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America, Past and Present Chapters 1-16

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ISBN-10: 0321084047

ISBN-13: 9780321084040

Edition: 6th 2002 (Supplement)

Authors: Robert A. Divine, T. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, R. Hal Williams

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With its careful balance of the social and political dimensions of American history, America Past and Present, Sixth Edition , helps students grasp the scope and the complexity of the American past. Written by a distinguished author team, America Past and Present, Sixth Edition, presents a lively narrative, clear organization, exceptional pedagogy, and special features that bring history to life for introductory students.
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Book details

List price: $87.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/23/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

About the Author: Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

Historian George M. Fredrickson was born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 16, 1934. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1956 and then studied in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship. After serving in the Navy for three years, he earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1964. He taught at numerous universities including Harvard University, Northwestern University and Stanford University. He retired from teaching in 2002. During his career, he wrote eight books and edited four more. His book White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Some of his other works include The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crises of the Union, Racism: A Short History and Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. He died from heart failure on February 25, 2008.

New World Encounters
Native American Cultures
West Africa: People and History
Europe on the Eve of Conquest
Europeans' New World
French Exploration and Settlement
The English New World
Rehearsal in Ireland for American Colonization
England Turns to America
England's Colonial Experiments: The Seventeenth Century
Leaving Home
The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth
Reinventing England in America
Diversity in the Middle Colonies
Quakers in America
Planting the Carolinas
The Founding of Georgia
Rugged and Laborious Beginnings
Putting Down Roots: Families in an Atlantic Empire
Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century
The Planters' World
Race and Freedom in British America
Commercial Blueprint for Empire
Colonial Gentry in Revolt, 1676-1691
Common Experiences, Separate Cultures
Frontiers of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America
Experiencing Diversity
Forced Migration
Ethnic Cultures of the Backcountry
Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century
British Colonies in an Atlantic World
Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies
Clash of Political Cultures
Century of Imperial War
Rule Britannia?
The American Revolution: From Gentry Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763-1783
Contested Meanings of Empire
Challenge and Resistance: Eroding the Bonds of Empire
Decision for Independence
Fighting for Independence
The Loyalist Dilemma
Winning the Peace
Post-Colonial Challenge
The Republican Experiment
Living in a Revolutionary Society
The States: The Lessons of Republicanism
Stumbling Toward a New National Government
Strengthening Federal Authority
"Have We Fought for This?"
Whose Constitution? Struggle for Ratification
A New Beginning
Democracy in Distress: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788-1800
Power of Public Opinion
Principle and Pragmatism: Establishing a New Government
Conflicting Visions: Jefferson and Hamilton
Hamilton's Plan for Prosperity and Security
Charges of Treason: The Battle over Foreign Affairs
Popular Political Culture
The Adams Presidency
The Peaceful Revolution: The Election of 1800
Jeffersonian Ascendancy: Theory and Practice of Government
Defining Identity in a New Republic
Republicans in Power
Jefferson's Critics
Embarrassments Overseas
The Strange War of 1812
Republican Legacy
Nation Building and Nationalism
Expansion and Migration
Transportation and the Market Economy
The Politics of Nation Building After the War of 1812
The Triumph of White Men's Democracy
Democracy in Theory and Practice
Jackson and the Politics of Democracy
The Bank War and the Second Party System
Heyday of the Second Party System
Tocqueville's Wisdom
The Pursuit of Perfection
The Rise of Evangelicalism
Domesticity and Changes in the American Family
Institutional Reform
Reform Turns Radical
An Age of Expansionism
Movement to the Far West
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War
Internal Expansionism
Masters and Slaves
Slavery and the Southern Economy
The Slaveholding Society
The Black Experience Under Slavery
A Divided Society
The Sectional Crisis
The Compromise of 1850
Political Upheaval, 1852-1856
The House Divided, 1857-1860
Explaining the Crisis
Secession and the Civil War
The Storm Gathers
Adjusting to Total War
Fight to the Finish
The Agony of Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstruction in the South
The Age of Grant
Reunion and the New South