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The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION preserves the text's approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Eighth Edition focuses on stories of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture. A new design makes for easier reading and note-taking. Events up to and including the election of 2008 are updated and included, and new chapter has been written on "The Contested West." Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Eighth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.
Table of Contents
|Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492-1600|
|Europeans Colonize North America, 1600-1650|
|North America in the Atlantic World, 1650-1720|
|American Society Transformed, 1720-1770|
|Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754-1774|
|A Revolution, Indeed, 1774-1783|
|Forging a National Republic, 1776-1789|
|The Early Republic: Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 1789-1800|
|Defining the Nation, 1801-1823|
|The Rise of the South 1815-1860|
|The Modernizing North, 1815-1860|
|Reform and Politics in the Age of Jackson 1824-1845|
|The Contested West, 1815-1860|
|Slavery and America's Future: The Road to War, 1845-1861|
|Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861-1865|
|Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877|
|The Development of the West, 1865-1900|
|The Machine Age, 1877-1920|
|The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877--1920|
|Gilded Age Politics, 1877-1900|
|The Progressive Era, 1895-1920|
|The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914|
|Americans in the Great War, 1914-1920|
|The New Era 1920-1929|
|The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941|
|Peaceseekers and Warmakers: Americans in the World, 1920-1941|
|The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945|
|The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945-1961|
|America at. Midcentury|
|The Tumultuous Sixties|
|Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969-1980|
|Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992|
|Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992|
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