9780155075313

The American Past A Survey of American History, Volume I: To 1877 (Non-InfoTrac Version)

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    0155075314

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/30/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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

Preface to the Sixth Edition xi
When Worlds Collide
America and Europe Before 10,000 B.C.- A.D. 1550
3(20)
England in America
The Struggle to Plant a Colony 1550-1624
23(20)
Puritans and Proprietors
Colonial America 1620-1732
43(20)
Colonial Society
English Legacies, American Facts of Life
63(18)
Other Americans
The Indians, French, and Africans of Colonial North America
81(22)
British America
The Colonies at the Equinox
103(20)
Years of Tumult
The Quarrel with Great Britain 1763-1770
123(18)
Riot to Rebellion
The Road to Independence 1770-1776
141(20)
War For Independence
Winning the Revolution 1776-1781
161(18)
Inventing a Country
American Constitutions 1781-1789
179(22)
We the People
Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800
201(22)
The Age of Jefferson
Expansion and Frustration 1800-1815
223(22)
Beyond the Appalachian Ridge
The West in the Early Nineteenth Century
245(22)
Nation Awakening
Political, Diplomatic, and Economic Developments 1815-1824
267(22)
Hero of the People
The Age of Andrew Jackson 1824-1830
289(20)
In the Shadow of Old Hickory
Personalities and Politics 1830-1842
309(18)
Sects, Utopias, Visionaries, Reformers
Popular Culture in Antebellum America
327(22)
A Different Country
The South
349(14)
The Peculiar Institution
Slavery as It Was Perceived and as It Was
363(18)
From Sea to Shining Sea
American Expansion 1820-1848
381(18)
Apples of Discord
The Poisoned Fruits of Expansion 1844-1854
399(18)
The Collapse of the Old Union
The Road to Secession 1854-1861
417(20)
Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities
The Civil War: 1861-1862
437(20)
Driving Old Dixie Down
General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865
457(20)
Reconstruction
Rebuilding the Shattered Union: 1863-1877
477
Appendixes A-1
Photo Credits C-1
Index I-1

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