Author: G. Edward White, Genre: Law, Total Page: 584, Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780190634957

In Law in American History, Volume III: 1930-2000, the eminent legal scholar G. Edward White concludes his sweeping history of law in America, from the colonial era to the near-present. Picking up where his previous volume left off, at the end of the 1920s, White turns his attention to modern developments in both public and private law. One of his findings is that despite the massive changes in American society since the New Deal, some of the landmark constitutional decisions from that period remain salient today. An illustration is the Court's sweeping interpretation of the reach of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause in Wickard v. Filburn (1942), a decision that figured prominently in the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. In these formative years of modern American jurisprudence, courts responded to, and affected, the emerging role of the state and federal governments as regulatory and redistributive institutions and the growing participation of the United States in world affairs. They extended their reach into domains they had mostly ignored: foreign policy, executive power, criminal procedure, and the rights of speech, sexuality, and voting. Today, the United States continues to grapple with changing legal issues in each of those domains. Law in American History, Volume III provides an authoritative introduction to how modern American jurisprudence emerged and evolved of the course of the twentieth century, and the impact of law on every major feature of American life in that century. White's two preceding volumes and this one constitute a definitive treatment of the role of law in American history.

Author: Leslie Alexander, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 600, Publisher: ABC-CLIO, ISBN: WISC:89100758549

Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant peopoe, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century. The encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European cnontact and enslavement, culture, resistance and identity during enslavement, political activism from the Revolutionary War to Southern emancipation, political activism from Reconstruction to the modern Civil Rights movement, black nationalism and urbanization, and Pan-Africanism and contemporary black America. Based on the latest scolarship and engagingly written, there is no better go-to reference for exploring the history of African Americans and their distinctive impact on American society, politics, business, literature, art, food, clothing, music, language, and technology.

Author: Philip C. DiMare, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 1232, Publisher: ABC-CLIO, ISBN: 9781598842975

This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

Author: Gems, Gerald, Genre: Sports & Recreation, Total Page: 400, Publisher: Human Kinetics, ISBN: 9781492526520

Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.

Author: Rosanne Welch, Genre: History, Total Page: 1082, Publisher: ABC-CLIO, ISBN: 9781610690942

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

Author: Angela O'Dell, Genre: History, Total Page: 44, Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group, ISBN: 9780890519837

A Charlotte Mason Inspired Journey Through American History! America’s Story 3 concludes the exciting journey through American History as students review America’s rich history, experience the excitement of discovery and invention as well as the hardships of the Great Depression, and examine the challenges our nation still faces. In America’s Story 3, your student will: Discover the impact one president had on the New York City Police DepartmentObserve the first flightRide along with the development of the Model TExperience the wonder and the tragedy of the TitanicExplore America during & after the World WarsLearn the hardships Americans faced during the Great DepressionFeel the excitement of new discoveries and technological advancementand so much more! Exciting, interactive stories O’Dell’s lively storytelling style ensures history comes alive in an exciting way! Through engaging narrative, O’Dell interacts with students and draws them in to imagine the adventures, hardships, failures, and triumphs of the incredible characters who shaped American history from the early 1900s to Modern Times. America’s Story 3 Student Features: Full-color student textbook featuring engaging narrative and beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, and cultural connections.

Author: Steven Laurence Danver, Genre: History, Total Page: 1210, Publisher: ABC-CLIO, ISBN: 9781598842210

This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. * 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories * Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources * Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines * One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents * Illustrations and photographs show events discussed

Author: Stacia Deutsch, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: Rockridge Press, ISBN: 1648764355

Fun American history facts for curious kids ages 8 to 12 Which Indigenous American nation was known for their spotted Appaloosa horses? Who was the heroic woman known for disguising herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War? Which year was Barack Obama elected as the first Black president of the United States? Kids will find the answers to all these questions--and more! Starting with America's earliest inhabitants in 20,000 BCE and finishing in the modern day, American History for Kids makes learning history easy by breaking it up into fun facts kids can share with their friends and family. This enjoyable look into American history for kids age 8-12 includes: 500 amazing facts--Introduce kids to the incredible things that have happened in America, one interesting tidbit at a time. The complete timeline--Kids will learn all about the important people and places across thousands of years of American history. Middle school essentials--Give kids a head start on the topics they'll cover in class, plus lots of cool stuff they might not learn in school. Help history come alive with the fun facts inside this top choice among American history books.

Author: Colin Woodard, Genre: History, Total Page: 358, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9781101544457

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth, Genre: Drama, Total Page: 554, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521472040

The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions, from theatre building to play writing, directors, performers, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History recognizes changing styles of presentation and performance and addresses the economic context that conditions the drama presented. The History approaches its subject with a full awareness of relevant developments in literary criticism, cultural analysis, and performance theory. At the same time, it is designed to be an accessible, challenging narrative. Volume One deals with the colonial inceptions of American theatre through the post-Civil War period: the European antecedents, the New World influences of the French and Spanish colonists, and the development of uniquely American traditions in tandem with the emergence of national identity.