History of the United States, Vol. III

Charles Austin BEARD (1874 - 1948) and Mary Ritter BEARD (1876 - 1958)

Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement. In 1921, Charles and Mary Beard published their textbook: History of the United States. A contemporaneous review stated: The authors… assume enough maturity in…students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well..The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing. As a textbook or handbook for the average citizen it ranks with very best.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Group: History of the United States

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 VIIA. Formation of the Constitution: Promise and the Difficulties/Constitutional Convention Christie Nowak
Play 02 VIIB. Formation of the Constitution: Framing of the Constitution Katie Gibboney
Play 03 VIIC. Formation of the Constitution:Struggle over Ratification Leon Mire
Play 04 VIIIA. Clash of Political Parties:New Government/ Rise of Political Parties AuroraManson
Play 05 VIIIB. Clash of Political Parties: Foreign Influences and Domestic Politics Christie Nowak
Play 06 IXA. Jeffrsonian Republicans: Principles and Policies/The Great West Robert Scott
Play 07 IXB. Jeffersonian Republicans: Republican War for Commercial Independence Robert Scott
Play 08 IXC. Jeffersonian Republicans: Republicans Nationalized Robert Scott
Play 09 IXD. Jeffersonian Republicans:Chief Justice Marshall/Summary ML Cohen