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by Ballard C Campbell

eBook American Disasters: 201 Calamities That Shook the Nation epub
  • ISBN: 0816077355
  • Author: Ballard C Campbell
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Checkmark Books; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 461 pages
  • ePUB size: 1992 kb
  • FB2 size 1943 kb
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American Disasters: 201 . The 201 essays written by a range of contributors cover major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, but also address events like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and the Black Sox Baseball Scandal.

This book offers a compelling exploration of more than 200 events that have devastated our country.

American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation. Professor Ballard C. Campbell is the author of American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation (Checkmark Books, 2008). Published On: November 19, 2014 Tags: Books,Faculty.

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In Campbell, Ballard C. (e. American Disasters: 201 Calamities That Shook the Nation (2008) pp 22–23. Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation's Most Catastrophic Events. New York: Facts on File. ISBN 978-0-8160-6603-2.

American Disasters: 201 Calamities That Shook the Nation (2008) pp 22-23. a b c Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, Belknap Press, 1998, p. 73. ^ Patrick Riordan, "Finding Freedom in Florida: Native Peoples, African Americans, and Colonists, 1670-1816", The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Summer, 1996), pp. 24–43. Campbell, Ballard C. Campbell, ed.

American Disasters: 201 Calamities That Shook The Nation by Ballard C. Kimball. Vividly capturing the most hunting and traumatic moments in our nations past. American Disasters provides a thrilling informative chronicle of US history. Pick up in Concord, NH. Thanks for your visit. From the "starving time" at Jamestown. The smallpox epidemic during the revolution, and the "year without a summer" in 1816 to the assassination of President Lincoln, the San Francisco earthquake, and the terrorist attack of 911 disasters in crises have profoundly shaped American history.

The 201 essays written by a range of contributors cover major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, but also address events like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and the Black Sox Baseball Scandal.

Paperback version published as American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation (Checkmark Books . Ballard C. Campbell, 7 "Stages of American Political Development and the Restrained Polity, 1975-1996. O'Neill Forum, Northeastern University, 1996

Paperback version published as American Disasters: 201 Calamities that Shook the Nation (Checkmark Books, 2008). American Presidential Campaigns and Elections, 1788-2008 (. O'Neill Forum, Northeastern University, 1996. Cycles, Stages, and Development in American History: Comparisons Across Time and Space," Northeastern University, Ja. 1995.

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Covers more than 200 of the most significant, life-altering disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, massacres, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, epidemics, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, environmental calamities, and more.
Comments: (5)
Vonalij
A-Z and exhaustive! Organized by dates, it can read as longer articles or brief capsulets--also includes further reading on any of the subjects. This is THE best book of it's kind I have ever encountered....absolutely outstanding!
Agalas
This book describes some disasters that almost everybody knows about, like Titanic and the Hindenberg crash, but it also describes lots of disasters that I've personally never heard of until I read this book. It also honestly helped me to reconsider some of my political views, because reading about some of the disasters and how certain safety/environmental regulations could have prevented so many people from dying and suffering made me rethink some of my views.
Huston
Wow, death on an wide scale! Wholesale tragedies in America long forgotten and some unimaginable today. Yellow fever, small pox, or bubonic plague anyone?
Frosha
"American Disasters" takes a fairly broad view of what constitutes a disaster. The 201 essays written by a range of contributors cover major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, but also address events like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and the Black Sox Baseball Scandal. The introduction suggests that the book is really about both disasters and "crises" that, for one reason or another, have molded America's national character. (One suspects that there might have been a tustle between editor and title writers over exactly what the book was going to be called--"American Disasters and Crises" might have been a bit more accurate.)

In any case, "American Disasters" consists of a series of well-written essays, each exploring a single event in just a few pages. Each essay is accompanied by a "factbox" that summarizes the significance of the event and its impact. The book includes a thorough bibiliography, a chronological table of contents, and a topical table of contents. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading about the disaster or crisis being discussed.

"American Disasters" can be used as a reference work or as a cover-to-cover read. I especially liked the way the chapter authors stress the impact of each event--how it resulted in changes in policy, regulation or scientific understanding--rather than just dwelling on the horror of the event itself.

Of course, one can quibble about what is included in the book, as well as about what isn't. Hurrican Camille, for example, is conspicuously missing. And not surprisingly, given the title, the book focuses on uniquely American disasters--events with an international dimension, like the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, the AIDS epidemic, and the sinking of the Titanic, are examined only insofar as they affect American history. That said, "American Disasters" is a thorough exposition of the topic, and it deserves a place on the shelf of any student of American history.
Fast Lovebird
I thought this was going to be about major man-made episodes of disaster in American history.The book highlights all the unique malady events that help make the nation stronger.In most cases,new rules or new regulations were enacted to prevent another similiar tragedy from occurring again.Not all accidents were human error,yet imposed upon people by the forces of Nature.Most stories focus on the folly of mankind's hubris concerning the safety of our massive inventions and the loose grasp of man's quest to fetter the vast strength of Nature.Most of the disasters involved 'Greed'.That is true.Yet,it's 'Greed' that also propells new inventors toward safer inventions for public use.The book investigates both the widely known and the lesser forgotten calamities ,throughout American history.Many may want to forget about the horrific chapters in U.S.history.Yet,by turning a blind-eye to the dark pages of yesterday,we may encounter unforeseen nightmares of tomorrow,that can be prevent today.
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