Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-781-5
# of Pages: 1000
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $245
e-ISBN: 978-1-63700-782-2
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Great Events from History: American History, 1775-1850 Forging a New Nation

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September 2024

This second entry in the new Great Events from History -- American History series picks up where the first entry left off, spanning the years of the Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation, and ultimately the Constitution, as well as the nation’s further expansion, Manifest Destiny and relations with Native Americans, relations with foreign nations, the politics of slavery and abolition, and the War of 1812. Also examined is the shifting culture of the time, including early American publications, religious movements, musical and artistic movements, and the growth of American enterprise. Political turmoil is also put into context, with the birth of the Republican Party, presidential elections, and rebellions and conspiracies of the time.

 These volumes profile the lives and expeditions of such figures as:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abigail Adams
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Oliver Hazard Perry
  • Noah Webster
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Joseph Smith
  • John Marshall
  • Sam Houston
  • David ("Davy") Crockett
  • Tecumseh
  • Little Turtle

In addition, this set immerses students and readers in the events of the Revolutionary War, as well as the growth of the nation during and after that period.

  • Revolutionary War battles
  • Wars and battles with Native Americans from 1759-1849
  • The States ratify the Articles of Confederation in 1781
  • The Constitution is ratified from 1787-1788
  • The admission of new states from 1791-1846
  • The newspaper wars of the 1790s
  • Early American writing
  • Treaties with foreign nations
  • The Barbary Wars of 1801–1805 and 1815–1816
  • The ending of the slave trade in 1808
  • The War of 1812
  • The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British in 1814
  • The first railroads constructed between 1826 and the 1840s
  • Presidential elections 1796-1848

In-depth, yet accessible essays provide a summary of the event and discuss the event’s significance and historical impact. Entries are supplemented with sources for further reading, maps, quotations from primary source documents, timelines, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

Designed for history students at the high school and undergraduate levels, public librarians will also find the set, and the series as a whole, invaluable as a reference tool for students at all academic levels.

  New!  All images in the print volumes are printed in full color!

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