By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.
Who are the pivotal figures in American historythe women and men who've assisted in shaping who we're as a humans and the way we glance at ourselves as american citizens? during this significant other to his renowned 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod indicates we will resolution this query merely once we glance with an open brain into all of the parts of our collective earlier.
1001 those who Made America does simply that, highlighting the recognized in addition to the notorious, the virtuous in addition to the infamous, from the nation's earliest days to the current. Serving up historical past in vigorous, obtainable bits, the booklet provides a who is who of yank politics, arts, technological know-how, company, faith, and dad tradition, in addition to concise reasons of every figure's old value. Featured personalities variety from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin sales space to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, Jacob Aster to invoice Gates.
Axelrod's writing is full of info and perception, giving readers a deeper knowing of what it skill to be an American. The beautiful layout and easy-to-read structure invite shopping and make this booklet an excellent gift for historical past buffs and all considerate american citizens.
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1793–1836) In 1821, Moses Austin (1767–1821) secured a land grant from Mexico to establish a colony in the Mexican state of Texas. He died before the project began, and it was his son, Stephen, who founded in 1822 a colony of several hundred families on the Brazos River. This became the core of the American settlement of Texas, which resulted ultimately in the colony’s war for independence (1836) and the United States-Mexico War (1846–1848). Bacon, Nathaniel (1647–1676) Bacon, a Virginia planter who advocated unlimited territorial expansion of the colony, led what some have labeled the “first American revolution,” an unauthorized military expedition against the Indians in 1676.
Bishop, Hazel (1906–1998) Bishop graduated from Barnard College in 1929, did graduate work at Columbia University, and became a chemist in a dermatologic laboratory and then for two oil companies. , one of the best-known names in American cosmetics. Black Hawk (1767–1838) Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak—Black Hawk—was chief of the so-called “British Band” of the Sauk and Fox tribe of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. His resistance to white settlement of Indian land ceded to the government by a fraudulent 1804 treaty triggered the Black Hawk War of 1832, which resulted in the massacre of many of his followers.
Arnold, Benedict (1741–1801) Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Arnold served as a teenager in the French and Indian War (1754–1763) and, during the American Revolution (1775–1783), compiled a brilliant combat record, but became embittered when he was passed over for promotion. In 1779, he married Margaret Shippen, the daughter of a prominent Philadelphia Loyalist. Accustomed to affluence, his bride encouraged Arnold to spend freely, and he was soon buried in debt. Arnold saw the British as a means of gaining both military promotion and ready cash.
1001 People Who Made America by Alan Axelrod Ph.D.