These United States: The Questions of Our Past / Edition 6

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $70.00   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$70.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$70.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, this "concise" survey explores the many and varied threads of American history—social, intellectual, cultural political, diplomatic, economic, and military—from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousands of years ago through the crisis following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. Inclusive of all the diverse groups that are and have been part of the American fabric, it shows how the story of America is a human story revealing the imperfections, as well as the triumphs of human endeavor and the human spirit. Using a unique "inquiry approach," each chapter is built around a specific question or theme designed to challenge readers to consider the complexity of America's past. Considers questions such as: How Did Old World Life and Culture Change the Wilderness? What Made the American Economic Miracle Possible? What Was Jacksonian Democracy and How Did It Change Political Life? Was the Mexican War and Expansionism Greed, Manifest Destiny or Inevitability? What Were Americans before the Civil War Really Like? What Is Myth and What Was Real Regarding the Old South? What Went Wrong in Reconstruction? What Were the Causes, What Were the Costs of Industrialization? How "Gilded" Was the Gilded Age? World War I: Idealism, National Interest, or Neutral Rights? The Twenties: Happy Adolescence or Decade of Stress? The New Deal: Too Far or Not Far Enough? World War II: Blunder, or Decision in the National Interest? The "Reagan Revolution": What Was It? What Did It Accomplish? Would Diversity and the Cold War's End ChangeAmerica? For anyone interested in American history.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131740792
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1022
  • Product dimensions: 8.65 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Volume I includes Chapters 1-16 and Volume II includes Chapters 16-31)
1. The New World Encounters the Old: Why 1492?
2. The Old World Comes to America: What Brought Europeans and Africans to the New World?
3. Colonial Society: How Did Old World Life and Culture Change the Wilderness?
4. Moving Toward Independence: Why Did the Colonists Revolt?
5. The Revolution: How Did It Change America?
6. The Origins of the Constitution: By Popular Demand?
7. The First Party System: What Issues Divided the New Nation?
8. The Jeffersonians in Office: How Did Power Affect Republican Ideology?
9. The American Economic Miracle: What Made It Possible?
10. Jacksonian Democracy: What Was It and How Did It Change Political Life?
11. The Mexican War and Expansionism: Greed, Manifest Destiny, or Inevitability?
12. Americans Before the Civil War: What Where They Really Like?
13. The Old South: What Is Myth and What Was Real?
14. The Coming of the Civil War: What Caused the Division?
15. The Civil War: How Did the War Change the Nation?
16. Reconstruction: What Went Wrong?
17. The Triumph of Industrialism: What Were the Causes, What Were the Costs?
18. Age of the City: What Did Cities Offer? and to Whom?
19. The Trans-Missouri West:Another Colony?
20. The Gilded Age: How “Gilded” Was It?
21. The American Empire: Why Did the United States Look Abroad?
22. Progressivism: What Were Its Roots and What Were Its Accomplishments?
23. World War I: Idealism, National Interest, or Neutral Rights?
24. The Twenties: Happy Adolescence or Decade of Stress?
25. The New Deal: Too Far or Not Far Enough?
26. World War II: Blunder, or Decision in the National Interest?
27. Post War America: Why So Security Conscious?
28. The Dissenting Sixties: Why Protest in the “Great Society” ?
29. The Uncertain Seventies: Why Did the Right Fail?
30. The “Reagan Revolution” : What Was It? What Did It Accomplish?
31. A Different America?: Would Diversity and the Cold War's End Change America?
Appendices.
Bibliographies.
Index.

Combined Edition:

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)