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American Promise / Edition 1
     

American Promise / Edition 1

by Michael P. Johnson, S. Hartmann, A. Lawson, S. Stage, P. Cohen
 

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ISBN-10: 0312111967

ISBN-13: 9780312111960

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312111960
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Special Features xviii
A Note from the Publisher: Presenting The American Promise xix
Preface for Instructors xxix
Ancient America, before 1942
3(32)
Opening Vignette: Archaeological discovery proves that humans had inhabited America for more than 10,000 years
3(2)
The First Americans
5(6)
Archaic Hunters and Gatherers
11(6)
Technology in America: Weaver's Workbasket
17(4)
Burial Mounds and Chiefdoms
21(4)
Native Americans in 1942
25(2)
The Mexica: A Meso-American Culture
27(3)
Conclusion: The Legacy of Ancient America
30(1)
Chronology
31(1)
Bibliography
32(3)
Europeans and the New World, 1492--1600
35(40)
Opening Vignette: Christopher Columbus encounters the Tainos of Guanahani
35(2)
Europe in the Age of Exploration
37(4)
A Surprising New World in the Western Atlantic
41(5)
Texts in Historical Context: Justifying Conquest
46(1)
Spanish Exploration and conquest
47(5)
Historical Question: Why Did Cortes Win?
52(2)
New Spain in the Sixteenth Century
54(11)
The New World and Europe
65(5)
Conclusion: The Legacy of the Sixteenth Century
70(1)
Chronology
70(1)
Bibliography
71(4)
The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601--1700
75(38)
Opening Vignette: Algonquian society thrives during the last years of the powhatan Confederacy
75(2)
An English Colony on the Chesapeake
77(5)
Historical Question: Why Did English Colonists Consider Themselves Superior to Indians and Africans?
82(5)
A Tobacco Society
87(7)
The Evolution of Chesapeake Society
94(8)
Toward a Slave Labor System
102(6)
Conclusion: Staple Crops, Coerced Labor, and Racial Hierarchy in the Southern Colonies
108(1)
Chronology
109(1)
Bibliography
109(4)
The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601--1700
113(40)
Opening Vignette: Puritan minister Charles Chauncy defies the Church of England
113(1)
Puritan Origins: The English Reformation
114(3)
Puritans and the Settlement of New England
117(5)
The Evolution of New England Society
122(12)
The founding of the Middle Colonies
134(2)
Historical Question: Why Were Some New Englanders Accused of Being Witches?
136(6)
The Colonies and the British Empire
142(5)
Conclusion: The Seventeenth-Century Legacy of English North America
147(1)
Chronology
148(1)
Bibliography
148(5)
Colonial American in the Eighteenth Century, 1701--1760
153(44)
Opening Vignette: Young Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia
153(2)
A Growing Population and Expanding Economy
155(2)
New England: From Puritans to Yankee Traders
157(4)
The Middle Colonies: Immigrants, Wheat, and Work
161(9)
The Southern Colonies: Land of Slavery
170(8)
Texts in Historical Context: Regulating Slavery
178(3)
Unifying Experiences
181(5)
Technology in American: The Printing Press
186(6)
Conclusion: The Dual Identity of British North American Colonists
192(1)
Chronology
192(1)
Bibliography
192(5)
The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754--1775
197(42)
Opening Vignette: Loyalist governor Thomas Hutchinson stands his ground in radical Massachusetts
197(1)
The French and Indian War
198(9)
Tightening the Bonds of Empire
207(3)
The Stamp Act Crisis
210(7)
The Townshend Acts and Economic Retaliation
217(5)
Historical Question: Who Got Tarred and Feathered, and Why?
222(2)
The Tea Party and the Coercive Acts
224(5)
Domestic Insurrections
229(4)
Conclusion: How Far Does Liberty Go?
233(1)
Chronology
234(1)
Bibliography
235(4)
The War for American, 1775--1783
239(38)
Opening Vignette: Abigail Adams eagerly awaits independence
239(2)
The Second Continental Congress
241(7)
Texts in Historical Context: The Issue of Independence
248(2)
The First Two Years of War
250(1)
Technology in America: The Committee of Safety Musket and Standardized Firearms
251(5)
The Home Front
256(5)
The Campaigns of 1777: Highs and Lows
261(4)
The Southern Strategy, 1778--1781
265(6)
The Losers and the Winners
271(1)
Conclusion: The Dynamic of Equality and Liberty
272(1)
Chronology
273(1)
Bibliography
274(3)
Building a Republic, 1775--1789
277(36)
Opening Vignette: Patriot and political commentator Mercy Otis Warren ponders the newly independent Republic
277(1)
The Articles of Confederation
278(5)
The Sovereign States
283(5)
The Critical Period
288(8)
The Federal Constitution
296(5)
Ratification of the Constitution
301(1)
Historical Question: Was the New United States a Christian Country?
302(6)
Conclusion: Decade of Decision
308(1)
Chronology
309(1)
Bibliography
309(4)
The New Nation Takes Form, 1789--1800
313(34)
Opening Vignette: General Washington becomes the first U.S. president
313(2)
The Search for Stability
315(5)
Sources of Economic Change
