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U.S. History For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with relevant and factual information on the history of the United States. This new edition includes 25 percent new and revised material that includes coverage of the 2008 elections, the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other recent events that have shaped U.S. history.
Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. He currently writes a thrice-weekly political column for the Sacramento Bee.
Table of Contents
|Getting There, Getting Settled, and Getting Free|
|America: A Short Biography|
|Native Americans and Explorers: 12,000 BC(?)-1607|
|Progress: The English Colonies, 1607-1700|
|You Say You Want a Revolution. . .: 1700-1775|
|Yankee Doodlin: 1775-1783|
|Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783-1800|
|Long Tom" and One Weird War: 1800-1815|
|Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815-1844|
|War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845-1860|
|A Most Uncivil War: 1861-1865|
|Putting the Country Back Together: 1865-1876|
|Coming of Age|
|Growing Up: 1876-1898|
|Growing into the 20th Century: 1899-1918|
|Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919-1929|
|Uncle Sams Depressed: 1930-1940|
|The World at War: 1941-1945|
|America in Adulthood|
|TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946-1960|
|Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1974|
|Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975-1992|
|No Sex, Please, Im the President: 1993-1999|
|Its A Small World, After All: Entering the 21st Century|
|The Part of Tens|
|Ten American Inventions that Changed Life as We Know It|
|Ten Events that Defi ned American Culture|
|Ten Events in U.S. History They Keep Making into Movies|
|The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution|
|The Declaration of Independence|
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