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Charles and Mary Beard's History of the USA


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History of the United States, Volume 1

History of the United States, Volume 2

History of the United States, Volume 3

History of the United States, Volume 4

History of the United States, Volume 5

History of the United States, Volume 6

Download the six volumes of the History of the United States by Charles Austin Beard and Mary Ritter Beard. As stated in the preface, this book is for mature students of American history and it does not contain the mini-biographies and dramatic battle descriptions often contained in histories for younger audiences. It examines major trends in economics, politics, religion, and other social institutions that characterized the development of the United States. Volume 1 examines the Colonial period, Volume 2 looks at the American Revolution, Volume 3 covers the U.S. Constitution, and Volume 4 examines the settling of the West and Jacksonian Democracy. This audio book was recorded by the volunteers at LibriVox. Currently Volumes 5-7 are in works and we'll feature those when they are completed. You can download Volumes 1-6 from LibriVox.org on MP3.

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