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Of Plymouth Plantation

Author : William Bradford
ISBN : 9780486452609
Genre : History
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The most important source of information about Plymouth, this landmark account was written by the colony's governor. It vividly documents the Pilgrims' transatlantic crossing and early days in the settlement.

Civil War Short Stories And Poems

Author : Bob Blaisdell
ISBN : 9780486281285
Genre : Literary Collections
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Compiled by an expert on Civil War literature, this anthology offers an outstanding selection of short works. Includes stories and poems by Whitman, Melville, Longfellow, Bierce, Alcott, Twain, Whittier, and many others.

History Of Plymouth Plantation

Author : William Bradford
ISBN : HARVARD:32044005546197
Genre : Massachusetts
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The Story Of American Railroads

Author : Stewart H. Holbrook
ISBN : 9780486810072
Genre : History
File Size : 25. 97 MB
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This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly readable chronicle of the development of the backbone of the country's commerce and industry. Abounding in episodes of ingenuity and achievement, the growth of the railway system required constant improvements in techniques, devices, and machines, from the first wood burner that traveled on wooden rails to modern streamliners and diesel-powered giants. In addition to technological innovations, the colossal enterprise required courage and resolve to battle challenges posed by nature as well as by political maneuvering and corruption. This fascinating survey draws upon many hitherto unknown original sources and new data, in addition to firsthand accounts from hundreds of brakemen, conductors, engineers, and other railroad employees. Sound and authoritative, it constitutes a definitive history of America's railroads.


Author : Bhu Srinivasan
ISBN : 9780399563805
Genre : History
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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

The Confederate Reader

Author : Richard B. Harwell
ISBN : 9780486121291
Genre : History
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Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.

Child Life In Colonial Times

Author : Alice Morse Earle
ISBN : PSU:000064211299
Genre : Art
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What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A pioneering historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, and much more. Features 128 illustrations.

Norton S Literary Letter Comprising American Papers Of Interest And A Catalogue Of Rare And Valuable Books Relative To America

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ISBN : UOM:39015020865989
Genre : America
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Early American Life

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ISBN : WISC:89058325705
Genre : United States
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History Of Plymouth Plantation 1620 1647

Author : William Bradford
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011428158
Genre : Massachusetts
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