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Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Volume 2 / Edition 4

Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Volume 2 / Edition 4

by Eric Foner
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Foner (history, Columbia University) surveys American history from European exploration to the present in this visually appealing text for undergraduates with no previous courses in history. The text emphasizes interconnections between political, social, cultural, and economic history, and incorporates the experiences of women, African Americans, and working people within the context of major events and prominent leaders. Learning features include chapter outlines, excerpts from primary sources, chronologies, and review questions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 2900393920344
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Edition description: Brief Fourth Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Foner is the pre-eminent historian of the Civil War era. His teaching and scholarship have shaped our understanding of that pivotal period. His books have garnered every major award, including the Pulitzer Prize for The Fiery Trial, his study of Lincoln and American slavery. The DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, he also writes frequently for the Nation and other major periodicals. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Figuresxvii
About the Authorxix
Part 1American Colonies to 1763
1.A New World4
The Expansion of Europe7
Peoples of the Americas12
The Spanish Empire15
The First North Americans23
England and the New World30
The Freeborn Englishman35
Voices of Freedom: From Henry Care, English Liberties, or, The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance (1680)40
2.American Beginnings, 1607-165044
The Coming of the English47
Settling the Chesapeake51
Origins of American Slavery57
The New England Way62
Voices of Freedom: From John Winthrop, Speech to the Massachusetts General Court (July 3, 1645)64
New Englanders Divided69
The New England Economy73
3.Crisis and Expansion: North American Colonies, 1650-175078
Empires in Conflict81
The Expansion of England's Empire87
Voices of Freedom: From William Penn, England's Present Interests Discovered (1675)93
Colonies in Crisis94
The Eighteenth Century: A Growing Society101
Social Classes in the Colonies110
4.Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire to 1763118
Slavery and the Empire121
Slave Culture and Slave Resistance130
An Empire of Freedom133
The Public Sphere138
The Great Awakening145
Imperial Rivalries148
Battle for the Continent151
Voices of Freedom: From Pontiac, Speeches (1762 and 1763)156
Part 2A New Nation, 1763-1840
5.The American Revolution, 1763-1783166
The Crisis Begins169
The Road to Revolution176
The Coming of Independence180
Voices of Freedom: From Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)185
Securing Independence189
6.The Revolution Within200
Democratizing Freedom203
Toward Religious Liberty207
Defining Economic Freedom212
The Limits of Liberty215
Slavery and the Revolution220
Voices of Freedom: From Petitions of Slaves to the Massachusetts Legislature (1773 and 1777)224
Daughters of Liberty228
7.Founding a Nation, 1783-1789234
America under the Articles of Confederation237
A New Constitution246
The Ratification Debate and the Origin of the Bill of Rights253
Voices of Freedom: From James Madison, The Federalist no. 51, and Anti-Federalist Essay Signed "Brutus" (1787)254
We the People261
8.Securing the Republic, 1790-1815270
Politics in an Age of Passion272
Voices of Freedom: From Address of the Democratic-Republican Society of Pennsylvania (December 18, 1794)281
The Adams Presidency283
Jefferson in Power290
The "Second War of Independence"298
9.The Market Revolution306
A New Economy309
Market Society319
Voices of Freedom: From Josephine L. Baker, "A Second Peep at Factory Life," Lowell Offering (1845)328
The Free Individual330
The Limits of Prosperity335
10.Democracy in America, 1815-1840344
The Triumph of Democracy346
Voices of Freedom: From "The Memorial of the Non-Freeholders of the City of Richmond" (1829)348
Nationalism and Its Discontents353
Nation, Section, and Party358
The Age of Jackson363
The Bank War and After373
Part 3Slavery, Freedom, and the Crisis of the Union, 1840-1877
11.The Peculiar Institution386
The Old South389
Voices of Freedom: From John C. Calhoun, Speech in Congress (1837)398
Life under Slavery400
Slave Culture409
Resistance to Slavery414
12.An Age of Reform, 1820-1840422
The Reform Impulse424
The Crusade against Slavery434
Black and White Abolitionism441
The Origins of Feminism445
Voices of Freedom: From Angelina Grimke, Letter in The Liberator (August 2, 1837)448
13.A House Divided, 1840-1861456
Fruits of Manifest Destiny458
A Dose of Arsenic470
The Rise of the Republican Party477
Voices of Freedom: From William H. Seward, "The Irrepressible Conflict" (1858)484
The Emergence of Lincoln487
The Impending Crisis495
14.A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861-1865502
The First Modern War504
The Coming of Emancipation514
The Second American Revolution524
Voices of Freedom: From Abraham Lincoln, Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore (April 18, 1864)525
The Confederate Nation532
Turning Points536
Rehearsals for Reconstruction and the End of the War539
15."What Is Freedom?": Reconstruction, 1865-1877548
The Meaning of Freedom551
Voices of Freedom: From Petition of Committee in Behalf of the Freedmen to Andrew Johnson (1865)558
The Making of Radical Reconstruction562
Radical Reconstruction in the South572
The Overthrow of Reconstruction577
The Declaration of Independence (1776)2
The Constitution of the United States (1787)4
From George Washington's Farewell Address (1796)14
The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848)18
From Frederick Douglass's "What, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July?" Speech (1852)20
The Gettysburg Address (1863)23
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)24
The Populist Platform of 189225
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address (1933)28
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)30
Presidential Elections32
Admission of States40
Population of the United States41
Historical Statistics of the United States
Immigration, by Origin42

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