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50 great American places: essential historic sites across the U.S. [electronic resource].

Glass, Brent D., author. (Author). Dietz, Norman. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781515990628 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1515990621 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 19 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Norman Dietz.
Summary, etc.: From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nation's history. Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as recent as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of America (Minnesota), each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes: the compelling story of democracy and self-government; the dramatic impact of military conflict; the powerful role of innovation and enterprise; the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions; and the defining influence of the land and its resources. Sites you would expect-in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC-are here, as well as plenty of surprises, such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village Green in Hudson, Ohio; less obvious places that, together with the more well-known destinations, collectively tell the story of America. For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining, for history enthusiasts, or anyone curious about our country's greatest places, this book is the perfect guide.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Historic sites > United States > Guidebooks.

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