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American Story

ISBN-10: 0321445023
ISBN-13: 9780321445025
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: 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 nations rich  More...

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List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 9/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.838
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 nations rich diversity of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, this edition tells the story both of the people who, through their collective and individual endeavors, shaped the past and of the demands that events placed upon them. This text is available in a highly affordable Penguin Academic edition.

Historian George M. Fredrickson was born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 16, 1934. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1956 and then studied in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship. After serving in the Navy for three years, he earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1964. He taught at numerous universities including Harvard University, Northwestern University and Stanford University. He retired from teaching in 2002. During his career, he wrote eight books and edited four more. His book White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Some of his other works include The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crises of the Union, Racism: A Short History and Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. He died from heart failure on February 25, 2008.

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
Frontiers 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 Gentry 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 in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
Partisan Passions
Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government
Conflicting Visions
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

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