50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across by Brent D. Glass

By Brent D. Glass

A special advisor to fifty of crucial cultural and old websites within the usa certain to fascinate, teach, and entertain—selected and defined by means 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 heritage. 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), each one essay offers the ancient context for locations that characterize basic American topics: the compelling tale of democracy and self-government; the dramatic influence of army clash; the strong position of innovation and firm; the inspiring achievements of numerous cultural traditions; and the defining effect of the land and its resources.[/b] specialist historian Brent D. Glass explores those issues via connecting areas, humans, and occasions and divulges a countrywide narrative that's usually dazzling, occasionally tragic, and constantly engaging—complete with images, web content for additional info, and recommendations for different areas within sight worthy traveling.

Sites you will count on to learn about—in Boston, big apple, and Washington, DC—are the following, 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 visible locations that, including the extra recognized locations, jointly inform the tale of the USA. For households who are looking to make a journey that's either academic and enjoyable, for historical past lovers, or someone fascinated with our country’s maximum areas, this ebook is the correct advisor.

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For those who work in water colours a few leaves of Whatman’s drawing paper are provided. Clare Pettitt 31 Four pages are set apart for botanical notes of species peculiar to localities. The second portion of the book consists of writing paper for a Diary, in which each day’s doings should be recorded, so as to form a continuous record of the holiday. Following the Diary will be found a page for autographs and addresses of any pleasant people one may meet and whose acquaintance one may wish to continue.

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