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text for telecourse September 8, 2010
This is part 1 of the textbook series to accompany the "Biography of America" telecourse. Annenberg's website at learner (dot org) now streams all the videos online for free, on demand. Nice overview of American history.
A People and a Nation A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief: stars based on 1 user reviews.
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|
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