United States History to 1877Book - 2006
The Collins College Outline for United States History to 1877 starts with the founding of the country and continues through the Civil War and Reconstruion. The colonial era, the constitutional convention and founding of the American system of government, the beginning and rise of the Supreme Court, and many more monumental events in the early era of the United States are also covered. Completely revised and updated by Dr. Light T. Cummins, United States History to 1877 includes a test yourself seion with answers and complete explanations at the end of each chapter. Also included are bibliographies for further reading, as well as numerous maps, timelines, and illustrations.
The Collins College Outlines are a completely revised, in-depth series of study guides for all areas of study, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Language, History, and Business. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by a seasoned professor in the field and focuses on a simplified and general overview of the subje for college students and, where appropriate, Advanced Placement students. Each Collins College Outline is fully integrated with the major curriculum for its subje and is a perfe supplement for any standard textbook.
Designed as a supplementary study guide or quick reference, this text organizes material so logically readers may not find the index really necessary, as good as it is. The authors work chronologically and by topic within a specific time frame, starting with the exploration of the new world by European traders and adventurers and proceeding to English colonization, the place of the American colonies in the empire, the Revolution and Confederation, the Constitution, Jeffersonian republicanism, the effort to locate identity, Jacksonian democracy and Whig opposition, territorial expansion and sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. A series of appendices includes transcripts of primary documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, an issue of The Federalist, material on the Monroe doctrine and human rights, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Each section includes a self-test. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)