Jefferson  Lincoln  and the Unfinished Work of the Nation

Jefferson Lincoln and the Unfinished Work of the Nation


  • Release: 2016-06-06
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 171 page
  • ISBN: 9780809334902
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This book describes the views of two of our nation's greatest presidents and explains how these views provide valuable insight into modern-day debates. The first extended examination of the ideas of both Lincoln and Jefferson, it provides readers with a succinct guide to their opinions that still resonate today.

The Unfinished Journey

The Unfinished Journey


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 596 page
  • ISBN: 019515049X
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This popular classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform. He examines such subjects as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the culture of the 1970s, the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, and the events of September 11th and their aftermath. In this edition, Chafe provides an insightful assessment of Clinton's legacy as president, particularly in light of his impeachment, and an entirely new chapter that examines the impact of two of America's most pivotal events of the twenty-first century: the 2000 presidential election turmoil and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Chafe puts forth an excellent account of George W. Bush's first year as president and also covers his subsequent role as a world leader following his administration's declared war on terrorism. The completely revised epilogue and updated bibliographic essay offer a compelling and controversial final commentary on America's past and its future. Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, the fifth edition of The Unfinished Journey is an essential text for all students of recent American history.

Liberalism and Its Discontents

Liberalism and Its Discontents


  • Release: 1998
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 372 page
  • ISBN: 0674530179
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Discusses the impact of Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Penn Warren, T. Harry Williams, Huey Long, Allard Lowenstein, and Oral Roberts upon American political culture

The Publisher

The Publisher


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 534 page
  • ISBN: 9780679741541
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A profile of the media giant founder of such magazines as Time, Life and Fortune documents his childhood as the son of missionaries, university years and prescient beliefs that transformed the magazine industry. By the National Book Award-winning author of Voices of Protest.

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution


  • Release: 2017-09-15
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9789814779678
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The Unfinished Revolution is a superb new biography of Sun Yat-sen, whose life, like the confusion of his time, is not easy to interpret. His political career was marked mostly by setbacks, yet he became a cult figure in China after his death. Today he is the only 20th-century Chinese leader to be widely revered on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. In contrast, many Western historians see little in his ideas or deeds to warrant such high esteem. This book presents the most balanced account of Sun to date, one that situates him within the historical events and intellectual climate of his time. Born in the shadow of the Opium War, the young Sun saw China repeatedly humiliated in clashes with foreign powers, resulting in the loss of territory and sovereignty. When his efforts to petition the decrepit Manchu court to institute reforms failed, Sun took to revolution. Sun traversed the globe to canvass support for his cause. A notable feature of the book is its coverage of the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia and their contributions to his uprisings on the mainland, which set the stage for the overthrow of two millennia of imperial rule in 1911. But Sun’s vision of China was not to be. Within a few years the republic was hijacked and plunged into chaos. This fascinating and immensely readable work illuminates the man and his achievements, his strengths and his weaknesses, revealing how he came to spearhead the revolution that would transform his country and yet, at his death in 1925 and still today, remain agonizingly unfinished.

The Unfinished Exhibition

The Unfinished Exhibition


  • Release: 2016-12-08
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 202 page
  • ISBN: 9781315453125
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The Centennial decade was an era of ambivalence, the United States still unresolved about the incomprehensible damage it had wrought over four years of Civil War, and why. Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American strength, unity, and freedom -- took place in the immediate wake of this trauma of war and the failures of Reconstruction as a means to restore power and patriotism in the nation’s struggle to rebuild itself. The Unfinished Exhibition, the first comprehensive examination of American art at the Centennial, explains the critical role of visual culture in negotiating memories of the nation’s past that conflicted with the optimism that Exhibition officials promoted. Supporting novel iconographical interpretations with myriad primary source material, author Susanna W. Gold demonstrates how the art galleries and the audiences who visited them addressed the lingering traumas of battle, the uneasy re-unification of North and South, and the persisting racial tensions in the post-Emancipation era. This careful consideration of the visual record exposes the complexities of the war’s impact on Americans and clarifies how the Centennial art exhibition affected a nation still finding its direction at a critical moment in its history.