American Destiny Narrative of a Nation

ISBN-10: 0205790402
ISBN-13: 9780205790401
Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

American Destiny bridges the present to the past. Long renowned for elegant prose that is rich, memorable and concise, this book offers a narrative anchored in central political developments. Its pedagogical mission is to show how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark modern lives.The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including "Re-Viewing the Past" and "Debating the Past" essays. This book is the concise version of The American Nation, and, as such, it has a compact size and moderate price.

Mark C. Carnes is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Detailed Contents
Maps and Graphs
Feature Essays
Preface
Supplements for Instructors and Students
About the Authors
Reconstruction and the South
The Conquest of the West
An Industrial Giant Emerges
American Society in the Industrial Age
Intellectual and Cultural Trends in the Late Nineteenth Century
From Smoke-Filled Rooms to Prairie Wildfire: 1877-1896
The Age of Reform
From Isolation to Empire
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Postwar Sociert and Culture: Change and Adjustment
From "Normalcy" to Economic Collapse: 1921-1933
The New Deal: 1933-1941
War and Peace: 1941-1945
Collision Courses, Abroad and at Home: 1946-1960
From Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1975
Running on Empty: 1975-1991
From Boomers to Millennials
Shocks and Responses, 1992-Present
Maps
Index

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