A People and a Nation A History of the United States

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-25
  • Publisher: Cengage High School
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A People and a Nation offers a spirited narrative that challenges students to think about American history. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging student readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. The Eighth Edition offers highly readable stories and the latest scholarship throughout.

Table of Contents

Three Old Worlds
Create a New, 1492-1600
American Societies
North America in 1492
African Societies
European Societies
Early European Explorations
Voyages of Columbus, Cabot, and Their Successors
Spanish Exploration and Conquest
The Columbian Exchange Links to the World
Maize Europeans in North America
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Kennewick Man/Ancient One
Europeans Colonize
North America, 1600-1650
Spanish, French, and Dutch
North America
The Caribbean Links to the World
Wampum English
Interest in Colonization
The Founding of Virginia
Life in the Chesapeake
The Founding of New England
Life in New England
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Blue Laws
North America in the Atlantic World, 1650-1720
The Growth of Anglo-American Settlements
A Decade of Imperial Crises The 1670s
The Atlantic Trading System
Slavery in North America and the Caribbean
Imperial Reorganization and the Witchcraft
Crisis Links to the World
Exotic Beverages
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Americans of African Descent
American Society Transformed, 1720-1770
Population Growth and Ethnic
Diversity Economic Growth and Development
Colonial Cultures
Links to the World
Smallpox Inoculation
Colonial Families Politics
Stability and Crisis in British America
A Crisis in Religion
Legacy for a People and a Nation: "Self-Made Men"
Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754-1774
Renewed Warfare
Among Europeans and Indians
Links to the World
The First Worldwide War 1763
A Turning Point
The Stamp Act
Crisis Resistance to the Townshend
Acts Confrontations in Boston
Tea and Turmoil Legacy for a People and a Nation
Women's Political Activism
A Revolution, Indeed, 1774-1783
Government by Congress and Committee
Contest in the Backcountry
Choosing Sides Links to the World
New Nations War and Independence
The Struggle in the North Life in the Army and on the Home
Front Victory in the South
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Revolutionary Origins
Forging a National Republic, 1776-1789
Creating a Virtuous
Republic Links to the World: Novels
The First Emancipation and the Growth of Racism
Designing Republican Governments
Trials of the Confederation
Order and Disorder in the West
From Crisis to the Constitution
Opposition and Ratification
Legacy for a People and a Nation
The Township and Range System
The Early Republic
Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 1789-1800
Building a Workable Government
Domestic Policy
Under Washington and Hamilton
The French Revolution and the Development of Partisan
Politics Partisan
Politics and Relations with Great Britain
John Adams and Political Dissent
The West in the New Nation
"Revolutions" at the End of the Century
Links to the World: Haitian Refugees
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Dissent During Wartime
Defining the Nation, 1801-1823
Political Visions
National Expansion Westward
The Nation in the Orbit of Europe
The War of 1812
The Nationalist Program
Sectionalism Exposed
Links to the World
Industrial Piracy
Legacy for a People and a Nation: States'
Rights and Nullification
The Rise of the South, 1815-1860
The "Distinctive South"
Southern Expansion, Indian
Resistance and Removal Links to the World
The Amistad Case
Limits of Mobility in a Hierarchical Society
The Planters' World Slave
Life and Labor
Slave Culture and Resistance
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Reparations for Slavery
The Modernizing North, 1815-1860
Or Is It the North
That Was Distinctive?
The Transportation Revolution
Links to the World
The United States as a Developing Nation
Factories and Industrialization
Consumption and Commercialization
Families in Flux
The Growth of Cities
Legacy for a People and a Nation
A Mixed Economy
Reform and Politics in the Age of Jackson, 1824-1845
From Revival to Reform
Communitarian Experiments
Abolitionism Links to the World
The International Antislavery
Movement Women's Rights
Jacksonianism and Party
Politics Federalism at Issue
The Nullification and Bank Controversies
The Whig Challenge and the Second Party
System Legacy for a People and a Nation
The Bible Belt
The Contested West, 1815-1860
The West in the American Imagination
Expansion and Resistance in the Old Northwest
The Federal Government and Westward
Expansion Links to the World
Gold in California
The Southwestern Borderlands
Migration to the Far West
The Politics of Territorial Expansion
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Descendants of Early Latino Settlers
Slavery and America's Future
The Road to War, 1845-1861
The War with Mexico and Its Consequences 1850
Compromise or Armistice?
Slavery Expansion and Collapse of the Party
System Links to the World
Annexation of Cuba Slavery and the Nation's
Future Disunion
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?
Transforming Fire
The Civil War, 1861-1865
America Goes to War, 1861-1862
War Transforms the South Wartime
Northern Economy and Society
The Advent of Emancipation
The Soldiers' War 1863
The Tide of Battle Turns Disunity
South, North, and West 1864-1865
The Final Test of Wills Links to the World
The Civil War in Britain Legacy for a People and a Nation
"Big Government"
Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877
Wartime Reconstruction
The Meanings of Freedom
Johnson's Reconstruction Plan
The Congressional Reconstruction Plan
Politics and Reconstruction in the South
Retreat from Reconstruction Links to the World
The Grants' Tour of the World
Legacy for a People and a Nation
The Lost Cause
The Development of the West, 1865-1900
