Dummies.com
  • Print
  • Share
U.S. History For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470436395) cover image

U.S. History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-43639-4
Paperback
408 pages
June 2009
US $19.99 Add to Cart

This price is valid for United States. Change location to view local pricing and availability.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting There, Getting Settled, and Getting Free 7

Chapter 1: America: A Short Biography 9

Chapter 2: Native Americans and Explorers: 12,000 BC(?)–1607 23

Chapter 3: Pilgrims’ Progress: The English Colonies, 1607–1700 43

Chapter 4: You Say You Want a Revolution : 1700–1775 57

Chapter 5: Yankee Doodlin’: 1775–1783 77

Chapter 6: Blueprints and Birth Pains: 1783–1800 91

Part II: Growing Pains 103

Chapter 7: “Long Tom” and One Weird War: 1800–1815 105

Chapter 8: Pulling Together to Keep from Falling Apart: 1815–1844 123

Chapter 9: War, Gold, and a Gathering Storm: 1845–1860 145

Chapter 10: A Most Uncivil War: 1861–1865 159

Chapter 11: Putting the Country Back Together: 1865–1876 175

Part III: Coming of Age 189

Chapter 12: Growing Up: 1876–1898 191

Chapter 13: Growing into the 20th Century: 1899–1918 209

Chapter 14: Gin, Jazz, and Lucky Lindy: 1919–1929 225

Chapter 15: Uncle Sam’s Depressed: 1930–1940 241

Chapter 16: The World at War: 1941–1945 257

Part IV: America in Adulthood 275

Chapter 17: TV, Elvis, and Reds under the Bed: 1946–1960 277

Chapter 18: Camelot to Watergate: 1961–1974 293

Chapter 19: Hold the Malaise, or, Ayatollah So: 1975–1992 309

Chapter 20: No Sex, Please, I’m the President: 1993–1999 323

Chapter 21: “It’s A Small World, After All”: Entering the 21st Century 337

Part V: The Part of Tens 357

Chapter 22: Ten American Inventions that Changed Life as We Know It 359

Chapter 23: Ten Events that Defi ned American Culture 363

Chapter 24: Ten Events in US History They Keep Making into Movies 367

Part VI: Appendixes 371

Appendix A: The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1–10 of the Constitution 373

Appendix B: The Declaration of Independence 375

Index 379

  • Print
  • Share