The History of the United States, 2nd Edition
The History of the United States, 2nd Edition by The Great Courses at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past - from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world
Product Description & Reviews
This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past - from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day.
While American history spans not much more than two centuries, it is filled with a wealth of leaders, wars, movements, inventions, and ideas - each of which contributed in its own unique way to America's transformation from 13 disparate colonies on the east coast of North America into a global superpower.
These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.
The lectures chart the five predominant themes that run throughout the chronicle of U.S. history:
The American passion for freedom-including religious, political, and economic freedom.
The pursuit of education, which has been the quintessential way for Americans to invent (and reinvent) themselves.
The unquestioned faith in the value of popular government.
The willingness of Americans to experiment with and adapt to new environments and situations.
The belief that the United States is a "city on the hill," a country the likes of which the world has never seen before.
Placing familiar historical events in the context of these overarching themes will help you see American history less as a series of separate events and more as a mosaic in which everything is interconnected.
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||The Great Courses|
|Publisher:||The Great Courses|
|Studio:||The Great Courses|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Tantor Audio
ean: 9781452601632, isbn: 1452601631,
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, said to be dedicated to Aristotle's son Nicomachus, is widely regarded as one of the most important works in the histo...
By Tantor Audio
ean: 9781452601236, isbn: 1452601232,
As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) ...
By Audible Studios
The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history ''monumental'' and said that the au...
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ean: 9781483035079, isbn: 1483035077,
[ABRIDGED EDITION - Read by Malcolm Hillgartner] From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace comes an abridged version of the groundbr...
By Hippocrene Books
ean: 9780781813723, isbn: 0781813727,
Beginner's Ladino with Online Audio is the ideal guide for anyone who wants to learn the language of the Separdic (Iberian) Jews. Ladino, also known a...
By Peace Hill Press
mpn: 9781933339009, ean: 9781933339009, isbn: 9781933339009,
This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has w...
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Here is the final volume of the highly acclaimed narrative history named one of the best nonfiction books of the century by National Review.
In The ...
The Anti-Federalist Papers [Epic Audio Collection] is an live audio recording of performers reading the book in it's original text. This edition is pa...
By The Teaching Company
ean: 9781565856332, isbn: 1565856333,
It's difficult to imagine a nation with a history more compelling for Americans than Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nat...
Unabridged CDs 14 CDs, 18 hours
The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945.