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American Disasters

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ISBN-10: 0816077355

ISBN-13: 9780816077359

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ballard Campbell

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A compelling exploration of more than 200 events that have devastated our country.From the "starving time" at Jamestown, the smallpox epidemic during the Revolutionary War, and the "year without a summer" in 1816 to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the San Francisco earthquake, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, disasters and crises have profoundly shaped American history. These catastrophic events have not only upended people s lives and wreaked untold havoc, they have often transformed society and demarcated one era from another. They have also spurred the nation to action and ignited vast social change.Encompassing a broad array of events hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English