Give Me Liberty!: An American History / Edition 4

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The leading college-level American history textbook, now available in an Advanced Placement* edition.Give Me Liberty! is the leading book in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty! offers a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom, and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various groups throughout American history. Inside this new AP* Edition, you will find study tools to develop writing, thinking, and primary source skills that will help you succeed on the AP* United States History examination. Accompanying the book are rich multimedia supplements to help you review and explore further.
Special Features of the AP* Edition of Give Me Liberty! include
- Overview of the AP* United States History exam
- AP* test-taking strategies
- AP* Skills Handbooks that help you interpret primary source documents, visual documents, maps, and political cartoons
- Practice Document-Based Questions (DBQs) and Free-Response Questions (FRQs) to help you prepare for the test
- Chronologies, Key Terms, and Chapter Outlines that help you review
- Focus Questions and Review Questions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393920291
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Edition description: Seagull Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1360
  • Sales rank: 55,786
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation, highly respected by historians of every stripe—whether they specialize in political history or social history. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations: the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He has worked on every detail of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Figures xvii
About the Author xix
Preface xxi
Part 1 American Colonies to 1763
1. A New World 4
The Expansion of Europe 7
Peoples of the Americas 12
The Spanish Empire 15
The First North Americans 23
England and the New World 30
The Freeborn Englishman 35
Voices of Freedom: From Henry Care, English Liberties, or, The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance (1680) 40
2. American Beginnings, 1607-1650 44
The Coming of the English 47
Settling the Chesapeake 51
Origins of American Slavery 57
The New England Way 62
Voices of Freedom: From John Winthrop, Speech to the Massachusetts General Court (July 3, 1645) 64
New Englanders Divided 69
The New England Economy 73
3. Crisis and Expansion: North American Colonies, 1650-1750 78
Empires in Conflict 81
The Expansion of England's Empire 87
Voices of Freedom: From William Penn, England's Present Interests Discovered (1675) 93
Colonies in Crisis 94
The Eighteenth Century: A Growing Society 101
Social Classes in the Colonies 110
4. Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire to 1763 118
Slavery and the Empire 121
Slave Culture and Slave Resistance 130
An Empire of Freedom 133
The Public Sphere 138
The Great Awakening 145
Imperial Rivalries 148
Battle for the Continent 151
Voices of Freedom: From Pontiac, Speeches (1762 and 1763) 156
Part 2 A New Nation, 1763-1840
5. The American Revolution, 1763-1783 166
The Crisis Begins 169
The Road to Revolution 176
The Coming of Independence 180
Voices of Freedom: From Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) 185
Securing Independence 189
6. The Revolution Within 200
Democratizing Freedom 203
Toward Religious Liberty 207
Defining Economic Freedom 212
The Limits of Liberty 215
Slavery and the Revolution 220
Voices of Freedom: From Petitions of Slaves to the Massachusetts Legislature (1773 and 1777) 224
Daughters of Liberty 228
7. Founding a Nation, 1783-1789 234
America under the Articles of Confederation 237
A New Constitution 246
The Ratification Debate and the Origin of the Bill of Rights 253
Voices of Freedom: From James Madison, The Federalist no. 51, and Anti-Federalist Essay Signed "Brutus" (1787) 254
We the People 261
8. Securing the Republic, 1790-1815 270
Politics in an Age of Passion 272
Voices of Freedom: From Address of the Democratic-Republican Society of Pennsylvania (December 18, 1794) 281
The Adams Presidency 283
Jefferson in Power 290
The "Second War of Independence" 298
9. The Market Revolution 306
A New Economy 309
Market Society 319
Voices of Freedom: From Josephine L. Baker, "A Second Peep at Factory Life," Lowell Offering (1845) 328
The Free Individual 330
The Limits of Prosperity 335
10. Democracy in America, 1815-1840 344
The Triumph of Democracy 346
Voices of Freedom: From "The Memorial of the Non-Freeholders of the City of Richmond" (1829) 348
Nationalism and Its Discontents 353
Nation, Section, and Party 358
The Age of Jackson 363
The Bank War and After 373
Part 3 Slavery, Freedom, and the Crisis of the Union, 1840-1877
11. The Peculiar Institution 386
The Old South 389
Voices of Freedom: From John C. Calhoun, Speech in Congress (1837) 398
Life under Slavery 400
Slave Culture 409
Resistance to Slavery 414
12. An Age of Reform, 1820-1840 422
The Reform Impulse 424
The Crusade against Slavery 434
Black and White Abolitionism 441
The Origins of Feminism 445
Voices of Freedom: From Angelina Grimke, Letter in The Liberator (August 2, 1837) 448
13. A House Divided, 1840-1861 456
Fruits of Manifest Destiny 458
A Dose of Arsenic 470
The Rise of the Republican Party 477
Voices of Freedom: From William H. Seward, "The Irrepressible Conflict" (1858) 484
The Emergence of Lincoln 487
The Impending Crisis 495
14. A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865 502
The First Modern War 504
The Coming of Emancipation 514
The Second American Revolution 524
Voices of Freedom: From Abraham Lincoln, Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore (April 18, 1864) 525
The Confederate Nation 532
Turning Points 536
Rehearsals for Reconstruction and the End of the War 539
15. "What Is Freedom?": Reconstruction, 1865-1877 548
The Meaning of Freedom 551
Voices of Freedom: From Petition of Committee in Behalf of the Freedmen to Andrew Johnson (1865) 558
The Making of Radical Reconstruction 562
Radical Reconstruction in the South 572
The Overthrow of Reconstruction 577
The Declaration of Independence (1776) 2
The Constitution of the United States (1787) 4
From George Washington's Farewell Address (1796) 14
The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848) 18
From Frederick Douglass's "What, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July?" Speech (1852) 20
The Gettysburg Address (1863) 23
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865) 24
The Populist Platform of 1892 25
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address (1933) 28
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963) 30
Presidential Elections 32
Admission of States 40
Population of the United States 41
Historical Statistics of the United States
Workforce 42
Immigration, by Origin 42
Glossary 43
Credits 63
Index 67
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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    terrrible - useless

    Got this book for my history class, in hopes of using it on my tablet during class. Cannot be open on my tablet due to it being a text book and barnes and nobles requires you to have the "nook study" to open it, which can only be used on desktops. Inquired about a refund and they said they would process it and it should hit my account in a couple weeks... yea, that was a month ago, still haven't gotten the refund. Poor management of material and really poor customer service. Will not be going to barnes and noble again.

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    Great read:-)

    Great read

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    Interesting take on History

    Got the book for History 12 college class. It was a great supplement to the in class lectures. It gave a different perspective on historic events.

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    The author issues so many vague generalities, you'd think it was

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    I ordered this book about three weeks ago. It was scheduled to be shipped out on March 7, 2011. It is now March 24, 2011 and I have yet to receive anything. I would like a refund and an explanation about the whereabouts of the book I paid for.

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