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Complete Idiots Guide to American History

Complete Idiots Guide to American History
Название: Complete Idiots Guide to American History
Автор:Axelrod Alan
Оценка: 3.2 из 5, проголосовало читателей - 167
Жанр: научно-историческая
Описание:You’re no idiot, of course. You know who the first president was and who penned the Declaration of Independence. Yet even though the country is young in the eyes of the rest of the world, the United States became a superpower in fewer than 200 years. But you don’t have to brush the dust off your textbooks to learn more! The Complete Idiot’s Guide to American History, Third Edition, will bring you up to date on the most important events and people that forged this country—and those that continue to do so today.
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  1. Complete Idiot ’s Guide to American History by Alan Axelrod
  2. Who ’s on First? (50,000 B.C.-A.D. 1500S)
  3. A Stroll Across the Bering Sea
  4. 45,000 Years of American History (Abridged Version)
  5. The Anasazi
  6. The Mound Builders
  7. South of the Border
  8. The Maya
  9. The Incas
  10. Beyond the Aztec Frontier
  11. Pueblo Culture: The First American Frontier
  12. Atlantic Presence
  13. Leif the Lucky
  14. The Least You Heed to Know
  15. Stats
  16. Word for the Day
  17. Stats
  18. Real Life
  19. Columbus Days (1451-1507)
  20. It ’s a Round World After All
  21. Son of a Weaver
  22. Trouble on the Horizon
  23. 10/12/92 —That’s Fourteen 92
  24. First Blood
  25. Carving Up a New World
  26. Three More Voyages
  27. Why We ’re Not Called Columbia
  28. The Least You Need to Know
  29. Stats
  30. Voice from the Past
  31. New Spain, Same Old Spaniards (1400-1600s)
  32. The Way of the Conquistador
  33. Plumed Serpent
  34. Borderlands
  35. Onate the Terrible
  36. Birth of the “Black Legend”
  37. The First American Revolutions
  38. From Black Legend to Black Robes
  39. The Least You Need to Know
  40. Word for the Day
  41. Word for the Day
  42. England ’s Errands (1497-1608)
  43. O, Brave New World
  44. Henry VII Backs an Italian Sailor
  45. Passage to India? No Way
  46. A Colony Vanishes, a Colony Appears
  47. Roanoke Lost
  48. Jamestown Hangs by a Thread
  49. John Smith and Pocahontas
  50. The Least You Need to Know
  51. Stats
  52. Main Event
  53. Real Life
  54. Word for the Day
  55. Voice from the Past
  56. A Rock and a Hard Place (1608-1733)
  57. The New Israel
  58. Plymouth Rock
  59. Massachusetts Bay
  60. City on a Hill
  61. Rhode Island: Haven for the Heterodox
  62. Maryland: Catholics Welcome
  63. Pennsylvania: Quaker Colony
  64. Georgia: Utopia and Prison
  65. The Slaves of Virginia
  66. The Least You Need to Know
  67. Main Event
  68. Main Event
  69. Word for the Day
  70. They Could ’ve Been Contenders (1608-1680s)
  71. Enter Champlain
  72. The Sun King Casts His Rays
  73. The Dutch Invest $24 in Manhattan Real Estate
  74. A Tale of Two Governors
  75. Sweden In the Delaware Valley
  76. New Netherland Becomes New York
  77. The Least You Need to Know
  78. Word for the Day
  79. Word for the Day
  80. Word for the Day
  81. Word for the Day
  82. Fires in the Wilderness (1636-1748)
  83. New England Bleeds
  84. The Pequot War
  85. King Philip ’s War
  86. The French and Indian Wars
  87. King William ’s War
  88. Queen Anne ’s War
  89. Tuscarora and Yemasee Wars
  90. King George ’s War
  91. The Least You Need to Know
  92. Word for the Day
  93. Word for the Day
  94. Stats
  95. Word for the Day
  96. Stats
  97. Global War —American Style (1749-1763)
  98. The French and Indian War
  99. First Blood for the Father of Our Country
  100. “Who Would Have Thought It?”
