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A brief history of America

Black, Jeremy, 1955-2024
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The next in this series of admirably concise yet nevertheless comprehensive titles looks at the history of all Americans as well as America; its environmental history and its linkage to economic history; the political shaping of America; and America in the world, from being a colony to post-Cold War America. Black examines the environmental history of America and its linkage to economic history, crucially, the clearing of forests; the spread of agriculture; mineral, coal and iron extraction; industrialisation; urbanisation; and current and growing climate-crisis concerns. He explores the political shaping of America: indigenous American polities; free European and unfree African settlements; the creation of an American State, and its successes and failures from 1783 to 1861; Civil War; democratisation; the rise of the federal government from the 1930s; the Civil Rights movement from the 1950s onwards, and tensions in more recent governance.
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London : Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2024.©2024
Collation:
xi, 292 pages ; 20 cm.
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Includes index.
ISBN:
9781472147387 (pbk)9781472147387
Dewey class:
973
Language:
English
BRN:
559122
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History973 BLAAvailable
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