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Short history of the United States / Robert V. Remini.

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  • ISBN: 9780061710148 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061710148 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 17 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2008.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Oliver Wyman.
Summary, etc.:
Offering an abbreviated, accessible, and lively narrative history of the United States, this erudite volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions. Robert V. Remini explores the arrival and migration of Native Americans; the discovery of the New World by Europeans and the establishment of colonies; the causes of the American Revolution; the founding of a republic under the Constitution; the struggle over slavery, which led to the Civil War; Reconstruction and the rise of big business; the emergence of the United States as a world power; the descent into the Great Depression; the global conflicts of the twentieth century; and the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad. In addition, Remini explains the reasons for the nation's unique and enduring strengths, its artistic and cultural accomplishments, its genius in developing new products to sell to the world, and its abiding commitment to individual freedoms.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: United States > History.

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