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A People and a Nation: A History of the United State

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780395788820

ISBN10:
039578882X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/20/2006
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This spirited narrative challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all the American people.The Seventh Edition maintains the emphasis on the unique social history of the United States and engages students through cutting-edge research and scholarship. New content includes expanded coverage of modern history (post-1945) with discussion of foreign relations, gender analysis, and race and racial relations.Chapter-based "Links to the World" connect US history to global events and provide web links for further research while end-of-chapter "Legacies for a People and a Nation" focus on meaningful events or movements relevant to present-day issues or controversies.

Table of Contents

Charts xv
Maps
xvii
Preface xix
The Authors xxiii
Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492--1600
3(30)
Europeans Colonize North America, 1600--1640
33(28)
American Society Takes Shape, 1640--1720
61(30)
Growth and Diversity, 1720--1770
91(28)
Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754--1774
119(26)
A Revolution, Indeed, 1774--1783
145(26)
Forging a National Republic, 1776--1789
171(28)
Politics and Society in the Early Republic, 1789--1800
199(26)
The Empire of Liberty, 1801--1824
225(28)
Rails, Markets, and Mills: The North and West, 1800--1860
253(32)
Slavery and the Growth of the South, 1800--1860
285(28)
The American Social Landscape, 1800--1860
313(32)
Reform, Politics, and Expansion, 1824--1844
345(30)
Slavery and America's Future: The Road to War, 1845--1861
375(28)
Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861--1865
403(40)
Reconstruction: A Partial Revolution, 1865--1877
443(32)
The Development of the West and South, 1877--1892
475(30)
The Machine Age, 1877--1920
505(32)
The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877--1920
537(36)
Gilded Age Politics, 1877--1900
573(26)
The Progressive Era, 1895--1920
599(30)
The Quest for Empire, 1865--1914
629(28)
Americans at War, 1914--1920
657(32)
The New Era of the 1920s
689(30)
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929--1941
719(32)
Peaceseekers and Warmakers: United States Foreign Relations, 1920--1941
751(28)
The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941--1945
779(32)
Postwar America: Cold War Politics, Civil Rights, and the Baby Boom, 1945--1961
811(34)
Foreign Relations Glacier: The Cold War and Its Aftermath, 1945--Present
845(40)
Foreign Relations Storm: Contesting Revolution and Nationalism in the Third World, 1945--Present
885(40)
Reform and Conflict: A Turbulent Era, 1961--1974
925(30)
The End of the Postwar Boom: Stagflation, Immigration, and the Resurgence of Conservatism, 1974--1989
955(30)
Anxiety and Anger: America in the 1990s
985


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