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A most imperfect union : a contrarian history of the United States, by Ilan Stavans ; Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz

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A most imperfect union : a contrarian history of the United States
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A most imperfect union
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a contrarian history of the United States
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by Ilan Stavans ; Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
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Enough with the dead white men! Forget what you learned in school! Ever since Columbus --who was probably a converted Jew -- "discovered" the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country's most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant alternative history of America, giving full voice to the country's unsung but exceptional people. From African royals to accused witches, from Puerto Rican radicals to Arab immigrants, Stavans and Alcaraz use sardonic humor and irreverent illustrations to introduce some of the most fascinating characters in American history-- and to recount travesties and triumphs that mainstream accounts all too often ignore. What emerges is a colorful group portrait of these United States, one that champions America's progress while also acknowledging its missteps. Sweeping and cinematic, stretching from the nation's prehistory to the post-9/11 era, A Most Imperfect Union is a joyous, outrageous celebration of the complex, sometimes unruly individuals and forces that have shaped our ever-changing land
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A most imperfect union
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"Enough with the dead white men! Forget what you learned in school! Ever since Columbus --who was probably a converted Jew -- "discovered" the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country's most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union, cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant alternative history of America, giving full voice to the country's unsung but exceptional people. From African royals to accused witches, from Puerto Rican radicals to Arab immigrants, Stavans and Alcaraz use sardonic humor and irreverent illustrations to introduce some of the most fascinating characters in American history-- and to recount travesties and triumphs that mainstream accounts all too often ignore. What emerges is a colorful group portrait of these United States, one that champions America's progress while also acknowledging its missteps. Sweeping and cinematic, stretching from the nation's prehistory to the post-9/11 era, A Most Imperfect Union is a joyous, outrageous celebration of the complex, sometimes unruly individuals and forces that have shaped our ever-changing land." -- Publisher's description
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YDXCP
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S.W.A. G.N. 973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.S69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • comics graphic novels
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Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz
A most imperfect union : a contrarian history of the United States, by Ilan Stavans ; Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
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A most imperfect union : a contrarian history of the United States, by Ilan Stavans ; Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-255) and index
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volume
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25 cm
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Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780465036691
Isbn Type
(hardback)
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2014931305
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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cat13
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
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  • ocn859186539
  • (OCoLC)859186539
  • 1226201

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