"Discovering U.S. History" spans the complex and varied history of the United States from prehistoric times to the present day. This new chronological set can be read as a whole, providing readers with a comprehensive history, or as standalone volumes, with each title serving as a time capsule of a particular era. Each title brings to life the people and events that have shaped the nation through a clear and entertaining narrative, interesting boxed insets, and lively full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Students will find these books valuable for reports, prime supplements to textbooks, or simply interesting reading.
Introduction: Exploring the West 7 Map: States and Territories 14 1 The New Nation Takes Shape 17 2 The War of 1812 33 3 The Era of Good Feelings 51 4 The Age of Jackson 70 5 A New American Spirit 88 6 The Reach of the American Empire 105 Chronology and Timeline 120 Glossary 125 Bibliography 128 Further Resources 130 Picture Credits 132 Index 133 About the Author and Consultant 136