American People Creating a Nation and a Society From 1863

ISBN-10: 0321005686
ISBN-13: 9780321005687
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Abridged)
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Description: A condensed version of "The American People, Fifth Edition," this engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors  More...

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List price: $42.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/23/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

A condensed version of "The American People, Fifth Edition," this engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has been the Director of the National Center for History in the Schools sinc 1994 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project from 1992-1996. His past positions include: Dean of Undergraduate and Intercollege Curricular Development, University of California, Los Angeles; President, Organization of American Historians; Dean, Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. He has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. Nash was elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as winning the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95, the Primary History Consultant for the Schlessinger Production series in United States History, from 1996-97, he was on the University of California Bicentennial Committee, from 1975-76 and was an Historical Consultant and Writer for "Lights of Liberty," sound and light tour, Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); and Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840 (1988).

A Colonizing People, 1492-1776
Ancient America and Africa
Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas
Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century
The Maturing of Colonial Society
The Strains of Empire
A Revolutionary People, 1775-1828
A People in Revolution
Consolidating the Revolution
Creating a Nation
Society and Politics in the Early Republic
An Expanding People, 1820-1877
Economic Transformations in the Northeast and the Old Northwest
Slavery and the Old South
Shaping America in the Antebellum Age
Moving West
The Union in Peril
The Union Severed
The Union Reconstructed
Appendix
Index
S.O.S. Practice Tests
The Union Reconstructed
An Industrializing People, 1865-1900
Rural America: The West and the New South
The Rise of Smokestack America
Politics and Reform
Becoming a World Power
A Modernizing People, 1900-1945
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
The Great War
Affluence and Anxiety
The Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
A Resilient People, 1945-2002
Postwar Growth at Home, 1945 - 1960
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945 - 1960
Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960 - 1969
Disorder and Discontent, 1969 - 1980
The Revival of Conservatism, 1980 - 1992
The Post-Cold War World
Appendix
Index
S.O.S. Practice Tests

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