9780140252552

The Penguin History of the USA New edition

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    9780140252552

  • ISBN10:

    014025255X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Hugh Brogan worked at the Economist and was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. He taught at the University of Essex until his retirement in 1998.

Table of Contents

A Note of Thanks vii
Note for the Revised Edition viii
Acknowledgements ix
BOOK ONE: The Settlement
Prelude c. 30,000 BC-c.AD 1600
3(7)
The Roots of English Colonization
10(9)
The Planting of Virginia 1607-76
19(11)
The Planting of New England 1604-c. 1675
30(21)
Indians 1492-1920
51(22)
BOOK TWO: The Old Order and the American Revolution
Imperial Britain 1660-1763
73(14)
Thirteen Colonies c. 1675-1763
87(23)
The Waking of the Revolution 1759-66
110(25)
The Road to Ruin 1766-75
135(32)
The War of the Revolution 1775-83
167(19)
The Peace and the Constitution 1783-9
186(33)
BOOK THREE: The Age of Equality
The Planting of the West
219(30)
The Development of a Democracy 1789-1841
249(31)
Slavery and its Consequences 1800-1861
280(35)
The War About Slavery 1861-5
315(31)
Reconstruction 1865-77
346(31)
BOOK FOUR: The Age of Gold
The Billion-Dollar Country 1865-1900
377(30)
Congressional Government and its Critics 1869-96
407(28)
The Progressive Adventure 1897-1914
435(32)
The Education of Woodrow Wilson 1914-21
467(23)
Irresponsibility 1921-33
490(31)
BOOK FIVE: The Superpower
The Era of Franklin Roosevelt 1933-8
521(30)
The Reluctant Giant 1933-45
551(33)
Cold War Abroad and at Home 1945-61
584(31)
Unfinished Business 1954-68
615(30)
The Crisis of the New Order 1963-74
645(24)
A World Restored? 1977-89
669(26)
A Note on Further Reading 695(7)
Index 702

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