Patriot's History of the United States From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror

ISBN-10: 1595230017
ISBN-13: 9781595230010
Edition: 2004
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Description: For at least thirty years, high school and college students have been taught to be embarrassed by American history. Required readings have become skewed toward a relentless focus on our countrys darkest moments, from slavery to McCarthyism. As a  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

For at least thirty years, high school and college students have been taught to be embarrassed by American history. Required readings have become skewed toward a relentless focus on our countrys darkest moments, from slavery to McCarthyism. As a result, many history books devote more space to Harriet Tubman than to Abraham Lincoln; more to My Lai than to the American Revolution; more to the internment of Japanese Americans than to the liberation of Europe in World War II. Now, finally, there is an antidote to this biased approach to our history. Two veteran history professors have written a sweeping, well-researched book that puts the spotlight back on Americas role as a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world. Schweikart and Allen are careful to tell their story straight, from Columbuss voyage to the capture of Saddam Hussein. They do not ignore Americas mistakes through the years, but they put them back in their proper perspective. And they conclude that Americas place as a world leader derived largely from the virtues of our own leaders the men and women who cleared the wilderness, abolished slavery, and rid the world of fascism and communism. The authors write in a clear and enjoyable style that makes history a pleasure, not just for students but also for adults who want to learn what their teachers skipped over.

Larry Schweikart was born in Mesa, Arizona on April 21, 1951. He received a B.A. in political science in 1972 and an M.A. in history in 1980 from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984. He taught for one year at the University of Wisconsin before taking a position at the University of Dayton, where he still teaches. He has written more than 20 books on national defense, business, and financial history. His works include The Entrepreneurial Adventure; A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror; America's Victories: Why the U.S. Wins Wars and Will Win the War on Terror; and 48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School).

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