America Past and Present, Volume I (Chapters 1-16)

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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
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America Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one rich chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Writing in a lively narrative style to tell the story of all Americanselite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minoritiesthe authors, six active, publishing, and award-winning historians, bring history to life for introductory students.

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?
The French Claim Canada?
The English Enter the Competition?
Irish Rehearsal for American Settlement
An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke?
Conclusion: Marketing Dreams?
Feature Essay: The Columbian Exchange: Ecological Revolution
Conflicting Visions: 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?
Feature Essay: Capital Punishment in Early America: A Kind of Moral Theater?
Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society
Families in an Atlantic Empire?
Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century?
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?
Feature Essay: Anthony Johnson: A Free Black Planter on Pungoteague Creek?
Law and Society: Witches and the Law: A Problem of Evidence in 1692
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? ?
Feature Essay: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?
Feature Essay: Popular Resistance: Religion and Rebellion
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?
Feature Essay: The Elusive Constitution: Search for Original Intent
Law and Society: The Strange Ordeal of Quok Walker: Slavery on Trial in Revolutionary Massachusetts
Democracy in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
Partisan Passions and Public Opinion
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?
Feature Essay: Defense of Superiority: Science in the Service of Nationalism in the Early Republic
Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision
Limits of Equality
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