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The American Past: A Survey of American History,9780155074279

The American Past: A Survey of American History

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Summary

Now in its Sixth Edition, this text continues to offer a colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that make up our nation's past. Accessible and lively, Conlin includes a comprehensive treatment of political, economic, social, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military history. Consistent scholarship and a unique organization make this book comprehensive and manageable, while new chronologies offer students quick reference and easy review of the major events and movements covered in each chapter.

Table of Contents

When Worlds Collide
America and Europe Before 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 1550
3(20)
Discovery
4(1)
Meso-American Civilization
5(3)
Europe: Driven, Dynamic, Expansive
8(2)
Portugal and Spain: The Vanguard of Exploration
10(3)
The Spanish Empire
13(1)
Locked in a Circle of Time
14(5)
The Columbian Exchange
19(2)
Chronology
21(1)
For Further Reading
21(2)
England in America
The Struggle to Plant a Colony 1550-1624
23(20)
England's Problems
24(2)
The Elizabethan Age
26(3)
Beginnings of Empire
29(1)
Common Seamen
30(5)
Jamestown, Virginia
35(3)
Other Beginnings
38(2)
Chronology
40(1)
For Further Reading
41(2)
Puritans and Proprietors
Colonial America 1620-1732
43(20)
New England Colonies
44(6)
How the Puritans Worshiped
50(2)
The Expansion of New England
52(2)
Royal and Proprietary Colonies
54(6)
Chronology
60(1)
For Further Reading
61(2)
Colonial Society
English Legacies, American Facts of Life
63(18)
Trade Laws
64(2)
The Southern Colonies
66(4)
How They Crossed the Ocean
70(3)
The New England Colonies
73(5)
The Middle Colonies
78(1)
Chronology
79(1)
For Further Reading
79(2)
Other Americans
The Indians, French, and Africans of Colonial North America
81(22)
The Indians of North America
82(2)
The Indians of the Eastern Woodlands
84(2)
Confrontation
86(4)
The French in North America
90(3)
Americans from Africa
93(1)
Enslavement
94(4)
The Slave Trade
98(3)
Chronology
101(1)
For Further Reading
101(2)
British America
The Colonies at the Equinox
103(20)
Society and Economy
105(4)
World Wars, Colonial Wars
109(1)
William Byrd (1674-1744)
110(2)
The Long Peace, 1713-1739
112(5)
The Wars Resume
117(3)
Chronology
120(1)
For Further Reading
121(2)
Years of Tumult
The Quarrel with Great Britain 1763-1770
123(18)
The Problems of Empire
124(4)
At Home among the Iroquois
128(3)
The Stamp Act Crisis
131(3)
The British Constitution
134(1)
British Policies and Policymakers
135(3)
Chronology
138(1)
For Further Reading
139(2)
Riot to Rebellion
The Road to Independence 1770-1776
141(20)
Storms within the Lull
142(3)
The March toward War
145(4)
The Revolution Begins
149(3)
Two Blacks of the Revolutionary Era
152(3)
Letting Go
155(3)
Chronology
158(1)
For Further Reading
159(2)
War For Independence
Winning the Revolution 1776-1781
161(18)
The Imbalance of Power
162(2)
``The Times That Try Men's Souls''
164(2)
Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
166(5)
The Tide Turns
171(6)
Chronology
177(1)
For Further Reading
177(2)
Inventing a Country
American Constitutions 1781-1789
179(22)
The Revolution on Paper
180(3)
America under the Articles of Confederation
183(5)
Difficulties and Failings
188(2)
The American Constitution
190(2)
James Madison (1751-1836)
192(5)
Ratifying the Constitution
197(2)
Chronology
199(1)
For Further Reading
199(2)
We the People
Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800
201(22)
The First Presidency
202(5)
Troubles Abroad
207(4)
Western Problems
211(1)
How They Tamed the Forest
212(2)
Federalists versus Republicans
214(6)
Chronology
220(1)
For Further Reading
221(2)
The Age of Jefferson
Expansion and Frustration 1800-1815
223(22)
The Sage of Monticello
224(1)
Jefferson as President
225(3)
Giving Birth
228(1)
The Louisiana Purchase
228(6)
Foreign Woes
234(4)
The War of 1812
238(4)
Chronology
242(1)
For Further Reading
243(2)
Beyond the Appalachian Ridge
The West in the Early Nineteenth Century
245(22)
The First American West
246(3)
Patterns of Settlement
249(3)
Problems and Programs
252(4)
How They Socialized
256(4)
The Transportation Revolution
