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By William E. Leuchtenburg

ISBN-10: 0756779014

ISBN-13: 9780756779016

For somebody drawn to heritage, the actual strains of the prior, in particular ancient locations, carry a different fascination. if it is a battlefield or the house of a striking American, there is not any query that we comprehend the earlier in a distinct and extra rapid manner once we come across it "on the ground."
In American Places, greater than dozen of America's such a lot talented historians write approximately their very own encounters with historical areas, bringing a private point of view to endure on a wide selection of websites, starting from Monticello to Fenway Park. the following James M. McPherson writes concerning the battlefield of Gettysburg, and the way strolling the floor of Pickett's cost encouraged one among his books. Kevin Starr visits the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood and reveals a number of the flavors of California background there. Joel Williamson takes a bemused journey of Elvis Presley's Graceland, and David Kennedy tells the tale of the "Pig struggle" of San Juan Island, the place a spat among Britain and the US over a speck of land within the Pacific helped be certain the form of the U.S. and Canada. William Freehling compares locations, Charleston's Battery and New Orleans' Jackson sq., exhibiting how every one finds the various spirit of the society that created it. And Edward Ayers talks approximately spending time in our on-line world, usa, a digital position that has a lot in universal with the the US visited via Alexis de Tocqueville a century and a part in the past. different items contain Robert Dallek at the FDR Memorial, David Hackett Fischer at the Boston universal, and William Leuchtenburg on his local borough of Queens.
American Places celebrates the profession of Sheldon Meyer, who over his years at Oxford collage Press has released a few of our such a lot distinct historians, together with many Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize winners, almost all of whom have contributed to this volume.

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