THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help readers understand and master the content: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis.
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Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDING THE NEW NATION C. 33,000 B.C.E.-1783 C.E. 1. New World Beginnings 33,000 B.C.E.-1769 C.E. 2. The Planting of English America 1500-1733. 3. Settling the Northern Colonies 1619-1700. 4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century 1607-1692. 5. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 1700-1775. 6. The Duel for North America 1608-1763. 7. The Road to Revolution 1763-1775. 8. America Secedes from the Empire 1775-1783. Part II: BUILDING THE NEW NATION C. 1776-1860. 9. The Confederation and the Constitution 1776-1790. 10. Launching the New Ship of State 1789-1800. 11. The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic 1800-1812. 12. The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism 1812-1824. 13. The Rise of a Mass Democracy 1824-1840. 14. Forging the National Economy 1790-1860. 15. The Ferment of Reform and Culture 1790-1860. Part III: TESTING THE NEW NATION 1820-1877. 16. The South and the Slavery Controversy 1793-1860. 17. Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy 1841-1848. 18. Renewing the Sectional Struggle 1848-1854. 19. Drifting Toward Disunion 1854-1861. 20. Girding for War: The North and the South 1861-1865. 21. The Furnace of Civil War 1861-1865. 22. The Ordeal of Reconstruction 1865-1877. Part IV: FORGING AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY 1865-1909. 23. Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age 1869-1896. 24. Industry Comes of Age 1865-1900. 25. America Moves to the City 1865-1900. 26. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution 1865-1896. 27. Empire and Expansion 1890-1909. Part V: STRUGGLING FOR JUSTICE AT HOME AND ABROAD 1901-1945. 28. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt 1901-1912. 29. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad 1912-1916. 30. The War to End War 1917-1918. 31. American Life in the "Roaring Twenties 1919-1929. 32. The Politics of Boom and Bust 1920-1932. 33. The Great Depression and the New Deal 1933-1939. 34. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War 1933-1941. 35. America in World War II 1941-1945. Part VI: MAKING MODERN AMERICA 1945 TO THE PRESENT. 36. The Cold War Begins 1945-1952. 37. The Eisenhower Era 1952-1960. 38. The Stormy Sixties 1960-1968. 39. The Stalemated Seventies 1968-1980. 40. The Resurgence of Conservatism 1980-1992. 41. America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era 1992-2009. 42. The American People Face a New Century.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The historical facts in this edition were sound, but the author's pitiful attempts at humor in every other sentence got extremely boring after a while. Next time leave out half of the 30,000 bad puns that plagued this book from start to finish.