America, Past and Present / Edition 7

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With its careful balance of the social and political dimensions of our history, America Past and Present presents the experiences of both the ordinary men and women and the extraordinary historical figures who have contributed so much to our American past. A lively narrative, clear organization, attractive maps and illustrations, and exceptional pedagogy will help you better understand that past, and help you appreciate the role of the past in shaping your present - and your future.
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New edition of a text that combines political, social, economic, and cultural history in a narrative about America's history, illuminating not only national development but also human choice and action. Divine (U. of Texas), T.H. Breen (Northwestern U.), George M. Fredrickson (Stanford U.) and R. Hal Williams (Southern Methodist U.) have included nine new essays that explore issues of diversity as well as landmark court cases and their significance; expanded coverage of Native American societies before contact with Europeans; and current considerations of the last two decades. Contains many color and b&w illustrations, and a comparative chronology insert. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205539727
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Books a la Carte Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Charts, Tables, and Figures
About the Authors
Ch. 1 New World Encounters 2
Ch. 2 Competing Visions: English Colonization in the Seventeenth Century 32
Ch. 3 Putting Down Roots: Families in an Atlantic Empire 64
Ch. 4 Britain's Commercial Empire: Eighteenth-Century America 96
Ch. 5 The American Revolution: From Gentry Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783 130
Ch. 6 The Republican Experiment 164
Ch. 7 Democracy in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800 202
Ch. 8 Jeffersonian Ascendancy: Theory and Practice of Government 230
Ch. 9 Nationalism and Nation Building 260
Ch. 10 The Triumph of White Men's Democracy 290
Ch. 11 The Pursuit of Perfection 320
Ch. 12 An Age of Expansionism 348
Ch. 13 Masters and Slaves 380
Ch. 14 The Sectional Crisis 410
Ch. 15 Secession and the Civil War 440
Ch. 16 The Agony of Reconstruction 480
Ch. 17 The West: Exploiting an Empire 514
Ch. 18 The Industrial Society 548
Ch. 19 Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900 580
Ch. 20 Political Realignments in the 1890s 612
Ch. 21 Toward Empire 642
Ch. 22 The Progressive Era 670
Ch. 23 From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism 702
Ch. 24 The Nation at War 742
Ch. 25 Transition to Modern America 776
Ch. 26 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 804
Ch. 27 America and the World, 1921-1945 834
Ch. 28 The Onset of the Cold War 868
Ch. 29 Affluence and Anxiety 904
Ch. 30 The Turbulent Sixties 928
Ch. 31 A Crisis in Confidence, 1969-1980 972
Ch. 32 The Reagan-Bush Era 1000
Ch. 33 America in Flux, 1970-1997 1040
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