320(3)
Hamilton's Political Economy
323(1)
Historical Question: How Did Washington, D.C., Become the Federal Capital?
324(6)
Conflicts West and East
330(6)
Federalists and Republicans
336(6)
Conclusion: Parties Nonetheless
342(1)
Chronology
343(1)
Bibiography
343(4)
Republican Ascendancy, 1800--1824
347(38)
Opening Vignette: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explore the American West
347(2)
Jefferson's Presidency
349(7)
Republicans in a Dangerous World
356(2)
Historical Question: How Could a Vice President Get Away with Murder?
358(5)
The War of 1812
363(4)
Women's Legal Status in the Early Republic
367(4)
Madison's Successors
371(8)
Technology in America: Eli Terry's Clock
379(1)
Conclusion: From Jefferson to Adams
380(1)
Chronology
381(1)
Bibliography
381(4)
Andrew Jackson's America, 1815--1840
385(44)
Opening Vignette: The rise of Andrew Jackson, symbol of a self-confident and expanding nation
385(1)
The Market Revolution
386(3)
Technology in America: Early Steamboats
389(9)
The Spread of Democracy
398(4)
Cultural Shifts
402(5)
Democracy and Religion
407(7)
Jackson Defines the Democratic Party
414(6)
Texts in Historical Context: The Panic of 1837
420(3)
Conclusion: Democrats and Whigs
423(1)
Chronology
424(1)
Bibliography
425(4)
The Slave South, 1820--1860
429(42)
Opening Vignette: Former slave Denmark Vesey plots a slave rebellion
429(1)
The Southern Difference
430(6)
The Plantation Economy
436(1)
Technology in American: The Cotton Gin
437(5)
Masters, Mistresses, and the Big House
442(2)
Historical Question: How Often Were Slaves Whipped?
444(5)
Slaves and the Quarters
449(6)
Black and Free: On the Middle Ground
455(3)
The Plain Folk
458(3)
The Politics of Slavery
461(4)
Conclusion: A Slave Society
465(1)
Chronology
466(1)
Bibliography
466(5)
Abraham Lincoln's America, 1800--1860
471(48)
Opening Vignette: Young Abraham Lincoln and his family struggle to survive in antebellum America
471(2)
Economic and Industrial Evolution
473(9)
Free Labor: Promise and Reality
482(4)
Reforming Self and Society
486(4)
Texts in Historical Context: Women's Politics
490(2)
The Westward Movement
492(10)
The Politics of Expansion
502(2)
Historical Question: What Was the Impact of the California Gold Rush?
504(3)
Technology in America: Hydraulic Mining
507(2)
The Mexican War
509(5)
Conclusion: Free Labor, Free Men
514(1)
Chronology
514(1)
Bibliography
515(4)
The House Divided, 1846--1861
519(42)
Opening Vignette: The slave Dred Scott and his family fight for freedom
519(1)
Fruits of War
520(8)
The Sectional Balance Undone
528(6)
The Realignment of the Party System
534(6)
Freedom under Siege
540(2)
Texts in Historical Context: Kansas: Contested Ground
542(7)
The Union Collapses
549(7)
Conclusion: The Failure of Compromise
556(1)
Chronology
557(1)
Bibliography
558(3)
The Crucible of War, 1861--1865
561(44)
Opening Vignette: Ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the Civil War
561(1)
"And the War Came"
562(3)
The Combatants
565(6)
The Battlefields, 1861--1862
571(5)
Union and Freedom
576(6)
The South at War
582(2)
Technology in America: Confederate Artillery
584(2)
The North at War
586(4)
Grinding Out Victory, 1863--1865
590(4)
Historical Question: Why Did So Many Soldiers Die?
594(5)
Conclusion: The Second American Revolution
599(1)
Chronology
599(1)
Bibliography
600(5)
Reconstruction, 1863--1877
605(1)
Opening Vignette: A Union general conducts a fact-finding tour of the ex-Confederate states
605(2)
Wartime Reconstruction
607(5)
Text in Historical Context: The Meaning of Freedom
612(2)
Presidential Reconstruction
614(4)
Congressional Reconstruction
618(6)
The Struggle in the South
624(4)
Historical Question: What Did the Ku Klux Klan Really Want?
628(4)
Reconstruction Collapses
632(7)
Conclusion: "A Revolution but Half-Accomplished"
639(1)
Chronology
640(1)
Bibliography
641
APPENDICES
I. Documents
A-1
The Declaration of Independence
A-1
The Constitution of the United States
A-4
Amendments to the Constitution with Annotations (including unratified amendments)
A-10
II. Facts and Figures
A-24
U.S. Politics and Government
A-24
Presidential Elections
A-24
Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinets
A-28
Admission of States to the Union
A-40
Supreme Court Justices
A-41
Significant Supreme Court Cases
A-43
The American Economy
A-48
Main Sectors of the U.S. Economy: 1849, 1899, 1950, 1990
A-48
Federal Spending and the Economy, 1790--1995
A-49
The Federal Budget: Receipts, Outlays, and the Deficit: 1945--1995
A-50
A Demographic Profile of the United States and Its People
A-51
Population
A-51
Vital Statistics
A-55
Migration and Immigration
A-57
Labor
A-61
Communications
A-63
Education
A-65
III. Research Resources in U.S. History
A-67
Bibliographies and Indexes
A-67
General Overviews
A-67
Specialized Information
A-67
Primary Sources
A-68
Internet Resources
A-69
Maps, Charts, and Tables A-70
About the Authors A-73
Index I-1

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