America: A Concise History, Volume One: To 1877 / Edition 5

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Overview

With fresh interpretations from two new authors, wholly reconceived themes, and a wealth of cutting-edge scholarship, the Fifth Edition of America: A Concise History is designed to work perfectly with the way you teach the survey today. Building on the book’s hallmark strengths—balance, explanatory power, and a brief-yet-comprehensive narrative—as well as its outstanding full-color visuals and built-in primary sources, authors James Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert Self have shaped America into the ideal brief book for the modern survey course, at a value that can’t be beat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312643287
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 142,020
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

REBECCA EDWARDS is a Professor of History at Vassar College. Her research interests focus on the post-Civil War era and include electoral politics, environmental history, and the history of women and gender roles. She is the author of Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era and New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905. She is currently working on a biography of women's rights advocate and People's Party orator Mary E. Lease.
 
ROBERT O. SELF is an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. His research focuses on urban history, the history of race and American political culture, post-1945 U.S. society and culture, and gender and sexuality in American politics. His first book, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland, won four professional prizes, including the James A. Rawley prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). He is currently at work on a book about gender, sexuality, and political culture in the United States from 1964 to 2004.
 
JAMES A. HENRETTA is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park. His publications include The Evolution of American Society, 1700–1815: An Interdisciplinary Analysis; “Salutary Neglect”: Colonial Administration under the Duke of Newcastle; Evolution and Revolution: American Society, 1600–1820; The Origins of American Capitalism; and an edited volume, Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750–1850. His most recent publication is a long article, “Charles Evans Hughes and the Strange Death of Liberal America,” (Law and History Review, 2006), derived from his ongoing research on The Liberal State in America: New York, 1820–1975.

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Table of Contents

Part One

THE CREATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETY, 1450–1763

1 THE EMERGENCE OF AN "ATLANTIC WORLD": EUROPE, AFRICA, AND AMERICA, 1450–1620

2 THE INVASION AND SETTLEMENT OF NORTH AMERICA, 1550–1700

3 CREATING A BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA, 1660–1750

4 GROWTH AND CRISIS IN COLONIAL SOCIETY, 1720–1765

Part Two

THE NEW REPUBLIC, 1763–1820

5 TOWARD INDEPENDENCE: YEARS OF DECISION, 1763–1776

6 MAKING WAR AND REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENTS, 1776–1789

7 POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE NEW REPUBLIC, 1787–1820

8 CREATING A REPUBLICAN CULTURE, 1790–1820

Part Three

ECONOMIC REVOLUTION AND SECTIONAL STRIFE, 1820–1877

9 ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION, 1820–1860

10 A DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION, 1820–1844

11 RELIGION AND REFORM, 1820–1860

12 THE SOUTH EXPANDS: SLAVERY AND SOCIETY, 1800–1860

13 THE CRISIS OF THE UNION, 1844–1860

14 TWO SOCIETIES AT WAR, 1861–1865

15 RECONSTRUCTION, 1865–1877

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