History of the United States

History of the United States This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: History of the United States
  • Author: Charles A. Beard
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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    1. As a classroom history teacher, I realize that I am out of my league in reviewing this book. Charles and Mary Beard are "name brand" historians. There are precious few historians that make it to that level, and for me, a classroom teacher, to deign to review the work of a historian that has an entire school corporation named for him (in his hometown of Knightstown, Indiana) takes some professional chutzpah on my part. It's the equivalent of a local bar band writing a criticism of the Beatles or [...]

    2. Charles Beard thought that an adequate US History book was needed for high school students. So being a historian he wrote one. It was published in 1921 and ends with the 1920 election. While is was intended to be a high school text it would be a good thing to read for most adults in this county. Beard covered the social and economic develop of the United States from it's colonial beginnings. He did not focus on the details of battles and wars as some histories do. If I was to find a fault it wou [...]

    3. I downloaded this as an eBook from Kindle a couple of years ago when I received my first (and only) tablet. This is the first history textbook I have read for non-academic purposes, and it was phenomenal.I really liked Charles A. Beard's narrative in this book. I was able to learn some new things about the history of the United States, as it was dictated to tell the story of America. From the colonization of the Americas to post-World War I, Beard gives us a narrative that focuses on the domest [...]

    4. When I first picked up and started to read History of the United States by Charles A. Beard and his wife Mary Ritter Beard (two of the most influential historians of their time) I thought: “Let’s see what my parents had to study in school”. This high school textbook was first published in 1921. I was rather disappointed after reading the introduction as they immediately stated that they would neither mention, wars, battles or any personal biographies as if the student hadn’t already ment [...]

    5. This history book is pretty basic but covers U.S. History very thoroughly. I don't recommend it for someone who seriously wants to study the subject.Beard's theory's of economic greed as the Founding Father's motivation I think are a bit twisted and make me think less of him. Sure, bettering yourself and accumulating more can be thought of as "selfish", but not nearly as selfish as the idol man who lives on the public dole. I think the Founder's had the principles of liberty for all men as their [...]

    6. What criteria do you use to review a book like this? It holds up incredibly well for its age. It provides a lot of great context for bigger historical events. It's divided into logical and well researched sections. If you studied US History beyond high school, it's probably not going to be super revelatory, but it's a good refresher. If you're interested in the subject and need a place to start, this book is perfect. Beard is strongest in the early history of the US. I was particularly taken in [...]

    7. This book looks like it was meant to be a textbook to be studied at school, as the end of each chapter has review questions and further topics for research. The kindle edition has an extensive index that links you back to the appropriate portions of the text. It only covers the time period until just after WWI, so now is not just a history book, but of historical interest itself as showing how the people of that time period viewed those historical events.

    8. History of the United StatesHistory of the United States by Charles A. Beard and Mary something, was disappointing. There were factual errors and spelling errors. I would cringe every time they misspelled Puerto Rico. This book is also outdated. Don't bother reading this book.

    9. A good survey of American history by two of our best historians. Thr Beards are solid on most issues. Though their last chapter is a bit weaker, but the events described in that final chapter were too recent to be viewed historically.

    10. This has been a really good American History Book. I love their approach on not going into war details and biographies and mainly approaching the impacting factors in the US's History.

    11. A great account of US history from the arrival of the Pilgrims through WWI. If you're a US history buff, this book is well worth your time.

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