Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People to 1877

ISBN-10: 0495411027

ISBN-13: 9780495411024

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

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You spoke and Thomson Wadsworth listened. This Compact Version is part of the Thomson Advantage Books, which offers our Comprehensive texts in a lower-cost format. This black and white version of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER includes eight 4-page color map inserts to bring the regions to life. While the compact version includes fewer photos than the Comprehensive version, it offers plenty of resources to make the course visual and exciting for students. In addition, students will have access to the Book Companion Website that offers quizzing, interactive maps, interactive timelines, and simulations.
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List price: $54.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 650
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
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.

History through Film
To the Student: Why Study History?
When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe
Peoples in Motion
From Beringia to the Americas
The Great Extinction and the Rise of Agriculture
The Norsemen
Europe and the World by the 15th Century
China: The Rejection of Overseas Expansion
Europe versus Islam
The Legacy of the Crusades
The Unlikely Pioneer: Portugal
Africa, Colonies, and the Slave Trade
Portugal's Asian Empire
Early Lessons
Spain, Columbus, and the Americas
Spain and the Caribbean
The Emergence of Complex Societies in the Americas
The Rise of Sedentary Cultures
The Andes: Cycles of Complex Cultures
Inca Civilization
Mesoamerica: Cycles of Complex Cultures
The Aztecs and Tenochtitlan
North American Mound Builders
Urban Cultures of the Southwest
Contact and Cultural Misunderstanding
Religious Dilemmas
War as Cultural Misunderstanding
Gender and Cultural Misunderstanding
Conquest and Catastrophe
The Conquest of Mexico and Peru
North American Conquistadores and Missionaries
The Spanish Empire and Demographic Catastrophe
Global Colossus, Global Economy
Explanations: Patterns of Conquest, Submission, and Resistance
The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America
The Protestant Reformation and the Challenge to Spain
New France
Early French Explorers
Missions and Furs
New France under Louis XIV
The Dutch and Swedish Settlements
History Through Film Black Robe
The East and West India Companies
New Netherland as a Pluralistic Society
Swedish and English Encroachments
The Challenge from Elizabethan England
The English Reformation
Hawkins and Drake
Gilbert, Ireland, and America
Ralegh, Roanoke, and War with Spain
The Swarming of the English
The Chesapeake and West Indian Colonies
The Jamestown Disaster
Reorganization, Reform, and Crisis
Tobacco, Servants, and Survival
Chesapeake Family Life
The West Indies and the Transition to Slavery
The Rise of Slavery in North America
The New England Colonies
The Pilgrims and Plymouth
Covenant Theology
Massachusetts Bay
Puritan Family Life
Conversion, Dissent, and Expansion
Congregations, Towns, and Colony Governments
Infant Baptism and New Dissent
The English Civil Wars
The First Restoration Colonies
Carolina, Harrington, and the Aristocratic Ideal
New York: An Experiment in Absolutism
Brotherly Love: The Quakers and America
Quaker Beliefs
Quaker Families
West New Jersey
England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion
The Atlantic Prism and the Spectrum of Settlement
Demographic Differences
Race, Ethnicity, and Economy
Religion and Education
Local and Provincial Governments
Unifying Trends: Language, War, Law, and Inheritance
The Beginnings of Empire
Upheaval in America: The Critical 1640s
Mercantilism as a Moral Revolution
The First Navigation Act
Restoration Navigation Acts
Indians, Settlers, Upheaval
Indian Strategies of Survival
Puritan Indian Missions
Metacom's (or King Philip's) War
Virginia's Indian War
Bacon's Rebellion
Crisis in England and the Redefinition of Empire
The Popish Plot, the Exclusion Crisis, and the Rise of Party
The Lords of Trade and Imperial Reform
The Dominion of New England
The Glorious Revolution
The Glorious Revolution in America
The English Response
The Salem Witch Trials
The Completion of Empire
Imperial Federalism
The Mixed and Balanced Constitution
Contrasting Empires: Spain and France in North America
The Pueblo Revolt
New France and the Middle Ground
French Louisiana and Spanish Texas
An Empire of Settlement: The British Colonies
The Engine of British Expansion: The Colonial Household
The Voluntaristic Ethic and Public Life
Three Warring Empires, 1689-1716
Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent
Expansion versus Anglicization
Threats to Householder Autonomy
Anglicizing the Role of Women
Expansion, Immigration, and Regional Differentiation
Emergence of the Old South
The Mid-Atlantic Colonies: The "Best Poor Man's Country"
The Backcountry
New England: A Faltering Economy and Paper Money
Anglicizing Provincial America
The World of Print
The Enlightenment in America
Lawyers and Doctors
Georgia: The Failure of an Enlightenment Utopia
The Great Awakening
Origins of the Revivals
Whitefield Launches the Transatlantic Revival
Long-Term Consequences of the Revivals
New Colleges
The Denominational Realignment
Political Culture in the Colonies
The Rise of the Assembly and the Governor
"Country" Constitutions: The Southern Colonies
"Court" Constitutions: The Northern Colonies
The Renewal of Imperial Conflict
Challenges to French Power
The Danger of Slave Revolts and War with Spain
