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A short history of the United States, Robert V. Remini

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A short history of the United States
Title
A short history of the United States
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Robert V. Remini
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Language
eng
Summary
In Short History of the United States, Robert V. Remini explores the arrival and migration of Native Americans throughout the Western Hemisphere and their achievements; the discovery of the New World by Europeans and the establishment of colonies by the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch; the causes of the American Revolution; the founding of a republic under the Constitution; the formation of political parties; the War of 1812 and the resulting economic and cultural changes; the democratic impetus during the Jacksonian era; westward expansion and the Mexican War; the struggle over slavery, which led to the Civil War; Reconstruction and the rise of big business; the emergence of the United States as a world power; the descent into the Great Depression; the global conflicts of the twentieth century; the rise of conservatism; and the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad. In addition, Remini illustrates how former English subjects slowly transformed themselves into Americans, and shows how a collection of sovereign, independent colonies united to create a workable, constantly evolving republican government whose democratic principles reflect the changing mores and attitudes of the citizens it represents. He explains the reasons for the nation's unique and enduring strengths, its artistic and cultural accomplishments, its genius in developing new products to sell to the world, and its abiding commitment to individual freedoms--From publisher description
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Title
A short history of the United States
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Summary
Summarizes essential facts about America's discovery, settlement, and growth, covering such topics as the development of key institutions, major military conflicts, and the transformation of early colonists into modern citizens
Subject
Genre
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285648
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.R38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Robert V. Remini
A short history of the United States, Robert V. Remini
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-342) and index
Contents
Discovery and settlement of the New World -- Independence and nation building -- An emerging identity -- The Jacksonian era -- The dispute over slavery, secession, and the Civil War -- Reconstruction and the Gilded Age -- Manifest Destiny, progressivism, war, and the Roaring Twenties -- The Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II -- The Cold War and civil rights -- Violence, scandal, and the end of the Cold War -- The conservative revolution
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ocn167504400
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
373 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060831455
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007034811
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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