History of the United States - The Original Classic Edition


Charles and Mary Beard are 'name brand' historians. There are precious few historians that make it to that level. This is an excellent textbook. Two general themes of the Beards are: 1) economics is a dominant driver of history. 2) America is a story of expanding rights - more groups of people are securing their rights as time goes on. The book focuses on social issues such as how things were manufactured and societal heirarchy rather than battles, wars and strategies. For example, the Battles of Lexington and Concord (the ...

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