A History of the United States

A History of the United States

by Davis D. Joyce
     
 

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The sixth volume, on the Civil War Era, of Harvard historian Edward Channing's 'Great Work,' A History of the United States, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1925. Unfortunately, the series went out of print some years ago. This new volume makes the essence of Channing's history available to a new generation of readers by reprinting highlights from each volume

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The sixth volume, on the Civil War Era, of Harvard historian Edward Channing's 'Great Work,' A History of the United States, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1925. Unfortunately, the series went out of print some years ago. This new volume makes the essence of Channing's history available to a new generation of readers by reprinting highlights from each volume. Davis D. Joyce has written an extensive introduction which places Channing and his work in perspective in American historiography. Contents: I. The Planting of a Nation in the New World, 1000-1660; II. A Century of Colonial History, 1660-1760; III. The American Revolution, 1761-1789; IV. Federalists and Republicans, 1789-1815; V. The Period of Transition, 1815-1848; VI. The War for Southern Independence.

Editorial Reviews

East Central University Journal
Joyce has succeeded in preserving the charm and integrity of Channing's epochal achievement.
— John Ezell, University of Oklahoma
Journal of the Early Republic
Channing's six-volume history of the United States prior to 1865 will almost surely be the last work by a single author to attempt to explain so long an era in such detail.
— John Ezell, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Charles Angeletti
An important book on the history of the United States. Joyce has written an extensive introduction to the new edition which places Channing and his work in perspective in American historical writing.
East Central University Journal - John Ezell
Channing's six-volume history of the United States prior to 1865 will almost surely be the last work by a single author to attempt to explain so long an era in such detail.
Booknews
**** A condensation of Channing's six-volume classic (endorsed by BCL3). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819189158
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
01/15/1993
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.79(d)

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