HISTORY OF USA

I. Introduction:-

 From ancient times to 1492

 Advent of the Europeans to British supremacy (1492-1606)

II. USA as a British Colony (1606-1783).

III. USA as an Independent Country (1783 – 1819)

IV. Expansion of USA: From 13 to 50 States (1820 – 1949)

V. Constitution of the USA: Salient Features

VI. Civil War between the North and the East (1850 – 1869)

VII. Industrialization and its emergence as one of the world powers (1870 -1916)

VIII. USA’s role in the Two World Wars (1914 – 1918 & 1939 – 1945)

IX. Post 1945 world scenario and emergence of USA and USSR as the Two World Powers.

X. American Role in patronizing UNO and International Organizations 1945 – 2012

XI. American Role in Cold War and its emergence as the Sole Super Power (1945 -1990).

XII. International Concerns of USA: An Overview.

XIII. The War on Terror: The Role of Pakistan and USA (2001 – 2012)

XIV. Global perceptions of the USA.

XV. Progressive Era: Reforms of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson,

XVI. The Great Depression and the New Deal

XVII. Civil Rights Movement

XVIII. United States’ role in International Conflicts

XIX. US Presidential Election

XX. The US Congress: Role and Functions

XXI. Separation of Powers: Check and Balances

SUGGESTED READINGS

S.No. Title Author
1. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bailyn. Bernard, 1992
2. A Pocket History of the United States Commager, H. and
Nevins, Allan, 1967
3. Painless American History, Curt Lader, 2009
4. The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History E.Woods, Thomas Jr.,
2004
5. The Civil War: A Narrative Foote, Shelby, 1986
6. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who
Made it.
Hofstadter. Richard
, 1948
7. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Mearsheimer, John, 2001
8. Enlightenment Revolution and the Birth of Modern
Nation
Nelson, Craig, Thomas
Paine, 2006
9. The USA: 1917 – 1980 Smith, Nigel, 2006
10. American Colonies: The Selling of North America Taylor, Alan, 2002
11. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the
Negro 1550 – 1812
Winthrop D. Jordan,
12. The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents. William. A. De Gregorio,
2005
13. A people’s History of the United States: 1492 to
Present.
Zinn, Howard, 1980
14. US-South Asian Relations 1784 – 1940: A History
Perspective,
Iftikhar. H. Malik, ed., 2006.