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Touching America's History From the Pequot War Through WWII

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ISBN-10: 0253008336

ISBN-13: 9780253008336

Edition: 2013

Authors: Meredith Mason Brown

List price: $24.99
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Touching America's History brings readers in contact with the past through tangible objects and the history these objects evoke. America is a young country, making it possible for an individual to possess artifacts that evoke moments in the country's history ranging back as far as the 1600s. In Meredith Mason Brown's case, these objects include Indian stone tools, a forebear's compass, an 18th-century rifle, a letter signed by George Washington, a sword from the Mexican War, and other tangible remnants of America's past. Together, these widely different objects call to mind nothing less than the birth, growth, and shaping of what is now America, creating a unique survey across 400 years of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Maps
Prologue: History through Things You Can Touch
Axe Head, Adze Head: The Pequot War
A Compass, a Rifle, and the Opening of the West
Y<sup>r</sup> Most Ob<sup>t</sup> Serv<sup>t</sup>, G. Washington: The Constitutional Convention
Daguerreotype and Sword: Seminole and Mexican Wars
Shavings from a Scaffold: The Hanging of John Brown
Diaries from Indian Country, Civil War Back Home
Travels of an English Pistol
A Killing in the Philippines
An Award from General Pershing
The Czar of Halfaday Creek and Hitler's Toilet Bowl
Afterword: The Shaping of America