A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror  -     By: Larry Schweikart, Michael Allan
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A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror

Sentinel / 2010 / Hardcover

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Deviating from the idea that America's past was filled with racism, sexism, bigotry, rape, conquest and imperialism, A Patriot's History honors the ideal that America did, and still has, honor and greatness-that it would truly be the City on a Hill. Noting that even when America uses military might for "dubious" reasons, the ultimate result was a higher standard of living than before, extolling Washington, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, free markets and conservative policies, A Patriots History takes a unique approach to interpreting history.

Read about how Cortes and his forces won over the Aztecs because they had a western way of combat that emphasized group cohesion of free citizens; that market forces could have straightened out segregation with the support of federal laws; that the National Traffic Motor Vehicle Safety Act (which required seatbelts and other safety measures) was an example of the government creating bloated bureaus over trusting consumers, and more. 932 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 944
Vendor: Sentinel
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1595230017
ISBN-13: 9781595230010
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For at least thirty years, high school and college students have been taught to be embarrassed by American history. Required readings have become skewed toward a relentless focus on our country’s darkest moments, from slavery to McCarthyism. As a result, many history books devote more space to Harriet Tubman than to Abraham Lincoln; more to My Lai than to the American Revolution; more to the internment of
Japanese Americans than to the liberation of Europe in World War II.

Now, finally, there is an antidote to this biased approach to our history. Two veteran history professors have written a sweeping, well-researched book that puts the spotlight back on America’s role as a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world. Schweikart and Allen are careful to tell their story straight, from Columbus’s voyage to the capture of Saddam Hussein. They do not ignore America’s mistakes through the years, but they put them back in their proper perspective. And they conclude that America’s place as a world leader derived largely from the virtues of our own leaders—the men and women who cleared the wilderness, abolished slavery, and rid the world of fascism and communism.

The authors write in a clear and enjoyable style that makes history a pleasure, not just for students but also for adults who want to learn what their teachers skipped over.

Author Bio

Larry Schweikart is the co-author of A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror, and is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. He has written more than 20 books on national defense, business, and financial history.

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