Liberty, Equality, Power Volume I: to 1877, Enhanced Concise Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-23
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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See first-hand how the interplay of various forces shaped today's U.S. nation and its people into the powerhouse it is today. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, ENHANCED CONCISE EDITION, 4E shows you how to use the maps, images, and charts in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. "Discovery" sections, at the end of every chapter, assist you in practicing these skills, which will help you connect the text's themes and excel in your course. This leading, balanced presentation of political and social history comes to life with the help of award-winning, top-level authors, including pre-eminent colonial historian John Murrin, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: ENHANCED CONCISE EDITION, 4E emphasizes liberty, equality, and power for a three-dimensional journey as you experience the transformation of America from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherers and agricultural Native Americans into the most powerful industrial nation on earth.

Table of Contents

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
The Revolutionary Republic
The Democratic Republic, 1790+1820
Completing the Revolution, 1789+1815
The Market Revolution, 1815+1860
Toward an American Culture
Society, Culture, and Politics, 1820s+1840s
Jacksonian Democracy
Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty -- or Slavery?
The Gathering Tempest, 1853+1860
Secession and Civil War, 1860+1862
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862+1865
Reconstruction, 1863+1877
Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865+1890
Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s
An Industrial Society, 1890+1920
Becoming a World Power, 1898+1917
War and Society, 1914+1920
The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929+1939
America during the Second World War
The Age of Containment, 1946+1953
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953+1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963+1974
Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century
Power and Politics since 1974
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