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American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I (Chapters 1-16),9780321094322

American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I (Chapters 1-16)

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321094322

ISBN10:
0321094328
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

A condensed version of The American People, Fifth Edition, this engaging text examines American history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make the book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents

I. A COLONIZING PEOPLE, 1492-1776.

1. Three Worlds Meet.
Recovering the Past: Archaeological Artifacts.

2. Colonizing a Continent.
Recovering the Past: Houses.

3. Mastering the New World.
Technology Changes the American People: Smallpox Inoculation.

4. The Maturing of Colonial Society.
Technology Changes the American People: Lightning Rods.

5. Bursting the Colonial Bonds.
Recovering the Past: Poetry

II. A REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE, 1775-1828.

6. A People in Revolution.
Recovering the Past: Patriotic Paintings.

7. Consolidating the Revolution.
Recovering the Past: Indian Treaties.

8. Creating a Nation.
Technology Changes the American People: Industrial Technology in the Wooden Age.

9. Society and Politics in the Early Republic.
Technology Changes the American People: Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin.

III. AN EXPANDING PEOPLE, 1820-1877.

10. Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest.
Recovering the Past: Family Paintings.

11. Slavery and the Old South.
Recovering the Past: Folk Tales.

12. Shaping America in the Antebellum Age.
Technology Changes the American People: The Sewing Machine.

13. Moving West.
Recovering the Past: Personal Diaries.

14. The Union in Peril.
Recovering the Past: Senate Speeches.

15. The Union Severed.
Recovering the Past: Photography.

16. The Union Reconstructed.
Recovering the Past: Novels.

IV. AN INDUSTRIALIZING PEOPLE, 1865-1900.



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