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