The Brief American Pageant A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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
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