A History of the United States
|Publication Date||December 2002|
|Series||Palgrave Essential Histories series|
This highly readable introductory guide provides a lucid and authoritative account of the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments. Major themes examined include the relationship between territorial expansion and political history, the critical role of ethnic and racial conflict, and the shifting centres of gravity in American geography. For this new edition, Philip Jenkins reviews the events of the last decade - most notably the development of the Internet economy and the course of the Clinton presidency - and brings the story up-to-date with an analysis of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.