The Great Republic: A History of America

The Great Republic: A History of America

by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0783886950

ISBN-13: 9780783886954

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Cengage Gale

The Great Republic is Sir Winston Churchill's personal vision of American history, from the arrival of the first European settlers to the dawn of the Cold War, edited by his grandson, the historian and journalist Winston S. Churchill. The book is a retelling of the American story, including some of the best short histories of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War…  See more details below

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The Great Republic is Sir Winston Churchill's personal vision of American history, from the arrival of the first European settlers to the dawn of the Cold War, edited by his grandson, the historian and journalist Winston S. Churchill. The book is a retelling of the American story, including some of the best short histories of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War ever written. The bulk of this book, America's history up to the twentieth century, has until now been found only within Churchill's much longer four-volume A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. The chapters on America from that larger work have been knit together into a whole, and to them Winston S. Churchill has added essays and speeches of his grandfather's, many never before published in book form, to bring the book up to the mid-twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780783886954
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
833

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
Pt. IFrom Colonial Beginnings to World Power1
Ch. 1The Round World3
Ch. 2Rivalry for the New World13
Ch. 3The Mayflower25
Ch. 4The Thirteen Colonies36
Ch. 5The First "World War"43
Ch. 6The Quarrel with Britain55
Ch. 7The War of Independence65
Ch. 8The United States78
Ch. 9The American Constitution89
Ch. 10Washington, Adams and Jefferson100
Ch. 11The War of 1812109
Ch. 12Canada: The Birth of a Nation117
Ch. 13American Epic123
Ch. 14Slavery and Secession136
Ch. 15The Union in Danger146
Ch. 16The Campaign against Richmond160
Ch. 17Lee and McClellan175
Ch. 18Chancellorsville and Gettysburg189
Ch. 19The Victory of the Union209
Ch. 20American "Reconstruction"220
Ch. 21America as a World-Power230
Epilogue 1Old Battlefields of Virginia241
Epilogue 2If Lee had not Won the Battle of Gettysburg246
Pt. IIAmerica in the Twentieth Century257
Ch. 1The Chicago Scandals259
Ch. 2Prohibition270
Ch. 31929: Speculation Fever274
Ch. 4California278
Ch. 5Land of Corn and Lobsters287
Ch. 6Roosevelt from Afar294
Ch. 7Can America Keep Out of War?303
Ch. 8The Union of the English-Speaking Peoples310
Ch. 9Defence of Freedom and Peace319
Ch. 10"Give Us the Tools"323
Ch. 11"Westward, Look, the Land is Bright"325
Ch. 12The Atlantic Charter328
Ch. 13The White House Christmas Tree336
Ch. 14"A Long Hard War"338
Ch. 15"Heavier Work Lies Ahead"345
Ch. 16Anglo-American Unity357
Ch. 17The Death of President Roosevelt364
Ch. 18Tribute to General Eisenhower369
Ch. 19The Atomic Bomb371
Ch. 20The Sinews of Peace375
Ch. 21If I Were an American386
Ch. 22The North Atlantic Treaty391
Ch. 23"We Must Not Lose Hope"397
Ch. 24Honorary United States Citizenship405
Pt. IIIAmerica's English Heritage407
Ch. 1The English Common Law409
Ch. 2Magna Carta417
Ch. 3The Mother of Parliaments423
Acknowledgements433
Index437

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