Enduring Vision A History of the American People

ISBN-10: 0395960770
ISBN-13: 9780395960776
Edition: 4th 2000
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List price: $296.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/9/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1216
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.038
Language: English

Noted for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment, this best selling U.S. history text provides students with a clear political narrative that incorporates social, cultural, military, and economic history. Each chapter begins with a dramatic vignette that both draws students into the chapter and presents the chapter's main themes. The vignettes are followed by three to five focus questions that provide a framework to help students understand the most important topics in the chapter. The last chapter of the book focuses exclusively on the Clinton administration.

Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. An editor of NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, 1607-1950 (1971), he also co-authored SALEM POSSESSED: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT (1974), for which, with Stephen Nissenbaum, he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include URBAN MASSES AND MORAL ORDER IN AMERICA, 1820-1920 (1978), BY THE BOMB'S EARLY LIGHT: AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE AT THE DAWN OF THE ATOMIC AGE (1985), WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE: PROPHECY BELIEF IN MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE (1992), and PROMISES TO KEEP: THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II (3e, 2003). He is also editor-in-chief of the OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY (2001). His articles and essays have appeared in the "American Quarterly," "New Republic," and other journals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University; and the College of William and Mary.

Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Neal Salisbury, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences (History), at Smith College, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of MANITOU AND PROVIDENCE: INDIANS, EUROPEANS, AND THE MAKING OF NEW ENGLAND, 1500-1643 (1982), editor of THE SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS OF GOD, by Mary Rowlandson (1997), and co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of THE COMPANION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (2002). With R. David Edmunds and Frederick E. Hoxie, he has written THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICA (2007). He has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections and co-edits a book series, CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY. He is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history and has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and on the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Note: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion
America Begins The First Americans The Indians' Continent American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact
Transatlantic Encounters and Colonial Beginnings, 14921630
African and European Peoples
European Expansion Footholds in North America
Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America
The New England Way Chesapeake Society
The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina
The Middle Colonies Rivals for North America
The Bonds of Empire, 16601750
Rebellion and War Colonial
Economies and Societies Competing for a Continent Enlightenment and Awakening
Roads to Revolution, 17441776
Imperial Warfare Imperial Reorganization
The Deepening Crisis Toward Independence
Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 17761788
America's First Civil War Revolutionary Society Forging New Governments
Launching the New Republic, 17891800
Constitutional Government Takes Shape National Economic Policy and Its Consequences
The United States on the World Stage Battling for the Nation's Soul Economic and Social Change
Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings
The Age of Jefferson
The Gathering Storm
The War of 1812
The Awakening of American Nationalism
The Transformation of American Society, 18151840
Westward Expansion and the Growth of the Market Economy
The Rise of Manufacturing Equality and Inequality
The Revolution in Social Relationships
Politics, Religion, and Reform in the Age of Jackson
The Transformation of American Politics, 18241832
The Bank Controversy and the Second Party System
The Rise of Popular Religion
The Age of Reform
Life, Leisure, and Culture, 18401860
Technology and Economic Growth
The Quality of Life Democratic Pastimes
The Quest for Nationality in Literature and Art
The Old South and Slavery, 18001860
King Cotton Social Relations in the White South Honor and Violence in the Old South Life Under Slavery
The Emergence of African American Culture
Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 18401848
Newcomers and Natives
The West and Beyond The Politics of Expansion
From Compromise to Secession, 18501861
The Compromise of 1850
The Collapse of the Second Party System
The Crisis of the Union
Freedom Reborn: Civil War, 18611865
Mobilizing for War In Battle, 18611862
Emancipation Transforms the War War and Society, North and South
The Union Victorious, 18641865
The Crises of Reconstruction, 18651877
Reconstruction Politics Reconstruction Governments
The Impact of Emancipation New Concerns in the North Reconstruction Abandoned
The Trans-Mississippi West Native Americans and the Trans-Mississippi West Settling the West Exploiting the West
The West of Life and Legend
The Rise of Industrial America
The Character of Industrial Change
The New South Industrial Work and the Work Force Labor Unions and Industrial Conflict
The Transformation of Urban America Urban Expansion
The Urban Challenge Reshaping the Urban Environment
Daily Life, Popular Culture, and the Arts, 18601900
Everyday Life in Flux Middle-Class Society and Culture
Working-Class Leisure in the Immigrant City Cultures in Conflict
Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age Party Politics in an Era of Social and Economic Upheaval Politics of Privilege, Politics of Exclusion
The 1890s: Politics in a Depression Decade
The Watershed Election of 1896 Expansionist Stirrings and War with Spain Deepening Imperialist Ventures: The Philippines, China, Panama
The Progressive Era
The Changing American Society and Economy
The Progressive Movement Takes Shape Progressivism and Social Control: The Movement's Coercive Dimension African Americans and Women Organize National Progressivism--
Roosevelt and Taft National Progressivism--
Woodrow Wilson
World War I
Defining America's World Role War in Europe
Mobilizing at Home, Fighting in France Promoting the War and Suppressing
Dissent Economic and Social Trends in Wartime America Joyous Armistice, Bitter Aftermath
The 1920s A New Economic Order Republicans in Power Mass Society, Mass Culture Cultural Ferment and Creativity
A Society in Conflict Hoover at the Helm
Crash, Depression, and New Deal Crash and Depression
The New Deal Takes Shape
The New Deal Changes Course
The New Deal Draws to a Close
American Life in a Decade of Crisis at Home and Abroad
The American People in the Depression Decade
The American Cultural Scene in the Thirties
The United States in a Menacing World
Waging Global War, 19391945
Into the Storm, 19391941
America Mobilizes for War War and American Society
The Battlefront, 19421944
Triumph and Tragedy, 1945
Cold War America, 19451952
The Postwar Political Setting Anticommunism and Containment
The Truman Administration at Home The Politics of Anticommunism
America at Midcentury
The Eisenhower Presidency
The Cold War Continues
The Affluent Society Consensus and Conservatism
The Other America Seeds of Disquiet
The Turbulent Sixties
The New Frontier, 19601963
New Frontiers Abroad: 19601963
The Great Society
The Changing Struggle for Equality, 19641968
The Lost Crusade in Vietnam, 19641968
A Troubled Journey: From Port Huron to Watergate
The Youth Movement 1968: The Politics of Strife Nixon and World Politics Domestic Problems and Divisions
The Crisis of the Presidency
Turning Inward: Society and Politics from Ford to Bush After the Sixties: Changing Social and Cultural Contours Years of Malaise: Post-Watergate Politics and Diplomacy
The Reagan Revolution Problems and Opportunities in Reagan's Second Term
The Bush Years: Resolve Abroad, Drift at Home
Bright Prospects and Nagging Uncertainties for a New Century
The Clinton Era I: Debating Domestic Policy
The Clinton Era II: The Quest for a Coherent Foreign Policy
An Overview of America at 2001

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