Created Equal A Social and Political History of the United States to 1877

ISBN-10: 0321241886

ISBN-13: 9780321241887

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Jacqueline Tyler Jones, Peter H. Wood, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki L. Ruiz, Thomas Borstelmann

List price: $144.20
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In its comprehensive and inclusive view of American history,Created Equalprovides an accurate, broad, deep, and compelling view of the nation's past. Emphasizing social history—including the lives and labors of women, immigrants, working people, and persons of color in all regions of the country—Created Equalalso delivers the basics of political and economic history, thoughtfully examining the roles that all peoples have played in creating and defining those aspects of the nation's past. Created Equalexplores an expanding notion of American identity—one that encompasses the stories of diverse groups of people, territorial growth and expansion, the rise of the middle class, technological innovation and economic development, and engagement with other nations and peoples of the world.
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List price: $144.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1033
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.742
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

Maps
Figures and Tables
Features
Preface
Supplements
A Conversation with the Authors
Meet the Authors
Acknowledgements
North American Founders
First Founders
Ancient America
The Question of Origins
The Newest Approaches
The Archaic World
The Rise of Maize Agriculture
A Thousand Years of Change, a.d. 500 to 1500
Valleys of the Sun: The Mesoamerican Empires
The Anasazi: Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde
The Mississippians: Cahokia and Moundville
Linking the Continents
Oceanic Travel: The Norse and the Chinese
Portugal and the Beginnings of Globalization
Looking for the Indies: da Gama and Columbus
In the Wake of Columbus: Competition and Exchange
Spain Enters the Americas
The Devastation of the Indies
The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec
Magellan and Corteacute;s Prompt New Searches
Three New Views of North America
The Protestant Reformation Plays Out in America
Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe
Competing Powers Lay Claim to Florida
The Background of English Exploration
Lost Colony: The Roanoke Experience
Conclusion
Sites to Visit
For Further Reading
Interpreting History
ldquo;These Gods That We Worship Give Us Everything We Need.rdquo;
Connecting History
Lost at Sea
Mapping History
The American Bottom, Where Three Rivers Meet
European Footholds on the Fringes of North America, 1600-1660
Spainrsquo;s Ocean-Spanning Reach
Vizcaiacute;no in California and Japan
Ontilde;ate Creates a Spanish Foothold in the Southwest
New Mexico Survives: New Flocks Among Old Pueblos
Conversion and Rebellion in Spanish Florida
France and Holland: Overseas Competition for Spain
The Founding of New France
Competing for the Beaver Trade
A Dutch Colony on the Hudson River
ldquo;All Sorts of Nationalitiesrdquo;: Diverse New Amsterdam
English Beginnings on the Atlantic Coast
The Virginia Company and Jamestown
ldquo;Starving Timerdquo; and Seeds of Representative Government
Launching the Plymouth Colony
The Puritan Experiment
Formation of the Massachusetts Bay Company
ldquo;We Shall Be As a City upon a Hill.rdquo;
Dissenters: Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
Expansion and Violence: The Pequot War
The Chesapeake Bay Colonies
The Demise of the Virginia Company
Maryland: The Catholic Refuge
The Dwellings of English Newcomers
The Lure of Tobacco
Conclusion
Sites to Visit
For Further Reading
Connecting History: Wind Power: Traditional and Novel
Interpreting History: Anne Bradstreet: ldquo;The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America.rdquo;
Mapping History: New York Harbor: Quiet Bay to Global Port
Controlling the Edges of the Continent, 1660-1715
France and the American Interior
The Rise of the Sun King
Exploring the Mississippi Valley
King Williamrsquo;s War in the Northeast
Founding the Louisiana Colony
The Spanish Empire on the Defensive
The Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico
Navajos and Spanish on the Southwestern Frontier
Borderland Conflict in Texas and Florida
Englandrsquo;s American Empire Takes Shape
Monarchy Restored and Navigation Controlled
Fierce Anglo-Dutch Competition
The New Restoration Colonies
The Contrasting Worlds of Pennsylvania and Carolina
Bloodshed in the English Colonies: 1670-1690
Metacomrsquo;s War in New England
Baconrsquo;s Rebellion in Virginia
The ldquo;Glorious Revolutionrdquo; in England
The ldquo;Glorious Revolutionrdquo; in America
Consequences of War and Growth: 1690-1715
Salemrsquo;s Wartime Witch Hunt
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