Handbook to Life in America

Handbook to Life in America

Volume II, The Early National Period and Expansion, 1783 to 1859

Book - 2009
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"In the years leading to the Civil War, the early national period witnessed the new American republic become a robust and rapidly expanding nation. A quickly growing national economy gave rise to a new middle class, while the acquisition of new territories provided opportunities for many Americans to seek their fortunes. As the colonies expanded into a country, writers and artists began to describe a national character in their works. Above all, however, the institution of slavery overshadowed the country's daily and political life, and the battle for abolition began to divide communities."--p.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2009.
ISBN: 9780816071753
Call Number: 973 HANDBOOK
Characteristics: 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- History.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Sports -- United States -- History.
Families -- United States -- History.
Education -- United States -- History.
Technology -- United States -- History.
Amusements -- United States -- History.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
United States -- Medicine -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Religion -- History.
United States -- Transportation -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Civilization.
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Rodney P.


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