American Stories A History of the United States, Volume 1

ISBN-10: 0205036562
ISBN-13: 9780205036561
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $42.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 9.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbuuilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. While several of his books have been best sellers, two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

Maps, Figures, and Tables
A Note to My Fellow Teachers
A Personal Welcome to Students
Acknowledgments
Supplements
About the Authors
New World Encounters, Preconquest-1608
Diverse Cultures: De Vaca's Journey Through Native America
Native Americans Before the Conquest
Conditions of Conquest
West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies
Europe on the Eve of Conquest
Spain in the Americas
The French Claim Canada
The English Take Up the Challenge
Conclusion: Campaign to Sell America
England's New World Experiments 1607-1732
Profit and Piety: Competing Visions for English Settlement
Breaking Away: Decisions to Move to America
A "New" England in America
Diversity in the Middle Colonies
Planting the Southern Colonies
Conclusion: Living with Diversity
Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society, 1619-1692
Families in an Atlantic Empire
Social Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century
The Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment
Race and Freedom in British America
Blueprint for Empire
Colonial Political Revolt
Conclusion: Foundations of an Atlantic Empire
Experience of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America, 1680-1763
Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: the Journal of William Byrd
Tensions in the Backcountry
Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century
The Impact of European Ideas on American Culture
Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies
Clash of Political Cultures
Century of Imperial War
Conclusion: Rule Britannia?
The American Revolution: From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783
Moment of Decision: Commitment and Sacrifice
Structure of Colonial Society
Eroding the Bonds of Empire
Steps Toward Independence
Fighting for Independence
Conclusion: Preserving Independence
The Republican Experiment, 1783-1788
A New Political Morality
Defining Republican Culture
Stumbling Toward a New National Government
"Have We Fought for This?"
Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification
Conclusion: Success Depends on the People
Democracy and Dissent: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
Force of Public Opinion
Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government
Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security
Charges of Treason: the Battle over Foreign Affairs
Popular Political Culture
The Adams Presidency: Politics of Mistrust
Conclusion: Danger of Political Extremism
Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision, 1800-1814
Limits of Equality
The Republic Expands
Jefferson as President
Race and Dissent Under Jefferson
Embarrassments Overseas
The Strange War of 1812
Conclusion: the "Second War of Independence."
Nation Building and Nationalism, 1815-1825
A Revolutionary War Hero Revisits America in 1824
Expansion and Migration
Transportation and the Market Economy
The Politics of Nation Building after the War of 1812
Conclusion: the End of the Era of Good Feeling
The Triumph of White Men's Democracy, 1824-1840
Democratic Space: the New Hotels
Democracy in Theory and Practice
Jackson and the Politics of Democracy
The Bank War and the Second Party System
Heyday of the Second Party System
Conclusion: Tocqueville's Wisdom
Slaves and Masters, 1793-1861
Nat Turner's Rebellion: A Turning Point in the Slave South
The World of Southern Blacks
White Society in the Antebellum South
Slavery and the Southern Economy
Conclusion: Worlds in Conflict
The Pursuit of Perfection, 1800-1861
Redeeming the Middle Class
The Rise of Evangelicalism
Domesticity and Changes in the American Family
Reform Turns Radical
Conclusion: Counterpoint on Reform
An Age of Expansionism, 1830-1861
The Spirit of Young America
Texas, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War
Internal Expansionism and the Industrial Revolution
Conclusion: the Costs of Expansion
The Sectional Crisis, 1846-1861
Brooks Assaults Sumner in Congress
The Compromise of 1850
Political Upheaval, 1852-1856
The House Divided, 1857-1860
Conclusion: Explaining the Crisis
Secession and The Civil War, 1860-1865
The Emergence of Lincoln
The Storm Gathers
Adjusting to Total War
Fight to the Finish
Effects of the War
Conclusion: An Organizational Revolution
The Agony of Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished Revolution."
Appendix
Glossary
Credits
Index

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