  101. Panic, Retreat, Retrenchment
  102. Seven Years of Bad Luck
  103. Paths of Glory
  104. Pontiac ’s Rebellion
  105. The Least You Need to Know
  106. Word for the Day
  107. Main Event
  108. Main Event
  109. Invitation to a Tea Party (1763-1775)
  110. King George Draws a Line
  111. Taxation Without Representation
  112. Stamps of Tyranny
  113. Act II
  114. Massacre in Boston
  115. From Tea Party to Continental Congress
  116. Intolerable Acts
  117. Continental Congress
  118. The Shot Heard ’Round the World
  119. Washington Backs a Long Shot
  120. A Thousand Fall Near Bunker Hill
  121. An Olive Branch Breaks and a Declaration Is Written
  122. Common Sense and Confederation
  123. The Least You Need to Know
  124. Real Life
  125. Main Event
  126. Stats
  127. Voice from the Past
  128. Stats
  129. Voice from the Past
  130. The Fires of Liberty (1776-1783)
  131. The Longest Odds
  132. Siege of Boston
  133. Down South
  134. A Pale Flush of Victory
  135. The British Lion Roars
  136. Recrossing the Delaware
  137. Saratoga Morning
  138. Trouble in the City of Brotherly Love
  139. Viva La France!
  140. A Hard Forge
  141. White War, Red Blood
  142. On Southern Fronts
  143. Triumph at Yorktown
  144. The Least You Need to Know
  145. Word for the Day
  146. Word for the Day
  147. Real Life
  148. From Many, One (1787-1797)
  149. Rope of Sand
  150. Northwest Ordinance
  151. We the People …
  152. Constitutional Convention
  153. The Virginia Plan
  154. The New Jersey Plan
  155. Connecticut Compromise
  156. Three-Fifths of a Person
  157. Federalist Papers
  158. Father of His Country
  159. Glorious Afterthought: The Bill of Rights
  160. Secretary Hamilton
  161. The Least You Need to Know
  162. Word for the Day
  163. Main Event
  164. Word for the Day
  165. Word for the Day
  166. Stats
  167. Real Life
  168. Main Event
  169. 1812 Overture (1798-1812)
  170. Foreign Affairs
  171. As Easy as XYZ
  172. Overreaction
  173. The Age of Jefferson
  174. Supreme Court Reigns Supreme
  175. A Purchase and a Journey
  176. Pirates and Embargo
  177. Tecumseh Rises
  178. The Least You Need to Know
  179. Word for the Day
  180. Word for the Day
  181. Real Life
  182. Stats
  183. Main Event
  184. Washington Burns, a Nation Is Reborn (1812-1814)
  185. War Hawks Triumphant
  186. Three-Pronged Flop
  187. The Fall of Detroit
  188. Defeat on the Niagara Frontier
  189. A No-show in Canada
  190. The West in Flames
  191. British Blockade
  192. We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Ours
  193. O Say Can You See
  194. Salvation on Lake Champlain
  195. Hero of New Orleans
  196. The Least You Need to Know
  197. Stats
  198. Main Event
  199. Main Event
  200. Word for the Day
  201. Stats
  202. Fanfare for the Common Man (1814-1836)
  203. Good Feelings
  204. Erie Canal
  205. Among then Family of Nations
  206. Monroe Doctrine
  207. Bad Feelings
  208. American System
  209. Panic of 1819
  210. Compromise
  211. Age of Jackson
  212. Common Man or King Andrew?
  213. The Monster
  214. The Least You Need to Know
  215. Word for the Day
  216. Word for the Day
  217. Voice from the Past
  218. Word for the Day
  219. Trails of Tears (1817-1842)
  220. Liberty and Union, Now and Forever
  221. War with the Seminoles
  222. The Rise and Fall of Black Hawk
  223. The Indian Removal Act
  224. A Hollow Victory in the Supreme Court
  225. A Man Called Osceola
  226. “The Cruelest Work I Ever Knew”
  227. Indian Territory
  228. The Least You Need to Know
  229. Word for the Day
  230. Voice from the Past
  231. Chains, Whips, and Heartbreak (1724-1857)
  232. Against the American Grain
  233. Cotton Gin
  234. Underground Railroad
  235. Nat Turner ’s Rebellion
  236. The Liberator and the Narrative
  237. The Tortured Course of Compromise
  238. 1850
  239. Kansas-Nebraska Act
  240. The Dred Scott Disgrace
  241. The Least You Need to Know
  242. Word for the Day
  243. Real Life
  244. Main Event
  245. Looking West (1834-1846)
  246. The Plow and the Reaper
  247. Cyrus McCormick
  248. John Deere
  249. Martyrdom at the Alamo
  250. Trails West
  251. Overland Trail
  252. Oregon Fever
  253. “What Hath God Wrought?”
