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The bestselling historians turn their focus to Americas role in the world since the end of World War II

 

Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriots History of the United States, and Dougherty take a critical look at America, from the postwar boom to her search for identity in the twenty-first century.

 

The second volume of A Patriots History of the Modern World picks up in 1945 with a world irrevocably altered by World War II and a powerful, victorious United States. But new foes and challenges soon arose: the growing sphere of Communist influence, hostile dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an economic contender, and the threat of world Islamification.

 

The book reestablishes the argument of American exceptionalism and the interplay of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, free market capitalism, land ownership, and common law—around the world.

 

Schweikart and Dougherty offer a fascinating conservative history of the last six decades.

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From Christopher Columbus to the fall of Saddam Hussein, this book will go a long way in restoring perspective and clarity to readers' understanding of America's amazing story and the noble principles on which the country was founded.

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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.

About the Author

Larry Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton.

Michael Allen is a professor of history at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Table of Contents

A Patriot's History Of The United States Acknowledgments

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

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Jingoistic claptrap!
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ISBN:
9781595230324
Author:
Schweikart, Larry
Publisher:
Sentinel
Author:
Allen, Michael Patrick
Author:
Dougherty, Dave
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
US History-General
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Modern - 20th Century
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
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TRADE PAPER
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from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
960
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9.25 x 6.13 in 1 lb
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from 18

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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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