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American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Single Volume Edition

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321094346

ISBN10:
0321094344
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Emphasizing social history, especially as it applies to discussions of race, class, and gender, The American People, 5/e presents the lives and experiences of all Americans--all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. The narrative integrates discussion of public events such as presidential elections, wars, and reform movements with the private stories of ordinary Americans who participated in and responded to these events. As it unfolds the drama of American history, The American People highlights the political, social, economic, technological, religious, cultural, and intellectual events that have shaped American society. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in American history and the Social history of the United States. Previous ISBNs: Single Volume Edition: 0-673-98575-X

Table of Contents

Recovering the Past xvii
Technology Changes the American People xvii
Maps
xviii
Preface xx
Supplements xxvii
About the Authors xxxi
Part 1 A Colonizing People, 1492-1776 1(152)
Three Worlds Meet
1(30)
The People of America Before 1500
2(8)
Recovering the Past Archaeological Artifacts
6(4)
Africa on the Eve of Contact
10(2)
Europe in the Age of Exploration
12(6)
The Iberian Conquest of America
18(5)
England Looks West
23(5)
Conclusion: Converging Worlds
28(3)
Colonizing a Continent
31(31)
The Chesapeake Tobacco Coast
32(7)
Recovering the Past Houses
36(3)
Massachusetts and Its Offspring
39(10)
From the St. Lawrence to the Hudson
49(2)
Proprietary Carolina: A Restoration Reward
51(2)
The Quakers' Peaceable Kingdom
53(4)
New Spain's Northern Frontier
57(2)
Conclusion: The Achievement of New Societies
59(3)
Mastering the New World
62(27)
African Bondage
63(5)
Slave Culture
68(4)
The Struggle for Land
72(3)
An Era of Instability
75(7)
Technology Changes the American People Smallpox Inoculation
80(2)
Contending for a Continent
82(3)
Conclusion: Controlling the New Environment
85(4)
The Maturing of Colonial Society
89(36)
North America's First Population Explosion
90(3)
Beyond the Appalachians
93(5)
A Land of Family Farms
98(4)
Ecological Transformation
102(1)
The Plantation South
103(3)
The Urban World of Commerce and Ideas
106(6)
Technology Changes the American People Lightning Rods
110(2)
The Great Awakening
112(4)
Political Life
116(5)
Conclusion: North America in 1750
121(4)
Bursting the Colonial Bonds
125(28)
The Climactic Seven Years' War
126(6)
The Crisis with England
132(11)
Recovering the Past Poetry
136(7)
The Ideology of Revolutionary Republicanism
143(1)
The Turmoil of Revolutionary Society
144(6)
Conclusion: Forging a Revolution
150(3)
Part 2 A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828 153(126)
A People in Revolution
153(33)
The War for American Independence
155(11)
The Experience of War
166(9)
Recovering the Past Patriotic Paintings
169(6)
The Ferment of Revolutionary Politics
175(8)
Conclusion: The Crucible of Revolution
183(3)
Consolidating the Revolution
186(30)
Struggling with the Peacetime Agenda
188(7)
Recovering the Past Indian Treaties
190(5)
Sources of Political Conflict
195(5)
Political Tumult in the States
200(3)
Toward a New National Government
203(10)
Conclusion: Completing the Revolution
213(3)
Creating a Nation
216(23)
Launching the National Republic
218(6)
The Republic in a Threatening World
224(4)
The Political Crisis Deepens
228(9)
Technology Changes the American People Industrial Technology in the Wooden Age
232(5)
Conclusion: Toward the Nineteenth Century
237(2)
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
239(40)
Restoring American Liberty
241(2)
Building an Agrarian Nation
243(3)
A Nation of Regions
246(8)
Technology Changes the American People Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin
252(2)
Indian-White Relations in the Early Republic
254(6)
Perfecting a Democratic Society
260(6)
A Foreign Policy for the New Nation
266(5)
Politics in Transition
271(4)
Conclusion: The Passing of an Era
275(4)
Part 3 An Expanding People, 1820-1877 279(218)
Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
279(31)
Economic Growth
281(7)
Early Manufacturing
288(1)
A New England Textile Town
289(7)
Technology Changes the American People The Sewing Machine
294(2)
Urban Life
296(6)
Rural Communities
302(5)
Conclusion: The Character of Progress
307(3)
Slavery and the Old South
310(29)
Building the Cotton Kingdom
311(7)
Morning: Master and Mistress in the Big House
318(3)
Noon: Slaves in House and Fields
321(4)
Night; Slaves in Their Quarters
325(6)
Recovering the Past Folktales
326(5)
Resistance and Freedom
331(5)
Conclusion: Douglass's Dream of Freedom
336(3)
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
339(37)
Religious Revival and Reform Philosophy
341(2)
The Political Response to Change
343(12)
Perfectionist Reform and Utopianism
355(3)
Reforming Society
358(6)
Recovering the Past Family Paintings
360(4)
Abolitionism and Women's Rights
364(7)
Conclusion: Perfecting America
371(5)
Moving West
376(30)
Probing the Trans-Mississippi West
377(2)
Winning the Trans-Mississippi West
379(7)
Going West
386(5)
Recovering the Past Personal Diaries
388(3)
Living on the Frontier
391(7)
Cultures in Conflict
398(5)
Conclusion: Fruits of Manifest Destiny
403(3)
The Union in Peril
406(30)
Slavery in the Territories
408(7)
Recovering the Past Senate Speeches
412(3)
Political Disintegration
