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By Brent D. Glass

ISBN-10: 1451682034

ISBN-13: 9781451682038

ISBN-10: 1515960625

ISBN-13: 9781515960621

A distinctive advisor to fifty of crucial cultural and ancient websites within the usa certain to fascinate, train, and entertain—selected and defined via the previous director of the Smithsonian’s nationwide Museum of yank History.

From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 nice American Places takes you on a trip via our nation’s background. 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 United States (Minnesota), every one essay offers the historic context for locations that characterize basic American subject matters: the compelling tale of democracy and self-government; the dramatic effect of army clash; the robust function of innovation and firm; the inspiring achievements of numerous cultural traditions; and the defining impression of the land and its resources. Expert historian Brent D. Glass explores those topics through connecting areas, 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 areas within sight worthy vacationing.

Sites you'll count on to learn about—in Boston, manhattan, and Washington, DC—are right here, in addition to lots of surprises, comparable 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 seen locations 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 background fanatics, or somebody interested by our country’s maximum locations, this ebook is the proper guide.

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