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America's History, Concise Edition, Combined Concise Edition

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America’s History explains WHY events occurred, not just when. Students are provided an analytical and big-picture approach to American history with a plethora of support tools.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 includes Chapters 1-14.


Volume 2 includes Chapters 14-30.



PART 1 Transformations of North America, 1491–1700



CHAPTER 1 Colliding Worlds, 1491–1600


Why did contact among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans cause such momentous changes?


The Native American Experience


The First Americans


American Empires


Chiefdoms and Confederacies


Patterns of Trade


Sacred Power


Western Europe: The Edge of the Old World


Hierarchy and Authority


Peasant Society


Expanding Trade Networks


Myths, Religions, and Holy Warriors


West and Central Africa: Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade


Empires, Kingdoms, and Ministates


Trans-Saharan and Coastal Trade


The Spirit World


Exploration and Conquest


Portuguese Expansion


The African Slave Trade


Sixteenth-Century Incursions


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 1 REVIEW


America in the World Altered Landscapes


Thinking Like a Historian Colliding Cultures



CHAPTER 2 American Experiments, 1521–1700


Why did the American colonies develop the social, political, and economic institutions they did, and why were some colonial experiments more successful than others?


Spain’s Tribute Colonies


A New American World


The Columbian Exchange


The Protestant Challenge to Spain


Plantation Colonies


Brazil’s Sugar Plantations


England’s Chesapeake Colonies


The Laboratory of the Caribbean


Plantation Life


Neo-European Colonies


New France


New Netherland


The Rise of the Iroquois


New England


War and Rebellion in North America


Metacom’s War, 1675-1676


The Pueblo Revolt


Bacon’s Rebellion


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 2 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Who Was Pocahontas?


Comparing Interpretations What Role Did Climate and Ecology Play in American Colonization?



PART 2 British North America and the Atlantic World, 1607–1763



CHAPTER 3 The British Atlantic World, 1607–1750


Why and how did the South Atlantic System reshape the economy, society, and culture of British North America?


Colonies to Empire, 1607–1713


Self-Governing Colonies and New Elites, 1607–1660


The Restoration Colonies and Imperial Expansion


From Mercantilism to Imperial Dominion


The Glorious Revolution in England and America


Imperial Wars and Native Peoples


Tribalization


Indian Goals


The Imperial Slave Economy


The South Atlantic System


Africa, Africans, and the Slave Trade


Slavery in the Chesapeake and South Carolina


An African American Community Emerges


The Rise of the Southern Gentry


The Northern Maritime Economy


The Urban Economy


Urban Society


The New Politics of Empire, 1713–1750


The Rise of Colonial Assemblies


Salutary Neglect


Protecting the Mercantile System


Mercantilism and the American Colonies


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 3 REVIEW


America in the World Olaudah Equiano: The Brutal "Middle Passage"


Thinking Like a Historian Servitude and Slavery



CHAPTER 4 Growth, Diversity, and Conflict, 1720–1763


Why did transatlantic travel and communication reshape Britain’s American colonies so dramatically?


New England’s Freehold Society


Farm Families: Women in the Household Economy


Farm Property: Inheritance


Freehold Society in Crisis


Diversity in the Middle Colonies


Economic Growth, Opportunity, and Conflict


Cultural Diversity


Religion and Politics


Cultural Transformations


Transportation and the Print Revolution


The Enlightenment in America


American Pietism and the Great Awakening


Religious Upheaval in the North


Social and Religious Conflict in the South


The Midcentury Challenge: War, Trade, and Social Conflict, 1750–1763


The French and Indian War


The Great War for Empire


British Industrial Growth and the Consumer Revolution


The Struggle for Land in the East


Western Rebels and Regulators


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 4 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Women’s Labor


America in the World Transatlantic Migration, 1500–1760



PART 3 Revolution and Republican Culture, 1754–1800



CHAPTER 5 The Problem of Empire, 1754–1776


Why did the imperial crisis lead to war between Britain and the United States?


