Making America: A History of the United States, Brief / Edition 6

Making America: A History of the United States, Brief / Edition 6

by Carol Berkin, Christopher Miller, Robert Cherny, James Gormly
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133317693

ISBN-13: 9781133317692

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning


MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages readers to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology,…  See more details below

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MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages readers to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to readers of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow readers to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows readers to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help readers analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World" introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133317692
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
829,017
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


1. Making a "New" World, to 1588. 2. A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725. 3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1732. 4. The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763. 5. Deciding Where Loyalties Lie, 1763-1776. 6. Recreating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783. 7. Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1770-1796. 8. The Early Republic, 1796-1804. 9. Increasing Conflict and War, 1805-1815. 10. The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836. 11. The Great Transformation: Growth and Expansion, 1828-1848. 12. Responses to the Great Transformation, 1828-1848. 13. Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1848-1860. 14. A Violent Choice: Civil War, 1861-1865. 15. Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877. 16. The Nation Industrializes, 1865-1900. 17. Life in the Gilded Age, 1865-1900. 18. Politics and Foreign Relations in a Rapidly Changing Nation, 1865-1902. 19. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917. 20. The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920. 21. Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928. 22. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 23. America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945. 24. Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952. 25. Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960. 26. Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968. 27. America Under Stress, 1967-1976. 28. New Economic and Political Alignments, 1976-1992. 29. Entering a New Century, 1992-2010.

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