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America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. And along the way, you'll also get an inside look at the influence that women and minority groups have had on our nation's history.
Table of Contents
|Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas, About 15,000 B.C.+A.D. 1550|
|Settlements Across the Sea: Motives, Failures, and Finally, a Colony 1550+1624|
|Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1620+1732|
|English Designs, American Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s|
|Other Americans: Indians and Africans in the Colonies|
|Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763|
|Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763+1770|
|From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770+1776|
|The War for Independence: The Rebels Victorious 1776+1781|
|Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781+1789|
|We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789+1800|
|The Age of Jefferson: Frustration Abroad 1800+1815|
|Nationalism: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824|
|Machines, Cotton, Land: Economy and Society 1790+1824|
|The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824+1830|
|In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830+1842|
|Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850|
|The Peculiar Institution: Southern Slavery|
|From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820+1848|
|Apples of Discord: Western Lands and Immigration 1844+1856|
|The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854+1861|
|Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862|
|Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863+1865|
|Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877|
|Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892|
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