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  1. Bill Clinton

    Building a Bridge to the New Millennium

    By David H. Bennett

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. John F. Kennedy

    The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism

    By Jason K. Duncan

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Half a century after his assassination, John F. Kennedy continues to evoke widespread fascination, looming large in America’s historical memory. Popular portrayals often show Kennedy as a mythic, heroic figure, but these depictions can obscure the details of the president’s actual achievements and...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. John Winthrop

    Founding the City Upon a Hill

    By Michael Parker

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Puritan politician, lawyer, and lay theologian John Winthrop fled England in 1630 when it looked like Charles I had successfully blocked all hopes of passing Puritan-inspired reforms in Parliament. Leading a migration, he came to New England in the hopes of creating an ideal Puritan community...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Harry S. Truman

    The Coming of the Cold War

    By Nicole L. Anslover

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history—the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Truman oversaw the transition to a new, post-war world in which the United States wielded...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Woody Guthrie

    Writing America's Songs

    By Ronald D. Cohen

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Woody Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, "This Land is Your Land" has become the country's unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. His influence exceeded the realm...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

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