Cengage Advantage Books: The American Past / Edition 9

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, the Advantage Edition of THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, features, tables, and maps. Conlin's introductory American history book continues to offer a colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation's past. Accessible and lively, it sets the story in political context, while providing balanced coverage of social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events. Consistent scholarship and a unique organization make this book comprehensive and manageable. The book benefits from Conlin's literary prose style, which lends a unifying voice that captures and holds readers' interest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111343392
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70 articles in scholarly journals and magazines of popular history, some 100 book reviews in a variety of journals, and more newspaper journalism than he can or cares to remember. Several of his published essays and one book were awarded "best of the year" prizes.

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Table of Contents

1. Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas, About 15,000 B.C.-A.D. 1550. 2. Settlements Across the Sea: Motives, Failures, and Finally, a Colony 1550-1624. 3. Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1620-1732. 4. English Designs, American Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s. 5. Other Americans: Indians and Africans in the Colonies. 6. Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763. 7. Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763-1770. 8. From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770-1776. 9. The War for Independence: The Rebels Victorious 1776-1781. 10. Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781-1789. 11. We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800. 12. The Age of Jefferson: Frustration Abroad 1800-1815. 13. Nationalism: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824. 14. Machines, Cotton, Land: Economy and Society 1790-1824. 15. The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824-1830. 16. In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830-1842. 17. Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850. 18. The Peculiar Institution: Southern Slavery. 19. From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820-1848. 20. Apples of Discord: Western Lands and Immigration 1844-1856. 21. The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854-1861. 22. Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862. 23. Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865. 24. Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877. 25. Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892. 26. Technology, Industry & Business: Economic Change in the Late 19th Century. 27. Living with Leviathan: Coping with Big Business and Great Wealth. 28. We Who Built America: Working People 1860-1900. 29. Big City Life: Urban America 1865-1917. 30. The Last Frontier: Winning and Losing the West 1865-1900. 31. The Nation's Bone and Sinew: Agriculture and Agrarians 1865-1896. 32. Pivotal Decade: McKinley, Segregation, and Empire 1890-1901. 33. Teddy Roosevelt's Americans: The Middle Class Comes of Age 1890-1917. 34. A Wave of Reform: The Progressives 1890-1916. 35. A Time of Ferment: Imperialism and Politics 1901-1916. 36. Over There: The United States and World War I 1914-1918. 37. Over Here: The Home Front 1917-1920. 38. Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919-1923. 39. The New Era: When America Was a Business 1923-1929. 40. Hard Times The Great Depression 1930-1933. 41. Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938. 42. Going to War Again: America and the World 1933-1942. 43. Their Finest Hours: Americans in the Second World War 1942-1945. 44. A Different Kind of World: Entering the Nuclear Age 1946-1952. 45. "Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties 1947-1963. 46. Cold War Strategies: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963. 47. Race and Rights: The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 1953-1968. 48. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society: Reform, War, Disgrace 1961-1968. 49. Presidents on the Griddle: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years 1968-1980. 50. Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993. 51. Millenium Years: Society and Culture in the Late 20th Century. 52. Only Yesterday: Politics and the Economy, 1993-2009.

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