Don't miss a moment of U.S. history
The United States is undergoing a period of intense political and social change. From the rise of the Tea Party, to social media's effect on American life and politics, this new edition fills in the gaps of this Nation's story.
Award-winning political journalist and history writer Steve Wiegand guides you through the events that shaped our nation, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century. The explorers, the wars, the leaders, and the eras are all fully explored and explained, demonstrating how the past influences the future.
- Explore the deepening divide between the very wealthy and the poor and middle class
- Get to know the deep and bitter divisions between political parties and even geographic regions of the country, including the 2016 election results
- Understand the country's delicate--and precarious--position as the world's preeminent economic, military, and political power.
- Get online access to quizzes that help you master the content for every chapter
U.S. History For Dummies, 4th Edition makes U.S. history accessible for students and lifelong learners alike.
About the Author
Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. Over a 35-year career, he worked as a reporter and columnist at the San Diego Evening Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee. He is the author or coauthor of seven books dealing with various aspects of U.S. and world history.