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The story of America : freedom and crisis from settlement to superpower

Author: Allen Weinstein; David Rubel; James Axtell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This volume] presents the history of the United States not as a parade of facts and dates but as a story with twists and turns, heroes and villains, lovers, saints - and even some comic relief. [In the volume, the authors] narrate American history from Columbus to the present as Americans actually live it. [It] presents a particular historical episode - the Lewis and Clark expedition, for example, or the Cuban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trivia and miscellanea
Pictorial works
Miscellanea
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Weinstein; David Rubel; James Axtell
OCLC Number: 52180364
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : DK Pub. Co., ©2002. 1st American ed.
"An Agincourt Press production."
"With contributions by James Axtell [and others]"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Exploration and conquest, Cortes and Moctezuma --
Plantation colonies, the founding of Jamestown --
Puritan New England, the witches of Salem --
American Revolution, the Boston massacre --
New republic, the Constitutional convention --
Jeffersonian America, the Lewis and clark expediting --
Jacksonian America, the people's inauguration --
Slavery in the Antebellum south, Nat Turner's revolt --
Social reform in Antebellum America, the Seneca falls convention --
Deepening sectional conflict, the compromise of 1850 --
Road to Civil War, John Brown's raid --
Civil War and Reconstruction, Sherman's march to the sea --
American West, the battle of the Little Bighorn --
Gidded age, the Pullman strike --
Crisis of the 1890s, the 1896 election.
Responsibility: written by Allen Weinstein, David Rubel.

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[This volume] presents the history of the United States not as a parade of facts and dates but as a story with twists and turns, heroes and villains, lovers, saints - and even some comic relief. [In the volume, the authors] narrate American history from Columbus to the present as Americans actually live it. [It] presents a particular historical episode - the Lewis and Clark expedition, for example, or the Cuban Missile Crisis - while exploring the most important themes in U.S. history connected to that episode.-Dust jacket.

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