Making America A History of the United States

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/22/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Shaped with a clear political chronology, Making America reflects the variety of individual experiences and kaleidoscope of cultures that is American society. Careful to maintain its emphasis on the importance of social movements, immigrant society, and regional and political differences in American history, the Fifth Edition of Making America brings greater attention to global influences and America's role in the world. Making America serves the needs of instructors whose classrooms reflect the diversity of today's college students. The strongly chronological narrative, together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness.

Table of Contents

Making a "New" World, to 1588
A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725
Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1732
The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763
Deciding Where Loyalties Lie, 1763-1776
Recreating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783
Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1770-1796
The Early Republic, 1796-1804
Increasing Conflict and War, 1805-1815
The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836
The Great Transformation: Growth and Expansion, 1828-1848
Responses to the Great Transformation, 1828-1848
Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1848-1860
A Violent Choice: Civil War, 1861-1865
Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877
An Industrial Order Emerges, 1865-1880
Becoming an Urban Industrial Society, 1880-1890
Conflict and Change in the West, 1865-1902
Economic Crash and Political Upheaval, 1890-1900
The Progressive Era, 1900-1917
The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920
Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945
Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952
Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960
Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968
America Under Stress, 1967-1976
Facing Limits, 1976-1992
Entering a New Century, 1992-2007
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