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American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume I (to 1877) (Penguin Academics Series),9780321316356

American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume I (to 1877) (Penguin Academics Series)

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Pub. Date:
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Summary

With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework,American Destiny: Narrative of a Nationdescribes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people.In richly detailed prose, the book examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have shaped this country. This elegantly written, high-quality text offers a low-price alternative to traditional U.S. history survey textbooks.

Table of Contents

Maps and Graphs
xvii
Feature Essays xix
Re-Viewing the Past Debating the Past
Preface xxi
Prologue Beginnings 1(1)
Passage to Alaska
1(1)
The Demise of the Big Mammals
2(2)
The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals, 9000 B.C.E.-1000 B.C.E.
4(1)
The First Sedentary Communities, 1000 B.C.E.
4(3)
Corn Transforms the Southwest
7(2)
The Diffusion of Corn
9(1)
Population Growth After 800
9(1)
Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culture
10(2)
The Collapse of Urban Centers
12(2)
American Beginnings in Eurasia and Africa
14(1)
Europe in Ferment
15(2)
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
17(30)
Columbus
17(3)
Spain's American Empire
20(1)
Indians and Europeans
21(1)
Relativity of Cultural Values
22(1)
Disease and Population Losses
23(1)
Early English Settlement
24(2)
The Settlement of Virginia
26(4)
``Purifying'' the Church of England
30(1)
Bradford and Plymouth Colony
31(2)
Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony
33(2)
Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
35(3)
Other New England Colonies
38(1)
French and Dutch Settlements
38(1)
Maryland and the Carolinas
39(2)
The Middle Colonies
41(3)
Indians and Europeans as ``Americanizers''
44(3)
American Society in the Making
47(33)
Spanish Settlement
47(2)
The Chesapeake Colonies
49(2)
The Lure of Land
51(1)
``Solving'' the Labor Shortage: Slavery
51(2)
Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco
53(1)
Bacon's Rebellion
54(2)
The Carolinas
56(3)
Home and Family in the South
59(1)
Georgia and the Back Country
60(2)
Puritan New England
62(1)
Puritan Women and Children
63(1)
Visible Puritan Saints and Others
64(1)
Democracies Without Democrats
65(1)
The Dominion of New England
66(2)
Salem Bewitched
68(2)
Prosperity Undermines Puritanism
70(1)
A Merchant's World
71(3)
The Middle Colonies: Economic Basis
74(1)
The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples
75(2)
``The Best Poor Man's Country''
77(1)
The Politics of Diversity
77(3)
America in the British Empire
80(42)
The British Colonial System
80(3)
Mercantilism
83(1)
The Navigation Acts
84(1)
The Effects of Mercantilism
85(2)
The Great Awakening
87(3)
The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards
90(2)
The Enlightenment in America
92(1)
Colonial Scientific Achievements
93(2)
Repercussions of Distant Wars
95(2)
The Great War for the Empire
97(3)
The Peace of Paris
100(1)
Putting the Empire Right
101(2)
Tightening Imperial Controls
103(3)
The Sugar Act
106(1)
American Colonists Demand Rights
107(1)
The Stamp Act: The Pot Set to Boiling
108(2)
Rioters or Rebels?
110(1)
Taxation or Tyranny?
111(1)
The Declaratory Act
112(1)
The Townshend Duties
113(1)
The Boston Massacre
114(2)
The Pot Spills Over
116(1)
The Tea Act Crisis
117(1)
From Resistance to Revolution
118(4)
The American Revolution
122(37)
``The Shot Heard Round the World''
123(1)
The Second Continental Congress
124(1)
The Battle of Bunker Hill
125(1)
The Great Declaration
125(5)
1776: The Balance of Forces
130(2)
