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Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century

Designed to help students better understand the vitally important historical events of 18th century American history, this volume in the acclaimed series presents 10 major events in separate chapters. From the Great Awakening early in the century to Jefferson's Revolution of 1800, each chapter goes beyond the traditional textbook treatment of history by considering the immediate and far-reaching ramifications of each event. Events covered are: The Great Awakening, The Era of Salutary Neglect, The French and Indian War, The Stamp Act, The Boston Tea Party, The Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution, The Constitutional Convention, The XYZ Affair, and The Revolution of 1800.

Each chapter features an introductory essay that presents the facts of the event, followed by an interpretive essay that places the event in a broader context and promotes student analysis. The introductory essay provides factual material in a clear, concise, chronological manner that makes complex history understandable. The interpretive essay, written by a recognized authority in the field and written in a style designed to appeal to a general readership, assesses the event in terms of its political, economic, sociocultural, and international/diplomatic significance. With its emphasis on factual details and interpretive analysis, an illustration, and an annotated bibliography for each event, a glossary of names, events, and terms of the period, a timeline of important events in eighteenth-century history, and a table of the population of the colonies and selected colonial towns, Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century is an ideal addition to the high school, community college, and undergraduate reference shelf, as well as excellent supplementary reading in social studies and American history courses.

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Book

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  • 973 Eve, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1998

ISBN

0313290822


Format: Book
Title: Events that changed America in the eighteenth century / edited by John E. Findling & Frank W. Thackeray.
Publisher Date: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Subject: United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 United States -- History -- 1783-1815
Isbn: 0313290822 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Title: Events that changed America in the eighteenth century / edited by John E. Findling & Frank W. Thackeray.
Publisher, Date: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Description: xi, 209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series: The Greenwood Press "Events that changed America" series
Series: Greenwood Press "Events that changed America" series
Subjects: United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Subjects: United States -- History -- 1783-1815
Other Author: Findling, John E.
Other Author: Thackeray, Frank W.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The great awakening, c. 1730s-1760 / Carl E. Kramer -- The era of salutary neglect, c. 1720s-1750 / Thomas A. Prasch -- The French and Indian War, 1754-1763 / Thomas Clarkin -- The Stamp Act, 1765 / Thomas C. Mackey -- The Boston Tea Party, 1773 / Henry E. Mattox -- The Declaration of Independence, 1776 / Rick Kennedy -- The American revolution, 1775-1783 / Steven E. Siry -- The Constitutional Convention, 1787 / Julia A. Woods -- The XYZ affair, 1798-1800 / Donald A. Rakestraw -- The revolution of 1800 / Peter G. Felten -- Glossary -- Timeline -- Population of colonies and selected colonial towns.
LCCN: 97048573
ISBN: 0313290822 (alk. paper)
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