The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People: To 1877 / Edition 3

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The Enduring Vision, Dolphin Edition balances political, social and cultural history within a clear, chronological framework. Significant revisions of the Fifth Edition of The Enduring Vision are reflected in the Dolphin Edition, including recent history on disease, medicine and public health and special emphasis on cultural history, the west and the environment.
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Meet the Author

Paul S. Boyer (PhD, Harvard University) is Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An editor of Notable American Women, 1607–1950 (1971), he also co-authored Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1974) with Stephen Nissenbaum, for which he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820–1920 (1978), By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age (1985), When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture (1992), and Promises to Keep: The United States Since World War II (published by Houghton Mifflin). Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Companion to United States History (2000), his articles and essays have appeared in American Quarterly, New Republic, and other journals. Dr. Boyer has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Northwestern University, and the College of William and Mary.

Clifford E. Clark, Jr. (PhD, Harvard University) is M. A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, where he has served as both Chair of the History Department and Director of the American Studies program. Dr. Clark is the author of Henry Ward Beecher: Spokesman for a Middle-Class America (1978), The American Family Home, 1800–1960 (1986), The Intellectual and Cultural History of Anglo-America since 1789 in the General History of the Americas, and, with Carol Zellie, Northfield: The History and Architecture of aCommunity (1997). He has edited and contributed to Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People since 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Dr. Clark is active in material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.

Joseph F. Kett (PhD, Harvard University) is Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His works include The Formation of the American Medical Profession: The Role of Institutions, 1780–1860 (1968), Rites of Passage: Adolescence in America, 1790–Present (1977), The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, 1750–1990 (1994), and The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002), of which he is a co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee and served on the Board of Editors of the History of Education Quarterly. Dr. Kett is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Neal Salisbury (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a professor of History at Smith College. He is the author of Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England, 1500–1643 (1982), editor of The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, by Mary Rowlandson (1997), co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of The Companion to American Indian History (2002), and co-author of The People: A History of Native America (published by Houghton Mifflin). In addition, Dr. Salisbury has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections. Formerly Chair of the History Department at Smith, he is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history, has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory, and co-edits (with Fred Hoxie) a book series, Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History.

Harvard Sitkoff (PhD, Columbia University) is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of A New Deal for Blacks (1978), The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954–1992 (1992), and Postwar America: A Student Companion (2000); co-author of the National Park Service's Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States (2000) and The World War II Homefront (2003); and editor of Fifty Years Later: The New Deal Reevaluated (1984), A History of Our Time, 6/e (2002), and Perspectives on Modern America: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century (2001). Dr. Sitkoff's articles have appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of American History, and Journal of Southern History, among others. A frequent lecturer at universities abroad, he has been awarded the Fulbright Commission's John Adams Professorship of American Civilization in the Netherlands and the Mary Ball Washington Professorship of American History in Ireland.

Nancy Woloch (PhD, Indiana University) is the author of Women and the American Experience, editor of Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600–1900, and co-author, with Walter LaFeber and Richard Polenberg, of The American Century: A History of the United States since the 1890s. She is also the author of Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents (1996). Dr. Woloch teaches American history and American Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with Important Events.

