A People and a Nation A History of the United States, Brief

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Brief Edition ofA People and a Nationpreserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths--including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative--the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Through its thoughtful inclusion of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture,A People and a Nationbrings history to life. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Seventh Edition challenges students to think about the implications of events in American history. Several popular features have been retained and updated, including "Legacies for a People and a Nation" and chapter-opening vignettes. A new "Links to the World" feature connects U.S. history to global events and provides Web links for further research on topics such as international piracy, baseball in Japan, OPEC, and AIDS. New!Co-authors Fredrik Logevall and Beth Bailey bring new scholarship on international relations and American culture to Volume II. Both authors contribute significant content on diversity, environmental issues, and other matters specific to the western United States. New!Volume II has been reorganized--with particular attention to Chapters 30-33--so that world and domestic events are treated in the same chapter. For example, coverage of the Vietnam War and protests against it are now addressed in Chapter 30. This reorganization allows for a more chronologically organized text and the integration of new scholarship. New!All chapters have been thoroughly updated to account for cutting-edge scholarship and recent events. New!More than 1/3 of the chapter-opening vignettes, which invite students to experience living and making decisions in different eras, are new to the Seventh Edition. New!More than 1/3 of the "Legacies for A People and a Nation" are new, including reparations for slavery, freedom of speech and the ACLU, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Appearing after each chapter summary, these "Legacies" demonstrate the importance of the past to the present and provide a forum for contemporary analysis. New!Eduspace for History is an online learning tool that pairs the widely recognized resources of Blackboard? with quality content from Houghton Mifflin. Eduspace for History offers access to primary sources, interactive maps, and supplemental study materials, as well as writing tips and tutorials (and, in qualified adoption situations, the anti-plagiarism resources of MyDropBox).

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Summary
Three Old Worlds Create a New, 14921600
American Societies North America in 1492
African Societies
European Societies
Early European Explorations
The 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: Columbus Day
Europeans Colonize North America, 16001640
New Spain, New France, and New Netherland
The Caribbean English Interest in Colonization
Links to the World: Wampum
The Founding of Virginia Life in the Chesapeake
The Founding of New England Life in New England
Legacy for a People and a Nation: The Foxwoods
Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum
North America in the Atlantic World, 16401720
The Growth of Anglo-American Settlements
A Decade of Imperial Crisis: The 1670s African Slavery on the Mainland
The Web of Empire and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Links to the World: International Piracy
Enslavement of Africans and Indians
Imperial Reorganization and the Witchcraft Crisis
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Americans of African Descent
American Society Transformed, 17201770
Population Growth and Ethnic Diversity
Economic Growth and Development Colonial Cultures
Links to the World: Exotic Beverages 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, 17541774
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: The Census and Reapportionment
A Revolution, Indeed, 17741783
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 Surrender at Yorktown
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Revolutionary Origins
Forging a National Republic, 17761789
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: Women's Education
The Early Republic: Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 17891800
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
Indians and African Americans at the End of the Century
Links to the World: Haitian Refugees
Legacy for a People and a Nation: Dissent During Wartime
Partisan Politics and War: The Democratic-Republicans in Power, 18011815
The Jefferson Presidency and Marshall Court
Louisiana and Lewis and Clark
A New Political Culture Indian Resistance
American Shipping Imperiled "Mr. Madison's War"
Links to the World: Industrial Piracy Peace and Consequences
Legacy for a People and a Nation: States' Rights and Nullification
Nationalism, Expansion, and the Market Economy, 18161845
Postwar Nationalism
The Market Economy and Gover
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