The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume I: To 1877 / Edition 8by Joseph R. Conlin
Pub. Date: 03/16/2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the
America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail.
Table of Contents
1. Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas About 15,000 B.C. to A.D. 1550. 2. England at Home, England Overseas: The Roanoke and Jamestown Colonies 1530-1607. 3. Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1608-1732. 4. Old World Intentions, New World Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s. 5. Outsiders: Colonial Indians and Africans. 6. Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763. 7. Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763-1770. 8. From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770-1776. 9. The War for Independence: The Rebels Defeated, The Rebels Victorious 1776-1781. 10. Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781-1789. 11. We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800. 12. The Age of Thomas Jefferson: Expanding the Nation 1800-1815. 13. Nationalist Stirrings: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824. 14. Machines, Cotton, Land: The American Economy and Society 1790-1824. 15. The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824-1830. 16. In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830-1842. 17. Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850. 18. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the South. 19. From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820-1848. 20. Apples of Discord: Lands, Slaves, Immigrants 1844-1856. 21. The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854-1861. 22. Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862. 23. Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865. 24. Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877.
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