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The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society Concise Sixth Edition, Combined Volume
Nash, Jeffrey, Howe, Frederick, Davis, Mires, Pestana

With a rich and thought-provoking presentation, The American People focuses on the history and experiences of Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary, of diverse national origins and cultural backgrounds, at every level of society, and in each region of the country. Long regarded as the book that best represents the history of the common people, this well-rounded portrait of American history goes beyond the simple facts to explore the complex social implications of history in all aspects of American life.


  • A compact size and four-color design come together to make this book attractive, accessible, and easy to read.
  • “Recovering the Past” features provide students with the opportunity to review compelling evidence–from diaries and political cartoons to movies and popular music–that historians use in reconstructing and interpreting the past. Each of these features ends with thought-provoking questions.
  • “American Stories” open each chapter by relating the personal story of an average American and linking it to the main themes and concepts of the text.

New to the Sixth Edition

  • New authors Carla Pestana and Charlene Mires bring fresh expertise and perspective to a renowned group of scholars and professors.
  • The feature “How Others See Us” offers primary source accounts about America from outside the United States, giving students an international perspective on American history.

The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society is available in three formats:
Combined Volume, Chapters 1-31
ISBN 10:0-205-56843-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-205-56843-7
Volume I: To 1877, Chapters 1-16
ISBN 10:0-205-57246-4; ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57246-5
Volume II: Since 1865, Chapters 17-31
ISBN 10: 0-205-57247-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57247-2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205568437
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/17/2007
  • Series: MyHistoryLab Series
  • Edition description: Concise
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 981
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents

Recovering the Past




About the Authors


1 Ancient America and Africa

2 Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas

3 Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century

4 The Maturing of Colonial Society

5 The Strains of Empire


6 A People in Revolution

7 Consolidating the Revolution

8 Creating a Nation

9 Society and Politics in the Early Republic


10 Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest

11 Slavery and the Old South

12 Shaping America in the Antebellum Age

13 Moving West

14 The Union in Peril

15 The Union Severed

16 The Union Reconstructed


17 The Realities of Rural America

18 The Rise of Smokestack America

19 Politics and Reform

20 Becoming a World Power


21 The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism

22 The Great War

23 Affluence and Anxiety

24 The Great Depression and the New Deal

25 World War II


26 Postwar America at Home, 1945—1960

27 Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945—1960

28 Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960—1969

29 Disorder and Discontent, 1969—1980

30 The Revival of Conservatism, 1980—1992

31 The Post-Cold War World, 1992—2004



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