The Enduring Vision A History of the American People, Volume I: To 1877

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Enduring Vision features 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."

Table of Contents

Prologue: Enduring Vision, Enduring Land
Native Peoples of America, to 1500
The First Americans, c. 13,000-2500 BC
Cultural Diversity, c. 2500 BC-AD 1500
North American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact
Beyond America--Global Interactions: The Origins and Spread of Agriculture
The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625
African and European Backgrounds
Europe and the Atlantic World, 1400-1600
Footholds in North America, 1512-1625
Technology and Culture: Sugar Production in the Americas
The Emergence of Colonial Societies, 1625-1700
Chesapeake Society
Puritanism in New England
The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina
The Middle Colonies
Rivals for North America: France and Spain
Technology and Culture: Native American Baskets and Textiles in New England
The Bonds of Empire, 1660-1750
Rebellion and War, 1660-1713
Colonial Economies and Societies, 1660-1750
Competing for a Continent, 1713-1750
Public Life in British America, 1689-1750
Beyond America--Global Interactions: European Maritime Empires, 1440-1740
Roads to Revolution, 1750-1776
Triumph and Tensions: The British Empire, 1750-1763
Imperial Authority, Colonial Opposition, 1760-1766
Resistance Resumes, 1766-1770
The Deepening Crisis, 1770-1774
Toward Independence, 1774-1776
Technology and Culture: Public Sanitation in Philadelphia
Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776-1788
The Prospects of War
War and Peace, 1776-1783
The Revolution and Social Change
Forging New Governments, 1776-1787
Toward a New Constitution, 1786-1788
Beyond America--Global Interactions: The American Revolution as an International War
Launching the New Republic, 1788-1800
Constitutional Government Takes Shape, 1788-1796
Hamilton's Domestic Policies, 1789-1994
The United States in a Wider World, 1789-1796
Parties and Politics, 1793-1800
Economic and Social Change
Beyond America--Global Interactions: Trade and Empire in the Pacific, to 1800
Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, 1801-1824
The Age of Jefferson
The Gathering Storm
The War of 1812
The Awakening of American Nationalism
Technology and Culture: Mapping America
The Transformation of American Society, 1815-1840
Westward Expansion
The Growth of the Market Economy
The Transportation Revolution: Steamboats, Canals, and Railroads
Industrial Beginnings
Equality and Inequality
The Revolution in Social Relationships
Technology and Culture: Building the Erie Canal
Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 1824-1840
The Rise of Democratic Politics, 1824-1832
The Bank Controversy and the Second Party System, 1833-1840
The Rise of Popular Religion
The Age of Reform
Beyond America--Global Interactions: The Panic of 1837
Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840-1860
Technology and Economic Growth
The Quality of Life
Democratic Pastimes
The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art
Technology and Culture: Guns and Gun Culture
The Old South and Slavery,1830-1860
King Cotton
The Social Groups of the White South
Social Relations in the White South
Life Under Slavery
The Emergence of African-American Culture
Beyond America--Global Interactions: Slavery as a Global Institution
Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840-1848
Newcomers and Natives
The West and Beyond
The Politics of Expansion, 1840-1846
The Mexican-American War and Its Aftermath, 1846-1848
Technology and Culture: The Telegraph
From Compromise to Secession, 1850-1861
The Compromise of 1850
The Collapse of the Second Party System, 1853-1856
The Crisis of the Union, 1857-1860
The Collapse of the Union, 1860-1861
Beyond America--Global Interactions: Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World
Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861-1865
Mobilizing for War
In Battle, 1861-1862
Emancipation Transforms the War, 1863
War and Society, North and South
The Union Victorious, 1864-1865
Technology and Culture: The Camera and the Civil War
The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Reconstruction Politics, 1865-1868
Reconstruction Governments
The Impact of Emancipation
New Concerns in the North, 1868-1876
Reconstruction Abandoned, 1876-1877
Technology and Culture: The Sewing Machine
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