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American History Now

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American History Nowcollects eighteen original historiographic essays that survey recent scholarship in American history and trace the shifting lines of interpretation and debate in the field. Building on the legacy of two previous editions of the New American History, this volume presents an entirely new group of contributors and a re-conceptualized table of contents.The new generation of historians showcased in American History Nowhave asked new questions and developed new approaches to scholarship to revise the prevailing interpretations of the chronological periods from the Colonial era To The Reagan years. Covering the established subfields of women's history, African American history, and immigration history, The book also considers the history of capitalism, Native American history, environmental history, religious history, cultural history, And The history of "the United States in the world." American History Nowprovides an indispensible summation of the state of the field for those interested in the study and teaching of the American past.

Author Biography

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of numerous works on American history. He has served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society of American Historians. His most recent book is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, winner of the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes. Lisa McGirr is Professor of History at Harvard University. Her research focuses on politics and social movements in the twentieth century. The author of the award-winning book Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right, she is currently working on a book entitled Prohibition and the Making of Modern America.

Table of Contents

Volume Editors' Prefacep. vii
Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Eras of the American Past
Squaring the Circles: The Reach of Colonial Americap. 3
American Revolution and Early Republicp. 24
Jacksonian Americap. 52
Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstructionp. 75
The Possibilities of Politics: Democracy in America, 1877 to 1917p. 96
The Interwar Yearsp. 125
The Uncertain Future of American Politics, 1940 to 1973p. 151
1973 to the Presentp. 175
Major Themes in the American Experience
The United States in the Worldp. 201
The ˘Cultural Turn÷p. 221
American Religionp. 242
Frontiers, Borderlands, Westsp. 261
Environmental Historyp. 285
History of American Capitalismp. 314
Women's and Gender Historyp. 336
Immigration and Ethnic Historyp. 358
American Indians and the Study of U.S. Historyp. 376
African-American Historyp. 400
Contributorsp. 421
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