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Series Pivotal Moments in American History

25 Works Popularity 1,925 (3,715 Members) 5,230 Books 78 Reviews 4.0
Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson 119 copies, 3 reviews2001
Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929 by Maury Klein 133 copies, 2 reviews2001
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson 689 copies, 7 reviews2002
All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler 111 copies, 2 reviews2003
Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John Ferling 596 copies, 11 reviews2004
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer 1,484 copies, 21 reviews2004
Storm Over Texas : The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War by Joel H. Silbey 88 copies, 1 review2005
James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights by Richard Labunski 202 copies, 6 reviews2006
The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America by Colin G. Calloway 322 copies, 4 reviews2006
The Bay of Pigs by Howard Jones 75 copies, 1 review2008
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally G. McMillen 114 copies, 1 review2008
The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 by Lynn Hudson Parsons 130 copies, 1 review2009
The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans by Glenn C. Altschuler 25 copies2009
The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story by Elliott West 124 copies, 1 review2009
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution by Richard Archer 134 copies, 2 reviews2010
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation by Thomas Kessner 50 copies, 1 review2010
The Battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds 225 copies, 5 reviews2011
Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War by Richard Moe 31 copies, 2 reviews2013
A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience by Emerson W. Baker 143 copies, 1 review2014
Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution by David L. Preston 82 copies, 2 reviews2015
Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion by Louis P. Masur 30 copies2015
American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division by Michael A. Cohen 31 copies, 1 review2016
The Dogs of War: 1861 by Emory M. Thomas 41 copies
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Raymond Arsenault 210 copies, 1 review
My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Howard Jones 34 copies, 2 reviews

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Published by Oxford University Press.Edited by James M. McPherson and David Hackett Fischer"Each book [in the series] will examine a large historical problem through the lens of a particular event and the choices of individual actors. The design of the series reflects the current state of historical writing, which gives growing attention to the experiences of ordinary people, increasing sensitivity to issues of gender, class, and ethnicity, and deep interest in large structures and processes. We seek to combine this new scholership with old ideas of history as a narrative art and traditional standards of sound scholarship, mature judgement, and good writing," from the editors' introduction to Brown v. Board of Education. (English, Unclassified)

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