Volume One: Through Reconstruction
Chapter 1 Introduction to U.S. Historiography
Chapter 2 The Puritans: Orthodoxy or Diversity?
Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson, The Puritans (1938)
David D. Hall, Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment (1989) **
Chapter 3 American Indians: New Worlds in the Atlantic World
Colin G. Calloway, New Worlds for All (1997)
Claudio Saunt, "‘Our Indians’: European Empires and the History of the Native American South" (2007) **
Chapter 4 The Atlantic Slave Trade: Racism or Profit?
Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery (1944) **
David Eltis, "Atlantic History in Global Perspective" (1999) **
Chapter 5 The American Revolution: Moderate or Radical?
T. H. Breen, "Ideology and Nationalism on the Eve of the American Revolution" (1997)
Gary B. Nash, The Unknown American Revolution (2005) **
Chapter 6 The Constitution: Conflict or Consensus?
Gordon S. Wood, The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969)
Woody Holton, "Did Democracy Cause the Recession That Led to the Constitution?" (2005) **
Chapter 7 Jacksonian Democracy: How Democratic?
Sean Wilentz, "Slavery, Antislavery, and Jacksonian Democracy" (1996) **
Lacy K. Ford, Jr., "Making the ‘White Man’s Country’ White: Race, Slavery, and State-Building in the Jacksonian South" (1999) **
Chapter 8 Antebellum Reform: Evolving Causes and Strategies
Mary Hershberger, "Mobilizing Women, Anticipating Abolition: The Struggle against Indian Removal in the 1830s" (1999) **
Lori Ginzberg, "Moral Suasion is Moral Balderdash: Women, Politics, and Social Activism in the 1850s" (1986)
Chapter 9 Slave Culture: African or American?
Philip D. Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998) **
Michael Gomez, "African Identity and Slavery in the Americas" (1999) **
Chapter 10 The Civil War: Repressible or Irrepressible?
Allan Nevins, The Emergence of Lincoln (1950)
William W. Freehling, "Democracy and the Causes of the Civil War" (1994)
Chapter 11 The Reconstruction Era: How Large Its Scope?
Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988)
Elliott West, "Reconstructing Race" (2003) **
** new to this edition