American Promise: A History of the United States: Volume B: 1800-1900 / Edition 4

American Promise: A History of the United States: Volume B: 1800-1900 / Edition 4

by James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, Patricia Cline Cohen, Sarah Stage
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312470005
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

N.B. — Each chapter ends with a selected Bibliography and Reviewing the Chapter sections.

10. Republicans in Power, 1800–1824

OPENING VIGNETTE: The Shawnee chief Tecumseh attempts to forge a pan–Indian confederacy

Jefferson’s Presidency

HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Could a Vice President Get Away with Murder?

The Madisons in the White House

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Stoves Transform Cooking

Women’s Status in the Early Republic

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: One Woman’s Quest to Provide Higher Education for Women

Monroe and Adams

Conclusion: Republican Simplicity Becomes Complex

11. The Expanding Republic, 1815–1840

OPENING VIGNETTE: The rise of Andrew Jackson, symbol of a self–confident and expanding nation

The Market Revolution

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Early Steamboats

The Spread of Democracy

Jackson Defines the Democratic Party

Cultural Shifts, Religion, and Reform

GLOBAL COMPARISON: Changing Trends in Age of First Marriage for Women

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS:Transatlantic Abolition

Van Buren’s One–Term Presidency

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Going Ahead or Gone to Smash: An Entrepreneur Struggles in the 1830s

Conclusion: The Age of Jackson or the Era of Reform?

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

OPENING VIGNETTE: With the support of his wife, Abraham Lincoln struggles to survive in antebellum America

Economic and Industrial Evolution

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: The Telegraph: The "Wonder Working Wire"

Free Labor: Promise and Reality

The Westward Movement

Expansion and the Mexican–American War

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Who Rushed for California Gold?

Reforming Self and Society

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Back to Africa: The United States in Liberia

Conclusion: Free Labor, Free Men

13. The Slave South, 1820–1860

OPENING VIGNETTE: Slave Nat Turner leads a revolt to end slavery

The Growing Distinctiveness of the South

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Defending Slavery

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: White Gold: The International Empire of Cotton

Masters, Mistresses, and the Big House

HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Often Were Slaves Whipped?

Slaves and the Quarter

Black and Free: On the Middle Ground

The Plain Folk

The Politics of Slavery

Conclusion: A Slave Society

14. The House Divided, 1846–1861

OPENING VIGNETTE: Abolitionist John Brown takes his war against slavery to Harpers Ferry, Virginia

The Bitter Fruits of War

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Daguerrotypes: The ÒSunbeam ArtÓ

The Sectional Balance Undone

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Filibusters: The Underside of Manifest Destiny

Realignment of the Party System

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: ÒA Purse of Her OwnÓ: Petitioning for the Right to Own Property

Freedom Under Siege

The Union Collapses

Conclusion: Slavery, Free Labor, and the Failure of Political Compromise

15. The Crucible of War, 1861–1865

OPENING VIGNETTE: Runaway slave William Gould enlists in the U.S. navy

"And the War Came"

The Combatants

Battling It Out, 1861–1862

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: CSS H.L. Hunley: The World’s First Successful Submarine

GLOBAL COMPARISON: European Cotton Imports, 1860–1870

Union and Freedom

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Right to Fight: Black Soldiers in the Civil War

The South at War

The North at War

Grinding out Victory, 1863–1865

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did So Many Soldiers Die?

Conclusion: The Second American Revolution Selected Bibliography

16. Reconstruction, 1863–1877

OPENING VIGNETTE: James T. Rapier emerges in the early 1870s as Alabama’s most prominent black leader

Wartime Reconstruction

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Meaning of Freedom

Presidential Reconstruction

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Filling the ÒEmpty SleeveÓ: Artificial Limbs

Congressional Reconstruction

The Struggle in the South

HISTORICAL QUESTION: What Did the Ku Klux Klan Really Want?

Reconstruction Collapses

Conclusion: "A Revolution But Half Accomplished"

17. The Contested West, 1870–1900

OPENING VIGNETTE: Native American boarding school students celebrate Indian citizenship

Conquest and Empire in the West

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Imperialism, Colonialism, and the Treatment of the Sioux and the Zulu

Gold Fever and the Mining West

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Hydraulic Mining

Land Fever

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Young Women Homesteaders and the Promise of the West

Conclusion: The Mythic West

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

OPENING VIGNETTE: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age

Old Industries Transformed, New Industries Born

GLOBAL COMPARISON: Railroad Track Mileage, 1890

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Rockefeller and His Critics

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Electrifying America: The War of the Currents

From Competition to Consolidation

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Social Darwinism: Did Wealthy Industrialists Practice What They Preached?

Politics and Culture

Presidential Politics

Economic Issues and Party Realignment

Conclusion: Business Dominates an Era

19. The City and Its Workers, 1870–1900

OPENING VIGNETTE: Workers build the Brooklyn Bridge

The Rise of the City

GLOBAL COMPARISON: European Emigration, 1870–1890

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Seeking Refuge: A Russian Jew Flees the Pogroms

At Work in Industrial America

Workers Organize

At Home and at Play

City Growth and City Government

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: The World’s Columbian Exposition and Nineteenth–Century World’s Fairs

Conclusion: Who Built the Cities?

20. DISSENT, DEPRESSION, AND WAR, 1890–1900

OPENING VIGNETTE: Frances Willard participates in the creation of the Populist Party in 1892

The Farmers’ Revolt

GLOBAL COMPARISON: Share of the World Wheat Market, 1860–1890

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Populist Voices of Protest

The Labor Wars

Women’s Activism

Depression Politics

The United States and the World

BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Regime Change in Hawaii

War and Empire

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Did Terrorists Sink the Maine?

Conclusion: Rallying around the Flag

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