I Wish I'd Been There Twenty Historians Bring to Life the Dramatic Events That Changed America

ISBN-10: 1400096545
ISBN-13: 9781400096541
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

"I Wish I'd Been There" brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians' responses to the question "What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed--and why?" The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history's most dramatic events. The Salem witch trials, the raid on Harper's Ferry, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the voting rights march on Selma, the beginnings of the Vietnam War--all of these and more are vividly recreated here by a stellar list of contributors, including Mary Beth Norton, Joseph Ellis, Carol Berkin, Geoffrey Ward, Robert Dallek, Jay Winik, Robert Cowley, Carolyn Gilman, and William Leuchtenburg, among other luminaries of the profession. With imagination, insight, and vivid detail, "I Wish I'd Been There" is an engaging tour through key events in American history.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
A Say in Cahokia—AD1030
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy
The McGillivray Moment
Meriwether Lewis on the Divide
The Corrupt Bargain
TheAmistadTrial
Election Philip B. Kunhardt III Jenny Lind’s
American Debut, 1850 Thomas Fleming WIth John Brown at Harpers Ferry
The Day Lincoln Was Shot
Chief Joseph Surrenders
La Follette Speaks against the War—1917
The Road to Butgneville—November 11, 1918
Trying John Scopes
Lost-Found Nation
The Last Meeting between
The Sick Man in the White House
JFK and RFK Meet about Vietnam
Memory, History, and the March on Washington
Lyndon Johnson Confronts George Wallace
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits

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