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Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People

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ISBN-10: 0495091766

ISBN-13: 9780495091769

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

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

List price: $168.95
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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear 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 Fourth Edition retains…    
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Book details

List price: $168.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1168
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.192
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…    

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…    

When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
The Revolutionary Republic
The Democratic Republic, 1790-1820
Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
The Market Revolution, 1815-1860
Toward an American Culture
Society, Culture, and Politics, 1820s-1840s
Jacksonian Democracy
Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty-or Slavery?
The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860
Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865
Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890
Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s
An Industrial Society, 1890-1920
Progressivism
Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917
War and Society, 1914-1920
The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
America during the Second World War
The Age of Containment, 1946-1954
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1954-1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century
Power and Politics Since 1974