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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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