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The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People: To 1877 / Edition 3

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People: To 1877 / Edition 3


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ISBN-13: 9780669397727
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/01/1995
Series: A History of the American People Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 533
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul S. Boyer (PhD, Harvard University) is Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. An editor of Notable American Women, 1607–1950 (1971), he also co-authored Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1974) with Stephen Nissenbaum, for which 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 (published by Houghton Mifflin). Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Companion to United States History (2000), his articles and essays have appeared in American Quarterly, New Republic, and other journals. Dr. Boyer 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. (PhD, Harvard University) is M. A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, where he has served as both Chair of the History Department and Director of the American Studies program. Dr. 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, and, with Carol Zellie, Northfield: The History and Architecture of aCommunity (1997). He 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, Dr. Clark is active in material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.

Joseph F. Kett (PhD, Harvard University) is Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia. 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 a co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee and served on the Board of Editors of the History of Education Quarterly. Dr. Kett is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Neal Salisbury (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a professor of History at Smith College. 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), co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of The Companion to American Indian History (2002), and co-author of The People: A History of Native America (published by Houghton Mifflin). In addition, Dr. Salisbury has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections. Formerly Chair of the History Department at Smith, he is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history, has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory, and co-edits (with Fred Hoxie) a book series, Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History.

Harvard Sitkoff (PhD, Columbia University) is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of A New Deal for Blacks (1978), The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954–1992 (1992), and Postwar America: A Student Companion (2000); co-author of the National Park Service's Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States (2000) and The World War II Homefront (2003); and editor of Fifty Years Later: The New Deal Reevaluated (1984), A History of Our Time, 6/e (2002), and Perspectives on Modern America: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century (2001). Dr. Sitkoff's articles have appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of American History, and Journal of Southern History, among others. A frequent lecturer at universities abroad, he has been awarded the Fulbright Commission's John Adams Professorship of American Civilization in the Netherlands and the Mary Ball Washington Professorship of American History in Ireland.

Nancy Woloch (PhD, Indiana University) is the author of Women and the American Experience, editor of Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600–1900, and co-author, with Walter LaFeber and Richard Polenberg, of The American Century: A History of the United States since the 1890s. She is also the author of Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents (1996). Dr. Woloch teaches American history and American Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with Important Events.

