A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror

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Penguin, Dec 29, 2004 - History - 960 pages
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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.


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This book is amazing in its literary quality and the amount of detailed information is stunning. This is more like an encyclopedia than just a history book. You will learn more from reading one ... Read full review


The Age of European Discovery
The Explorers
The Pirates of the Caribbean
France in the New World
The English Presence
A Hypothesis
The Colonial South
Tobacco Slaves and Representative Government
Your Masters Sent Out Their Bloodhounds
Raising Less Corn and More Hell
Shame of the Cities
Intellectuals Reform and the Foundations of Progressivism
Grover Cleveland Presidential Giant
Republican Interlude
Seed Corn and Clevelands Return
Inching Toward a Modern America

Bacons Rebellion
Charles Town vs Cracker Culture
Life of the Common Colonials
New Englands Pilgrims and Puritans
The Pequot War and the American Militia System
Roger Williams and the Limits of Religious Toleration
New York New Jersey and Quaker Pennsylvania
The Glorious Revolution in England and America 168889
The Inability to Remain European
Shaping Americanness
Common Life in the Early Eighteenth Century
Religions First Great Awakening
Slaverys American Origins and Evolution
The Last Colony
Benign Neglect
FrancoBritish Warfare 16891748
The French and Indian War
Enter King George III
Farmers and Firebrands
Land Regulation and Revolution
Mercantilism Reborn
The Stamp Act of 1765
A Massacre in Boston
Bostons Tea Party
Revolutionary Ideas
Lexington Concord and War
The Indispensable Man
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Opening Campaigns
Common Senseand the Declaration of Independence
North to Saratoga
Trust the French
Southern Invasion Northern Betrayal
The Treaty of Paris 1783
Inventing America
Highways and Wolves
Chaos and Patriots to the Rescue?
The New State Constitutions
God and the Americans
Beyond the Endless Mountains
Two Streams of Liberty
A Republic If You Can Keep It
Federalism Redefined
The Ratification Debate
The AntiFederalist Legacy
Movers and Shakers
Creating the Cabinet
Hamiltons Three Reports
Feuding Patriots
Beyond the Oceans
The French Revolution and Neutrality
Jays Treaty
Republicans Versus Federalists
Democracys First Test
Quasi War
Adamss Mettle and the Election of 1800
Growing America
We Are All Republicans We Are All Federalists
Judiciary Waterloo for Minimalist Government
We Rush Like a Comet into Infinite Space
The Cataline of America
Americas First Preemptive War
Exit the Sage of Monticello
Quids and War Hawks
Half Horse and Half Alligator in the War of 1812
A Nation Whose Spirit Was Everywhere
Watershed Years
The Second Bank of the United States
Marshall and Markets
The Virginia Dynasty Continued
The Restless Spirit
Setting the Table for Growth
From Santa Fe to the Montana Country
Beyond the Monroe Doctrine
The Fire Bell in the Night
Corrupt Bargains?
Adamss Stillborn Administration
The Rise of the Common Man
Andrew Jackson Indian Fighter
Internal Improvements and Tariff Wars
Jacksons War on the BUS
Jackson and Goliath
The End of Jackson but not Jacksonianism
Buckskins and Bible Thumpers
The Isms
American Renaissance
The Little Magician Takes the Stage
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
Empire of Liberty or Manifest Destiny?
Mr Polks War
Westward Again
The Falling Veil
An Arsenic Empire?
The Dark Nether Side
Slavery Still
Defending the Indefensible
The Political Pendulum
The Pendulum Swings North
Franklin Pierce and Foreign Intrigue
Southern Triumph in Kansas
The Demise of the Whigs
Dred Scotts Judicial Earthquake
Simmering Kansas Boils Over
A New Hope
The Crisis of Law and Order
Lurching Toward War
The Last Uneasy Months of Union
The Confederate States of America
Fort Sumter
The Combatants Square Off
Attack and Die?
Bull Run and Union Failure
Water War
War in the West
Growing Governments
The Proclamation
Hard War Unresolved War
From Chickamauga to Charleston
Politics in the North
Total War and Unconditional Surrender
Lincolns Last Days
Marxist Revisionists Lost Cause NeoConfederates
Hope and Despair
Andrew Johnson Takes the Helm
A Devastated South
Presidential Reconstruction
Four Postwar Questions
Freedmen and Politics in the South
O O Howard and the Freedmens Bureau
A War on Four Fronts
Grant and the Era of Good Stealings
Reelection and Reform
Soldier and Politician
Civilizing a Wilderness
Wagon Trains Stagecoaches and Steamboats
The Iron Horse Races West
The Natural Resources Frontier
The Indians NexttotheLast Stand
