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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|
|Race and Freedom in British America|
|Blueprint for Empire|
|Colonial Political Revolt|
|Conclusion: Foundations of an Atlantic Empire|
|Experience of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America, 1680-1763|
|Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: The Journal of William Byrd|
|Tensions in the Backcountry|
|Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century|
|The Impact of European Ideas on American Culture|
|Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies|
|Clash of Political Cultures|
|Century of Imperial War|
|Conclusion: Rule Britannia?|
|The American Revolution: From Gentry Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783|
|Moment of Decision: Commitment and Sacrifice|
|Structure of Colonial Society|
|Eroding the Bonds of Empire|
|Steps Toward Independence|
|Fighting for Independence|
|Conclusion: Preserving Independence|
|The Republican Experiment, 1783-1788|
|A New Political Morality|
|Defining Republican Culture|
|Stumbling Toward a New National Government|
|"Have We Fought for This?|
|Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification|
|Conclusion: Success Depends on the People|
|Democracy and Dissent: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800|
|Force of Public Opinion|
|Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government|
|Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security|
|Charges of Treason: The Battle over Foreign Affairs|
|Popular Political Culture|
|The Adams Presidency: Politics of Mistrust|
|Conclusion: Danger of Political Extremism|
|Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision, 1800-1814|
|Limits of Equality|
|The Republic Expands|
|Jefferson as President|
|Race and Dissent Under Jefferson|
|The Strange War of 1812|
|Conclusion: The "Second War of Independence|
|Nation Building and Nationalism, 1815-1825|
|A Revolutionary Wa|
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