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Chapter 1: Beginnings: Prehistory to 1763 Chapter 2: 1763-1789: Revolution, constitution, a new nation Chapter 3: 1789-1850: The promise and perils of nationhood Chapter 4: 1850-1865: Slavery and civil war Chapter 5: 1866-1899: Industrialization and its consequences Chapter 6: 1900-1920: Reform and war Chapter 7: 1920-1945: From conflict to global power Chapter 8: 1945-1968: Affluence and social unrest Chapter 9: To the present

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Paul S. Boyer was Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A leading authority on American history, his writings span the social origins of the Salem witchcraft outbreak to the cultural impact of the atomic bomb and the political implications of Bible prophecy belief in contemporary America. A history textbook author and editor of reference works, including The Oxford Companion to United States History, he published in many general-interest periodicals. He also appeared on PBS, BBC, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel, and lectured at some 100 colleges and universities in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Switzerland.


"Paul Boyer, a scholar's scholar and a teacher's teacher, has here encompassed the entirety of American history in an account that testifies on every page to his lifetime of deep and thoughtful learning, and to his remarkable powers of synthesis, concision, balance, and trenchantly lucid writing."--David M. Kennedy, author of Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945

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