Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. Many are still trying.
Internationalizing Teacher Education in the United States
Added by: miaow | Karma: 5155.27 | Other | 17 August 2015
s countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students’ transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education.
American Highlights: United States History in Notable Works of Art
Added by: miaow | Karma: 5155.27 | Other | 13 August 2015
American Highlights presents a window on the United States, capturing its feel and flavor as well as the overall shape of its history. Through over 80 works of art and lively short text pieces in both English and Spanish, the book covers daily life and popular culture, including baseball, P. T. Barnum's circus, Hollywood, and television, in addition to broad themes such as immigration and industrial change.
Added by: miaow | Karma: 5155.27 | Other | 3 August 2015
With liberty and pizza for all. There is no doubt that pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States, cherished by everyone from your average family guy to the Leader of the free world. Americans reportedly eat a combined 350 slices every second! Although pizza has its origins overseas, it has come into full (ahem) flour here in the States. Pizza: A Slice of American History tells the story of how this beloved food became the apple of our collective eye—or, perhaps more precisely, the pepperoni of our pie.
United States and World War Two: The Awakening Giant
The United States and World War II is a broad-ranging introduction to the second world war in America. The politics, diplomacy and military strategy of the war form the core of the book. Coverage of the social issues is integrated into the larger narrative and the military and political aspects are linked to the social through the overarching theme of the transforming effects of the war. The author takes a chronological approach, offering a narrative history, while highlighting and developing key thematic links through the chapters. Exemplary material substantiates thematic points and enlivens the text, while historiographical issues are addressed as appropriate throughout the narrative.
Custer’s Last Stand is the battle resulting from years of fighting between the expanding United States and the Native Americans who already populated the land. When the battle ended, not one of the United States soldiers in Custer's immediate command had survived.
The period after the Civil War was a troubled time for the United States. Known as Reconstruction, the South, which had fought for its independence, was bitter. Former slaves were freed, made citizens, and granted the right to vote, but still faced terrible discrimination.