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 pillarsJudeo-Christian religious beliefs, free market capitalism, land ownership, and common lawaround the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty offer a fascinating conservative history of the last six decades.
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
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 optimismand no amount of revisionism can take that legacy away. (John Coleman, Humane Studies Review)
“In A Patriots 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 Allens A Patriots History of the United States.”
—Daniel J. Flynn, Front Page Magazine
“It should be required reading for all Americans.” —Glenn Beck “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 “Were the Puritans puritanical? Did the robber barons really rob anyone? What made the Great Depression so great? Historian Larry Schweikart sets the record straight.”
—Marvin Olasky “Any reader of Schweikart and Allens book will see immediately that it is a serious and substantive volume, based on a full recognition of the important secondary sources written by our major historians.”
—Ronald Radosh, Front Page Magazine
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.
Argues against modern educational practices that teach students to be ashamed of American history, chronicling our nation's past using a straightforward approach that highlights America's virtues while placing its less favorable periods in a political and historical context. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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.
The revised, 10th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller
Over the past decade, A Patriots History of the United States has become the definitive conservative history of our country, correcting the biases of historians and other intellectuals who downplay the greatness of Americas patriots. Professors Schweikart and Allen have now revised, updated, and expanded their book, which covers Americas long history with an appreciation for the values that made this nation uniquely successful.
About the Author
is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and the coauthor of A Patriots History of the United States
and A Patriots History Reader
, among many other books.
Dave Dougherty is the coauthor of A Patriots History Reader among other books.
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