Of the People: A History of the United States, Concise, Volume I: To 1877 / Edition 2

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Of the People: A Concise History of the United States, Second Edition, 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.

The Concise Second Edition tells the same great story, but with fewer words and images. Maintaining the structure, the features, and maps of the comprehensive edition, this concise version has been thoughtfully condensed—paragraphs now contain trimmed sentences and a reduced number of examples—thus leaving the book's core content and compelling narrative unchanged. The second edition includes 75 percent fewer margin quotations and 60 percent fewer images than in the comprehensive edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199924745
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 110,859
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Oakes, City University of New York Graduate Center
Michael McGerr, Indiana University-Bloomington
Jan Ellen Lewis, Rutgers University, Newark
Nick Cullather, Indiana University-Bloomington
Jeanne Boydston, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mark Summers, University of Kentucky
Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University

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Table of Contents

1. Worlds in Motion, 1450-1550
2. Colonial Outposts, 1550-1650
3. The English Come to Stay, 1600-1660
4. Continental Empires 1660-1720
5. The Eighteenth-Century World, 1700-1775
6. Conflict on the Edge of Empire, 1713-1774
7. Creating a New Nation, 1774-1788
8. Contested Republic, 1789-1800
9. A Republic in Transition, 1800-1820
10. Jacksonian Democracy, 1820-1848
11. Reform and Conflict, 1825-1840
12. Slavery and the Nation, 1790-1860
13. Manifest Destiny, 1830-1848
14. The Politics of Slavery, 1848-1860
15. A War for Union and Emancipation, 1861-1865
16. Reconstructing a Nation, 1865-1877
17. The Triumph of Industrial Capitalism, 1850-1890
18. Cultural Struggles of Industrial America, 1850-1895
19. The Politics of Industrial America, 1870-1892
20. Industry and Empire, 1890-1900
21. A United Body of Action, 1900-1916
22. A Global Power, 1914-1919
23. The Modern Nation: 1920-1928
24. A Great Depression and a New Deal, 1929-1940
25. The Second World War, 1941-1945
26. The Cold War, 1945-1952
27. The Consumer Society: 1945-1961
28. "The Table of Democracy": 1960-1968
29. Living with Less: 1968-1980
30. The Triumph of Conservatism: 1980-1992
31. "A Nation Transformed" 1989-2012

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