American Passages: A History in the United States, Volume I: to 1877 / Edition 4

American Passages: A History in the United States, Volume I: to 1877 / Edition 4

by Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund
     
 


With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from… See more details below

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With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547166315
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


PASSAGES: PREHISTORY TO 1763. 1. Contact, Conflict, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, to 1590. 2. Colonization of North America, 1590-1675. 3. Crisis and Change, 1675-1720. 4. The Expansion of Colonial British America, 1720-1763. PASSAGES: 1764-1814. 5. Wars for Independence, 1764-1783. 6. Toward a More Perfect Union, 1783-1788. 7. The Federalist Republic, 1789-1799. 8. The New Republic Faces a New Century, 1800-1815. PASSAGES: 1815-1855. 9. Exploded Boundaries, 1815-1828. 10. The Years of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1836. 11. Panic and Boom, 1837-1845. 12. Expansion and Reaction, 1846-1854. PASSAGES: 1855-1877. 13. Broken Bonds, 1855-1861. 14. Descent into War, 1861-1862. 15. Blood and Freedom, 1863-1865. 16. Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877.

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