History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877
by Catherine Locks, et al.
Publisher: UNG Press Books 2013
Number of pages: 864
This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history. This book provides a strong emphasis on critical thinking about US History by providing several key features in each chapter.
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