Please find below a curated list of 221 of The Best American History Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the American History Quotes that resonate.
In my opinion while lynchings were quite possibly the most heinous crimes ever witnessed in American history, they helped in bringing people together for a sole purpose. It was because of these lynchings that armed self-resistance was created. If white people knew black people were capable of fighting back then there was less of a chance that violence actually would break out.
I’m not against knowing the history of white people in the U.S. – that’s not the point. The point is that there’s so much greater history. We don’t know about Native Americans. Very basically, we don’t know that much about African American history, except that they were enslaved. You only get bits and pieces.
I’d studied English literature and American history, but the English literature, which I thought was going to be helpful to me in an immediate way, was the opposite. So I had to un-think a lot of things and move out of my own head, and I learned a lot. It was like graduate school, but an un-graduate school or an un-school.
I think that one of the ways that Americans will come to want to look at history is by looking at their own families’ histories, and how those stories relate to the larger picture of American history. Then it is no longer abstract. Then it becomes a story that really means something to us as individuals.
Before any final solution to American history can occur, a reconciliation must be effected between the spiritual owner of the land – American Indians – and the political owner of the land – American Whites. Guilt and accusations cannot continue to revolve in a vacuum without some effort at reaching a solution.
Senator John McCain is unlike anybody else in not – not just in the Senate but in American politics. He`s unlike anybody else in American life. In his public life and in his heroics in war. He`s a singular figure in American life and American history. I think for everybody who has ever had a political difference with him that just instantly evaporates in the face of wanting the best for him because of cancer.