Pursuit of Liberty A History of the American People

ISBN-10: 0673469212
ISBN-13: 9780673469212
Edition: 3rd 1996
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Book details

List price: $178.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 595
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

This text takes a unique approacheach chapter is split into two distinct parts. In the first part of each chapter, the authors tell the story of a very specific and concrete episode: witchcraft hysteria in Salem Village in 1692, for example. The second part of the chapter is a discussion of the historical setting of the chapters episode, placing it in its historical context. This incident-narrative approach allows the student to examine a subject in depth and then understand how it relates to the larger fabric of American history.

James B. Gilbert is professor of history at the University of Maryland and taught at Amsterdam University and the University of Paris. He has written numerous books, including Another Chance: America After World War II, The Pursuit of Liberty,and Perfect Cities: Chicago's Utopias in the 1890's,which was a New York TimesNotable Book of 1991.

First Encounters
The Colonies Established
Growth and Diversification
The Eighteenth Century
The American Revolution
The Transition to Nationhood
The Republic on Trial
Beyond Appalachian Barrier
The Age of Party
A New North
A New South
Expansion and the Crisis of the Union
His Terrible Swift Sword
Reconstruction
The Politics of Restoration
The Climax of the Industrial Revolution
A New West Chapter
The Gospel of Wealth Chapter
The Politics of Reform Chapter
Imperial America Chapter
Mass Culture and the Jazz Age
Capitalism in Transition
A Global Nation
The American Century
Liberalism in Decline
Questions of Credibility
The Era of Ideologies
American Diversity

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