9780321005663

The American People: Creating A Nation and A Society, Brief, Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321005663

  • ISBN10:

    032100566X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2000
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

A condensed version of "The 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

Detailed Contents ix
Recovering the Past xiii
Maps
xv
Preface xvii
Supplements xxiii
About the Authors xxix
Part 1 A COLONIZING PEOPLE, 1492--1776 1(136)
Three Worlds Meet
1(28)
Colonizing a Continent
29(30)
Mastering the New World
59(23)
The Maturing of Colonial Society
82(31)
Bursting the Colonial Bonds
113(24)
Part 2 A REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE, 1775--1828 137(112)
A People in Revolution
137(35)
Consolidating the Revolution
172(21)
Creating a Nation
193(21)
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
214(35)
Part 3 AN EXPANDING PEOPLE, 1820--1877 249(192)
Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
249(27)
Slavery and the Old South
276(25)
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
301(30)
Moving West
331(29)
The Union in Peril
360(27)
The Union Severed
387(29)
The Union Reconstructed
416(25)
Appendix 441(21)
Credits 462(1)
Index 463(23)
World Map 486

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