9780618471409

Making America A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief

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    9780618471409

  • ISBN10:

    0618471405

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF FIFTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages users to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation, and appeal to users of varied learning levels.

Table of Contents

Making a "New World," to 1588
A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725
Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1721
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
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