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A History of US: Book 10: All the People 1945-2001 (History of Us)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  10 reviews
People call it "post-war," but All the People covers a period in U.S. history that features battles of another kind-from Cold War combat overseas to struggles for equality at home to learning to live with the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil. During these years, the United States began to be a nation for all its people, outlawing school segregation, protesting war in Vietn ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 20th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1995)
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This book is the weakest of the series. I was able to give it three stars because it was still useful for our history class.

Unfortunately, it was also good for giving the kids examples of emotional statements, as opposed to factual statements, and logical disconnects in what were supposed to be persuasive arguments.

I also think that the book should be considered a history on the civil rights movement, with a couple of other things thrown in. At least half of the book was a very detailed account
This is one of the last books in a series called “A History of US”, books on American history written for children middle school age or younger. I’m not usually a history fan since I usually can never remember anything and it all ends up being facts and figures. However, this book related the past in terms of how it leads us to where we are today, offering a historical and narrative context to our situation today. In some ways, I felt like I was reading about America today, rather than the past. ...more
Read All The People, 1945-1999 with my son as part of his history curriculum. Joy Hakim does a good job generally of chunking US history into easily digestible pieces. However, as with any history textbook, the focus on certain events such as civil rights led to the neglect of other areas such as America's foreign interventions in Korea and Vietnam. Still a decent read.
The Hakim books are the most biased writing of US history I've had the misfortune to read in a LONG time. Wow. I read the entire series because it was required reading for my kids' curriculum, and it was miserable. We spend a LOT of time talking about her biases, and her obvious hero worship of certain US presidents while she dismissed others as completely insignificant. It bordered on sickening. No, I take that back. My kids made faces at her clearly, unsubstantiated worship of Abraham Lincoln, ...more
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Middle School US History covering 1945-2009. I learned a lot from this one. I've heard about the Vietnam War and Korean War but never had any inkling as to what they were really about. It's nice to at least have a basic understanding of them now and to have a better grasp on who the presidents were between Roosevelt and Kennedy and then Carter who is the first president I remember. It was even more interesting reading her take on the times of my child
a good resource for children to learn about american history of exploration and contact with peoples and countries in the new world.
Crap! I don't like this! This author in my opinion is just plain old bad!!!!!!!!
very nice easy to read series on US history
Very good as is the rest of the series.
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My husband and I live most of the year in Colorado, but we also have a longtime home in Virginia. I grew up in Rutland, Vermont and graduated from Rutland High School. I earned a bachelor's degree in government at Smith College, a master's degree in education from Goucher College, as well as an honorary doctorate from Goucher.

I've been a teacher: in Syracuse, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; and Virgini
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