Free At Last: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement
by Michael Jay Friedman
Publisher: U. S. Department of State 2009
Number of pages: 72
This book recounts how African-American slaves and their descendants struggled to win -- both in law and in practice -- the civil rights enjoyed by other Americans. It is a story of dignified persistence and struggle, a story that produced great heroes and heroines, and one that ultimately succeeded by forcing Americans to confront squarely the shameful gap between their universal principles of equality and justice and the inequality, injustice, and oppression faced by millions of their fellow citizens.
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by Lawrence Beesley - Houghton Mifflin
Lawrence Beesley boarded the Titanic to go for a holiday in the States. His account of the epic disaster is widely regarded as one of the fairest and most comprehensive of its kind. Full of nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity.
The textbook covers everything that US history students study in high school or college. The contents: the history of colonial america, the early republic, antebellum america, the republic from 1877 to 1989, and from 1989 to the election 2008.
by V. J. Matsumoto, B. Allmendinger - University of California Press
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by Dan Allosso - Pressbooks
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