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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic

ISBN-10: 0072502770

ISBN-13: 9780072502770

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: James West Davidson, William E. Gienapp, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark H. Lytle, Michael B. Stoff

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List price: $43.75
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 602
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Historian and writer James West Davidson received his B.A. from Haverford College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

Mark H.Lytle received his PhD from Yale University and is Professor of History and Environmental Studies as well as Chair of the American Studies Program at Bard College. He is also Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard. His publications include The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1941-1953, After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (with James West Davidson) and, most recently, "An Environmental Approach to American Diplomatic History" in Diplomatic History. He is at work on The Uncivil War: America in the Vietnam Era.

Michael B. Stoff is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of a Ph.D. from Yale University, he has been honored many times for his teaching, most recently with election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He is the author ofOil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil,1941-1947, co-editor (with Jonathan Fanton and R. Hal Williams) ofThe Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age, and series co-editor (with James West Davidson) of theOxford New Narratives in American History. He is currently working on a narrative on the bombing of Nagasaki.

Part 1 THE CREATION OF A NEW AMERICA Chapter 1 Old World, New Worlds The Meeting of Europe and America Early North American Cultures The European Background of American Colonization The Reformation in Europe England’s Entry into America Chapter 2 The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial South English Society on the Chesapeake Chesapeake Society in Crisis From the Caribbean to the Carolinas Chapter 3 The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial North The Founding of New England New England Communities The Middle Colonies Adjustment to Empire Chapter 4 The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America Forces of Division Slave Societies in the Eighteenth-Century South Enlightenment and Awakening in America Anglo-American Worlds of the Eighteenth Century Toward the Seven Years’ War Part 2 THE CREATION OF A NEW REPUBLIC Chapter 5 Toward the War for American Independence The Seven Years’ War The Imperial Crisis Toward the Revolution Chapter 6 The American People and the American Revolution The Decision for Independence The Fighting in the North The Turning Point The Struggle in the South The World Turned Upside Down Chapter 7 Crisis and Constitution Republican Experiments The Temptations of Peace Republican Society From Confederation to Constitution Chapter 8 The Republic Launched 1789: A Social Portrait The New Government Expansion and Turmoil in the West The Emergence of Political Parties The Presidency of John Adams Chapter 9 The Jeffersonian Republic Jefferson in Power Jefferson and Western Experience Whites and Indians on the Frontier The Second War for American Independence America Turns Inward Part 3 The Republic Transformed and Tested Chapter 10 The Opening of America The Market Revolution A Restless Temper The Rise of Factories Social Structures of the Market Society Prosperity and Anxiety Chapter 11 The Rise of Democracy Equality and Opportunity The New Political Culture of Democracy Jackson’s Rise to Power Democracy and Race The Nullification Crisis The Bank War Van Buren and Depression The Jacksonian Party System Chapter 12 The Fires of Perfection Revivalism and the Social Order Women’s Sphere American Romanticism The Age of Reform Abolitionism Reform Shakes the Party System Chapter 13 The Old South The Social Structure of the Cotton Kingdom Class Structure of the White South The Peculiar Institution Slave Culture Southern Society and the Defense of Slavery Chapter 14 Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue Manifest (and Not So Manifest) Destinies The Trek West The Political Origins of Expansion New Societies in the West Escape from Crisis Chapter 15 The Union Broken Sectional Changes in American Society The Political Realignment of the 1850s The Worsening Crisis The Road to War Chapter 16 Total War and the Republic The Demands of Total War Opening Moves Emancipation The Confederate Home Front The Union Home Front Gone to Be a Soldier The Union’s Triumph The Impact of War Chapter 17 Reconstructing the Union Presidential Reconstruction Congressional Reconstruction Reconstruction in the South Black Aspirations The Abandonment of Reconstruction