American Story Combined Volume (Penguin Academics Series)

ISBN-10: 0205728944
ISBN-13: 9780205728947
Edition: 4th 2011
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List price: $71.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

The American Storypresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative. Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, this edition tells the story of the people who, through their collective and individual endeavors, have shaped the past through the demands historical events placed on them. This text, based on the bestsellingAmerica Past and Present, is presented in a highly affordable Penguin Academic format.

About the Author: Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

New World Encounters
Clash of Cultures: the Meaning of Murder in Early Maryland
Native American Histories Before Conquest
A World Transformed
West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies
Europe on the Eve of Conquest
Imagining a New World
French Exploration and Settlement
The English New World
Rehearsal in Ireland for American Colonization
An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke
Conclusion: Propganda for Empire
England's Colonial Experiments
Profit and Piety: Competing Blueprints for English Settlement
Breaking Away
The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth
Reforming England in America
Diversity in the Middle Colonies
Quakers in America
Planting the Carolinas
The Founding of Georgia
Conclusion: Living with Diversity
Putting Down Roots
Families in an Atlantic Empire
Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century
The Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment
Race and Freedom in British America
Rise of a Commercial Empire
Colonial Factions Spark Revolt, 1676-1691
Conclusion: Local Aspirations Within an Atlantic Empire
Colonies in an Empire
Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: the Journal of William Byrd
Growth and Diversity
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?
We Americans: Learning to Live with Diversity in the Eighteenth Century: What Is an American?
The American Revolution
Rethinking the Meaning of Equality
Structure of Colonial Society
Eroding the Bonds of Empire
Steps Toward Independence
Fighting for Independence
The Loyalist Dilemma
Winning the Peace
Conclusion: Preserving Independence
The Republican Experiment
A New Moral Order
Defining Republican Culture
Living in the Shadow of Revolution
The States: Experiments in Republicanism
Stumbling Toward a New National Government
Strengthening Federal Authority
"Have We Fought for This?"
Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification
Conclusion: Success Depends on the People
Democracy and Dissent
Partisan Passions
Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government
Conflicting Visions: Jefferson and Hamilton
Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security
Charges of Treason: the Battle over Foreign Affairs
Popular Political Culture
The Adams Presidency
The Peaceful Revolution: the Election of 1800
Conclusion: Danger of Political Extremism
We Americans: Counting the People: the Federal Census of 1790
Republican Ascendancy
Limits of Equality
Regional Identities in a New Republic
Jefferson as President
Jefferson's Critics
Embarrassments Overseas
The Strange War of 1812
Conclusion: Republican Legacy
Nation Building and Nationalism
A Revolutionary War Hero Revisits America in 1824
Expansion and Migration
A Revolution in Transportation
Emergence of a 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
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
Nat Turner's Rebellion: A Turning Point in the Slave South
The Divided Society of the Old South
The World of Southern Blacks
White Society in the Antebellum South
Slavery and the Southern Economy
Conclusion: Worlds in Conflict
We Americans: Harriet Jacobs and Maria Norcom: Women of Southern Households
The Pursuit of Perfection
Redeeming the Middle Class
The Rise of Evangelicalism
Domesticity and Changes in the American Family
Institutional Reform
Reform Turns Radical
Conclusion: Counterpoint on Reform
An Age of Expansionism
The Spirit of Young America
Movement to the Far West
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Internal Expansionism
Conclusion: the Costs of Expansion
We Americans: the Irish in Boston, 1845-1865
The Sectional Crisis
The Brooks-Sumner Brawl in Congress
The Compromise of 1850
Political Upheaval, 1852-1856
The House Divided, 1857-1860
Conclusion: Explaining the Crisis
We Americans: Hispanic America After 1848: A Case Study in Majority Rule
Secession and the Civil War
The Emergence of Lincoln
The Storm Gathers
Adjusting to Total War
Fight to the Finish
Conclusion: An Organizational Revolution
The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: the "Unfinished Revolution."
The West
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
Conclusion: the Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Conclusion: Industrializations Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Stirrings of Reform
Conclusion: A Pluralistic Society
We Americans: Ellis Island: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
Politics of Stalemate
Republicans in Power: the Billion-Dollar Congress
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Crisis of the Depression
Changing Attitudes
The Presidential Election of 1896
The McKinley Administration
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers' Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Republicans' Split
The Spirit of Progressivism
Reform in the Cities and States
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height
The Ordeal of William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom
Conclusion: the Fruits of Progressivism
The Nation at War
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A New World Power
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Toward War
Over There
Over Here
The Treaty of Versailles
Conclusion: Post-War Disillusionment
Transition to Modern America
Wheels for the Millions
The Second Industrial Revolution
City Life in the Jazz Age
The Rural Counterattack
Politics of the 1920s
Conclusion: the Old and the New
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The Struggle Against Despair
The Great Crash
Fighting the Depression
Roosevelt and Reform
Impact of the New Deal
End of the New Deal
Conclusion: Evaluation of the New Deal
America and the World, 1921-1945
A Pact Without Power
Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry
Isolationism
The Road to War
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
The Home Front
Victory
Conclusion: the Transforming Power of War
The Onset of the Cold War
The Potsdam Summit
The Cold War Begins
Containment
The Cold War Expands
The Cold War at Home
Eisenhower Wages the Cold War
Conclusion: the Continuing Cold War
Affluence and Anxiety
Levittown: the Flight to the Suburbs
The Postwar Boom
The Good Life?
Farewell to Reform
The Struggle over Civil Rights
Conclusion: Restoring National Confidence
The Turbulent Sixties
Kennedy versus Nixon: the First Televised Presidential Candidate Debate
Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War
The New Frontier at Home
"Let Us Continue."
Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War
Years of Turmoil
The Return of Richard Nixon
Conclusion: the End of an Era
We Americans: Unintended Consequences: the Second Great Migration
The Rise of a New Conservatism, 1969���1988
Reagan and America's Shift to the Right
The Tempting of Richard Nixon
The Economy of Stagflation
Private Lives, Public Issues
Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan and the World
Conclusion: Challenging the New Deal
The Christian Right
Roe v. Wade: the Struggle over Women's Reproductive Rights
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989���2009
"This Will Not Stand"
The First President Bush
The Changing Faces of America
The New Democrats
Clinton and the World
Republicans Triumphant
Challenges of the New Century
Conclusion: the Paradox of Power
The Dot.com Boom, Bust, and Echo
Appendix A-1
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Presidential Elections
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1

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