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2. 1861

2. 1861  

Louis P. Masur

in The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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“1861” describes the events of that year, which began with the appointment of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederacy. Following the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, Lincoln ... More
3. 1862

3. 1862  

Louis P. Masur

in The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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“1862” covers the conscription of Confederate soldiers and the emergence of Robert E. Lee, who assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee won many significant battles against ... More
4. 1863

4. 1863  

Louis P. Masur

in The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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“1863” begins with Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1 . Authorizing the enlistment of black soldiers, the proclamation helped change the Union’s fortunes and ... More
5. 1864

5. 1864  

Louis P. Masur

in The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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“1864” demonstrates that the Union defeats across Virginia in that year came at a politically precarious time for Abraham Lincoln, with rivals angling for the Republication presidential ... More
3. Achievements and challengesThe history the founding fathers made

3. Achievements and challenges: The history the founding fathers made  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0003
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For seven decades, the founding fathers played pivotal roles in creating an American nation and its constitutional system. “Achievements and challenges: The history the founding fathers ... More
8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest

8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0008
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America in the immediate postwar period was a peculiar mix of material abundance and mass-culture distractions. Under the safety net of 1950s America, anti-communist paranoia and disquiet ... More
3. The age of the city, 1860–1900

3. The age of the city, 1860–1900  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0004
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans united in an impulse to commemorate the lives lost and to coordinate that effort with new campaigns for civic beautification. “The age of the ... More
2. Alienation: December 1865–March 1867

2. Alienation: December 1865–March 1867  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780190454821
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10.1093/actrade/9780190454791.003.0003
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The Radical Republicans arrived in Washington for the opening of Congress on December 4, 1865 with two major weapons in their hands: one was the party caucus and the other was the lopsided ... More
1. American culture in red, white, and black

1. American culture in red, white, and black  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0002
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“American culture in red, white, and black” explains how diverse Americans planted the seeds of a new national culture during the colonial period, one that took shape through the ... More
3. Americans in the Depression

3. Americans in the Depression  

Eric Rauchway

in The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365609
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10.1093/actrade/9780195326345.003.0003
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The Great Depression was, in its breadth, severity, and duration, without precedent in the history of the United States. ‘Americans in the Depression’ covers its effects on the people of ... More
6. 1865 and after the war

6. 1865 and after the war  

Louis P. Masur

in The U.S. Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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“1865 and after the war” begins with the Confederacy taking desperate measures to try and reverse its fortunes. In March, Lincoln delivered his second inaugural and in April, Robert E. Lee ... More
3. Arrogance: March 1867– May 1868

3. Arrogance: March 1867– May 1868  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Reconstruction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2020
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For the survivors of the defeated Confederacy, the first issue was simple survival. The war had wrecked the Southern economy with total direct and indirect costs of the war for the South ... More
5. Assimilation and allotment

5. Assimilation and allotment  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

in North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365555
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10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.003.0005
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There were many contradictions in the way that the Native Americans were treated following European invasion, particularly in terms of the antithetical policies of separating Indians on ... More
1. Becoming southern

1. Becoming southern  

Charles Reagan Wilson

in The American South: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2020
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Jan 2021
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9780197554968
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943517.003.0002
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‘Becoming Southern’ discusses how Native Americans became the first southerners. They developed the first regional culture from environmental conditions that would always be a foundation of ... More
1. Beginnings: Pre-history to 1763

1. Beginnings: Pre-history to 1763  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0001
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Human settlement on the American continent began at least 15,000 years ago, when bands of people from present-day Siberia crossed a now-vanished land strip into Alaska. ‘Beginnings: ... More
7. British America

7. British America  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0008
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Initially, the English monarch didn't exercise much power over his colonists entrusting colonization to private interests licensed by royal charters. ‘British America’ looks at the changing ... More
5. Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919

5. Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0006
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‘Calamities: World War I and the flu epidemic, 1917–1919’ explains how progressive reforms fared against a global war and epidemic. Wilson's experience prior to the presidency was in ... More
3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920

3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
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10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0004
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‘The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920’ outlines the pressing issues of American life from the Civil War through to World War I. The activism of women such as Ida Wells-Barnet describes ... More
4. Chesapeake colonies

4. Chesapeake colonies  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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The Spanish and French colonizers ignored the long coast north of Florida and south of Acadia (Nova Scotia) as they regarded the temperate region either too cool for tropical crops or too ... More
2. Commerce in the new nation, 1780–1820

2. Commerce in the new nation, 1780–1820  

Walter A. Friedman

in American Business History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780190622480
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10.1093/actrade/9780190622473.003.0003
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During a period of dramatic population growth and geographical expansion, farming and agriculture were central to the American economy. “Commerce in the new nation, 1780–1820” looks at the ... More

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