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American Nation A History of the United States

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ISBN-10: 0205207723

ISBN-13: 9780205207725

Edition: 14th 2012

Authors: Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

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The American Nation’s pedagogical mission is to show readers how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including an innovative art program and provocative chapter-opening questions and essays to engage readers.
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Book details

List price: $239.70
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/27/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 512
Size: 8.40" wide x 10.70" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Mark C. Carnes is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Prologue: Beginnings
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
American Society in the Making
America in the British Empire
the American Revolution
the Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
Jeffersonian Democracy
National Growing Pains
Toward a National Economy
Jacksonian Democracy
the Making of Middle-Class America
Westward Expansion
the Sections Go Their Own Ways
the Coming of the Civil War
the War to Save the Union
Reconstruction and the South
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Prologue: Beginnings
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
Columbus's Great Triumph and Error
Spain's American Empire
Extending Spain's Empire to the North
Disease and Population Losses
Ecological Imperialism
The Protestant Reformation
English Beginnings in America
The Settlement of Virginia
�Purifying� the Church of England
Bradford and Plymouth Colony
Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay Colony
Troublemakers: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
Other New England Colonies
Pequot War and King Philip's War
Maryland and the Carolinas
French and Dutch Settlements
The Middle Colonies
Cultural Collisions
Cultural Fusions
Debating The Past How Many Indians Perished with European Settlement?
Re-Viewing The Past Black Robe
American Society in the Making
Settlement of New France
Society in New Mexico, Texas, and California
The English Prevail on the Atlantic Seabord
The Chesapeake Colonies
The Lure of Land
�Solving� the Labor Shortage: Slavery
Prosperity in a Pipe: Tobacco
Bacon's Rebellion
The Carolinas
Home and Family in the South
Georgia and the Back Country
Puritan New England
The Puritan Family
Visable Puritan Saints and Others
Democracies without Democrats
The Dominion of New England
Salem Bewitched
Higher Education in New England
A Merchant's World
The Middle Colonies: Economic Basis
The Middle Colonies: An Intermingling of Peoples
�The Best Poor Man's Country�
The Politics of Diversity
Becoming Americans
Re-Viewing The Past the Crucible
America in the British Empire
The British Colonial System
Mercantilism
The Navigation Acts
The Effects of Mercantilism
The Great Awakening
The Rise and Fall of Jonathan Edwards
The Enlightenment in America
Colonial Scientific Achievements
Repercussions of Distant Wars
The Great War for the Empire
Britain Victorious: the Peace of Paris
Burdens of an Expanded Empire
Tightening Imperial Controls
The Sugar Act
American Colonists Demand Rights
The Stamp Act: the Pot Set to Boiling
Rioters or Rebels?
The Declaratory Act
The Townshend Duties
The Boston Massacre
The Boiling Pot Spills Over
The Tea Act Crisis
From Resistance to Revolution
AMERICAN LIVES Eunice Williams/Gannenstenhawi
Debating The Past Do Artists Depict Historical Subjects Accurately?
the American Revolution
The Shot Heard Round the World
The Second Continental Congress
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Great Declaration
1776: the Balance of Forces
Loyalists
The British Take New York City
Saratoga and the French Alliance
The War Moves South
Victory at Yorktown
Negotiating a Favorable Peace
National Government under the Articles of Confederation
Financing the War
State Republican Governments
Social Reform and Antislavery
Women and the Revolution
Growth of a National Spirit
The Great Land Ordinances
National Heroes
A National Culture
Debating The Past Was the American Revolution Rooted in Class Struggle?
Re-Viewing The Past the Patriot
the Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
Inadequacies of the Articles of Confederation
Daniel Shays's �Little Rebellion�
To Philadelphia, and the Constitution
The Great Convention
The Compromises that Produced the Constitution
Washington as President
Congress under Way
Hamilton and Financial Reform
The Ohio Country: A Dark and Bloody Ground
Revolution in France
Federalists and Republicans: the Rise of Political Parities
1794: Crisis and Resolution
Jay's Treaty
1795: All's Well that Ends Well
Washington's Farewell
The Election of 1796
The XYZ Affair
The Alien and Sedition Acts
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolves
Mapping The Past Radical Frontiersmen vs. Conservative Easterners in the 1780s
Jeffersonian Democracy
Jefferson Elected President
The Federalist Contribution
Thomas Jefferson: Political Theorist
Jefferson as President
Jefferson's Attack on the Judiciary
The Barbary Pirates
The Louisiana Purchase
The Federalists Discredited
Lewis and Clark
The Burr Conspiracy
Napoleon and the British
The Impressment Controversy
The Embargo Act
Jeffersonian Democracy
Debating The Past Did Thomas Jefferson Father a Child by His Slave?
Mapping The Past A Water Route to the Pacific?
National Growing Pains
Madison in Power
Tecumseh and Indian Resistance
Depression and Land Hunger
Opponents of War
The War of 1812
Britain Assumes the Offensive
�The Star Spangled Banner�
The Treaty of Ghent
The Hartford Convention
The Battle of New Orleans and the End of the War
Anglo-American Rapprochement
The Transcontinental Treaty
The Monroe Doctrine
The Era of Good Feelings
New Sectional Issues
New Leaders
The Missouri Compromise
Election of 1824
John Quincy Adams as President
Calhoun's Exposition and Protest
The Meaning of Sectionalism
Mapping The Past North-South Sectionalism Intensifies
Toward a National Economy
Gentility and the Consumer Revolution
Birth of the Factory
An Industrial Proletariat?
Lowell's Waltham System: Women as Factory Workers
Irish and German Immigrants
The Persistence of the Household System
Rise of Corporations
Cotton Revolutionizes the South
Revival of Slavery
Roads to Market
Transportation and the Government
Development of Steamboats
The Canal Boom
New York City: Emporium of the Western World
The Marshall Court
Mapping The Past the Making of the Working Class
Debating The Past Was There a �Market Revolution� in the Early 1800s?
Jacksonian Democracy
�Democratizing� Politics
1828: the New Party System in Embryo
The Jacksonian Appeal
The Spoils System
President of All of the People
Sectional Tensions Revived
Jackson: �The Bank. . . I will Kill It!�
Jackson's Bank Veto
Jackson versus Calhoun
Indian Removals
The Nullification Crisis
Boom and Bust
The Jacksonians
Rise of the Whigs
Martin Van Buren: Jacksonianism without Jackson
The Log Cabin Campaign
Debating The Past For Whom Did Jackson Fight?
AMERICAN LIVES Davy Crockett
the Making of Middle-Class America
Tocqueville: Democracy in America
The Family Recast
The Second Great Awakening
The Era of Associations
Backwoods Utopias
The Age of Reform
�Demon Rum�
The Abolitionist Crusade
Women's Rights
The Romantic View of Life
Emerson and Thoreau
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Herman Melville
Walt Whitman
Reading and the Dissemination of Culture
Education for Democracy
The State of the Colleges
Mapping The Past Family Size: Northeast vs. Frontier
Westward Expansion
Tyler's Troubles
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty
The Texas Question
Manifest Destiny
Life on the Trail
California and Oregon
The Election of 1844
Polk as President
War with Mexico
To the Halls of Montezuma
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Fruits of Victory: Further Enlargement of the United States
Slavery: Storm Clouds Gather
The Election of 1848
The Gold Rush
The Compromise of 1850