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A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terrorby Larry Schweikart
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way Americas past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of Americas 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 Patriots History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, Americas 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 Americas 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
The City on the Hill, 1492-1707
Colonial Adolescence, 1707-63
Colonies No More, 1763-83
A Nation of Law, 1776-89
Small Republic, Big Shoulders, 1789-1815
The First Era of Big Central Government, 1815-36
Red Foxes and Bear Flags, 1836-48
The House Dividing, 1848-60
The Crisis of the Union, 1860-65
Ideals and Realities of Reconstruction, 1865-76
Lighting Out for the Territories, 1861-90
Sinews of Democracy, 1876-96
"Building Best, Building Greatly," 1896-1912
War, Wilson, and Internationalism, 1912-20
The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, 1920-32
Enlarging the Public Sector, 1932-40
The New Deal: Immediate Goals, Unintended Results
Democracy's Finest Hour, 1941-45
America's "Happy Days," 1946-59
The Age of Upheaval, 1960-74
Retreat and Resurrection, 1974-88
The Moral Crossroads, 1989-2000
America, World Leader, 2000 and Beyond
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