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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A History of the United States

Edition 5th Edition
ISBN 9781137573537
Publication Date May 2017
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Essential Histories series

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. 

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, USA. He is also a member of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

List of Tables
List of Maps
1. Unnamed Lands: The European Settlement, 1492-1765
2. Revolution and Nation Building, 1765-1825
3. Expansion and Crisis, 1825-65
4. Cities and Industry, 1865-1917
5. War and Globalism, 1917-56
6. Only Yesterday: The United States 1956-2000
7. Contemporary America
Suggestions for Further Reading


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