Kartun Riwayat Amerika Serikat
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Kartun Riwayat Amerika Serikat (The Cartoon Guide to U.S. History #1-2)

by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  484 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Amerika Serikat adalah negara paling berpengaruh di dunia saat ini. Tapi bagaimana caranya Amerika Serikat berkembang dari daerah jajahan Inggris menjadi negara adidaya? Bagaimana cara Amerika Serikat menghadapi berbagai tantangan seperti rasisme, korupsi, komunisme, dan krisis ekonomi? Apa beda Partai Demokrat dan Republik? Apa hubungan kondisi dalam negeri dan kebijakan...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 2008 by KPG (Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia) (first published 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Kartun Riwayat Amerika Serikat, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Kartun Riwayat Amerika Serikat

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 763)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Menoedh
Menyenangkan akhirnya kesampaian juga untuk nyari tahu sejarah amerika. Buat yang pingin tau sejarah amerika tapi ngga mau ribet-ribet baca buku-buku naratif yang tebel, this one could help you a lot.

Tipikal Gonnick yang suka mengkritik dengan cara jokes-jokes cerdas dan ilustratif.

Dipengaruhin banget sama rasa subjektif gue yang sangat besar terhadap negara adi daya yang satu ini, gue berhasil nemuin BANYAK hal-hal negatif tentang amerika. Atau setidaknya ngga cukup lah untuk orang-orang Amerik...more
Deana
My history education is severely lacking. Three times in my life I have had to study American history - in eighth grade, in high school, and in college. Each time, we begin with the "discovery" of America and continue. By the end of the year/semester, we've just passed the civil war. And then the teacher proceeds to cram the last part of history (after the civil war) into the last few weeks of class. Once, I think we made it to the 1920s, but never further. So I picked up this book thinking this...more
BCL Teen Librarians
Did you know...

-that the French and Indian War was, contrary to popular belief, not fought between the French and Indians?

-that in 1855, Nicaragua was conquered...by an American?

-what, exactly, Roosevelt meant when he famously stated, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself?"

All this, and more, is in The Cartoon History of the United States. This is American history the way they don't teach you in classes - graphic novel format! While it may be a bit superficial, you've got to give it some cred...more
Callme Beth
This is a fun way to learn history instead of reading thick old textbook or listening to teachers in class. Awesome!
Mary
This is how you reacquaint yourself with the stuff you forgot in high school.
Adiprasatya
Tergoda juga untuk membaca buku ini, dan agak kecewa... Kalau saja Gonick menggunakan format yang dia pakai untuk "Kartun Sejarah Peradaban", mungkin buku ini bisa lebih menarik. Tetapi di sini ia tidak memakai panel-panel, dan lebih mengandalkan rangkaian karikatur. Detil-detil gambar dan tokoh pun jarang ditonjolkan, jadi jangan harap muncul ilustrasi spektakuler dan terperinci seperti di 3 buku Sejarah Peradaban. Terkadang kesan karikaturnya cukup kuat, seperti profil Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower...more
Bruce
Jan 31, 2010 Bruce rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Gonick's histories & folks interested in US history
As noted in the review I just posted on Gonick's excellent Cartoon History of the Modern World, part 2, I read this book simultaneously inasmuch as it more or less covers a contemporaneous span of time. This work is much more text heavy than Modern World and the rapid-scribble line has more in common with Jules Feiffer than the painstaking Walt Kelly-level detail which Gonick employed in his Universe/Modern World series. I prefer the lusher style of the latter, though the satiric edge works wond...more
mina
Aku bukan penyuka sejarah, dan nilai sejarahku waktu SMA jelek hihihi.... padahal sekeluarga semuanya suka. anehnya kalo sejarah jaman prasejarah aku lebih suka (dulu tapi itu sih). Buku sejarah Amerika (ataupun dunia) yang dibuat secara komikal akan selalu aku bandingkan dengan buku "Dunia George Washington" yang ditulis dan digambari oleh Genevieve Foster, sebuah buku tebal sejarah dunia yang terjadi bersamaan dengan perjalanan hidup George Washington, yang sangat berkesan karena dibuat secara...more
Harun Harahap
gw tertarik ma buku ni..karena pengen tau riwayat Amerika Serikat..negara yang dikenal sebagai negara adidaya..cuih...n ni disajikan dengan cara yang menurut gw unik..dengan gambar2 kartun..jadi lebih mudah untuk dipaham dan diingat..oiya gambar n tulisan2nya juga lucu gitu..walalupun sebenernya gambarnya ga bagus2 amat..*klo dibandingin ma Benny n Mice..yah kalah dah..bagusan gambarnya Lagak Jakarta*

