Liberty, Equality, And Power: A History of the American People

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-03-09
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Understanding the past helps us navigate the present and future. When you read this text, you will not only learn about American History, you will be exposed to movies and music that tell the stories of American History in addition to the reading material you expect in a college level history book. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses themes in a unique approach to show how the United States was transformed, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps you understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.

Table of Contents

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
Peoples in Motion
Europe and the World in the 15th Century
Spain, Columbus, and the Americas
The Emergence of Complex Societies in the Americas
Contact and Cultural Misunderstanding
Conquest and Catastrophe
Explanations: Patterns of Conquest, Submission, and Resistance
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
The Protestant Reformation and the Challenge to Spain
New France
The Dutch and Swedish Settlements
The Challenge from Elizabethan England
The Swarming of the English
The Chesapeake and West Indian Colonies
The New England Colonies
The English Civil Wars
The First Restoration Colonies
Brotherly Love: The Quakers and America
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
The Atlantic Prism and the Spectrum of Settlement
The Beginnings of Empire
Indians, Settlers, Upheaval
Crisis in England and the Redefinition of Empire
The Glorious Revolution
Contrasting Empires: Spain and France in North America
An Empire of Settlement: The British Colonies
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Expansion versus Anglicization
Expansion, Immigration, and Regional Differentiation
Anglicizing Provincial America
The Great Awakening
Political Culture in the Colonies
The Renewal of Imperial Conflict
The War for North America
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
Imperial Reform
The Stamp Act Crisis
The Townshend Crisis
Internal Cleavages: The Contagion of Liberty
The Last Imperial Crisis
The Improvised War
The Revolutionary Republic
Hearts and Minds: The Northern War, 1776?1777
The Campaigns of 1777 and Foreign Intervention
The Reconstitution of Authority
The British Offensive in the South
A Revolutionary Society
A More Perfect Union
Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
Establishing the National Government
The Republic in a World at War, 1793?1797
The Crisis at Home, 1798?1800
The Jeffersonians in Power
The Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, 1804?1815
Northern Transformations, 1800-1830
Postcolonial Society, 1790-1815
From Backcountry to Frontier: The Northwest
The Decline of Patriarchy
Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860
Northeastern Farms, 1815-1860
The Northwest
Farm Families
The Beginnings of The Industrial Revolution
The Old South, 1790 -1850
Old Farms: The Southeast
New Farms: The Rise of The Deep South
The Southern Yeomanry
The Private Lives of Slaves
A Balance Sheet: The Plantation and Southern Growth
Toward an American Culture
The Democratization of Culture
The Northern Middle Class
The Plain People of the North
A New Popular Culture
Family, Church, and Neighborhood: The White South
Democrats and Whigs
The American System
Republican Revival
Adams Versus Jackson
Jacksonian Democracy and the South
Jacksonian Democracy and the Market Revolution
The Second American Party System
Whigs, Democrats, and the Remaking of Society
The Politics of Economic Development
The Politics of Social Reform
Excursus: The Politics of Alcohol
The Politics of Race
The Politics of Gender and Sex
Manifest Destiny: an Empire for Liberty?
Or Slavery? Growth as the American Way
The Mexican War
The Election of
The Compromise of
The Gathering Tempest, 1853?1860
Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party
Immigration and Nativism
Bleeding Kansas
The Election of
The Economy in the
The Impending Crisis
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Secession and Civil War, 1860?1862
The Election of
The Lower South Secedes
Choosing Sides
The Balance Sheet of War
Navies, the Blockade, and Foreign Relations
Campaigns and Battles, 1861?1862
Confederate Counteroffensives
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862?1865
Slavery and the War
A Winter of Discontent
Blueprint for Modern America
The Confederate Tide Crests and Recedes
Black Men in Blue
The Year of Decision
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