American People, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Concise Edition, Combined Volume

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A condensed version ofThe American People, Fifth Edition,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

Detailed Contents
Recovering the Past
About the Authors
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
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