American History: A Survey / Edition 13

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Overview

Highly respected for its impeccable scholarship and elegant writing style, Alan Brinkley's American History provides students and instructors with a broad, comprehensive approach to the American past. It offers not only a scrupulous account of American political and diplomatic history, but also a deep exploration of the many other fields that are central to a critical understanding of the nation's past: social, cultural, economic, and urban history, including the histories of the South and the West, the environment, science and technology, race, ethnicity, gender, and the global context of the American experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385495
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/26/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN BRINKLEY is the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former Provost at Columbia University. He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. His most recent books -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century will be published in 2010. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard. He taught previously at MIT, Harvard, and the City University Graduate School before joining the Columbia faculty In 1991. In 1998-1999, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. He won the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award at Harvard in 1987 and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center and Oxford University Press, and chairman of the board of trustees of the Century Foundation.

He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the University of Torino (Italy). He was the 1998-1999 Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: THE COLLISION OF CULTURES

Chapter Two: TRANSPLANTATIONS AND BORDERLANDS

Chapter Three: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA

Chapter Four: THE EMPIRE IN TRANSITION

Chapter Five: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Chapter Six: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC

Chapter Seven: THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA

Chapter Eight: VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM

Chapter Nine: JACKSONIAN AMERICA

Chapter Ten: AMERICA'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

Chapter Eleven: COTTON, SLAVERY, AND THE OLD SOUTH

Chapter Twelve: ANTEBELLUM CULTURE AND REFORM

Chapter Thirteen: THE IMPENDING CRISIS

Chapter Fourteen: THE CIVIL WAR

Chapter Fifteen: RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH

Chapter Sixteen: THE CONQUEST OF THE FAR WEST

Chapter Seventeen: INDUSTRIAL SUPREMACY

Chapter Eighteen: THE AGE OF THE CITY

Chapter Nineteen: FROM CRISIS TO EMPIRE

Chapter Twenty: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA

Chapter Twenty-One: AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR

Chapter Twenty-Two: THE NEW ERA

Chapter Twenty-Three: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Chapter Twenty-Four: THE NEW DEAL

Chapter Twenty-Five: THE GLOBAL CRISIS

Chapter Twenty-Six: AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR

Chapter Twenty-Seven: THE COLD WAR

Chapter Twenty-Eight: THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY

Chapter Twenty-Nine: CIVIL RIGHTS, VIETNAM, AND THE ORDEAL OF LIBERALISM

Chapter Thirty: THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY

Chapter Thirty-One: FROM "THE AGE OF LIMITS" TO THE AGE OF REAGAN

Chapter Thirty-Two: THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    If you love history, you will love this book

    I had this text book for my APUS class in high school, and I still find myself quoting some obscure fact from Brinkley. Alan Brinkley is a master at presenting a detail, vibrant, and balanced picture of American History. The professor covers every corner of American history from the forgotten battle for New York City to Bierstadt, to Teddy's Bull Moose to Silent Spring. It spans from pre-"discovery" to 911.
    Brinkley is a safe bet for a great read and a 5 on the AP. Every American should read this book.

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