Monday, August 22, 2011

U.S. History

Two completely random U.S. history recommendations that I just posted in the comments on I Capture the Rowhouse's recent U.S. history post. These are probably for the logic/rhetoric stage, but do with them what you will!
  • If you're looking for an audiobook equivalent to SWB's Story of the World for just U.S. history, and you can still find an cassette tape player (hee!), Martin Sheen did the narration on something called We the People in the 1990s, and it's pretty good, IIRC.
  • There's an old Reader's Digest book called American Folklore & Legend that someone recommended on the WTM forums for "tall tales" and such, but when I got it I found it was a highly readable U.S. history textbook in disguise, with all sorts of legitimate facts on voyageurs and pioneers and mountain men. It's expansive and incredibly smart and we'll definitely be using it somewhere all the way.

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