The American Experiment: A History of the United States / Edition 3

The American Experiment: A History of the United States / Edition 3

by Steven M. Gillon, Cathy D. Matson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0840029527

ISBN-13: 9780840029522

Pub. Date: 01/02/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT, Third Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text.

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT, Third Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Approaching the American history survey course in an innovative way, this text features a more expansive definition of political history that includes all forms of politics, not just electoral politics, while simultaneously incorporating cultural history. With the specific aim of expanding history beyond elite actors, THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT emphasizes everyday work, family life, customs, and objects of cultural history to address its four themes: the role of government, American identity, the broad concept of "culture," and America and the world. The Third Edition features an enhanced thematic approach that helps readers understand America's development as an experiment in politics, culture, and identity, within a global context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840029522
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1072
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Out of Old Worlds, New Worlds. 2. The First Experiments, 1540-1680. 3. Imperial Connections, 1660-1748. 4. Colonial Maturation and Conflict, 1680-1754. 5. Forging the American Experiment, 1754-1775. 6. Winning Independence, 1775-1783. 7. The Federal Experiment, 1783-1800. 8. Striving for Nationhood, 1800-1824. 9. An Emerging Capitalist Nation, 1790-1820. 10. Transforming the Political Culture, 1820-1840. 11. Industry and Reform in the North, 1820-1850. 12. Living with Slavery, North and South, 1820-1850. 13. The Westward Experiment, 1820-1850. 14. The Sectional Challenge, 1848-1860. 15. Transforming the Experiment: The Civil War, 1861-1865. 16. Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1900. 17. The Western Frontier, 1862-1900. 18. The Industrial Experiment, 1865-1900. 19. The New Urban Nation, 1865-1910. 20. State and Society, 1877-1900. 21. The Progressive Era, 1889-1916. 22. The Experiment in American Empire, 1865-1917. 23. Making the World Safe for Democracy: America and World War I, 1914-1920. 24. The New Era, 1920-1928. 25. "Fear Itself": Crash, Depression, and the New Deal, 1929-1938. 26. War and Society, 1933-1945. 27. The Cold War, 1945-1952. 28. The Consumer Society, 1945-1960. 29. Consensus and Confrontation, 1960-1968. 30. The Politics of Polarization, 1969-1979. 31. The Reagan Experiment, 1979-1988. 32. America After the Cold War, 1988-2000. Epilogue: The Challenges of the New Century.

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