American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Single Volume Edition (with Study Card) / Edition 7

American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Single Volume Edition (with Study Card) / Edition 7

by Gary B. Nash, Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205543391

ISBN-13: 9780205543397

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: Longman

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of America’s past, The American People examines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.

Emphasizing the interaction of ordinary Americans with extraordinary events, the text combines the discussion of political events with analysis of their impact on

Overview

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of America’s past, The American People examines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.

Emphasizing the interaction of ordinary Americans with extraordinary events, the text combines the discussion of political events with analysis of their impact on social and economic life. The comprehensive narrative encompasses description of the lives and experiences of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all class levels of society, and in all regions of the country. The thoughtful analysis seeks the connections among the political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors that have shaped and reshaped American society over four centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205543397
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Series:
MyHistoryLab Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

I: A Colonizing People, 1492–1776

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.

II: A Revolutionary People, 1775–1828.

6 A People in Revolution.
7 Consolidating the Revolution.
8 Creating a Nation.
9 Society and Politics in the Early Republic.

III: An Expanding People, 1820–1877.

10 Economic Transformations 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.

IV: An Industrializing People, 1865–1900.

17 Rural America: The West and the New South.
18 The Rise of Smokestack America.
19 Politics and Reform.
20 Becoming a World Power.

V: A Modernizing People, 1900–1945.

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.

VI: A Resilient People, 1945–2002.

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 ThePost–Cold War World, 1992–2005.

Appendix 
Credits 
Index   

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