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The Declaration of Independence: Quit Bossing Us Around!

By Carole Marsh
  • Writer : Carole Marsh
  • Isbn : 0635081261
  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Review Counts : 809
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The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. In this book, kids will sit in the same room with Jefferson as he frets over the best words to convey his message. They will stand in line with the great American patriots as they ink their signatures on the parchment. And they will cheer with the crowds of colonists as the founding fathers read aloud one of the most cherished documents-the Declaration of Independence! A partial list of the Table of Contents include: A Timeline of Events The Declaration of Independence A Declaration of Freedom The French and Indian War The Brits Won't Quit John Locke's New Deal What Do We Want? The Dunlap Broadsides What Does the Declaration Mean Today? In Plain English Jefferson's Rough Draft Founding Fathers And Much More!

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By Luke Mayville
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0691184453
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 633
  • Pdf File: john-adams-and-the-fear-of-american-oligarchy.pdf

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Long before the "one percent" became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply "the few"—the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville explores Adams’s deep concern with the way in which inequality threatens to corrode democracy and empower a small elite. Adams believed that wealth is politically powerful not merely because money buys influence, but also because citizens admire and even identify with the rich. Mayville explores Adams’s theory of wealth and power in the context of his broader concern about social and economic disparities—reflections that promise to illuminate contemporary debates about inequality and its political consequences. He also examines Adams’s ideas about how oligarchy might be countered. A compelling work of intellectual history, John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy has important lessons for today’s world.

The Heart of the Declaration

By Steve Pincus
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0300224443
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 287
  • Pdf File: the-heart-of-the-declaration.pdf

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An eye-opening, meticulously researched new perspective on the influences that shaped the Founders as well as the nation's founding document From one election cycle to the next, a defining question continues to divide the country’s political parties: Should the government play a major or a minor role in the lives of American citizens? The Declaration of Independence has long been invoked as a philosophical treatise in favor of limited government. Yet the bulk of the document is a discussion of policy, in which the Founders outlined the failures of the British imperial government. Above all, they declared, the British state since 1760 had done too little to promote the prosperity of its American subjects. Looking beyond the Declaration’s frequently cited opening paragraphs, Steve Pincus reveals how the document is actually a blueprint for a government with extensive powers to promote and protect the people’s welfare. By examining the Declaration in the context of British imperial debates, Pincus offers a nuanced portrait of the Founders’ intentions with profound political implications for today.

American Treasures

By Stephen Puleo
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn Code : 1466872748
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 609
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On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place. American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire - from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII - crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy.

Essential Documents of American History

By Bob Blaisdell
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Isbn Code : 0486811816
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 319
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This compact volume offers a broad selection of the most important documents in American history: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as presidential speeches, Supreme Court decisions, Acts and Declarations of Congress, essays, letters, and much more. The compilation of more than 150 documents, dating from 1606 to 1865, starts with the First Charter of Virginia, issued by King James I, and concludes with the abolition of slavery, as stated in the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Many of the selections recapture the voices of great Americans, from Powhatan's speech to Captain John Smith at Jamestown and the Pilgrims' Mayflower Compact to Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Union, Tecumseh's address to the Choctaws and Chickasaws, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", and several orations by Abraham Lincoln. Brief introductions to each document place the works in historical context.

The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn Code : 1440830282
  • Number of Pages : 970
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 326
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This two-volume set brings to life the daily thoughts and routines of men and women—rich and poor, of various cultures, religions, races, and beliefs—during a time of great political, social, economic, and legal turmoil. What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children—of European, Native American, and African descent—through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume set spans the period from 1774 to 1800, drawing on the most current research to illuminate people's emotional lives, interactions, opinions, views, beliefs, and intimate relationships, as well as connections between the individual and the greater world. The encyclopedia features more than 200 entries divided into topical sections, each dealing with a different aspect of cultural life—for example, Arts, Food and Drink, and Politics and Warfare. Each section opens with an introductory essay, followed by A–Z entries on various aspects of the subject area. Sidebars and primary documents enhance the learning experience. Targeting high school and college students, the title supports the American history core curriculum and the current emphasis on social history. Most importantly, its focus on the realities of daily life, rather than on dates and battles, will help students identify with and learn about this formative period of American history. • Provides summaries of what people ate, wore, and read and also includes topics such as apprenticeships, camp life and military training • Covers ordinary routines of daily life, such as cleanliness, use of privies, and menstruation • Starts each thematic section with a brief introduction • Includes primary documents that bring the past to life and are an important resource for students • Offers further reading suggestions after each entry as well as a bibliography of print books, online sources, and relevant films