260(5)
Chronology
265(1)
For Further Reading
265(2)
Nation Awakening
Political, Diplomatic, and Economic Developments 1815-1824
267(22)
The Era of Good Feelings
268(2)
How They Navigated the Erie Canal
270(4)
America's Industrial Revolution
274(4)
A Country Made for Industry
278(3)
The South at the Crossroads
281(5)
Chronology
286(1)
For Further Reading
287(2)
Hero of the People
The Age of Andrew Jackson 1824-1830
289(20)
The Skewed Election of 1824
290(3)
The Age of the Common Man
293(3)
The Revolution of 1828
296(4)
How They Dueled...and Brawled
300(2)
Issues of Jackson's First Term
302(4)
Chronology
306(1)
For Further Reading
307(2)
In the Shadow of Old Hickory
Personalities and Politics 1830-1842
309(18)
Van Buren versus Calhoun
310(2)
The War with the Bank
312(3)
The Second American Party System
315(5)
How They Went to College
320(3)
Chronology
323(2)
For Further Reading
325(2)
Sects, Utopias, Visionaries, Reformers
Popular Culture in Antebellum America
327(22)
As Others Saw Us
328(2)
Religion in the Early Nineteenth Century
330(3)
Utopian Communities
333(2)
Transcendentalism
335(2)
Evangelical Reformers
337(2)
Moral Uplift
339(1)
Notable Feminists
340(5)
The Women's Movement
345(1)
Chronology
346(1)
For Further Reading
347(2)
A Different Country
The South
349(14)
Southern Antislavery
350(2)
The Republic of Porkdom
352(2)
Threats to the Southern Order
354(3)
Southerners Close Ranks
357(4)
Chronology
361(1)
For Further Reading
361(2)
The Peculiar Institution
Slavery as It Was Perceived and as It Was
363(18)
Images of Slavery
364(4)
Frederick Douglass
368(1)
What Slavery Was Like
369(3)
Life in the Quarters
372(2)
Modes of Protest
374(4)
Chronology
378(1)
For Further Reading
379(2)
From Sea to Shining Sea
American Expansion 1820-1848
381(18)
Mexico: So Close to the United States
382(2)
Zorro and the Californios
384(4)
The Oregon Country
388(9)
Chronology
397(1)
For Further Reading
397(2)
Apples of Discord
The Poisoned Fruits of Expansion 1844-1854
399(18)
The Sectional Split Takes Shape
400(3)
California, Here I Come
403(3)
The Compromise of 1850
406(2)
How They Mined the Gold
408(2)
The Territories and Slavery
410(5)
Chronology
415(1)
For Further Reading
415(2)
The Collapse of the Old Union
The Road to Secession 1854-1861
417(20)
Bleeding Kansas
418(2)
Rapping from the Great Beyond
420(2)
A Hardening of Lines
422(4)
The Election of 1860
426(4)
How the Union Broke
430(5)
Chronology
435(1)
For Further Reading
435(2)
Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities
The Civil War: 1861-1862
437(20)
The Art and Science of War
438(3)
The Sobering Campaign of 1861
441(5)
1862 and Stalemate
446(4)
How They Fought
450(5)
Chronology
455(1)
For Further Reading
455(2)
Driving Old Dixie Down
General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865
457(20)
The Campaigns of 1863
458(6)
Marching Through Georgia
464(1)
Total War
464(5)
The American Tragedy
469(3)
Consequences of the Civil War
472(3)
Chronology
475(1)
For Further Reading
475(2)
Reconstruction
Rebuilding the Shattered Union: 1863-1877
477(20)
The Reconstruction Debate
478(4)
The Critical Year
482(2)
Reconstruction Realities and Myths
484(4)
Blacks in Congress
488(2)
The Grant Administration
490(3)
The Twilight of Reconstruction
493(1)
Chronology
494(1)
For Further Reading
495(2)
Parties, Patronage, and Pork
Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century
497(22)
How the System Worked
498(6)
Presidents and Personalities
504(2)
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881)
506(3)
Issues
509(3)
Politics in the City
512(4)
Chronology
516(1)
For Further Reading
517(2)
Big Industry, Big Business
Economic Development in the Late Nineteenth Century
519(22)
A Land Made for Industry
520(4)
The Field Brothers
524(1)
The Railroad Revolution
525(3)
The Transcontinental Lines
528(5)
The Organizers
533(5)
Chronology
538(1)
For Further Reading
539(2)
Living With Leviathan
Americans React to Big Business and Great Wealth
541(20)
Regulating the Railroads and Trusts
542(2)
The Last Dance of the Idle Rich: The Bradley Martin Ball of 1897
544(5)
Critics of the New Order
549(2)
Defenders of the Faith
551(4)
How the Very Rich Lived
555(3)
Chronology
558(1)
For Further Reading
559(2)
We Who Made America
Factories and Immigrant Ships
561(22)
A New Way of Life
562(2)
Who Were the Workers?
