People and a Nation: A History of the United States / Edition 4by Mary Beth Norton, Paul D. Escott, Thomas G. Paterson, William M. Tuttle
Pub. Date: 10/28/1995
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
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A People and a Nation, Brief Sixth Edition, weaves the rich fabric of social history into a political, diplomatic, and economic narrative to tell the whole story of American history. The thoughtful discussion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture brings America's history to life.
New content in this edition includes new coverage of slavery in the colonial period; enhanced discussion of regional interconnections in the emerging market economy in the antebellum era; coordinated examination of the development of race theory and the social construction of racial identity; expanded consideration of the West throughout; new integration of the South into the national picture; new attention to the role of religion in American social and political history; new treatment of 20th century foreign relations culture; stronger emphasis on women; and enhanced discussion of the U.S. in the world.
- New! Chapter-ending Legacy for a People and a Nation features focus on specific events, movements, or facts that show a striking relevance to present-day events and controversies. The features demonstrate how important the past is to the present, providing a forum for contemporary analysis.
- New!New co-author David Blight, a respected scholar of African American history, revised material on the antebellum South, Civil War, and Reconstruction, incorporating up-to-date scholarship and reinvigorating critical topics.
- New!The Brief Sixth Edition now features a full-color design, providing the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of its full-length counterpart at a fraction of the cost.
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Table of Contents
1. Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492-1600. 2. Europeans Colonize North America, 1600-1650. 3. North America in the Atlantic World, 1650-1720. 4. Becoming America? 1720-1760. 5. The Ends of Empire, 1754-1774. 6. American Revolutions, 1775-1783. 7. Forging a Nation, 1783-1800. 8. Defining the Nation, 1801-1823. 9. The Rise of the South, 1815-1860. 10. The Restless North, 1815-1860. 11. The Contested West, 1815-1860. 12. Politics and the Fate of the Union, 1824-1859. 13. Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1860-1865. 14. Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877. 15. The Ecology of the West and South, 1865-1900. 16. Building Factories, Building Cities, 1877-1900. 17. Gilded Age Politics, 1877-1900. 18. The Progressive Era, 1895-1920. 19. The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914. 20. Americans in the Great War, 1914-1920. 21. The New Era, 1920-1929. 22. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 23. The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1939-1945. 24. The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945-1961. 25. America at Midcentury, 1945-1960. 26. The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960-1968. 27. A Pivotal Era, 1969-1980. 28. Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992. 29. Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992.
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