Product Description A political, economic, and cultural survey from the earliest exploration of the New World to the present. Review "It is, in my judgement, simply the best."--Frederick V. Mills, Sr., La Grange College About the Author The late Samuel Eliot Morison, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the author of numerous books including The Oxford History of the American People, The Growth of the American Republic, and Admiral of the Ocean, a biography of Columbus. Henry Steele Commager is at Amherst College. William E. Leuchtenburg is at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.