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The landmark history of the American people from Plymouth to Appomattox

Author: Daniel J Boorstin; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York, Random House [1968]
Series: Landmark giant.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the American people from Colonial days to the Civil War traces the formulation of attitudes which became the basis of American ideals.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Boorstin; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 443078
Notes: Continued by the author's The landmark history of the American people from Appomattox to the moon.
Revised and republished in 1987 as v. 1 of the author's 2-volume The landmark history of the American people.
Description: 185, [8] pages illustrations, maps, portraits 29 cm
Contents: Pt. I. An Assortment of Plantations --
The Puritans: Love God and Fight the Devil --
The Quakers Refuse to Fight --
The Woes of a Charity Colony --
How British Laws Made Smugglers and Pirates --
A Scrambling Place-for Refuge and for Profit --
How a Few Gentlemen Ruled Virginia --
Pt. II. How the Ocean Tied Some to England --
How the Ocean Led Others Out to the World --
The British Take a Collision Course --
Americans Declare Their Independence --
Why the British Lost the World --
New States or a New Nation? --
Pt. IV. Thinking Like Americans --
Americans Know-how --
Do-It-Yourself Doctors --
Wagon-Towns Moving West --
Haste Makes Democracy --
Political Parties for All --
Pt. V. The Rocky Road to Union --
Slavery Conquers the South --
The Splitting of the Nation --
A National Tug-of-War --
The First Shot Is Fired --
Everybody's War
Series Title: Landmark giant.
Responsibility: [by] Daniel J. Boorstin. Illustrated with prints and photos.

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A history of the American people from Colonial days to the Civil War traces the formulation of attitudes which became the basis of American ideals.

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