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A People and a Nation: A History of the United States; Volume One: To 1877

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780618391769

ISBN10:
0618391762
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/2006
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.

Table of Contents

Special Features xiii
Maps
xiii
Figures
xiv
Tables
xiv
Links to the World xv
Legacy for a People and a Nation xvi
Preface xvii
The Authors xxiii
Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492--1600
3(30)
American Societies
5(2)
North America in 1492
7(3)
African Societies
10(3)
European Societies
13(3)
Early European Explorations
16(3)
The Voyages of Columbus, Cabot, and Their Successors
19(3)
Spanish Exploration and Conquest
22(2)
The Columbian Exchange
24(4)
Links to the World: Maize
25(3)
Europeans in North America
28(2)
Summary
30(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Columbus Day
31(2)
Europeans Colonize North America, 1600--1640
33(26)
New Spain, New France, and New Netherland
35(3)
The Caribbean
38(3)
Links to the World: Wampum
39(2)
English Interest in Colonization
41(2)
The Founding of Virginia
43(3)
Life in the Chesapeake
46(2)
The Founding of New England
48(6)
Life in New England
54(2)
Summary
56(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Foxwoods Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum
57(2)
North America in the Atlantic World, 1640--1720
59(28)
The Growth of Anglo-American Settlements
61(6)
A Decade of Imperial Crises: The 1670s
67(4)
African Slavery on the Mainland
71(2)
The Web of Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade
73(5)
Links to the World: International Piracy
75(3)
Enslavement of Africans and Indians
78(3)
Imperial Reorganization and the Witchcraft Crisis
81(3)
Summary
84(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Americans of African Descent
85(2)
American Society Transformed, 1720--1770
87(28)
Population Growth and Ethnic Diversity
89(5)
Economic Growth and Development
94(5)
Colonial Cultures
99(6)
Links to the World: Exotic Beverages
103(2)
Colonial Families
105(3)
Politics: Stability and Crisis in British America
108(2)
A Crisis in Religion
110(2)
Summary
112(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: ``Self-Made Men''
112(3)
Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754--1774
115(26)
Renewed Warfare Among Europeans and Indians
117(6)
Links to the World: The First Worldwide War
121(2)
1763: A Turning Point
123(2)
The Stamp Act Crisis
125(5)
Resistance to the Townshend Acts
130(3)
Confrontations in Boston
133(3)
Tea and Turmoil
136(2)
Summary
138(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Census and Reapportionment
138(3)
A Revolution, Indeed, 1774--1783
141(24)
Government by Congress and Committee
143(2)
Contest in the Backcountry
145(1)
Choosing Sides
146(4)
Links to the World: New Nations
149(1)
War and Independence
150(4)
The Struggle in the North
154(3)
Life in the Army and on the Home Front
157(2)
Victory in the South
159(3)
Summary
162(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Revolutionary Origins
163(2)
Forging a National Republic, 1776--1789
165(28)
Creating a Virtuous Republic
167(4)
Links to the World: Novels
169(2)
The First Emancipation and the Growth of Racism
171(3)
Designing Republican Governments
174(3)
Trials of the Confederation
177(2)
Order and Disorder in the West
179(3)
From Crisis to the Constitution
182(5)
Opposition and Ratification
187(2)
Summary
189(4)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Women's Education
190(3)
The Early Republic: Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 1789--1800
193(22)
Building a Workable Government
195(1)
Domestic Policy Under Washington and Hamilton
196(5)
The French Revolution and the Development of Partisan Politics
201(2)
Partisan Politics and Relations with Great Britain
203(3)
John Adams and Political Dissent
206(2)
Indians and African Americans at the End of the Century
208(4)
Links to the World: Haitian Refugees
209(3)
Summary
212(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Dissent During Wartime
213(2)