Loyalists
132(1)
Early British Victories
133(1)
Saratoga and the French Alliance
134(4)
The War Moves South
138(1)
Victory at Yorktown
139(2)
The Peace of Paris
141(2)
Forming a National Government
143(3)
Financing the War
146(2)
State Republican Governments
148(1)
Social Reform
149(2)
Effects of the Revolution on Women
151(2)
Growth of a National Spirit
153(2)
The Great Land Ordinances
155(1)
National Heroes
156(3)
The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
159(32)
Border Problems
159(1)
Foreign Trade
160(2)
Daniel Shays's, ``Little Rebellion''
162(1)
To Philadelphia, and the Constitution
163(1)
The Great Convention
163(3)
The Compromises That Produced the Constitution
166(3)
Ratifying the Constitution
169(2)
Washington as President
171(2)
Congress Under Way
173(1)
Hamilton and Financial Reform
174(4)
The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Ground
178(1)
Revolution in France
179(1)
Federalists and Republicans: The Rise of Political Parties
180(1)
1794: Crisis and Resolution
181(1)
Jay's Treaty
182(1)
1795: All's Well That Ends Well
182(1)
Washington's Farewell
183(2)
The Election of 1796
185(1)
The XYZ Affair
186(2)
The Alien and Sedition Acts
188(1)
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolves
188(3)
Jeffersonian Democracy
191(25)
The Federalist Contribution
192(1)
Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist
193(2)
Jefferson as President
195(1)
Jefferson's Attack on the Judiciary
196(2)
The Barbary Pirates
198(1)
The Louisiana Purchase
198(4)
The Federalists Discredited
202(2)
Lewis and Clark
204(2)
Jeffersonian Democracy
206(1)
The Burr Conspiracy
207(1)
Napoleon and the British
208(2)
The Impressment Controversy
210(1)
The Embargo Act
211(5)
National Growing Pains
216(32)
Madison in Power
216(1)
Tecumesh and Indian Resistance
217(1)
Depression and Land Hunger
218(3)
Opponents of War
221(1)
The War of 1812
221(4)
Britain Assumes the Offensive
225(2)
``The Star Spangled Banner''
227(1)
The Treaty of Ghent
228(1)
The Hartford Convention
229(1)
The Battle of New Orleans
229(2)
Victory Weakens the Federalists
231(1)
Anglo-American Rapprochement
232(1)
The Transcontinental Treaty
232(1)
The Monroe Doctrine
233(3)
The Era of Good Feelings
236(1)
New Sectional Issues
237(2)
The Missouri Compromise
239(3)
The Election of 1824
242(2)
John Quincy Adams as President
244(1)
Calhoun's Exposition and Protest
244(2)
The Meaning of Sectionalism
246(2)
Toward a National Economy
248(26)
Gentility and the Consumer Revolution
248(1)
Birth of the Factory
249(2)
An Industrial Proletariat?
251(1)
Lowell's Waltham System: Women as Factory Workers
252(2)
Irish and German Immigrants
254(1)
The Persistence of the Household System
255(1)
Rise of Corporations
255(1)
Cotton Revolutionizes the South
256(2)
Revival of Slavery
258(3)
Roads to Market
261(2)
Transportation and the Government
263(1)
Development of Steamboats
264(2)
The Canal Boom
266(1)
New York City: Emporium of the Western World
267(1)
The Marshall Court
268(6)
Jacksonian Democracy
274(25)
``Democratizing'' Politics
275(1)
1828: The New Party System in Embryo
276(2)
The Jacksonian Appeal
278(1)
The Spoils System
278(1)
President of All the People
279(1)
Jackson: ``The Bank . . . I Will Kill It!''
280(2)
Jackson's Bank Veto
282(2)
Jackson Versus Calhoun
284(1)
Indian Removals
285(2)
The Nullification Crisis
287(2)
Boom and Bust
289(1)
The Jacksonians
290(1)
Rise of the Whigs
291(2)
Martin Van Buren: Jacksonianism Without Jackson
293(2)
The Log Cabin Campaign
295(4)
The Making of Middle-Class America
299(22)
Tocqueville in Judgment
300(1)
A Restless People
300(2)
The Family Recast
302(1)
The Second Great Awakening
303(2)
The Era of Associations
305(1)
Backwoods Utopias
306(3)
The Age of Reform
309(3)
``Demon Rum''
312(1)
The Abolitionist Crusade
313(3)
Women's Rights
316(5)
An American Culture
