Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the majoy issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired.
This title introduces the major political and social themes of this period of American history in an accessible and progressive way. Issues and events such as slavery, the origins and course of the American Civil War, boom and bust, and foreign policy are given full coverage. Particular topics such as the USA and the Cold War, involvement in Vietnam and race relations are also introduced and analysed. This is an essential text for students studying aspects of American history for AS and A Level.
Alan Farmer and Vivienne Sanders are both very experienced authors of history textbooks, and both have written other titles in the Access to History and Access to History Context series.
1 The causes of the American Civil War 2 The American Civil War and Reconstruction 3 The USA: 1900-41 4 American Foreign Policy, 1914-45 5 Twentieth-Century Race Relations 6 The Cold War (1945-1990) 7 The United States and Vietnam 8 Domestic Politics: 1945-1990