America: A Narrative History / Edition 8

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Overview

Over three editions, with more than 1,200 adoptions at colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, America: A Narrative History has provided countless students with their introduction to American history. Students and instructors alike have been drawn to the narrative - full of vivid characters and events, it unfolds like a story; the format - compact, handy, elegant; the price - affordable, it makes America the best buy for the course. The Fourth Edition is thoroughly revised, with new discussions throughout the book on the theme of frontiers in American history. Focusing on the perimeters of rapid change that have risen and receded at various times in American history, these discussions expand the book's coverage of social history in the context of the broader narrative. The Fourth Edition also provides students additional guidance with part openers that survey the major themes and events of a series of chapters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393934083
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Edition description: Brief Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1140
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (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
Preface
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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    A very detailed book ruined by an extreme level of partisan comm

    A very detailed book ruined by an extreme level of partisan commentary. The author's seek to tell you what to think of certain matters and not only paint certain subjects in tones more preferably to their political or philosophical bias, but also see fit to offer opinion decisions and present them as objective truths. Foner's "Give Me Liberty" whilst not as detailed is more fun, concentrates on the facts and tries not to colour events with a lens of extreme prejudice. Go for that instead.

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