American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Concise Edition, Combined Volume (Second printing)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework, "American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation" describes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people. In richly detailed prose, the book examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have shaped this country. This elegantly written, concise text offers a lower-price alternative to traditional U.S. history survey textbooks, while maintaining the efficacy of a full four-color map and image program.

Table of Contents

Maps and Graphs Feature Essays Re-viewing the Past Debating the Past Preface
Prologue Beginnings First Peoples
The Demise of the Big Mammals
The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals
The First Sedentary Communities The Maize Revolution
The Diffusion of Corn Population Growth After 800 Cahokia
The Hub of Mississippian Culture
The Collapse of Urban Centers Eurasia and Africa Europe in Ferment
Debating The Past
Who-or What-Killed the Big Mammals?
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas Sightings Columbusrsquo;s
Great Triumph-and Error Spainrsquo;s
American Empire Extending Spainrsquo;s
Empire to the North Disease and Population Losses Ecological Imperialism Spainrsquo;s
European Rivals The Protestant Reformation English Beginnings in America
The Settlement of Virginia "Purifying" the Church of England
Colony Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony Troublemakers
Other New England Colonies Pequot War and King Philiprsquo;s War Maryland and the Carolinas French and Dutch Settlements
The Middle Colonies Cultural
Collisions Cultural Fusions
Debating The Past
How Many Indians Perished with European Settlement?
American Society in the Making Settlement of New France Society in New Mexico, Texas, and California
The English Prevail on the Atlantic Seaboard
The Chesapeake Colonies
The Lure of Land "Solving" the Labor Shortage: Slavery Prosperity in a Pipe
The Carolinas Home and Family in the South Georgia and the Back Country Puritan New England Puritan Women and Children Visible Puritan Saints and Others Democracies Without Democrats
The Dominion of New England Salem Bewitched A Merchantrsquo;s World The Middle Colonies: Economic Basis
The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples "The Best Poor Manrsquo;s Country"
The Politics of Diversity Becoming Americans Re-Viewing the Past
The Crucible
Debating the Past
Were Puritan Communities Peaceable?
America in the British Empire
The British Colonial System Mercantilism
The Navigation Acts
The Effects of Mercantilism
The Great Awakening
The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards
The Enlightenment in America Colonial Scientific Achievements Repercussions of Distant Wars
The Great War for the Empire Britain Victorious
The Peace of Paris Burdens of an Expanded Empire Tightening Imperial Controls
The Sugar Act American Colonists Demand Rights
The Stamp Act
The Pot Set to Boiling Rioters or Rebels?
Taxation or Tyranny?
The Declaratory Act
The Townshend Duties The Boston Massacre
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