Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of American History in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen

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  • Title: Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of American History in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
  • Author: David Colbert
  • ISBN: 9780679767244
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. This was really a remarkable read collecting first person accounts from pre colonial times to the 1990 in America This compiles journalism, correspondence, treatises, memoirs, and other primary sources Some things that stood out for me were the disappointing first suffragette congress they decided to have a panel of men run it to Sojourner Truth s fiery speech to the same body a decade later, The rise of Texas and its loss by Mexico, the predatory hell of Andersonville prison, the methodical inv [...]


  2. Very interesting short first person accounts of important historic events started with Columbus discovery of America Learned details I never knew as historians leave out important details The story of Rosa Parks, for example, has become politicized and here we have it in her own words Answers questions I ve never found answers for like why did the Louisiana Territory seem to fall into Thomas Jefferson s hands


  3. Some interesting stuff about early American history I lost interested as we got closer to the time period that I remember.


  4. David Colbert had a disarmingly simple idea take all the major events of American history, find someone who was there for each one, and publish their descriptions Taking passages from diaries, private letters, and memoirs, Colbert has assembled the words of men and women who witnessed some of the most decisive and memorable moments in the history of the United States The book is arranged chronologically from the earliest encounters of Columbus with the Native Peoples of the Americas, to one of t [...]


  5. Review written by my younger self Edited by David Colbert, Eyewitness to America is a comprehensive compilation of crucial moments and personalities in 500 years of American history, as told by the people who had first hand experiences The various primary sources used here range from John Smith s account of Jamestown and Pocahontas, to President Truman s perspective on his firing of MacArthur There is also a great coverage of popular history, including first hand encounters with Elvis, Tom Wolfe [...]


  6. This book was recommended to me by a high school history teacher not mine that was many years ago based on a casual comment I made about wishing I knew about a broader section of American History It is a collection of tasty historical vignettes, written from many different perspectives It is sort of like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get, but the experience of discovering what s inside each piece is worth it Each of the short sections is about a specific historical e [...]



  7. What I loved about this particular book is that there isn t a historian in sight nobody is writing it from the subjective slant of 50 or 500 years time the accounts presented are from the diaries, letters and articles written by the people who actually took part in the events a person on Columbus crew, John Adams, the seconds at the Burr Hamilton duel, etc Spanning the time from Columbus through Bill Gates and email, this is a sprawling volume, split into short essays that are easy to read and n [...]


  8. This is one of the best books I ve ever read about American history History, as it is generally taught, typically takes shape through the eyes of an author who is researching numerous sources and filtering information into a lowest common denominator concoction This collection of first hand accounts of American history provides really fascinating perspective on the times and events that we consider turning points in history To them, it was just life.


  9. Let s face it history can be boring but I think my students will enjoy reading this next year This is a great compilation of eyewitness accounts to American history I enjoyed it and can t wait to use it in class next school year.


  10. Dad gave me this book one year I read it all the time It is basically eyewitness accounts from American history with a little bit of explanation Stuff from Plymouth rock, to Triangle Shirt co fire disaster to exchanging emails with Bill Gates.


  11. Eyewwitness accounts of some of the most historical moments in the birth and development of the United States The various reports may be one to three pages so you can read as many or as little as you care to at one sitting This is a book I ll keep around to go back to now and then.


  12. got this from my sister interesting stuff did you know that early baseball players who began to wear mitts were considered nancys barehand chauvinsim an excerpt about the last days of poe and it doesn t even mention cocaine psychosis.


  13. I d give it a 2.5 It is a compilation of personal accounts from those who were there from the Pilgrims to recent times.


  14. I wasn t there but maybe next time Who knows when something famous will happen to you or near you Find out what other people thought at the time.


  15. Wonderful first hand accounts.Terrific for short reads and read alouds.Some are exceptional and really bring it into reality.