Now in its Sixth Edition, this text continues to offer a colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that make up our nation's past. Accessible and lively, Conlin includes a comprehensive treatment of political, economic, social, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military history. Consistent scholarship and a unique organization make this book comprehensive and manageable, while new chronologies offer students quick reference and easy review of the major events and movements covered in each chapter.
1. When Worlds Collide: America and Europe Before 10,000 b.c.-a.d. 1550. 2. England In America: The Struggle to Plant a Colony 1550-1624. 3. Puritans And Proprietors: Colonial America 1620-1732. 4. Colonial Society: English Legacies, American Facts of Life. 5. Other Americans: The Indians, French, and Africans of Colonial North America. 6. British America: The Colonies at the Equinox. 7. Years Of Tumult: The Quarrel with Great Britain 1763-1770. 8. Riot To Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770-1776. 9. War For Independence: Winning the Revolution 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 Jefferson: Expansion and Frustration 1800-1815. 13. Beyond The Appalachian Ridge: The West in the Early Nineteenth Century. 14. Nation Awakening: Political, Diplomatic, and Economic Developments 1815-1824. 15. Hero Of The People: The Age of Andrew Jackson 1824-1830. 16. In The Shadow Of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830-1842. 17. Sects, Utopias, Visionaries, Reformers: Popular Culture in Antebellum America. 18. A Different Country: The South. 19. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery as It Was Perceived and as It Was. 20. From Sea To Shining Sea: American Expansion 1820-1848. 21. Apples Of Discord: The Poisoned Fruits of Victory 1844-1854. 22. The Collapse Of The Old Union: The Road to Secession 1854-1861. 23. Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War 1861-1862. 24. Driving Old Dixie Down: General Grant¦s War of Attrition 1863-1865. 25. Reconstruction: Rebuilding the Shattered Union:1863-1877