America's Historic Sites
Many of the greatest events in American history-both tragedies and triumphs-are intimately tied in the public consciousness to the places where they occurred: Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Tombstone, Little Bighorn, Pearl Harbor, Manzanar, Little Rock Central High School , Camp David. Other sites serve as reminders of the tremendous growth and progress of the United States from colonial times to the end of the twentieth century: Jamestown, Plymouth, Williamsburg, Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem, Hollywood, Los Alamos. America's Historic Sites celebrates these places and many more that helped shape the nation. Its 237 site essays cover historic towns and districts, monuments to events and people, and the birthplaces and homes of noteworthy individuals in politics, the military, science, education, and the arts. Together, these sites weave a rich tapestry representing the American experience and provide an interesting departure for studying both history and geography.