Benjamin Franklin in London

Author: George Goodwin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300220243
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An absorbing and enlightening chronicle of the nearly two decades the American statesman, scientist, author, inventor, and Founding Father spent in the British imperial capital of colonial America

A Companion to World History

Author: Douglas Northrop
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444334182
Format: PDF
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A Companion to World History offers a comprehensiveoverview of the variety of approaches and practices utilized in thefield of world and global history. This state-of-the-art collectionof more than 30 insightful essays – including contributionsfrom an international cast of leading world historians and emergingscholars in the field – identifies continuing areas ofcontention, disagreement, and divergence, while pointing outfruitful directions for further discussion and research. Themes andtopics explored include the lineages and trajectories of worldhistory, key ideas and methods employed by world historians, theteaching of world history and how it draws upon and challenges“traditional” approaches, and global approaches towriting world history. By considering these interwoven issues ofscholarship and pedagogy from a transnational, interregional, andworld/global scale, fresh insights are gained and new challengesposed. With its rich compendium of diverse viewpoints, ACompanion to World History is an essential resource for thestudy of the world's past.

A Companion to the History of American Science

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119072239
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655585
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a collection of original historiographic essays contributed by leading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine. Features contributions from top historians and Adams’ scholars Considers sub-topics of interest such as John Adams’ role in the late 18th-century demise of the Federalists, both Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, religion, and slavery Includes two chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams

A Companion to the U S Civil War 2 Volume Set

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118802950
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A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

A Companion to American Military History

Author: James C. Bradford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315110
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With more than 60 essays, A Companion to American Military History presents a comprehensive analysis of the historiography of United States military history from the colonial era to the present. Covers the entire spectrum of US history from the Indian and imperial conflicts of the seventeenth century to the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq Features an unprecedented breadth of coverage from eminent military historians and emerging scholars, including little studied topics such as the military and music, military ethics, care of the dead, and sports Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic Summarizes current debates and identifies areas where conflicting interpretations are in need of further study

Slavery s Constitution

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429959070
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Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications for slavery that were considered and debated by the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and the citizens of the states during ratification. This "peculiar institution" was not a moral blind spot for America's otherwise enlightened framers, nor was it the expression of a mere economic interest. Slavery was as important to the making of the Constitution as the Constitution was to the survival of slavery. By tracing slavery from before the revolution, through the Constitution's framing, and into the public debate that followed, Waldstreicher rigorously shows that slavery was not only actively discussed behind the closed and locked doors of the Constitutional Convention, but that it was also deftly woven into the Constitution itself. For one thing, slavery was central to the American economy, and since the document set the stage for a national economy, the Constitution could not avoid having implications for slavery. Even more, since the government defined sovereignty over individuals, as well as property in them, discussion of sovereignty led directly to debate over slavery's place in the new republic. Finding meaning in silences that have long been ignored, Slavery's Constitution is a vital and sorely needed contribution to the conversation about the origins, impact, and meaning of our nation's founding document.

Runaway America

Author: David Waldstreicher
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809083152
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Capturing the paradox of Benjamin Franklin on the issue of slavery, the author chronicles Franklin's time as an indentured servant as well as his later work as a publisher, where he profited from advertising notices about runaway slaves.

The Making of a Patriot

Author: Sheila L. Skemp
Publisher: Critical Historical Encounters
ISBN: 0195386574
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In The Making of a Patriot, renowned Franklin historian Sheila Skemp presents a insightful, lively narrative that goes beyond the traditional Franklin biography--and behind the common myths--to demonstrate how Franklin's ultimate decision to support the colonists was by no means a foregone conclusion.