  254. The Least You Need to Know
  255. Word for the Day
  256. Stats
  257. Word for the Day
  258. Destiny (1846-1860)
  259. “Mr. Polk’s War”
  260. God and Gold
  261. A Trek
  262. All That Glitters
  263. The Least You Need to Know
  264. Main Event
  265. Word for the Day
  266. Strange Flag over Sumter (1859-1862)
  267. John Brown ’s Body
  268. Bleak Transition
  269. April 12, 1861, 4:30 A.M.
  270. From Bull Run to Antietam
  271. Seven Days
  272. Back to Bull Run
  273. Perryville and Antietam
  274. Emancipation Proclaimed —More or Less
  275. The Least You Need to Know
  276. Stats
  277. Stats
  278. Real Life
  279. Real Life
  280. Stats
  281. Bloody Road to Appomattox and beyond (1863-1876)
  282. Four Score and Seven
  283. Vicksburg and Chattanooga
  284. Back to Richmond
  285. The March to the Sea
  286. The Country Courthouse
  287. With Malice Toward Some
  288. An Evening at Ford ’s Theatre
  289. Reconstruction Abuses
  290. Articles of Impeachment
  291. His Fraudulency
  292. The Least You Need to Know
  293. Stats
  294. Voice from the Past
  295. Word for the Day
  296. Voice from the Past
  297. Sea to Shining Sea (1862-1878)
  298. Homesteaders
  299. The Sod Frontier
  300. Ruts and Rails
  301. Iron Road
  302. Golden Spike at Promontory
  303. The Least You Need to Know
  304. Stats
  305. Word for the Day
  306. Stats
  307. Main Event
  308. Word for the Day
  309. “The Only Good Indian…” (1862-1891)
  310. Blue, Gray —and Red
  311. A Man Called Cochise
  312. Southwestern Terror
  313. The Great Santee Sioux Massacre
  314. War for the Bozeman Rail
  315. The Campaigns of Hancock and Sheridan
  316. War for the Black Hills
  317. Defeat of Custer
  318. “I Will Fight No More Forever”
  319. The Geronimo Campaign
  320. Wounded Knee
  321. The Least You Need to Know
  322. Real Life
  323. Voice from the Past
  324. Real Life
  325. Voice from the Past
  326. From Panic to Empire (1869-1908)
  327. Empire of Cows
  328. American Cowboy
  329. Law and Disorder
  330. Jesse, Billy, and the Rest
  331. Cornering the Market
  332. Gould and Gold
  333. Rockefeller and Oil
  334. The Gospel of Wealth
  335. An Age of Invention
  336. “Mr. Watson, Come Here…”
  337. Let There Be Light
  338. Recorded Sound, Recorded Light
  339. Bridge and Skyscraper, Kitty Hawk and Detroit
  340. The Least You Need to Know
  341. Word for the Day
  342. Stats
  343. Main Event
  344. Stats
  345. Octopus and Jungle (1877-1906)
  346. The Golden Door
  347. How the Other Half Lived
  348. Land Rush
  349. Knights of Labor
  350. The Great Strikes
  351. AFL
  352. I Won ’t Work
  353. Tweed of Tammany
  354. Urban Reform
  355. Chicago Meat
  356. Muckrakers and Progressivism
  357. Government Takes a Hand
  358. The Least You Need to Know
  359. Voice from the Past
  360. Stats
  361. Main Event
  362. Word for the Day
  363. Word for the Day
  364. Real Life
  365. Word for the Day
  366. Over There (1898-1918)
  367. Color It Yellow
  368. “I’ll Furnish the War…”
  369. Remember the Maine!
  370. He Kept Us Out of War
  371. Lusitania Lost
  372. Zimmermann Note
  373. … Sate for Democracy
  374. Patriots and Slackers
  375. Over the Top
  376. Marne
  377. St. Mihiel
  378. Armistice
  379. The Least You Need to Know
  380. Word for the Day
  381. Word for the Day
  382. Main Event
  383. Word for the Day
  384. Voice from the Past
  385. Word for the Day
  386. Stats
  387. Jazzed, Boozed, and Busted Flat (1918-1929)
  388. A League of Nations
  389. Red Scare
  390. End of the Dream
  391. A Generation Lost and Found
  392. Stein, Fitzgerald, Hemingway & Co.
  393. Women Get the Vote
  394. A Renaissance in Harlem
  395. America Dries Up
  396. Gangster Culture
  397. Countdown to Black Tuesday
  398. Joy Ride
  399. Crash
  400. The Least You Need to Know
  401. Voice from the Past
  402. Stats
  403. A New Deal and a New War (1930-1941)
  404. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  405. The Verge of Revolution
