The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1877, Concise Edition / Edition 6

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Like its corresponding full-size version, THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, is an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. THE ENDURING VISION is known for sustained attention to cultural history, and for innovative coverage of the environment, and the West. The Sixth Edition of THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, features a new co-author, Andrew Rieser, new pedagogy, and a beautiful new design. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Sixth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 0547222807; Volume A: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547222815; Volume B: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-32), ISBN: 0547222785.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547222813
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. An editor of NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, 1607-1950 (1971), he also co-authored SALEM POSSESSED: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT (1974), for which, with Stephen Nissenbaum, he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include URBAN MASSES AND MORAL ORDER IN AMERICA, 1820-1920 (1978), BY THE BOMB'S EARLY LIGHT: AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE AT THE DAWN OF THE ATOMIC AGE (1985), WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE: PROPHECY BELIEF IN MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE (1992), and PROMISES TO KEEP: THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II (3e, 2003). He is also editor-in-chief of the OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY (2001). His articles and essays have appeared in the "American Quarterly," "New Republic," and other journals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University; and the College of William and Mary.

Clifford E. Clark, Jr., M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has served as both the chair of the History Department and director of the American Studies program at Carleton. Clark is the author of HENRY WARD BEECHER: SPOKESMAN FOR A MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA (1978), THE AMERICAN FAMILY HOME, 1800-1960 (1986), THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICA SINCE 1789 in the GENERAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS SERIES, and, with Carol Zellie, NORTHFIELD: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF A COMMUNITY (1997). He also has edited and contributed to MINNESOTA IN A CENTURY OF CHANGE: THE STATE AND ITS PEOPLE SINCE 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Clark is active in the fields of material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.

Sandra McNair Hawley received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She co-authored the book GLOBAL POLITICS with Dean A. Minix and wrote numerous papers on US/Chinese relations, with a focus on popular culture portraits of Asia and their implications. She taught History at San Jacinto College for 18 years.

Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Andrew Rieser (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York Dutchess Community College and is a past Pew Program fellow in Religion and American history at Yale University. Rieser served as Associate Editor of the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 3rd edition. His first book, THE CHAUTAUQUA MOMENT: PROTESTANTS, PROGRESSIVES, AND THE CULTURE OF MODERN LIBERALISM, 1874-1920 brings a fresh analysis to one of the most important cultural institutions of late 19th and early 20th century America.

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Table of Contents

1. NATIVE PEOPLES OF AMERICA TO 1500. The First Americans, c. 13,000-2500 B.C. Cultural Diversity, c. 2500 B.C.-A.D. 1500. North American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact. 2. THE RISE OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD 1400-1625. African and European Backgrounds. Europe and the Atlantic World, 1440-1600. Footholds in North America, 1512-1625. 3. THE EMERGENCE OF COLONIAL SOCIETIES, 1625-1700. Chesapeake Society. Puritanism in New England. The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina. The Middle Colonies. Rivals for North America: France and Spain. 4. THE BONDS OF EMPIRE, 1660-1750. Rebellion and War, 1660-1713. Colonial Economies and Societies, 1660-1750. Competing for a Continent, 1713-1750. Public Life in British America, 1689-1750. 5. ROADS TO REVOLUTION, 1750-1776. Triumph and tensions: The British Empire, 1750-1763. Imperial Authority, Colonial Opposition, 1760-1766. Resistance Resumes, 1766-1770. The Deepening Crisis, 1770-1774. Toward Independence, 1774-1776. 6. SECURING INDEPENDENCE, DEFINING NATIONHOOD, 1776-1788. The Prospects of War. War and Peace, 1776-1783. The Revolution and Social Change. Forging New Governments, 1776-1787. Toward a New Constitution, 1786-1788. 7. LAUNCHING THE NEW REPUBLIC, 1788-1800. Constitutional Government Takes Shape, 1788-1796. Hamilton's Domestic Policies, 1789-1794. The United States in a Wider World, 1789-1796. Parties and Politics, 1793-1800. Economic and Social Change. 8. JEFFERSONIANISM AND THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS, 1801-1824. The Age of Jefferson. The Gathering Storm. The War of 1812. The Awakening of American Nationalism. 9. THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETY, 1815-1840. Westward Expansion. The Growth of the Market Economy. Industrial Beginnings. Equality and Inequality. The Revolution in Social Relationships. 10. DEMOCRATIC POLITICS, RELIGIOUS REVIVAL, AND REFORM, 1824-1840. The Rise of Democratic Politics, 1824-1832. The Bank Controversy and the Second Party System, 1833-1840. The Rise of Popular Religion. The Age of Reform. 11. TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE, AND EVERYDAY LIFE, 1840-1860. Technology and Economic Growth. The Quality Of Life. Democratic Pastimes. The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art. 12. THE OLD SOUTH AND SLAVERY, 1830-1860. King Cotton. The Social Groups of the White South. Social Relations in the White South. Life Under Slavery. The Emergence of African-American Culture. 13. IMMIGRATION, EXPANSION, AND SECTIONAL CONFLICT, 1840-1848. Newcomers and Natives. The West and Beyond. The Politics of Expansion, 1840-1846. The Mexican-American War and Its Aftermath, 1846-1848. 14. FROM COMPROMISE TO SECESSION, 1850-1861. The Compromise of 1850. The Collapse of the Second Party System, 1853-1856. The Crisis of the Union, 1857-1860. The Collapse of the Union, 1860-1861. 15. CRUCIBLE OF FREEDOM: CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865. Mobilizing for War. In Battle, 1861-1862. Emancipation Transforms the War, 1863. War and Society, North and South. The Union Victorious, 1864-1865. 16. THE CRISIS OF RECONSTRUCTION, 1865-1877. Reconstruction Politics, 1865-1868. Reconstruction Governments. The Impact of Emancipation. New Concerns in the North, 1868-1876. Reconstruction Abandoned, 1876-1877.

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