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Return to Book Page. This is a companion volume to An Illustrated History of Britain. It traces the history of the USA from the time of the Amerindians, through to the arrival of the Europeans, to the present day. Topics covered include colonial life, the Civil War and the American involvement in Vietnam. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 26, Rahil rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's a great book if one wants to have an overview of the American history! Too many details, doctrines, stories, and pictures!
Aug 30, Yara Chalupa rated it it was amazing. Good for teens and beginners! Apr 05, Imene Tl rated it liked it. An illustrated history of the USA is a great quick read for those wo want to have a brief and simple overview of the United States history. Starting way back from the native inhabitants of the land to the present day.
It is very detailed yet in short simple paragraphs and chapters supplied with illustrations which make it easy to read and not boring, though it gets repetitive sometimes. By the latest chapters I found myself reviewing everything I have learnt about the world in History classes in An illustrated history of the USA is a great quick read for those wo want to have a brief and simple overview of the United States history. By the latest chapters I found myself reviewing everything I have learnt about the world in History classes in Secondary school from the American point of view and that enabled me to understand things better and perceive the American policy and how Americans think in general.
What I didn't like however were the occasional contradictions and biased opinions. The author would speak of the various involvements of the U. S in foreign affairs, often causing wars and massive destruction and deaths of innocents, all the while boasting about the "Great Nation" and what it contributed to the modern world as we know it today. History is written by the victors indeed. What I concluded in the end is that in a lot of times, people are driven to do horrible and selfish acts guided by feelings of self-righteousness, thus creating pretenses that with time they themselves start to believe.
Jun 28, Varvara Bondarenko rated it really liked it. A great introduction to American history. Even though it was just an overview it provided many details and made it possible to organize all pre-existing knowledge about the history of the US. Excellent review on the history of the USA.
Definitely one of the most well written and structured historical books I've ever read! This book is great for readers who are interested in the history of the USA. It gives a lot of details about almost everything they mention. It starts when the USA the new world was found up until the 20th century. What I really liked about this book is that it doesn't really defend the wrongs the USA did towards other countries or people. The games they played to cause wars in other countries are just writt Definitely one of the most well written and structured historical books I've ever read!
The games they played to cause wars in other countries are just written in here. They have caused wars between several countries but didn't envolve themselves. Bccausc rhcv protested against the rcach ings and custo ms o f rhe Ca tholic Church.
T heir ideas spread qu ickly th ro ugh nor thern Europe. Pew people believed III religious toleration at this rime. In m ost co unt ries peo ple were expected to ha vc th e same religion JS their ruler. T his was th e case in England. In the I s the English king. Hcnrv VIII, form ed a national church wi th himself as its head. In the later years of the sixteenth cen tur y m any En glish people believed th at this Church of Eng land was still too much like th e Catholic C hurch.
They di sliked th e powl"r;o f its bishops. T hey dislik ed its elaborate n'remon ies and th e rich decorarions ofits churc hes. Such people w anted th e Ch urc h of England to beco m e 1 , Whellj ames I becam e King of Ellgland in he wa rned the Puritans th at he: would dri ve th em fro m the land if th ey did not acce pt his id eas o n religion. I lis bis ho ps bega n fining the Puritans and pu tting th em III prison.
T o escape this per secutio n. H olland wa s th e o nly co un try in Euro pe whose govern me nt allowed religious freedo m at rhis time. First they returned bridiy [0 England. Here they persuaded the Virginia Com pany to allow rhcm to settle in [he northern pan of its American lands. On September They did not wa nt to put themselves III further danger by qu arreling with one another. Befo re landing at Plym o uth, th erefore. In this do cument [hey agr eed to w o rk together fo r the good o f all.
The ag reement was signed by all fo rty- o ne m en on boa rd the May. It beca me kno wn as the M ayflo we r Compact. In the Compact th e Plym o ut h settlers ag reed to SCt up a government- J "civil bod y pohtic't-oo m ake "just and cqua l Ia All of [hem.
Pilg rims and St ran ger s alike. In th e difficult years w hic h fo llo we d. It is rcmcm bored today as on e of the: first uuportanr docurncu ts in th e history of democratic gove rn m ent America. T hey were accompanied by a nu mber ofo ther emigrants they called "Strangers.
N ow it la ced a mu ch more dangerous voyage. At last, 0 11 No vem ber 9.
Cape C od is far to th e no rth of the land g ranted to the Pilg rims by till' Virgmia C ompany. But th e Pilg rims did no t ha ve eno ug h food and wa ter , and many were sick. T hey de cid ed to land at th e best place the y cou ld find.
The frozen ground an d the deep sno w made it diffi cu h fo r th e m to build hou ses. TIley had very linle food.
Befo re sp ring ca me. Bu t rhc Pilg rim s we re determined to succeed. The fifty su rvivors built be tter houses. T hey learned ho w to fish and hunt. Frien dly Amerin d ians gave th em seed co m and showed th em ho w to plan t it. It was not the end oftheir hardships. O ther English Puritans follow ed the Pilg rim s to Am erica.
T en yea rs later a much larger g ro u p o f alm ost a thousand colo nists settled nearby in w hat becam e rhc Bosto n area. T hese peo ple left En gland [0 escape th e rul e of a new king. Charles I. C harles w as ev en less tolerant than his fathe r j ames had been of people w ho disagreed w ith his policies in reli gion and govc nuucnr.
The Boston settlement pro sper ed fro m the starr. Its popu lation g rew q uickly as m ore and more Puritans left En glan d to escape pe rsecu tio n. M any years later.
T he ideas ofth e M assachusetts Puri tans had a lastin g influence o n American so ciety. One o f their fir st lead ers. J olm Winthro p, said that they sho uld build an ideal co mmunity for th e rest of mankin d to learn fro m. T hey pa ssed laws to for ce peo ple [0 attend church and lavvs [0 punish d ru nks and adu ltere rs. Even m en who let their hair grow lon g co uld be in tro uble. Hoger Willia ms. I Ic o bjected part icularl y to the fact rhar the sa me me n con t rolled both th e ch ur ch and the government.
William s believed th at church and Slate sho uld be se parate and rhnr neit her should interfere w ith the othe r. Williams ' repeated cri tic isms made the M assach usetts leade rs angry. In th ey Sl'! H men to arrest him. But Williams escaped and Wl'! O n th e sho res ofNarraganse tt Uay William s and his followers set up a novv co lon y called Rho de Island , Rho de Island pro m ised its citizens co m ple te religio us freedo m and separatio n of church and state.
To this day these ideas arc still vny Im po rtant to Am eri cans. T Ill' leade rs ofMassachusens coul d no r fo rgive th e peo ple of Rh ode Island for thinking so differ ently fro m th em selves. T hey called rhc brea kaway col o ny "the land of th e opposite-minded. By the end of thc seve nteen th Cl'ntury a strl ng of Englis h colo nies stretc hed along the eas t roas t of N orth Am er ica.
Mo re o r less in the middle was Penn sylvan ia. Under a charter fro m the English king. C harles II, Pen n was the proprieto r. Penn belo nged to a religiou s group, the SO 'il't y of l-ricnds, comm on ly called Q uake rs.