Tesla's Time Travelers

By Tim Black
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  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Isbn Code : 161187596X
  • Number of Pages : 92
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 877
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American history teacher Nathan Greene looked at his bulletin board. How did Benedict Arnold become the second president of the United States? And who the heck was Shippen Jefferson? Where were John Adams and John Quincy Adams? Shaken, Greene pulled down his map of the United States. He scanned the map: no major changes. “Mr. Greene,” Victor Bridges called out. “Tennessee is missing!’ Greene’s jaw dropped. Where Tennessee had once proudly been, there was now “Franklin.” Had Greene and his high school students inadvertently changed history with their field trip to the Philadelphia of 1776? There had been no such repercussions the previous spring when Greene took his class to Ford’s Theater for the fateful performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater on the evening of April 14, 1865. That spring trip had been such a success that his students fell in love with history and begged for another trip for their junior year. But somehow the Philadelphia field trip had caused a “butterfly effect” in the historical timeline evicting John Adams and John Quincy from the White House and erasing the prominence of the Adams family from American history. The ghost of Harvard Historian Henry Brooks Adams, great-grandson of John Adams, was pitching a fit and now Greene was facing an inquiry by a panel of dead historians led by Thucydides himself. Greene was beginning to rue the day he purchased a strange box at a rummage sale at the Cassadaga Hotel, the cosmic center of Cassadaga, Florida, “The Psychic Capital of the World,” and home to scores of psychics and mediums and a plethora of phantasms, including an overabundance of the ghosts of forgotten historians from Henry Adams to Howard Zinn. How was Greene to know that the box he bought was a duplicate of Pandora’s? How was he to know that the box contained Nikola Tesla’s prototype for a time travel device that jealous rival Thomas Alva Edison had stolen from the Serbian-born inventor and hidden in the basement of the Cassadaga Hotel shortly after “The Wizard of Menlo Park” received an honorary degree from nearby Rollins College in February of 1930? Tesla’s assembly instructions were a snap to follow, and the initial field trip had gone so well that Greene decided to try a fall field trip to colonial Philadelphia. But something had gone wrong; what had they done? Therein lies the tale.

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History

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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 0486110680
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 860
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Thirteen compelling and influential documents: Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, Washington's First Inaugural Address, The Monroe Doctrine, The Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, more.

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By Francis D. Cogliano
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1444344617
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 300
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-thomas-jefferson.pdf

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A Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a state-of-the-art assessment and overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays grounded in the latest scholarship. Features essays by the leading scholars in the field, including Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove Includes a section that considers Jefferson’s legacy Explores Jefferson’s wide range of interests and expertise, and covers his public career, private life, his views on democracy, and his writings Written to be accessible for the non-specialist as well as Jefferson scholars

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By Richard Wendorf
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0192653121
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 165
  • Pdf File: printing-history-and-cultural-change.pdf

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This study provides one of the most detailed and comprehensive examinations ever devoted to a critical transformation in the material substance of the printed page; it carries out this exploration in the history of the book, moreover, by embedding these typographical changes in the context of other cultural phenomena in eighteenth-century Britain. The gradual abandonment of pervasive capitalization, italics, and caps and small caps in books printed in London, Dublin, and the American colonies between 1740 and 1780 is mapped in five-year increments which reveal that the appearance of the modern page in English began to emerge around 1765. This descriptive and analytical account focuses on poetry, classical texts, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, the novel, the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, sermons and religious writings, newspapers, magazines, anthologies, government publications, and private correspondence; it also examines the reading public, canon formation, editorial theory and practice, and the role of typography in textual interpretation. These changes in printing conventions are then compared to other aspects of cultural change: the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the publication of Johnson's Dictionary in 1755, the transformation of shop signs and the imposition of house numbers in London beginning in 1762, and the evolution of the English language and of English prose style. This study concludes that this fundamental shift in printing conventions was closely tied to a pervasive interest in refinement, regularity, and standardization in the second half of the century—and that it was therefore an important component in the self-conscious process of modernizing British culture.