di buku ni diceritakan awal mula berdirinya negara Amerika Serikat yg dulunya berupa koloni2 yg...more
Barron
This Howard Zinn-inspired dinosaur of a history primer employs the following astonishing sentence to explain the myth of Western expansion by wagon train: "the slave caravan, or soul train, at the rear, was left out of the forward-looking American myth." Yes, it's a comic book, but it's also a time capsule of awful early 1990s wise-guy liberalism; the kind that thinks the only interesting thing about American history is how racist it was, but manages phrases like the ones above; the kind that ca...more
Todd Nemet
I stole the copy of this book that I read, thus simultaneously saving $17.95 and sticking it to the man! Now I just need to sneak back into the place where I stole it and put it back. That place is in Chicago so it may take a while.

This is a good overview of history from a socialist, hippie point of view. Karl Marx takes 230 or so pages to show up in person, but his spirit dominates the book from the beginning. That is until we get to the 60's, where the history becomes a sort of personal diary...more
Jdetrick
I don't enjoy this as much as Gonick's Histories of the World. This is done in a much cruder style, and while I still applaud it and recommend it to people who enjoy history, it's not something I could get lost in. It's less a comic and more of a text with punch lines.
Lisa James
This was a hilarious look at our nation's history. Designed I believe for kids to get them more interested in history through a comic book form, the sarcastic & biting humor in this book is laugh out loud funny even for adults, & quite honestly, most of us adults still like comics too :) If you have kids in upper elementary school up through high school, get it & let them read it, or leave it sitting in the middle of a coffee table somewhere. I guarantee they'll pick it up, & whe...more
Hasanuddin
Peradaban mana yang paling maju pada massa yang sama? Apakah Eropa yang pada abad pertengahan telah melakukan ekspansi lintas benua yang paling maju? Ternyata tidak juga. Dari hal kebiasaan yang paling simpel seperti rutinitas mandi, bangsa Eropa saat itu ternyata sangat malas untuk berbersih diri. Selain itu, untuk urusan membangun "gedung pencakar langit" ternyata lebih modern suku-suku Inca dan Aztec. Singkat kata, sejarah itu sangat menarik. Bisa melihat dari berbagai sisi, sesuai keinginan...more
Heather
Started out ok. As it progresses, there is more content I found inappropriate for kids. I glossed over and skipped some parts when reading with 10 year old. Also, the author's political viewpoint and jokes often made the basic content of what happened hard to parse out. Reading this was a great chance to discuss how every author has a viewpoint and how that colors the writing. This book is a better review than initial presentation, as it goes quickly and doesn't cover much detail.
Joe
Aug 03, 2007 Joe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students of History
Recommended by goodreader and bon vivant Megan K, the Cartoon History of the United States is compelling reading for anyone interested in grasping the history of our country in its full scope. The book also illustrates fascinating details both sordid and bizarre. Most people know that Ben Franklin wanted to make the turkey our national bird, but did you know that one of his first practical applications of electricity was to electrocute turkeys for the amusement of the boys?
Firza Ekadj
Story and jokes fixed well like Larry Gonick's used to be. It's fun to know in this cartoon we see the world changes through several pages and how politics or development can do that. The cartoon making is simply lazy impressed, but by the time we will be familiar with it while the text itself aren't less 'crispy'. The comic format isn't like the other Larry Gonick's Cartoon History, but it's sort of like impress the format freedom like the America itselfs
Amy
I picked this up to see how I could use it with my students. It was disappointing, though there are some good moments. Mostly, the bias of it leads me to regard it as not completely accurate (i.e. the only mention of Mormons is in reference to the Mountain Meadows Massacre which paints them all to be murderers). Not a definitive text, but a curious read.
Snowfire
I'm a huge fan of Gonick, but truth be told, this one was a little disappointing. It's memorable, but this history is facile at times, too, which I suppose can be forgiven for a cartoon guide, but his others were really solid. There's also some strange attributions which are closer to coincidences presented as actual cause-effects.
Cindy Lau
*Extremely* useful for someone like me, who could never extract the general flow of history from the low level of detail given in my coursework.

