A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on TerrorPaperback
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- Publisher: Sentinel
- Format: Paperback | 932 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 51mm | 1,043g
- Publication date: 1 March 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1595230327
- ISBN 13: 9781595230324
- Edition: Annotated
- Edition statement: annotated edition
- Sales rank: 476,832
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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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.
In "A Patriot's History of the United States," Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen remind us what a few good individuals can do in just a few short centuries . . . . A fluid account of America from the discovery of the Continent up to the present day. (Brandon Miniter, "The Wall Street Journal") No recent American history challenges the conventional wisdom of academics as aggressively as Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen's "A Patriot's History of the United States." (Daniel J. Flynn, "Front Page Magazine") There are a thousand pleasant surprises and heartening reminders that underneath it all America remains a country of ideas, ideals, and optimism--and no amount of revisionism can take that legacy away. (John Coleman, "Humane Studies Review") A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good, and worth defending. (Matthew Spalding, "National Review"
Table of contents
A Patriot's History Of The United StatesAcknowledgments Interview with Larry Schweikart as seen in The Limbaugh Letter Introduction Chapter One The City on the Hill, 1492-1707 Chapter Two Colonial Adolescence, 1707-63 Chapter Three Colonies No More, 1763-83 Chapter Four A Nation of Law, 1776-89 Chapter Five Small Republic, Big Shoulders, 1789-1815 Chapter Six The First Era of Big Central Government, 1815-36 Chapter Seven Red Foxes and Bear Flags, 1836-48 Chapter Eight The House Dividing, 1848-60 Chapter Nine The Crisis of the Union, 1860-65 Chapter Ten Ideals and Realities of Reconstruction, 1865-76 Chapter Eleven Lighting Out for the Territories, 1861-90 Chapter Twelve Sinews of Democracy, 1876-96 Chapter Thirteen "Building Best, Building Greatly," 1896-1912 Chapter Fourteen War, Wilson, and Internationalism, 1912-20 Chapter Fifteen The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, 1920-32 Chapter Sixteen Enlarging the Public Sector, 1932-40 The New Deal: Immediate Goals, Unintended Results Chapter Seventeen Democracy's Finest Hour, 1941-45 Chapter Eighteen America's "Happy Days," 1946-59 Chapter Nineteen The Age of Upheaval, 1960-74 Chapter Twenty Retreat and Resurrection, 1974-88 Chapter Twenty-One The Moral Crossroads, 1989-2000 Chapter Twenty-Two America, World Leader, 2000 and Beyond Conclusion Notes Selected Reading Index