Archer, Jules

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The Unpopular Ones
Fifteen American Men and Women Who Stood Up for What They Believed In
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Kathleen Krull
(Sky Pony Press)
Slavery is wrong. Women can be doctors. Women can wear pants. These are truths that most Americans today would agree are unambiguous. But there was a time in this country when each of those statements resulted in vicious criticism. When she wore pants, Amelia Bloomer was a “hussy,” subjected to jeers... [READ MORE]
A House Divided
The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Allen C. Guelzo
(Sky Pony Press)
A House Divided is an exciting introduction to two of the most fascinating players in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was gruff and sloppy, the son of a hardworking but uneducated man opposed to slavery. Robert E. Lee, a slave owner himself, was a polite, aristocratic Virginia gentleman who... [READ MORE]
The Incredible '60s
The Stormy Years That Changed America
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Todd Gitlin
(Sky Pony Press)
We often remember the 1960s as a time of peace and love, but it was also a time of assassinations, riots, and an unpopular war. Furthermore, more than three million people took to the streets in violent antiwar and civil rights demonstrations during this decade. In The Incredible '60s, renowned historian... [READ MORE]
The Dictators
Who They Are and How They Have Influenced Our World
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Brianna DuMont
(Sky Pony Press)
History has shown that dictators often share similarities in the ways they come to power, hold power, and topple from power. The Dictators is a fascinating presentation of eighteen of this century’s most powerful dictators, representing fourteen countries. Their lives, political and social theories,... [READ MORE]
Jungle Fighters
A Firsthand Account of the Forgotten New Guinea Campaign
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Alex Kershaw
(Sky Pony Press)
In the early stages of the Pacific War, General Douglas MacArthur was expected to prevent the Japanese from taking Australia. With limited forces, MacArthur had to be tactical, and the key to the continent’s defense was the island of New Guinea, just above the northeast tip of Australia. In order to... [READ MORE]
Rage in the Streets
A History of American Riots
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Kathleen Krull
(Sky Pony Press)
Why do people riot? From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, mob violence in the United States is often sparked by unjust court decisions, unfair taxes, unpopular wars, the fear of unemployment, and racial and ethnic prejudice. But there are also seemingly senseless riots over... [READ MORE]
They Had a Dream
The Struggles of Four of the Most Influential Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, from Frederick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X
By Jules Archer
(Sky Pony Press)
The majority of the civil rights movement in the United States occurred in three stages. The first stage began with the slaves in America fighting for their freedom. Frederick Douglass was a key player from the very beginning. Born a slave, Douglass escaped and went on to become one of the most respected... [READ MORE]
They Made a Revolution
The Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Kathleen Krull
(Sky Pony Press)
The founding fathers and mothers of the United States were not, as history often makes them out to be, stuffy cardboard figures of virtue and nobility. They Made a Revolution introduces them as the real people they were—complete with their inevitable flaws and weaknesses. Through their letters, diaries,... [READ MORE]
To Save the Earth
The American Environmental Movement
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Erin Peabody
(Sky Pony Press)
With today's climate change, our environmental problems aren’t going away any time soon. To Save the Earth looks at the lives of four extraordinary Americans who fought to save our earth. John Muir, a pioneer of conservationism, was the founder of our national park system. Rachel Carson, biologist and... [READ MORE]
Treason in America
Disloyalty Versus Dissent
By Jules Archer, Foreword by Brianna DuMont
(Sky Pony Press)
Treason can be defined as “the breach of the allegiance which a person owes to the state under whose protection he lives.” But what exactly does it mean to be guilty of a “breach of the allegiance” owed to your country? In a country that guarantees freedom of speech and dissent tp all citizens, the extent... [READ MORE]
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