(1991)

HarperCollins, 1991 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
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13.00 USD; 17.50 CAD
Pages
404
On-sale Date
1991 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HarperPerennial
Brand
Harper Perennial
ISBN
0-06-273098-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780062730985 90000
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Color
Color covers; Black and White interior
Dimensions
7 1/2" w x 9 1/4" h
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

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LCCN 91-55037. Back cover bears designation 0891N.

"Portions of this work were previously published by Harper & Row in 1987 and 1988, respectively, as THE CARTOON GUIDE TO U.S. HISTORY VOLUME I 1585-1865 and THE CARTOON GUIDE TO U.S. HISTORY VOLUME II 1865-N0W."

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Uncle Sam; Elvis Presley; Richard Nixon; Buffalo Bill; Sacagawea; union members; suffragettes; slaves; minuteman; Union soldier; Confederate soldier; covered wagon driver; conquistador; American Indian; Statue of Liberty
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Montage of characters and scenes from American history.
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educational; fact; history

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The Cartoon History of the United States
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Title page; half title page; dedication; front matter

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About the Author
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[The Cartoon History of the United States Part I] (Table of Contents: 5)

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Title page for Part I, 1585-1865

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Prologue: Who Found It? (Table of Contents: 7)

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Eric the Red; Christopher Columbus; Native Americans
Synopsis
Arrival of human beings in the Americas prior to the first English colonization attempt in 1585.
Keywords
American Indian; colonization; colony; exploration; explorer; Native American; Viking

Chapter 1: In Which England Plants This and That (Table of Contents: 8)

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Bartholomew Gosnold; John Smith; Pocahontas; Powhatan; Squanto; Myles Standish; Roger Williams; Puritans; slaves
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English people carve out colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts, coming into conflict with the Native population. They develop forms of representative government based on social contract, but also establish slavery and limit religious freedom. Roger Williams proposes universal soul liberty.
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American Indian; colonization; colony; exploration; explorer; government; Massachusetts; Native American; Pilgrim; Puritan; religion; Virginia

Chapter 2: New Colonies and Baby Chickens (Table of Contents: 9)

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Levelers; Native Americans; Metacomet [King Philip]; King Charles II; Benjamin Franklin
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The English Civil War sparks agitation for the rights of Englishmen. Indian wars threaten the American colonies, as does royal oversight. Benjamin Franklin embodies a new breed of 18th-century freethinkers and secularists.
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American Indian; colonization; colony; England; exploration; explorer; government; Massachusetts; Native American; Puritan; religion; Salem; Virginia; war

Chapter 3: When a Colony Grows Up, What Does It Do for a Living? (Table of Contents: 10)

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Slavery grows, especially in the south, and is hedged about with a series of laws and customs keeping blacks suppressed. The north produces agricultural surpluses and capitalizes the Triangle Trade. The colonies are so diverse, no one seems to even imagine them uniting.
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American Indian; colonization; colony; exploration; explorer; government; Massachusetts; Native American; Puritan; slave; Virginia

Chapter 4: Mighty Beefs from Little Beavers Grow (Table of Contents: 11)

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George Washington; King George III; Patrick Henry; colonial rioters; British soldiers; New England soldiers; John Hancock; Benjamin Franklin
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France and Britain contend for land and furs in North America. George Washington attacks French troops, precipitating the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War). In debt from war, the British government attempts to establish, increase, or collect American taxes. This provokes resistance, riot, and finally revolution.
Keywords
African American; American Indian; American Revolution; colonization; colony; French and Indian War; government; Massachusetts; Native American; Revolutionary War; Seven Years' War; Virginia

Chapter 5: In Which Happiness Is Pursued, Gun in Hand (Table of Contents: 12)

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George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Benjamin Franklin
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With heavy help from France, the US stumbles its way to victory in the Revolution. France, slaves, Indians, and Tories all fare badly in the aftermath.
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African American; American Indian; American Revolution; colonization; France; government; Native American; Revolutionary War; Virginia

Chapter 6: Shoes, Myths, the Constitution, Etc. (Table of Contents: 13)

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slaves; slave owners; debtors; rioters; shoemakers; bankers; Framers of the Constitution
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After the Revolution, debts are high and government weak. As debtors use force to avoid repayment, elites take the lead in drafting a Constitution to form a stronger central government, protecting slavery in the process.
Keywords
Constitution; educational; fact; government; politics; slave; slavery

Chapter 7: Mr. Jefferson Throws a Party (Table of Contents: 14)

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Thomas Jefferson; Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; slaves
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Jefferson and Hamilton inspire what become competing political parties. Jefferson's comes to dominate, in part through being highly flexible with its principles. Jefferson presides over relative peace, prosperity, debt reduction, and territorial expansion.
Keywords
African American; American Indian; France; government; Napoleon; Native American; politics; President; slave; slavery; Virginia

Chapter 8: Manifest Dentistry, or the Great Uprooting (Table of Contents: 15)

