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"A masterly quarter-century of commentary on the discipline of American history."—Allen D. Boyer, New York Times Book Review "This book amounts to an intellectual autobiography....These pieces are thus a statement of what I have thought about early Americans during nearly seventy years in their company," writes historian Edmund S. Morgan in the introduction to this landmark collection. The Genuine Article gathers together twenty-five of Morgan's finest essays over forty years, commenting brilliantly on everything from Jamestown to James Madison. In revealing the private lives of "Those Sexy Puritans" and "The Price of Honor" on Southern plantations, The Genuine Article details the daily lives of early Americans, along with "The Great Political Fiction" that continues to this day. As one of our most celebrated historians, Morgan's characteristic insight and penetrating wisdom are not to be missed in this extraordinarily rich portrait of early America and its Founding Fathers.
Die 6. Auflage des ‚Klassikers' gibt einen Überblick über die Geschichte der USA von der Unabhängigkeit bis zur Gegenwart. Sozial- und kulturgeschichtliche Themen treten gleichgewichtig neben die Darstellung von Politik, Wirtschaft und Verfassung. Besondere Beachtung finden die Rassenproblematik, religiöse und Umweltfragen, Einwanderung sowie die Rolle der Frauen. Die umfangreiche Bibliographie wurde für die Neuauflage auf den aktuellsten Stand gebracht, die historische Darstellung bis zur Evaluation der Präsidentschaft von George W. Bush und zum US-Wahlkampf 2008 fortgeführt. Ergänzt wird das Buch durch Online-Quellenmaterial. So steht den Nutzern ein umfassendes Wissensportal zur Geschichte der USA zur Verfügung.
Subtitle on previous printing: Center stage with Jesus, Judas, and life's big questions.
The Civil War was not only the largest catastrophe in the history of the United States, but also a crisis of international scale. Intervention of the European states under the leadership of the United Kingdom, which for a while not only seemed possible but also probable, might have influenced the war's course considerably. This volume studies the intellectual and cultural foundations of the confederate states' foreign policy regarding the United Kingdom. It traces the views and opinions southern politicians had of England and shows how these views fluctuated between admiration and contempt, sentimentality and criticism, and became the basis of a foreign policy that was focused on the cultural key concepts of honor and acknowledgment. German text.
In light of the United States' "age of terrorism" and the controversial involvement in the war in Iraq, U.S. policies toward diplomatic peace education are coming under increasing scrutiny. This book evaluates the prospects for effective U.S. peace education in the context of post-1945 U.S. foreign policy. The work first documents the disparity between U.S. pronouncements about protecting human rights and the country's systematic erosion of those rights in the international arena. Second, it evaluates the challenges that the war on terrorism poses for peace education and explores the importance of international treaties in upholding security. A final section explores new ways of thinking and relating that are ultimately necessary for the realization of nonviolent peacekeeping efforts. Designed as a resource text for U.S. educators, the text offers concrete proposals for addressing contentious foreign policy issues in the classroom and includes an appendix of primary documents and sample questions for easy use.

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