564(3)
Organize!
567(3)
The Immigration Experience
570(3)
The Nation of Immigrants
573(4)
Ethnic America
577(4)
Chronology
581(1)
For Further Reading
581(2)
Bright Lights and Squalid Slums
The Growth of Big Cities
583(18)
Cities as Alien Enclaves
584(3)
Of the Growth of Great Cities
587(1)
Big City Sweatshops
588(7)
The Evils of City Life
595(3)
Chronology
598(1)
For Further Reading
599(2)
The Last Frontier
Winning the Rest of the West 1865-1900
601(20)
The Last Frontier
602(4)
Punching Cows
606(5)
The Cattle Kingdom
611(4)
The Wild West in American Culture
615(2)
The Mining Frontier
617(1)
Chronology
618(1)
For Further Reading
619(2)
Stressful Times Down Home
The Crisis of American Agriculture 1865-1896
621(20)
Best of Times, Worst of Times
622(6)
The New South: The Prophet and the Builder
628(2)
Protest and Organization
630(1)
The Money Question
631(3)
The Populists
634(4)
Chronology
638(1)
For Further Reading
639(2)
In the Days of McKinley
The United States Becomes a World Power 1896-1903
641(22)
Watershed
642(4)
American Imperialism
646(3)
The Spanish-American War
649(1)
Remembering the Maine: Soldiers in the Spanish-American War
650(4)
Empire Confirmed
654(7)
Chronology
661(1)
For Further Reading
661(2)
Theodore Roosevelt and the Good Old Days
American Society in Transition 1890-1917
663(20)
Middle America
664(4)
Nellie Bly
668(4)
A Lively Culture
672(4)
Americans at Play
676(3)
Sports
679(2)
Chronology
681(1)
For Further Reading
681(2)
Age of Reform
The Progressives after 1900
683(20)
The Progressives
684(3)
Progressivism down Home
687(5)
Victor L. Berger (1860-1929)
692(2)
The Fringe
694(5)
Chronology
699(2)
For Further Reading
701(2)
Victors at Armageddon
The Progressives in Power 1901-1916
703(18)
T. R. Takes Over
704(2)
The President as Reformer
706(4)
A Conservative President in a Progressive Era
710(4)
Democratic Party Progressivism
714(2)
Coney Island: Amusement Democratized
716(3)
Chronology
719(1)
For Further Reading
719(2)
Over There
The United States and the First World War 1914-1918
721(22)
Wilson, the World, and Mexico
722(2)
The Great War
724(4)
William D. Haywood (1869-1927)
728(5)
America Goes to War
733(7)
Chronology
740(1)
For Further Reading
741(2)
Over Here
World War I at Home 1917-1920
743(20)
The Progressive War
744(2)
Social Changes
746(3)
Conformity and Repression
749(4)
Wilson and the League of Nations
753(1)
``They Dropped Like Flies'': The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918
754(7)
Chronology
761(1)
For Further Reading
761(2)
In The Days of Harding
Time of Uncertainty 1919-1923
763(20)
The Worst President
764(1)
A Decent Man
765(1)
How They Played the Game
766(3)
Social Tensions: Labor, Radicals, Immigrants
769(5)
Social Tensions: Race, Moral Codes, Religion
774(6)
Chronology
780(1)
For Further Reading
781(2)
Calvin Coolidge and the New Era
When America Was a Business 1923-1929
783(18)
The Coolidge Years
784(4)
The Lone Eagle: Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974)
788(3)
Prosperity and Business Culture
791(5)
Get Rich Quick
796(3)
Chronology
799(1)
For Further Reading
799(2)
