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American Destiny Narrative of a Nation

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ISBN-10: 0205568041

ISBN-13: 9780205568048

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Mark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

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With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework,American Destiny: Narrative of a Nationdescribes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people.
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List price: $65.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1072
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

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

Maps and Graphs
Feature Essays
Re-viewing the Past
Debating the Past
Prologue Beginnings
First Peoples
The Demise of the Big Mammals
The Archaic Period: A World Without Big Mammals
The First Sedentary Communities
The Maize Revolution
The Diffusion of Corn Population Growth After 800
Cahokia: The Hub of Mississippian Culture
The Collapse of Urban Centers Eurasia and Africa Europe in Ferment
Debating The Past
Who-or What-Killed the Big Mammals?
Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
Sightings Columbus's Great Triumph-and Error Spain's American Empire
Extending Spain's Empire to the North Disease and Population Losses Ecological Imperialism Spain's European Rivals
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?
American Society in the Making
Settlement of New France Society in New Mexico, Texas, and California
The English Prevail on the Atlantic Seaboard
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 Puritan Women and Children Visible Puritan Saints and Others Democracies Without Democrats
The Dominion of New England Salem Bewitched 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
Debating The Past
Were Puritan Communities Peaceable?
America in the British Empire
The British Colonial System
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?
Taxation or Tyranny?
The Declaratory Act
The Townshend Duties
The Boston Massacre
The Pot Spills Over
The Tea Act Crisis
From Resistance to Revolution
Debating The Past
Was Economic Gain the Colonists' Main Motivation?
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
Early British Victories
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 Effects of the Revolution of Women
Growth of a National Spirit
The Great Land Ordinances National Heroes Re-Viewing the Past
The Patriot
Debating The Past
Was the American Revolution Rooted in Class Struggle?
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
Ratifying 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 Parties 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
Debating The Past
What Ideas Shaped the Constitution?
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?
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
Victory Weakens the Federalists
Anglo-American Rapprochement
The Transcontinental Treaty
The Monroe Doctrine
The Era of Good Feelings
New Sectional Issues
The Missouri Compromise
The Election of 1824
John Quincy Adams as President
Calhoun's Exposition and Protest
The Meaning of Sectionalism
Debating The Past
How Did Indians and Settlers Interact?
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 Government
Development of Steamboats
The Canal Boom
New York City: Emporium of the Western World
The Marshall Court
Debating The Past
Did a "Market Revolution" Transform Early Nineteenth-Century America?
Jacksonian Democracy
"Democratizing" Politics 1828
The New Party System in Embryo
The Jacksonian Appeal
The Spoils System
President of All the People
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?
The Making of Middle-Class America
Tocqueville: Democracy in America
The Family Recast
The Second Great Awakening
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
Education for Democracy
The State of the Colleges
Debating The Past
Did the Antebellum Reform Movement Improve Society?
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
Debating The Past
Did the Frontier Change Women's Roles?
The Sections Go Their Ways
The Economics of Slavery
The Sociology of Slavery
Psychological Effects of Slavery
Manufacturing in the South
The Northern Industrial Juggernaut
A Nation of Immigrants
How Wage Earners Lived
Foreign Commerce
Steam Conquers the Atlantic
Canals and Railroads
Financing the Railroads
Railroads and the Economy
Railroads and the Sectional Conflict
The Economy on the Eve of Civil War
Debating The Past
Did Slaves and Masters Form Emotional Bonds?
The Coming of the Civil War
The Slave Power Comes North
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Diversions Abroad: The "Young America" Movement
Stephen Douglas: "The Little Giant"
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Know-Nothings, Republicans, and the Demise of the Two-Party System
"Bleeding Kansas"
Senator Sumner Becomes a Martyr for Abolitionism
Buchanan Tries His Hand
The Dred Scott Decision
The Proslavery Lecompton Constitution
The Emergence of Lincoln
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
John Brown's Raid
The Election of 1860
The Secession Crisis
Debating The Past
Was the Civil War Avoidable?
The War to Save the Union
Lincoln's Cabinet
Fort Sumter: The First Shot
The Blue and the Gray
