The Resource The complete idiot's guide to American history, by Alan Axelrod

The complete idiot's guide to American history, by Alan Axelrod

Label
The complete idiot's guide to American history
Title
The complete idiot's guide to American history
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Axelrod
Title variation
American history
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses American history from prehistory through 2006, including brief biographical sketches of historical figures and events from popular culture
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DLC
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.A959 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The complete idiot's guide to--
The complete idiot's guide to American history, by Alan Axelrod
Label
The complete idiot's guide to American history, by Alan Axelrod
Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: The new world -- The first people (43000 B.C.E. -- 1500s C.E.) Native American history and the first European contact -- West to East (1451-1507) The Christopher Columbus story -- New blood for old Spain (1400-1600s) The Spanish conquest of the Americas -- Errand into the wilderness (1497-1608) England colonizes the East Coast -- A rock and a hard place (1608-1733) America becomes a haven of religious freedom and a land of slaves -- Colonial contenders (1608-1680s) French, Dutch, and Swedish colonial efforts -- A wilderness burning (1636-1748) Early wars with the Indians -- A woodland Word War (1749-1763) The French and Indian War is fought -- Part 2: The world turned upside down -- Invitation to a Tea party (1763-1775) The origins of the American Revolution -- Kindling the flames of liberty (1776-1783) The United States wins its independence
  • Part 3: Building the house -- From many, one (1787-1797) From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution -- Growing pains (1798-1812) Early crises, the Louisiana Purchase, the Embargo, and the rise of Tecumseh -- 1812: The decision for war (1812-1814) The War of 1812 is fought -- Fanfare for the common man (1814-1836) An era of "good feelings" and financial panic culminates in the Age of Jackson -- Trails of tears (1817-1842) Andrew Jackson defeats "nullification" and exiles the Indians -- Part 4: The house divided -- A nation in chains (1724-1857) Slavery tears the nation apart -- Westward the course (1834-1846) Early western expansion -- Destiny manifested (1846-1860) The Mexican War and the California Gold Rush -- A strange flag over Sumter (1859-1862) From the outbreak of Civil War to the Emancipation Proclamation -- The bloody road to Appomattox and beyond (1863-1876) From Gettysburg to reconstruction
  • Part 5: Rebuilding the house -- Sea to shining sea (1862-1878) The Homestead movement and the transcontinental railroad -- Warpath (1862-1891) The Indian Wars are fought -- Exploitation and enterprise (1869-1908) An age of cowboys, outlaws, financiers, and inventors -- Octopus and jungle (1877-1906) Immigration, the labor movement, and Progressive reform -- Part 6: World power -- Over there (1898-1918) From the Spanish-American War to World War I -- Booze, boom, bust (1818-1929) The Roaring Twenties and the Crash of 1929 -- A New Deal and a new war (1930-1941) The Great Depression and the beginning of World War II -- Saving the world (1941-1945) The nation in World War II
  • Part 7: Superpower -- War served cold -- and hot (1944-1954) "Containing" communism in Europe and Korea -- From the back of the bus to the Great Society (1947-1968) The Civil Rights movement, JFK's "New Frontier," and LBJ's "Great Society" -- Nam (1946-1975) The Vietnam War is fought and lost -- Part 8: Identity crisis -- Of love, the moon, and dirty tricks (1968-1974) The rise of counterculture, a landing on the moon, the Pentagon Papers, and Watergate -- Women rise, the nation drifts, and Reagan rallies (1963-1980) The liberation of women, a crisis in national morale, and the rise of Ronald Reagan
  • Part 9: A new world order? -- A new economy, a plague, a fallen wall, and a desert in flames (1980-1911) The Reagan era, Iran-Contra, and the triumph of Desert Storm -- E Pluribus Unum (1991-1999) Intolerance, rage, and the prospects for American democracy -- Democracy at the turn of the Millennium (1991-2004) Big business proves disappointing, and a presidential election is disputed -- Asymmetric threats (2001-2008) The nation responds to attack, the president goes to war -- Election year (2008- )
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xxi, 408 pages
Isbn
9781592578696
Lccn
2008941482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
cat24
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  • ocn268794889
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