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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.
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' Preface||p. vii|
|Series Editor's Preface||p. xi|
|Eras of the American Past|
|Squaring the Circles: The Reach of Colonial America||p. 3|
|American Revolution and Early Republic||p. 24|
|Jacksonian America||p. 52|
|Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction||p. 75|
|The Possibilities of Politics: Democracy in America, 1877 to 1917||p. 96|
|The Interwar Years||p. 125|
|The Uncertain Future of American Politics, 1940 to 1973||p. 151|
|1973 to the Present||p. 175|
|Major Themes in the American Experience|
|The United States in the World||p. 201|
|The ˘Cultural Turn÷||p. 221|
|American Religion||p. 242|
|Frontiers, Borderlands, Wests||p. 261|
|Environmental History||p. 285|
|History of American Capitalism||p. 314|
|Women's and Gender History||p. 336|
|Immigration and Ethnic History||p. 358|
|American Indians and the Study of U.S. History||p. 376|
|African-American History||p. 400|
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