American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 1

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Based on the idea that you can't cover (and don't want to) everything in a survey course, H.W. Brands and a team of award-winning historians present the story of American history in a refreshing new way. American Stories: A History of the United States concentrates on the topics most commonly taught in an American history survey course, with a focus on the major themes and the connections between them. A unique pedagogical program developed and implemented by instructional designers provides a consistent structure for students as the story of American history unfolds.

Table of Contents

New World Encounters, Preconquest-1608
Clash of Cultures: The Meaning of Murder in Early Maryland
Native Americans Before the Conquest
Conditions of Conquest
West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies
Europe on the Eve of Conquest
Spain in the Americas
The French Claim Canada
The English Take Up the Challenge
Conclusion: Campaign to Sell America
England'sNew World Experimentsm 1607-1732
Profit and Piety: Competing Visions for English Settlement
The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth
A "New" England in America
Diversity in the Middle Colonies
Planting the Southern Colonies
Conclusion: Living with Diversity
Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society, 1619-1692
Families in an Atlantic Empire
Social Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century
The Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment
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