eBook The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History, 5th Edition

  • Alan Axelroad, PhD
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  • ISBN-10: 1101054468
  • ISBN-13: 9781101054468
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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Overview

The compact history of a giant country. American history is one of those subjects that students frequently labor over and can seem like a random collection of names, dates, and events. Understood as a collective biography and free of the cheerleading found in many text books, the fully updated fifth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History explains the changing tides in America's most pivotal periods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Dedication.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The New World.
2: The First People (43000 B.C.E.–1500s C.E.).
3: West to East (1451–1507).
4: New Blood for Old Spain (1400–1600s).
5: Errand into the Wilderness (1497–1608).
6: A Rock and a Hard Place (1608–1733).
7: Colonial Contenders (1608–1680s).
8: A Wilderness Burning (1636–1748).
9: A Woodland World War (1749–1763).
10: The World Turned Upside Down.
11: Invitation to a Tea Party (1763–1775).
12: Kindling the Flames of Liberty (1776–1783).
13: Building the House.
14: From Many, One (1787–1797).
15: Growing Pains (1798–1812).
16: 1812: The Decision for War (1812–1814).
17: Fanfare for the Common Man (1814–1836).
18: Trails of Tears (1817–1842).
19: The House Divided.
20: A Nation in Chains (1724–1857).
21: Westward the Course (1834–1846).
22: Destiny Manifested (1846–1860).
23: A Strange Flag Over Sumter (1859–1862).
24: The Bloody Road to Appomattox and Beyond (1863–1876).
25: Rebuilding the House.
26: Sea to Shining Sea (1862–1878).
27: Warpath (1862–1891).
28: Exploitation and Enterprise (1869–1908).
29: Octopus and Jungle (1877–1906).
30: World Power.
31: Over There (1898–1918).
32: Booze, Boom, Bust (1918–1929).
33: A New Deal and a New War (1930–1941).
34: Saving the World (1941–1945).
35: Superpower.
36: War Served Cold–and Hot (1944–1954).
37: From the Back of the Bus to the Great Society (1947–1968).
38: Nam (1946–1975).
39: Identity Crisis.
40: Of Love, the Moon, and Dirty Tricks (1968–1974).
41: Women Rise, the Nation Drifts, Reagan Rallies (1963–1980).
42: A New World Order?.
43: A New Economy, a Plague, a Fallen Wall, and a Desert in Flames (1980–1991).
44: E Pluribus Unum (1991–1999).
45: Democracy at the Turn of the Millennium (1991–2004).
46: Asymmetric Threats (2001–2008).
47: Election Year (2008–).
Index.