The American Promise: A History of the United States / Edition 5

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Overview

The American Promise appeals to all types of students and provides the right resources and tools to support any classroom environment. A clear political framework supports a vibrant social and cultural story that embraces the voices of hundreds of Americans — from presidents to pipefitters and sharecroppers to suffragettes — who help students connect with history and grasp important concepts. Now in its fifth edition, The American Promise does even more to increase historical analysis skills and facilitate active learning, and its robust array of multimedia supplements make it the perfect choice for traditional face-to-face classrooms, hybrid courses, and distance learning. Read the preface.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312663124
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1075
  • Sales rank: 491,933
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES L. ROARK
Born in Eunice, Louisiana, and raised in the West, James L. Roark received his B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. His dissertation won the Allan Nevins Prize. Since 1983, he has taught at Emory University, where he is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of American History. In 1993, he received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2001–2002 he was Pitt Professor of American Institutions at Cambridge University. He has written Masters without Slaves: Southern Planters in the Civil War and Reconstruction (1977). With Michael P. Johnson, he is author of Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South (1984) and editor of No Chariot Let Down: Charleston’s Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War (1984).
 
MICHAEL P. JOHNSON
Born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Michael P. Johnson studied at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he received a B.A., and at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he earned  his Ph.D.  He is currently professor of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is the author, co-author, or editor of six books, including Reading the American Past, the documents reader designed to accompany The American Promise.  His research has been honored with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanties, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavoral Sciences, and the Huntington Library, and with prizes from the Organization of American Historians and the Omohundro Insttute of Early American History and Culture.  He is also the recipient of university prizes for outstanding undergraduate teaching.
 
PATRICIA CLINE COHEN
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Palo Alto, California, Patricia Cline Cohen earned a B.A. at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1976, she joined the history faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2005–2006 she received the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Cohen has written A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America (1982; reissued 1999) and The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York (1998). She is coauthor of The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York (2008). In 2001–2002 she was the Distinguished Senior Mellon Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society.
 
SARAH STAGE
Sarah Stage was born in Davenport, Iowa, and received a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. She has taught U.S. history for more than twenty-five years at Williams College and the University of California, Riverside. Currently she is professor of Women’s Studies at Arizona State University at the West campus in Phoenix. Her books include Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women’s Medicine (1979) and Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession (1997). She recently returned from China where she had an appointment as visiting scholar at Peking University and Sichuan University.
 
SUSAN M. HARTMANN
Susan M. Hartmann received her B.A. from Washington University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. A specialist in modern U.S. history and women’s history, she has published many articles and four books: Truman and the 80th Congress (1971); The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (1982); From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since 1960 (1989); and The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment (1998). She is currently Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and recently was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 
Ancient America: Before 1492

 

CHAPTER  2
Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492–1600

 

CHAPTER 3
The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601–1700

 

CHAPTER 4
The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700

 

CHAPTER 5
Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century, 1701–1770

 

CHAPTER 6
The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis,1754–1775

 

CHAPTER 7 
The War for America, 1775–1783 

 

CHAPTER 8
Building a Republic, 1775–1789

 

CHAPTER 9
The New Nation Takes Form, 1789–1800

 

CHAPTER 10
Republicans in Power, 1800–1824

 

CHAPTER 11
The Expanding Republic, 1815–1840

 

CHAPTER 12
The New West and Free North, 1840–1860

 

CHAPTER 13
The Slave South, 1820–1860

 

CHAPTER 14
The House Divided, 1846–1861

 

CHAPTER 15
The Crucible of War, 1861-1865

 

CHAPTER 16
Reconstruction, 1863–1877

 

CHAPTER 17
The Contested West, 1870–1900

 

CHAPTER 18
Business and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870–1895

 

CHAPTER 19
The City and Its Workers, 1870–1900

 

CHAPTER 20
Dissent, Depression, and War, 1890–1900

 

CHAPTER 21
Progressivism from the Grass Roots to the White House, 1890–1916

 

CHAPTER 22
World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad, 1914–1920

 

CHAPTER 23
From New Era to Great Depression, 1920–1932

 

CHAPTER 24
The New Deal Experiment, 1932–1939

 

CHAPTER 25
The United States and the Second World War, 1939–1945

 

CHAPTER 26
Cold War Politics in the Truman Years, 1945–1953

 

CHAPTER 27
The Politics and Culture of Abundance, 1952–1960

 

CHAPTER 28
Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1960–1974

 

CHAPTER 29
Fighting the Cold War in Vietnam, 1961–1975

 

CHAPTER 30
America Moves to the Right, 1969–1989

 

CHAPTER 31
Post-Cold War Promises and Challenges: SINCE 1989

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