Cengage Advantage Books: American Passages: A History of the United States / Edition 4

Cengage Advantage Books: American Passages: A History of the United States / Edition 4

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by Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund
     
 

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ISBN-10: 054716646X

ISBN-13: 9780547166469

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: AMERICAN PASSAGES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 4e, offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time—sequence, simultaneity, and

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With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: AMERICAN PASSAGES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 4e, offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time—sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency). To meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality survey text, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: AMERICAN PASSAGES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 4e, offers readers the complete text in an economically priced format. All volumes feature a paperbound, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547166469
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
1008
Sales rank:
277,443
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

PASSAGES: PREHISTORY TO 1763. 1. Contact, Conflict, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, to 1590. 2. Colonization of North America, 1590-1675. 3. Crisis and Change, 1675-1720. 4. The Expansion of Colonial British America, 1720-1763. PASSAGES: 1764-1814. 5. Wars for Independence, 1764-1783. 6. Toward a More Perfect Union, 1783-1788. 7. The Federalist Republic, 1789-1799. 8. The New Republic Faces a New Century, 1800-1815. PASSAGES: 1815-1855. 9. Exploded Boundaries, 1815-1828. 10. The Years of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1836. 11. Panic and Boom, 1837-1845. 12. Expansion and Reaction, 1846-1854. PASSAGES: 1855-1877. 13. Broken Bonds, 1855-1861. 14. Descent into War, 1861-1862. 15. Blood and Freedom, 1863-1865. 16. Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877. PASSAGES: 1877-1909. 17. An Economy Transformed: The Rise of Big Business, 1877-1887. 18. Urban Growth and Farm Protest, 1887-1893. 19. A Troubled Nation Expands Outward, 1893-1901. 20. Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Reform, 1901-1909. PASSAGES: 1909-1933. 21. Progressivism at High Tide, 1909-1914. 22. Over There and Over Here: The Impact of World War I, 1914-1921. 23. The Age of Jazz and Mass Culture, 1921-1927. 24. The Great Depression, 1927-1933. PASSAGES: 1933-1960. 25. The New Deal, 1933-1939. 26. The Second World War, 1939-1945. 27. Postwar America, 1946-1952. 28. The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1960. PASSAGES: 1960-2008. 29. The Turbulent Years, 1960-1968. 30. Crisis of Confidence, 1969-1980. 31. From Reagan to Clinton, 1981-1995. 32. A Conservative Nation in a Globalizing World, 1995-2008.

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