321(15)
In Search of Native Grounds
321(2)
The Romantic View of Life
323(1)
Emerson and Thoreau
323(2)
Edgar Allan Poe
325(2)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
327(1)
Herman Melville
327(2)
Walt Whitman
329(1)
Education for Democracy
330(2)
Reading and the Dissemination of Culture
332(1)
The State of the Colleges
333(3)
Westward Expansion
336(23)
Tyler's Troubles
336(1)
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
337(1)
The Texas Question
338(1)
Manifest Destiny
339(1)
Life on the Trail
340(1)
California and Oregon
340(2)
The Election of 1844
342(2)
Polk as President
344(1)
War with Mexico
345(1)
To the Halls of Montezuma
346(3)
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
349(1)
The Fruits of Victory: Further Enlargement of the United States
350(1)
Slavery: The Fire Bell in the Night Rings Again
350(2)
The Election of 1848
352(1)
The Gold Rush
353(2)
The Compromise of 1850
355(4)
The Sections Go Their Ways
359(23)
The Economics of Slavery
359(2)
The Sociology of Slavery
361(4)
Psychological Effects of Slavery
365(2)
Manufacturing in the South
367(1)
The Northern Industrial Juggernaut
368(1)
A Nation of Immigrants
369(1)
How Wage Earners Lived
370(1)
Foreign Commerce
371(1)
Steam Conquers the Atlantic
372(2)
Canals and Railroads
374(1)
Financing the Railroads
375(1)
Railroads and the Economy
376(3)
Railroads and the Sectional Conflict
379(1)
The Economy on the Eve of Civil War
380(2)
The Coming of the Civil War
382(29)
The Slave Power Comes North
382(1)
Uncle Tom's Cabin
383(1)
Diversions Abroad: The ``Young America'' Movement
384(1)
Stephen Douglas: ``The Little Giant''
385(1)
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
386(3)
Know-Nothings, Republicans, and the Demise of the Two-Party System
389(1)
``Bleeding Kansas''
390(3)
Senator Sumner Becomes a Martyr for Abolitionism
393(1)
Buchanan Tries His Hand
394(1)
The Dred Scott Decision
395(2)
The Lecompton Constitution
397(1)
The Emergence of Lincoln
398(1)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
399(3)
John Brown's Raid
402(2)
The Election of 1860
404(3)
The Secession Crisis
407(4)
The War to Save the Union
411(36)
Lincoln's Cabinet
411(1)
Fort Sumter: The First Shot
412(1)
The Blue and the Gray
413(3)
The Test of Battle: Bull Run
416(1)
Paying for the War
417(1)
Politics as Usual
418(1)
Behind Confederate Lines
419(1)
War in the West: Shiloh
420(1)
McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior
421(2)
Lee Counterattacks: Antietam
423(2)
The Emancipation Proclamation
425(2)
The Draft Riots
427(1)
The Emancipated People
427(1)
African American Soldiers
428(1)
Antietam to Gettysburg
429(3)
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg
432(2)
Economic and Social Effects, North and South
434(2)
Women in Wartime
436(2)
Grant in the Wilderness
438(1)
Sherman in Georgia
439(2)
To Appomattox Court House
441(2)
Winners, Losers, and the Future
443(4)
Reconstruction and the South
447
Presidential Reconstruction
448(2)
Republican Radicals
450(1)
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction
451(1)
The Fourteenth Amendment
452(1)
The Reconstruction Acts
453(1)
Congress Supreme
454(1)
The Fifteenth Amendment
455(1)
``Black Republican'' Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
456(3)
The Ravaged Land
459(2)
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System
461(2)
The White Backlash
463(2)
Grant as President
465(1)
The Disputed Election of 1876
466(3)
The Compromise of 1877
469
Appendix
1(1)
The Declaration of Independence
3(3)
The Constitution of the United States of America
6(8)
Amendments to the Constitution
14(7)
Supplementary Reading
21(26)
Suggested Web Sites
47(21)
Present-day United States
68(2)
Present-day World
70
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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