America Past and Present, Brief Edition, Combined Volume

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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America Past and Present, Brief presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. This edition features all of the strengths found in the successful comprehensive text: a compelling narrative, clear organization, and exceptional pedagogy. An attractive four-color design highlighted with numerous maps and photos will engage readers.

Table of Contents

New World Encounters
Clash of Cultures: The Meaning of Murder in Early Maryland
Native American Histories Before Conquest
A World Transformed?
West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies?
Europe on the Eve of Conquest?
Imagining a New World?
French Exploration and Settlement?
The English New World?
Rehearsal in Ireland for American Colonization?
An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke?
Conclusion: Propganda for Empire
Conflicting Visions: England's Seventeenth-Century Colonies
Profit and Piety: Competing Blueprints for English Settlement?
Breaking Away?
The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth?
Reforming England in America?
Diversity in the Middle Colonies?
Quakers in America?
Planting the Carolinas?
The Founding of Georgia?
Conclusion: Living with Diversity
Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society
Families in an Atlantic Empire?
Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century?
The Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment?
Race and Freedom in British America?
Rise of a Commercial Empire?
Colonial Factions Spark Revolt, 1676-1691?
Conclusion: Local Aspirations Within an Atlantic Empire
Frontiers of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America
Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: The Journal of William Byrd?
Growth and Diversity?
Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century?
The Impact of European Ideas on American Culture
Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies?
Clash of Political Cultures?
Century of Imperial War
Conclusion: Rule Britannia? ?
We Americans: Learning to Live with Diversity in the Eighteenth Century: What Is an American?
The American Revolution: From Gentry Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783
Rethinking the Meaning of Equality
Structure of Colonial Society?
Eroding the Bonds of Empire?
Steps Toward Independence?
Fighting for Independence?
The Loyalist Dilemma?
Winning the Peace?
Conclusion: Preserving Independence
The Republican Experiment
A New Moral Order
Defining Republican Culture?
Living in the Shadow of Revolution?
The States: Experiments in Republicanism?
Stumbling Toward a New National Government?
Strengthening Federal Authority?
"Have We Fought for This?" ?
Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification?
Conclusion: Success Depends on the People
Democracy in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
Partisan Passions
Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government?
Conflicting Visions: Jefferson and Hamilton?
Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security?
Charges of Treason: The Battle over Foreign Affairs?
Popular Political Culture?
The Adams Presidency?
The Peaceful Revolution: The Election of 1800
Conclusion: Danger of Political Extremism?
We Americans: Counting the People: The Federal Census of 1790
Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision
Limits of Equality
Regional Identities in a New Republic?
Jefferson as President?
Jefferson's Critics?
Embarrassments Overseas?
The Strange War of 1812?
Conclusion: Republican Legacy
Nation Building and Nationalism
A Revolutionary War Hero Revisits America in 1824
Expansion and Migration?
A Revolution in Transportation
Emergence of a
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