The Test of Battle: Bull Run
Paying for the War
Politics as Usual
Behind Confederate Lines
War in the West: Shiloh
McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior
Lee Counterattacks: Antietam
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Draft Riots
The Emancipated People
African American Soldiers
Antietam to Gettysburg
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg
Economic and Social Effects, North and South
Women in Wartime
Grant in the Wilderness
Sherman in Georgia
To Appomattox Court House
Winners, Losers, and the Future
Re-Viewing the Past
Debating The Past
Why Did the South Lose the Civil War?
Reconstruction and the South
The Assassination of Lincoln
Presidential Reconstruction
Republican Radicals
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Reconstruction Acts
Congress Supreme
The Fifteenth Amendment
"Black Republican" Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
The Ravaged Land
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System
The White Backlash
Grant as President
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Compromise of 1877
Debating The Past
Were Reconstruction Governments Corrupt?
The Conquest of the West
The West After the Civil War
The Plains Indians
Indian Wars
The Destruction of Tribal Life
The Lure of Gold and Silver in the West
Big Business and the Land Bonanza
Western Railroad Building
The Cattle Kingdom
Open-Range Ranching
Barbed-Wire Warfare
Debating The Past
Was the Frontier Exceptionally Violent?
An Industrial Giant
Essentials of Industrial Growth
Railroads: The First Big Business
Iron, Oil, and Electricity
Competition and Monopoly: The Railroads
Competition and Monopoly: Steel
Competition and Monopoly: Oil
American Ambivalence to Big Business
Reformers: George, Bellamy, Lloyd, and the Marxists
The Government Reacts to Big Business: Railroad Regulation
The Government Reacts to Big Business: The Sherman Antitrust Act
The Labor Union Movement
The American Federation of Labor
Labor Militancy Rebuffed
Whither America, Whither Democracy?
Debating The Past
Were the Industrialists "Robber Barons" or Savvy Entrepreneurs?
American Society in the Industrial Age
Middle-Class Life
Skilled and Unskilled Workers
Working Women
Working-Class Attitudes
Working Your Way Up
The "New" Immigration
New Immigrants Face New Nativism
The Expanding City and Its Problems
Teeming Tenements
The Cities Modernize
Leisure Activities: More Fun and Games
Christianity's Conscience and the Social Gospel
The Settlement Houses
Civilization and Its Discontents
Debating The Past
Did Immigrants Assimilate?
Intellectual and Cultural Trends
Colleges and Universities
Revolution in the Social Sciences
Progressive Education
Realism in Literature
Mark Twain
William Dean Howells
Henry James
The Pragmatic Approach
The Knowledge Revolution
Re-Viewing the Past
Debating The Past
Did the Frontier Engender Individualism and Democracy?
Politics: Local, State, and National
Congress Ascendant
Recurrent Issues
Party Politics: Sidestepping the Issues
Lackluster Presidents: From Hayes to Harrison
Blacks in the South After Reconstruction
Booker T. Washington: A "Reasonable" Champion for Blacks
City Bosses
Crops and Complaints
The Populist Movement
Showdown on Silver
The Depression of 1893
The Election of 1896
The Meaning of the Election
Debating The Past
Were City Governments Corrupt and Incompetent?
The Age of Reform
Roots of Progressivism
The Muckrakers
The Progressive Mind
"Radical" Progressives: The Wave of the Future
Political Reform: Cities First
Political Reform: The States
State Social Legislation
Political Reform: The Woman Suffrage Movement
Political Reform: Income Taxes and Popular Election of Senators
Theodore Roosevelt: Cowboy in the White House
Roosevelt and Big Business
Roosevelt and the Coal Strike
TR's Triumphs
Roosevelt Tilts Left
William Howard Taft: The Listless Progressive, or More Is Less
Breakup of the Republican Party
The Election of 1912
Wilson: The New Freedom
The Progressives and Minority Rights
Black Militancy
Debating The Past
Were the Progressives Forward-Looking?
From Isolation to Empire
Origins of the Large Policy: Coveting Colonies
Toward an Empire in the Pacific
Toward an Empire in Latin America
The Cuban Revolution
The "Splendid Little" Spanish-American War
Developing a Colonial Policy
The Anti-Imperialists
The Philippine Insurrection
Cuba and the United States
The United States in the Caribbean and Central America
The Open Door Policy
The Panama Canal
Imperialism Without Colonies
Debating The Past
Did the United States Acquire an Overseas Empire for Economic Reasons?
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Wilson's "Moral" Diplomacy
Europe Explodes in War
Freedom of the Seas
The Election of 1916
The Road to War
Mobilizing the Economy
Workers in Wartime
Paying for the War
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
Wartime Reforms
Women and Blacks in Wartime
Americans: To the Trenches and Over the Top
Preparing for Peace
The Paris Peace Conference and the Versailles Treaty
The Senate Rejects the League of Nations
The Red Scare
The Election of 1920
Debating The Past
Did a Stroke Sway Wilson's Judgment?
Postwar Society and Culture: Change and Adjustment
Closing the Gates to New Immigrants
New Urban Social Patterns
The Younger Generation
The "New" Woman
Popular Culture: Movies and Radio
The Golden Age of Sports
