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A History of the United States / Edition 4

A History of the United States / Edition 4

by Philip Jenkins


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A History of the United States / Edition 4

A one-volume history of the United States from Christopher Columbus to Bill Clinton. Author/historian Philip Jenkins summarizes the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments that have led to our world as we know it today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230282872
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Edition description: 4th ed. 2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 822,326
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, USA. He is also a member of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Table of Contents

List of Tables     viii
List of Maps     ix
Preface to the Third Edition     x
Preface to the Second Edition     xi
Preface to the First Edition     xii
Introduction     xiii
Unnamed Lands: The European Settlement, 1492-1765     1
The Native Population     2
The Conquistadores     6
British Settlement     10
New England     14
Orthodoxy and Heresy     16
Crisis, 1675-92     22
The British Colonies in the Eighteenth Century     25
The Religious Dimension     31
The Great Awakening     35
The Anglo-French Wars     38
Revolution and Nation Building, 1765-1825     43
Towards Separation     43
War and Independence     47
The Age of Confederation     52
Making the Constitution     56
A New Nation     63
Republicans and Federalists     67
The War of 1812     71
Expansion     74
Indian Confrontation     77
Economic Growth     79
Freedom is a Habit     82
Religion and Culture     84
The Growth of Slavery     85
Expansion and Crisis, 1825-65     90
Industry and Communications     92
Cities     94
The New Politics, 1828-48     97
The Age of Civil Disorder     100
Reinventing Religion     106
Culture     112
Pioneers: Westward Expansion     115
Red and White     121
Slavery     122
Abolitionism     125
The Crisis of 1848-60     129
The Civil War, 1861-65     135
Consequences     144
Cities and Industry, 1865-1917     147
Reconstruction     148
White Supremacy     152
The Western Frontier     155
Indian Conflicts     158
Imperialism     163
Industrialization and the Gilded Age     167
Mass Immigration     174
Labour and Capital     178
Progress and Reaction, 1877-1917     183
Progressives     188
Women's Rights     192
Culture and Religion     194
War and Globalism, 1917-56     200
The Global Dilemma     200
The First World War      201
The Crisis of Radicalism     204
The 1920s: Prosperity and Corruption     207
The Crash     214
The New Deal     217
Into War     223
The Second World War     227
Confronting Communism     231
Korea     234
The Anti Communist Purge, 1946-56     236
The New State     240
The American Dilemma     243
Culture     246
Only Yesterday: The United States 1956-1992     250
Facing West from California's Shores     250
The Cold War     256
Race and Civil Rights     261
Black Power, 1966-71     266
Social Crisis     270
Watergate and the Crisis of the American State     277
The Fall of America?     281
Liberalism and Liberation     283
Repealing the 1960s     288
The Reagan Era     291
The New Morality     296
The Economic Dimension     298
Contemporary America     302
Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton     302
The Clinton Boom     304
While Not the Past Forgetting: The Clinton Years     305
The September Massacres     309
A War on Terror     312
The Bush Presidency     315
Warning Signs     317
Suggestions for Further Reading     322
Index     329

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Praise for the third edition:

'The new chapter on Contemporary America will maintain the book's deserved reputation as a leading introductory text on the history of what is still the world's most powerful nation.' - Robert Cook, University of Sheffield, UK.

'An excellent update of a very good book.' - David Brodnax, Sr, Trinity Christian College, USA.

Praise for the fourth edition:

'Clear description, analysis, and argument make the fourth edition of A History of the United States an excellent introduction to American history.' - John Fry, Chair of the Department of History, Trinity Christian College, USA

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