In this unique reference, leading historians describe not only how the expansion of the American nation in the early 19th century was a turning point in U.S. history that led to the Civil War, but also alternative scenarios-what happened and what almost happened.
* Each chapter presents the actual history along with a "what if" scenario of what may have happened had a crucial point turned out differently
* Primary sources include the complete text of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and a chronology details key events during the Era of Expansion
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 15 mm
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