America's History, Combined Edition (Volumes I & II) / Edition 7

America's History, Combined Edition (Volumes I & II) / Edition 7

by James A. Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, Robert O. Self

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ISBN-10: 031238789X

ISBN-13: 9780312387891

Pub. Date: 01/05/2011

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

With fresh interpretations from two new authors, wholly reconceived themes, and a wealth of cutting-edge new scholarship, the seventh edition of America's History is designed to work perfectly with the way you teach the survey today. Building on the book's hallmark strengths — balance, comprehensiveness, and explanatory power — as well as its


With fresh interpretations from two new authors, wholly reconceived themes, and a wealth of cutting-edge new scholarship, the seventh edition of America's History is designed to work perfectly with the way you teach the survey today. Building on the book's hallmark strengths — balance, comprehensiveness, and explanatory power — as well as its outstanding visuals and extensive primary-source features, authors James Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert Self have shaped America's History into the ideal resource for survey classes.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: The Creation of American Society, 1450-1763 
Chapter 1 The New Global World, 1450-1620 
The Native American Experience
Tradition-Bound Europe
Europeans Create a Global World, 1450-1600
The Rise of Protestant England, 1500-1620 
Reading American Pictures: Maize for Blankets: Indian Trading on the Great Plains 
Voices from Abroad: Hernán de Soto: De Soto's March of Destruction 
Comparing American Voices: The Spanish Conquest of Mexico 
Chapter 2 The Invasion and Settlement of North America, 1550-1700 
Rival Imperial Models: Spain, France, and Holland 
The English Arrive in the Chesapeake 
Puritan New England 
The Eastern Indians' New World 
Voices from Abroad: Samuel de Champlain: Going to War with the Hurons
Reading American Pictures: Ideology and Architecture: Catholic Churches and Protestant Meetinghouses
Comparing American Voices: The Causes of the War of 1675-1676
Chapter 3 Creating a British Empire in America, 1660-1750 
The Politics of Empire, 1660-1713 
The Imperial Slave Economy 
The New Politics of Empire, 1713-1750 
Voices from Abroad: Olaudah Equiano: The Brutal “Middle Passage”
Reading American Pictures: Jumping the Broomstick: An African Marriage Ceremony
Comparing American Voices: The Rise of Colonial Self-Government
Chapter 4 Growth and Crisis in Colonial Society, 1720-1765 
New England's Freehold Society 
Toward a New Society: The Middle Colonies, 1720-1765 
The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, 1720-1765 
The Midcentury Challenge: War, Trade, and Social Conflict, 1750-1765 
Voices from Abroad: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg: Cultural Conflict in Pennsylvania
Comparing American Voices: Evangelical Religion and Enlightenment Rationalism
Reading American Pictures: Selling Virginia Tobacco in Britain
PART 2: The New Republic, 1763-1820 

Chapter 5 Toward Independence: Years of Decision, 1763-1776 
Imperial Reform, 1763-1765 
The Dynamics of Rebellion, 1765-1770 
The Road to Independence, 1771-1776 
Reading American Pictures: A Political Cartoonist Sounds Off on the Crisis in the Colonies 
Comparing American Voices: The Debate over Representation and Sovereignty
Voices from Abroad: Thomas Paine: Common Sense
Chapter 6 Making War and Republican Governments, 1776-1789 
The Trials of War, 1776-1778 
The Path to Victory, 1778-1783 
Creating Republican Institutions, 1776-1787 
The Constitution of 1787 
Voices from Abroad: François Alexandre Frédéric: A French Aristocrat Views Republican Manners
Reading American Pictures: Did the Revolution Promote Women's Rights?
Comparing American Voices: The First National Debate over Slavery
Chapter 7 Politics and Society in the New Republic, 1787-1820 
The Political Crisis of the 1790s 
The Westward Movement and the Jeffersonian Revolution 
The War of 1812 and the Transformation of Politics 
Reading American Pictures: Creating a National Political Tradition
Voices from Abroad: William Cobbett: Peter Porcupine Attacks Pro-French Americans
Comparing American Voices: Factional Politics and the War of 1812
Chapter 8 Creating a Republican Culture, 1790-1820
The Capitalist Commonwealth 
Toward a Democratic Republican Culture 
Aristocratic Republicanism and Slavery 
Protestant Christianity as a Social Force 
Comparing American Voices: The Trials of Married Life
Reading American Pictures: Changing Middle-Class Families: Assessing the Visual Record 
Voices from Abroad: Frances Trollope: A Camp Meeting in Indiana
PART 3: Overlapping Revolutions, 1820-1860 

