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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.

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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: 38,960
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (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.

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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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    America: A Narrative History is a well written book that is exce

    America: A Narrative History is a well written book that is exceptionally easy to follow. The writers display a high level of knowledge as befits their high ranking status at Chaple Hill and Furman University. However, the book has a fatal flaw: It's political. The authors often paint a very positive images of progressive and left-wing groups, while demonizing right wing entities. Chapter 23 is perhaps the worst, claiming that Imperial nations dispatched Christan missionaries to destroy the native culture of colonial targets. It also heavily charged America with Imperialism and Empire, and gave me the distinct impression the authors did not know what either was, and was quite reminiscent of anti-Americanism of contemporary times.

    The book is also rarely sourced, often making claims that are clearly the opinion of the author and attempting to pass it on as fact.

    I found the book so offensive at times that I declined to read many sections and wrote a formal complaint to my college (Columbus State) detailing its many biases. When I need to question every other line in the book- it's not a good sign. When I can ascertain the ideology of the authors- it's not a good sign. When sections make me enter a verbal rant in disgust over what was written and how it was portrayed- it's not a good sign. Yet the fact this is required reading for history classes is unacceptable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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