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The Oxford history of the American people

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1965.
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The author re-creates the American modes of living in years past in this volume of social, political, and economic history.
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Genre/Form: History
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Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
Oxford history of the American people.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1965
(OCoLC)558090776
Online version:
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
Oxford history of the American people.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1965
(OCoLC)630891337
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Eliot Morison
OCLC Number: 423932
Notes: Includes unacc. melodies.
Description: xxvii, 1150 pages : illustrations, coats of arms, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: America under her native sons --
The European discovery of America (Irish, Norse, Genoese, Portuguese, Columbus, 1st colonizing attempts, 1st Northern voyages, searching for the Strait) --
The Spanish century, 1492-1580 --
Two founding decades, 1607-1627 (Virginia, New York) --
New England takes shape (1628-1675) --
From the Hudson to the James (1626-1675) --
Empires of the South and North (1625-1675) --
Time of troubles (1675-1691) --
Pennsylvania and the West Indies (1688-1700: William Penn, Queen Anne) --
Growth and development (1713-1750) --
Wars on the Spaniards and the French (1733-1763) --
Triumph and tribulation (1763-1766: the 13 colonies) --
Crisis, calm, and again crisis (1766-1774) --
Coercion to independence (1774-1776) --
Military and naval generalities (1775-81) --
The Northern campaigns (1776-78) --
Diplomacy, Carolinas, Yorktown, and peace (1779-1783) --
Revolutionary Constitution making (1775-1781) --
The creative period in commerce and the arts (1782-1789) --
The creative period in politics (1785-88) --
Washington's first administration (1789-93) --
Broils with England and France (1793-1801) --
Jefferson's administration (1801-09) --
The 2nd war with Great Britain (1809-15) --
Good feelings and bad (1815-23) --
2nd Adams and 1st Jackson administrations (1825-33) --
Nullification and the Bank War (1833-37) --
Foreign affairs and the removal of the Indians (1830-38) --
Van Buren and our Northern neighbors (1837-58) --
Society and business in the North (1820-60) --
The Empire state, citadel of democracy (1820-60) --
The Southern states (1820-50) --
Ferment and culture in the North (1829-50: reformers, abolition, utopia) --
Pacific empire beckons (1766-1860) --
Texas and the Mexican War (1820-1848) --
Compromise and calm (1846-54: Wilmot Proviso, Gold rush, Japan opened, Isthmian brawls) --
Kansas, Nebraska and new parties (1854-59) --
The approach to the Civil War (1859-61) --
The war in 1861 --
1862: the crucial year --
At home and abroad (1861-65) --
The campaigns of 1863-64 --
Victory and death (1864-65) --
Reconstruction (1865-77) --
The Republican dynasty (1869093) --
Expansion and development (1870-1900) --
Social and cultural developments (1870-1900) --
The fecund 1890s --
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 --
Taft and Wilson, 1909-1917 --
The 1st World War: the neutrality period, 1914-1917 --
The United States in WWI, 1917-20 --
The great change, 1902-39 --
Republican ascendancy, 1921-33 --
The Hoover administration (1829-33) --
The New Deal --
The 2nd Roosevelt administration (1937-41) --
On the defense, 1941-42 --
Victory, 1944-45 --
The Truman administrations, 1945-53 --
The Eisenhower administrations, 1953-61 --
The Kennedy administration, 1961-63.
Responsibility: Samuel Eliot Morison.

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The author re-creates the American modes of living in years past in this volume of social, political, and economic history.

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