The Enduring Vision A History of the American People, Concise

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-27
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Like its corresponding full-size version,The Enduring Vision,Concise, features an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework.The Enduring Visionwas the first U.S. history survey text to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, and is also known for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment. Relative to the Complete Edition, the Fifth Edition ofThe Enduring Vision,Concise, represents a 40 percent reduction in length. The full-color format offers the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of the full-length Enduring Vision at a fraction of the cost. The full-color format offers the illustrative maps and captivating artwork of the full-length Enduring Vision at a fraction of the cost. The final chapter covers the George W. Bush administration, the war in Iraq, and the race for the 2004 presidential election. Throughout the text, closer attention is paid to the crucial role of science and technology in American history. Increased coverage examines the vital areas of medicine and disease. Expanded diversity coverage includes the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans. The strong political/chronological narrative provides a clear context for social and cultural history. Enhanced!Blackboard/WebCT course cartridges offer text-specific content to help instructors save time creating assignments and exams. New to this edition, customizable online homework features essay and multiple-choice questions based on chapter concepts. Other resources include a test bank and content for lectures/discussions, map exercises for practice and reinforcement of geography skills, and additional questions related to in-text features.

Table of Contents

Native Peoples of America, to 1500
Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400–1625
Expansion and Diversity. The Rise of Colonial America, 1625–1700
The Bonds of Empire, 1660–1750
Roads to Revolution, 1750–1776 6. Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776–1788
Launching the New Republic, 1789–1800
Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 1801–1824
The Transformation of American Society, 1815–1840
Politics, Religion, and Reform in Antebellum America
Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840–1860
The Old South and Slavery, 1830–1860
Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840–1848
From Compromise to Secession, 1850–1861
Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861–1865
The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865–1877
The Transformation of the Trans–Mississippi West, 1860–1900
The Rise of Industrial America, 1865–1900
Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860–1900
Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1877–1900
The Progressive Era, 1900–1917
Global Involvements and World War I, 1902–1920
The 1920s: Coping with Change
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1939
Americans and a World in Crisis, 1933–1945
The Cold War Abroad and at Home, 1945–1952
America at Midcentury, 1952–1960
The Liberal Era, 1960–1968
A Time of Upheaval, 1968–1974
Society, Politics, and World Events from Ford to Reagan, 1974–1989
Beyond the Cold War. Charting a New Course, 1988–1995
New Century, New Challenges, 1996 to the Present
Appendix Photograph
Credits Index
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