National Trauma
The Great Depression 1930-1933
801(16)
The Face of Catastrophe
802(2)
The Failure of the Old Order
804(3)
Americans React to the Crisis
807(3)
The Election of 1932
810(2)
Weeknights at Eight
812(2)
Chronology
814(1)
For Further Reading
815(2)
Rearranging America
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 1933-1938
817(20)
The Pleasant Man Who Changed America
818(2)
The Hundred Days
820(3)
The New Deal Threatened; The New Deal Sustained
823(4)
The Spellbinders
827(1)
How the Wealthy Coped
828(3)
The Legacy of the New Deal
831(4)
Chronology
835(1)
For Further Reading
835(2)
Headed For War Again
Foreign Relations 1933-1942
837(22)
New Deal Foreign Policy
838(3)
The World Goes to War
841(4)
The United States and the War in Europe
845(4)
America Goes to War
849(1)
Rationing and Scrap Drives
850(6)
Chronology
856(1)
For Further Reading
857(2)
America's Great War
The United States at the Pinnacle of Power 1942-1945
859(22)
Stopping Japan
860(2)
Studying a New Kind of War
862(4)
Defeating Germany First
866(5)
The Twilight of Japan, the Nuclear Dawn
871(6)
Chronology
877(2)
For Further Reading
879(2)
Anxiety Time
The United States in the Early Nuclear Age 1946-1952
881(22)
The Shadow of Cold War
882(4)
Jehovah's Witnesses
886(2)
Domestic Politics under Truman
888(4)
Containment in China
892(4)
Years of Tension
896(4)
Chronology
900(1)
For Further Reading
901(2)
Eisenhower Country
American Life in the 1950s
903(20)
Leadership
904(2)
Fashion and the Fifties
906(5)
Suburbia and Its Values
911(5)
Against the Grain
916(4)
Chronology
920(1)
For Further Reading
921(2)
Consensus and Camelot
The Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations 1953-1963
923(22)
Ike's Domestic Compromise
924(1)
The Cold War Continues
925(3)
Suburban Landscape
928(4)
1960: A Changing of the Guard
932(3)
Camelot
935(2)
Kennedy's Foreign Policy
937(5)
Chronology
942(1)
For Further Reading
943(2)
Years of Turbulence
Conflict at Home and Abroad 1961-1968
945(24)
Lyndon Baines Johnson
946(2)
The Great Society
948(2)
Earl Warren (1891-1974)
950(3)
Vietnam! Vietnam!
953(2)
Mr. Johnson's War
955(2)
Troubled Years
957(5)
The Election of 1968
962(3)
Chronology
965(2)
For Further Reading
967(2)
Presidency in Crisis
Policies of the Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations 1968-1980
969(24)
The Nixon Presidency
970(3)
Nixon's Vietnam
973(3)
Nixon-Kissinger Foreign Policy
976(3)
Watergate and Gerald Ford
979(6)
Quiet Crisis
985(3)
The Typical American of the 1980s: A Statistical Portrait
988(1)
Chronology
989(2)
For Further Reading
991(2)
Morning In America
The Reagan Era 1980-1993
993(20)
The Ayatollah and the Actor
995(1)
The Reagan Revolution
996(5)
Foreign Policy in the Eighties
1001(3)
The Bush Presidency
1004(5)
Chronology
1009(2)
For Further Reading
1011(2)
Millennium
Frustration, Anger, Division, Values
1013(2)
Foreign Policy under Clinton
1015(3)
Politics Not as Usual
1018(6)
Scandal + Prosperity = Postitive Ratings
1024(6)
Millennial Society
1030
Appendixes A-1
Photo Credits C-1
Index I-1


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