9780495904991

Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495904991

  • ISBN10:

    0495904996

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Understanding the past helps us navigate the present and future. When you read this text, you will not only learn about American History, you will also be exposed to movies and music that tell the stories of American History. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER uses these themes to show how the United States was transformed from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps you understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.

Table of Contents

To the Student: Why Study History?
Analyzing Historical Sources
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
Whigs and Democrats
Antebellum Reform
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
A Transformed Nation: the West and the New South, 1865-1900
The Rise of Corporate America, 1865-1914
Cities, Peoples, Cultures, 1890-1920
Progressivism
Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917
War and Society, 1914-1920
The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
America during the Second World War
The Age of Containment, 1946-1953
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
Uncertain Times, 1974-1992
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century
A Time of Hope and Fear, 1993-2011
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