American Experiment: A History of the United States / Edition 1

American Experiment: A History of the United States / Edition 1

by Steven M. Gillon, Cathy D. Matson, Cathy D. Matson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395677513

ISBN-13: 9780395677513

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

Using the framework of the new political history, this text examines the successes and failures of the democratic experiment throughout the American past. The text invigorates the new political history with a more inclusive vision of politics that captures the experience of all Americans.

The text's narrative examines social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic

Overview

Using the framework of the new political history, this text examines the successes and failures of the democratic experiment throughout the American past. The text invigorates the new political history with a more inclusive vision of politics that captures the experience of all Americans.

The text's narrative examines social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history to ensure that all the important events and stories of American history are covered.

  • The end-of chapter Competing Voices feature includes two primary sources, a headnote, and questions.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes tell a story and introduce the key themes of each chapter. The vignettes are followed by an introduction and three to five Focus Questions.
  • A chapter-ending Conclusion revisits and answers the Focus Questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395677513
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1299
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.86(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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