In REVEL for By the People, author Jim Fraser tells resonant stories of the many different people who have shaped the United States as it is today – from everyday women and men to the most important leaders of their day. By leveraging both the relatable and remarkable people in U.S. history, REVEL for By The People empowers students to focus on historical analysis and interpretation rather than simply memorize information. The result? A class full of historical thinkers who see themselves in history, and who may be inspired to join the list of those who have helped build a better, more hopeful country.
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James W. Fraser is Professor of History and Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. His teaching includes a survey course in U.S. History for future Social Studies teachers and courses in the History of American Education, Religion & Public Education, and Inquiries into Teaching and Learning. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Fraser is the President of the History of Education Society and a former member of the Editorial Board of the History of Education Quarterly. He served as Senior Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, from 2008 to 2012. He has also served as NYU liaison to the New Design High School, a public high school in New York’s Lower East Side, and to Facing History and Ourselves.
Before coming to New York University, Dr. Fraser taught in the Department of History and the program in education at Northeastern University in Boston, where he was the founding dean of Northeastern’s School of Education. He was also a member and chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Education Deans Council, the Boston School Committee Nominating Committee, and other boards. He was a lecturer in the Program in Religion and Secondary Education at the Harvard University Divinity School from 1997 to 2004. He has taught at Lesley University; University of Massachusetts, Boston; Boston University; and Public School 76 Manhattan. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and was pastor of Grace Church in East Boston, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 2006.
In addition to By the People, Dr. Fraser is the author or editor of twelve books including The School in the United States: A Documentary History, a third edition of which will be published in 2014, Preparing America’s Teachers: A History (2007), and A History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future (2002). He lives in New York City with his wife Katherine Hanson and their dog, Pebble.
Table of Contents
PART 1: CONTACT AND EXPLORATION, 1491—1607
1. The World Before 1492
2. First Encounters, First Conquests, 1492—1607
PART 2: SETTLEMENTS OLD AND NEW, 1607—1754
3. Settlements, Alliances, and Resistance, 1607—1718
4. Creating the Culture of British North America, 1689—1754
PART 3: A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM–CREATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1754—1800
5. The Making of a Revolution, 1754—1783
6. Creating a Nation, 1783—1788
7. Practicing Democracy, 1789—1800
PART 4: CRAFTING A NATION, PEOPLE, LAND, AND A NATIONAL IDENTITY, 1800—1848
8. Creating a New People, Expanding the Country, 1801—1823
9. New Industries, New Politics, 1815—1828
10. Democracy in the Age of Andrew Jackson, 1828—1844
11. Manifest Destiny: Expanding the Nation, 1830—1853
PART 5: EXPANSION, SEPARATION, AND A NEW UNION, 1844—1877
12. Living in a Nation of Changing Lands, Changing Faces, Changing Expectations, 1831—1854
13. The Politics of Separation, 1850—1861
14. And the War Came: The Civil War, 1861—1865
15. Reconstruction, 1865—1877
PART 6: BECOMING AN INDUSTRIAL WORLD POWER–COSTS, BENEFITS, AND RESPONSES, 1865—1914
16. Conflict in the West, 1865—1912
17. The Gilded Age: Building a Technological and Industrial Giant and a New Social Order, 1876—1913
18. Responses to Industrialism, Responses to Change, 1877—1914
19. Progressive Movements, Progressive Politics, 1879—1917
PART 7: WAR, PROSPERITY, AND DEPRESSION, 1890—1945
20. Foreign Policy and War in a Progressive Era, 1890—1919
21. A Unique, Prosperous, and Discontented Time, 1919—1929
22. Living in Hard Times, 1929—1939
23. Living in a World at War, 1939—1945
PART 8: FEARS, JOYS, AND LIMITS, 1945—1980
24. The World the War Created, 1945—1952
25. Complacency and Change, 1952—1965
26. Lives Changed, 1961—1968
27. Rights, Reaction, and Limits, 1968—1980
PART 9: CERTAINTY, UNCERTAINTY, AND NEW BEGINNINGS, 1980 TO THE PRESENT
28. The Reagan Revolution, 1980—1989
29. A New World Order, 1989—2001
30. Entering a New Time, 2001—to the Present