National Experience A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0155003666

ISBN-13: 9780155003668

Edition: 8th 1993 (Revised)

Authors: John M. Blum, Kenneth M. Stampp, William S. McFeely, Edmund S. Morgan, Arthur M. Schlesinger

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Now in its Eight Edition, this general American history text emphasizes political history. Written by six eminent historians, THE NATIONAL EXPERIENCE exhibits a slight liberal slant. Well-used through its previous printing, this text takes a traditional approach to the study of history.
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List price: $287.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/2/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.796
Language: English

John M. Blum was born in Manhattan, New York on April 29, 1921. He received an undergraduate degree in 1943, a master's degree in 1947, and a Ph.D. in 1950 from Harvard University. He served in the Navy during World War II. He taught for nine years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then taught at Yale University from 1957 until 1991. He was the author or editor of 18 books including The Republican Roosevelt, Roosevelt and Morgenthau, and V Was for Victory. He died on October 17, 2011 at the age of 90.

A native of Milwaukee, Kenneth Stampp received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and then taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland. In 1945 he joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is currently Morrison Professor Emeritus of American History. Stampp has served as Harmsworth Professor at Oxford, Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London, Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich, and visiting professor at Harvard University and Colgate University and Williams College. A past president of the Organization of American Historians, in 1993 he received the Lincoln Prize from the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute of Gettysburg College. Stampp touched off a revolution in the study of slavery with the publication of The Peculiar Institution (1956), which vigorously refutes the long-prevailing Dunning-Phillips interpretation and demolishes a host of myths about the master-slave relationship. His further works on the sectional conflict and its causes established him as a leading authority on that subject as well.

McFeely has written the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Grant, as well as other important works of history. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. His many books include American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia and Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

A Note on the Suggestions for Reading
Making Use of a New World
Tudor England and the New World
The Founding of Virginia
The Founding of New England
Proprietary Ventures
The Pattern of Empire
The Restoration Colonies
Problems of Enforcement
The Contest for the Continent
The First American Way of Life
Patterns of Existence
The Emerging American Mind
The Second Discovery of America
Contest for Empire
A New Empire and New Ideas
Toward Independence
An American People
The Winning of Independence
The Experimental Period
The Crisis of American Nationality
Establishing National Institutions
Launching the New Government
The Shaping of Domestic Policy
Foreign Affairs under Washington
Federalists versus Republicans
The Presidency of John Adams
Jeffersonian Republicanism
Economy and Simplicity
Ferment in the West
Political Complications
Trouble on the High Seas
The Decision for War
The War of 1812
Peace Negotiations
Nationalism and Economic Expansion
The Triumph of Neo-Federalism
John Marshall and the Supreme Court
The Monroe Doctrine
The Westward Movement
Slavery and the Cotton Kingdom
Another Frontier: Industry and Technology
Politics for the Common Man
The New Democracy
John Quincy Adams and National Republicanism
Jacksonian Democracy
Internal Improvements and Public Lands
Religious and Ethnic Minorities
The Tariff and Nullification
The Bank War
Panic and Depression
Tyler and Paralysis
An Era of Reform
The Religious Background
The Movement for Reform
The Crusade against Slavery
The Proslavery Argument
Expansion and Sectional Crisis
Westward to the Pacific
Polk and the Triumph of Manifest Destiny
War with Mexico
Crisis and Compromise
The Aftermath
America at Midcentury
The Emergence of an American Literature
Intimations of Imperialism
International Trade
Economic Growth
Economic Discontent in the South
Destruction of the Union
The Divisive Issue
The House Divided
Heightened Violence
The Civil War
Preparation for War
Battlefields and Emancipation
The Decisive Campaigns of 1863
The War's End
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
The Ebullient North
The Grant Era
The New South: Reunion and Readjustment
Sectional Compromise Restored
Subordination of the Freedmen
Politics in the New South
The Colonial Economy
The New West: Empire within a Nation
Subordination of the Indians
The Era of the Bonanzas
The Farmer Moves West
The Ordeal of Industrialization
The Railroad Empire
Industrial Empire
Laissez-Faire Conservatism
The House of Labor
The Urban Society
America Moves to Town
The Awakening of the Social Conscience
The Spread of Learning
Arts, Letters, and Critics
Stalemate, Agrarian Revolt, and Republican Triumph, 1877-1896
The Business of Politics
The Conservative Ascendancy
The Agrarian Revolt
The Depression and the Silver Issue
Empire Beyond the Seas
Withdrawal and Return
The New Diplomacy
War with Spain
The White Man's Burden
The Progressive Movement and the Square Deal
National Wealth and the Business Elite
Protest and Reform
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt and Reform
Roosevelt and World Power
Progressivism: Retreat and Resurgence
Progressivism at Zenith
Wilson and Moral Diplomacy
Problems of Neutrality
The Road to War
War and Its Sequel
The Armed Forces on Land and Sea
The Home Front
Constructing the Peace
Negotiating Peace
The Struggle over Ratification
Transition from War
A New Age of Business
A New Cult of Enterprise
One Nation Divisible
Grandiose Illusions
Nonconformity and Dissent
The End of an Era
President Hoover
The Onset of Depression
Diplomacy in Depression
The Depths of Depression
The New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Hundred Days
The Struggle for Recovery
The 1936 Election
The Supreme Court Fight
Social and Economic Crises
The American People in the Depression
The Decay of Peace
Early Ventures
Isolationism at Flood Tide
Neutrality on Test
Aggression in Asia
Awakening the Nation
The Road to War
America and the War
The Election of 1940
Aid Short of War
Thunder in the East
The World in Flames
America Organizes for War
The War in Europe
The War in the Pacific
The Fourth Term
The Diplomacy of Coalition
Triumph and Tragedy
The Cold War
Truman Takes Over
Experiment in World Order
The Cold War Begins
Why the Cold War?
Confusion on the Home Front
Second Term
Limited War
The Korean War: Repercussions
The 1952 Election
Consolidation and Conflict
The Eisenhower Mood
Nationalism and the Superpowers
The United States and the Soviet Union
Republican Domestic Policy
The American People in the 1950s
End of the Eisenhower Era
Reform and Revolt
The Thousand Days
The Johnson Years
A Decade of Upheaval
The Presidency Rebuked and Restored
From Confrontation to Negotiation
Decline and Fall
The Presidency Restored
Tides of Conservatism
From Negotiation to Confrontation
Dilemmas of the Economic Order
The Reagan Counterrevolution
Reagan and the World
Economic Consequences of Reaganomics
Toward the Twenty-First Century
Decline or Readjustment
Society Moves into the 1990s
Engines of Change
Toward a New World Order
Politics As Usual
Appendix A
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Admission of States
Population of the United States
Appendix B
Presidential Elections
Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet Members
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
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