Created Equal A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 020572888X

ISBN-13: 9780205728886

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

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This text explores American history through the theme of equality. 'Created Equal' emphasises social history - including the lives, labors, and legacies of women, immigrants, working people, and minorities in all regions of the country - while delivering the fundamental elements of political and economic history.
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List price: $107.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Jacqueline Jonesteaches American history at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History and Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas. She was born in Christiana, Delaware, a small town of 400 people in the northern part of the state. The local public school was desegregated in 1955, when she was a third grader. That event, combined with the peculiar social etiquette of relations between blacks and whites in the town, sparked her interest in American history. She attended the University of Delaware in nearby Newark and went on to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she received her Ph.D. in history. Her scholarly interests have evolved over time, focusing on labor, womenrsquo;s, African American, and southern history. In 1999 she received a MacArthur Fellowship. One of her biggest challenges has been to balance her responsibilities as teacher, historian, wife, and mother (of two daughters). She is currently working on a book of essays that illustrate, through the biographies of several individuals, the fluidity of racial ideologies in America, from the colonial period to the present.nbsp; She is the author of several books, includingSaving Savannah:nbsp; The City and the Civil War(2008);nbsp;Soldiers of Light and Love: Northern Teachers and Georgia Blacks(1980);nbsp;Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and Family Since Slavery(1985), which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize;The Dispossessed: Americarsquo;s Underclasses Since the Civil War(1992); andAmerican Work: Four Centuries of Black and White Labor(1998). In 2001 she completed a memoir that recounts her childhood inChristiana: Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s. nbsp; Peter H. Woodwas born in St. Louis (before the famous arch was built). He recalls seeing Jackie Robinson play against the Cardinals, visiting the courthouse where theDred Scottcase originated, and traveling up the Mississippi to Hannibal, birthplace of Mark Twain. Summer work on the northern Great Lakes aroused his interest in Native American cultures, past and present. He studied at Harvard (B.A., 1964; Ph.D., 1972) and at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar (1964ndash;1966). His pioneering bookBlack Majority(1974), concerning slavery in colonial South Carolina, won the Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association. He taught early American history at Duke University from 1975 to 2008. The topics of his articles range from the French explorer LaSalle to Gerald Fordrsquo;s pardon of Richard Nixon. He coeditedPowhatanrsquo;s Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast, now in its second edition. His demographic essay in that volume provided the first clear picture of population change in the eighteenth-century South. His most recent books areStrange New Land: Africans in Colonial America(2003),Weathering the Storm: Inside Winslow Homerrsquo;s ldquo;Gulf Streamrdquo;(2004), andldquo;Near Andersonvillerdquo;: Winslow Homerrsquo;s Civil War(2010). Dr. Wood has served on the boards of the Highlander Center, Harvard University, Houstonrsquo;s Rothko Chapel, the Menil Foundation, and the Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg. He is married to colonial historian Elizabeth Fenn; his varied interests include archaeology, documentary film, and growing gourds. He keeps a baseball bat used by Ted Williams beside his desk. Thomas (ldquo;Timrdquo;) Borstelmann,the son of a university psychologist, taught and coached at the elementary and high school levels in Washington state and Colorado before returning to graduate school. From 1991 to 2003, he taught American history at Cornell University while living in Syracuse, New York, before becoming the Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History at the University of Nebraskandash;Lincoln. He lives with his wife, a health care administrator, and two sons in Linc

