This highly respected book,noted for its impeccable scholarship and clear,elegant writing,continues its tradition of balanced coverage - political,diplomatic,social and economic,legal,and cultural. "Where Historians Disagree" essays and environmental history essays (by William Cronon) pique students' interest. Alan Brinkley has streamlined the narrative for this edition and updated the scholarship throughout the book. Special emphasis is given to three prominent areas of new scholarship: the West,Asian American,and Women's history.
In addition to being a best selling textbook 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 are John F. Kennedy: The American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961-1963 and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century both published recently. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard and 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.
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 REFORMChapter 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 EMPIREChapter Twenty: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA Chapter Twenty-One: AMERICA AND THE GREAT WARChapter Twenty-Two: THE NEW ERAChapter Twenty-Three: THE GREAT DEPRESSIONChapter Twenty-Four: THE NEW DEAL Chapter Twenty-Five: THE GLOBAL CRISISChapter Twenty-Six: AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR Chapter Twenty-Seven: THE COLD WARChapter 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