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The Resource American history : a very short introduction, Paul S. Boyer

American history : a very short introduction, Paul S. Boyer

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American history : a very short introduction
Title
American history
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Paul S. Boyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country. Here is a masterful picture of America's achievements and failures, large-scale socio-historical forces, and pivotal events. Boyer sheds light on the colonial era, the Revolution and the birth of the new nation; slavery and the Civil War; Reconstruction and the Gilded Age; the Progressive era, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression; the two world wars and the Cold War that followed; right up to the tragedy of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the epoch-making election of Barack Obama. Certain broad trends shape much of the narrative--immigration, urbanization, slavery, continental expansion, the global projection of U.S. power, the centrality of religion, the progression from an agrarian to an industrial to a post-industrial economic order. Yet in underscoring such large themes, Boyer also highlights the diversity of the American experience, the importance of individual actors, and the crucial role of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class in shaping the contours of specific groups within the nation's larger tapestry. And along the way, he touches upon the cultural milestones of American history, from Tom Paine's The Crisis to Allen Ginsberg's Howl. American History: A Very Short Introduction is a panoramic history of the United States, one that covers virtually every topic of importance--and yet can be read in a single day
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyer, Paul S
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E178
LC item number
.B782 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
American history : a very short introduction, Paul S. Boyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings : Pre-history to 1763 -- 1763-1789 : Revolution, constitution, a new nation -- The promise and perils of nationhood, 1789-1850 -- Slavery and Civil War -- Industrialization and its consequences -- 1900-1920 : reform and war -- 1920-1945 : conflict and creativity, Depression and reform, war and global power -- 1945-1968 : Affluence, reform, war, social unrest -- To the present
Control code
775271668
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xix, 161 pages
Isbn
9780195389142
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid free paper)
Lccn
2012004837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775271668
Label
American history : a very short introduction, Paul S. Boyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings : Pre-history to 1763 -- 1763-1789 : Revolution, constitution, a new nation -- The promise and perils of nationhood, 1789-1850 -- Slavery and Civil War -- Industrialization and its consequences -- 1900-1920 : reform and war -- 1920-1945 : conflict and creativity, Depression and reform, war and global power -- 1945-1968 : Affluence, reform, war, social unrest -- To the present
Control code
775271668
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xix, 161 pages
Isbn
9780195389142
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid free paper)
Lccn
2012004837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775271668

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