Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the majoy issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired.
This title introduces the major political and social themes of this period of American history in an accessible and progressive way. Issues and events such as slavery, the origins and course of the American Civil War, boom and bust, and foreign policy are given full coverage. Particular topics such as the USA and the Cold War, involvement in Vietnam and race relations are also introduced and analysed. This is an essential text for students studying aspects of American history for AS and A Level.
The book is easy to read and use; the summaries are excellent for revision purposes. There are some good, and as yet unused, primary sources, for practice with candidates, and a wealth of illustrations to keep the readers interested...this is a book worthy of purchase. -- SATH Resources Review 20030918
Series: Access to History
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 3rd May 2002
Publisher: Hodder Education
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 19.1 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition