A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps

A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage

DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY.In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's own rich philatelic history. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's soaring biplane, American stamps are a vivid window into our country's extraordinary and distinctive past. With the always accessible and spirited West as your guide, discover the remarkable breadth of America's short history through a fresh lens.On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.

  • ASIN: 1250043689

A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps

A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage

Stamps tell a story―and Chris West's book is the unique, fascinating tale of Great Britain told through its stamps.Hailed by The Times of London as "a splendid reminder of the philatelic glories of the past," A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps tells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of England through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. West shows that stamps have always mirrored the events, attitudes, and styles of their time. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction―A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps is a hugely entertaining and idiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose.On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.

  • ASIN: 1250035503

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis. As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope. Praise for Stamped from the Beginning: "We often describe a wonderful book as '...

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  • ASIN: 1568585985

Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge)

Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic

Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture, and identity, and it can also help deepen the understanding of world cultures. The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, opened at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in September 2013, has many such stories to tell. Chief philately curator Cheryl R. Ganz guides readers through some of the gallery's nearly 20,000 objects that together illustrate the history of our nation's postal operations and postage stamps.

  • ASIN: 1935623427

The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution (Published

'Impressive! . . . The authors have given us a searching account of the crisis and provided some memorable portraits of officials in America impaled on the dilemma of having to enforce a measure which they themselves opposed.'--New York Times 'A brilliant contribution to the colonial field. Combining great industry, astute scholarship, and a vivid style, the authors have sought 'to recreate two years of American history.' They have succeeded admirably.'--William and Mary Quarterly 'Required reading for anyone interested in those eventful years preceding the American Revolution.'--Political Science Quarterly The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, provoked an immediate and violent response. The Stamp Act Crisis, originally published by UNC Press in 1953, identifies the issues that caused the confrontation and explores the ways in which the conflict was a prelude to the American Revolution.

  • ASIN: 0807845132

Courage: Rosa Parks Full Sheet of 20 x Forever Stamps, USA 2013, Scott 4742

Courage: Rosa Parks Full Sheet of 20 x

Country: United States, Year of Issue: 2013, Type: 20 Stamp Sheet, Topic: Rosa Parks, African-American, Civil Rights Activist, Catalog #: Scott 4742

  • Brand: USPS
  • ASIN: B00BAEEYOS
  • UPC: 611393787371

A History and Explanation of the Stamp Duties: Containing Remarks on the Origin of Stamp Duties, a History of the Duties in This Country ... an ... Observations on the Stamp Duties in Foreign

A History and Explanation of the Stamp Duties:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface.We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • ASIN: 0343362929

The Duck Stamp Story: Art, Conservation, History : Detailed Information on the Value and Rarity of Every Federal Duck Stamp

The Duck Stamp Story: Art, Conservation, History :

Hunters, collectors, conservationists, and art lovers will all want this, the ultimate guide to the history and collector value of the Federal Duck Stamp on their shelves. This book crosses the boundaries of collecting, conservation, art, and history. It will become the standard by which other books are judged.

  • Brand: Brand: Krause Publications
  • ASIN: 087341814X

Mary Mcleod Bethune - African Americans Who Left Their Stamp on History

Mary Mcleod Bethune - African Americans Who Left

  • ASIN: B01N533UTX

American Museum of Natural History Nature's Art Postcard Book

American Museum of Natural History Nature's Art Postcard

The American Museum of Natural History's Research Library is home to volumes of beautiful art made by scientists seeking to understand the natural world. This gorgeous postcard book features 30 unique works of art from these archives—a real "curio of curiosities." These postcards are perfect for everyday postal use, but also look striking when framed. Bound together in a handsome book, these make an ideal gift when paired with our Nature's Art Pen & Pencil Set or Petite Journal Set. Learn more about the museum and plan a visit at www.amnh.org.-30 postcards-30 unique images-Perforated to send or save-Book: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 in.

  • ASIN: 0735339864
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