The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People / Edition 7

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People / Edition 7

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by Alan Brinkley
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073406985
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
16,372
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Ch. 1The Meeting of Cultures1
Ch. 2The English "Transplantations"26
Ch. 3Life in Provincial America58
Ch. 4The Empire Under Strain88
Ch. 5The American Revolution115
Ch. 6The Constitution and the New Republic150
Ch. 7The Jeffersonian Era175
Ch. 8Varieties of American Nationalism209
Ch. 9Jacksonian America234
Ch. 10America's Economic Revolution264
Ch. 11Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South294
Ch. 12An Age of Reforms321
Ch. 13The Impending Crisis342
Ch. 14The Civil War380
Ch. 15Reconstruction and the New South419
Ch. 16The Conquest of the Far West454
Ch. 17Industrial Supremacy487
Ch. 18The Age of the City510
Ch. 19From Stalemate to Crisis535
Ch. 20The Imperial Republic559
Ch. 21The Rise of Progressivism581
Ch. 22The Battle for National Reform610
Ch. 23America and the Great War633
Ch. 24The New Era657
Ch. 25The Great Depression680
Ch. 26The New Deal702
Ch. 27The Global Crisis, 1921-1941732
Ch. 28America in a World at War748
Ch. 29America and the Cold War773
Ch. 30The Affluent Society803
Ch. 31The Ordeal of Liberalism829
Ch. 32The Crisis of Authority861
Ch. 33The Age of Limits896
Ch. 34Beyond the Cold War916
App.: MapsA-2
The United States in 1996A-2
United States Territorial Expansion, 1783-1898A-4
AppDocuments and TablesA-5
AppThe Declaration of IndependenceA-5
AppThe Constitution of the United StatesA-10
AppPresidential ElectionsA-30
AppPopulation of the United States, 1790-1994A-37
AppEmployment 1870-1994A-38
AppProduction, Trade, and Federal Spending/Debt, 1790-1994A-39
Suggested ReadingsSR-1
Illustrations CreditsIC-1
IndexI-1

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