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American Past A Survey of American History

ISBN-10: 049557287X
ISBN-13: 9780495572879
Edition: 9th 2010
Authors: Joseph R. Conlin
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List price: $222.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/21/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 984
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70 articles in scholarly journals and magazines of popular history, some 100 book reviews in a variety of journals, and more newspaper journalism than he can or cares to remember. Several of his published essays and one book were awarded "best of the year" prizes.

Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas, About 15,000 B.C.+A.D. 1550
Settlements Across the Sea: Motives, Failures, and Finally, a Colony 1550+1624
Thirteen Colonies: England's North American Empire 1620+1732
English Designs, American Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s
Other Americans: Indians and Africans in the Colonies
Contest for a Continent: French America and British America 1608-1763
Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies 1763+1770
From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770+1776
The War for Independence: The Rebels Victorious 1776+1781
Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781+1789
We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789+1800
The Age of Jefferson: Frustration Abroad 1800+1815
Nationalism: Culture, Politics, Diplomacy 1815-1824
Machines, Cotton, Land: Economy and Society 1790+1824
The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824+1830
In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830+1842
Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts 1800-1850
The Peculiar Institution: Southern Slavery
From Sea to Shining Sea: Expansion 1820+1848
Apples of Discord: Western Lands and Immigration 1844+1856
The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854+1861
Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862
Driving Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863+1865
Aftermath: The Era of Reconstruction 1863-1877
Patronage and Pork: National Politics 1876-1892
Technology, Industry & Business: Economic Change in the Late 19th Century
Living with Leviathan: Coping with Big Business and Great Wealth
We Who Built America: Working People 1860-1900
Big City Life: Urban America 1865-1917
The Last Frontier: Winning and Losing the West 1865+1900
The Nation's Bone and Sinew: Agriculture and Agrarians 1865+1896
Pivotal Decade: McKinley, Segregation, and Empire 1890+1901
Teddy Roosevelt's Americans: The Middle Class Comes of Age 1890+1917
A Wave of Reform: The Progressives 1890-1916
A Time of Ferment: Imperialism and Politics 1901-1916
Over There: The United States and World War I 1914+1918
Over Here: The Home Front 1917+1920
Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919+1923
The New Era: When America Was a Business 1923+1929
Hard Times The Great Depression 1930+1933
Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933+1938
Going to War Again: America and the World 1933+1942
Their Finest Hours: Americans in the Second World War 1942+1945
A Different Kind of World: Entering the Nuclear Age 1946+1952
"Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties 1947-1963
Cold War Strategies: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963
Race and Rights: The African American Struggle for Civil Equality 1953+1968
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society: Reform, War, Disgrace 1961+1968
Presidents on the Griddle: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years 1968-1980
Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993
Millenium Years: Society and Culture in the Late 20th Century
Only Yesterday: Politics and the Economy, 1993-2009

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