How did America transform itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth? You'll find out in LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE 5e. The authors tell this story through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. You'll learn not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.
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Table of Contents
1. When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe. 2. The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America. 3. England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion. 4. Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent. 5. Reform, Resistance, Revolution. 6. The Revolutionary Republic. 7. Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815. 8. Northern Transformations, 1790-1850. 9. The Old South, 1790-1850. 10. Toward an American Culture. 11. Democrats and Whigs. 12. Whigs, Democrats, and the Shaping of Society. 13. Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty--or Slavery? 14. The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860. 15. Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862. 16. A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865. 17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877. 18. A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900. 19. The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900. 20. An Industrial Society, 1900-1920. 21. Progressivism. 22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917. 23. War and Society, 1914-1920. 24. The 1920s. 25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 26. America during the Second World War. 27. The Age of Containment, 1946-1953. 28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963. 29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974. 30. Power and Politics, 1974-1992. 31. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century. 32. Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2009.