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History of the United States Volume 3 – Full AudioBook

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Volume 3: Foundations of the Union and National Politics by Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948) and Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books 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. – Subscribe to Greatest Audio Books:…

51O3ln9pXyL._SX260_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_History of the United States Paperback – January 8, 2013 by Charles Austin Beard 

History of the United States is a work by Charles Austin Beard now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic.

The United States of America is located in the middle of the North American continent, with Canada to the north and the United Mexican States to the south. The United States ranges from the Atlantic Ocean on the nation’s east coast to the Pacific Ocean bordering the west, and also includes the state of Hawaii, a series of islands located in the Pacific Ocean, the state of Alaska located in the northwestern part of the continent above the Yukon, and numerous other holdings and territories.

The first known inhabitants of the area now known as the United States are believed to have arrived over a period of several thousand years beginning approximately 20,000 years ago by crossing the Bering land bridge into Alaska. The first solid evidence of these cultures settling in what would become the US begins as early as 15,000 years ago with the Clovis culture.

Relatively little is known of these early settlers compared to the Europeans who colonized the area after the first voyage of navigator Christopher Columbus in 1492 for Spain. Columbus’ men were also the first documented Old Worlders to land in the territory of the United States when they arrived in Puerto Rico during their second voyage in 1493. The first European known to set foot in the continental U.S. was Juan Ponce de Leon, who arrived in Florida in 1513, though there is some evidence suggesting that he may have been preceded by John Cabot in 1497. (Quote from

About the Author: Charles Austin Beard (1874 – 1948) & Mary Ritter Beard (1876 – 1958)

Charles Austin Beard (November 27, 1874 – September 1, 1948) is widely regarded, along with Frederick Jackson Turner, as one of the two most influential American historians of the early 20th century.

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