An Empire Transformed


The Costs of Empire


George Grenville and the Reform Impulse


An Open Challenge: The Stamp Act


The Dynamics of Rebellion, 1765–1770


Formal Protests and the Politics of the Crowd


The Ideological Roots of Resistance


Another Kind of Freedom


Parliament and Patriots Square Off Again


The Problem of the West


Parliament Wavers


The Road to Independence, 1771–1776


A Compromise Repudiated


The Continental Congress Responds


The Rising of the Countryside


Loyalists and Neutrals


Violence East and West


Lord Dunmore’s War


Armed Resistance in Massachusetts


The Second Continental Congress Organizes for War


Thomas Paine’s Common Sense


Independence Declared


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 5 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Beyond the Proclamation Line


Comparing Interpretations Did British Administrators Try to Protect or Exploit Native Americans?



CHAPTER 6 Making War and Republican Governments, 1776–1789


Why did the American independence movement succeed, and what changes did it initiate in American society and government?


The Trials of War, 1776–1778


War in the North


Armies and Strategies


Victory at Saratoga


The Perils of War


Financial Crisis


Valley Forge


The Path to Victory, 1778–1783


The French Alliance


War in the South


The Patriot Advantage


Diplomatic Triumph


Creating Republican Institutions, 1776–1787


The State Constitutions: How Much Democracy?


Women Seek a Public Voice


The War’s Losers: Loyalists, Native Americans, and Slaves


The Articles of Confederation


Shays’s Rebellion


The Constitution of 1787


The Rise of a Nationalist Faction


The Philadelphia Convention


The People Debate Ratification


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 6 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Black Soldier’s Dilemma


Comparing Interpretations What did the Framers Intend When They Drafted The Constitution?



CHAPTER 7 Hammering Out a Federal Republic, 1787–1820


Why did the United States survive the challenges of the first three decades to become a viable, growing, independent republic?


The Political Crisis of the 1790s


The Federalists Implement the Constitution


Hamilton’s Financial Program


Jefferson’s Agrarian Vision


The French Revolution Divides Americans


The Rise of Political Parties


A Republican Empire Is Born


Sham Treaties and Indian Lands


Migration and the Changing Farm Economy


The Jefferson Presidency


Jefferson and the West


The War of 1812 and the Transformation of Politics


Conflict in the Atlantic and the West


The War of 1812


The Federalist Legacy


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 7 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Social Life of Alcohol


America in the World The Haitian Revolution and the Problem of Race



PART 4 Overlapping Revolutions, 1800–1848



CHAPTER 8 Economic Transformations, 1800–1848


Why and how did the economic transformations of the first half of the nineteenth century reshape northern and southern society and culture?


Foundations of a New Economic Order


Credit and Banking


Transportation and the Market Revolution


The Cotton Complex: Northern Industry and Southern Agriculture


The American Industrial Revolution


Origins of the Cotton South


The Cotton Boom and Slavery


Technological Innovation and Labor


The Spread of Innovation


Wageworkers and the Labor Movement


The Growth of Cities and Towns


New Social Classes and Cultures


Inequality in the South


The Northern Business Elite


The Middle Class


Urban Workers and the Poor


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 8 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Entrepreneur and the Community


Comparing Interpretations Did the Market Revolution Expand Opportunities for Women?



CHAPTER 9 A Democratic Revolution, 1800–1848


Why did Andrew Jackson’s election mark a turning point in American politics?


The Rise of Popular Politics


The Decline of the Notables and the Rise of Parties


Racial Exclusion and Republican Motherhood


The Missouri Crisis, 1819–1821


The Election of 1824


The Last Notable President: John Quincy Adams


"The Democracy" and the Election of 1828


Jackson in Power, 1829–1837


Jackson’s Agenda: Rotation and Decentralization


The Tariff and Nullification


The Bank War


Indian Removal


Jackson’s Impact


Class, Culture, and the Second Party System


The Whig Worldview


Labor Politics and the Depression of 1837–1843


"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!"


