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American History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Paul S. Boyer


In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer offers a wide-ranging and authoritative historical past of The us, shooting in a compact space the full story of our nation. Starting from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Brief Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and battle in addition to the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific trends that formed our country.

Here’s a masterful picture of America's achievements and screw ups, huge-scale socio-historical forces, and pivotal situations. Boyer sheds light on the colonial technology, the Revolution and the birth of the new nation; slavery and the Civil Warfare; Reconstruction and the Gilded Age; the Progressive generation, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Melancholy; the two world wars and the Cold War that followed; right as much as the tragedy of 9-11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the epoch-making election of Barack Obama. Sure wide trends form much of the narrative–immigration, urbanization, slavery, continental expansion, the global projection of U.S. energy, the centrality of religion, the progression from an agrarian to an industrial to a submit-industrial economic order. Yet in underscoring such large subject matters, Boyer additionally highlights the diversity of the American experience, the significance of particular person actors, and the a very powerful function of race, ethnicity, gender, and social classification in shaping the contours of specific groups within the nation's higher tapestry. And along the way, he touches upon the cultural milestones of American historical past, from Tom Paine's The Crisis to Allen Ginsberg's Howl.

American History: A Very Short Introduction is a panoramic historical past of the US, one that covers just about every matter of significance–and but will also be read in a single day.

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Writer: Paul S. Boyer Writer: Oxford University .. Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 184

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