The American Past A Survey of American History

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. And along the way, you'll also get an inside look at the influence that women and minority groups have had on our nation's history.

Table of Contents

Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas, About 15,000 B.C.+A.D. 1550
Settlements Across the Sea: Motives, Failures, and Finally, a Colony 1550+1624
Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1620+1732
English Designs, American Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s
Other Americans: Indians and Africans in the Colonies
Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763
Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763+1770
From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770+1776
The War for Independence: The Rebels Victorious 1776+1781
Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781+1789
We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789+1800
The Age of Jefferson: Frustration Abroad 1800+1815
Nationalism: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824
Machines, Cotton, Land: Economy and Society 1790+1824
The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824+1830
In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830+1842
Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850
The Peculiar Institution: Southern Slavery
From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820+1848
Apples of Discord: Western Lands and Immigration 1844+1856
The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854+1861
Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862
Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863+1865
Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877
Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892
Technology, Industry & Business: Economic Change in the Late 19th Century
Living with Leviathan: Coping with Big Business and Great Wealth
We Who Built America: Working People 1860-1900
Big City Life: Urban America 1865-1917
The Last Frontier: Winning and Losing the West 1865+1900
The Nation's Bone and Sinew: Agriculture and Agrarians 1865+1896
Pivotal Decade: McKinley, Segregation, and Empire 1890+1901
Teddy Roosevelt's Americans: The Middle Class Comes of Age 1890+1917
A Wave of Reform: The Progressives 1890-1916
A Time of Ferment: Imperialism and Politics 1901-1916
Over There: The United States and World War I 1914+1918
Over Here: The Home Front 1917+1920
Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919+1923
The New Era: When America Was a Business 1923+1929
Hard Times The Great Depression 1930+1933
Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933+1938
Going to War Again: America and the World 1933+1942
Their Finest Hours: Americans in the Second World War 1942+1945
A Different Kind of World: Entering the Nuclear Age 1946+1952
"Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties 1947-1963
Cold War Strategies: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963
Race and Rights: The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 1953+1968
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society: Reform, War, Disgrace 1961+1968
Presidents on the Griddle: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years 1968-1980
Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993
Millenium Years: Society and Culture in the Late 20th Century
Only Yesterday: Politics and the Economy, 1993-2009
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