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 9 REVIEW


COMPARING INTERPRETATIONS Was Indian Removal Humanitarian or Racist?


Thinking Like a Historian Becoming Literate: Public Education and Democracy



CHAPTER 10 Religion, Reform, and Culture, 1820–1848


Why did new intellectual, religious, and social movements emerge in the early nineteenth century, and how did they change American society?


Spiritual Awakenings


The Second Great Awakening and Reform


Transcendentalism


Utopian Communities and New Religious Movements


Urban Cultures and Conflicts


Sex in the City


Urban Entertainments


Popular Fiction and the Penny Press


African Americans and the Struggle for Freedom


Free Black Communities, South and North


The Rise of Abolitionism


The Women’s Rights Movement


Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement


From Antislavery to Women’s Rights


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 10 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Dance and Social Identity in Antebellum America


America in the World Women’s Rights in France and the United States, 1851



CHAPTER 11 Imperial Ambitions, 1820–1848


Why did the ideology of Manifest Destiny unite Americans and shape United States politics?


The Expanding South


Planters, Small Freeholders, and Poor Freemen


The Settlement of Texas


The Politics of Democracy


The World of Enslaved African Americans


Forging Families and Communities


Working Lives


Contesting the Boundaries of Slavery


Manifest Destiny, North and South


The Push to the Pacific


The Plains Indians


The Fateful Election of 1844


The U.S.-Mexico War, 1846–1848


The Mexican North


Polk’s Expansionist Program


American Military Successes


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 11 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Claiming the Oregon Country


America in the World Financing War



PART 5 Consolidating a Continental Union, 1844–1877



CHAPTER 12 Sectional Conflict and Crisis, 1844–1861


Why did the new Republican Party arise, and what events led to Democratic division and southern secession?


Consequences of the U.S.-Mexico War, 1844–1850


"Free Soil" in Politics


California Gold and Racial Warfare


1850: Crisis and Compromise


An Emerging Political Crisis, 1850–1858


The Abolitionist Movement Grows


Pierce and Expansion


Immigrants and Know-Nothings


The West and the Fate of the Union


Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Triumph, 1858–1860


Lincoln’s Political Career


The Union Under Siege


The Election of 1860


Secession Winter, 1860–1861


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 12 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations Did Slavery Have a Future in the West?


Thinking Like a Historian The Irish in America



CHAPTER 13 Bloody Ground: The Civil War, 1861–1865


Why and how did the Union win the Civil War?


War Begins, 1861–1862


Early Expectations


Campaigns East and West


Antietam and Its Consequences


Toward "Hard War," 1863


Politics North and South


The Impact of Emancipation


Citizens and the Work of War


Vicksburg and Gettysburg


The Road to Union Victory, 1864–1865


Grant and Sherman Take Command


The Election of 1864 and Sherman’s March


The Confederacy Collapses


The World the War Made


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 13 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations How Divided Was the Confederate Public?


Thinking Like a Historian Military Deaths?—?and Lives Saved?—?During the Civil War



CHAPTER 14 Reconstruction, 1865–1877


Why did freedpeople, Republican policymakers, and ex-Confederates all end up dissatisfied with Reconstruction or with its aftermath? To what degree did each group succeed in fulfilling its goals?


The Struggle for National Reconstruction


Presidential Approaches: From Lincoln to Johnson


Congress Versus the President


Radical Reconstruction


Women’s Rights Denied


The Meaning of Freedom


The Quest for Land


Republican Governments in the South


Building Black Communities


The Undoing of Reconstruction


The Republicans Unravel


Counterrevolution in the South


Reconstruction Rolled Back


The Political Crisis of 1877


Lasting Legacies


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 14 REVIEW


America in the World Labor Laws After Emancipation: Haiti and the United States


Thinking Like a Historian The South’s "Lost Cause"



CHAPTER 15 Conquering a Continent, 1860–1890


Why and how did the United States build a continental empire, and how did this affect people living in the West?


