Description : PART ONE The Faith of the Young Republic CHAPTER 1: Dynamic Democracy CHAPTER 2: Evangelical Religion PART TWO Cults and Utopias. CHAPTER 3: Transcendentalism. CHAPTER 4: Millennialism and Spiritualism. CHAPTER 5: The Stake in Zion . CHAPTER 6: Religious Communism in America. CHAPTER 7: The Shaker Communities. CHAPTER 8: American Utopias of Religious Origin. CHAPTER 9: Utopian Socialism in America. PART THREE Humanitarian Crusades CHAPTER 10: Education and the American Faith. CHAPTER 11: Reform for the Criminal. CHAPTER 12: Wards of the State. CHAPTER 13: The Temperance Crusade. CHAPTER 14: Denials of Democratic Principles CHAPTER 15: The Crusade for Peace CHAPTER 16: The Rights of Women. CHAPTER 17: Like a Fire-bell in the Night. CHAPTER 18: A House Divided.
Description : Leonard Arrington, who died in 1999, is considered by most, if not all, serious scholars of Mormon and western history as the single most important figure to write on LDS history. Great Basin Kingdom is perhaps his greatest work. A classic in Mormon studies and western history, Great Basin Kingdom offers insights into the 'underdeveloped' American economy, a comprehensive treatment of one of the few native American religious movements, and detailed, exciting stories from little-known phases of Mormon and American history. This edition includes thirty new pictures and an introduction by Ronald W. Walker that provides a brief biography of Arrington, as well as the history of the work, its place in Mormon and western historiography, and its lasting impact.
Description : Tells the story of vitaculture and winemaking in America and discusses the individuals, organizations and institutions associated with the enterprise
Description : The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation. Not a recipe book or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural identity that many have long suppressed or overlooked. Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the more dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey Rebellion, the scandals of the Whiskey Ring, and the "whiskey forts" of the fur trade. The Social History of Bourbon is a revealing look at the role of this classic beverage in the development of American manners and culture.
Description : For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.