9780495909217

American Passages A History of the United States, Brief

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495909217

  • ISBN10:

    0495909211

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

AMERICAN PASSAGES places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history--how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer readers a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history.

Table of Contents

Contact, Conflict, and Exchange in the Atlantic World to 1590
Colonization of North America, 1590-1675
Crisis and Change, 1675-1720
The Expansion of Colonial British America, 1720-1763
Wars for Independence, 1764-1783
Toward a More Perfect Union, 1783-1788
The Federalist Republic, 1789-1799
The New Republic Faces a New Century, 1800-1815
Exploded Boundaries, 1815-1828
The Years of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1836
Panic and Boom, 1837-1845
Expansion and Reaction, 1846-1854
Broken Bonds, 1855-1861
Blood and Freedom, 1861-1865
Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877
An Economy Transformed: the Rise of Big Business, 1877-1887
Urban Growth and Farm Protest, 1887-1893
A Troubled Nation Expands Outward, 1893-1901
Progressivism: Agendas for Change, 1901-1914
Over There and Over Here: the Impact of World War I, 1914-1921
The Age of Jazz and Mass Culture, 1921-1927
The Great Depression, 1927-1933
The New Deal, 1933-1940
The Second World War, 1939-1945
Postwar America, 1946-1952
The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1960
The Turbulent Years, 1960-1968
Crisis of Confidence, 1969-1980
from Reagan to Clinton, 1981-2000
A Conservative Nation in a Globalizing World, 2000-2010
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