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Special Snowflake Gifts: US History Book Recommendation

My girlfriend has virtually no knowledge of US history. She is an incredible bright, intelligent, interesting recent college graduate, but due to side effects from a medicine, was essentially in a fog for the entirety of her Junior year of high school and remembers nothing. This is a huge source of embarrassment and anxiety for her. Her birthday is just around the corner, and I would like to get her a great book to help her fill in the gaps and be more comfortable with the subject. [more inside]
posted by joshers13 on Aug 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Lewis and Clark's Luggage

I'm looking for information on the various bits of furniture and storage boxes that Lewis and Clark took with them on their voyage of discovery but am not finding much. This isn't really my period of history, so I suspect I'm looking in all the wrong places using all the wrong search terms. Please point me in the right direction. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Feb 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Books about important women in early US history

My dad has been reading about the US's founding fathers lately, and I would like to get him a book (or books) on some fabulous women who played important roles in the history of the United States. I would appreciate any recommendations for books about women who helped to shape the founding and early development of the US. Thanks!
posted by susanpoose on Dec 11, 2012 - 8 answers

1970s animated cartoon about U.S. History (NOT schoolhouse rock)

animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me overthink a song from Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Some very specific questions about three different lines from the song "The Corrupt Bargain" from the musical Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jul 6, 2012 - 1 answer

big fat geeky book list

Book Recs -- Presidential Biography edition! [more inside]
posted by mibo on Feb 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Name that book.

I want to track down the AP US History textbook I had in the 2001-2002 school year because I want to re-read it. How do I figure out what it was?
posted by anthropomorphic on Jan 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Wait, which was first, the Korean or Vietnam war?

How can I get a better grasp on US/World history so I will better understand current events/stop looking stupid? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on May 19, 2011 - 30 answers

Whiskey, War and Whigs - Great Books On The Founding of the United States?

Looking For Great Books About The Founding of the United States [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on May 14, 2011 - 16 answers

A child's history of racism in the US

Looking for a young adult reader that focused on the history of racism/oppression in America published in the 1990's. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Feb 4, 2011 - 7 answers

How big was the US Federal Government in 1800?

Where can I find out specific details about the size (in persons employed) by the federal government during the Washington, Adams, and Jefferson administrations? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Nov 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Music About American History?

I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Nov 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Help me not fail my US final?

Help me find typed outlines of chapters in a People and a Nation? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jan 15, 2010 - 3 answers

I love a parade.

MilitaryHistoryFilter: What's the difference between a militia drill and a militia parade in the 19th c. U.S.? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Dec 18, 2008 - 1 answer

I need a general US History textbook.

I'm looking for a good college level textbook for US History. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on May 11, 2008 - 20 answers

slavery in pre-emancipation America

Why didn't slave owners in pre-emancipation America make slaves of the Native Americans, opting instead to import slaves from abroad? [more inside]
posted by CodeBaloo on Aug 4, 2006 - 32 answers

US Supreme Court histories?

Good U. S. Supreme Court histories? I really like the Supreme Court. I like to hear about it and read about it. I love the place it occupies in our national politics, the deliberative position it holds. I'm interested in reading books of history about it, how it has evolved, major trends, what it used to be like. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jan 25, 2006 - 15 answers

non-fiction book related to an event that happened in the U.S between 1850-1929?

My high-school freshman niece has a cool assignment: She has to read a non-fiction book related to an event that happened in the U.S between 1850-1929. Could also be about events that occured outside of the U.S. but that are of significant national importance. Must have at least 150 pages. Biographies OK but not preferred. I sent her a couple of ideas (Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, Titanic, women's suffrage), but would love any other ideas, especially specific book titles that would engage a young girl. Thanks for any ideas!
posted by GaelFC on Sep 2, 2004 - 30 answers

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