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By Robert P. Watson
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Isbn Code : 0306825538
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 930
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The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war. Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck--a shocking one thousand at a time--without light or fresh air, the prisoners were scarcely fed food and water. Disease ran rampant and human waste fouled the air as prisoners suffered mightily at the hands of brutal British and Hessian guards. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. It also sparked a backlash of outrage as newspapers everywhere described the horrors onboard the ghostly ship. This shocking event, much like the better-known Boston Massacre before it, ended up rallying public support for the war. Revealing for the first time hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports, award-winning historian Robert P. Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the ship's few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands of Americans and yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.

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By Nicholas A. Basbanes
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0385350449
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 332
  • Pdf File: on-paper.pdf

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A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones • Bloomberg News • National Post • Kirkus In these pages, Nicholas Basbanes—the consummate bibliophile’s bibliophile—shows how paper has been civilization’s constant companion. It preserves our history and gives record to our very finest literary, cultural, and scientific accomplishments. Since its invention in China nearly two millennia ago, the technology of paper has spread throughout the inhabited world. With deep knowledge and care, Basbanes traces paper’s trail from the earliest handmade sheets to the modern-day mills. Paper, yoked to politics, has played a crucial role in the unfolding of landmark events, from the American Revolution to Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers to the aftermath of 9/11. Without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; as currency, people will do almost anything to possess it; and, as a tool of expression, it is inextricable from human culture. Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s endless possibilities.

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By Edwin Wolf,Kevin J. Hayes
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  • Publisher : American Philosophical Society
  • Isbn Code : 9780871692573
  • Number of Pages : 966
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 197
  • Pdf File: the-library-of-benjamin-franklin.pdf

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By Gilbert W. Fairholm
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn Code : 0739184156
  • Number of Pages : 338
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 488
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America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from birth these ideals and values. Americans intuitively assume that they have rights that no one—not their bosses or even government can take away. They see themselves as free enough to choose the kind of life they will live and able to move from where they are to anyplace else—both literally and metaphysically. American workers think they have the right to work or not to work according to their—the worker’s—standards and values of what is appropriate. They grant their bosses fealty as a personal decision and not through compulsion. Of course, most Americans understand that work life entails some limits on personal freedom. But, importantly, the idea and the ideal of freedom are fundamentally present in their make-up. Figuratively, the sky is the only limit to our potential for personal and professional development. Workers expect these values to be honored in the workplace. When they are not, they expend energy in thwarting work systems to maximize their ability to do what their leader wants, but in their way.

An Autobiographical Sketch Written in 1987 and A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Edwin Wolf 2nd

By Edwin Wolf
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  • Publisher : The Library Company of Phil
  • Isbn Code : 9780914076858
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 243
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The Adventures of Kellie & Potnie - The Time Machine

By Craig A. Koller
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1477127895
  • Number of Pages : 126
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 438
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This is an adventure series about two ten year old girls, Kellie and Annabelle, her friends call her Potnie. While on a camping trip in the Rocky Mountains they happen to meet the smartest man in the world, Elwynn. Elwynn has invented many amazing things; his greatest accomplishment is the invention of a time machine. They accept Elwynn’s gracious invitation to accompany him back in time, any time and place they would like to go. They decide to go back in time to the year 1776 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence, because they were studying about the revolutionary war in school. They encounter many obstacles along the way and end up having the time of their life. They also make a lifetime friend who they would trust with their life. If you had a time machine where would you go? This is the fi rst of many adventures they will have. I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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By Mark Kurlansky
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn Code : 0393285480
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 802
  • Pdf File: paper.pdf

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world. Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.

Journalism and the American Experience

By Bruce J. Evensen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 135133624X
  • Number of Pages : 404
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 583
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Journalism and the American Experience offers a comprehensive examination of the critical role journalism has played in the struggle over America’s democratic institutions and culture. Journalism is central to the story of the nation’s founding and has continued to influence and shape debates over public policy, American exceptionalism, and the meaning and significance of the United States in world history. Placed at the intersection of American Studies and Communications scholarship, this book provides an essential introduction to journalism’s curious and conflicted co-existence with the American democratic experiment.

