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Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents
Chapter One: THE COLLISION OF CULTURES
Chapter Two: TRANSPLANTATIONS AND BORDERLANDS
Chapter Three: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA
Chapter Four: THE EMPIRE IN TRANSITION
Chapter Five: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Chapter Six: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC
Chapter Seven: THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA
Chapter Eight: VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM
Chapter Nine: JACKSONIAN AMERICA
Chapter Ten: AMERICA'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION
Chapter Eleven: COTTON, SLAVERY, AND THE OLD SOUTH