America: A Narrative History / Edition 9

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 81%)
Est. Return Date: 09/09/2014
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 31%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $39.45
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 47%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (109) from $39.45   
  • New (26) from $58.92   
  • Used (83) from $39.45   


A book students love, now more streamlined and accessible.America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Ninth Edition includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393912630
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2012
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 944
  • Sales rank: 63,229
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

George Brown Tindall is recently deceased after spending 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 E. Shi (PhD University of Virginia) is president and professor of history and at Furman University in Greeneville, 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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Maps
1 The Collision of Cultures 5
2 England and Its Colonies 48
3 Colonial Ways of Life 106
4 The Imperial Perspective 163
5 From Empire to Independence 195
6 The American Revolution 240
7 Shaping a Federal Union 283
8 The Federalists: Washington and Adams 319
9 Republicanism: Jefferson and Madison 360
10 Nationalism and Sectionalism 396
11 The Jacksonian Impulse 432
12 The Dynamics of Growth 469
13 An American Renaissance: Romanticism and Reform 512
14 Manifest Destiny 560
15 The Old South: An American Tragedy 602
16 The Crisis of Union 644
17 The War of the Union 690
18 Reconstruction: North and South 751
19 New Frontiers: South and West 796
20 The Rise of Big Business 838
21 The Emergence of Modern America 877
22 Gilded-Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt 926
23 The Course of Empire 971
24 Progressivism: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson 1004
25 Wilson and the Great War 1046
26 The Modern Temper 1092
27 Republican Resurgence and Decline 1120
28 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 1155
29 From Isolation to Global War 1203
30 The World at War 1235
31 The Fair Deal and Containment 1287
32 Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-1960 1326
33 Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years 1357
34 New Frontiers: Kennedy and Johnson 1395
35 Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s 1437
36 A New Gilded Age 1493
37 Cultural Politics 1536
App. The Declaration of Independence A1
App. Articles of Confederation A5
App. The Constitution of the United States A12
App. Presidential Elections A30
App. Admission of States A38
App. Population of the United States A39
App. Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-1990 A40
App. Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-1989 A42
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries of State A49
Chronology of Significant Events A54
Illustration Credits A65
Index A73
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)