Chapter 9 Economic Transformation, 1820-1860 
The American Industrial Revolution 
The Market Revolution 
New Social Classes and Cultures 
Reading American Pictures: American Technology Dramatically Increases Farm Productivity
Voices from Abroad: Ernst Stille: German Immigrants in the Midwest
Comparing American Voices: A Debate over Catholic Immigration
Chapter 10 A Democratic Revolution, 1820-1844 
The Rise of Popular Politics, 1820-1828 
The Jacksonian Presidency, 1829-1837 
Class, Culture, and the Second Party System 
Voices from Abroad: Alexis de Tocqueville: Probing American Politics
Comparing American Voices: The Character and Goals of Andrew Jackson
Reading American Pictures: Thomas Cole's Political Allegory of Jacksonian America
Chapter 11 Religion and Reform, 1820-1860 
Individualism: The Ethic of the Middle Class 
Rural Communalism and Urban Popular Culture 
The Women's Rights Movement 
Reading American Pictures: Looking for Clues in Art about Women's Sphere
Comparing American Voices: Saving the Nation from Drink
Voices from Abroad: Ernestine Rose: Woman's Rights in America
Chapter 12 The South Expands: Slavery and Society, 1800-1860 
Creating the Cotton South 
The African American World 
Voices from Abroad: Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach: The Racial Complexities of Southern Society
Reading American Pictures: Slave Life on a Cotton Plantation
Comparing American Voices: Slaves and Masters
PART 4: Creating and Preserving a Continental Nation, 1844-1877

Chapter 13 Expansion, War, and Sectional Crisis, 1844-1860 
Manifest Destiny: South and North 
War, Expansion, and Slavery, 1846-1850 
The End of the Second Party System, 1850-1858 
Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Triumph, 1858-1860 
Reading American Pictures: Visualizing “Manifest Destiny”
Comparing American Voices: The Mexican War: Expansion and Slavery
Voices from Abroad: Norman Assing (Yuan Sheng): Equality for Chinese Immigrants
Chapter 14 Two Societies at War, 1861-1865 
Secession and Military Stalemate, 1861-1862 
Toward Total War 
The Turning Point: 1863 
The Union Victorious, 1864-1865 
Voices from Abroad: Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne: Germans and the War in Missouri
Comparing American Voices: Gender, Class, and Sexual Terror in the Invaded South
Reading American Pictures: What Do Photographs Tell Us about the Civil War?
Chapter 15 Reconstruction, 1865-1877 
The Struggle for National Reconstruction 
The Meaning of Freedom 
The Undoing of Reconstruction 
Voices from Abroad: David Macrae: The Devastated South
Comparing American Voices: Freedom
Reading American Pictures: Why Sharecropping?
Chapter 16 Conquering a Continent, 1861-1877 
The Republican Vision 
Incorporating the West 
A Harvest of Blood: Native Peoples Dispossessed 
Voices from Abroad: Baron Joseph Alexander von Hübner: A Western Boom Town
Comparing American Voices: Women's Rights in the West
Reading American Pictures: A Sioux Chief Blends Old and New Ways
PART 5:  Bold Experiments in an Era of Industrialization, 1877-1929 

Chapter 17 The Busy Hive: Industrial America at Work, 1877-1911 
Business Gets Bigger 
Immigrants, East and West 
Labor Gets Organized 
Reading American Pictures: The Killing Floor: Site of America's Mass-Production Revolution?
Comparing American Voices: Working Women
Voices from Abroad: Huang Zunxian: Expulsion of the Immigrants
Chapter 18 The Victorians Meet the Modern, 1880-1917
Women, Men, and the Solitude of Self 
Women in the Public Sphere 
Science and Faith 
Reading American Pictures: Challenging Female Delicacy
Voices from Abroad: Kinzo Hirai: A Japanese View of American Christianity
Comparing American Voices: Three Interpretations of Social Darwinism
Chapter 19 “Civilization's Inferno”: The Rise and Reform of Industrial Cities, 1880-1917 
The New Metropolis 
Governing the Great City 
Cities as Crucibles of Reform 
Voices from Abroad: Jose Marti: Coney Island, 1881
Reading American Pictures: Jacob Riis Captures Tenement Life
Comparing American Voices: “These Dead Bodies Were the Answer”: The Triangle Fire
Chapter 20 Whose Government? Politics, Populists, and Progressives, 1880-1917 
Reform Visions, 1880-1892 
The Political Earthquakes of the 1890s  
Reform Reshaped, 1901-1917 
Comparing American Voices: “Negro Domination!”
Reading American Pictures: Theodore Roosevelt and the Hepburn Act
Voices from Abroad: Henry Demarest Lloyd: A Progressive Reports from New Zealand
Chapter 21 An Emerging World Power, 1877-1918 
From Expansion to Imperialism 
A Power among Powers 
The United States in World War I 
The Treaty of Versailles 
Comparing American Voices: Debating the Philippines
Voices from Abroad: Jesús Colón: A Puerto Rican in New York
Reading American Pictures: “Over Here”: Women's Wartime Opportunities
Chapter 22 Wrestling with Modernity, 1918-1929 
Conflicted Legacies of World War I 
Politics in the 1920s 
Intellectual Modernism 
From Boom to Bust 
Reading American Pictures: Patrolling the Texas Border
Voices from Abroad: Patrick “Spike” Hughes and Leo Vauchant: Europeans Encounter Jazz
Comparing American Voices: Urban Writers Describe Small-Town America
PART 6: The Modern State and the Age of Liberalism, 1929-1973 