  • 1. Native Peoples of America, to 1500
    The First Americans, c. 13,000–2500 B.C.
    Cultural Diversity, c. 2500 B.C.–A.D. 1500
    A Place in Time: Cahokia in 1200
    North American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact
    • 2. The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400–1625
      African and European Peoples
      Technology and Culture: Sugar Production in the Americas
      Europe and the Atlantic World, 1440–1600
      Footholds in North America, 1512–1625
      • 3. Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America, 1625–1700
        The New England Way
        Technology and Culture: Native American Baskets and Textiles in New England
        Chesapeake Society
        The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina
        The Middle Colonies
        Rivals for North America: France and Spain
        • 4. The Bonds of Empire, 1660–1750
          Rebellion and War, 1660–1713
          Colonial Economies and Societies, 1660–1750
          Competing for a Continent, 1713–1750
          Public Life in British America, 1689–1750
          • 5. Roads to Revolution, 1750–1776
            The Triumph of the British Empire, 1750–1763
            Imperial Revenues and Reorganization, 1760–1766
            Technology and Culture: Public Sanitation in Philadelphia
            Resistance Resumes, 1766–1770
            The Deepening Crisis, 1770–1774
            Toward Independence, 1774–1776
            • 6. Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776–1788
              The Prospects of War
              War and Peace, 1776–1783
              The Revolution and Social Change
              Forging New Governments, 1776–1787
              Toward a NewConstitution, 1786–1788
              • 7. Launching the New Republic, 1789–1800
                Constitutional Government Takes Shape, 1789–1796
                Hamilton and the Formulation of Federalist Policies, 1789–1794
                The United States on the World Stage, 1789–1796
                The Emergence of Party Politics, 1793–1800
                Economic and Social Change
                Technology and Culture: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Production in the 1790s
                • 8. Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 1801–1824
                  The Age of Jefferson
                  The Gathering Storm
                  The War of 1812
                  The Awakening of American Nationalism
                  • 9. The Transformation of American Society, 1815–1840
                    Westward Expansion
                    The Growth of the Market Economy
                    The Transportation Revolution: Steamboats, Canals, and Railroads
                    Technology and Culture: Building the Erie Canal
                    Industrial Beginnings
                    Equality and Inequality
                    The Revolution in Social Relationships
                    • 10. Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 1824–1840
                      The Rise of Democratic Politics, 1824–1832
                      The Bank Controversy and the Second Party System, 1833–1840
                      The Rise of Popular Religion
                      The Age of Reform
                      • 11. Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840–1860
                        Technology and Economic Growth
                        Technology and Culture: Guns and Gun Culture
                        The Quality of Life
                        Democratic Pastimes
                        The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art
                        • 12. The Old South and Slavery, 1830–1860
                          King Cotton
                          The Social Groups of the White South
                          Social Relations in the White South
                          Life Under Slavery
                          The Emergence of African-American Culture
                          • 13. Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840–1848
                            Newcomers and Natives
                            The West and Beyond
                            The Politics of Expansion, 1840—1846
                            The Mexican-American War and Its Aftermath, 1846–1848
                            Technology and Culture: The Age of the Clipper Ship
                            • 14. From Compromise to Secession, 1850–1861
                              Compromise of 1850
                              The Collapse of the Second Party System, 1853–1856
                              The Crisis of the Union, 1857–1860
                              The Collapse of the Union, 1860–1861
                              • 15. Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861–1865
                                Mobilizing for War
                                In Battle, 1861–1862
                                Emancipation Transforms the War, 1863
                                War and Society, North and South
                                Technology and Culture: The Camera and the Civil War
                                The Union Victorious, 1864–1865
                                • 16. The Crisis of Reconstruction, 1865–1877
                                  Reconstruction Politics, 1865–1868
                                  Reconstruction Governments
                                  The Impact of Emancipation
                                  New Concerns in the North, 1868–1876
                                  Reconstruction Abandoned, 1876–1877
                                  • 17. The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860–1900
                                    Native Americans and the Trans-Mississippi West
                                    A Place in Time: The Phoenix Indian School, 1891—1918
                                    Settling the West
                                    The Southwestern Frontier
                                    Exploiting the Western Landscape
                                    The West of Life and Legend
                                    • 18. The Rise of Industrial America, 1865–1900
                                      The Rise of Corporate America
                                      Stimulating Economic Growth
                                      The New South
                                      Factories and the Work Force
                                      Labor Unions and Industrial Conflict
                                      • 19. Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860–1900
                                        Everyday Life in Flux: The New American City
                                        Middle-Class Society and Culture
                                        Working-Class Politics and Reform
                                        Working-Class Leisure in the Immigrant City
                                        Cultures in Conflict
                                        A Place in Time: New Orleans, Louisiana 1890s
                                        • 20. Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1877–1900
                                          Party Politics in an Era of Social and Economic Upheaval, 1877–1884
                                          Politics of Privilege, Politics of Exclusion, 1884–1892
                                          The 1890s: Politics in a Depression Decade
                                          The Watershed Election of 1896
                                          Expansionist Stirrings and War with Spain, 1878–1901
