The American Experiment: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877 / Edition 2

The American Experiment: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877 / Edition 2

by Steven M. Gillon, Cathy D. Matson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618429506

ISBN-13: 9780618429509

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Using the framework of the new political history, this text examines the successes and failures of the democratic experiment throughout the American past. The text invigorates the new political history with a more inclusive vision of politics that captures the experience of all Americans.

The text's narrative examines social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic

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Using the framework of the new political history, this text examines the successes and failures of the democratic experiment throughout the American past. The text invigorates the new political history with a more inclusive vision of politics that captures the experience of all Americans.

The text's narrative examines social, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history to ensure that all the important events and stories of American history are covered.

  • The end-of chapter Competing Voices feature includes two primary sources, a headnote, and questions.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes tell a story and introduce the key themes of each chapter. The vignettes are followed by an introduction and three to five Focus Questions.
  • A chapter-ending Conclusion revisits and answers the Focus Questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618429509
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. Out of Old Worlds, New Worlds. 2. The First Experiments, 1540-1680. 3. Imperial Connections, 1660-1748. 4. Colonial Maturation and Conflict, 1680-1754. 5. Forging the American Experiment, 1754-1775. 6. Winning Independence, 1775-1783. 7. The Federal Experiment, 1783-1800. 8. Striving for Nationhood, 1800-1824. 9. An Emerging Capitalist Nation, 1790-1820. 10. Transforming the Political Culture, 1820-1840. 11. Industry and Reform in the North, 1820-1850. 12. Living with Slavery, North and South, 1820-1850. 13. The Westward Experiment, 1820-1850. 14. The Sectional Challenge, 1848-1860. 15. Transforming the Experiment: The Civil War, 1861-1865. 16. Reconstruction and the New South, 1864-1900.

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