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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.
"CliffsQuickReview U.S. History I" provides you with an overview of United States history from before the colonial period through the end of Reconstruction. You can use this in-depth reference as a supplement to your textbook and classroom lectures, or you can use it as an at-a-glance reference. As you work your way through this review, you'll be ready to tackle such concepts asExploring the "New World": Knowing the first inhabitants of the Western HemisphereExploration and early colonization: From Christopher Columbus's voyage to the early English settlementsColonial settlements of the 17th and 18th centuries: From Plymouth to the 13 original coloniesThe American Revolution: From early discontent to the War for Independence and the drafting of the U.S. ConstitutionThe development of a new nation: The early presidents, the institution of slavery, and the Civil WarThe Reconstruction: The freedom for slaves and the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
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About the Author Professor Ellen A. Benowitz has been employed at Mercer County Community College since 1972. In addition to providing instruction in the areas of accounting, business organization, business communications and management, she has also served in several administrative positions. Professor Benowitz is also the New Jersey State Chairman for Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda and serves as member of the national board of directors.
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The best "summary" or "student aid" type of history book Aug 13, 2008
This book actually accomplishes what those books with titles such as "History for Dummies" or the "The Idiots' Guide to History" try to do.
It is a short, concise history of the U.S. to 1877. The authors have doctorates and the writing is up to date on scholarship. They keep it short by leaving out the adjectives. Instead of "the blinding sun glistened off the helmets of the conquistadores" they write something like "the Spanish explored the Southwest."
It is designed for college students who don't want to read the monster U.S. history book their college teachers have assigned. It is thus lacking some of the features that you might otherwise expect: there is no index, no chapter numbers, no maps, no pictures.
Unlike the other books I mentioned above, there is no attempt to be cute. It is written in short, clear, easy to understand sentences.