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THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit keep readers engaged. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that readers understand and retain the material.
Table of Contents
|New World Beginnings|
|The Planting of English America|
|Settling the Northern Colonies|
|American Life in the Seventeenth Century|
|Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution|
|The Duel for North America|
|The Road to Revolution|
|America Secedes from the Empire|
|The Confederation and the Constitution|
|Launching the New Ship of State|
|The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic|
|The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism|
|The Rise of a Mass Democracy|
|Forging the National Economy|
|The Ferment of Reform and Culture|
|The South and the Slavery Controversy|
|Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy|
|Renewing the Sectional Struggle|
|Drifting Toward Disunion|
|Girding for War: The North and the South|
|The Furnace of Civil War|
|The Ordeal of Reconstruction|
|Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age|
|Industry Comes of Age|
|America Moves to the City|
|The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution|
|Empire and Expansion|
|Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt|
|Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad|
|The War to End War|
|American Life in the "Roaring Twenties."|
|The Politics of Boom and Bust|
|The Great Depression and the New Deal|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War|
|America in World War II|
|The Cold War Begins|
|The Eisenhower Era|
|The Stormy Sixties|
|The Stalemated Seventies|
|The Resurgence of Conservatism|
|America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era|
|The American People Face a New Century|
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