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By Brent D. Glass

ISBN-10: 1451682034

ISBN-13: 9781451682038

ISBN-10: 1515960625

ISBN-13: 9781515960621

A unique consultant 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 heritage. Sharing the interior tales of websites as previous as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as fresh as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of the US (Minnesota), each one essay presents the ancient context for locations that symbolize primary American issues: the compelling tale of democracy and self-government; the dramatic effect of army clash; the robust position of innovation and company; 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 by way of connecting locations, humans, and occasions and divulges a countrywide narrative that's frequently magnificent, occasionally tragic, and constantly engaging—complete with images, web content for additional information, and proposals for different locations within sight worthy traveling.

Sites you are going to count on to learn about—in Boston, manhattan, and Washington, DC—are right here, in addition to lots of surprises, resembling 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 areas that, including the extra famous locations, jointly inform the tale of the US. For households who are looking to make a journey that's either academic and wonderful, for heritage fans, or somebody focused on our country’s maximum locations, this e-book is the appropriate guide.

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