Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learnedby Davis, Kenneth C.
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Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he?
From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.
"If you've always wondered exactly what Boss Tweed bossed and what Tammany Hall was, Davis is your man."-Washington Post Book World
"Refreshing and vastly informative fun, engrossing and significant History in Davis's hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent-and memorable." -Patrida Holt, San Francisco Chronicle
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Revised Edition||p. xiii|
|Author's Note||p. xxvii|
|Brave New World||p. 1|
|Say You Want a Revolution||p. 47|
|Growth of a Nation: From the Creation of the Constitution to Manifest Destiny||p. 107|
|Apocalyse Then: To Civil War and Reconstruction||p. 183|
|When Monopoly Wasn't a Game: The Growing Empire from Wild West to World War I||p. 253|
|Boom to Bust to Big Boom: From the Jazz Age and the Great Depression to Hiroshima||p. 319|
|Commies, Containment, and Cold War: America in the Fifties||p. 397|
|The Torch Is Passed: From Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomac||p. 437|
|From the Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil||p. 533|
|The Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Amendments||p. 595|
|Is the Electoral College a Party School? A Presidential Election Primer||p. 618|
|U.S. Presidents and Their Administrations||p. 624|
|Selected Readings||p. 631|
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