Sand Creek and Yellow Hair
The Final Stages of Assimilation
Territorial Government and Statehood
Prairie Populism and National Radicalism
Life After Reconstruction
President Hayes
Controlling the Spoils Beast
Material Abundance Social Reform
Titans of Industry
Greed and Jealousy in the Gilded Age
Average Americans at the Turn of the Century
Major McKinley
Cuba Libre
The Full Dinner Pail and Assassination
A Brilliant Madman Born a Century Too Soon
Trustbusting Business Bashing
Summer Camps and Saving the Bison
Speak Softly
Black and White in Progressive America
Ballinger and Pinchot
The Dawn of Dreams
Marvels in the Earth and Skies
Progressive Reformers
Wilsonian Progressivism
South of the Border
He Kept Us Out of War
Flexing Democracys Muscles
Red Son Rising
Versailles and the Fourteen Points
Progressive Fervor and the Real Thing
Suffering for Suffrage
The Dark Bargain
The Twenties Myth
Return to Normalcy
A Scandal for Every Occasion
An Economic and Cultural Goliath
Wets Versus Drys
Bulls and Bulls
A Tornado of Cheering
The New Deal Writ Small
Crash and Depression
Hoover Accelerates the Decline
Economic Chaos
Were There Two New Deals?
The Hundred Days
Labor and Leviathan
Social Change in the Great Depression
The First Referendum
The New Deal Stalls
Demons Unleashed
Isolationism Ascendant
Reelection and Inevitability
Democracy in Peril
Back Door to War?
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
Putting the Ax to the Axis
Democracys Industrial Tsunami
Is This Trip Really Necessary?
The Gadget
Remember Bataan
Miracle at Midway
The End of the ThousandYear Reich
The Longest Day
A Contrast in Governments
Shaping the Postwar World
The Holocaust and American Jews
On to Japan
Ground Zero
Atoms for Peace
An Atomic World
The Iron Curtain and the Cold War
Attacking Communism with a TwoEdged Sword and a Saxophone
Containment and Korea
Soviet Espionage in 1950s America
The Eisenhower Smile
The Fair Deal Becomes Dynamic Conservatism
The Atomic Genie
Cold War in Space
Myth or Reality?
CookieCutter America?
The Invisible Man
From Boring to Booming? Expectations at Decades End
The Fractured Decade
Kennedy and Crisis
Where Can We Catch Them?
Tax Cuts and Growth
Origins of the Vietnam Quagmire
The Crime of the Century
Lyndon Johnson Champion Logroller
Race Rights and the War on Poverty
Origins of Welfare Dependency
Were Not Going North and Drop Bombs
Coming Apart
Three Streams Converge
RedDiaper Babies
Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll
Protests Mobs and the Media
We Are All Keynesians Now
The End of Vietnamization
Americas Second Constitutional Crisis
Malaise and Recovery
Gerald Ford Caretaker
Middle East Instability Economic Crisis
Honey I Shrank the Economy
Sex the Church and the Collapse of Marriage
Foreign Policy Adrift
Ill Never Lie to You
Well There You Go Again
Tax Cuts Revive the Nation
Microprocessors and Missiles
Communisms Last Gasp
Morning in America
Win One for the Gipper
Communism Collapses in Europe
Saddam Hussein Megalomaniac
Cut Off the Head and Kill the Body
A Kinder Gentler America
I Didnt Inhale
The Clinton Presidency
Sex Lies and Monicagate
The Contract with America
The Roaring Nineties
Social Pathologies Spiritual Renewal
I Did Not Have Sex with That Woman
Missions Undefined
A Generation Challenged
Clintonism Collapses
Grand Corruption and Petty Larceny
Team Bush
It Starts Today
Midterm Mayhem
The Axis of Evil
Swift Boats and Dan Rather
Abu Ghraib and Gitmo
A Mighty Wind
Chapter 2 Colonial Adolescence 170763
Chapter 3 Colonies No More 176383
Chapter 4 A Nation of Law 177689
Chapter 5 Small Republic Big Shoulders 17891815
Chapter 6 The First Era of Big Central Government 181536
Chapter 7 Red Foxes and Bear Flags 183648
Chapter 8 The House Dividing 184860
Chapter 9 The Crisis of the Union 186065
Chapter 10 Ideals and Realities of Reconstruction 186576
Chapter 11 Lighting Out for the Territories 186190
Chapter 12 Sinews of Democracy 187696
Chapter 13 Building Best Building Greatly 18961912
Chapter 14 War Wilson and Internationalism 191220
Chapter 15 The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash 192032
Chapter 16 Enlarging the Public Sector 193240
Chapter 17 Democracys Finest Hour 194145
Chapter 18 Americas Happy Days 194659
Chapter 19 The Age of Upheaval 196074
Chapter 20 Retreat and Resurrection 197488
Chapter 21 The Moral Crossroads 19892000
Chapter 22 America World Leader 2000 and Beyond

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Larry Schweikart is the co-author of A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror, and is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. He has written more than 20 books on national defense, business, and financial history.

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