Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic: To 1877

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The latest addition to our very successful Overture Books program,Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative History of the American Republic,is based on one of the most successful US history survey texts in recent memory. Its success is due to its well-crafted blend of political and social history. This concise edition incorporates the scholarship of the latest social historians,within the framework of a compelling narrative history. The narrative tells how this teeming Nation of Nations as Walt Whitman named it,manages to prosper and expand to become the longest live republic in the history of the world. Nation of Nations attempts to tell its story with a flair most textbooks lack. This concise edition stands apart from other brief editions of U.S. history survey texts because it does not sacrifice narrative interest by condensing it out. This text provides a steamlined narrative,yet its style remains clear and its prose lively.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070157392
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 456

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Charts
Preface to the Brief Edition
Ch. 1 Old World, New Worlds 5
Ch. 2 The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial South 33
Ch. 3 The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial North 60
Ch. 4 The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America 87
Ch. 5 Toward the War for American Independence 116
Ch. 6 The American People and the American Revolution 141
Ch. 7 Crisis and Constitution 166
Ch. 8 The Republic Launched 193
Ch. 9 The Jeffersonian Republic 217
Ch. 10 The Opening of America 244
Ch. 11 The Rise of Democracy 269
Ch. 12 The Fires of Perfection 296
Ch. 13 The Old South 322
Ch. 14 Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue 349
Ch. 15 The Union Broken 375
Ch. 16 Total War and the Republic 401
Ch. 17 Reconstructing the Union 433
Ch. 18 The New Industrial Order 460
Ch. 19 The Rise of an Urban Order 489
Ch. 20 Agrarian Domains: The South and the West 516
Ch. 21 The Failure of Traditional Politics 545
Ch. 22 The New Empire 570
Ch. 23 The Progressive Era 591
Ch. 24 The United States and the Old World Order 622
Ch. 25 The New Era 654
Ch. 26 Crash and Depression 683
Ch. 27 The New Deal 709
Ch. 28 America's Rise to Globalism 736
Ch. 29 Cold War America 776
Ch. 30 The Suburban Era 803
Ch. 31 Liberalism and Beyond 831
Ch. 32 The Vietnam Era 860
Ch. 33 The Age of Limits 889
Ch. 34 A Nation Still Divisible 916
Appendix A.1
Declaration of Independence A.1
The Constitution of the United States of America A.4
Presidential Elections A.19
Justices of the Supreme Court A.23
A Social Profile of the American Republic A.25
Bibliography A.29
Photo Credits A.67
Index A.70
About the Authors A.124
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