Chapter 23 The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939  
The Early Years of the Depression, 1929-1932 
The New Deal Arrives, 1933-1935 
The Second New Deal and the Redefining of Liberalism, 1935-1938
The New Deal's Impact on Society 
Voices from Abroad: Denis W. Brogan: A British Historian Looks at the Great Depression
Comparing American Voices: Ordinary People Respond to the New Deal
Reading American Pictures: Interpreting the Public Art of the New Deal
Chapter 24 The World at War, 1937-1945 
The Road to War 
Organizing for Victory 
Life on the Home Front 
Fighting and Winning the War 
Comparing American Voices: Women in the Wartime Workplace
Reading American Pictures: U.S. Political Propaganda on the Home Front during World War II
Voices from Abroad: Monica Itoi Sone: Japanese Relocation
Chapter 25 Cold War America, 1945-1963 
Containment in a Divided World 
Cold War Liberalism 
Containment in the Postcolonial World 
Voices from Abroad: Jean Monnet: Truman's Generous Proposal
Reading American Pictures: Hollywood and the Cold War
Comparing American Voices: Hunting Communists and Liberals
Chapter 26 Triumph of the Middle Class, 1945-1963 
Economy: From Recovery to Dominance 
A Suburban Nation 
Gender, Sex, and Family in the Era of Containment 
Reading American Pictures: The Suburban Landscape of Cold War America
Voices from Abroad: Hanoch Bartov: Everyone Has a Car 
Comparing American Voices: Coming of Age in the Postwar Years
Chapter 27 Walking into Freedom Land: The Civil Rights Movement, 1941-1973 
The Emerging Civil Rights Struggle, 1941-1957 
Forging a Protest Movement, 1955-1965 
Beyond Civil Rights, 1966-1973 
Voices from Abroad: Hailou Wolde-Giorghis: African Encounters with U.S. Racism
Comparing American Voices: Challenging White Supremacy
Reading American Pictures: Civil Rights and Black Power: Protest and the Human Body
Chapter 28 Uncivil Wars: Liberal Crisis and Conservative Rebirth, 1964-1972 
The Great Society: Liberalism at High Tide 
The War in Vietnam, 1963-1968 
Days of Rage, 1968-1972 
Richard Nixon and the Politics of the Silent Majority 
Comparing American Voices: The Toll of War
Voices from Abroad: Che Guevara: Vietnam and the World Freedom Struggle
Reading American Pictures: Images and Identities in the Era of the Women's Movement
PART 7: Global Capitalism and the End of the American Century, 1973-2011 

Chapter 29 The Search for Order in an Era of Limits, 1973-1980 
An Era of Limits 
Reform and Reaction in the 1970s 
The American Family on Trial 
Reading American Pictures: The Environmental Movement: Reimagining the Human-Earth Relationship Voices from Abroad: Fei Xiaotong: America's Crisis of Faith
Comparing American Voices: Debating the Equal Rights Amendment
Chapter 30 Conservative America Ascendant, 1973-1991 
The Rise of the New Right 
The Dawning of the Conservative Age 
The End of the Cold War 
Comparing American Voices: Christianity and Public Life
Reading American Pictures: Image Warfare: Fighting to Define the Reagan Presidency
Voices from Abroad: Yoichi Funabashi: Japan and America: Global Partners
Chapter 31 National Dilemmas in a Global Society, 1989-2011 
America in the Global Economy 
Politics and Partisanship in a New Era 
Into a New Century 
Comparing American Voices: Cheap Labor: Immigration and Globalization
Reading American Pictures: The Abortion Debate Hits the Streets 
Voices from Abroad: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: A Strategy for the Iraq Insurgency

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