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Fundamentalism
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Prohibition
The Ku Klux Klan
Sacco and Vanzetti
Literary Trends
The "New Negro"
Economic Expansion
The Age of the Consumer
Henry Ford
The Airplane
Re-Viewing the Past
Debating The Past
Was the Decade of the 1920s One of Self-Absorption?
The New Era: 1921-1933
Harding and "Normalcy"
"The Business of the United States Is Business"
The Harding Scandals
Coolidge Prosperity
Peace Without a Sword
The Peace Movement
The Good Neighbor Policy
The Totalitarian Challenge
War Debts and Reparations
The Election of 1928
Economic Problems
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Hoover and the Depression
The Economy Hits Bottom
The Depression and Its Victims
The Election of 1932
Debating The Past
What Caused the Great Depression?
The New Deal: 1933-1941
The Hundred Days
The National Recovery Administration (NRA)
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
The Dust Bowl
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The New Deal Spirit
The Unemployed
Literature During the Depression
Three Extremists: Long, Coughlin, and Townsend
The Second New Deal
The Election of 1936
Roosevelt Tries to Undermine the Supreme Court
The New Deal Winds Down
Significance of the New Deal
Women as New Dealers: The Network
Blacks During the New Deal
A New Deal for Indians
The Role of Roosevelt
The Triumph of Isolationism
War Again in Europe
A Third Term for FDR
The Undeclared War
Re-Viewing the Past
Cinderella Man
Debating The Past
Did the New Deal succeed?
War and Peace
The Road to Pearl Harbor
Mobilizing the Home Front
The War Economy
War and Social Change
Minorities in Time of War: Blacks, Hispanics, and Indians
Internment of the Japanese
Women's Contribution to the War Effort
Allied Strategy: Europe First
Germany Overwhelmed
The Naval War in the Pacific
Island Hopping
Building the Atom Bomb
Wartime Diplomacy
Allied Suspicion of Stalin
Yalta and Potsdam
Re-Viewing the Past
Saving Private Ryan
Debating The Past
Should the United States Have Used Atomic Bombs Against Japan?
The American Century
Truman Becomes President
The Postwar Economy
The Containment Policy
A Turning Point in Greece
The Marshall Plan and the Lesson of History
The Election of 1948
Containing Communism Abroad
Hot War in Korea
The Communist Issue at Home
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Eisenhower-Dulles Foreign Policy
McCarthy Self-Destructs
Asian Policy After Korea
Israel and the Middle East
Eisenhower and Khrushchev
Latin America Aroused
The Politics of Civil Rights
The Election of 1960
Re-Viewing the Past
Good Night, and Good Luck
Debating The Past
Did Truman Needlessly Exacerbate Relations with the Soviet Union?
From Camelot to Watergate
Kennedy in Camelot
The Cuban Crises
The Vietnam War
"We Shall Overcome": The Civil Rights Movement
Tragedy in Dallas: JFK Assassinated
Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Great Society
Johnson Escalates the War
Opposition to the War
The Election of 1968
Nixon as President: "Vietnamizing" the War
The Cambodian "Incursion"
Détente with Communism
Nixon in Triumph
Domestic Policy Under Nixon
The Watergate Break-in
More Troubles for Nixon
The Judgment on Watergate: "Expletive Deleted"
Debating The Past
Would JFK Have Sent a Half-Million American Troops to Vietnam?
Society in Flux
A Society on the Move
The Advent of Television
At Home and Work
The Growing Middle Class
Religion in Changing Times
Literature and Art
The Perils of Progress
New Racial Turmoil
Native-Born Ethnics
Rethinking Public Education
Students in Revolt
The Counterculture
The Sexual Revolution
Women's Liberation
Debating The Past
Did Mass Culture Make Life Shallow?
Running on Empty: The Nation Transformed
The Oil Crisis
Ford as President
The Fall of South Vietnam
Ford Versus Carter
The Carter Presidency
A National Malaise
Stagflation: The Weird Economy
Families Under Stress: Defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment
Cold War or Détente?
The Iran Crisis: Origins
The Iran Crisis: Carter's Dilemma
The Election of 1980
Reagan as President
Four More Years
"The Reagan Revolution"
Change and Uncertainty
The New Merger Movement
"A Job for Life": Layoffs Hit Home
A "Bipolar" Economy, a Fractured Society
The Iran-Contra Arms Deal
Debating The Past
Did Reagan End the Cold War?
Misdemeanors and High Crimes
The Election of 1988
Crime and Punishment
"Crack" and Urban Gangs
George H. W. Bush as President
The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe
The War in the Persian Gulf
The Deficit Worsens
Enter Bill Clinton
The Election of 1992
Clinton as President
Emergence of the Republican Majority
The Election of 1996
Clinton Impeached
Clinton's Legacy
A Racial Divide
Violence and Popular Culture
The Economic Boom and the Internet
The 2000 Election: George W. Bush Wins by One Vote
The New Terrorism Intensifies
September 11, 2001
America Fights Back: War in Afghanistan
The Second Iraq War 2004
Bush Wins a Second Term
More Trouble in Asia
Troubles at Home: Immigration Reform and Energy Policy [*final title TBD]
Hurricane Katrina
Iraq Insurgency Intensifies
The Persistent Past and Imponderable Future
Debating The Past
Do Historians Ever Get it Right?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Supplementary Reading
Present-day United States
Present-day World