Crafted from the ground up to be a "brief" U.S. History text (rather than a condensed version of a larger text), WE THE PEOPLE tells the story of America through five recurring, interwoven themes: (1) the role of interacting cultures in the development of the American nation; (2) the social/cultural environment's interaction with political forces; (3) the evolution of a national identity; (4) changing cultural values; and (5) individuals' attempts to impose order on physical place and chronological time. Frequent quotations from individuals at all levels of society make this text well-rounded in its presentation of social and cultural history. In addition, each chapter opens with a story that features a longer quotation that illuminates the topics, events, and themes explicated in that chapter. WE THE PEOPLE is available in the following split options: WE THE PEOPLE, Complete, First Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 0534593550; WE THE PEOPLE, Volume I to 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 0534593569; WE THE PEOPLE, Volume II, Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 0534593577.
About the Author
Peter N. Carroll was born in Queens, New York, and received his B.A. from Queens College and his history Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has taught the U.S. history survey course at the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and San Francisco State University; consulted on literally dozens of textbooks; and worked with survey course teachers for the National Faculty in the 1990s. He also works with his local high school's AP U.S. history survey course. He has also taught U.S. cultural and intellectual history at the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California at Berkeley. Carroll's publications include IT SEEMED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED: AMERICA IN THE 1970S, rev. ed. (Rutgers University, 1990), KEEPING TIME: MEMORY, NOSTALGIA, AND THE ART OF HISTORY (University of Georgia Press, 1990), and AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: THE ODYSSEY OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE (Stanford University Press, 1994). Carroll and his partner, author Jeannette Ferrary, live in Belmont, California.
Table of Contents
1. In The Beginning: The World Of Native Americans. 2. Europe''s Quest For Empire In America. 3. Colonial Competition And Cultural Struggle, 1598-1700. 4. The Emergence Of Colonial Cultures, 1675-1765. 5. Patriarchal Politics And The Colonial Crisis, 1689-1776. 6. Independence, Confederation, And The Republican Experiment, 1776-1787. 7. Building A Republican Government, 1787-1800. 8. An Expanding Society, 1801-1815. 9. A Nation Of Regions, 1816-1828. 10. The Politics Of Northern Development, 1815-1840. 11. Slavery And The Southern Economy, 1828-1844. 12. Manifest Destiny And The National Identity, 1844-1850. 13. The Collapse Of The Union, 1850-1861. 14. War For The Union, 1861-1865. 15. Reconstructing The National Identity, 1865-1877. 16. The Triumph Of A National Marketplace, 1877-1893. 17. The Crisis Of The 1890s. 18. Industrial Society And Progressive Reform, 1900-1915. 19. The Corporate Economy And Progressive Politics, 1901-1916. 20. The Search For World Order, 1913-1920. 21. Colliding Cultures Of The 1920s. 22. Hard Times, 1929-1939. 23. The War Against Fascism, 1931-1945. 24. Cold War Society, 1945-1952. 25. A Troubled Consensus, 1952-1960. 26. Advancing A Liberal Agenda, 1960-1963. 27. Disputing The National Agenda, 1963-1968. 28. The "Imperial Presidency" Of Richard Nixon, 1969-1974. 29. An Age Of Limits: The 1970s. 30. Politics In A Multicultural Society, 1981-2000. Appendix: Documents. Index.