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Historians on America

Historians on America

Historians on America is a series of individual essays that selects specific moments, decisions, and intellectual or legislative or legal developments and explains how they altered the course of U.S. history. The book consists of 11 separate essays by major historians, ranging from The Trial of John Peter Zenger in 1735 to The Immigration Act of 1965. Contents: 1) The Trial of John Peter Zenger. 2) The Constitutional Convention of 1787. 3) Rising by Falling: George Washington and the Concept of a Limited Presidency. 4) Victory of the Common School Movement. 5) The Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890. 6) The Interstate Highway System, 1939-1991. 7) The GI Bill of Rights. 8) The Marshall Plan: A Strategy that Worked. 9) Brown v. Board of Education. 10) The Right to Legal Counsel: The Gideon v.... Show More
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