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Witness to America : a documentary history of the United States

Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [Updated ed.]View all editions and formats
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"A classic collection of primary source accounts covering the history of the United States, now in a new format, abridged, and brought up to the present day"--
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 9780061990281 0061990280 9781816041401 1816041408
OCLC Number: 456180969
Description: xiii, 610 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The coming of the Revolution --
The winning of independence --
Confederation, constitution, and launching the new government --
The War of 1812 --
The hardy frontiersman --
Sailing, whaling, and steamboats --
Social life in the early republic --
The reformers --
The South, slavery, and abolition --
Westward the course of empire --
The rush for Western riches --
Texas and the Mexican War --
Politics --
O captain, my captain --
Behind the lines --
The blue and the gray --
Reconstruction --
The last West --
The rise of the city --
School and society --
Business and labor --
Cuba libre --
The progressive era --
Twentieth century politics --
The World War --
From normalcy to New Deal --
The Second World War --
Postwar and the Cold War --
The individual rights revolution --
A time to heal --
The Reagan-Bush era --
Toward the new millennium --
Inauspicious beginnings for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Brinkley ; based on the text originally edited by Henry Steele Commager and Allan Nevins and revised with Stephen Ambrose.

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"A classic collection of primary source accounts covering the history of the United States, now in a new format, abridged, and brought up to the present day"--

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