It is slightly annoying, though, that the author's own personal biases become more and more apparent the closer he gets to recent events. Doesn't make it less worthwhile, though.
Indah Threez Lestari
Memang tidak sebagus Kartun Riwayat Peradaban, karena gaya penceritaannya lebih mirip buku kartun fisika/kimia/lingkungan etc. Tapi sangat berguna untuk mengetahui sejarah Amerika, bukan cuma yang bagus-bagusnya saja, tapi juga hal-hal yang bahkan tidak diakui atau ditutup-tutupi oleh generasi Amerika saat ini.
Ken
I know! I know! Don't tell me you never read a picture book. Come on now, this is way more fun than just a regular history book. They should give this thing to all new citizens on July 4th! Give one to your children, and it might not hurt if you read it too!
Ben
Fantastic, all the "Cartoon History of.." books that Gonick writes are fun and full of information. It's not often that an author can give the overall picture so well in this way. Plus more pictures equals less words and I gotta appreciate that!
Wyatt
This is an excellent book that really helps further your knowledge on the subject of American History. The way it conveys the information is fun because it utilizes cartoon drawings rather than simply spouting facts. I highly recommend it.
P.J. Sullivan
A quick overview of American history. Fact based and educational. Makes history fun. Does not overburden the reader with details. Recommended to readers who would like to refresh their high school history.

Kristen
Apr 23, 2008 Kristen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristen by: John Blitch
I didn't make it through Howard Zinn's fantastic but dense A People's History of the United States, and so I read this instead. It's a very quick, interesting read, and, as the format suggests, also pretty amusing.
Janel
I love political cartoons. I used this to help me study for the US History CLEP exam. It made studying much more enjoyable and helped me retain a huge survey of information. I passed! :)
Jessica
I didn't learn much history in high school and didn't have to take it in college...so I have a full line of learning books...also bought it for my son who never looked at it :).
Johnny Bennett
A decent rough outline of history though the liberal leaning was pretty evident from the first words. Still was fun, enlightening, and had some lines that made me laugh.
Bunnyhugger1
Whew, that was a wild ride through US history! (And quite depressing too. Why do humans treat each other so abysmally?)

*******************

Loving this so far!
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 25 26 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Action Philosophers Action philosophers!: the lives and thoughts of history's A-list brain trust told in a hip and humorous fashion, Vol. 1
  • The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
  • Mafalda 1
  • A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror
  • Married with Brondong
  • The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
  • J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography
  • A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence
  • The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled
  • Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency
  • Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography
  • The Three Golden Keys
  • Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers
  • Suspended In Language: Niels Bohr's Life, Discoveries, And The Century He Shaped
  • 1775: A Good Year for Revolution
  • From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1776 (Oxford History of the United States)
  • Kids On Strike!
  • Poetrees
36409
Larry Gonick (born 1946) is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since 1977. He has also written The Cartoon History of the United States, and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with The Cartoon Guide to Genetics in 1983. The...more
More about Larry Gonick...
Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great Cartoon History of the Universe II, Vol. 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

Share This Book