What Every American Should Know about American History: 200 Events that Shaped the Nation

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Adams Media Corporation, Nov 1, 2003 - History - 367 pages
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- The acquittal of John Peter Zenger in 1735, a landmark for freedom of the press- The invention of the reaper and the steel plow in 1834, making the settlement of the western prairies possible- The publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852, sparking popular support for abolition- The impeachment of President Clinton in 1998--only the second impeachment of a president in American history

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User Review  - Mariah Smith - Goodreads

Chapters each tell about a significant historical event. Special attention is taken with the types of issues (racial, etc.) that may not have received their due attention in history classes of our childhood. It's a nice, easy read. Read full review

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interesting short vignettes of American History. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States. Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

Phillips has had extensive involvement with state and local history and was director of information services at the American Association for State and Local History, where he edited History News. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop, Phillips has written a number of books.

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