The Republican Vision


The New Union and the World


Integrating the National Economy


Incorporating the West


Mining Empires


From Bison to Cattle on the Plains


Homesteaders


The First National Park


A Harvest of Blood: Native Peoples Dispossessed


The Civil War and Indians on the Plains


Grant’s Peace Policy


The End of Armed Resistance


Strategies of Survival


Western Myths and Realities


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 15 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations How Rational Were the Great Railroad Empires?


Thinking Like a Historian Representing Indians



PART 6 Industrializing America: Upheavals and Experiments, 1877–1917



CHAPTER 16 Industrial America: Corporations and Conflicts, 1877–1911


Why did large corporations emerge and thrive in late nineteenth century America and how did they reshape trade, work, and politics ?


The Rise of Big Business


Innovators in Enterprise


The Corporate Workplace


On the Shop Floor


Immigrants, East and West


Newcomers from Europe


Asian Americans and Exclusion


Labor Gets Organized


The Emergence of a Labor Movement


The Knights of Labor


Farmers and Workers: The Cooperative Alliance


Another Path: The American Federation of Labor


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 16 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Poverty and Food


America in the World Emigrants and Destinations, 1881–1915



CHAPTER 17 Making Modern American Culture, 1880–1917


Why and how did Americans’ identities, beliefs, and culture change in the early industrial era?


Science and Faith


Darwinism and Its Critics


Religion: Diversity and Innovation


Realism in the Arts


Commerce and Culture


Consumer Spaces


Masculinity and the Rise of Sports


The Great Outdoors


Women, Men, and the Solitude of Self


Changing Families


Expanding Opportunities for Education


Women’s Civic Activism


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 17 REVIEW


America in the World Christianity in the United States and Japan


Thinking Like a Historian WCTU Women "Do Everything"



CHAPTER 18 "Civilization’s Inferno": The Rise and Reform of Industrial Cities, 1880–1917


Why and how did the rise of big cities shape American society and politics?


The New Metropolis


The Landscape of the Industrial City


Newcomers and Neighborhoods


City Cultures


Governing the Great City


Urban Political Machines


The Limits of Machine Government


Crucibles of Progressive Reform


Fighting Dirt and Vice


The Movement for Social Settlements


Cities and National Politics


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 18 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Power and appeal of the Ward Boss


Comparing Interpretations How Did Urban Progressive Reformers Approach Environmentalism?



CHAPTER 19 Whose Government? Politics, Populists, and Progressives, 1880–1917


Why and how did Progressive Era reformers seek to address the problems of industrial America, and to what extent did they succeed?


Reform Visions, 1880–1892


Electoral Politics After Reconstruction


The Populist Program


The Political Earthquakes of the 1890s


Depression and Reaction


Democrats and the "Solid South"


Republicans Retake National Control


Reform Reshaped, 1901–1912


Theodore Roosevelt as President


Diverse Progressive Goals


The Election of 1912


Wilson’s Reforms, 1913–1917


Economic Reforms


Progressive Legacies


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 19 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Making Modern Presidents


Comparing Interpretations Were the "Gilded Age" and "Progressive Era" Separate Periods?



PART 7 Global Ambitions and Domestic Turmoil, 1890–1945



CHAPTER 20 An Emerging World Power, 1890–1918


Why did the United States become a major power on the world stage by the 1910s, and what impact did this have at home and abroad?


