Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People / Edition 3

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People / Edition 3

by John M. Murrin
     
 

By telling many small stories, the authors describe how the big story played out: the USA became a superpower in a relatively short time, built in part by a free market economy and rapid assimilation of new technologies, increasing freedom for many who had not thought they could get it even while they struggled for it to the point of death, and the accumulation of… See more details below

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By telling many small stories, the authors describe how the big story played out: the USA became a superpower in a relatively short time, built in part by a free market economy and rapid assimilation of new technologies, increasing freedom for many who had not thought they could get it even while they struggled for it to the point of death, and the accumulation of power, whether economic, social, political, or spiritual. In 31 chapters they show how that power provided, paradoxically, slavery and freedom, wealth and poverty, privilege and subservience, war and peace, and how the systems and frameworks of power that functioned domestically became the model for how America chose to deal with the rest of the world. The text is generously illustrated and the publisher includes free access to the companion web site. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155065369
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/27/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
1232
Product dimensions:
8.17(w) x 10.18(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe2
Ch. 2The Challenge to Spain and the Spectrum of European Settlement44
Ch. 3England Discovers Its Colonies: Upheaval, War, Trade, and Empire82
Ch. 4Expansion, Diversity, and Anglicization in Provincial America116
Ch. 5War, Victory, and Imperial Reform144
Ch. 6Resistance, Revolution, and Independence174
Ch. 7The Republican Experiment206
Ch. 8The Democratic Republic, 1790-1820252
Ch. 9Completing the Revolution282
Ch. 10The Market Revolution, 1815-1860312
Ch. 11Toward an American Culture340
Ch. 12Jacksonian Democracy366
Ch. 13Society, Culture, and Politics, 1820-1840394
Ch. 14Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty - or Slavery?420
Ch. 15The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860448
Ch. 16Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862482
Ch. 17A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865518
Ch. 18Reconstruction, 1863-1877554
Ch. 19The Gilded Age590
Ch. 20An Industrial Society, 1900-1920626
Ch. 21Progressivism658
Ch. 22American Imperialism, 1898-1917694
Ch. 23War and Society, 1914-1920722
Ch. 24The 1920s762
Ch. 25The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939796
Ch. 26America during the Second World War836
Ch. 27The Age of Anxiety, 1946-1954872
Ch. 28Affluence and Its Perils, 1954-1963914
Ch. 29America during Its Longest War, 1963-1973948
Ch. 30America in Transition: Economics, Culture, and Social Change in the Late Twentieth Century978
Ch. 31The Last Quarter-Century: Politics and Foreign Policy from Ford to Clinton1014
Appendix1051
Photo Credits1089
Index1093

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