50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.

50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. Author Brent D. Glass
ISBN-10 1451682034
ISBN-13 9781451682038
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A one of a kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate educate and entertainselected and described by the former director of the Smithsonians National Museum of American History From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nations history Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde Colorado and Cahokia Illinois and as recent as Silicon Valley California and the Mall of America Minnesota each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes the compelling story of democracy and self government the dramatic impact of military conflict the powerful role of innovation and enterprise the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions and the defining influence of the land and its resources Expert historian Brent D Glass explores these themes by connecting places people and events and reveals a national narrative that is often surprising sometimes tragic and always engagingcomplete with photographs websites for more information and suggestions for other places nearby worth visiting Sites you would expect to read aboutin Boston New York and Washington DCare here as well as plenty of surprises such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta or the Village Green in Hudson Ohio less obvious places that together with the more well known destinations collectively tell the story of America For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining for history enthusiasts or anyone curious about our countrys greatest places this book is the perfect guide

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