Unfinished Nation : A Concise Narrative of the American People

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-17
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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This concise, trade-like survey text is known for Alan Brinkley's clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and reliability at a low price. New to this edition is increased coverage of the history of science and technology and popular and cultural history. Each chapter now includes a new and pedagogically useful summary conclusion. The annotated lists of Suggested Readings are now found at the end of each chapter to provide a more accessible resource for students. Also, every copy of the book will be shrinkwrapped with a free, handy study reference card!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Meeting of Cultures

Chapter 2: The English “Transplantations”

Chapter 3: Society and Culture in Provincial America

Chapter 4: The Empire Under Strain

Chapter 5: The American Revolution

Chapter 6: The Constitution and the New Republic

Chapter 7: The Jeffersonian Era

Chapter 8: Varieties of American Nationalism

Chapter 9: Jacksonian America

Chapter 10: America’s Economic Revolution

Chapter 11: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South

Chapter 12: Antebellum Culture and Reform

Chapter 13: The Impending Crisis

Chapter 14: The Civil War

Chapter 15: Reconstruction and the New South

Chapter 16: The Conquest of the Far West

Chapter 17: Industrial Supremacy

Chapter 18: The Age of the City

Chapter 19: From Stalemate to Crisis

Chapter 20: The Imperial Republic

Chapter 21: The Rise of Progressivism

Chapter 22: The Battle for National Reform

Chapter 23: America and the Great War

Chapter 24: The New Era

Chapter 25: The Great Depression

Chapter 26: The New Deal

Chapter 27: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941

Chapter 28: America in a World at War

Chapter 29: The Cold War

Chapter 30: The Affluent Society

Chapter 31: The Ordeal of Liberalism

Chapter 32: The Crisis of Authority

Chapter 33: The “Age of Limits”

Chapter 34: Modern Times

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