Of the People: A History of the United States

Of the People: A History of the United States

by James Oakes, Michael McGerr, Jan Ellen Lewis, Nick Cullather
     
 

Of the People: A History of the United States not only tells the history of America—of its people and places, of its dealings and ideals—but it also unfolds the story of American democracy, carefully marking how this country's evolution has been anything but certain, from its complex beginnings to its modern challenges.

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Of the People: A History of the United States not only tells the history of America—of its people and places, of its dealings and ideals—but it also unfolds the story of American democracy, carefully marking how this country's evolution has been anything but certain, from its complex beginnings to its modern challenges.

This comprehensive survey focuses on the social and political lives of people—some famous, some ordinary—revealing the compelling story of America's democracy from an individual perspective, from across the landscapes of diverse communities, and ultimately from within the larger context of the world.

New to the Second Edition

* Updated scholarship, with enhanced coverage of democracy
* Expanded coverage of Native American societies, heavily revised coverage of the Gilded Age, and integrated material on slavery and African-American history
* A revised final chapter that covers the financial crisis that began in 2008, the death of bin Laden, and the Tea Party
* Current maps and charts that reflect the most recent census data
* New Additions to "American Portrait," "American Landscape," and "America and the World" features
* New visual review diagrams, enhanced critical-thinking pedagogy, and additional pedagogical aids

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195371031
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/25/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1184
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Worlds in Motion, 1450-1550
Chapter 2: Colonial Outposts, 1550-1650
Chapter 3: The English Come to Stay, 1600-1660
Chapter 4: Continental Empires 1660-1720
Chapter 5: The Eighteenth-Century World, 1700-1775
Chapter 6: Conflict on the Edge of Empire, 1713-1774
Chapter 7: Creating a New Nation, 1774-1788
Chapter 8: Contested Republic, 1789-1800
Chapter 9: A Republic in Transition, 1800-1820
Chapter 10: Jacksonian Democracy, 1820-1848
Chapter 11: Reform and Conflict, 1825-1840
Chapter 12: Slavery and the Nation, 1790-1860
Chapter 13: Manifest Destiny, 1830-1848
Chapter 14: The Politics of Slavery, 1848-1860
Chapter 15: A War for Union and Emancipation, 1861-1865
Chapter 16: Reconstructing a Nation, 1865-1877

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