America Vol. 1 : A Narrative History

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2012-11-17
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America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it's a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Ninth Edition includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. xix
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
A Not-so-"New" World
The Collision of Culturesp. 5
Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizationsp. 6
European Visions of Americap. 15
The Expansion of Europep. 17
The Voyages of Columbusp. 19
The Great Biological Exchangep. 23
Professional Explorersp. 25
The Spanish Empirep. 26
The Protestant Reformationp. 40
Challenges to the Spanish Empirep. 44
Britain and Its Coloniesp. 52
The English Backgroundp. 52
Settling the Chesapeakep. 56
Settling new Englandp. 67
Indians in new Englandp. 78
The English Civil War in Americap. 83
Settling the Carolinasp. 84
Settling the Middle Colonies and Georgiap. 89
Thriving Coloniesp. 102
Colonial Ways of Lifep. 106
The Shape of Early Americap. 107
Society and Economy in the Southern Coloniesp. 114
Society and Economy in new Englandp. 127
Society and Economy in the Middle Coloniesp. 139
Colonial Citiesp. 143
The Enlightenment in Americap. 146
The Great Awakeningp. 150
From Colonies to Statesp. 158
English Administration of the Coloniesp. 159
The Habit of Self-Governmentp. 164
Troubled Neighborsp. 165
The Colonial Warsp. 169
Regulating the Coloniesp. 180
Fanning the Flamesp. 185
A Worsening Crisisp. 190
Shifting Authorityp. 194
Independencep. 200
Building a Nation
The American Revolutionp. 213
1776: Washington's Narrow Escapep. 214
American Society at Warp. 218
1777: Setbacks for the Britishp. 221
1778: Both Sides Regroupp. 225
The War in the Southp. 229
The Treaty of Parisp. 235
The Political Revolutionp. 238
The Social Revolutionp. 240
The Emergence of an American Culturep. 249
Shaping a Federal Unionp. 254
The Confederation Governmentp. 255
Creating the Constitutionp. 267
The Federalist Erap. 284
A New Nationp. 285
Hamilton's Financial Visionp. 290
The Republican Alternativep. 298
Crises Foreign and Domesticp. 300
Settlement of New Landp. 309
Transfer of Powerp. 312
The Adams Administrationp. 314
The Early Republicp. 326
The New American Nationp. 327
Jeffersonian Simplicityp. 329
Divisions in the Republican Partyp. 340
War in Europep. 342
The War of 1812p. 347
An Expansive Nation
The Dynamics of Growthp. 369
Transportation and the Market Revolutionp. 370
A Communications Revolutionp. 379
Agriculture and the National Economyp. 380
The Industrial Revolutionp. 384
The Popular Culturep. 392
Immigrationp. 395
Organized Laborp. 402
The Rise of the Professionsp. 405
Jacksonian Inequalityp. 407
Nationalism and Sectionalismp. 410
Economic Nationalismp. 410
"An Era of Good Feelings"p. 415
Crises and Compromisesp. 420
Judicial Nationalismp. 424
Nationalist Diplomacyp. 428
One-Party Politicsp. 429
The Jacksonian Erap. 440
Setting the Stagep. 442
Nullificationp. 447
Jackson's Indian Policyp. 455
The Bank Controversyp. 459
Contentious Politicsp. 462
Van Buren and the New Party Systemp. 468
Assessing the Jackson Yearsp. 474
The Old Southp. 478
The Distinctiveness of the Old Southp. 480
White Society in the Southp. 487
Black Society in the Southp. 492
The Culture of the Southern Frontierp. 505
Religion, Romanticism, and Reformp. 510
Rational Religionp. 511
The Second Great Awakeningp. 513
Romanticism in Americap. 522
The Flowering of American Literaturep. 527
Educationp. 531
The Reform Impulsep. 535
Anti-Slavery Movementsp. 542
A House Divided and Rebuilt
An Empire in the Westp. 559
The Tyler Presidencyp. 560
The Western Frontierp. 563
Moving Westp. 571
Annexing Texasp. 579
The Mexican Warp. 589
The Gathering Stormp. 600
Slavery in the Territoriesp. 601
The Compromise of 1850p. 609
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisisp. 617
The Deepening Sectional Crisisp. 628
The Center Comes Apartp. 637
The War of the Unionp. 648
The End of the Waiting Gamep. 648
The Balance of Forcep. 654
The War's Early Coursep. 656
Emancipationp. 672
The War Behind the Linesp. 676
Government During the Warp. 679
The Faltering Confederacyp. 685
The Confederacy's Defeatp. 690
A Modern Warp. 700
Reconstruction: North and Southp. 704
The War's Aftermathp. 705
The Battle Over Political Reconstructionp. 711
The Assassination of Lincolnp. 713
Reconstructing the Southp. 720
The Reconstructed Southp. 724
The Grant Yearsp. 732
Glossaryp. A1
Appendixp. A59
The Declaration of Independencep. A61
Articles of Confederationp. A66
The Constitution of the United Statesp. A74
Amendments to the Constitutionp. A86
Presidential Electionsp. A96
Admission of Statesp. A104
Population of the United Statesp. A105
Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-2011p. A106
Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-2011p. A108
Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Secretaries of Statep. A117
Further Readingsp. A123
Creditsp. A137
Indexp. A141
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