The National Experience: A History of the United States since 1865 / Edition 8

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A history of the United States with an emphasis on public policy. Includes maps, photos, charts, and suggestions for further reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155007314
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 885
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.97 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on the Suggestions for Reading
Ch. 1Making Use of a New World2
Tudor England and the New World
The Founding of Virginia
The Founding of New England
Proprietary Ventures
Ch. 2The Pattern of Empire30
The Restoration Colonies
Problems of Enforcement
The Contest for the Continent
Ch. 3The First American Way of Life60
Patterns of Existence
The Emerging American Mind
Ch. 4The Second Discovery of America86
Contest for Empire
A New Empire and New Ideas
Toward Independence
Ch. 5An American People118
The Winning of Independence
The Experimental Period
The Crisis of American Nationality
Ch. 6Establishing National Institutions148
Launching the New Government
The Shaping of Domestic Policy
Foreign Affairs under Washington
Federalists versus Republicans
The Presidency of John Adams
Ch. 7Jeffersonian Republicanism174
Economy and Simplicity
Ferment in the West
Political Complications
Trouble on the High Seas
The Decision for War
The War of 1812
Peace Negotiations
Ch. 8Nationalism and Economic Expansion200
The Triumph of Neo-Federalism
John Marshall and the Supreme Court
The Monroe Doctrine
The Westward Movement
Slavery and the Cotton Kingdom
Another Frontier: Industry and Technology
Ch. 9Politics for the Common Man228
The New Democracy
John Quincy Adams and National Republicanism
Jacksonian Democracy
Internal Improvements and Public Lands
Religious and Ethnic Minorities
The Tariff and Nullification
The Bank War
Panic and Depression
Tyler and Paralysis
Ch. 10An Era of Reform258
The Religious Background
The Movement for Reform
The Crusade against Slavery
The Proslavery Argument
Ch. 11Expansion and Sectional Crisis282
Westward to the Pacific
Polk and the Triumph of Manifest Destiny
War with Mexico
Crisis and Compromise
The Aftermath
Ch. 12America at Midcentury308
The Emergence of an American Literature
Intimations of Imperialism
International Trade
Economic Growth
Economic Discontent in the South
Ch. 13Destruction of the Union330
The Divisive Issue
The House Divided
Heightened Violence
Ch. 14The Civil War358
Preparation for War
Battlefields and Emancipation
The Decisive Campaigns of 1863
The War's End
Ch. 15Reconstruction394
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
The Ebullient North
The Grant Era
Ch. 16The New South: Reunion and Readjustment420
Sectional Compromise Restored
Subordination of the Freedmen
Politics in the New South
The Colonial Economy
Ch. 17The New West: Empire within a Nation440
Subordination of the Indians
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