Africanamerican history for dummies gives just enough info and grounding for you to become dangerous enough to seek out books to fill in the. Dos for dummies became popular due to the rarity of beginnerfriendly materials for using dos. Here are the explorers, the american indians, the settlers and. Packed with fascinating facts about functional and ceremonial clothing, homes and shelters. It went on to become the bestselling book in the u. Loewen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The lewis and clark expedition was the greatest camping trip in history. Its antislavery message rallied abolitionists and infuriated and scared slave owners, perhaps. Ive been an avid student of the civil war, american revolution, and abraham lincoln for over 30 years, and have listed below several of the books i found to be particularly worth reading. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus.
American history this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. Africanamerican history for dummies gives just enough info and grounding for you to become dangerous enough to seek out books to fill in the rest of the africanamerican experience if you so desire. This book made american history interesting, personal, and clear. Read world history for dummies by peter haugen available from rakuten kobo. The good news is that african american history for dummies passes the first two tests with flying colors. Its very detailed and it has so much important information. While initially the series focused solely on software and technology topics, it later branched out to more generalinterest. The best history books of 2015 history smithsonian. Your personal tour guide to the history of the world want to know more about global history.
Why american history is not what they say mises institute. American civil war, american revolution, and abraham lincoln by gordon leidner of great american history. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Can you recommend an american history book for an absolute beginner.
Recently updated, british history for dummies introduces listeners to recent events, including british actions in afghanistan, and david camerons formation of britains first coalition cabinet since world war ii. The windows title written by andy rathbone was soon released. The book is what it says it is world history for dummies. British military history for dummies a plainenglish guide to britons in battle, from the roman invasion to the ongoing iraqi war charging through the britains military past, this accessible guide brings to life the battles and wars that. Designed to boost selfesteem and build confidence, this beautifully illustrated book is perfect for any girl or boy who has ever felt a bit selfconscious about their hair and may need a reminder from time to time that its okay to look different from the other kids at their school. This book draws extensively on the public domain to weave together a very well done story of america. On march 20, 1852, uncle toms cabin, harriet beecher stowes story about an africanamerican family enslaved in the antebellum south was published. Its a riotous, irreverent account of the people and. The tome is encyclopedic in scope, yet surprisingly engaging in tone, being written by someone with a gift for serving up a chronological collection of facts on a zillion different topics in a lyrical style that sounds downright conversational. In 2014, the new york times published a brief interview with noted civil war historian james mcpherson, the george henry davis 1886 professor of american history at princeton university. The series has been a worldwide success with editions in numerous languages. With special reference to the lives and deeds of great americans.
But dont worry british history for dummies doesnt skimp on the old stuff. The first title, dos for dummies, was written by dan gookin and published in november 1991 by idg books. Jeff riggenbachs book is a godsend for anyone who needs a crash course in revisionist history of the united states. For dummies is an extensive series of instructionalreference books which are intended to present nonintimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered. Im relatively new to living in the us and would love to learn more about the founding and growth of the country. History for dummies, 3 edition fills the need to improve high school proficiency in history by providing a complete history of the united states, presented in an accessible, readerfriendly format designed to engage students while reinforcing lessons learned in class. Military history for dummies presents concise and revealing accounts of all of the nations armed conflicts from the french and indian war to iraq. Great variety of new and used native american history books at much lower prices than other booksellers. You also will find many beautiful pictures of the events and people who shaped that history. The books are an example of a media franchise, consistently sporting a distinctive coverusually yellow and black with a. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. All i really know is from the tv series john adams. He is best known for his pulitzer prize winning book battle cry of freedom which is the best overview of the civil war. The series strives to help readers achieve a wider understanding and appreciation of the american experience and to encourage further investigation into americas evolving character and founding principles.
Even though i was studying for a teaching exam, i found that i was enjoying it. In this sixbook series, historian clarence carson gives an accurate, intelligent, and interesting account of american history, telling the story of our nation in a straightforward manner, not burdened by statist propaganda or starryeyed idealism about the founders. This book guides you through the events that shaped the nation, from precolumbian civilizations to the 21st century. Understanding american history series 10 hardcover books.
History for dummies by steve wiegand, paperback barnes. The national assessment of educational progress 2011 report showed that only 12% of high school seniors in the u. Americas greatest patriots presidents george washington, abraham lincoln, william mckinley, and james garfield, by kurz and allison, 1890. Everything your american history textbook got wrong by james w. This seems to be the best reference on which to build a textbook, since it is a standard on the subject and covers what most u. British history is still a major topic of interest, emphasised by the continual tv coverage and documentaries inside youll find riproaring stories of powermad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empirebuilding and forbidden love not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips. A timeline of significant events in the life of the united states of america starts with hunters crossing the bering strait, through the fight for independence, and to the election of 44 men to serve as president. This textbook is based initially on the college entrance examination board test in advanced placement united states history. This books describes main events that shaped the actual structure of the country some key segments of history are omitted or barely described, mainly because the author relies on another book describing more about that topic, i. We can learn a lot from exploring other events that happened following the american revolution and from considering the reasons that this revolution, unlike many others was a successful endeavor. Im not an american citizen, but i was actually interested to know a little bit more of the history of the usa.
It will teach you about important events in the history of the united states. It was one of those irresistible american adventures that many people dream of living. The understanding american history series portrays the many sides of america, depicting both its shining moments and its darker hours. It is the retelling of history from a point of view that differs from the mainstream, which always treats the victor the state as glorious and the conquered individual liberty as deserving of its fate. Being an interesting narrative of life among the apache and mohave indians. Ace your next history test with this concise, easytoread guide. Mcpherson is considered to be the dean of civil war historians. The best history books of 2015 beyond the boldface names are these chronicles from the past year that are well worth your time by t. Its a great refresher if you need to jog your memory and its great for people who want to get an overall basic concept general summary of world history. Ace your next history test with this concise, easytoread guide u. I prefer a more closeup, personal approach like historical fiction. This is a great book for putting all of the things you knew and didnt know about black history into order and perspective. The best historians and books according to james mcpherson.
As with all dummies books it is poorly put together, lacking continuity and flow, making it difficult to read. An interactive, multimedia history of the united states from the revolution to the present. Normally, i would find the broad scope of history books a little dull. She lives in indianapolis with her husband and four children.
Americans, it seems, are notoriously uneducated about our own history and its been welldocumented. I grew up in fort erie, ontario, so the war of 1812 was always interesting, but id love to read more about. The five volumes in a history of the book in america. History for dummies, 3rd edition fills the need to improve high school proficiency in history by providing a complete history of the united states, presented in an accessible, readerfriendly format designed to engage students while reinforcing lessons learned in class. Im a history professor and i bought this for a friend who wanted to brush up on her history. Midkent college and has taught ancient history and classical studies for many years. Slate resident historian david greenberg offers his take on the recent book the politically incorrect guide to american history. A third of the way into reading it, i know that already it is a musthave. He is a life fellow of the royal geographical society, a fellow. The election of the 43rd, barack obama, is of historical significance in itself as he was the first african american president. Great museums, books, and films about native americans. This book shares the delightful details of the journey that historians have gleaned from the groups journals and maps, and also discusses whats known of the indian perspective of. The american revolution has had enormous effects on the development of world history since that time.1354 52 766 1067 1586 367 151 1611 1441 307 596 486 349 1521 1427 258 1147 809 1024 1438 37 1443 1323 575 129 1286 561 1362 530 196 1226 1102 934 395 1071 370 209 1192 1162 728 959 1052 626 873 351 60 376 295 574