American Places: Encounters with History

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William E. Leuchtenburg
Oxford University Press, 15 apr. 2002 - 398 pagina's
In American Places, more than two dozen of America's most gifted historians write about their encounters with historic places, bringing a personal viewpoint to bear on a wide variety of sites, ranging from Monticello to Fenway Park. Here James M. McPherson writes about the battlefield of Gettysburg, and how walking the ground of Pickett's Charge inspired one of his books. Kevin Starr visits the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood and finds many of the flavors of California history there. Joel Williamson takes a bemused tour of Elvis Presley's Graceland, and David Kennedy tells the story of the Pig War on San Juan Island, where a spat between Britain and America over a speck of land in the Pacific Northwest helped determine the shape of the U.S. and Canada. William Freehling compares two places, Charleston's Battery and New Orleans' Jackson Square, showing how each reveals the different spirit of the society that created it. And Edward Ayers talks about spending time in Cyberspace, U.S.A. Other pieces include Robert Dallek on the FDR Memorial, David Hackett Fischer on the Boston Common, and William Leuchtenburg on his native borough of Queens.
American Places celebrates the career of Sheldon Meyer, who over his years at Oxford University Press has published some of America's most distinguished historians, including many Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize winners, virtually all of whom have contributed to this volume.
 

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PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
15
A MONUMENT FOR BARRE
29
GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA
41
WORLD WAR II NORMANDY
53
THE FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL
67
THE AMERICANIZED MANNHEIM OF 19451946
79
VASSAR COLLEGE
93
A FANS HOMAGE TO FENWAY
105
SAN JUAN ISLAND WASHINGTON
219
I048 FIFTH AVENUE
233
QUEENS
241
GETTYSBURG
261
MONTICELLO
269
THE MUSSO FRANK GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD
283
THE POLO GROUNDS
295
NASSAU HALL PRINCETONNEW JERSEY
311

FINDING HISTORY IN WOODSIDE CALIFORNIA
115
BOSTON COMMON
125
CHARLESTONS BATTERY AND NEW ORLEANSS
145
CLIMBING STONE MOUNTAIN
157
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
169
ILLINOISS OLD STATE CAPITOL
185
A LITTLE JOURNEY
201
GRACELAND
325
MONTGOMERY
339
THE GRAND CANYON
353
SEWANEEHOW TO MAKE A YANKEE SOUTHERN
365
NOTES
392
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William E. Leuchtenburg is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has served as president of both the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Association. His books include The FDR Years and Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940, winner of the Bancroft and Francis Parkman Prizes.

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