Each chapter ends with "Conclusion," "Chronology," "Key Terms," and "For Review" questions
North American Foundations
First Founders
Ancient America
A Thousand Years of Change: 500 to 1500
Linking the Continents
Spain Enters the Americas
The Protestant Reformation Plays Out in America
Interpreting History: "These Gods That We Worship Give Us Everything We Need."
European Footholds in North America, 1600-1660
Spain's Ocean-Spanning Reach
France and Holland: Overseas Competition for Spain
English Beginnings on the Atlantic Coast
The Puritan Experiment
The Chesapeake Bay Colonies
Interpreting History: Anne Bradstreet: "The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America."
Controlling the Edges of the Continent, 1660-1715
France and the American Interior
The Spanish Empire on the Defensive
England's American Empire Takes Shape
Bloodshed in the English Colonies: 1670-1690
Consequences of War and Growth: 1690-1715
Interpreting History: "Long Enough to be Called a City."
A Century of Colonial Expansion To 1775
African Enslavement: the Terrible Transformation
The Descent into Race Slavery
The Growth of Slave Labor Camps
England Enters the Atlantic Slave Trade
Survival in a Strange New Land
The Transformation Completed
Interpreting History: "Releese Us out of This Cruell Bondegg."
An American Babel, 1713-1763
New Cultures on the Western Plains
Britain's Mainland Colonies: A New Abundance of People
The Varied Economic Landscape
Matters of Faith: the Great Awakening
The French Lose a North American Empire
Interpreting History: "The Creature Must Have Been the Size of a Small House"
The Limits of Imperial Control, 1763-1775
New Challenges to Spain's Expanded Empire
New Challenges to Britain's Expanded Empire
"The Unconquerable Rage of the People."
A Conspiracy of Corrupt Ministers?
Launching a Revolution
Interpreting History: "Squeez'd and Oppressed." A 1768 Petition by 30 Regulators
The Unfinished Revolution, 1775-1803
Revolutionaries at War, 1775-1783
"Things Are Now Come to That Crisis."
Declaring Independence
The Struggle to Win French Support
Legitimate States, a Respectable Military
The Long Road to Yorktown
Interpreting History: "By What Means Do You Expect to Conquer America?"
New Beginnings: the 1780s
Beating Swords into Plowshares
Competing for Control of the Mississippi Valley
Debtor and Creditor, Taxpayer and bondholder
Drafting a New Constitution
Ratification and the Bill of Rights
Interpreting History: Demobilization: "Turned Adrift Like Old Worn-Out Horses."
Revolutionary Legacies, 1789-1803
Competing Political Visions in the New Nation
People of Color: New Freedoms, New Struggles
Continuity and Change in the West
Shifting Social Identities in the Post-Revolutionary Era
The Election of 1800: Revolution or Reversal?
Interpreting History: A Farmer Worries About the Power of "The Few," 1798
Expanding the Boundaries of Freedom and Slavery, 1803-1848
Defending and Expanding the New Nation, 1803-1818
The British Menace
The War of 1812
The "Era of Good Feelings"?
The Rise of the Cotton Plantation Economy
Interpreting History: Cherokee Women Petition Against Further Land Sales to Whites in 1817
Expanding Westward: Society and Politics in the "Age of the Common Man," 1819-1832
The Politics Behind Western Expansion
Federal Authority and Its Opponents
Real People in the "Age of the Common Man."
Ties That Bound a Growing Population
Interpreting History: Eulalia Perez Describes her Work in a California Mission, 1823
Peoples in Motion, 1832-1848
Mass Migrations
A Multitude of Voices in the National Political Arena
Reform Impulses
The United States Extends Its Reach
Interpreting History:Senator John C. Calhoun Warns Against Incorporating Mexico into the United States
Disunion and Reunion
The Crisis over Slavery, 1848-1860
Regional Economies and Conflicts
Individualism vs. Group Identity
The Paradox of Southern Political Power
The Deepening Conflict over Slavery
Interpreting History:Professor George Howe on the Subordination of Women
"To Fight to Gain a Country": the Civil War
Mobilization for War, 1861-1862
The Course of War, 1862-1864
The Other War: African American Struggles for Liberation
Battle Fronts and Home Fronts in 1863
The Prolonged Defeat of the Confederacy, 1864-1865
Interpreting History: A Virginia Slaveholder Objects to the Impressment of Slaves
In the Wake of War: Consolidating a Triumphant Union, 1865-1877
The Struggle over the South
Claiming Territory for the Union
The Republican Vision and Its Limits
Interpreting History: A Georgia Planter Appeals to a Freedmen's Bureau Officer
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