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Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson; James Monroe; James K. Polk; Brigham Young
Synopsis
Jackson and others take the lead in an assault on the American Indians, killing many and driving others west of the Mississippi. Then they invade Mexico and steal a good chunk of its territory.
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African American; American Indian; California; government; Mexican War; Mexico; Mormon; Native American; politics; President; Texas; War of 1812

Chapter 9: Railroads, Over- and Underground (Table of Contents: 16)

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William Lloyd Garrison; Harriet Tubman; Frederick Douglass; slaves; women's rights advocates; industrial workers; Irish immigrants
Synopsis
The nation's industrial base grows rapidly. Americans (at least in the north) form many groups agitating for reform. Agitation for abolition of slavery is met with great hostility in the south.
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abolition; African American; factory; government; immigrant; industry; Native American; politics; slave; slavery

Chapter 10: In Which a War Is Fought, for Some Reason... (Table of Contents: 17)

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Abraham Lincoln; slaves; free blacks; American Indians; Roger B. Taney; John Brown; Frederick Douglass; Ulysses S. Grant; Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers
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Controversies over slavery divide the nation. War breaks out in Kansas. An appalling fugitive slave law forces even legally free blacks to flee the country. The Republican Party rises, opposing extension of slavery and favoring the white working man, to win the 1860 election. Southern states secede and provoke a war. Lincoln frees and enlists the slaves. Grant hammers home to victory, although at terrible cost. On the point of victory, Lincoln is killed.
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abolition; African American; Civil War; government; Native American; politics; slave; slavery

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[The Cartoon History of the United States Part II] (Table of Contents: 19)

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slaves; slave owners; capitalists; workers
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The Civil War as a conflict between the slave system and the free labor system... with the latter growing toward industrial capitalism.
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capitalism; educational; fact; industry; labor; slave; slavery

Chapter 11: Destruction and Reconstruction (Table of Contents: 22)

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Andrew Johnson; Thaddeus Stevens; former slaves; Ulysses S. Grant; Ku Klux Klan members
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The American south is in need of physical and social rebuilding after the Civil War. Many white southerners try mightily to suppress black participation in society and government, with support from President Andrew Johnson. Congress forces through changes that enfranchise and enable blacks on paper. The realities of Reconstruction were nowhere near as bad as the myths portray.
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African American; educational; fact; Ku Klux Klan; politics; President; Reconstruction; slave; slavery

Chapter 12: Where the Railroads Roam (Table of Contents: 23)

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William F Cody [Buffalo Bill]; railroad workers; George Armstrong Custer; Sioux Indians; railroad capitalists
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Using corrupt political and financial measures, railroad barons procure floods of financial support for building their operations. As part of this campaign of spreading railroads through the west, the government and military work hard to neutralize or kill the Indians.
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American Indian; capitalism; educational; fact; Native American; politics; railroad; Sioux; western

Chapter 13: Labor Pains (Table of Contents: 24)

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Samuel Tilden; Rutherford B Hayes; Karl Marx; Samuel Gompers; Eugene V Debs; capitalists; striking workers
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Backroom maneuvering steals the 1876 Presidential election from Tilden to Hayes. Workers become more organized and militant, in some cases embracing socialism or Marxism. Capital and government combine to control the workers by force.
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capitalism; communism; educational; fact; industry; labor; politics; President; strike; union

Chapter 14: In Which an Awful Lot Happens (Table of Contents: 25)

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Grover Cleveland; Mary Lease; Geronimo; Emma Goldman; Eugene V Debs; Theodore Roosevelt; Socialists; capitalists; Filipino insurgents; Woodrow Wilson
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Capitalists "rationalize" industry and business with monopolistic trusts, despite cosmetic government regulation. Socialists, union members, and Populists fight the trusts and the government. Looking for cheap labor and captive markets, the country turns to overseas colonialism. Theodore Roosevelt promotes colonialism, along with progressive domestic policies. Woodrow Wilson supports Progressivism, but eventually leads the country into World War I.
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capitalism; colonialism; educational; fact; First World War; imperialism; labor; monopoly; Philippine Insurrection; Philippines; politics; President; Spanish-American War; union; war; World War I

Chapter 15: War and Peace and Warren Harding (Table of Contents: 26)

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Vladimir Lenin; Woodrow Wilson; A Mitchell Palmer; J Edgar Hoover; Warren G Harding; Marcus Garvey; Ku Klux Klan members
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The US helps win World War I, but Wilson comes up far short of his goals at the peace conference. Black nationalism and women's suffrage challenge and horrify many Americans, some of whom respond violently. Prohibition and jazz become signs of the times, even as the government organizes dishonest anti-Red campaigns.
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African American; capitalism; colonialism; Communism; educational; fact; First World War; gangster; immigration; imperialism; jazz; labor; politics; President; prohibition; Russia; union; war; woman suffrage; World War I

Chapter 16: Shock Therapy for a Great Depression (Table of Contents: 27)

