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Short History of the American Nation, A, Volume I: To 1877,9780321071002

Short History of the American Nation, A, Volume I: To 1877

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780321071002

ISBN10:
032107100X
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Long respected for its lush narrative and balanced coverage, A Short History of The American Nation uses political history as the framework for an engaging discussion of social, economic, and cultural developments in this country. Numerous anecdotes, new biographical portraits (new American Lives essays), and extensive quotations help give students a closer view of the major figures and events on the American historical stage. Mark Carnes joins John Garraty in preparing the Eighth Edition of A Short History of The American Nation. Selected by Garraty, Mark Carnes' scholarly specialization in cultural and social issues, especially gender, complements Garraty's specialty in politics and the economy. In the new edition of this bestseller, every chapter has been reviewed and updated with a substantially rewritten Chapter 1, a new, final Chapter 33, "Crimes and Misdemeanors," and reorganized Chapters 29 - 32. New material on women has been added throughout the book. The new, four-color format of the Eighth Edition enhances the value of the map program. Many more photographs have been added, making the book more visually compelling and accessible. New captions emphasize how illustrations interpret the past.

Table of Contents

Contents in Full ix
Maps and Graphs
xix
To Our Readers xxi
Preface xxiii
Europe Discovers America
1(32)
American Society in the Making
33(31)
America in the British Empire
64(30)
The American Revolution
94(27)
The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
121(29)
Jeffersonian Democracy
150(21)
National Growing Pains
171(28)
Toward a National Economy
199(21)
Jacksonian Democracy
220(25)
The Making of Middle-Class America
245(21)
A Democratic Culture
266(17)
Expansion and Slavery
283(23)
The Sections Go Their Ways
306(22)
The Coming of the Civil War
328(21)
The War to Save the Union
349(25)
Reconstruction and the South
374
The Declaration of Independence A1
The Constitution of the United States A3
Picture Credits C1
Index I1


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