The American Past: A Survey of American History / Edition 10

The American Past: A Survey of American History / Edition 10

by Joseph R. Conlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1133946534

ISBN-13: 9781133946533

Pub. Date: 01/03/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the

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America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133946533
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
1,025,449
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas About 15,000 B.C. to A.D. 1550. 2. England at Home, England Overseas: The Roanoke and Jamestown Colonies 1530-1607. 3. Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1608-1732. 4. Old World Intentions, New World Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s. 5. Outsiders: Colonial Indians and Africans. 6. Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763. 7. Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763-1770. 8. From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770-1776. 9. The War for Independence: The Rebels Defeated, The Rebels Victorious 1776-1781. 10. Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781-1789. 11. We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800. 12. The Age of Thomas Jefferson: Expanding the Nation 1800-1815. 13. Nationalist Stirrings: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824. 14. Machines, Cotton, Land: The American Economy and Society 1790-1824. 15. The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824-1830. 16. In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830-1842. 17. Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850. 18. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the South. 19. From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820-1848. 20. Apples of Discord: Lands, Slaves, Immigrants 1844-1856. 21. The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854-1861. 22. Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862. 23. Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865. 24. Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877. 25. Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892. 26. Technology, Industry, and Business: Economic Change in the Late Nineteenth Century. 27. Living with Leviathan: Coping with Big Business and Great Wealth. 28. We Who Built America: Working People 1860-1900. 29. Big Cities: Urban America 1865-1917. 30. The Last Frontier: Winning and Losing the West 1865-1900. 31. The Nation's Bone and Sinew: Agriculture and Agrarians 1865-1896. 32. A Pivotal Decade: McKinley, Segregation, and Empire 1890-1901. 33. Teddy Roosevelt's Americans: The Middle Class Comes of Age 1890-1917. 34. A Wave of Reform: The Progressives 1890-1916. 35. Imperialism and Domestic Politics: A Progressive Democratic President 1901-1916. 36. Over There: The United States and World War I 1914-1918. 37. Over Here: The Home Front 1917-1920. 38. A Troubled Nation: Postwar America 1919-1923. 39. The New Era: When Business Ran the Country 1923-1929. 40. Hard Times: The Great Depression 1930-1933. 41. Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938. 42. Going to War Again: America and the World 1933-1942. 43. Finest Hours: The U.S. in the Second World War 1942-1945. 44. "The Bomb" and the Cold War: The Truman Presidency, 1945-1953. 45. "Happy Days": The Popular Culture of the Fifties 1947-1963. 46. Political Strategies: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Presidencies 1953-1963. 47. Race and Rights: The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 1953-1968. 48. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society: A War Destroys a Reformer 1961-1968. 49. Presidents on the Griddle: Nixon, Ford, and Carter 1968-1980. 50. Morning in America: The Age of Ronald Reagan 1980-1992. 51. Millennium Years: Emigrants, Immigrants, Religion, Cults, Politics 1960-2012. 52. Only Yesterday: Politics and the Economy 1993-2012.

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