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America A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 0393974421
ISBN-13: 9780393974423
Edition: 5th 2000
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Description: This work covers all aspects of American history: political and military, social, cultural, immigration and the Frontier. There is more emphasis on popular culture, such as tavern life and the rise of spectator sports.

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Book details

List price: $51.15
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1470
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This work covers all aspects of American history: political and military, social, cultural, immigration and the Frontier. There is more emphasis on popular culture, such as tavern life and the rise of spectator sports.

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Preface
A New World
Discovery and Settlement
Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizations
First Contacts
Exploration and Conquest of the New World
Settling the Chesapeake
Settling New England
Renewed Settlement
Thriving Colonies
Further Reading
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
The Great Awakening
Further Reading
The Imperial Perspective
English Administration of the Colonies
The Habit of Self-Government
Troubled Neighbors
The Colonial Wars
Further Reading
From Empire to Independence
The Heritage of War
Western Lands
Grenville's Colonial Policy
Fanning the Flames
Discontent on the Frontier
A Worsening Crisis
Shifting Authority
Independence
Further Reading
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
Negotiations
The Political Revolution
The Social Revolution
Emergence of an American Culture
Further Reading
Shaping a Federal Union
The Confederation
Adopting the Constitution
"A More Perfect Union"
Further Reading
The Federalists: Washington and Adams
A New Nation
Hamilton's Vision of America
The Republican Alternative
Crises Foreign and Domestic
Land Settlement
Transfer of Power
The Adams Years
Further Reading
Republicanism: Jefferson and Madison
Jefferson in Office
Divisions in the Republican Party
War in Europe
The War of 1812
Further Reading
Nationalism and Sectionalism
Economic Nationalism
"Good Feelings"
Crises and Compromises
Judicial Nationalism
Nationalist Diplomacy
One-Party Politics
Further Reading
An Expansive Nation
The Jacksonian Impulse
A New Political Culture
Jackson Takes Office
Nullification
Racial Prejudice in the Jacksonian Era
The Bank Controversy
Van Buren and the New Party System
Assessing the Jackson Years
Further Reading
The Dynamics of Growth
Agriculture and the National Economy
Transportation and the National Economy
The Growth of Industry
The Popular Culture
Immigration
Organized Labor
Jacksonian Inequality
Further Reading
An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
Rational Religion
The Second Great Awakening
Romanticism in America
The Flowering of American Literature
Education
Some Movements for Reform
Further Reading
Manifest Destiny
The Tyler Years
The Western Frontier
Moving West
Annexing Texas
Polk's Presidency
The Mexican War
Further Reading
A House Divided and Rebuilt
The Old South: An American Tragedy
Distinctive Features of the Old South
White Society in the South
Black Society in the South
The Culture of the Southern Frontier
Antislavery Movements
Further Reading
The Crisis of Union
Slavery in the Territories
The Compromise of 1850
Foreign Adventures
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisis
The Deepening Sectional Crisis
The Center Comes Apart
Further Reading
The War of the Union
End of the Waiting Game
The War's Early Course
Emancipation
Women and the War
Government During the War
The Faltering Confederacy
The Confederacy's Defeat
A Modern War
Further Reading
Reconstruction: North and South
The War's Aftermath
The Battle Over Reconstruction
Reconstructing the South
The Reconstructed South
The Grant Years
Further Reading
Growing Pains
New Frontiers: South and West
The New South
The New West
Further Reading
Big Business and Organized Labor
The Rise of Big Business
Entrepreneurs
Labor Conditions and Organization
A Nation Transformed
Further Reading
The Emergence of Urban America
America's Move to Town
The New Immigration
Popular Culture
Education and the Professions
Realism in Thought, Culture, and Literature
The Social Gospel
Early Efforts at Urban Reform
Further Reading
Gilded-Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt
Paradoxical Politics
Corruption and Reform
The Farm Problem and Agrarian Protest Movements
The Economy and the Silver Solution
A New Era
Further Reading
Modern America
An American Empire
Toward the New Imperialism
Expansion in the Pacific
The Spanish-American War
Imperial Rivalries in East Asia
Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy
Further Reading
The Progressive Era
Elements of Reform
The Main Features of Progressivism
Roosevelt's Progressivism
Roosevelt's Second Term
From Roosevelt to Taft
Wilson's Progressivism
The Limits of Progressivism
Further Reading
America and the Great War
Wilson and Foreign Affairs
An Uneasy Neutrality
America's Entry into the War
"The Decisive Power"
The Fight for the Peace at Home and Abroad
Lurching From War to Peace
Further Reading
The Modern Temper
Reaction in the Twenties
The Roaring Twenties
The Culture of Modernism
Further Reading
Republican Resurgence and Decline
"Normalcy"
The New Era
President Hoover, the Engineer
Further Reading
New Deal America
From Hooverism to the New Deal
Recovery Through Regulation
The Human Cost of the Depression
Culture in the Thirties
The Second New Deal
Roosevelt's Second Term
The Legacy of the New Deal
Further Reading
From Isolation to Global War
Postwar Isolationism
War Clouds
The Storm in Europe
The Storm in the Pacific
Further Reading
The Second World War
America's Early Battles
Mobilization at Home
Social Effects of the War
The Allied Drive Toward Berlin
Leapfrogging to Tokyo
A New Age is Born
The Final Ledger
Further Reading
The American Age
The Fair Deal and Containment
Demobilization under Truman
The Cold War
Harry Gives 'em Hell
The Cold War Heats Up
Further Reading
Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-1960
People of Plenty
A Conforming Culture
Cracks in the Picture Window
A Paradoxical Era
Further Reading
Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
"Time for A Change"
Eisenhower's "Hidden-Hand" Presidency
Foreign Intervention
Reelection and Foreign Crises
Festering Problems Abroad
The Early Civil Rights Movement
Assessing the Eisenhower Years
Further Reading
New Frontiers: Politics and Social Change in the 1960s
The New Frontier
Expansion of the Civil Rights Movement
Foreign Frontiers
Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
From Civil Rights to Black Power
The Tragedy of Vietnam
Sixties Crescendo
Further Reading
Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s
The Roots of Rebellion
Nixon and Vietnam
Nixon and Middle America
Nixon Triumphant
Watergate
An Unelected President
The Carter Interregnum
Further Reading
Conservative Insurgency
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan's First Term
Reagan's Second Term
The Bush Years
Further Reading
Cultural Politics
America's Changing Face
Cultural Conservatism
Bush to Clinton
Domestic Issues
Republican Insurgency
Economic and Social Trends
Foreign Policy Challenges
Fin-De-Siecle America
Further Reading
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States
Presidential Elections
Admission of States
Population of the United States
Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-1990
Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-1989
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries of State
Credits
Index

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