A History of the United States

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819189158
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/15/1993
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Edward Channing and the Great Work
I The Planting of a Nation in the New World, 1000-1660 1
Preface 3
Chapter I, The Discovery of the New World 5
Chapter IX, The Founding of Maryland 31
Chapter XI, The Coming of the Pilgrims 47
Chapter XIX, The Colonies in 1660 61
II A Century of Colonial History, 1660-1760 77
Chapter I, The Colonial Policy of the Restoration 79
Chapter III, Virginia and New England, 1660-1680 93
Chapter XVI, The March of Education, 1690-1760 109
Chapter XIX, The Expulsion of the French 127
III The American Revolution, 1761-1789 147
Chapter I, The Beginning of an Era, 1760-1763 149
Chapter VIII, The Revolutionary War in the Year 1776 161
Chapter XIII, Economic Adjustment 175
IV Federalists and Republicans, 1789-1815 195
Chapter VIII, The Downfall of Federalism 197
Chapter XX, The Closing Scene 215
V The Period of Transition, 1815-1848 225
Chapter I, The Wonderful Century 227
Chapter V, The Plantation System and Abolitionism 245
Chapter XVII, The Year 1846 271
VI The War for Southern Independence 289
Chapter I, A Divided Country 291
Chapter XIII, The Decision of the Ohio Valley 311
Chapter XX, The Collapse of the Confederacy 323
Notes 337
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