American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and Society, Volume I, Primary Source Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A condensed version of The American People, this engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the AUTHORs explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents

I. A Colonizing People, Prehistory-1776
Ancient America and Africa
The Peoples of America Before Columbus
Africa on the Eve of Contact
Europe on the Eve of Invading the Americas
Conclusion: The Approach of a New Global Age
Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
Breaching the Atlantic
The Spanish Conquest of America
England Looks West
Recovering the Past: Illustrated Travel Accounts
African Bondage
Conclusion: Converging Worlds
Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
The Chesapeake Tobacco Coast
Recovering the Past: Houses
Massachusetts and Its Offspring
From the St. Lawrence to the Hudson
Proprietary Carolina: A Restoration Reward
The Quakers' Peaceable Kingdom
New Spain's Northern Frontier
An Era of Instability
Conclusion: The Achievement of New Societies
The Maturing of Colonial Society
The North: A Land of Family Farms
The Plantation South
ContENDing for a Continent
The Urban World of Commerce and Ideas
The Great Awakening
Political Life
Conclusion: America in 1750
The Strains of Empire
The Climactic Seven Years' War
The Crisis with England
Recovering the Past: Poetry
The Ideology of Revolutionary Republicanism
The Turmoil of a Rebellious People
Conclusion: On the Brink of Revolution
A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828
A People in Revolution
Bursting the Colonial Bonds
The War for American IndepENDence
The Experience of War
Recovering the Past: Military Muster Rolls
The Ferment of Revolutionary Politics
Conclusion: The Crucible of Revolution
Consolidating the Revolution
Struggling with the Peacetime AgENDa
Sources of Political Conflict
Political Tumult in the States
Toward a New National Government
Recovering the Past: Patriotic Paintings
Conclusion: Completing the Revolution
Creating a Nation
Launching the National Republic
The Republic in a Threatening World
The Political Crisis Deepens
Restoring American Liberty
Building an Agrarian Nation
A Foreign Policy for the New Nation
Conclusion: A Period of Trial and Transition
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
A Nation of Regions
Indian-White Relations in the Early Republic
Perfecting a Democratic Society
The END of Neo-Colonialism
Knitting the Nation Together
Politics in Transition
Conclusion: The Passing of an Era
An Expanding People, 1820-1877
Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
Economic Growth
Early Manufacturing
A New England Textile Town
Factories on the Frontier
Urban Life
Rural Communities
Conclusion: The Character of Progress
Slavery and the Old South
Building a Diverse C
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