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Jules Archer

Biography

Jules Archer

Jules Archer (January 27, 1915 – November 13, 2008) was an American author who wrote many volumes of non-fiction history for a general audience and for young adults.
 
Archer attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City and the College of the City of New York, where he received a degree in advertising.
 
Archer served four years during World War II with the Army Air Corps in the Pacific theater. He is the author of many books on U.S. history, political events and personalities.

Jules Archer

Books by Jules Archer

by Jules Archer - Culture, Education, History, Nonfiction, Reference

“Extremism tends to flourish in times of crisis,” writes Jules Archer. It comes in all shapes and sizes and attaches itself to various causes. You can find extremism at the beginning with the founding fathers, extremists in the eyes of the British government and you can most definitely find it today. Jules Archer chronicles a history of extremists such as:Puritans, Suffragettes, The Klu Klux Klan and Prohibitionists. Jules Archer reports the fascinating history of protests in America.

by Jules Archer - History, Nonfiction

When she wore pants, Amelia Bloomer was a “hussy,” subjected to jeers and catcalls. As the only female doctor in the entire western United States, Bethenia Owens was so unpopular that she was threatened and driven out of town. And when Jonathan Walker was caught helping escaped slaves, he was branded with the letters “SS,” for “slave stealer.” Today we recognize these unpopular ones as both brave and in the right. Their stories remind young readers that sometimes it is important to speak out against the popular opinions of the time. What are those opinions in today’s world? These fifteen men and women set examples of standing up for what's right. Whose unpopular beliefs today will be the truths of tomorrow? Will you be one of the unpopular ones?

by Jules Archer - History, Young Adult 12+

Today, feminism is as important as ever. Young readers still fighting for equality today need to know how the movement began years ago, with such basics as the right to vote, the right to birth control, and the right to equal employment. Leading historian Jules Archer’s account offers fascinating biographies of Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, and Betty Friedan, with a full background of the political organizations they worked for and against.