Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People (with InfoTrac and American Journey Online)

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-05-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best-selling introductory American history survey text provides students with a clear understanding of how power is gained, lost, and used in both public and private life. Central to this text are the themes of liberty, equality, and power, as well as the shifting relationships and tensions between these evolving concepts. The authors use these themes to convey the complex reality and diversity of America's history.

Table of Contents

1. When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
2. The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
3. England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
4. Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
5. Reform, Resistance, Revolution
6. The Revolutionary Republic
7. The Democratic Republic, 1790-1820
8. Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
9. The Market Revolution, 1815-1860
10. Toward an American Culture
11. Society, Culture, and Politics, 1820s-1840s
12. Jacksonian Democracy
13. Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty-or Slavery?
14. The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860
15. Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862
16. A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865
17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877
18. Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890
19. Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s
20. An Industrial Society, 1890-1920
21. Progressivism
22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917
23. War and Society, 1914-1920
24. The 1920s
25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
26. America during the Second World War
27. The Age of Containment, 1946-1954
28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1954-1963
29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
30. Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century
31. Power and Politics Since 1974

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