American Scripture

By Pauline Maier
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0307791955
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 884
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Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and Maier tells us how it came to be -- from the Declaration's birth in the hard and tortuous struggle by which Americans arrived at Independence to the ways in which, in the nineteenth century, the document itself became sanctified. Maier describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it, and with more authority than the colonists would ever have conceded to the British Parliament; the great difficulty in making the decision for Independence; the influence of Paine's []Common Sense[], which shifted the terms of debate; and the political maneuvers that allowed Congress to make the momentous decision. In Maier's hands, the Declaration of Independence is brought close to us. She lets us hear the voice of the people as revealed in the other "declarations" of 1776: the local resolutions -- most of which have gone unnoticed over the past two centuries -- that explained, advocated, and justified Independence and undergirded Congress's work. Detective-like, she discloses the origins of key ideas and phrases in the Declaration and unravels the complex story of its drafting and of the group-editing job which angered Thomas Jefferson. Maier also reveals what happened to the Declaration after the signing and celebration: how it was largely forgotten and then revived to buttress political arguments of the nineteenth century; and, most important, how Abraham Lincoln ensured its persistence as a living force in American society. Finally, she shows how by the very act of venerating the Declaration as we do -- by holding it as sacrosanct, akin to holy writ -- we may actually be betraying its purpose and its power.

Propaganda 1776

By Russ Castronovo
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0199354928
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 242
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1776 symbolizes a moment, both historical and mythic, of democracy in action. That year witnessed the release of a document, which Edward Bernays, the so-called father of public relations and spin, would later label as a masterstroke of propaganda. Although the Declaration of Independence relies heavily on the empiricism of self-evident truths, Bernays, who had authored the influential manifesto Propaganda in 1928, suggested that what made this iconic document so effective was not its sober rationalism but its inspiring message that ensured its dissemination throughout the American colonies. Propaganda 1776 reframes the culture of the U.S. Revolution and early Republic, revealing it to be rooted in a vast network of propaganda. Drawing on a wide-range of resources, Russ Castronovo considers how the dispersal and circulation--indeed, the propagation--of information and opinion across the various media of the eighteenth century helped speed the flow of revolution. This book challenges conventional wisdom about propaganda as manipulation or lies by examining how popular consent and public opinion in early America relied on the spirited dissemination of rumor, forgery, and invective. While declarations about self-evident truths were important to liberty, the path toward American independence required above all else the spread of unreliable intelligence that travelled at such a pace that it could be neither confirmed nor refuted. By tracking the movements of stolen documents and leaked confidential letters, this book argues that media dissemination created a vital but seldom acknowledged connection between propaganda and democracy. The spread of revolutionary material in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, broadsides, letters, songs, and poems across British North America created multiple networks that spawned new and often radical ideas about political communication. Communication itself became revolutionary in ways that revealed circulation to be propaganda's most vital content. By examining the kinetic aspects of print culture, Propaganda 1776 shows how the mobility of letters, pamphlets, and other texts amounts to political activity par excellence. With original examinations of Ben Franklin, Mercy Otis Warren, Tom Paine, and Philip Freneau, among a crowd of other notorious propagandists, this book examines how colonial men and women popularized and spread the patriot cause across America.

Founding Fathers: Atheists? Deists? Are You Sure?

By Ray Strobo
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn Code : 1512777757
  • Number of Pages : 550
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 756
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Whats this book about? It's about TRUTH. According to the Internet and the media, the Founding Fathers were deists and atheists. That is NOT TRUE. The Historical Record is clear: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence, an exemplar of the Founding Fathers, were, for the most part, men of religious faith. The reader is directed to hundreds of historical references, many accessible online, which tell us the TRUTH that none of the Signers of the Declaration were publicly professing atheists and only a handful of them were ever publicly categorized as deists in their day. (And most of those characterizations were NOT TRUE.) The author spent years researching this subject and gathering data about the Signers from biographies, wills, magazine articles, newspaper articles, personal correspondence, speeches, legislation, first-hand testimonials, obituaries, eulogies, tombstone engravings, and character studies. The overall conclusion from these sources is inescapable: Religion played a significant role in the private and public lives of most of these patriots. (The religion of their day in the British North American colonies was Christianity.) Meet these Signers for yourself, all 56 of them. See them as real people, "ordinary" men in many cases, called on to do extraordinary things in the face of overwhelming odds. Hear them give credit to the "interposition of God" as they overcame those odds. See TRUTH through their eyes and through the eyes of people who knew them or researched them.

