Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Book 1, Introduction and Chapter 1 An Expanded World, 1760-1776 Abstract
* In the pre-Revolutionary years, many people emigrated from the British mainland to America, with the magnitude of these developments being greater in these years than in the preceding years; this helped transform the basic elements of American life.
* Eighteenth century America was pre-industrial, pre-urban, and pre-humanitarian, but...
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