From Expansion to Imperialism


Foundations of Empire


The War of 1898


Spoils of War


A Power Among Powers


The Open Door in Asia


The United States and Latin America


The United States in World War I


From Neutrality to War


"Over There"


War on the Home Front


Catastrophe at Versailles


The Fate of Wilson’s Ideas


Congress Rejects the Treaty


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 20 REVIEW


America in the World The Human Cost of World War I


Thinking Like a Historian German Americans in World War I



CHAPTER 21 Unsettled Prosperity: From War to Depression, 1919–1932


Why did cultural and political conflict erupt in the 1920s, and what factors lead to the Great Depression?


Resurgent Conservatism


The Red Scare


Racial Backlash


American Business at Home and Abroad


Government Businesses Entangled


Making a Modern Consumer Economy


Postwar Abundance


Consumer Culture


The Automobile and Suburbanization


The Politics and Culture of a Diversifying Nation


Women in a New Age


Culture Wars


The Harlem Renaissance


The Coming of the Great Depression


From Boom to Bust


The Depression’s Early Years


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 21 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Automobile Transforms America


Comparing Interpretations How Did Immigrants Experience America at the Turn of the Century?



CHAPTER 22 Managing the Great Depression, Forging the New Deal, 1929–1938


What new roles did the American government take on during the New Deal, and how did these roles shape the economy and society?


Early Responses to the Depression, 1929–1932


Enter Herbert Hoover


Rising Discontent


The 1932 Election


The New Deal Arrives, 1933–1935


Roosevelt and the First Hundred Days


The New Deal Under Attack


The Second New Deal and the Redefining of Liberalism, 1935–1938


The Welfare State Comes into Being


From Reform to Stalemate


The New Deal and American Society


A People’s Democracy


Reshaping the Environment


The New Deal and the Arts


The Legacies of the New Deal


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 22 REVIEW


America in the World Economic Nationalism in the United States and Mexico


Thinking Like a Historian The New Deal and Public Works



CHAPTER 23 The World at War, 1937–1945


How did World War II transform the United States domestically and change its relationship with the world?


The Road to War


The Rise of Fascism


War Approaches


The Attack on Pearl Harbor


Organizing for a Global War


Financing the War


Mobilizing the American Fighting Force


Workers and the War Effort


Politics in Wartime


Life on the Home Front


"For the Duration"


Migration and the Wartime City


Japanese Removal


Fighting and Winning the War


Wartime Aims and Tensions


The War in Europe


The War in the Pacific


The Atomic Bomb and the End of the War


The Toll of the War


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 23 REVIEW


America in the World The Scales of War: Losses and Gains During World War II


Thinking Like a Historian Mobilizing the Home Front



PART 8 The Modern State and the Age of Liberalism, 1945–1980



CHAPTER 24 Cold War America, 1945–1963


In the first two decades of the Cold War, how did competition on the international stage and a climate of fear at home affect politics, society, and culture in the United States?


Containment in a Divided Global Order


Origins of the Cold War


The Containment Strategy


Containment in Asia


Cold War Liberalism


Truman and the End of Reform


Red Scare: The Hunt for Communists


The Politics of Cold War Liberalism


Containment in the Postcolonial World


The Cold War and Colonial Independence


John F. Kennedy and the Cold War


Making a Commitment in Vietnam


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 24 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations Why Was There a Cold War?


Thinking Like a Historian The Global Cold War



CHAPTER 25 Triumph of the Middle Class, 1945–1963


Why did consumer culture become such a fixture of American life in the postwar decades, and how did it affect politics and society?


Postwar Prosperity and the Affluent Society


Economy: From Recovery to Dominance


A Nation of Consumers


Youth Culture


Religion and the Middle Class


The American Family in the Era of Containment


The Baby Boom


Women, Work, and Family


Challenging Middle-Class Morality


A Suburban Nation


The Postwar Housing Boom


Rise of the Sunbelt


Two Societies: Urban and Suburban


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 25 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Suburban Landscape of Cold War America


America in the World Postwar Capitalism



CHAPTER 26 Walking into Freedom Land: The Civil Rights Movement, 1941–1973


How did the civil rights movement evolve over time, and how did competing ideas and political alliances affect its growth and that of other social movements?


