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Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People

ISBN-10: 049505013X

ISBN-13: 9780495050131

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Gary Gerstle, Emily S. Rosenberg

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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear, concise understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. This approach helps students understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. This Concise Fourth Edition updates the text's proven ability to cover social and cultural history with such timely topics as globalization, the impact of science and technology, evolving roles for religion, and expands upon the text's multicultural coverage. It continues to offer strong pedagogical tools including "History Through Film" to help draw students into the material and show the relevance of history to their own lives. Backed by an ancillary package unmatched in this market, including HistoryNOW (part of the ThomsonNOW suite of teaching and learning products), LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER is available in the following volume splits: *LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE EDITION (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 049505013X; *LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, VOLUME 1: TO 1877, CONCISE EDITION (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 0495050555; and *LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, VOLUME II: SINCE 1863, CONCISE EDITION (Chapters 17-31), ISBN: 0495050563.
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Book details

List price: $204.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

John M. Murrin is a specialist in American colonial and revolutionary history, and the early republic. He has edited one multi-volume series and five books, including two co-edited collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition (2001) and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays on early American history range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the rise of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the 19th century. Professor Murrin served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999. He is the author of Chapters 1-6.

James M. McPherson, McPherson was born in 1936 and received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He began teaching at Princeton University in the mid 1960's and is the author of several articles, reviews and essays on the Civil War, specifically focusing on the role of slaves in their own liberation and the activities of the abolitionists. His earliest work, "The Struggle for Equality," studied the activities of the Abolitionist movement following the Emancipation Proclamation. "Battle Cry of Freedom" won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. "Drawn With the Sword" (1996) is a collection of essays, with one entitled "The War that Never Goes Away," that is introduced by a passage from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 from which its title came: "Fondly do we hope - and fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'" "From Limited to Total War: 1861-1865" shows the depth of the political and social transformation brought about during the Civil War. It told how the human cost of the Civil War exceeded that of any country during World War I and explains the background to Lincoln's announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1862. The book also recounts the exploits of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first black regiments organized in the Civil War, and their attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863. It pays tribute to Robert Gould Shaw, the white commanding officer of the regiment, who died in the attack and was buried in a mass grave with many of his men. Professor McPherson's writings are not just about the middle decades of the nineteenth century but are also about the last decades of the twentieth century. The political turmoil prior to the Civil War, the violence of the war, Lincoln's legacy and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shed some light on contemporary events.

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
Peoples in Motion
Europe and the World in the 15th Century
Spain, Columbus, and the Americas
The Emergence of Complex Societies in the Americas
Contact and Cultural Misunderstanding
Conquest and Catastrophe
Explanations: Patterns of Conquest, Submission, and Resistance
History Through Film: The Mission
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
The Challenge To Spain And The Settlement Of North America
The Protestant Reformation and the Challenge to Spain
New France
The Dutch and Swedish Settlements
The Challenge from Elizabethan England
The Swarming of the English
The Chesapeake and West Indian Colonies
The New England Colonies
The English Civil Wars The First Restoration Colonies
Brotherly Love: The Quakers and America
History Through Film: Black Robe
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, And Expansion
The Spectrum of Settlement
The Beginnings of Empire
Indians, Settlers, Upheaval
Crisis in England and the Redefinition of Empire
The Glorious Revolution
Contrasting Empires: Spain and France in North America
An Empire of Settlement: The British Colonies
History Through Film: Three Sovereigns for Sarah
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
Provincial America And The Struggle For A Continent
Expansion versus Anglicization
Expansion, Immigration, and Regional Differentiation
Anglicizing Provincial America
The Great Awakening
Political Culture in the Colonies
The Renewal of Imperial Conflict
The War for North America
History Through Film: The Last of the Mohicans
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
Imperial Reform
The Stamp Act Crisis
The Townshend Crisis
Internal Cleavages: The Contagion of Liberty
The Last Imperial Crisis
The Improvised War
History Through Film: 177
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
The Revolutionary Republic
Hearts and Minds: The Northern War, 1776?177
The Campaigns of 1777 and Foreign Intervention
The Reconstitution of Authority
The Crisis of the Revolution, 1779?178
The British Offensive in the South
A Revolutionary Society
A More Perfect Union
History Through Film: The Patriot
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
The Democratic Republic, 1790-182
The Farmer's Republic
From Backcountry to Frontier
The Plantation South, 1790?182
The Seaport Cities, 1790?181
The Assault on Authority
Republican Religion
History Through Film: A Midwife's Tale
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
Completing The Revolution, 1789-181
The Republic in a World at War, 1793?180
The Jeffersonians in Power
The Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, 1804-181
History Through Film: The Buccaneer
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
The Market Revolution, 1815-186
Government and Markets
The Transportation Revolution
From Yeoman to Businessman: The Rural North and West
The Industrial Revolution
The Market Revolution in the South
History Through Film: Gone with the Wind
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
Toward An American Culture
The Northern Middle Class
The Plain People of the North
The Rise of Popular Culture
Family, Church, and Neighborhood: The White South
The Private Lives of Slaves
History Through Film: Beloved
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms
Society, Culture, And Politics, 1820S-1840S
Constituencies
The Politics of Economic Development
The Politics of Social Reform
The Politics of Alcohol