The Treasure - Season 1

By Paulo Sergio Santos Negrete
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  • Publisher : Book Mundo
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 209
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 548
  • Pdf File: the-treasure-season-1.pdf

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English as a Foreign Language Textbook for Portuguese Speakers This English textbook is based on the theoretical development of Neuropedia™ and the newest developments of neuroscience applied in foreign language learning. The material reflects the theory of Neuropedia™ in its entirety; the global and artistic approaches; when grammar and lexicology are repeated in intervals and reviewed to exploit the psychological spacing effect; the presentation of the study material to students in a specific time frame, as a minimum, at least 2 to 3 times more material in volume than the existing established norm by other methodologies; the Theory of Globality where the material taught cannot be separated from the element and its whole, and never taught and learned in an isolated mode. For example: words, grammar, etc., do not exist separately from the language; they are part of the discourse. Each global conglomerate is part of a larger global conglomerate and thus it goes on ad infinitum. Finally, the book reflects the Golden Proportion, its beauty and balance and the use of classical art and its aesthetics. Neuropedia™ includes the only theory and method recognized to be superior by a group of 26 experts from UNESCO. It greatly accelerates the learning process without stress or fatigue. The teaching throughout this book can also produce a variety of positive by-products, including psychotherapeutic effects. During the foreign language teaching according to the principles of Neuropedia™, there is simultaneous activation of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, although in varying degrees. Students report a feeling of pleasant learning while they develop creative memory through logical-emotional and conscious-paraconscious activities in class.

The Treasure | Season 2

By Paulo Sergio Santos Negrete
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  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Isbn Code : N.a
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  • Reviews : 128
  • Pdf File: the-treasure.pdf

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Our Season 2 starts when Bob, Johnny, and Stephanie received a call from D.C., to get help from Agent Sawyer, Bob´s uncle. They will need to use federal resources to decode that letter...something impossible even for an FBI agent with friends in high places, This English textbook is based on the theoretical development of Neuropedia™ and the newest developments of neuroscience applied in foreign language learning. The material reflects the theory of Neuropedia™ in its entirety; the global and artistic approaches; when grammar and lexicology are repeated in intervals and reviewed to exploit the psychological spacing effect; the presentation of the study material to students in a specific time frame, as a minimum, at least 2 to 3 times more material in volume than the existing established norm by other methodologies; the Theory of Globality where the material taught cannot be separated from the element and its whole, and never taught and learned in an isolated mode. For example words, grammar, etc., do not exist separately from the language; they are part of the discourse. Each global conglomerate is part of a larger global conglomerate and thus it goes on ad infinitum. Finally, the book reflects the Golden Proportion, its beauty and balance, and the use of classical art and its aesthetics. During the foreign language teaching according to the principles of Neuropedia™, there is simultaneous activation of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, although in varying degrees. Students report a feeling of pleasant learning while they develop creative memory through logical-emotional and conscious-paraconscious activities in class. Paulo S S Negrete Desuggestive Pedagogy Coach Creator of Neuropedia | Deblocking Method RETB Mindset Life Coach, Author, Professional Corporate and Private Language Coach & Entrepreneur

His Excellency

By Joseph J. Ellis
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 140004376X
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 911
  • Pdf File: his-excellency.pdf

Book Excerpt:

National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George Washington as a military and political leader and a man whose “statue-like solidity” concealed volcanic energies and emotions. Here is the impetuous young officer whose miraculous survival in combat half-convinced him that he could not be killed. Here is the free-spending landowner whose debts to English merchants instilled him with a prickly resentment of imperial power. We see the general who lost more battles than he won and the reluctant president who tried to float above the partisan feuding of his cabinet. His Excellency is a magnificent work, indispensable to an understanding not only of its subject but also of the nation he brought into being.

The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

By Srividhya Swaminathan,Steven W. Thomas
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1351800949
  • Number of Pages : 196
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 291
  • Pdf File: the-cinematic-eighteenth-century.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the subjects of slavery (Belle), piracy (Crossbones and Black Sails), monarchy (The Madness of King George and The Libertine), print culture (Blackadder and National Treasure), and the role of women (Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, and Outlander). This interdisciplinary collection draws from film theory and literary theory to discuss how film and television allows for critical re-visioning as well as revising of the cultural concepts in literary and extra-literary writing about the historical period.

