The Enduring Vision A History of the American People

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Enduring Visionfeatures an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The first U.S. history survey to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, the text is also known for its innovative coverage of public health, the environment, and the West--including Native American history. The Sixth Edition presents increased global coverage and a new comparative feature, "Beyond America: Global Interactions," which provides an international context for significant developments in the United States. A range of student oriented pedagogical features--including focus questions and an online glossary--makes this edition even more accessible. The authors continue to explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." New!The newBeyond America: Global Interactionsfeature presents 15 illustrated essays that demonstrate how events and developments elsewhere in the world influenced change in the United States. Topics include "The Origins and Spread of Agriculture," "Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World," and "The Challenge of Globalization." New!Revised and enhanced in response to student feedback, the pedagogical program now offers extensive chapter outlines,Key Termsin boldface throughout the text and in chapter-ending boxes, section-openingFocus Questions,and online glossary definitions. New!Chapters 3, 31, and 32 have been substantially reorganized to address current global issues and challenges facing America. Each chapter has been revised to incorporate the latest scholarship, and coverage up to and including the November 2006 election brings the narrative up to date. New!Four new essays--featuring the telegraph, the sewing machine, electricity, and global warming--bring the total number ofTechnology and Cultureboxes to 17. These popular essays highlight key innovations and their impact on American society and culture. New!Twelve new chapter-opening vignettes include black revolutionary soldier Agrippa Hull, utopian and labor agitator Frances Wright, Tejano politician Jose Antonio Navarro, and actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. For the first time all vignettes include either illustrations or photographs. New!Eight new maps enhance the book's distinctive map program. The Enduring Visionis also available in a Student Achievement Series edition, as well as Concise and Dolphin Editions. Please visit our online catalog for descriptions.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
Note: Selections new to this edition are indicated by an asterisk (*)
Native Peoples of America, to 1500
Beyond America: The Origins and Spread of Agriculture
The Rise of the Atlantic World, 14001625
Technology and Culture: Sugar Production in the Americas
The Emergence of Colonial Societies, 16251700
Technology and Culture: Native American Baskets and Textiles in New England
Roads to Revolution, 16601750
Beyond America: European Maritime Empires, 14501750
Triumph and Tensions: The British Empire, 17501763
Technology and Culture: Public Sanitation in Philadelphia
Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 17761788
Beyond America: The American Revolution as an International War
Launching the New Republic, 17881800
Beyond America: Trade and Empire in the Pacific, to 1800
Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 18011824
Technology and Culture: Mapping America
The Transformation of American Society, 18151840
Technology and Culture: Building the Erie Canal
Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 18241840
Beyond America: The Panic of 1837
Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 18401860
Technology and Culture: Guns and Gun Culture
The Old South and Slavery, 18301860
Beyond America: Slavery as a Global Institution
Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 18401848
Technology and Culture: The Telegraph
From Compromise to Secession, 18501861
Beyond America: Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World
Crucible of Freedom, Civil War, 18611865
Technology and Culture: The Camera and the Civil War
The Crises of Reconstruction, 18651877
Technology and Culture: The Sewing Machine
The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 18601900
Beyond America: The Cattle-Raising Industry in the Americas
The Rise of Industrial America, 18651900
Technology and Culture: Electricity
Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 18601900
Technology and Culture: Flush Toilets and the Invention of the Nineteenth-Century Bathroom
Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 18771900
Beyond America: Missionaries to the World
The Progressive Era, 19001917
Beyond America: Progressive Reformers Worldwide Share Ideas and Strategies
Global Involvements and World War I, 19021920
Technology and Culture: The Phonograph, Popular, Music, and Home-Front Morale in World War I
The 1920s: Coping with Change, 19201929
Beyond America: The "New Woman" in the 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 19291939
Technology and Culture: Sound, Color, and Animation Come to the Movies
Americans and a World in Crisis, 19331945
Beyond America: Refugees from Fascism: The Intellectual Migration to the United States
The Cold War Abroad and at Home, 19451952
Beyond America: Decolonization and the Cold War
America at Midcentury, 19521960
Technology and Culture: The Interstate Highway System
The Liberal Era, 19601968
Technology and Culture: The Pill
A Time of Upheaval, 19681974
Beyond America: The British Invasion
Conservative Resurgence, Economic Woes, Foreign Challenges, 19741989
Technology and Culture: The Personal Computer
Charting a New Course, 19882000
Beyond America: The Challenge of G
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