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America Vols. 1 & 2 : A Narrative History

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0393934055
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Pub. Date:
10/17/2009
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W W NORTON
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Summary

America , now in its twenty-fifth year, has sold more 1.2 million copies over the past seven editions and remains the most affordable history text on the market. The narrative wins students over with compelling storytelling, colorful anecdotes and biographical sketches that make the material more memorable. The text includes helpful in-text study aids, and a host of electronic media resources to help teachers teach and students learn.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
A New World
The Collision of Cultures
Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizations
European Visions Of America
The Expansion Of Europe
The Voyages Of Columbus
The Great Biological Exchange
Professional Explorers
The Spanish Empire
The Protestant Reformation
Challenges To The Spanish Empire
Britain and Its Colonies
The English Background
Settling The Chesapeake
Settling New England
Indians In New England
The English Civil War In America
Settling The Carolinas
Settling The Middle Colonies And Georgia
Thriving Colonies
Colonial Ways of Life
The Shape Of Early America
Society And Economy In The Southern Colonies
Society And Economy In New England
Society And Economy In The Middle Colonies
Colonial Cities
The Enlightenment
The Great Awakening
The Imperial Perspective
English Administration Of The Colonies
The Habit Of Self-Government
Troubled Neighbors
The Colonial Wars
From Empire to Independence
The Heritage Of War
British Politics
Western Lands
Grenville And The Stamp Act
Fanning The Flames
Discontent On The Frontier
A Worsening Crisis
Shifting Authority
Independence
Building A Nation
The American Revolution
1776: Washington's Narrow Escape
American Society At War
1777: Setbacks For The British
1778: Both Sides Regroup
The War In The South
Negotiations
The Political Revolution
The Social Revolution
The Emergence Of An American Culture
Shaping A Federal Union
The Confederation
Adopting The Constitution
The Federalist ERA
A New Nation
Hamilton's Vision
The Republican Alternative
Crises Foreign And Domestic
Settlement Of New Land
Transfer Of Power
The Adams Years
The Early Republic
Jeffersonian Simplicity
Jefferson In Office
Divisions In The Republican Party
War In Europe
The War Of 1812
An Expansive Nation
Nationalism and Sectionalism
Economic Nationalism
"Good Feelings"
Crises And Compromises
Judicial Nationalism
Nationalist Diplomacy
One-Party Politics
The Jacksonian Impulse
Setting The Stage
Nullification
Jackson's Indian Policy
The Bank Controversy
Contentious Politics
Van Buren And The New Party System
Assessing The Jackson Years
The Dynamics of Growth
Agriculture And The National Economy
Transportation And The Market Revolution
A Communications Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
The Popular Culture
Immigration
Organized Labor
The Rise Of The Professions
Jacksonian Inequality
An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
Rational Religion
The Second Great Awakening
Romanticism In America
The Flowering Of American Literature
Education
Antebellum Reform
Manifest Destiny
The Tyler Years
The Western Frontier
Moving West
Annexing Texas
Polk's Presidency
The Mexican War
A House Divided and Rebuilt
The Old South
The Distinctiveness Of The Old South
White Society In The South
Black Society In The South
The Culture Of The Southern Frontier
Anti-Slavery Movements
The Crisis of Union
Slavery In The Territories
The Compromise Of 1850
Foreign Adventures
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisis
The Deepening Sectional Crisis
The Center Comes Apart
The War of The Union
The End Of The Waiting Game
The Balance Of Force
The War's Early Course
Emancipation
The War Behind The Lines
Government During The War
The Faltering Confederacy
The Confederacy's Defeat
A Modern War
Reconstruction: North and South
The War's Aftermath
The Battle Over Reconstruction
Reconstructing The South
The Reconstructed South
The Grant Years
Growing Pains
The South and The West Transformed
The New South
The New West
Big Business and Organized Labor
The Rise Of Big Business
Entrepreneurs
Labor Conditions And Organization
The Emergence of Urban America
America's Move To Town
The New Immigration
Popular Culture
Education And The Professions
The Rise Of Realism
The Social Gospel
Early Efforts At Urban Reform
Gilded Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt
Paradoxical Politics
Corruption And Reform: Hayes To Harrison
The Farm Problem And Agrarian Protest Movements
The Economy And The Silver Solution
Modern America
An American Empire
Toward The New Imperialism
Expansion In The Pacific
The War Of 1898
Imperial Rivalries In East Asia
Big-Stick Diplomacy
The Progressive ERA
Elements Of Reform
Features Of Progressivism
Roosevelt's Progressivism
Roosevelt's Second Term
From Roosevelt To Taft
Wilson's Progressivism
Limits Of Progressivism
America and The Great War
Wilson And Foreign Affairs
An Uneasy Neutrality
America's Entry Into The War
America At War
The Fight For The Peace
Lurching From War To Peace
The Modern Temper
Reaction In The Twenties
The Roaring Twenties
The Culture Of Modernism
Republican Resurgence and Decline
"Normalcy"
The New Era
President Hoover, The Engineer
New Deal America
From Hooverism To The New Deal
Recovery Through Regulation
The Social Cost Of The Depression
Culture In The Thirties
The Second New Deal
Roosevelt's Second Term
The Legacy Of The New Deal
From Isolation to Global War
Postwar Isolationism
War Clouds
The Storm In Europe
The Storm In The Pacific
The Second World War
America's Early Battles
Mobilization At Home
Social Effects Of The War
The Allied Drive Toward Berlin
Leapfrogging To Tokyo
A New Age Is Born
The Final Ledger
The American Age
The Fair Deal and Containment
Demobilization Under Truman
The Cold War
Civil Rights During The 1940s
The Cold War Heats Up
Through The Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-1960
People Of Plenty
A Conforming Culture
Cracks In The Picture Window
Alienation And Liberation
A Paradoxical Era
Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
"Time For A Change"
Eisenhower's "Hidden-Hand" Presidency
Foreign Intervention
Reelection And Foreign Crises
Festering Problems Abroad
The Early Years Of The Civil Rights Movement
Assessing The Eisenhower Presidency
New Frontiers: Politics and Social Change In The 1960S
The New Frontier
Expansion Of The Civil Rights Movement
Foreign Frontiers
Lyndon Johnson And The Great Society
From Civil Rights To Black Power
The Tragedy Of Vietnam
Sixties Crescendo
Rebellion and Reaction In The 1960s and 1970s
The Roots Of Rebellion
Nixon And Vietnam
Nixon And Middle America
Nixon Triumphant
Watergate
An Unelected President
The Carter Interregnum
A Conservative Insurgency
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan's First Term
Reagan's Second Term
The Bush Administration
Triumph and Tragedy: America at The Turn of The Century
America's Changing Mosaic
Cultural Conservatism
Bush To Clinton
Domestic Policy In Clinton's First Term
Republican Insurgency
The Clinton Years At Home
Foreign-Policy Challenges
The Election Of 2000
Compassionate Conservatism
Global Terrorism
Second-Term Blues
A Historical Election
The First One Hundred Days
Glossary
Appendix
The Declaration Of Independence
Articles Of Confederation
The Constitution Of The United States
Amendments To The Constitution
Presidential Elections
Admission Of States
Population Of The United States
Immigration To The United States, Fiscal Years 1820-2008
Immigration By Region And Selected Country Of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-2008
Presidents, Vice Presidents, And Secretaries Of State
Further Readings
Credits
Index
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