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Author: Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier Narrator: Jim Manchester Publisher: AudioBookShelf Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Drama of American History Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781482983067
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Building a New Nation chronicles the development of the new government following the signing of the Constitution. It explores the political views of the young nation’s leaders as they struggled to form a strong nation, despite the foreign and domestic dilemmas that they faced. The authors describe the beginnings of the two-party system, the administrations of the first three presidents, and key decisions by each branch of the government that shaped the future of the country. 

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  • “As with all of the books in this series, the Colliers have done a masterful job of recounting some of the most important times in our country’s history. This book begins after the Constitution has been written and the United States has begun its quest for freedom. It chronicles the omissions within that document and how, through both cooperation and strife, these holes were somewhat mended. It was this strife that helped convince George Washington that he should only serve two terms. He preferred spending time on his farm to time with the warring Republicans and Federalists. Excellent period artistry and straightforward text allow the reader to understand the importance of this period. Instructors will easily integrate this book into the curriculum at the intermediate and older levels, thus making history come to life for these students. Part of the ‘The Drama of American History’ series.”

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  • “The Colliers have done a masterful job of recounting some of the most important times in our country’s history…Excellent period artistry and straightforward text allow the reader to understand the importance of this period…making history come to life.”

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About the Author

Christopher Collier is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. His field is early American history, especially the history of Connecticut and the American Revolution.

About the Narrator

Jim Manchester is a retired English and theater teacher in Rhode Island. He has directed and acted in many theatrical productions over the years and has done voice-over work in the Providence area. Jim resides in the lovely seaport town of Bristol, Rhode Island.