Jefferson and Hamilton

By John Ferling
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn Code : 1608195422
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 475
  • Pdf File: jefferson-and-hamilton.pdf

Book Excerpt:

For readers of Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton, the spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America. The decade of the 1790s has been called the “age of passion.” Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic-each side convinced that the other's goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. Both men were visionaries, but their visions of what the United States should be were diametrically opposed. Jefferson, a true revolutionary, believed passionately in individual liberty and a more egalitarian society, with a weak central government and greater powers for the states. Hamilton, a brilliant organizer and tactician, feared chaos and social disorder. He sought to build a powerful national government that could ensure the young nation's security and drive it toward economic greatness. Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel, felled by Aaron Burr, Jefferson's vice president. Their competing legacies, like the twin strands of DNA, continue to shape our country to this day. Their personalities, their passions, and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work from one of our finest historians. From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington, this is the rare work of scholarship that offers us irresistible human drama even as it enriches our understanding of deep themes in our nation's history.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019

By Sarah Janssen.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1600572219
  • Number of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 877
  • Pdf File: the-world-almanac-and-book-of-facts-2019.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2018 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic. 2018 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Senior Moments: With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, The World Almanac editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. 2018—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more. 2018—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2018—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2018—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture. Other New Highlights: Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

By Sarah Janssen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1510766553
  • Number of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 946
  • Pdf File: the-world-almanac-and-book-of-facts-2022.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A 2021 USA Today Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: Special Feature: Coronavirus Status Report: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century. Statistical data and graphics across dozens of chapters show how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. Special Feature: 20 Years in Afghanistan: The World Almanac provides history, data, and other context for the end of America's longest war and the future of Afghanistan and its people. 2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021. 2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing adaptations to the coronavirus pandemic, and much more. 2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2021—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2021, from news and sports to pop culture. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Recent Sports Scandals: From a trash-can banging, sign-stealing scandal to the doping of horses and humans, World Almanac editors select some of the sports world's biggest black marks from the last 20 years. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. The Biden Administration: Complete coverage of the presidential transition in Washington, DC, including cabinet-level leadership and the filling of other key administration roles. Other New Highlights: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, and much more.

Jewish Philadelphia

By Linda Nesvisky
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1614232091
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 819
  • Pdf File: jewish-philadelphia.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Experience Philadelphia's Jewish history with a nine-site walking tour through the city's oldest streets. Discover the treasures of the Rosenbach Museum and Library and stories of the immigrant experience at the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Find out how the Liberty Bell became inscribed with a passage from the Torah and where to find some of the best Reubens in the city. Encouraged by Penn's charter of religious tolerance, Jewish people have flocked to Philadelphia since before the Revolutionary War, and in turn they have made remarkable contributions to the City of Brotherly Love. With a walking tour and a series of intriguing vignettes, tour guide Linda Nesvisky leads readers down colonial streets to discover the surprising history of the Jewish community in Philadelphia into the twenty-first century.

History of the Mass Media in the United States

By Margaret A. Blanchard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1135917493
  • Number of Pages : 784
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 427
  • Pdf File: history-of-the-mass-media-in-the-united-states.pdf

Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philadelphia Liberty Trail

By Larissa Milne,Michael Milne
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn Code : 1493016385
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 147
  • Pdf File: philadelphia-liberty-trail.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Experience the founding of America in the city where it all began by strolling the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This guide takes a fresh approach to the historic district; going beyond such popular sights as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, highlighting attractions and unique spots overlooked by other guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail provides the colorful history of each sight along with practical travel information. Historic tidbits sprinkled throughout engage visitors of all ages: • Learn the shocking story of Benjamin Franklin’s electric turkey experiment. • Tour the sight of the first bank robbery in America in 1798, and learn how the hapless criminal was captured when he deposited the pilfered funds back into the very same bank. • Read about the unsung Quaker woman who saved George Washington's army from destruction. Easy to follow maps break the trail into segments. It also includes suggested side trips to area attractions such as Valley Forge and Fort Mifflin. Complete with lodging, dining, family-friendly options, and practical travel information, Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses visitors in history right where it happened.

The Frog Principle

By Walter A. Ascher
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn Code : 9781463479534
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 907
  • Pdf File: the-frog-principle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

George Orwell is laughing in his grave. We call ourselves the Land of the Free but our freedom has been slowly taken from us beginning in the sixties. Since 9-11 the pace of loss of freedom has accelerated beyond the wildest dream in all aspects of our lives. We gave the government the right to take away our freedoms. Our children will ever know what freedom really was in the United States. We have lost our rights over our children, our property and we have citizens spying on each other. Under the guise of War on Terror the government can arrest a U.S. citizen without a cause, prevent us from traveling, listen to our phone conversations and often banking records without a court order. The War on Drugs allows the government to seize our assets without a trial. Our court system, the death penalty and laws on obscenity are amusing and frightful to people of other nations. This book covers in twenty chapters examples of how we have lost our freedoms. We have become the frogs who are being boiled to death.