Study Aids

Cartoon History of the United States

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062730983

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

View: 529

What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.

The Cartoon History of the Universe

From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606226400

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9853

A cartoon journey through the history of the universe from the big bang through the rise and fall of civilizations

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060760044

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 963

The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up–to–date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization––and much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.
Caricatures and cartoons

The Cartoon History of the Universe: Volumes 8-13 : from the springtime of China to the fall of Rome

Author: Larry Gonick


ISBN: 9780385420938

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 305

View: 882

Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve best graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info.

A Queer History of the United States

Author: Michael Bronski

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807044660

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1688

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present. In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to “Publick Universal Friend,” refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-nineteenth century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized “female marriage.” And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fired by W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s magazine the Crisis after being arrested for a homosexual encounter. These are just a few moments of queer history that Michael Bronski highlights in this groundbreaking book. Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative, A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history. A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or often ignored aspects of American history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBT life in the nineteenth century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the devastating backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. Most striking, Bronski documents how, over centuries, various incarnations of social purity movements have consistently attempted to regulate all sexuality, including fantasies, masturbation, and queer sex. Resisting these efforts, same-sex desire flourished and helped make America what it is today. At heart, A Queer History of the United States is simply about American history. It is a book that will matter both to LGBT people and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory history will make readers appreciate just how queer America really is. From the Hardcover edition.

Cartoon History of Texas

Author: Evault Boswell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461625521

Category: History

Page: 275

View: 1496

Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, the experiences of these men are documented as a tribute to Texas war veterans. Texas Boys in Gray captures, in their own words, the patriotism, the fear, the confusion, the bravery, the terrible wounds, the desperate hunger, the camaraderie, the horrible prison conditions, and the joyful reunions that were all part of that historical time.
Comics & Graphic Novels

A Most Imperfect Union

A Contrarian History of the United States

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465080642

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

View: 6290

Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up, and who made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant history of these unsung Americans. In an irreverent, fast-paced narrative that challenges the conventional narrative of American history, Stavans and Alcaraz offer a fresh, controversial take on the philosophies, products, practices, and people—from Algonquin and African royals to early feminists, Puerto Rican radicals, and Arab immigrants—that have made America such an outsized and extraordinary land.

The cartoon history of the American Revolution

Author: Michael Wynn Jones

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group


Category: History

Page: 191

View: 9721

Over three hundred political and social satires and caricatures, with commentaries and interpretive captions, present an unusual view, from both sides of the Atlantic, of important events and figures of the Revolution


A Cartoon History of Bill Clinton's Race for the White House

Author: Mary Ann Barton

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557282897

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 7153


A People's History of the United States


Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 5728

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Cartoon History of the Universe

Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

ISBN: 1101902558

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 6680

An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Cartoon History of the Universe III

From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393324037

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 311

View: 492

A cartoon journey through the history of the universe from the big bang through the rise and fall of civilizations

These Truths: A History of the United States

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635252

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 8325

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

A History of the American People

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061952133

Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 6715

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history--politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality. "The book has new and often trenchant things to say about every aspect and period of America's past," says Johnson, "and I do not seek, as some historians do, to conceal my opinions." Johnson's history presents John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Franklin, Tom Paine, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison from a fresh perspective. It emphasizes the role of religion in American history and how early America was linked to England's history and culture and includes incisive portraits of Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice Marshall, Clay, Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. Johnson shows how Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt ushered in the age of big business and industry and how Woodrow Wilson revolutionized the government's role. He offers new views of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and his role as commander in chief during World War II. An examination of the unforeseen greatness of Harry Truman and reassessments of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush follow. "Compulsively readable," said Foreign Affairs of Johnson's unique narrative skills and sharp profiles of people. This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the `organic sin' of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence...Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson's views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.
Comics & Graphic Novels

A People's History of American Empire

Author: Howard Zinn,Mike Konopacki,Paul Buhle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805087444

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 273

View: 7622

Adapted from the critically acclaimed chronicle of U.S. history, a study of American expansionism around the world is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from Wounded Knee to Iraq, in a volume created in the format of a graphic novel. Simultaneous. 100,000 first printing.

The recent history of the United States in political cartoons

a look Bok!

Author: Chip Bok

Publisher: Univ of Akron Pr


Category: History

Page: 291

View: 434

History books are often sprinkled with editorial cartoons to illuminate the issues of a period of time.This is a history book of sorts, but with a twist. It is a view of the past twenty-five years through the eyes of an editorial cartoonist, with text used to illuminate the cartoons. It begins in Vietnam and the waning years of the Nixon administration, the launching point of a thousand cartoon careers, and ends in the current war in Iraq. This book looks at many issues, (the economy, military spending, race relations, religion, and culture) which have remained issues over the last 25 years and seven presidents, they simply increase and decrease over time. One of the lessons drawn from this effort is that nothing ever gets resolved. All the big questions keep coming back in one form or another, making for interesting reading.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Comic Book Century

The History of American Comic Books

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822566540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5704

Uses newspaper articles, historical overviews, and personal interviews to explain the history of American comic books and graphic novels.

The Cartoon History of Time

Author: Kate Charlesworth,John Gribbin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486490971

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 2275

"Junior Chicken and Alexis, the Quantum Cat, explain the extraordinary concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time in terms that "even a chicken can understand." This graphic novel-style treatment teases out the humor in cosmology and quantum physics making it perfect for young readers, while still amusing and enlightening curious folk of all ages"--