By Brent D. Glass
A specific consultant to fifty of crucial cultural and historical websites within the usa certain to fascinate, train, and entertain—selected and defined by way of the previous director of the Smithsonian’s nationwide Museum of yankee History.
From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 nice American locations takes you on a trip via our nation’s historical past. Sharing the interior tales of websites as previous as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as contemporary as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of the USA (Minnesota), every one essay presents the historic context for areas that signify primary American topics: the compelling tale of democracy and self-government; the dramatic effect of army clash; the strong position of innovation and firm; the inspiring achievements of numerous cultural traditions; and the defining impression of the land and its resources.[/b] specialist historian Brent D. Glass explores those topics through connecting locations, humans, and occasions and divulges a countrywide narrative that's usually fabulous, occasionally tragic, and regularly engaging—complete with photos, web content for additional info, and proposals for different locations within reach worthy traveling.
Sites you'll anticipate to learn about—in Boston, manhattan, and Washington, DC—are right here, in addition to lots of surprises, equivalent to the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village eco-friendly in Hudson, Ohio; much less noticeable areas that, including the extra recognized locations, jointly inform the tale of the United States. For households who are looking to make a journey that's either academic and wonderful, for historical past fanatics, or someone all for our country’s maximum locations, this booklet is the right advisor.
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