For the 2008 specifications, this book includes coverage from the causes of the American Revolutionary War to the end of the First World War.
With historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts, a study skills section for exam preparation and visuals to support learning available online.
Study and examination skills
1 The United States 1740-1919: A synoptic overview
2 The Struggle for Independence c1740-1783
3 Westward Expansion in the 19th Century
4 The Causes and Course of the Civil War, 1840-1865
5 The Gilded Age' to the First World War, 1865-1919
6 Civil Rights 1865-1919
Derrick Murphy is former Deputy Principal and worked for QCA accrediting the new specifications for 2008. He is a former Chair of the NEAB History Committee and GCE A Level Chief Examiner and currently a councillor for the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. He has written on over forty titles for Collins.