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Unfinished Nation A Concise History of the American People

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ISBN-10: 0073513237

ISBN-13: 9780073513232

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Brinkley, Alan Brinkley

List price: $109.00
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Known for its clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and affordability, Alan Brinkley's The Unfinished Nation offers a concise but comprehensive examination of American History. Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, it tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. This fifth edition features eight new essays and enhanced coverage of recent events and developments in the continuing American story.
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List price: $109.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1080
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Alan Brinkley was born in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and taught at MIT and Harvard as well as City University of New York and Princeton University before joining the Columbia faculty in 1991. He is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he was also Provost from 2003 - 2009. He is a historian of the New Deal. A prolific essayist, Brinkley writes regularly in magazines such as The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The New Republic and is an advocate for progressive issues. Brinkley has won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Award for History, and numerous other prizes and…    

The Meeting of Cultures
America Before Columbus
Europe Looks Westward
The Arrival of the English
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past
The American Population Before Columbus America in the World
The Atlantic Context of Early American History
Transplantations and Borderlands
The Early Chesapeake
Caribbean Colonization
The Growth of New England
The Restoration Colonies
The Development of Empire Conclusion For Further Reference
Society and Culture in Provincial America
The Colonial Population
The Colonial Economies
Patterns of Society
Awakenings and Enlightenments
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past
The Origins of Slavery
The Empire in Transition
Loosening Ties
The Struggle for the Continent
The New Imperialism
Stirrings of Revolt
Cooperation and War
Conclusion
For Further Reference
The American Revolution
The States United
The War for Independence
War and Society
The Search for a National Government
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The American Revolution
America in the World: The Age of Revolutions
The Constitution and the New Republic
Farming a New Government
Adoption and Adaptation
Federalists and Republicans
Establishing National Sovereignty
The Downfall of the Federalists
Conclusion
For Further Reference
The Jeffersonian Era
The Rise of Cultural Nationalism
Stirrings of Industrialism
Jefferson the President
Doubling the National Domain
Expansion and War
The War of 1812
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Global Industrial Revolution
Varieties of American Nationalism
Stabilizing Economic Growth
Expanding Westward
The "Era of Good Feelings"
Sectionalism and Nationalism
The Revival of Opposition
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Jacksonian America
The Rise of Mass Politics
"Our Federal Union"
The Removal of the Indians
Jackson and the Bank War
The Emergence of the Second Party System
Politics After Jackson
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Jacksonian Democracy
America's Economic Revolution
The Changing American Population
Transportation and Communications Revolutions
Commerce and Industry
Men and Women at Work
Patterns of Society
The Agricultural North
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
The Cotton Economy
Southern White Society
The "Peculiar Institution"
The Culture of Slavery
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Character of Slavery
Antebellum Culture and Reform
The Romantic Impulse
Remaking Society
The Crusade Against Slavery
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Abolition of Slavery
The Impending Crisis
Looking Westward
Expansion and War
The Sectional Debate
The Crisis of the 1850s
Conclusion
For Further Reference
The Civil War</h3