415(5)
Kansas and the Two Cultures
420(5)
Polarization and the Road to War
425(5)
The Divided House Falls
430(3)
Conclusion: The ``Irrepressible Conflict''
433(3)
The Union Severed
436(32)
Organizing for War
437(4)
Clashing on the Battlefield, 1861-1862
441(8)
The Tide Turns, 1863-1865
449(5)
Changes Wrought by War
454(11)
Recovering the Past Photography
456(9)
Conclusion: An Uncertain future
465(3)
The Union Reconstructed
468(29)
The Bittersweet Aftermath of War
469(5)
National Reconstruction Politics
474(6)
Recovering the Past Novels
478(2)
The Lives of Freedpeople
480(7)
Reconstruction in the States
487(7)
Conclusion: A Mixed Legacy
494(3)
Part 4 An Industrializing People, 1865-1900 497(116)
The Realities of Rural America
497(28)
Modernizing Agriculture
499(7)
The Second Great Removal
506(5)
Recovering the Past Magazines
508(3)
The New South
511(7)
Farm Protest
518(4)
Conclusion: Farming in the Industrial Age
522(3)
The Rise of Smokestack America
525(32)
The Texture of Industrial Progress
526(4)
Urban Expansion in the Industrial Age
530(3)
The Industrial City, 1880-1900
533(3)
The Life of the Middle Class
536(5)
Technology Changes the American People Flush Toilets
538(3)
Industrial Work and the Laboring Class
541(4)
Capital Versus Labor
545(9)
Conclusion: The Complexity of Industrial Capitalism
554(3)
Politics and Reform
557(28)
Politics in the Gilded Age
558(5)
Middle-Class Reform
563(8)
Technology Changes the American People The Bicycle
564(7)
The Pivotal 1890s
571(10)
Conclusion: Looking Forward
581(4)
Becoming a World Power
585(28)
Steps Toward Empire
587(3)
Expansionism in the 1890s
590(3)
War in Cuba and the Philippines
593(5)
Theodore Roosevelt's Energetic Diplomacy
598(12)
Recovering the Past Political Cartoons
600(10)
Conclusion: The Responsibilities of Power
610(3)
Part 5 A Modernizing People, 1900-1945 613(157)
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
613(32)
The Social Justice Movement
615(9)
Recovering the Past Documentary Photographs
622(2)
The Worker in the Progressive Era
624(4)
Reform in the Cities and States
628(3)
Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal
631(8)
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
639(3)
Conclusion: The Limits of Progressivism
642(3)
The Great War
645(29)
The Early War Years
646(6)
The United States Enters the War
652(5)
The Military Experience
657(6)
Recovering the Past Government Propaganda
658(5)
Domestic Impact of the War
663(6)
Planning for Peace
669(3)
Conclusion: The Divided Legacy of the Great War
672(2)
Affluence and Anxiety
674(31)
Postwar Problems
676(3)
A Prospering Economy
679(6)
Technology Changes the American People Wireless Communication
682(3)
Hopes Raised, Promises Deferred
685(9)
The Business of politics
694(8)
Conclusion: A New Era of Prosperity and Problems
702(3)
The Great Depression and the New Deal
705(32)
The Great Depression
706(5)
Roosevelt and the First New Deal
711(2)
One Hundred Days
713(7)
The Second New Deal
720(6)
The Last Years of the New Deal
726(3)
The Other Side of the 1930s
729(5)
Recovering the Past The Movies
732(2)
Conclusion: The Ambivalence of the Great Depression
734(3)
World War II
737(33)
The Twisting Road to War
738(7)
The Home Front
745(6)
The Social Impact of the War
751(7)
Technology Changes the American People Plastics
752(6)
A War of Diplomats and Generals
758(9)
Conclusion: Peace, Prosperity, and International Responsibilities
767(3)
Part 6 A Resilient People, 1945-2001 770(194)
Postwar Growth and Social Change
770(29)
Economic Boom
772(6)
Demographic and Technological Trends
778(8)
Technology Changes the American People Air Conditioning
782(4)
Consensus and Conformity
786(5)
The Other America
791(4)
Conclusion: Qualms Amid Affluence
795(4)
Chills and Fever During the Cold War
799(38)
Origins of the Cold War
800(4)
Containing the Soviet Union
804(5)
Containment in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America
809(5)
Atomic Weapons and the Cold War
814(3)
The Cold War at Home
817(6)
Recovering the Past Public Opinion Polls
818(5)
Continuing Confrontations with Communists
823(2)
The Quagmire of Vietnam
825(7)
Conclusion: The Cold War in Perspective
832(5)
High Water and Ebb Tide of the Liberal State
837(31)
The Origins of the Welfare State
839(6)
The High-Water Mark of Liberalism
845(9)
Recovering the Past Television
846(8)
The Decline of Liberalism
854(11)
Conclusion: Political Readjustment
865(3)
The Struggle for Social Reform
868(37)
The Black Struggle for Equality
870(12)
Pressure from the Women's Movement
882(4)
Latino Mobilization
886(3)
Native American Protest
889(4)
Social and Cultural Protest
893(9)
Recovering the Past Popular Music
896(6)
Conclusion: Extending the American Dream
902(3)
The Revival of Conservatism
905(33)
The Conservative Transformation
907(8)
An End to Social Reform
915(5)
Economic and Demographic Change
920(9)
Technology Changes the American People The Internet and the World Wide Web
924(5)
Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War
929(6)
Conclusion: The Conservative Transformation
935(3)
The Post-Cold War World
938(26)
The Changing Face of the American People
940(5)
Recovering the Past Autobiography
942(3)
Economic and Social Change
945(7)
Democratic Revival
952(4)
The Election of 2000
956(2)
Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
958(3)
Conclusion: The Recent past in Perspective
961(3)
Appendix 964(19)
Declaration of Independence
964(2)
Constitution of the United States of America
966(13)
Presidential Elections
979(4)
Index 983(55)
World Map 1038


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