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American People, Volume I - To 1877, The: Creating a Nation and a Society

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9780321071064

ISBN10:
0321071069
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
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: 0-673-98576-8

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
Specialized Contents xiii
Preface xix
Note to the Student xxv
Supplements xxvii
Acknowledgments xxx
About the Authors xxxii
Part One A COLONIZING PEOPLE, 1492--1776
Three Worlds Meet
2(30)
Colonizing a Continent
32(30)
Mastering the New World
62(28)
The Maturing of Colonial Society
90(40)
Bursting the Colonial Bonds
130(32)
Part Two A REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE, 1775--1828
A People in Revolution
162(30)
Consolidating the Revolution
192(28)
Creating a Nation
220(26)
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
246(44)
Part Three AN EXPANDING PEOPLE, 1820--1877
Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
290(36)
Slavery and the Old South
326(34)
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
360(36)
Moving West
396(34)
The Union in Peril
430(30)
The Union Severed
460(32)
The Union Reconstructed
492(36)
Part Four AN INDUSTRIALIZING PEOPLE, 1865--1900
The Realities of Rural America
528(34)
The Rise of Smokestack America
562(40)
Politics and Reform
602(30)
Becoming a World Power
632(30)
Part Five A MODERNIZING PEOPLE, 1900--1945
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
662(38)
The Great War
700(30)
Affluence and Anxiety
730(38)
The Great Depression and the New Deal
768(36)
World War II
804(34)
Part Six A RESILIENT PEOPLE, 1945--2000
Postwar Growth and Social Change
838(34)
Chills and Fever During the Cold War
872(40)
High Water and Ebb Tide of the Liberal State
912(34)
The Struggle for Social Reform
946(36)
The Revival of Conservatism
982
Appendix A-1
Declaration of Independence
A-1
Constitution of the United States of America
A-3
Presidential Elections
A-11
Supreme Court Justices
A-14
States of the United States
A-15
Territorial Expansion of the United States
A-16
Population of the United States
A-17
Index I-1


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