Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People / Edition 4

Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People / Edition 4

by John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Gary Gerstle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495091766

ISBN-13: 9780495091769

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major…  See more details below

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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. This approach helps students understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. This Fourth Edition retains the narrative clarity, unparalleled coverage, and thematic unity that are the hallmarks of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER. It updates the text's proven ability to cover social and cultural history with such timely topics as globalization, the impact of science and technology, evolving roles for religion, and expands upon the text's extensively multicultural coverage. Backed by an ancillary package unmatched in this market, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER makes its thorough, memorable coverage equally accessible to students and instructors. It's available in the following volume splits: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 0534627307 LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume I: To 1877, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 0534627315 LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume II: Since 1863, Fourth Edition (Chapters 17-31), ISBN: 0534627323.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495091769
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1007
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.59(d)

Table of Contents


(Single volume contains Chapters 1-31, Volume I: To 1877 contains Chapters 1-17, Volume II: Since 1863 contains Chapters 17-31) 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. 12. Jacksonian Democracy. 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. 17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877. 18. Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890. 19. Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s. 20. An Industrial Society, 1890-1920. 21. Progressivism. 22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917. 23. War and Society, 1914-1920. 24. The 1920s. 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.

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