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Early National America 1790-1850
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Tim McNeese; Consulting Editor: Richard Jensen
  • From the Series: Discovering U.S. History
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604133511
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-351-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 136

Summary

When George Washington took the reins of the presidency in 1789, the United States was little more than a youthful republic largely populated by farmers who could not imagine their country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But within three generations, the nation stretched across the continent, reliant on steam power and machines to connect its people. The idea of democracy had been redefined, and cities had sprung up across the landscape, planted in the wake of tens of thousands of Americans moving west. The United States experienced two large-scale wars and a scattering of Indian conflicts; the country had witnessed the births and deaths of several political parties, but had emerged stronger and more nationalistic than ever. Reformers had retooled the nation's spiritual energies, and those who followed the lure of rich land in Oregon or golden riches in California had carried the American flag all the way to the western ocean. Early National America: 1790-1850 explains how the first formative years of the country's existence shaped the nation we know today.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Boxed insets. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska. He earned degrees from York College, Harding University, and Missouri State University. McNeese has published more than 100 books and educational materials. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Contemporary Authors and multiple citations in Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon. He was a faculty member at the 2006 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writers Conference in Albuquerque.

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"...informative...[a] Solid additional choice for report writers."


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