9780072935240

The Unfinished Nation, Volume 1, with PowerWeb

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    9780072935240

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    0072935243

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/3/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This trade-like survey text is known for Alan Brinkley's clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and reliability. It offers a careful examination of American political and diplomatic history, while also exploring the other areas of the American past that are of interest to scholars and students alike. The balanced picture that emerges connects the newer histories of society and culture with the more traditional stories of politics, diplomacy, and great public events. The fourth edition features a completely new four-color design and expanded illustration and mapping program, as well as new "America in the World" features and more!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: 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

Chapter 2: Transplantations and Borderlands

~ The Early Chesapeake

~ Caribbean Colonization

~ The Growth of New England

~ The Restoration Colonies

~ The Development of Empire

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Chapter 3: 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

Chapter 4: The Empire in Transition

~ Loosening Ties

~ The Struggle for the Continent

~ The New Imperialism

~ Stirrings of Revolt

~ Cooperation and War

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Chapter 5: 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

Chapter 6: 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

Chapter 7: 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

Chapter 8: Varieties of American Nationalism

~ Stabilizing Economic Growth

~ Expanding Westward

~ The "Era of Good Feelings"

~ Sectionalism and Nationalism

~ The Revival of Opposition

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Chapter 9: 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

Chapter 10: Americas 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

Chapter 11: 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

Chapter 12: 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

Chapter 13: The Impending Crisis

~ Looking Westward

~ Expansion and War

~ The Sectional Debate

~ The Crisis of the 1850s

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Chapter 14: The Civil War

~ The Secession Crisis

~ The Mobilization of the North

~ The Mobilization of the South

~ Strategy and Diplomacy

~ Campaigns and Battles

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Debating the Past: The Causes of the Civil War

America in the World: The Consolidation of Nations

Chapter 15: Reconstruction and the New South

~ The Problems of Peacemaking

~ Radical Reconstruction

~ The South in Reconstruction

~ The Grant Administration

~ The Abandonment of Reconstruction

~ The New South

Conclusion

For Further Reference

Debating the Past: Reconstruction

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