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By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

Who are the pivotal figures in American history—the women and men who've assisted in shaping who we're as a humans and the way we glance at ourselves as american citizens? during this spouse to his well known 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod indicates we will be able to solution this query in basic terms when we glance with an open brain into the entire parts of our collective prior.

1001 those that Made America does simply that, highlighting the recognized in addition to the notorious, the virtuous in addition to the infamous, from the nation's earliest days to the current. Serving up historical past in vigorous, available bits, the e-book offers a who is who of yank politics, arts, technology, enterprise, faith, and dad tradition, in addition to concise factors of every figure's old value. Featured personalities variety from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin sales space to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, Jacob Aster to invoice Gates.

Axelrod's writing is full of details and perception, giving readers a deeper knowing of what it potential to be an American. The attractive layout and easy-to-read structure invite looking and make this e-book an excellent gift for historical past buffs and all considerate american citizens.

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Bell was well established as a pioneering audiologist when he began working on a means of transmitting sound by electricity. The result in 1876 was the telephone, patented on March 7, 1876. Bell prevailed through a blizzard of patent suits, became wealthy (as principal stockholder of the Bell Telephone Company), then continued upon a life of invention, creating the photophone (which transmitted sound via light), conducting medical research, continuing to innovate techniques for teaching speech to the deaf, improving Edison’s phonograph, experimenting with flight, developing the principles of sonar detection, and creating a hydrofoil craft that set a 70-mile-per-hour speed record in 1919.

Presidents, Adams went on to serve in the House of Representatives from 1831 until his death, taking a strong stand against slavery. Adams, Samuel (1722–1803) Bostonian Sam Adams inherited a one-third interest in his father’s prosperous brewery and ran it into the ground. Although incapable of managing money, Adams was highly skilled at politics, founding the Sons of Liberty, the most influential and radical of Boston’s many political clubs. In 1765, Adams organized Massachusetts’ opposition to the oppressive Stamp Act, thereby sowing the seeds of revolution.

Beecher, Catharine (1800–1878) Eldest daughter of revivalist preacher Lyman Beecher, Catharine Beecher worked to advance the cause of public education in America and to define and establish the role of women in American society. Although she was a fierce advocate of equal rights for women, her most influential book, A Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841), was an effort to define and standardize homemaking practices and to exalt domestic values, founded on the proposition that a woman’s place is in the home—the arena from which she could most profoundly influence American society.

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