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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Irwin Unger has been teaching American history for over forty years on both coasts. Born and largely educated in New York, he has lived in California, Virginia, and Washington State. He is married to Debi Unger and they have five children, now all safely past their college years. Professor Unger formerly taught at California State University at Long Beach, the University of California at Davis, and New York University. He is now professor emeritus at NYU.Professor Unger’s professional interests have ranged widely within American history. He has written on Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, and on the 1960s. His first book, The Greenback Era, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. Since then he has written The Movement: The New Left and (with Debi Unger) The Vulnerable Years, Turning Point: 1968, The Best of Intentions (about the Great Society), LBJ: A Life, The Guggenheims, A Family History. He has just completed a book on the 1960s and he and Debi Unger are working on a biography of General George C. Marshall.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 THE NEW WORLD ENCOUNTERS THE OLD
2 THE OLD WORLD COMES TO AMERICA
3 COLONIAL SOCIETY
4 MOVING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE
5 THE REVOLUTION
6 THE ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION
7 THE FIRST PARTY SYSTEM
8 THE JEFFERSONIANS IN OFFICE
9 THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE
10 JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
11 THE MEXICAN WAR AND EXPANSIONISM
12 AMERICANS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR
13 THE OLD SOUTH
14 THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR
15 THE CIVIL WAR