Turning Points - Actual and Alternate Histories: Manifest Destiny and the Expansion of America

Turning Points - Actual and Alternate Histories: Manifest Destiny and the Expansion of America

by Rodney P. Carlisle
     
 

In this unique reference, leading historians describe not only how the expansion of the American nation in the early 19th century was a turning point in U.S. history that led to the Civil War, but also alternative scenarios—what happened and what almost happened.

• Each chapter presents the actual history along with a "what if" scenario of what

Overview

In this unique reference, leading historians describe not only how the expansion of the American nation in the early 19th century was a turning point in U.S. history that led to the Civil War, but also alternative scenarios—what happened and what almost happened.

• Each chapter presents the actual history along with a "what if" scenario of what may have happened had a crucial point turned out differently

• Primary sources include the complete text of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and a chronology details key events during the Era of Expansion

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From the Publisher
"Recommended. Undergraduate reference collections." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851098330
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Series:
Turning Points in History Series: Actual and Alternate Histories
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Rodney P. Carlisle, PhD, is professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and vice president of History Associates Incorporated, Rockville, MD.

J. Geoffrey Golson is president and editor of Golson Books, Ltd., Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

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