  406. The Epoch of FDR
  407. Government Redefined
  408. Urban War
  409. A New War
  410. Europe Darkens, Then Dies
  411. Infamy at Pearl
  412. The Least You Need to Know
  413. Word for the Day
  414. Stats
  415. Main Event
  416. The “Good War” (1941-1945)
  417. I Shall Return
  418. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  419. Home Front
  420. Afrika Korps
  421. Coral Sea and Midway
  422. Island Hopping
  423. Mediterranean Shores
  424. The Beaches of France
  425. To Berlin and Victory in Europe
  426. Toward V-E Day
  427. Fat Man and Little Boy
  428. The Least You Need to Know
  429. Main Event
  430. Voice from the Past
  431. Stats
  432. Stats
  433. Real Life
  434. Main Event
  435. Stats
  436. Main Event
  437. Stats
  438. A Cold War and a Korean War (1944-1954)
  439. Winning the Peace
  440. The Birth of the United Nations
  441. Germany Divided
  442. Secretary Marshall ’s Plan
  443. Curtain of Iron
  444. “Containing” Communism
  445. Airlift to Berlin
  446. Would the West back down? Would this be the start of World War III?
  447. Witch Hunts
  448. Police Action in Korea
  449. Invasion, Counterstrike, Invasion
  450. Meatgrinder
  451. Old Soldiers …
  452. Thrust, Counterthrust, and Stalemate
  453. Peace Table
  454. The Unhappiest Ally
  455. The Least You Heed to Know
  456. Main Event
  457. Word for the Day
  458. Voice from the Past
  459. Main Event
  460. Word for the Day
  461. Word for the Day
  462. Stats
  463. From the Back of the Bus to the Great Society (1947-1968)
  464. Executive Order 9981
  465. The Dream Deferred
  466. Rosa Parks Boards a Bus
  467. Emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  468. Or Does It Explode?
  469. Emergence of Malcolm X and the Black Power Movement
  470. Sputnik and the New Frontier
  471. JFK
  472. “The Torch Has Been Passed…”
  473. Bay of Pigs and Brink of Armageddon
  474. An Autumn Day In Dallas
  475. LBJ
  476. War on Poverty
  477. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  478. The Least You Need to Know
  479. Main Event
  480. Voice from the Past
  481. Voice from the Past
  482. Word for the Day
  483. Vietnam (1946-1975)
  484. Flashback
  485. The March to Dien Bien Phu
  486. Domino Theory
  487. American “Advisors”
  488. Flaming, Monks and the Fall of Diem
  489. Rolling Thunder
  490. Escalation and Vietnamization
  491. Hearts and Minds
  492. Hell, No! We Won ’t Go!
  493. The Light at the End of the Tunnel
  494. Tet Offensive
  495. Resignation of Johnson
  496. Nixon ’s War
  497. Paris, Cambodia, and Laos
  498. Death for Easter
  499. Bombs for Christmas
  500. Paris Accords and the Fall of Saigon
  501. The Least You Need to Know
  502. Stats
  503. Main Event
  504. Word for the day
  505. Main Event
  506. Word for the Day
  507. Of Love, the Moon, and Dirty Tricks (1968-1974)
  508. Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out
  509. Summer of Love
  510. The Eagle Has Landed
  511. Pentagon Papers
  512. SALT, China, and the Middle East
  513. CREEP
  514. Plumbers
  515. All the President ’s Men
  516. The Least You Need to Know
  517. Main Event
  518. Word for the Day
  519. Real Life
  520. Women, Crisis, and a Call to the Great Communicator (1963-1980)
  521. A Woman ’s Place
  522. From Rosie the Riveter to The Feminine Mystique
  523. The Power of the Pill
  524. NOW and Ms.
  525. ERA Sunset
  526. A Meeting of the Sheiks
  527. Made In Japan
  528. Frightening Cities, Crumbling Bridges
  529. Meltdown
  530. The Ayatollah
  531. The Great Communicator
  532. The Least You Need to Know
  533. Word for the Day
  534. Main Event
  535. Stats
  536. Stats
  537. Main Event
  538. Word for the Day
  539. A New Economy, a Plague, a Fallenwall, and a Desert in Flames (1980-1991)
  540. Supply Side and Trickle Down
  541. Greed Is Good
  542. Black Monday
  543. “Gay Plaque” and a Blind Eye
  544. “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”
  545. Star Wars Arm Wrestle
  546. The Wall Falls
  547. Ollie, Iran, and the Contras
  548. Desert Shield and Desert Storm
  549. New World Order
  550. The Least You Need to Know
  551. Main Event
  552. Real Life
  553. Word for the Day
  554. Real Life
  555. Stats
  556. Word for the Day
  557. Stats
  558. Voice from the Past
  559. Word for the Day
  560. Stats
  561. Real Life
  562. Democracy (1992 —)
  563. The Economy, Stupid
  564. Third Party Politics
  565. The New Right
  566. Right to Life
  567. Christian Right
  568. The Age of Rage
  569. Waco and Oklahoma City
  570. A Tale of Two Trials
  571. Rodney King
  572. O.J. Simpson
  573. E Pluribus Unum
  574. From Leave It to Beaver to Sesame Street to the Internet
  575. The Least You Need to Know
  576. Stats
  577. Word for the Day
  578. Word for the Day
  579. Word for the Day
  580. Real Life
  581. Stats
  582. Voice from the Past
  583. Main Event
  584. Stats
  585. Word for the Day


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