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American history : a very short introduction

Author: Paul S Boyer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 334.
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In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Boyer
ISBN: 9780195389142 019538914X
OCLC Number: 775271668
Description: xix, 161 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Beginnings : Pre-history to 1763 --
1763-1789 : Revolution, constitution, a new nation --
The promise and perils of nationhood, 1789-1850 --
Slavery and Civil War --
Industrialization and its consequences --
1900-1920 : reform and war --
1920-1945 : conflict and creativity, Depression and reform, war and global power --
1945-1968 : Affluence, reform, war, social unrest --
To the present.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 334.
Responsibility: Paul S. Boyer.
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This brief history of America will span the earliest migrations to the present, reflecting Paul S. Boyer's interests in social, intellectual, and cultural history, including popular culture and  Read more...

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