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Why we remember : United States history

Author: Herman J Viola; Helen Wheatley; Diane Hart
Publisher: Menlo Park, Calif. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Join Dr. Herman J. Viola, one of America's foremost historians, on a journey through our past. This book tells the story of our country from its beginnings to the present. This book is primarily about United States history. Yet the history of our nation has always been linked to happenings in other parts of the world. In each chapter you will learn more about these global links. Each chapter in this book begins with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman J Viola; Helen Wheatley; Diane Hart
ISBN: 020184303X 9780201843033
OCLC Number: 36452061
Notes: At head of title: Addison-Wesley.
Includes index.
Description: xxiv, P1-8, 900, R1-124 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Prologue : The land --
Unit 1 : Three worlds meet, beginnings-1610. The first Americans --
Africa, Asia, and Europe in the 1400s --
Voyages of exploration --
Unit 2 : Newcomers in the Americas, 1500-1750. The conquest of the Americas --
Planting English colonies --
Life in the English colonies --
Unit 3 : A new nation begins, 1750-1791. The years of conflict --
The War of Independence --
Creating the Constitution --
Unit 4 : The early years, 1789-1824. The first years of the republic --
The Jefferson era --
The confident years --
Unit 5 : Expansion and reform, 1820-1850. The age of Jackson --
The westward movement --
Americans at mid-century --
Religion and reform --
Unit 6 : Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1905. The gathering storm --
The Civil War --
Reconstruction --
Unit 7 : New horizons, 1865-1914. The changing West --
The rise of industry and big business --
The growth of cities --
Unit 8 : Questions of power, 1865-1920. An era of reform --
Overseas expansion --
World War I --
Unit 9 : Trials at home and abroad, 1919-1945. The Twenties --
The Depression and New Deal --
World War II --
Unit 10 : Power and responsibilities, 1945-present. The Cold War era --
The postwar years at home --
New roles in a changing world. --
Epilogue : Into the future.
Other Titles: Addison-Wesley why we remember
Responsibility: Herman J. Viola ; contributing authors, Helen Wheatley, Diane Hart.

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Join Dr. Herman J. Viola, one of America's foremost historians, on a journey through our past. This book tells the story of our country from its beginnings to the present. This book is primarily about United States history. Yet the history of our nation has always been linked to happenings in other parts of the world. In each chapter you will learn more about these global links. Each chapter in this book begins with the story of a person or group of people. Some of the people are famous; some are not. - Publisher.

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