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Herbert Hoover; Franklin D Roosevelt; unemployed workers; members of the AFL; members of the CIO; Adolf Hitler; Harry Truman;
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The Great Depression bankrupts both great and small, forcing millions out of work. With Hoover not coping, the people elect Franklin Roosevelt, who tries a multitude of energetic programs. Labor unions disagree over approaches (and over admitting non-whites), but force the auto industry to the bargaining table. Germany and Japan wage aggressive war, finally attacking the United States as well. Industry booms with war work. Blacks and women find new opportunities, but 100,000 Japanese Americans are imprisoned without just cause.
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African American; capitalism; educational; fact; Great Depression; Japanese American; labor; New Deal; politics; President; Second World War; union; war; World War II

Chapter 17: Bright, White Light (Table of Contents: 28)

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Uncle Sam; Russian bear; Harry S Truman; Mickey Mouse (cameo); Joseph McCarthy; Dwight D Eisenhower; Little Richard; Elvis Presley
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After victory in World War II, tensions between the US and USSR skyrocket. The Marshall Plan limits the attractiveness of Communism while boosting US profits and influence. The USSR explodes its first atomic bomb, and launches the first Earth satellite. Communist hunts at home mangle the Constitution, and the US overthrows democratic governments overseas if they are not friendly enough to the US. Despite demands for conformity, young people, African Americans, musicians, and experimental writers begin to break out.
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atomic bomb; beatnik; Cold War; Communism; decolonization; educational; fact; Korean War; McCarthyism; nuclear bomb; politics; President; rock and roll; satellite; sputnik

Chapter 18: Revolution Now? (Table of Contents: 29)

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Uncle Sam; Ho Chi Minh; Fidel Castro; Harry S Truman; Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King Jr; John F Kennedy; Lyndon B Johnson; Richard M Nixon; Daniel Ellsberg; Elijah Mohammed [Elijah Muhammad]; Malcolm X; American soldiers; Vietnamese soldiers; student protestors; civil rights protestors; urban rioters
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Truman begins dismantling segregation. The US props up and/or dismantles anti-communist governments in South Vietnam... part of a general attitude of neo-colonialism. African Americans demand more rights, and some are killed for it. A series of assassinations tears the nation. Johnson pushes through dramatic domestic programs, but also escalates the war in Vietnam. Nixon is elected President, but Americans reject his leadership and the war in Vietnam.
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African American; assassination; civil rights; Cold War; desegregation; drugs; educational; fact; flower power; hippie; integration; politics; President; riot; segregation; Vietnam; Watergate

Chapter 19: And They Lived Happily Ever After (Table of Contents: 30)

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cult members; black professionals; black unemployed; women's liberationists; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George H W Bush; Mikhail Gorbachev; OPEC oil producers; savings and loan executives; savings and loan depositors
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The 60s have bad fallout (drugs, STDs, dangerous cults, a nuclear arms race) as well as good results. Black poverty and black opportunity both increase. Many become more ecologically aware, and many believe that we are reaching an age of more limitations. Reagan wins office rejecting limits and regulations, stimulating the economy while vastly increasing the deficit. The Soviet Union begins to disintegrate. The US attacks Iraq over Kuwait. Any history book ends in the middle. There are no tidy conclusions.
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African American; Cold War; drugs; ecology; educational; fact; Iraq; Kuwait; politics; President; Soviet Union; USSR

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 31)

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slaves; soldiers; Thomas Jefferson; Andrew Jackson; William F Cody [Buffalo Bill]; Eugene V Debs; Marcus Garvey
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Bibliography, with commentary and spot illustrations

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["The Cartoon History of the United States"]
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. ["About the Author"]
  6. 5. [The Cartoon History of the United States Part I]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Prologue: Who Found It?
  9. 8. Chapter 1: In Which England Plants This and That
  10. 9. Chapter 2: New Colonies and Baby Chickens
  11. 10. Chapter 3: When a Colony Grows Up, What Does It Do for a Living?
  12. 11. Chapter 4: Mighty Beefs from Little Beavers Grow
  13. 12. Chapter 5: In Which Happiness Is Pursued, Gun in Hand
  14. 13. Chapter 6: Shoes, Myths, the Constitution, Etc.
  15. 14. Chapter 7: Mr. Jefferson Throws a Party
  16. 15. Chapter 8: Manifest Dentistry, or the Great Uprooting
  17. 16. Chapter 9: Railroads, Over- and Underground
  18. 17. Chapter 10: In Which a War Is Fought, for Some Reason...
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [The Cartoon History of the United States Part II]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. Introduction to Part II
  23. 22. Chapter 11: Destruction and Reconstruction
  24. 23. Chapter 12: Where the Railroads Roam
  25. 24. Chapter 13: Labor Pains
  26. 25. Chapter 14: In Which an Awful Lot Happens
  27. 26. Chapter 15: War and Peace and Warren Harding
  28. 27. Chapter 16: Shock Therapy for a Great Depression
  29. 28. Chapter 17: Bright, White Light
  30. 29. Chapter 18: Revolution Now?
  31. 30. Chapter 19: And They Lived Happily Ever After
  32. 31. Bibliography
  33. 32. Index
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. ["What? You don't know what a burgess is?"]
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