Explores the history of the United States from early European settlement through the resolution of the Civil War. In America, native and newly arriving peoples, each with distinct ideas, habits, and cultures, formed a new nation that would one day become the most recognized in the world. After examining these primitive beginnings, the 26-part telecourse examines political leadership and economic growth and the hope of shaping a new America that arose after the sorrow of a bitter Civil War.
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