American Journey, Concise Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-08
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization,The American Journeyintroduces readers to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. This new edition focuses more closely on the theme of the American journey, showing that our attempt to live up to and with our ideals is an ongoing process that has become ever more inclusive of different groups and ideas. For those interested in a comprehensive study of post-Civil War U.S. history that is presented in a flowing, lively narrative.

Table of Contents

Worlds Apart
Transplantation 1600-1685
The Creation of New Worlds
Convergence and Conflict
Imperial Breakdown 1763-1774
The War for Independence 1774-1783
The First Republic 1776-1789
A New Republic and the Rise of Parties 1789-1800
The Triumph and Collapse of Jeffersonian Republicanism 1800-1824
The Jacksonian Era 1824-1845
Slavery and the Old South 1800-1860
The Market Revolution and Social Reform 1815-1850
The Way West 1815-1850
The Politics of Sectionalism 1846-1861
Battle Cries and Freedom Songs: The Civil War 1861-1865
Reconstruction 1865-1877
A New South: Economic Progression and Social Tradition 1877-1900
Industry, Immigrants, and Cities 1870-1900
Transforming the West 1865-1890
Politics and Government 1877-1900
The Progressive Era 1900-1917
Creating an Empire 1865-1917
America and the Great War 1914-1920
Toward a Modern America the 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal 1929-1939
World War II 1939-1945
The Cold War at Home and Abroad 1946-1952
The Confident Years 1953-1964
Shaken to the Roots 1965-1980
The Reagan Revolution and a Changing world 1981-1992
Complacency and Crisis 1993-2005
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