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American Promise: A History of the United States (2 Volume Set) / Edition 4

American Promise: A History of the United States (2 Volume Set) / Edition 4

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The American Promise, Value Edition is the perfect choice for instructors looking for a low-priced, high-quality text. Retaining the complete narrative of the Fourth Edition, this trade-sized black-and-white edition engages students by revealing history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Enriched with the voices of hundreds of Americans, the Value Edition offers students a memorable narrative at a price they can afford.

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ISBN-13: 9780312487348
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 08/04/2008
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 1216
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

JAMES L. ROARK (Ph.D., Stanford University) is the Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory University. He has written or edited four books, including, with Michael P. Johnson, Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South (1984).

MICHAEL P. JOHNSON (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University. He has written or edited six books, including No Chariot Let Down: Charleston’s Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War (1984) and Reading the American Past.

PATRICIA CLINE COHEN (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has written three books including The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York (1998).

SARAH STAGE (Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of women’s studies at Arizona State University West. She has written three books, including Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the Twentieth Century (1997).

ALAN LAWSON (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is professor of history at Boston College. He has written or edited three books, including From Revolution to Republic (1976).

SUSAN M. HARTMANN (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of history at The Ohio State University. She has written five books, including The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishments (1998).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Ancient America: Before 1492

Chapter 2 Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492–1600

Chapter 3 The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601–1700

Chapter 4 The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601–1700

Chapter 5 Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century, 1701–1770

Chapter 6 The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754–1775

Chapter 7 The War for America, 1775–1783

Chapter 8 Building a Republic, 1775–1789

Chapter 9 The New Nation Takes Form, 1789–1800

Chapter 10 Republicans in Power, 1800–1824

Chapter 11 The Expanding Republic, 1815–1840

Chapter 12 The New West and Free North, 1840–1860

Chapter 13 The Slave South, 1820–1860

Chapter 14 The House Divided, 1846–1861

Chapter 15 The Crucible of War, 1861–1865

Chapter 16 Reconstruction, 1863–1877

Chapter 17 The Contested West, 1870–1900

Chapter 18 Business and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870–1895

Chapter 19 The City and Its Workers, 1870–1900

Chapter 20 Dissent, Depression, and War, 1890–1900

Chapter 21 Progressivism from the Grass Roots to the White House, 1890–1916

Chapter 22 World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad, 1914–1920

Chapter 23 From New Era to Great Depression, 1920–1932

Chapter 24 The New Deal Experiment, 1932–1939

Chapter 25 The United States and the Second World War, 1939–1945

Chapter 26 Cold War Politics in the Truman Years, 1945–1953

Chapter 27 The Politics and Culture of Abundance, 1952–1960

Chapter 28 Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1960–1974

Chapter 29 Vietnam and the Limits of Power, 1961–1975

Chapter 30 America Moves to the Right, 1969–1989

Chapter 31 The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of Globalization, Since 1989

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