America's History, Combined Volume

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/5/2011
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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With fresh interpretations from two new authors, wholly reconceived themes, and a wealth of cutting-edge new scholarship, the seventh edition of America's Historyis designed to work perfectly with the way you teach the survey today. Building on the book's hallmark strengths -- balance, comprehensiveness, and explanatory power -- as well as its outstanding visuals and extensive primary-source features, authors James Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert Self have shaped America's Historyinto the ideal resource for survey classes.

Author Biography

JAMES A. HENRETTA is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park. His publications include The Evolution of American Society, 1700-1815: An Interdisciplinary Analysis; “Salutary Neglect”: Colonial Administration under the Duke of Newcastle; Evolution and Revolution: American Society, 1600-1820; The Origins of American Capitalism; and an edited volume, Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850. His most recent publication is a long article, “Charles Evans Hughes and the Strange Death of Liberal America,” (Law and History Review, 2006), derived from his ongoing research on The Liberal State in America: New York, 1820-1975.
REBECCA EDWARDS is a Professor of History at Vassar College. Her research interests focus on the post-Civil War era and include electoral politics, environmental history, and the history of women and gender roles. She is the author of Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era (1997) and New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905 (Second Edition 2010). She is currently working on a biography of women's rights advocate and People's Party orator Mary E. Lease.
ROBERT O. SELF is an Associate Professor of History at Brown University. His research focuses on urban history, the history of race and American political culture, post-1945 U.S. society and culture, and gender and sexuality in American politics. His first book, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland, won four professional prizes, including the James A. Rawley prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). He is currently at work on a book about gender, sexuality, and political culture in the United States from 1964 to 2004.

Table of Contents

The Creation of American Society, 1450-1763
The New Global World, 1450-1620
The Invasion and Settlement of North America, 1550-1700
Creating a British Empire in America, 1660-1750
Growth and Crisis in Colonial Society, 1720-1765
The New Republic, 1763-1820
Toward Independence: Years of Decision, 1763-1776
Making War and Republican Governments, 1776-1789
Politics and Society in the New Republic, 1787-1820
Creating a Republican Culture, 1790-1820
Overlapping Revolutions, 1820-1860
Economic Transformation, 1820-1860
A Democratic Revolution, 1820-1844
Religion and Reform, 1820-1860
The South Expands: Slavery and Society, 1800-1860
Creating and Preserving a Continental Nation, 1844-1877
Expansion, War, and Sectional Crisis, 1844-1860
Two Societies at War, 1861-1865
Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Conquering a Continent
Bold Experiments in an Era of Industrialization, 1877-1929
The Busy Hive: Industrial America at Work, 1877-1911
The Victorians Meet the Modern, 1880-1917
‚«£Civilization's Inferno‚«†: The Rise and Reform of Industrial Cities, 1880-1
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