  • 1. Native Peoples of America, to 1500
    The First Americans, c. 13,000–2500 B.C.
    Cultural Diversity, c. 2500 B.C.–A.D. 1500
    A Place in Time: Cahokia in 1200
    North American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact
  • 2. The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400–1625
    African and European Peoples
    Technology and Culture: Sugar Production in the Americas
    Europe and the Atlantic World, 1440–1600
    Footholds in North America, 1512–1625
  • 3. Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America, 1625–1700
    The New England Way
    Technology and Culture: Native American Baskets and Textiles in New England
    Chesapeake Society
    The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina
    The Middle Colonies
    Rivals for North America: France and Spain
  • 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
  • 5. Roads to Revolution, 1750–1776
    The Triumph of the British Empire, 1750–1763
    Imperial Revenues and Reorganization, 1760–1766
    Technology and Culture: Public Sanitation in Philadelphia
    Resistance Resumes, 1766–1770
    The Deepening Crisis, 1770–1774
    Toward Independence, 1774–1776
  • 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 NewConstitution, 1786–1788
  • 7. Launching the New Republic, 1789–1800
    Constitutional Government Takes Shape, 1789–1796
    Hamilton and the Formulation of Federalist Policies, 1789–1794
    The United States on the World Stage, 1789–1796
    The Emergence of Party Politics, 1793–1800
    Economic and Social Change
    Technology and Culture: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Production in the 1790s
  • 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
  • 9. The Transformation of American Society, 1815–1840
    Westward Expansion
    The Growth of the Market Economy
    The Transportation Revolution: Steamboats, Canals, and Railroads
    Technology and Culture: Building the Erie Canal
    Industrial Beginnings
    Equality and Inequality
    The Revolution in Social Relationships
  • 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
  • 11. Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840–1860
    Technology and Economic Growth
    Technology and Culture: Guns and Gun Culture
    The Quality of Life
    Democratic Pastimes
    The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art
  • 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
  • 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 Age of the Clipper Ship
  • 14. From Compromise to Secession, 1850–1861
    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
  • 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
    Technology and Culture: The Camera and the Civil War
    The Union Victorious, 1864–1865
  • 16. The Crisis 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
  • 17. The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860–1900
    Native Americans and the Trans-Mississippi West
    A Place in Time: The Phoenix Indian School, 1891—1918
    Settling the West
    The Southwestern Frontier
    Exploiting the Western Landscape
    The West of Life and Legend
  • 18. The Rise of Industrial America, 1865–1900
    The Rise of Corporate America
    Stimulating Economic Growth
    The New South
    Factories and the Work Force
    Labor Unions and Industrial Conflict
  • 19. Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860–1900
    Everyday Life in Flux: The New American City
    Middle-Class Society and Culture
    Working-Class Politics and Reform
    Working-Class Leisure in the Immigrant City
    Cultures in Conflict
    A Place in Time: New Orleans, Louisiana 1890s
  • 20. Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1877–1900
    Party Politics in an Era of Social and Economic Upheaval, 1877–1884
    Politics of Privilege, Politics of Exclusion, 1884–1892
    The 1890s: Politics in a Depression Decade
    The Watershed Election of 1896
    Expansionist Stirrings and War with Spain, 1878–1901
  • 21. The Progressive Era, 1900–1917
    Progressives and Their Ideas
    State and Local Progressivism
    Blacks, Women, and Workers Organize
    National Progressivism Phase I: Roosevelt and Taft, 1901–1913
    A Place in Time: Hetch Hetchy Valley, California, 1913
    National Progressivism Phase II: Woodrow Wilson, 1913–1917
  • 22. Global Involvements and World War I, 1902–1920
    Defining America's World Role, 1902–1914
    War in Europe, 1914–1917
    Promoting the War and Suppressing Dissent
    Economic and Social Trends in Wartime America
    Joyous Armistice, Bitter Aftermath, 1918–1920
  • 23. The 1920s: Coping with Change, 1920–1929
    A New Economic Order
    The Harding and Coolidge Administrations
    Mass Society, Mass Culture
    Cultural Ferment and Creativity
    A Place in Time: Harlem in the Twenties
    A Society in Conflict
    Hoover at the Helm
  • 24. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1939
    Crash and Depression, 1929–1932
    The New Deal Takes Shape, 1933–1935
    The New Deal Changes Course, 1935–1936
    The New Deal's End Stage, 1937–1939
    Social Change and Social Action in the 1930s
    The American Cultural Scene in the 1930s
  • 25. Americans and a World in Crisis, 1933–1945
    The United States in a Menacing World, 1933–1939
    Into the Storm, 1939–1941
    America Mobilizes for War
    The Battlefront, 1942–1944
    War and American Society
    Triumph and Tragedy, 1945
    A Place in Time: Honolulu, Hawaii 1941–1945
  • 26. The Cold War Abroad and at Home, 1945–1952
    The Postwar Political Setting, 1945–1946
    Anticommunism and Containment, 1946–1952
    The Truman Administration at Home, 1945–1952
    The Politics of Anticommunism
  • 27. America at Midcentury, 1952–1960
    The Eisenhower Presidency
    Technology and Culture: The Interstate Highway System
    The Cold War Continues
    The Affluent Society
    Consensus and Conservatism
    The Other America
    Seeds of Disquiet
  • 28. The Liberal Era, 1960–1968
    The Kennedy Presidency, 1960–1963
    Liberalism Ascendant, 1963–1968
    The Struggle for Black Equality, 1961–1968
    Voices of Protest
    The Liberal Crusade in Vietnam, 1961–1968
  • 29. A Time of Upheaval, 1968–1974
    The Youth Movement
    The Counterculture
    1968: The Politics of Upheaval
    A Place in Time: Haight-Ashbury
    Nixon and World Politics
    Domestic Problems and Divisions
    The Crisis of the Presidency
  • 30. Society, Politics, and World Events from Ford to Reagan, 1974–1989
    The Long Shadow of the 1960s: Cultural Changes and Continuities
    Patterns of Social Change in Post-1960s America
    Years of Malaise: Post-Watergate Politics and Diplomacy, 1974–1980
    The Reagan Revolution, 1981–1984
    A Sea of Problems in Reagan's Second Term, 1985–1989
  • 31. Beyond the Cold War: Charting a New Course, 1988–1995
    The Bush Years: Global Resolve, Domestic Drift, 1988–1993
    The Clinton Era I: Debating Domestic Policy, 1993–1997
    Social and Cultural Trends in 1990s America
    A Place in Time: Miami, Florida, 1990s
  • 32. New Century, New Challenges, 1996 to the Present
    The Clinton Era II: Domestic Politics, Scandals, Impeachment, 1996–2000
    Clinton's Foreign Policy: Beyond the Cold War
    The Economic Boom of the 1990s
    Disputed Election; Conservative Administration, 2000–2002
    Recession Woes; Campaign Finance Battles; Environmental Debates
    September 11 and Beyond
    War in Iraq and Its Painful Aftermath

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