Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People since 1863 / Edition 3

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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE 5e, offers readers a clear, concise 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 users 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534169411
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Murrin is a specialist in American colonial and revolutionary history, and the early republic. He has edited one multi-volume series and five books, including two co-edited collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition (2001) and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays on early American history range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the rise of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the 19th century. Professor Murrin served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999. He is the author of Chapters 1-6.

A specialist in early national social history, Paul E. Johnson also is the author of THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC, 1789-1829 (2006); SAM PATCH, THE FAMOUS JUMPER (2003); A SHOPKEEPERS MILLENNIUM: SOCIETY AND REVIVALS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 1815-1837, 25th Anniversary Edition (2004); co-author (with Sean Wilentz) of THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS: SEX AND SALVATION IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICA (1994); and editor of AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: ESSAYS IN HISTORY (1994). He was awarded the Merle Curti Prize of the Organization of American Historians (1980), the Richard P. McCormack Prize of the New Jersey Historical Association (1989), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1985-1986), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1995), the Gilder Lehrman Institute (2001) and the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Fellowship (2006-2007). He is the author of Chapters 7-12.

JamesM. McPherson is a distinguished Civil War historian. He won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for his book BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA. His other publications include MARCHING TOWARD FREEDOM: BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR, Second Edition, (1991); ORDEAL BY FIRE: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, Third Edition, (2001); ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1991); FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR (1997), which won the Lincoln Prize in 1998; and HALLOWED GROUND: A WALK AT GETTYSBURG (2003). Professor McPherson served as president of the American Historical Association (2003-2004). He is the author of Chapters 13-17.

Gary Gerstle is a historian of the 20th-century United States. His books include WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960 (1989), and AMERICAN CRUCIBLE: RACE AND NATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2001), winner of the Saloutos Prize for the best work in immigration and ethnic history. He has also co-edited three books: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEW DEAL ORDER, 1930-1980 (1989); E PLURIBUS UNUM: IMMIGRANTS, CIVIC CULTURE, AND POLITICAL INCORPORATION (2001); and RULING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF WEALTH AND POWER IN A DEMOCRACY (2005). His articles have appeared in the "American Historical Review," "Journal of American History," "American Quarterly," and other journals. He has served on the board of editors of both the "Journal of American History" and the "American Historical Review." His honors include a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He is the author of Chapters 20-25.

Emily Rosenberg specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the 20th century and is the author of SPREADING THE AMERICAN DREAM: AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL EXPANSION, 1890-1945 (1982); FINANCIAL MISSIONARIES TO THE WORLD: THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF DOLLAR DIPLOMACY (1999), which won the Ferrell Senior Book Award; and A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE: PEARL HARBOR IN AMERICAN MEMORY (2004). Her other publications include (with Norman L. Rosenberg) IN OUR TIMES: AMERICA SINCE 1945, Seventh Edition (2003), and numerous articles dealing with foreign relations in the context of international finance, American culture, and gender ideology. She has served on the board of the Organization of American Historians, on the board of editors of the "Journal of American History," and as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She is co-author, along with Norman L. Rosenberg, of chapters 26-32.

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Table of Contents


17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877.
18. A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900.
19. The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900.
20. An Industrial Society, 1900-1920.
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, 1946-1953.
28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963.
29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974.
30. Power and Politics, 1974-1992.
31. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century.
32. Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2007.
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