Partisan Politics and War: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 1801--1815
215(24)
The Jefferson Presidency and Marshall Court
217(3)
Louisiana and Lewis and Clark
220(2)
A New Political Culture
222(3)
Indian Resistance
225(1)
American Shipping Imperiled
226(4)
Links to the World: Industrial Piracy
229(1)
``Mr. Madison's War''
230(5)
Peace and Consequences
235(1)
Summary
236(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: States' Rights and Nullification
237(2)
Nationalism, Expansion, and the Market Economy, 1816--1845
239(32)
Postwar Nationalism
241(4)
The Market Economy and Government's Role
245(4)
Transportation Links
249(3)
Links to the World: The United States as a Developing Nation
250(2)
Commercial Farming
252(2)
The Rise of Manufacturing and Commerce
254(4)
Workers and the Workplace
258(3)
Americans on the Move
261(2)
American Indian Resistance and Removal
263(5)
Summary
268(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: A Mixed Economy
269(2)
Reform and Politics in the Age of Jackson, 1824--1845
271(26)
From Revival to Reform
273(4)
Abolitionism and the Women's Movement
277(5)
Links to the World: The International Antislavery Movement
279(3)
Jacksonianism and Party Politics
282(3)
Federalism at Issue: The Nullification and Bank Controversies
285(2)
The Whig Challenge and the Second Party System
287(3)
Manifest Destiny and Expansionism
290(4)
Summary
294(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Bible Belt
294(3)
People and Communities in the North and West, 1830--1860
297(28)
Country Life
299(3)
The West
302(2)
Links to the World: Gold in California
303(1)
City Life
304(6)
Extremes of Wealth
310(2)
Family Life
312(2)
Immigrant Lives in America
314(5)
Free People of Color
319(3)
Summary
322(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: White Fascination with and Appropriation of Black Culture
322(3)
People and Communities in a Slave Society: The South, 1830--1860
325(28)
The ``Distinctive'' South?
327(5)
Free Southerners: Farmers, Free Blacks, and Planters
332(7)
Links to the World: ``King Cotton'' in the World Economy
336(3)
Slave Life and Labor
339(2)
Slave Culture
341(5)
Slave Resistance and Rebellion
346(2)
Harmony and Tension in a Slave Society
348(2)
Summary
350(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Reparations for Slavery
350(3)
Slavery and America's Future: The Road to War, 1845--1861
353(28)
The War with Mexico and Its Consequences
355(5)
1850: Compromise or Armistice?
360(5)
Slavery Expansion and Collapse of the Party System
365(6)
Links to the World: Annexation of Cuba
366(5)
Slavery and the Nation's Future
371(3)
Disunion
374(4)
Summary
378(3)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?
379(2)
Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861--1865
381(38)
America Goes to War, 1861--1862
383(6)
War Transforms the South
389(3)
Wartime Northern Economy and Society
392(4)
The Advent of Emancipation
396(4)
The Soldiers' War
400(3)
1863: The Tide of Battle Turns
403(1)
Disunity, South, North, and West
404(5)
1864--1865: The Final Test of Wills
409(6)
Links to the World: The Civil War in Britain
410(5)
Summary
415(4)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Confederate Battle Flag
416(3)
Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865--1877
419(2)
Wartime Reconstruction
421(2)
The Meanings of Freedom
423(4)
Johnson's Reconstruction Plan
427(2)
The Congressional Reconstruction Plan
429(7)
Reconstruction Politics in the South
436(5)
Reconstruction Reversed
441(6)
Links to the World: The Grants' Tour of the World
442(5)
Summary
447(1)
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Fourteenth Amendment
447
Appendix
1(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading
1(22)
Documents
23(13)
Declaration of Independence in Congress, July 4, 1776
23(1)
Articles of Confederation
24(3)
Constitution of the United States of America and Amendments
27(9)
The American People and Nation: A Statistical Profile
36(5)
Presidential Elections
41(5)
Presidents and Vice Presidents
46(2)
Party Strength in Congress
48(3)
Justices of the Supreme Court
51
Index 1


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