American History

Alaska at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of Alaska by Gregory W. Kimura

By Gregory W. Kimura

In 2009 Alaska celebrates its 50th anniversary of U.S. statehood. To commemorate that milestone, Alaska at 50 brings jointly a few of today’s such a lot noteworthy and recognizable writers and researchers to handle the prior, current, and way forward for Alaska. Divided into 3 overarching sections—art, tradition, and arts; legislations, economic system, and politics; and setting, humans, and place—Alaska at 50 is written in hugely available prose. Illustrations and images of important artefacts of Alaska background liven up the textual content. every one contributor brings a robust voice and prescription for the subsequent fifty years, and the ensuing paintings offers Alaskans and the country with an summary of Alaska statehood and concepts for destiny development.

Show description

Read or Download Alaska at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of Alaska Statehood PDF

Similar american history books

Ho! For Wonderland: Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914

Because it grew to become the world's first nationwide park in 1872, Yellowstone has welcomed travelers from all corners of the globe who back to their hometowns and nations with experiences of this American wonderland. tales from the park's earliest viewers started to unfold so quickly that by means of 1897 Yellowstone grew to become solidly confirmed as a profitable vacationer vacation spot with greater than 10000 travelers passing via its entrances.

Newhall (Images of America)

Newhall�s many firsts comprise the 1st gold discovery in California and the 1st commercially winning oil good, which ended in the 1st pipeline and oil refinery in California. a few of the earliest motion picture situation filming was once performed the following. First recorded by way of Juan Crespi at the Sacred excursion of 1769, the Little Santa Clara Valley used to be well-known via the Spanish as a big junction among the mountain levels isolating Northern and Southern California.

The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: A Devil, Two Rivers, and a Dream (American Association for State and Local History)

Harpers Ferry nationwide ancient Park is most generally recognized this day for the tried slave riot led through John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the translation of the present nationwide park. the following, Moyer and Shackel inform the behind-the-scenes tale of ways this occasion used to be selected and preserved for commemoration, supplying classes for federal, country, neighborhood and non-profit corporations who consistently fight over the problem approximately which earlier to offer to the general public.

Against All Odds: History of Saint Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston, 1706-2013

"The tranquility of the magnificently restored Saint Andrew’s Parish Church, surrounded through stately oaks and historical gravestones, belies a tumultuous earlier. If its partitions may well speak, they might inform a narrative as previous because the human . based within the woodland of a brand new colony, this easy Anglican church served planters and their slaves in the course of the heyday of rice and indigo.

Additional resources for Alaska at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of Alaska Statehood

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 15 votes