In The Beginner's American History, D. H. Montgomery provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. The Beginner's American History offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country. Illustrated, Maps, Full-Page Illustrations. Contents start with Columbus, last chapter is Since the Civil War. Some of the other contents: Captian Sutter, General Sam Houston, General Andrew Jackson, General George Rogers Clark and lots more.