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America Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one rich chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Writing in a lively narrative style to tell the story of all Americans-elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minorities-the authors, six active, publishing, and award-winning historians, bring history to life for introductory students.
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|
|The French Claim Canada|
|The English Enter the Competition|
|Irish Rehearsal for American Settlement|
|An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke|
|Conclusion: Marketing Dreams|
|Feature Essay: The Columbian Exchange: Ecological Revolution|
|Conflicting Visions: Seventeenth-Century Colonies|
|Profit and Piety: Competing Blueprints for English Settlement|
|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|
|Feature Essay: Capital Punishment in Early America: A Kind of Moral Theater?|
|Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society|
|Families in an Atlantic Empire|
|Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century|
|Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment|
|Race and Freedom in British America|
|Rise of a Commercial Empire|
|Colonial Factions Spark Revolt, 1676-169|
|1: Local Aspirations Within an Atlantic Empire|
|Feature Essay: Anthony Johnson: A Free Black Planter on Pungoteague Creek|
|Law and Society: Witches and the Law: A Problem of Evidence in 1692|
|Frontiers of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America|
|Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: The Journal of William Byrd|
|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?|
|Feature Essay: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 Colonial Society|
|Eroding the Bonds of Empire|
|Steps Toward Independence|
|Fighting for Independence|
|The Loyalist Dilemma|
|Winning the Peace|
|Conclusion: Preserving Independence|
|Feature Essay: Popular Resistance: Religion and Rebellion|
|The Republican Experiment|
|A New Moral Order|
|Defining Republican Culture|
|Living in the Shadow of Revolution|
|The States: Experiments in Republicanism|
|Stumbling Toward a New National Government|
|Strengthening Federal Authority|
|Have We Fought for This?|
|Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification|
|Conclusion: Success Depends on the People|
|Feature Essay: The Elusive Constitution: Search for Original Intent|
|Law and Society: The Strange Ordeal of Quok Walker: Slavery on Trial in Revolutionary Massachusetts|
|Democracy in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800|
|Partisan Passions and Public Opinion|
|Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government|
|Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security|
|Charges of Treason: The Battle over Foreign Affairs|
|Popular Political Culture|
|The Adams Presidency|
|The Peaceful Revolution: The Election of 1800|
|Danger of Political Extremism|
|Feature Essay: Defense of Superiority: Science in the Service of Nationalism in the Early Republic|
|Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersoni|
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