American People Creating a Nation and a Society

ISBN-10: 0321337654
ISBN-13: 9780321337658
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $122.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1200
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of Americarsquo;s past,The American Peopleexamines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.A strong social emphasis underscores the ldquo;humannessrdquo; of Americas history as revealed through the everyday lives of ordinary Americans. In addition, Recovering the Past essays acquaint students with the work that historians do by introducing them to the fascinating variety of materials that historians use to understand and interpret the past. Two new primary source features, ldquo;American Voicesrdquo; and ldquo;How Others See Usrdquo; enliven the narrative with short passages from both ordinary and extraordinary Americans or from outsiders commenting on the American nation or its people.For anyone interested in a survey of United States History.

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 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. He won 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. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

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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
Credits
Index

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