America Past and Present

ISBN-10: 0205760392
ISBN-13: 9780205760398
Edition: 8th 2011
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Description: America Past and Present,Brief Editionpresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. The eighth edition  More...

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List price: $95.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628

America Past and Present,Brief Editionpresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. The eighth edition features all of the strengths found in the successful comprehensive text: a compelling narrative, clear organization, and exceptional pedagogy. An attractive four-color design, featuring photos, timelines, and completely redesigned maps engage and assist students in their study of American history.

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
Conflicting Visions: England's Seventeenth-Century Colonies
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: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society
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
Experience of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America
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: From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783
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: the Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
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: the Jeffersonian Vision
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."

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