9780073307008

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Combined Hardcover

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    9780073307008

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    0073307009

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/15/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Known for its clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and affordability, Alan Brinkley'sThe Unfinished Nationoffers a concise but comprehensive examination of American History. Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, it tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. This fifth edition features eight new essays and enhanced coverage of recent events and developments in the continuing American story.

Table of Contents

The Meeting of Cultures
America Before Columbus
Europe Looks Westward
The Arrival of the English Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The American Population Before Columbus America in the World: The Atlantic Context of Early American History
Transplantations and Borderlands
The Early Chesapeake
Caribbean Colonization
The Growth of New England
The Restoration Colonies
The Development of Empire Conclusion For Further Reference
Society and Culture in Provincial America
The Colonial Population
The Colonial Economies
Patterns of Society
Awakenings and Enlightenments Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The Origins of Slavery
The Empire in Transition
Loosening Ties
The Struggle for the Continent
The New Imperialism
Stirrings of Revolt
Cooperation and War Conclusion For Further Reference
The American Revolution
The States United
The War for Independence
War and Society
The Search for a National Government Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The American Revolution America in the World: The Age of Revolutions
The Constitution and the New Republic
Farming a New Government
Adoption and Adaptation
Federalists and Republicans
Establishing National Sovereignty
The Downfall of the Federalists Conclusion For Further Reference
The Jeffersonian Era
The Rise of Cultural Nationalism
Stirrings of Industrialism
Jefferson the President
Doubling the National Domain
Expansion and War
The War of 1812 Conclusion For Further Reference America in the World: The Global Industrial Revolution
Varieties of American Nationalism
Jacksonian America
The Rise of Mass Politics
"Our Federal Union"
The Removal of the Indians
Jackson and the Bank War
The Emergence of the Second Party System
Politics After Jackson Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: Jacksonian Democracy
America’s Economic Revolution
The Changing American Population
Transportation and Communications Revolutions
Commerce and Industry
Men and Women at Work
Patterns of Society
The Agricultural North Conclusion For Further Reference
Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
The Cotton Economy
Southern White Society
The "Peculiar Institution"
The Culture of Slavery Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The Character of Slavery
Antebellum Culture and Reform
The Romantic Impulse
Remaking Society
The Crusade Against Slavery Conclusion For Further Reference America in the World: The Abolition of Slavery
The Impending Crisis
Looking Westward
Expansion and War
The Sectional Debate
The Crisis of the 1850s Conclusion For Further Reference
The Civil War
The Secession Crisis
The Mobilization of the North
The Mobilization of t
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