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More unsolved mysteries of American history / Paul Aron
Bib ID 3069715
Format BookBook
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Aron, Paul, 1956 Sept. 15-
 
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Description Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004 
vii, 232 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0471267058
Summary

"In this encore to Unsolved Mysteries of American History, Paul Aron offers analyses of still more puzzles that perplex American historians. Drawing on the latest research, he marshals the evidence on thirty enduring historical riddles." "For each mystery, Aron lays out the facts, deftly summarizing competing theories, and judiciously weighing the evidence. Complete with extensive suggestions for further reading, his book is a fun way to explore some of America's most intriguing historical conundrums."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Did St. Brendan Discover America?
  • 2. Why Did Cahokia Fall?
  • 3. What Caused the "Starving Time"?
  • 4. Who Was to Blame for the Boston Massacre?
  • 5. Was Aaron Burr a Traitor?
  • 6. Was There a "Corrupt Bargain"?
  • 7. What Were Joseph Smith's Golden Plates?
  • 8. Did Lincoln Provoke the Attack on Fort Sumter?
  • 9. Who Was Emily Dickinson's "Master"?
  • 10. Who Lost (and Who Found) the Lost Order?
 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects United States -- History -- Miscellanea.

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