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American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I (to 1877)

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Edition:
5th
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9780321316417

ISBN10:
032131641X
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Longman
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Summary

A condensed version ofThe American People, Fifth Edition,this engaging text examines U.S. 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 this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents

Recovering the Past xvii
Maps xviii
Preface xxi
Supplements xxix
About the Authors xxxv
PART 1 A Colonizing People, Prehistory-1776 1(151)
CHAPTER 1 Ancient America and Africa
1(23)
The Peoples of America Before Columbus
3(9)
Africa on the Eve of Contact
12(5)
Europe on the Eve of Invading the Americas
17(5)
Conclusion: The Approach of a New Global Age
22(2)
CHAPTER 2 Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
24(26)
Breaching the Atlantic
26(3)
The Spanish Conquest of America
29(8)
England Looks West
37(1)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Illustrated Travel Accounts
38(6)
African Bondage
44(4)
Conclusion: Converging Worlds
48(2)
CHAPTER 3 Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
50(40)
The Chesapeake Tobacco Coast
52(2)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Houses
54(7)
Massachusetts and Its Offspring
61(10)
From the St. Lawrence to the Hudson
71(2)
Proprietary Carolina: A Restoration Reward
73(2)
The Quakers' Peaceable Kingdom
75(4)
New Spain's Northern Frontier
79(2)
An Era of Instability
81(6)
Conclusion: The Achievement of New Societies
87(3)
CHAPTER 4 The Maturing of Colonial Society
90(36)
The North: A Land of Family Farms
92(6)
The Plantation South
98(6)
Contending for a Continent
104(7)
The Urban World of Commerce and Ideas
111(4)
The Great Awakening
115(4)
Political Life
119(5)
Conclusion: America in 1750
124(2)
CHAPTER 5 The Strains of Empire
126(26)
The Climactic Seven Years' War
128(6)
The Crisis with England
134(4)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Poetry
138(5)
The Ideology of Revolutionary Republicanism
143(2)
The Turmoil of a Rebellious People
145(4)
Conclusion: On the Brink of Revolution
149(3)
PART 2 A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828 152(128)
CHAPTER 6 A People in Revolution
152(36)
Bursting the Colonial Bonds
154(3)
The War for American Independence
157(12)
The Experience of War
169(1)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Military Muster Rolls
170(8)
The Ferment of Revolutionary Politics
178(8)
Conclusion: The Crucible of Revolution
186(2)
CHAPTER 7 Consolidating the Revolution
188(30)
Struggling with the Peacetime Agenda
190(5)
Sources of Political Conflict
195(6)
Political Tumult in the States
201(2)
Toward a New National Government
203(1)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Patriotic Paintings
204(11)
Conclusion: Completing the Revolution
215(3)
CHAPTER 8 Creating a Nation
218(28)
Launching the National Republic
220(6)
The Republic in a Threatening World
226(6)
The Political Crisis Deepens
232(5)
Restoring American Liberty
237(2)
Building an Agrarian Nation
239(3)
A Foreign Policy for the New Nation
242(2)
Conclusion: A Period of Trial and Transition
244(2)
CHAPTER 9 Society and Politics in the Early Republic
246(34)
A Nation of Regions
248(6)
Indian-White Relations in the Early Republic
254(6)
Perfecting a Democratic Society
260(7)
The End of Neo-Colonialism
267(4)
Knitting the Nation Together
271(4)
Politics in Transition
275(3)
Conclusion: The Passing of an Era
278(2)
PART 3 An Expanding People, 1820-1877 280(215)
CHAPTER 10 Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
280(29)
Economic Growth
282(7)
Early Manufacturing
289(1)
A New England Textile Town
290(3)
Factories on the Frontier
293(2)
Urban Life
295(7)
Rural Communities
302(4)
Conclusion: The Character of Progress
306(3)
CHAPTER 11 Slavery and the Old South
309(30)
Building a Diverse Cotton Kingdom
311(8)
Morning: Master and Mistress in the Big House
319(4)
Noon: Slaves in House and Fields
323(3)
Night: Slaves in Their Quarters
326(2)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Folktales
328(3)
Resistance and Freedom
331(6)
Conclusion: Douglass's Dream of Freedom
337(2)
CHAPTER 12 Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
339(35)
Religious Revival and Reform Philosophy
341(3)
The Political Response to Change
344(11)
Perfectionist Reform and Utopianism
355(4)
Reforming Society
359(3)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Family Paintings
362(3)
Abolitionism and Women's Rights
365(7)
Conclusion: Perfecting America
372(2)
CHAPTER 13 Moving West
374(31)
Probing the Trans-Mississippi West
376(3)
Winning the Trans-Mississippi West
379(6)
Going East and West
385(1)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Personal Diaries
386(5)
Living in the West
391(6)
Cultures in Conflict
397(6)
Conclusion: Fruits of Manifest Destiny
403(2)
CHAPTER 14 The Union in Peril
405(30)
Slavery in the Territories
407(1)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Senate Speeches
408(6)
Political Disintegration
414(6)
Kansas and the Two Cultures
420(5)
Polarization and the Road to War
425(4)
The Divided House Falls
429(4)
Conclusion: The "Irrepressible Conflict"
433(2)
CHAPTER 15 The Union Severed
435(31)
Organizing for War
436(5)
Clashing on the Battlefield, 1861-1862
441(8)
The Tide Turns, 1863-1865
449(5)
Changes Wrought by War
454(2)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Photography
456(8)
Conclusion: An Uncertain Future
464(2)
CHAPTER 16 The Union Reconstructed
466(29)
The Bittersweet Aftermath of War
467(5)
National Reconstruction Politics
472(2)
RECOVERING THE PAST
Novels
474(4)
The Lives of Freedpeople
478(7)
Reconstruction in the States
485(7)
Conclusion: A Mixed Legacy
492(3)
Index 495


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