American Passages A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 054716629X
ISBN-13: 9780547166292
Edition: 4th 2009
List price: $261.95
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Description: With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of  More...

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List price: $261.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.236
Language: English

With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time—sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency).

Edward L. Ayers is the President of the University of Richmond. He was educated at the University of Tennessee and Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. in American Studies. Previously Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he began teaching in 1980, Ayers was named National Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Support of Education in 2003. His book, IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES: WAR IN THE HEART OF AMERICA, 1859-1863 (2003), won the Bancroft Prize for distinguished work on the history of the United States. THE PROMISE OF THE NEW SOUTH: LIFE AFTER RECONSTRUCTION (1992) won prizes for the best book on the history of American race relations and on the history of the American South. It was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He is the co-editor of THE OXFORD BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH (1997) and ALL OVER THE MAP: RETHINKING AMERICAN REGIONS (1996). The World Wide Web version of "The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War" was recognized by the American Historical Association as the best aid to the teaching of history. His latest book is WHAT CAUSED THE CIVIL WAR? REFLECTIONS ON THE SOUTH AND SOUTHERN HISTORY (2005).

He is also an associate editor of the American National Biography. Oshinsky writes about the brutality of penitentiary life in his book, Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. He earned a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an appointment as Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin for his work on the penitentiary project. Oshinsky also received the 17th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for his novel.

Jean R. Soderlund is Professor of History and Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs at Lehigh University. She received her Ph.D. from Temple University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her book, QUAKERS AND SLAVERY: A DIVIDED SPIRIT, won the Alfred E. Driscoll Publication Prize of the New Jersey Historical Commission. Soderlund was an editor of three volumes of the PAPERS OF WILLIAM PENN (1981-1983) and co-authored FREEDOM BY DEGREES: EMANCIPATION IN PENNSYLVANIA AND ITS AFTERMATH (1991). She has written articles and chapters in books on the history of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Quakers, and the development of abolition in the British North American colonies and early United States. She is currently working on a study of the Lenape people within colonial New Jersey society. She is a council member of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and she served as a committee chair for the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians.

Passages: Prehistory To 1763
Contact, Conflict, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, to 1590
Colonization of North America, 1590-1675
Crisis and Change, 1675-1720
The Expansion of Colonial British America, 1720-1763
Passages: 1764-1814
Wars for Independence, 1764-1783
Toward a More Perfect Union, 1783-1788
The Federalist Republic, 1789-1799
The New Republic Faces a New Century, 1800-1815
Passages: 1815-1855
Exploded Boundaries, 1815-1828
The Years of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1836
Panic and Boom, 1837-1845
Expansion and Reaction, 1846-1854
Passages: 1855-1877
Broken Bonds, 1855-1861
Descent into War, 1861-1862.
Blood and Freedom, 1863-1865
Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877
Passages: 1877-1909
An Economy Transformed: The Rise of Big Business, 1877-1887
Urban Growth and Farm Protest, 1887-1893
A Troubled Nation Expands Outward, 1893-1901
Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Reform, 1901-1909
Passages: 1909-1933
Progressivism at High Tide, 1909-1914
Over There and Over Here: The Impact of World War I, 1914-1921
The Age of Jazz and Mass Culture, 1921-1927
The Great Depression, 1927-1933
Passages: 1933-1960
The New Deal, 1933-1939
The Second World War, 1939-1945
Postwar America, 1946-1952
The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1960
Passages: 1960-2008
The Turbulent Years, 1960-1968
Crisis of Confidence, 1969-1980
From Reagan to Clinton, 1981-1995
A Conservative Nation in a Globalizing World, 1995-2008.

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