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Designed for teachers and students of the United States history survey course who prefer a larger measure of social history content, along with all the vital materials in political, diplomatic, legal, and economic history.
This four-color text is written by four major American historians. Its dramatic, clear prose, aimed at beginning college students, tells the nation's story in a way they will both feel and reflect on. It is a full length, standard-sized textbook that provides a coherent narrative rich in relating history, accomplishing its goals in slightly under a thousand pages of highly readable text, not including the appendices and comprehensive index.
Accompanied by abundant ancillary materials: maps, charts, tables, and separate student workbook.
Origins and Beginnings: Doondari.
Contact: The Black Death.
The English Colonies: Sighting Land in New England.
Growing British, Becoming American: The Middle Passage.
British Blunders and American Rage: Pope’s Day in Boston.
Winning Independence: Pulling Down the King.
Constituting the National Republic: Philadelphia.
Jefferson and His Agricultural Republic: The Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The Seaboard and Inland Frontier: The Ice King: Frederic Tudor.
A Nation at Work: Labor, Transportation, and the Economy: Charles Dickens in America.
Perfectionism, 1800-1850: The Shakers.
An Empire for Slavery: Jackson’s Inauguration.
Toward Disunion: Cholera!.
The Civil War: Southern Honor: A Cause of the Civil War?.
Reconstructing the South: Landscape of Confederate Defeat.