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Penguin History Of The United States Of America, The - Hugh Brogan

Penguin History Of The United States Of America, The


Published: 29th March 2001
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This celebrated one-volume history has established itself as the definitive and most readable work available on America, brilliantly capturing the dynamic events and personalities that shaped the nation's triumphant progress from its earliest colonization up to the fall of President Nixon. Now, in this new edition, Hugh Brogan continues the story through to the close of the Reagan era and the end of the Cold War, a time of radical change which has made America the global superpower of today: in his words, 'for good and evil, a power and civilization that surpasses...all empires of the past'. There are also numerous revisions to earlier chapters, taking into account the most up-to-date research into American history.

A Note of Thanks
Note for the Revised Edition
The Settlement
Prelude c. 30,000 B.C.-c. A.D. 1600p. 3
The Roots of English Colonizationp. 10
The Planting of Virginia 1607-76p. 19
The Planting of New England 1604-c. 1675p. 30
Indians 1492-1920p. 51
The Old Order and the American Revolution
Imperial Britain 1660-1763p. 73
Thirteen Colonies c. 1675-1763p. 87
The Waking of the Revolution 1759-66p. 110
The Road to Ruin 1766-75p. 135
The War of the Revolution 1775-83p. 167
The Peace and the Constitution 1783-9p. 186
The Age of Equality
The Planting of the Westp. 219
The Development of a Democracy 1789-1841p. 249
Slavery and its Consequences 1800-1861p. 280
The War About Slavery 1861-5p. 315
Reconstruction 1865-77p. 346
The Age of Gold
The Billion-Dollar Country 1865-1900p. 377
Congressional Government and its Critics 1869-96p. 407
The Progressive Adventure 1897-1914p. 435
The Education of Woodrow Wilson 1914-21p. 467
Irresponsibility 1921-33p. 490
The Superpower
The Era of Franklin Roosevelt 1933-8p. 521
The Reluctant Giant 1933-45p. 551
Cold War Abroad and at Home 1945-61p. 584
Unfinished Business 1954-68p. 615
The Crisis of the New Order 1963-74p. 645
A World Restored? 1977-89p. 669
A Note on Further Readingp. 695
Indexp. 702
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ISBN: 9780140252552
ISBN-10: 014025255X
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 29th March 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2