America A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 0393912639
ISBN-13: 9780393912630
Edition: 9th 2013
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Book details

Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 743
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.30" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Ninth Edition includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

George Brown Tindall spent many years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was an award-winning historian of the South with a number of major books to his credit, including The Emergence of the New South.

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Not-so-"New" World
The Collision of Cultures
Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizations
European Visions of America
The Expansion of Europe
The Voyages of Columbus
The Great Biological Exchange
Professional Explorers
The Spanish Empire
The Protestant Reformation
Challenges to the Spanish Empire
Britain and Its Colonies
The English Background
Settling the Chesapeake
Settling new England
Indians in new England
The English Civil War in America
Settling the Carolinas
Settling the Middle Colonies and Georgia
Thriving Colonies
Colonial Ways of Life
The Shape of Early America
Society and Economy in the Southern Colonies
Society and Economy in new England
Society and Economy in the Middle Colonies
Colonial Cities
The Enlightenment in America
The Great Awakening
From Colonies to States
English Administration of the Colonies
The Habit of Self-Government
Troubled Neighbors
The Colonial Wars
Regulating the Colonies
Fanning the Flames
A Worsening Crisis
Shifting Authority
Independence
Building a Nation
The American Revolution
1776: Washington's Narrow Escape
American Society at War
1777: Setbacks for the British
1778: Both Sides Regroup
The War in the South
The Treaty of Paris
The Political Revolution
The Social Revolution
The Emergence of an American Culture
Shaping a Federal Union
The Confederation Government
Creating the Constitution
The Federalist Era
A New Nation
Hamilton's Financial Vision
The Republican Alternative
Crises Foreign and Domestic
Settlement of New Land
Transfer of Power
The Adams Administration
The Early Republic
The New American Nation
Jeffersonian Simplicity
Divisions in the Republican Party
War in Europe
The War of 1812
An Expansive Nation
The Dynamics of Growth
Transportation and the Market Revolution
A Communications Revolution
Agriculture and the National Economy
The Industrial Revolution
The Popular Culture
Immigration
Organized Labor
The Rise of the Professions
Jacksonian Inequality
Nationalism and Sectionalism
Economic Nationalism
"An Era of Good Feelings"
Crises and Compromises
Judicial Nationalism
Nationalist Diplomacy
One-Party Politics
The Jacksonian Era
Setting the Stage
Nullification
Jackson's Indian Policy
The Bank Controversy
Contentious Politics
Van Buren and the New Party System
Assessing the Jackson Years
The Old South
The Distinctiveness of the Old South
White Society in the South
Black Society in the South
The Culture of the Southern Frontier
Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
Rational Religion
The Second Great Awakening
Romanticism in America
The Flowering of American Literature
Education
The Reform Impulse
Anti-Slavery Movements
A House Divided and Rebuilt
An Empire in the West
The Tyler Presidency
The Western Frontier
Moving West
Annexing Texas
The Mexican War
The Gathering Storm
Slavery in the Territories
The Compromise of 1850
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisis
The Deepening Sectional Crisis
The Center Comes Apart
The War of the Union
The End of the Waiting Game
The Balance of Force
The War's Early Course
Emancipation
The War Behind the Lines
Government During the War
The Faltering Confederacy
The Confederacy's Defeat
A Modern War
Reconstruction: North and South
The War's Aftermath
The Battle Over Political Reconstruction
The Assassination of Lincoln
Reconstructing the South
The Reconstructed South
The Grant Years
Glossary
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States
Amendments to the Constitution
Presidential Elections
Admission of States
Population of the United States
Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-2011
Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-2011
Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Secretaries of State
Further Readings
Credits
Index

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