9780321337764

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321337764

  • ISBN10:

    032133776X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of Americars"s past,The American Peopleexamines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.A strong social emphasis underscores the "humanness" of America's history as revealed through the everyday lives of ordinary Americans. In addition, Recovering the Past essays acquaint students with the work that historians do by introducing them to the fascinating variety of materials that historians use to understand and interpret the past. Two new primary source features, "American Voices" and "How Others See Us" enliven the narrative with short passages from both ordinary and extraordinary Americans or from outsiders commenting on the American nation or its people.For anyone interested in a survey of United States History.

Table of Contents

A Colonizing People, 1492-1776
Ancient America and Africa
Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
The Maturing of Colonial Society
The Strains of Empire
A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828
A People in Revolution
Consolidating the Revolution
Creating a Nation
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
An Expanding People, 1820-1877
Economic Transformations in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
Slavery and the Old South
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
Moving West
The Union in Peril
The Union Severed
The Union Reconstructed
Appendix
Credits
Index
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