Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

by John E. Findling, Frank W. Thackeray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313290822

ISBN-13: 9780313290824

Pub. Date: 07/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Designed to help students better understand the vitally important historical events of 18th century American history, this volume in the acclaimed series presents 10 major events in separate chapters. From the Great Awakening early in the century to Jefferson's Revolution of 1800, each chapter goes beyond the traditional textbook treatment of history by considering

Overview

Designed to help students better understand the vitally important historical events of 18th century American history, this volume in the acclaimed series presents 10 major events in separate chapters. From the Great Awakening early in the century to Jefferson's Revolution of 1800, each chapter goes beyond the traditional textbook treatment of history by considering the immediate and far-reaching ramifications of each event. Events covered are: The Great Awakening, The Era of Salutary Neglect, The French and Indian War, The Stamp Act, The Boston Tea Party, The Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution, The Constitutional Convention, The XYZ Affair, and The Revolution of 1800.

Each chapter features an introductory essay that presents the facts of the event, followed by an interpretive essay that places the event in a broader context and promotes student analysis. The introductory essay provides factual material in a clear, concise, chronological manner that makes complex history understandable. The interpretive essay, written by a recognized authority in the field and written in a style designed to appeal to a general readership, assesses the event in terms of its political, economic, sociocultural, and international/diplomatic significance. With its emphasis on factual details and interpretive analysis, an illustration, and an annotated bibliography for each event, a glossary of names, events, and terms of the period, a timeline of important events in eighteenth-century history, and a table of the population of the colonies and selected colonial towns, Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century is an ideal addition to the high school, community college, and undergraduate reference shelf, as well as excellent supplementary reading in social studies and American history courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313290824
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1998
Series:
Greenwood Press "Events That Changed America" Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Great Awakening, c. 1730s-1760

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Carl E. Kramer

The Era of Salutary Neglect, c. 1720s-1750

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Thomas A. Prasch

The French and Indian War, 1754-1763

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Thomas Clarkin

The Stamp Act, 1765

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Thomas C. Mackey

The Boston Tea Party, 1773

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Henry E. Mattox

The Declaration of Independence, 1776

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Rick Kennedy

The American Revolution, 1775-1783

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Steven E. Siry

The Constitutional Convention, 1787

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Julia A. Woods

The XYZ Affair, 1798-1800

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Donald A. Rakestraw

The Revolution of 1800

Introduction

Interpretive Essay by Peter G. Felton

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Timeline

Appendix C: Population of Colonies and Selected Colonial Towns

Index

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