The Unfinished Nation: Brief, Interactive History of the American People / Edition 1

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In this second and revised edition of The Unfinished Nation, Alan Brinkley provides a clear account of the American chronicle that strikes a balance between the new diversity in scholarship and the narrative unity that any general history must have. Brinkley makes plain that one can incorporate the rich and varied experiences of America's many cultures into a coherent and compelling account and at the same time retain a sense of what ties Americans together as members of an often troubled but remarkably successful nation. The revised edition pays particular attention to fresh scholarship on the American West, on Hispanic Americans, and on Asian Americans. There is a new section on the rise of the contemporary political right, and an enlargement of coverage of the Vietnam War.

This one-volume history of the U.S. by one of our foremost historians tells of the country's diversity and complexity and also of "the forces that have drawn it together and allowed it to survive and flourish despite division." A superb rendering of the American past that vividly portrays a complex and great nation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077240677
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN BRINKLEY is the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former Provost at Columbia University. He is the author of Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liberalism and its Discontents. His most recent books — Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century will be published in 2010. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard. He taught previously at MIT, Harvard, and the City University Graduate School before joining the Columbia faculty In 1991. In 1998-1999, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. He won the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award at Harvard in 1987 and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center and Oxford University Press, and chairman of the board of trustees of the Century Foundation.

He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and the University of Torino (Italy). He was the 1998-1999 Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Meeting of CulturesChapter 2: Transplantations and BorderlandsChapter 3: Society and Culture in Provincial AmericaChapter 4: The Empire in TransitionChapter 5: The American RevolutionChapter 6: The Constitution and the New RepublicChapter 7: The Jeffersonian EraChapter 8: Varieties of American NationalismChapter 9: Jacksonian AmericaChapter 10: America’s Economic RevolutionChapter 11: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old SouthChapter 12: Antebellum Culture and ReformChapter 13: The Impending CrisisChapter 14: The Civil WarChapter 15: Reconstruction and the New SouthChapter 16: The Conquest of the Far WestChapter 17: Industrial SupremacyChapter 18: The Age of the CityChapter 19: From Stalemate to CrisisChapter 20: The Imperial RepublicChapter 21: The Rise of ProgressivismChapter 22: The Battle for National ReformChapter 23: America and the Great WarChapter 24: The New EraChapter 25: The Great DepressionChapter 26: The New DealChapter 27: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941Chapter 28: America in a World at WarChapter 29: The Cold WarChapter 30: The Affluent SocietyChapter 31: The Ordeal of LiberalismChapter 32: The Crisis of AuthorityChapter 33: From the “Age of Limits” to the Age of ReaganChapter 34: The Age of Globalization

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