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American History Through Its Greatest Speeches : A Documentary History of the United States (Hardcover)

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This three-volume set for high school and up gathers speeches from Colonial times to the present, organized in chronological entries. Each speech comes with background material to help readers understand the speech; some include sidebars and interesting facts. Speeches have been chosen to highlight milestones in American history, and include protest speeches, supportive speeches, informative speeches, laudatory speeches, political speeches, and speeches related to particular issues. While many speeches are by political figures, some are by literary figures. Volume 1 covers the period from 1492 to 1815, offering 96 speeches total. Themes include religion, the split from Britain, relationships with Native Americans, and African American slavery. Volume 2 presents 82 speeches from 1816 to 1899. Themes include westward expansion, the Civil War, industrial power, and overseas expansion. Volume 3 compiles speeches from 1900 to 2015, offering a total of 78 speeches. Themes are economics, the Great Depression, the world wars, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each volume begins with an intro on the period and a chronology, and ends with biographical sketches of speakers, plus suggested readings. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 3
Genre: History, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Government / General, United States / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Jolyon Girard & Darryl Mace & Courtney Smith
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2016
TCIN: 51045731
UPC: 9781610699693
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9550
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