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

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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 15th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1995)
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Amy
Dec 28, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carl
May 19, 2014 Carl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. It made me realize that all the comforts that I had taken for granted has been fought for with grit, determination, blood, and tears. That I should be more mindful in my thoughts and actions because of the sacrifices made from those who came before us. That I should honor them and be wary of how I may treat others unjustly versus how they may treat me. The history that comes before us affects who we are and helps us to be more mindful of why things are the way they are. History expla ...more
leighcia
Jul 14, 2007 leighcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Suzanne
May 15, 2014 Suzanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jenevieve
Mar 22, 2013 Jenevieve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Ron
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.
Theresa
Jul 24, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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a good resource for children to learn about american history of exploration and contact with peoples and countries in the new world.
Skye
Apr 19, 2012 Skye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very good as is the rest of the series.
Thomas
Dec 26, 2015 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not as focused as the others.
Cws
Dec 29, 2008 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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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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A History of US (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • The New Nation: 1789-1850 (A History of US #4)
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