9780495903826

Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People, Volume I: To 1877, Concise Edition

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    9780495903826

  • ISBN10:

    0495903825

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear, concise understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. This approach helps students understand not only the effect of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.The Concise Fifth Edition incorporates the work of new coauthor, Alice Fahs (University of California, Irvine), an accomplished historian of the 19th and 20th centuries, with special expertise in cultural history and the history of gender.LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER continues to offer strong political, social, and cultural coverage and valuable pedagogical tools including "History Through Film" (now in every chapter) to help draw students into the material and show the relevance of history to their own lives.LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE, 5e is available in the following volume splits: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE FIFTH EDITION (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 9781439084953; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE 5e, VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 9780495903826; and LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE 5e, VOLUME II: SINCE 1863, (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 9780495903833.

Table of Contents

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
The Revolutionary Republic
Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
Northern Transformations, 1790-1850
The Old South, 1790-1850
Toward an American Culture
Democrats and Whigs
Whigs, Democrats, and the Shaping of Society
Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty--or Slavery?
The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860
Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865
Reconstruction, 1863-1877
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