The United States of America 1765-1865

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 13, 2013 - History - 366 pages
First published in 1930, as the second edition of an 1896 original, this history of the United States of America between 1765 and 1865 forms part of the Cambridge Historical Series. Many of the major historical events and contexts of the period are covered, beginning with the status of the colonists in 1765 and moving through to the Civil War. The text was written by Edward Channing (1856-1931), a renowned historian of the United States and winner of the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History. Maps and appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in American history and the writings of Channing.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Colonists 17601765
8
Constitutional Opposition 17601774
42
Revolution
72
The Constitution
107
The New Nation
135
Supremacy of the Jeflersonian Republicans 18011809
160
The Second War of Independence and the Era of Good Feeling
184
Democracy
208
The Extension of Slavery 18491861 135
235
The War for the Union i86r1865 2 58
258
The Virginia Resolves i769
301
The Articles of Confederation 37
315
The Constitution of the United States
318
Bibliographical Note 357
337
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