The Shaping of the American Present 1865 / Edition 5

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An interpretive history of the US from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes both political history with solid coverage of social history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780138083878
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/18/1989
  • Edition description: 5th ed., combined ed
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Old World and the New World.

2. The Beginnings: The South.

3. The Beginnings: New England.

4. The Beginnings: The Middle Colonies.

5. The New People: American Life and Thought in the Eighteenth Century.

6. The New People Seize Independence.

7. Forming the Nation.

8. The New Nation: The Federalist Era.

9. The Age of Jefferson: Expansion and War.

10. The Nationalist Era.

11. The Great Transformation 1815-1850: Human and Physical Dimensions.

12. The Age of Jackson: A Republican Culture.

13. The Age of Jackson, Center Stage: The National Debate.

14. Surge to the Pacific.

15. Abolitionism: The Building Storm.

16. The Shifting Balance: The North and the South at Midcentury.

17. Disruption Begins: Bleeding Kansas.

18. The Nation Splits Apart.

19. The Civil War.

20. Reconstruction.

21. Gilded Age America 1870s-1890s: Growth and Development.

22. Gilded Age America 1870s-1890s: The Nation in Crisis.

23. Gilded Age America 1870s-1890s: Center Stageā€”The National Debate.

24. Emergence to World Power.

25. The Progressive Era: New Ways of Thinking.

26. The Progressive Era; Republicans in Charge.

27. The Progressive Era: Democrats in Charge.

28. America and the First World War.

29. Life and Thought in the New Urban America.

30. The New Era: Triumph and Disaster.

31. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal.

32. America and World War II.

33. The Cold War.

34. Complacent Years: Truman and Eisenhower.

35. The Turbulent 1960s: The Egalitarian Surge Builds Momentum.

36. The Turbulent 1960s: The Flood Tide of Reform Peaks and Falls Back.

37. The End of American Innocence: The Vietnam War.

38. Watergate, the Ford-Carter Years, and the Reagan Revolution.

39. The American People and Nation: Comparisons.

The Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution of the United States.

Presidential Elections.

Date of Statehood.

Population of the United States.

Territorial Expansion.


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