A Short History of the United States

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Robert V. Remini's A Short History of the United States is an abbreviated, accessible, lively, and erudite narrative history that contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions. Racing across the centuries-from the arrival and migration of Native Americans and the discovery of the New World by Europeans, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, up to the global conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries-it is a fascinating overview of a great nation's epochs and missteps, and a celebration of its achievements, its unique and enduring strengths, and its abiding commitment to individual freedoms. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Robert V. Remini is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and historian of the United States House of Representatives. He is the winner of the National Book Award for the third volume of his study of Andrew Jackson, and he lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Discovery and Settlement of the New Worldp. 1
Independence and Nation Buildingp. 31
An Emerging Identityp. 63
The Jacksonian Erap. 95
The Dispute over Slavery, Secession, and the Civil Warp. 127
Reconstruction and the Gilded Agep. 155
Manifest Destiny, Progressivism, War, and the Roaring Twentiesp. 187
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War IIp. 215
The Cold War and Civil Rightsp. 245
Violence, Scandal, and the End of the Cold Warp. 277
The Conservative Revolutionp. 305
Reading Listp. 337
Indexp. 343
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