                                          • 21. The Progressive Era, 1900–1917
                                            Progressives and Their Ideas
                                            State and Local Progressivism
                                            Blacks, Women, and Workers Organize
                                            National Progressivism Phase I: Roosevelt and Taft, 1901–1913
                                            A Place in Time: Hetch Hetchy Valley, California, 1913
                                            National Progressivism Phase II: Woodrow Wilson, 1913–1917
                                            • 22. Global Involvements and World War I, 1902–1920
                                              Defining America's World Role, 1902–1914
                                              War in Europe, 1914–1917
                                              Promoting the War and Suppressing Dissent
                                              Economic and Social Trends in Wartime America
                                              Joyous Armistice, Bitter Aftermath, 1918–1920
                                              • 23. The 1920s: Coping with Change, 1920–1929
                                                A New Economic Order
                                                The Harding and Coolidge Administrations
                                                Mass Society, Mass Culture
                                                Cultural Ferment and Creativity
                                                A Place in Time: Harlem in the Twenties
                                                A Society in Conflict
                                                Hoover at the Helm
                                                • 24. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1939
                                                  Crash and Depression, 1929–1932
                                                  The New Deal Takes Shape, 1933–1935
                                                  The New Deal Changes Course, 1935–1936
                                                  The New Deal's End Stage, 1937–1939
                                                  Social Change and Social Action in the 1930s
                                                  The American Cultural Scene in the 1930s
                                                  • 25. Americans and a World in Crisis, 1933–1945
                                                    The United States in a Menacing World, 1933–1939
                                                    Into the Storm, 1939–1941
                                                    America Mobilizes for War
                                                    The Battlefront, 1942–1944
                                                    War and American Society
                                                    Triumph and Tragedy, 1945
                                                    A Place in Time: Honolulu, Hawaii 1941–1945
                                                    • 26. The Cold War Abroad and at Home, 1945–1952
                                                      The Postwar Political Setting, 1945–1946
                                                      Anticommunism and Containment, 1946–1952
                                                      The Truman Administration at Home, 1945–1952
                                                      The Politics of Anticommunism
                                                      • 27. America at Midcentury, 1952–1960
                                                        The Eisenhower Presidency
                                                        Technology and Culture: The Interstate Highway System
                                                        The Cold War Continues
                                                        The Affluent Society
                                                        Consensus and Conservatism
                                                        The Other America
                                                        Seeds of Disquiet
                                                        • 28. The Liberal Era, 1960–1968
                                                          The Kennedy Presidency, 1960–1963
                                                          Liberalism Ascendant, 1963–1968
                                                          The Struggle for Black Equality, 1961–1968
                                                          Voices of Protest
                                                          The Liberal Crusade in Vietnam, 1961–1968
                                                          • 29. A Time of Upheaval, 1968–1974
                                                            The Youth Movement
                                                            The Counterculture
                                                            1968: The Politics of Upheaval
                                                            A Place in Time: Haight-Ashbury
                                                            Nixon and World Politics
                                                            Domestic Problems and Divisions
                                                            The Crisis of the Presidency
                                                            • 30. Society, Politics, and World Events from Ford to Reagan, 1974–1989
                                                              The Long Shadow of the 1960s: Cultural Changes and Continuities
                                                              Patterns of Social Change in Post-1960s America
                                                              Years of Malaise: Post-Watergate Politics and Diplomacy, 1974–1980
                                                              The Reagan Revolution, 1981–1984
                                                              A Sea of Problems in Reagan's Second Term, 1985–1989
                                                              • 31. Beyond the Cold War: Charting a New Course, 1988–1995
                                                                The Bush Years: Global Resolve, Domestic Drift, 1988–1993
                                                                The Clinton Era I: Debating Domestic Policy, 1993–1997
                                                                Social and Cultural Trends in 1990s America
                                                                A Place in Time: Miami, Florida, 1990s
                                                                • 32. New Century, New Challenges, 1996 to the Present
                                                                  The Clinton Era II: Domestic Politics, Scandals, Impeachment, 1996–2000
                                                                  Clinton's Foreign Policy: Beyond the Cold War
                                                                  The Economic Boom of the 1990s
                                                                  Disputed Election; Conservative Administration, 2000–2002
                                                                  Recession Woes; Campaign Finance Battles; Environmental Debates
                                                                  September 11 and Beyond
                                                                  War in Iraq and Its Painful Aftermath
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