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. 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.