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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume A: To 1877, Brief / Edition 2
     

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume A: To 1877, Brief / Edition 2

by Carol Berkin
 

ISBN-10: 0618044280

ISBN-13: 9780618044283

Pub. Date: 08/09/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Overview


With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618044283
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggested Readings. 1. MAKING A "NEW" WORLD, TO 1588. American Origins. European Outreach and the Age of Exploration. The Challenges of Mutual Discovery. 2. A CONTINENT ON THE MOVE, 1400-1725. The New Europe and the Atlantic World. Individual Choices: Cabeza de Vaca. European Empires in America. Indians and the European Challenge. Conquest and Accommodation in a Shared New World. 3. FOUNDING THE ENGLISH MAINLAND COLONIES, 1607-1732. England and Colonization. Settling the Chesapeake. New England: Colonies of Dissenters. The Pluralism of the Middle Colonies. The Colonies of the Lower South. 4. THE BRITISH COLONIES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, 1689-1763. The British Transatlantic Communities of Trade. Community and Work in Colonial Society. Individual Choices: James Revel. Reason and Religion in Colonial Society. Government and Politics in the Mainland Colonies. North America and the Struggle for Empire. 5. CHOOSING LOYALTIES, 1763-1776. Victory's New Problems. Asserting American Rights. The Crisis Renewed. The Decision for Independence. Individual Choices: Esther Quincy Sewall. 6. RE-CREATING AMERICA: INDEPENDENCE AND A NEW NATION, 1775-1783. The First Two Years of War. Influences away from the Battlefield. From Stalemate to Victory. Republican Expectations in the New Nation. Making History: A Revolution in Women's Education. 7. COMPETING VISIONS OF THE VIRTUOUS REPUBLIC, 1776-1800. What Kind of a Republic?. Challenges to the Confederation. Creating a New Government. Resolving the Conflict of Visions. Competing Visions Reemerge. Conflict in the Adams Administration. Making History: Restraining Federal Power. 8. THE TRIUMPHS AND TRIALS OF JEFFERSONIANISM, 1800-1815. The "Revolution of 1800". Republicanism in Action. Challenge and Uncertainty in Jefferson's America. Troubling Currents in Jefferson's America. Crises in the Nation. The Nation at War. The War's Strange Conclusion. Individual Choices: William Weatherford. 9. THE RISE OF A NEW NATION, 1815-1836. The Emergence of New Expectations. Politics and Diplomacy in an Era of Good Feelings. Dynamic Growth and Political Consequences. The "New Man" in Politics. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Individual Choices: Samuel Austin Worcester. 10. THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION, 1815-1840. The Transportation Revolution. The Manufacturing Boom. The New Cotton Empire in the South. 11. RESPONSES TO THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION, 1815-1840. Reactions to Changing Conditions. Toward an American Culture. The Whig Alternative to Jacksonian Democracy. Making History: Prescribing Middle-Class Expectations. 12. WESTWARD EXPANSION AND MANIFEST DESTINY, 1841-1849. The Explosion Westward. The Social Fabric in the West. The Triumph of "Manifest Destiny". Individual Choices: Lorenzo de Zavala. Expansion and Sectional Crisis. 13. SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND SHATTERED UNION, 1850-1861. New Political Choices. Toward a House Divided. Individual Choices: Harriet Tubman. The Divided Nation. The Nation Dissolved. 14. A VIOLENT SOLUTION: CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865. The Politics of War. From Bull Run to Antietam. The Human Dimensions of War. Waging Total War. Making History: The Choice for Emancipation. 15. RECONSTRUCTION: HIGH HOPES AND BROKEN DREAMS, 1865-1877. Presidential Reconstruction. Freedom and the Legacy of Slavery. Congressional Reconstruction. Black Reconstruction. The End of Reconstruction. APPENDIX. Bibliography. Documents: Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the United States. Tables: Territorial Expansion of the United States; Admission of States into the Union; Presidential Elections. Index.

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