The Economic Activities of Native Peoples
The Transformation of Native Cultures
The Extraction of Natural Resources
Irrigation and Transportation Links to the World
The Australian Frontier
Farming the Plains
The Ranching Frontier
Legacy for a People and a Nation
The Myth of the Cowboy
The Machine Age, 1877-1920
Technology and the Triumph of Industrialization
Links to the World: The Atlantic Cable
Mechanization and the Changing Status of Labor
Labor Violence and the Union Movement
Standards of Living
The Corporate Consolidation
Movement The Gospel of Wealth and Its Critics
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Technology of Recorded Sound
The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life
1877-1920 Growth of the Modern City
Urban Neighborhoods
Living Conditions in the Inner City
Managing the City
Family Life
The New Leisure and Mass Culture
Links to the World
Japanese Baseball
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Ethnic Food
Gilded Age Politics, 1877-1900
The Nature of Party
Politics Issues of Legislation
Tentative Presidents
Discrimination, Disfranchisement, and Responses
Agrarian Unrest and Populism
Links to the World
Russian Populism
The Depression and Protests of the 1890s
The Silver Crusade and the Election of 1896
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Interpreting a Fairy Tale
The Progressive Era, 1895-1920
The Varied Progressive
Impulse Links to the World
Workers' Compensation
Government and Legislative
Reform New Ideas in Social Institutions
Challenges to Racial and Sexual
Discrimination Theodore
Roosevelt and the Revival of the Presidency
Woodrow Wilson and the Extension of Progressive
Reform Legacy for a People and a Nation
Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, and the Birth-Control Controversy
The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914
Imperial Dreams Links to the World
National Geographic Ambitions and Strategies
Crises in the 1890s: Hawai'i, Venezuela, and Cuba
The Spanish-American War and the Debate over Empire
Asian Encounters: War in the Philippines
Diplomacy in China TR's World
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Guant?namo Bay
Americans in the Great War, 1914-1920
Precarious Neutrality
The Decision for War
Winning the War Links to the World
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918
Mobilizing the Home
Front Civil Liberties
Under Challenge Red Scare
Red Summer
The Defeat of Peace
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Freedom of Speech and the ACLU
The New Era, 1920-1929
Big Business Triumphant
Politics and Government
A Consumer Society
Cities, Migrants, and Suburbs
Links to the World
Pan American Airways
New Rhythms of Everyday Life
Lines of Defense
The Age of Play
Cultural Currents
The Election of 1928 and the End of the New Era
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Intercollegiate Athletics
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941
Hoover and Hard Times, 1929-1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Launching of the New Deal
Political Pressure and the Second New Deal
Labor Federal
Power and the Nationalization of Culture Links to the World
The 1936 Olympic Games
The Limits of the New Deal
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Social Security
The United States in a Troubled World, 1920-1941
Searching for Peace and Order in the 1920s
The World Economy
Cultural Expansion, and Great Depression
U.S. Dominance in Latin America
The Course to War in Europe Japan, China, and a New Order in Asia
U.S. Entry into World War II
Links to the World
Radio News
Legacy for a People and a Nation
Presidential Deception of the Public
The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
The United States at War
The Production Front and American Workers
Life on the Home Front
The Limits of American Ideals
Links to the World: War Brides
Life in the Military
Winning the War
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Nuclear Proliferation
The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945-1961
From Allies to Adversaries Containment in Action
The Cold War in Asia
The Korean War Unrelenting Cold War
Links to the World: The People-to-People Campaign
The Struggle for the Third World
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The National Security State
America at Midcentury, 1945-1960
Shaping Postwar America Domestic
Politics in the Cold War
Era Cold War Fears and Anticommunism
The Struggle for Civil Rights
Creating a Middle-Class
Nation Men, Women, and Youth at idcentury
Links to the World: Barbie
The Limits of the Middle-Class
Nation Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Pledge of Allegiance
The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960-1968
Kennedy and the Cold War
Marching for Freedom
Liberalism and the Great Society
Johnson and Vietnam
A Nation Divided
Links to the World: The British Invasion 1968
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Immigration
Act of 1965
Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969-1980
The New Politics of Identity
The Women's Movement and Gay Liberation
The End in Vietnam Nixon, Kissinger, and the World
Links to the World: OPEC and the 1973
Oil Embargo Presidential
Politics and the Crisis of Leadership
Economic Crisis
An Era of Cultural Transformation
Renewed Cold War and Middle East
Crisis Legacy for a People and a Nation: The All-Volunteer Force
Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992
Reagan and the Conservative
Resurgence Reaganomics
Reagan and the World
American Society in the 1980s
The End of the Cold
War and Global Disorder
Links to the World: CNN
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Americans with Disabilities Act
Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992
Social Strains and New Political Directions
“The New Economy” and Globalization
Paradoxes of Prosperity
September 11 and the War on Terrorism
War and Occupation in Iraq
Americans in the First Decade of the New Millennium
Links to the World: The Global
AIDS Epidemic
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Internet
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