The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume I: To 1877 / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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About the Author
Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. An editor of NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, 1607-1950 (1971), he also co-authored SALEM POSSESSED: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT (1974), for which, with Stephen Nissenbaum, he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include URBAN MASSES AND MORAL ORDER IN AMERICA, 1820-1920 (1978), BY THE BOMB'S EARLY LIGHT: AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE AT THE DAWN OF THE ATOMIC AGE (1985), WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE: PROPHECY BELIEF IN MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE (1992), and PROMISES TO KEEP: THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II (3e, 2003). He is also editor-in-chief of the OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY (2001). His articles and essays have appeared in the "American Quarterly," "New Republic," and other journals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University; and the College of William and Mary.
Clifford E. Clark, Jr., M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has served as both the chair of the History Department and director of the American Studies program at Carleton. Clark is the author of HENRY WARD BEECHER: SPOKESMAN FOR A MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA (1978), THE AMERICAN FAMILY HOME, 1800-1960 (1986), THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICA SINCE 1789 in the GENERAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS SERIES, and, with Carol Zellie, NORTHFIELD: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF A COMMUNITY (1997). He also has edited and contributed to MINNESOTA IN A CENTURY OF CHANGE: THE STATE AND ITS PEOPLE SINCE 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Clark is active in the fields of material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.
Karen Halttunen, professor of history at the University of Southern California, earned her Ph.D. from Yale University. Her works include CONFIDENCE MEN AND PAINTED WOMEN: A STUDY OF MIDDLE-CLASS CULTURE IN AMERICA, 1830-1870 (1982) and MURDER MOST FOUL: THE KILLER AND THE AMERICAN GOTHIC IMAGINATION (1998). She edited THE BLACKWELL COMPANION TO AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY (2008) and co-edited, with Lewis Perry, MORAL PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN LIFE: NEW ESSAYS ON CULTURAL HISTORY (1998). As president of the American Studies Association and as vice-president of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association, she has actively promoted K-16 collaboration in teaching history. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim and Mellon Foundations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Huntington Library, and the National Humanities Center, and has been principal investigator on several Teaching American History grants from the Department of Education.
Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.
Neal Salisbury, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences (History), at Smith College, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of MANITOU AND PROVIDENCE: INDIANS, EUROPEANS, AND THE MAKING OF NEW ENGLAND, 1500-1643 (1982), editor of THE SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS OF GOD, by Mary Rowlandson (1997), and co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of THE COMPANION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (2002). With R. David Edmunds and Frederick E. Hoxie, he has written THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICA (2007). He has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections and co-edits a book series, CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY. He is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history and has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and on the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Table of Contents
Note: Each chapter includes a Conclusion and Chronology. Prologue: Enduring Vision, Enduring Land. 1. Native Peoples of America, to 1500. The First Americans, c. 13,000-2500 BC. Cultural Diversity, c. 2500 BC-AD 1500. North American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact. Beyond America--Global Interactions: The Origins and Spread of Agriculture. 2. The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625. African and European Backgrounds. Europe and the Atlantic World, 1400-1600. Footholds in North America, 1512-1625. Technology and Culture: Sugar Production in the Americas. 3. The Emergence of Colonial Societies, 1625-1700. Chesapeake Society. Puritanism in New England. The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina. The Middle Colonies. Rivals for North America: France and Spain. Technology and Culture: Native American Baskets and Textiles in New England. 4. The Bonds of Empire, 1660-1750. Rebellion and War, 1660-1713. Colonial Economies and Societies, 1660-1750. Competing for a Continent, 1713-1750. Public Life in British America, 1689-1750. Beyond America--Global Interactions: European Maritime Empires, 1440-1740. 5. Roads to Revolution, 1750-1776. Triumph and Tensions: The British Empire, 1750-1763. Imperial Authority, Colonial Opposition, 1760-1766. Resistance Resumes, 1766-1770. The Deepening Crisis, 1770-1774. Toward Independence, 1774-1776. Technology and Culture: Public Sanitation in Philadelphia. 6. Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776-1788. The Prospects of War. War and Peace, 1776-1783. The Revolution and Social Change. Forging New Governments, 1776-1787. Toward a New Constitution, 1786-1788. Beyond America--Global Interactions: The American Revolution as an International War. 7. Launching the New Republic, 1788-1800. Constitutional Government Takes Shape, 1788-1796. Hamilton's Domestic Policies, 1789-1994. The United States in a Wider World, 1789-1796. Parties and Politics, 1793-1800. Economic and Social Change. Beyond America--Global Interactions: Trade and Empire in the Pacific, to 1800. 8. Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 1801-1824. The Age of Jefferson. The Gathering Storm. The War of 1812. The Awakening of American Nationalism. Technology and Culture: Mapping America. 9. The Transformation of American Society, 1815-1840. Westward Expansion. The Growth of the Market Economy. The Transportation Revolution: Steamboats, Canals, and Railroads. Industrial Beginnings. Equality and Inequality. The Revolution in Social Relationships. Technology and Culture: Building the Erie Canal. 10. Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 1824-1840. The Rise of Democratic Politics, 1824-1832. The Bank Controversy and the Second Party System, 1833-1840. The Rise of Popular Religion. The Age of Reform. Beyond America--Global Interactions: The Panic of 1837. 11. Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840-1860. Technology and Economic Growth. The Quality of Life. Democratic Pastimes. The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art. Technology and Culture: Guns and Gun Culture. 12. The Old South and Slavery,1830-1860. King Cotton. The Social Groups of the White South. Social Relations in the White South. Life Under Slavery. The Emergence of African-American Culture. Beyond America--Global Interactions: Slavery as a Global Institution. 13. Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840-1848. Newcomers and Natives. The West and Beyond. The Politics of Expansion, 1840-1846. The Mexican-American War and Its Aftermath, 1846-1848. Technology and Culture: The Telegraph. 14. From Compromise to Secession, 1850-1861. The Compromise of 1850. The Collapse of the Second Party System, 1853-1856. The Crisis of the Union, 1857-1860. The Collapse of the Union, 1860-1861. Beyond America--Global Interactions: Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. 15. Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861-1865. Mobilizing for War. In Battle, 1861-1862. Emancipation Transforms the War, 1863. War and Society, North and South. The Union Victorious, 1864-1865. Technology and Culture: The Camera and the Civil War. 16. The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865-1877. Reconstruction Politics, 1865-1868. Reconstruction Governments. The Impact of Emancipation. New Concerns in the North, 1868-1876. Reconstruction Abandoned, 1876-1877. Technology and Culture: The Sewing Machine.