Originally published in 1933, and written by "America’s historian", James Truslow Adams, this volume tells the story of the rise of the American nation encompassing economics, religion, social change and politics from settlement to the Civil War. Due emphasis is given to the inter-connectedness of America with Europe – both in terms of cultural heritage and political and military entanglements. Extensive in size and scope and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps these volumes balance a historical narrative with philosophical interpretation whilst touching on as many aspects of American life and history as possible.
Table of Contents
1. Discovery and Settlement 2. The Colonial System Takes Form 3. The Duel with France 4. American Life in 1763. 5. The Insoluble Problems of the New Empire 6. The Revolution 7. The Federal Union Formed 8. The New Nation Gets Under Way 9. Jeffersonian Democracy 10. The Presidency of Jefferson 11. The War of 1812. 12. The Era of Good Feeling 13. The Jacksonian Period 14. The Nation in Mid-Century 15. A Decade of Expansion, 1840-1850 16. The Inevitable Conflict.
James Truslow Adams