History Of The United States Quotes

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Shelby Foote
“The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth – not a different truth: the same truth – only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again in the world around them.”
Shelby Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

“We need a new, deeper appreciation of the ethnic histories of the American people, not a reduction of American history to ethnic histories.”
Steven C. Rockefeller, Multiculturalism

Cindy Adams
“Demi tercapainya cita-cita kita, para pemimpin politik tidak boleh lupa bahwa mereka berasal dari rakyat, bukan berada di atas rakyat.”
Cindy Adams, Bung Karno: Penyambung Lidah Rakyat Indonesia

Eric Foner
“The problem is that we tend too often to read Lincoln's growth backward, as an unproblematic trajectory toward a predetermined end. This enables scholars to ignore or downplay aspects of Lincoln's beliefs with which they are uncomfortable.”
Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

“These statues are not just stone and metal. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, and the terror that it actually stood for.”
Mitch Landrieu

Mark R. Jones
“The main difference between a lawyer and a prostitute is that a prostitute won't screw you after you're dead.”
Mark Jones, Wicked Charleston Volume Two: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition

“There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.”
Mitch Landrieu

“All right. They’re on our left. They’re on our right. They’re in front of us, they’re behind us. They can’t get away this time’.”
Jeff Shaara quoting Colonel "Chesty" Puller

Shelby Foote
“Now I lay me down to sleep In mud that’s many fathoms deep. If I’m not here when you awake Just hunt me up with an oyster rake”
Shelby Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

“Liberty is the luxury of self-discipline.”
'A Frenchman' - Alistair Cooke 'America'

Carl Zimmer
“The stubborn inequalities in the Unites States are not the result of some people living in a physical environment. Their environment is built by social forces, and those forces last for centuries because they are regenerated across the generations.”
Carl Zimmer, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

“The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; and the swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to represent crossed 'S' letters for 'socialism' under the National Socialist German Workers Party.”
Rex Curry, Pledge of Allegiance & Swastika Secrets

Autumn Morning Star
“Because Native American Indians are so marginalized in the historical world, we are compelled to search for tiny openings in the armor of recorded history to work resistant magic.”
Autumn Morning Star

Lamine Pearlheart
“History is entertainment for the wise and a confirmation for the doomed.”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows

Mark R. Jones
“In Charleston, temperance is a four letter word.”
Mark Jones, Wicked Charleston Volume Two: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition

Mark R. Jones
“Charleston is not the center of the universe, but it should be. That is the persistent perception of many locals.”
Mark Jones, Wicked Charleston Volume Two: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition

“A history of the working class in the United States should, first of all, give a sense of what is meant by "the working class in the United States." It means most of us who live in the United States of America-which, unfortunately, has not been the focus of a majority of history books that claim to tell the story of this country. This doesn't make sense because without the working class there would be no United States. (From a certain point of view, this history book deficiency does make sense, given the biases built into our business-dominated culture.)”
Paul Le Blanc, Short History of the U.S. Working Class

Mark R. Jones
“the city is full of three types of people, the first being soldiers, the other classes are politicians and prostitutes, both very numerous, and about equal in honesty and morality.”
Mark Jones, Wicked Charleston Volume Two: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition

Mark R. Jones
“During the settling of the American colonies, it was said that the Spaniards would first build a church, the Dutch would first build a fort and the English a tavern. Welcome to Charleston, an English colony founded in 1670.”
Mark Jones, Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City

C.G. Faulkner
“Ethan got some books out of an old trunk. They were history books, some passed down from his great-grandfather Tom through his grandfather Jeb and father Andrew. Ethan expected that he’d pass them on to his own child, one day. History and family trees had always been very important to the Fortner family.”
C.G. Faulkner, The Adventures of the Home For Supper Kids

“Two hundred years after Euro-Americans "discovered" it, America's river west begins and ends at pollution.”
Bill Lambrecht, Big Muddy Blues: True Tales and Twisted Politics Along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River

Sheila W Slavich
“At one point, the entire wagon train came to a halt when the soldiers and officers on horseback fell asleep in their saddles.
Few words were spoken between the boys on the journey; their thoughts were filled with the voices of those around them. The wounded men sang a song of sorrow to the rhythm of the rain. It was a never-ending song, for when one man died there was another who took his place in the chorus of the suffering. The song served as a cadence for the five thousand who marched by their side.
(The Confederate retreat from Gettysburg. July 4, 1863)
Excerpt From: Sheila W. Slavich. “Jumpin’ the Rails!.” XlibrisUS, 2016-03-16T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material is protected by copyright.”
Sheila W Slavich, Jumpin' the Rails!

“The Nazi salute was performed by public officials in the USA from 1892 through 1942. The researcher Dr. Rex Curry asks 'What happened to the photographs and films of the American Nazi salute performed by federal, state, county, and local officials?' Those photos and films are rare because people don't want to know the truth. Public officials in the USA who preceded the German socialist (Hitler) and the Italian socialist (Mussolini) were sources for the stiff-armed salute (and robotic chanting) in those countries and other foreign countries.”
Micky Barnetti, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Swastikas, Nazis, Pledge of Allegiance Lies Exposed by Rex Curry and Francis & Edward Bellamy

Phil Mitchell
“The 80's in America were about building a better future here in America. We came into the generation dancing. We saw an explosion of songs about Christianity, concern for the environment, the first space shuttle, the number of nuclear arms peaked, and the start of the national debt clock. It ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall. We also saw growing frustration that some things were not getting done.”
Phil Mitchell, A Bright New Morning: An American Story

Elizabeth Cobbs
“Laurens, Lafayette, and Hamilton--all roughly the same age-- had become inseparable when they discovered they shared the conviction that all men should be free, including blacks.”
Elizabeth Cobbs, The Hamilton Affair

David M. Krueger
“Throughout the history of the Kensington Rune Stone in the twentieth
century, memories of an ancient battle were repeatedly evoked to
address the concerns about more recent battles. The skræling endured
as a convenient symbol of the threats posed by secularization, urbanization,
and diversification. As sociologist Richard K. Fenn observes,
“Any society is a reservoir of old longings and ancient hatreds. These
need to be understood, addressed, resolved and transcended if a society
is to have a future that is different from its past.” Furthermore, when
a society does not adequately confront its past, it perpetually finds “a
new target that resembles but also differs from the source of original
conflict.” If Fenn is correct, old enemies will continue to emerge in
the face of new enemies unless Minnesotans can understand, address,
resolve, and transcend the state’s original sin: the unjust treatment of
the region’s first inhabitants.”
David M. Krueger, Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America

Marilynne Robinson
“Perhaps the worst thing about ideological thinking is that it implies a structure in and behind events, a history that is reiterative, with variations that cannot ultimately change the course of things and are therefore always trivial, no matter how much thought and labor goes into the making of them.”
Marilynne Robinson, What Are We Doing Here?

Rinker Buck
“My last thought before falling asleep was that we are all a lot more capable of conquering obstacles and fears than we think.”
Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey