America: A Narrative History / Edition 8

America: A Narrative History / Edition 8

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by George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
     
 

A history of the United States that places itself squarely within mainstream American understandings of the country's past. The focus is primarily political, but significant impact of the work of social and cultural historians can be detected. The text covers up to the first weeks of the invasion of Iraq by President George W. Bush. Annotation ©2004 Book News,… See more details below

Overview

A history of the United States that places itself squarely within mainstream American understandings of the country's past. The focus is primarily political, but significant impact of the work of social and cultural historians can be detected. The text covers up to the first weeks of the invasion of Iraq by President George W. Bush. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393934069
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was an award-winning historian of the South with a number of major books to his credit, including The Emergence of the New South.

David Emory Shi (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is president emeritus and professor emeritus of history at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of several books focusing on American cultural history, including the award-winning The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture and Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
1The Collision of Cultures5
2England and Its Colonies48
3Colonial Ways of Life106
4The Imperial Perspective163
5From Empire to Independence195
6The American Revolution240
7Shaping a Federal Union283
8The Federalists: Washington and Adams319
9Republicanism: Jefferson and Madison360
10Nationalism and Sectionalism396
11The Jacksonian Impulse432
12The Dynamics of Growth469
13An American Renaissance: Romanticism and Reform512
14Manifest Destiny560
15The Old South: An American Tragedy602
16The Crisis of Union644
17The War of the Union690
18Reconstruction: North and South751
19New Frontiers: South and West796
20The Rise of Big Business838
21The Emergence of Modern America877
22Gilded-Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt926
23The Course of Empire971
24Progressivism: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson1004
25Wilson and the Great War1046
26The Modern Temper1092
27Republican Resurgence and Decline1120
28Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal1155
29From Isolation to Global War1203
30The World at War1235
31The Fair Deal and Containment1287
32Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-19601326
33Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years1357
34New Frontiers: Kennedy and Johnson1395
35Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s1437
36A New Gilded Age1493
37Cultural Politics1536
App. The Declaration of IndependenceA1
App. Articles of ConfederationA5
App. The Constitution of the United StatesA12
App. Presidential ElectionsA30
App. Admission of StatesA38
App. Population of the United StatesA39
App. Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-1990A40
App. Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-1989A42
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries of StateA49
Chronology of Significant EventsA54
Illustration CreditsA65
IndexA73

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