9780321183057

America Past and Present, Brief Edition, Volume I (Chapters 1-16)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321183057

  • ISBN10:

    0321183053

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

America Past and Present, Brief presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. This edition features all of the strengths found in the successful comprehensive text: a compelling narrative, clear organization, and exceptional pedagogy. An attractive four-color design highlighted with numerous maps and photos will engage students and instructors alike.

Table of Contents

New World Encounters
Clash of Cultures: The Meaning of Murder in Early Maryland
Native American Histories Before Conquest
A World Transformed
West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies
Europe on the Eve of Conquest
Imagining a New World
French Exploration and Settlement
The English New World
Rehearsal in Ireland for American Colonization
An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke
Conclusion: Propganda for Empire
Conflicting Visions: England's Seventeenth-Century Colonies
Profit and Piety: Competing Blueprints for English Settlement
Breaking Away
The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth
Reforming England in America
Diversity in the Middle Colonies
Quakers in America
Planting the Carolinas
The Founding of Georgia
Conclusion: Living with Diversity
Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society
Families in an Atlantic Empire
Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century
The Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment
Race and Freedom in British America
Rise of a Commercial Empire
Colonial Factions Spark Revolt, 1676-1691
Conclusion: Local Aspirations Within an Atlantic Empire
Frontiers of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America
Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: The Journal of
Growth and Diversity
Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century
The Impact of European Ideas on American Culture
Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies
Clash of Political Cultures
Century of Imperial War
Conclusion: Rule Britannia? ?
We Americans: Learning to Live with Diversity in the Eighteenth Century: What Is an American?
The American Revolution: From Gentry Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783
Rethinking the Meaning of Equality
Structure of Colo
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