A History of the United States

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9780312163624: A History of the United States

A one-volume history of the United States from Christopher Columbus to Bill Clinton. Author/historian Philip Jenkins summarizes the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments that have led to our world as we know it today.

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This succinct account of the United States’ history gives a clear, introductory overview of the nation from European settlement in 1492 through colonial times, the Revolution, Western expansion, slavery, the Civil War and the wars of the 20th century. The study of each era incorporates social, cultural, economic, religious and political history, giving an insight into the many facets of American life.

Fully revised throughout, this new edition features fresh material on technological change, sport, and themes of prosperity, consumerism and leisure. The chapter on contemporary America has been thoroughly updated to include current issues, such as Black Lives Matter, the legalisation of gay marriage and the 2016 Presidential Election.

Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the evolution of this remarkable nation, A History of the United States provides a foundation for the study of American society from its inception right up to the present day. 

About the Author:

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University.

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