The Emerging Civil Rights Struggle, 1941–1957


Life Under Jim Crow


Origins of the Civil Rights Movement


World War II: The Beginnings


Cold War Civil Rights


Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans


Fighting for Equality Before the Law


Forging a Protest Movement, 1955–1965


Nonviolent Direct Action


Legislating Civil Rights, 1963–1965


Beyond Civil Rights, 1966–1973


Black Nationalism


Urban Disorder


Rise of the Chicano Movement


The American Indian Movement


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 26 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Radical or a Reformer?


Thinking Like a Historian Civil Rights and Black Power: Strategy and Ideology



CHAPTER 27 Uncivil Wars: Liberal Crisis and Conservative Rebirth, 1961–1972


What were liberalism’s social and political achievements in the 1960s, and how did debates over liberal values contribute to conflict at home and reflect war abroad?


Liberalism at High Tide


John F. Kennedy’s Promise


Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society


Rebirth of the Women’s Movement


The Vietnam War Begins


Escalation Under Johnson


Public Opinion and the War


The Student Movement


Days of Rage, 1968–1972


War Abroad, Tragedy at Home


The Antiwar Movement and the 1968 Election


The Nationalist Turn


Women’s Liberation and Black and Chicana Feminism


Stonewall and Gay Liberation


Rise of the Silent Majority


Nixon in Vietnam


The Silent Majority Speaks Out


The 1972 Election


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 27 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations What Are the Origins of 1960s Feminism?


Thinking Like a Historian Debating the War in Vietnam



CHAPTER 28 The Search for Order in an Era of Limits, 1973–1980


How did the legacy of social changes in the 1960s—such as civil rights, shifting gender roles and challenges to the family—continue to reverberate in the 1970s, lead to both new opportunities and political clashes?


An Era of Limits


Energy Crisis


Environmentalism


Economic Transformation


Urban Crisis and Suburban Revolt


Politics in Flux, 1973–1980


Watergate and the Fall of a President


Jimmy Carter: The Outsider as President


Reform and Reaction in the 1970s


Civil Rights in a New Era


The Women’s Movement and Gay Rights


After the Warren Court


The American Family on Trial


Working Families in the Age of Deindustrialization


Navigating the Sexual Revolution


Religion in the 1970s: The New Evangelicalism


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 28 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Environmental Movement: Reimagining the Human-Earth Relationship


America in the World Economic Malaise in the Seventies



PART 9 Globalization and the End of the American Century, 1980 to the Present



CHAPTER 29 Conservative America in the Ascent, 1980–1991


What factors made the rise of the New Right possible, and what ideas about freedom and citizenship did conservatives articulate in the 1980s?


The Rise of the New Right


Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan: Champions of the Right


Free-Market Economics and Religious Conservatism


The Carter Presidency


The Dawning of the Conservative Age


The Reagan Coalition


Conservatives in Power


Morning in America


The End of the Cold War


U.S.-Soviet Relations in a New Era


A New Political Order at Home and Abroad


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 29 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Personal Computing: A Technological Revolution


Comparing Interpretations How Conservative Was the Reagan Presidency?



CHAPTER 30 Confronting Global and National Dilemmas, 1989 to the Present


How has the post-Cold War era of globalization affected American politics, economics, and society?


America in the Global Economy


The Rise of the European Union and China


A New Era of Globalization


Revolutions in Technology


Politics and Partisanship in a Contentious Era


An Increasingly Plural Society


Clashes over "Family Values"


Bill Clinton and the New Democrats


Post–Cold War Foreign Policy


Into a New Century


The Ascendance of George W. Bush


Violence Abroad and Economic Collapse at Home


Reform and Stalemate in the Obama Years


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 30 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Globalization: Its Proponents and Its Discontents


America in the World Global Trade, 1960–2009

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