A concise history of the United States of America

Susan-Mary Grant

Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. New found land: imagining America
  • 2. A city on a hill: the origins of a redeemer nation
  • 3. The cause of all mankind: from colonies to Common Sense
  • 4. Self-evident truths: founding the revolutionary republic
  • 5. The last, best hope of Earth: toward the second American revolution
  • 6. Westward the course of empire: from union to nation
  • 7. A promised land: gateway to the American century
  • 8. The soldier's faith: conflict and conformity
  • 9. Beyond the last frontier: a new deal for America
  • 10. A land in transition: America in the atomic age
  • 11. Armies of the night: counterculture and counterrevolution.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. New found land: imagining America
  • 2. A city on a hill: the origins of a redeemer nation
  • 3. The cause of all mankind: from colonies to Common Sense
  • 4. Self-evident truths: founding the revolutionary republic
  • 5. The last, best hope of Earth: toward the second American revolution
  • 6. Westward the course of empire: from union to nation
  • 7. A promised land: gateway to the American century
  • 8. The soldier's faith: conflict and conformity
  • 9. Beyond the last frontier: a new deal for America
  • 10. A land in transition: America in the atomic age
  • 11. Armies of the night: counterculture and counterrevolution.

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この本の情報

書名 A concise history of the United States of America
著作者等 Grant, Susan-Mary
シリーズ名 Cambridge concise histories
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 xv, 454 p.
大きさ 23-24 cm
ISBN 9780521612791
9780521848251
NCID BB08812667
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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