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This best-selling introductory American history survey text provides students with a clear understanding of how power is gained, lost, and used in both public and private life. Central to this text are the themes of liberty, equality, and power, as well as the shifting relationships and tensions between these evolving concepts. The authors use these themes to convey the complex reality and diversity of America's history.
1. When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe.
2.The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America.
3.England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion.
4.Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent.
5.Reform, Resistance, Revolution.
6.The Revolutionary Republic.
7.The Democratic Republic, 1790-1820.
8.Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815.
9.The Market Revolution, 1815-1860.
10.Toward an American Culture.
11.Society, Culture, and Politics, 1820s-1840s.
13.Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty-or Slavery?
14.The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860.
15.Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862.
16.A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865.
18.Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890.
19.Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s.
20.An Industrial Society, 1890-1920.
22.Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917.
23.War and Society, 1914-1920.
25.The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939.
26.America during the Second World War.
27.The Age of Containment, 1946-1954.
28.Affluence and Its Discontents, 1954-1963.
29.America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974.
30.Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century.
31.Power and Politics Since 1974.
Posted August 23, 2002
A comprehensive but flawed representation of 'American' history. Poor scholarship...(eg attributing 'entangling alliances' to Geo Washington's Farewell when the term is actually from Jefferson's First Inaugural), and political correctness abound...(eg, in a section dealing with early contacts btw natives and Europeans...'Christians were shocked by human sacrifice and found cannabalism revolting, but Indians (sic) regarded certain European practices with equal horror. Between 1500 and 1700, Europeans burned or hanged up to 100.000 people, usually old women for conversing with the wrong spirits-that is, for witchcraft. To the Indians, such executions looked like human sacrifices to placate an angry Christian God.'...I guess the 'Indians' found out about the witch hunts and the Inquisition by checking the Internet...). If you've read Joseph Ellis, ('Founding Brothers', 'American Sphinx') or David McCullough, ('John Adams') you won't care for this. I had to buy this book - it's my college text, (went back to college after my 65th birthday). A sure trade-in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 25, 2001
This book is a great book that outlines the history of American history. The book provides students with a framework through which to view all of the fascinatiing moments and diverse individuals that 'live' in the American past.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.