A History of the American People

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

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  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 1104 pages
  • ISBN : 9780061952135
  • Rating : 4/5 from 7 reviews
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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 30 June 2009
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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created

A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United States
  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Aristotext
  • Release : 30 July 1996
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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

The American People: Volume 1

The American People: Volume 1
  • Author : Larry Kramer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 07 April 2015
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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague,

A History of the American People

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  • Author : James Truslow Adams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 03 September 2020
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Originally published in 1933, and written by "America’s historian", James Truslow Adams, this volume tells the story of the rise of the American nation encompassing economics, religion, social change and politics from settlement to the Civil War. Due emphasis is given to the inter-connectedness of America with Europe – both in terms of cultural heritage and political and military entanglements. Extensive in size and scope and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps these volumes balance a historical narrative with philosophical interpretation

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 17 February 1999
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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history--politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs.

The American Pageant

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  • Author : David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 01 January 2011
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"The inside story of American history. One of the most popular American history texts ever written, The American Pageant combines colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the authors' trademark wit to engage students like no other text. This revised edition includes in-depth explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. New in-text features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures, and offer context for

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People
  • Author : John M. Murrin,Pekka Hämäläinen,Paul E. Johnson,Denver Brunsman,James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to U.S. history, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Seventh Edition, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on Earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story and recognize how dominant and subordinate groups have

The Rise of Modern America

The Rise of Modern America
  • Author : George Donelson Moss
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 30 July 1995
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U.S. History from 1900 to 1945. This is the first comprehensive historical narrative to treat the period from the 1890s to 1945 as a coherent unit of study in its own right. A synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the period, it combines the best of a traditional public policy approach with the richness and depth of a new social history perspective.

These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 18 September 2018
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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these