A Concise History of the United States of America


Author: Susan-Mary Grant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139504479
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

A Concise History of Bolivia


Author: Herbert S. Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497502
Category: History
Page: N.A
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In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present, this current version brings the history of this society up to the present day, covering the fundamental changes that have occurred since the National Revolution of 1952 and the return of democracy in 1982. These changes have included the introduction of universal education and the rise of the mestizos and Indian populations to political power for the first time in national history. This second edition brings this story through the first administration of the first self-proclaimed Indian president in national history and the major changes that the government of Evo Morales has introduced in Bolivian society, politics and economics.

Geschichte Griechenlands im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

ein Abriß
Author: Richard Clogg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783929889130
Category:
Page: 330
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A Concise History of Spain


Author: William D. Phillips, Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139788906
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The rich cultural and political life of Spain has emerged from its complex history, from the diversity of its peoples, and from continual contact with outside influences. This book traces that history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing particularly on culture, society, politics, and personalities. Written in an engaging style, it introduces readers to the key themes that have shaped Spain's history and culture. These include its varied landscapes and climates; the impact of waves of diverse human migrations; the importance of its location as a bridge between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Europe and Africa; and religion, particularly militant Catholic Christianity and its centuries of conflict with Islam and Protestantism, as well as debates over the place of the Church in modern Spain. Illustrations, maps, and a guide to further reading, major cultural figures, and places to see, make the history of this fascinating country come alive.

A Concise History of Italy


Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521408486
Category: History
Page: 320
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A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.

A Concise History of Poland


Author: Jerzy Lukowski,Hubert Zawadzki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521559171
Category: History
Page: 317
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A brief, illustrated introduction to Polish history, from medieval times to the present day.

A Concise History of India


Author: Barbara D. Metcalf,Thomas R. Metcalf
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521639743
Category: History
Page: 321
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An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.

A Concise History of Brazil


Author: Boris Fausto,Sergio Fausto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107036208
Category: History
Page: 484
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The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present, focusing on Brazil's increasing global economic importance as well as its continued democratic development.

A Concise History of Portugal


Author: David Birmingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521536868
Category: History
Page: 225
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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal, first published in 2003, offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

A Concise History of the New Deal


Author: Jason Scott Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139991698
Category: History
Page: N.A
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During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal carried out a program of dramatic reform to counter the unprecedented failures of the market economy exposed by the Great Depression. Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, this book argues that New Dealers were not 'anticapitalist' in the ways in which they approached the problems confronting society. Rather, they were reformers who were deeply interested in fixing the problems of capitalism, if at times unsure of the best tools to use for the job. In undertaking their reforms, the New Dealers profoundly changed the United States in ways that still resonate today. Lively and engaging, this narrative history focuses on the impact of political and economic change on social and cultural relations.

A Concise History of the Caribbean


Author: B. W. Higman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495151
Category: History
Page: N.A
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A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slavery and the slave trade, the extraordinary profits earned by the plantation economy, the great revolution in Haiti, movements toward political independence, the Cuban Revolution, and the diaspora of Caribbean people. Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.

America at War

Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts From Lexington to Afghanistan
Author: Terence T. Finn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101630124
Category: History
Page: 400
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War—organized violence against an enemy of the state—seems part and parcel of the American journey. Indeed, the United States was established by means of violence as ordinary citizens from New Hampshire to Georgia answered George Washington’s call to arms. Since then, war has become a staple of American history. Counting the War for Independence, the United States has fought the armed forces of other nations at least twelve times, averaging a major conflict every twenty years. In so doing, the objectives have been simple: advance the cause of freedom, protect U.S. interests, and impose America’s will upon a troubled world. More often than not, the results have been successful as America’s military has accounted itself well. Yet the cost has been high, in both blood and treasure. Americans have fought and died around the globe—on land, at sea, and in the air. Without doubt, their actions have shaped the world in which we live. In this comprehensive collection, Terence T. Finn provides a set of narratives—each concise and readable—on the twelve major wars America has fought. He explains what happened, and why such places as Saratoga and Antietam, Manila Bay and Midway are important to an understanding of America’s past. Readers will easily be able to brush up on their history and acquaint themselves with those individuals and events that have helped define the United States of America.

A Concise History of New Zealand


Author: Philippa Mein Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107402174
Category: History
Page: 348
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The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy


Author: Joyce P. Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742567117
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
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A third edition of this book is now available. Now in a fully updated edition, this knowledgeable and reader-friendly text gives a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Providing students with a solid and readily understandable framework for evaluating American foreign policy decisions, Joyce P. Kaufman clearly explains key decisions and why they were made. Compact yet thorough, the book offers instructors a concise introduction that can be easily supplemented with other sources.

A Concise History of Canada


Author: Margaret Conrad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052176193X
Category: History
Page: 344
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Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise and lucid book explains just why that is.

The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature


Author: George Sampson,R. C. Churchill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521095815
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 976
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A comprehensive survey of the significant literature of the English-speaking world

Die Zukunft des Krieges


Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Murmann Verlag DE
ISBN: 9783938017142
Category:
Page: 347
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A Concise History of Germany


Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540711
Category: History
Page: 277
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Examines the social, political, and cultural changes in Germany from the early middle ages to the present.

A Concise History of Australia


Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521625777
Category: History
Page: 320
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Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. Now, with the realization that colonization began with invasion, present-day Australians are more than ever before coming to terms with their past and recognizing the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.

America!

A Concise History
Author: W. J. Rorabaugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534136147
Category: History
Page: 626
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