Outline of U.S. History is a publication of the U.S. Department of State. The first edition (1949-50) was produced under the editorship of Francis Whitney, first of the State Department Office of International Information and later of the U.S. Information Agency. Richard Hofstadter, professor of history at Columbia University, and Wood Gray, professor of American history at The George Washington University, served as academic consultants. D. Steven Endsley of Berkeley, California, prepared additional material. It has been updated and revised extensively over the years by, among others, Keith W. Olsen, professor of American history at the University of Maryland, and Nathan Glick, writer and former editor of the USIA journal, Dialogue. Alan Winkler, professor of history at Miami University (Ohio), wrote the post-World War II chapters for previous editions.
This new edition has been completely revised and updated by Alonzo L. Hamby, Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio University. Professor Hamby has written extensively on American politics and society. Among his books are Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman and For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s. He lives and works in Athens, Ohio.
Contents: CHAPTER 1 Early America CHAPTER 2 The Colonial Period 22 CHAPTER 3 The Road to Independence 50 CHAPTER 4 The Formation of a National Government 66 CHAPTER 5 Westward Expansion and Regional Differences 110 CHAPTER 6 Sectional Conflict 128 CHAPTER 7 The Civil War and Reconstruction 140 CHAPTER 8 Growth and Transformation 154 CHAPTER 9 Discontent and Reform 188 CHAPTER 10 War, Prosperity, and Depression 202 CHAPTER 11 The New Deal and World War I 212 CHAPTER 12 Postwar America 256 CHAPTER 13 Decades of Change: 1960-1980 274 CHAPTER 14 The New Conservatism and a New World Order 304 CHAPTER 15 Bridge to the 21st Century 320 PICTURE PROFILES Becoming a Nation 38 Transforming a Nation 89 Monuments and Memorials 161 Turmoil and Change 229 21st Century Nation 293 Bibliography 338 Index 341