Beginning with America's struggle to rebuild after a harrowing Civil War to a burst of growth, both physical and industrial, that led to it becoming a world superpower, this visually engaging and informative book gives the reader everything one needs to know about American History from the Reconstruction to the end of the 20th Century. From 1880, AMERICAN HISTORY 101 follows the transformation of the United States from a relatively small, remote, and isolated outpost to the richest, most powerful, and most influential nation in the world. It also covers a period that produced some of the world's most unforgettable characters-and some of America's proudest (and not so proud) moments. AMERICAN HISTORY 101 is crammed with special features, including lists of who's who, biographical and little-known facts, and a host of photo's, cartoons, and vintage illustrations. As the author, Richard Rubin says about AMERICAN HISTORY 101, "What happens to you today has a great deal to do with what happened to other people a century ago; what you do tomorrow is influenced, whether you know it or not, by what other people did yesterday. In learning about our history, we invariably learn a lot about ourselves too."Rubin, Richard E. is the author of 'American History 101 From the Civil War to the End of the 20th Century' with ISBN 9780743458184 and ISBN 0743458184.