France versus Britain: King George's War
The Impending Storm
The War for North America
The Albany Congress and the Onset of War
History Through Film the War That Made America
Britain's Years of Defeat
A World War
Imperial Tensions: From Loudoun to Pitt
The Years of British Victory
The Cherokee War and Spanish Intervention
The Peace of Paris
Reform, Resistance, Revolution
Imperial Reform
From Pitt to Grenville
Indian Policy and Pontiac's War
The Sugar Act
The Currency Act and the Quartering Act
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act Crisis
The Townshend Crisis
The Townshend Program
Resistance: The Politics of Escalation
An Experiment in Military Coercion
The Wilkes Crisis
The Boston Massacre
Partial Repeal
Internal Cleavages: The Contagion of Liberty
The Feudal Revival and Rural Discontent
The Regulator Movements in the Carolinas
Slaves and Women
The last Imperial Crisis
The Tea Crisis
Britain's Response: The Coercive Acts
The Radical Explosion
The First Continental Congress
Toward War
The Improvised War
The Second Continental Congress
War and Legitimacy, 1775-1776
The Revolutionary Republic
Hearts and Minds: The Northern War, 1776-1777
The British Offensive
The Trenton-Princeton Campaign
The Campaigns of 1777 and Foreign Intervention
The Loss of Philadelphia
History Through Film Mary Silliman's War
French Intervention
Spanish Expansion and Intervention
The Reconstitution of Authority
John Adams and the Separation of Powers
The Virginia Constitution
The Pennsylvania Constitution
Massachusetts Redefines Constitutionalism
The Crisis of the Revolution, 1779-1783
The Loyalists
Loyalist Refugees, Black and White
The Indian Struggle for Unity and Survival
The British Offensive in the South
The Partisan War
Mutiny and Reform
From the Ravaging of Virginia to Yorktown and Peace
A Revolutionary Society
Religious Transformations
The First Emancipation
The Challenge to Patriarchy
Western Expansion, Discontent, and Conflict with Indians
The Northwest Ordinance
A More Perfect Union
Commerce, Debt, and Shays's Rebellion
Cosmopolitans versus Localists
The Philadelphia Convention
Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815
Establishing the National Government
The "Republican Court"
The First Congress
Hamiltonian Economics: The National Debt
Hamiltonian Economics: The Bank and the Excise
The Rise of Opposition
Jefferson versus Hamilton
The Republic in a World at War, 1793-1797
Americans and the French Revolution
Citizen Genet
Western Troubles: The Whiskey Rebellion
Western Troubles: Indians
The Jay Treaty
Washington's Farewell
The Election of 1796
Troubles with France, 1796-1800
The Crisis at Home, 1798-1800
The Politicians and the Army
The Election of 1800
The Jeffersonians in Power
The Republican Program
Cleansing the Government
The Jeffersonians and the Courts
The Impeachments of Pickering and Chase
Justice Marshall's Court
Lewis and Clark
The Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, 1804-1815
The Dilemmas of Neutrality
Trouble on the High Seas
The Road to War
The War Hawk Congress, 1811-1812
American Strategy in 1812
The Rise of Tecumseh
The War with Canada, 1812-1813
Tecumseh's Last Stand
The British Offensive, 1814
The Hartford Convention
The Treaty of Ghent
Northern Transformations, 1790-1850 307
Postcolonial Society, 1790-1815
Standards of Living
The Seaport Cities
From Backcountry to Frontier: The Northwest
The Backcountry, 1790-1815
The Decline of Patriarchy
Paternal Power in Decline
The Alcoholic Republic
Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860
Transportation in 1815
Time and Money
Markets and Regions
Northeastern Farms, 1815-1860
The Northwest
Southern Settlers
Northern Farmers
Farm Families
The Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution
Factory Towns: The Rhode Island System
Factory Towns: The Waltham System
Metropolitan Industrialization
History Through Film a Midwife's Tale
The Old South, 1790-1850
Old Farms: The Southeast
The Chesapeake, 1790-1820
Race, Gender, and Chesapeake Labor
Flirting with Emancipation
The Lowcountry, 1790-1820
The Task System
New Farms: The Rise of the Deep South
The Rise of the Cotton Belt
The Interstate Slave Trade
Cotton and Slave Labor
Mastery as a Way of Life
Southern Families
The Southern Yeomanry
Yeomen and Planters
Yeoman Neighborhoods
The Private Lives of Slaves
Slave Families
The Slave Trade and the Slave Family
The Beginnings of African American Christianity in the Chesapeake
Slave Theology
Religion and Revolt
Gabriel's Rebellion
Denmark Vesey
Nat Turner
A Balance Sheet: The Plantation and Southern Growth
History Through Film Beloved
Toward an American Culture
The Democratization of Culture
A Revolution in Print
The Northern Middle Class
A New Middle Class
The Evangelical Base
The Plain People of the North
The Decline of the Established Churches
The Rise of the Democratic Sects
The Providential Worldview
Popular Millennialism
Family and Society
The Prophet Joseph Smith
A New Popular Culture
Blood Sports
An American Theater
Novels and the Penny Press
Family, Church, and Neighborhood: The White South
The Beginnings of the Bible Belt
Slavery and Southern Evangelicals
Gender, Power, and the Evangelicals
Religious Conservatism
Pro-Slavery Christianity
The Mission to the Slaves
Southern Entertainments
Free Blacks
The Beginnings of Modern Racism
Democrats and Whigs
The American System
National Republicans
Commerce and the Law
The Argument over Missouri
The Missouri Compromise
The Panic of 1819
Republican Revival
Martin Van Buren Leads the Way
The Election of 1824
"A Corrupt Bargain"
Jacksonian Melodrama
Adams versus Jackson
Nationalism in an International Arena
Nationalism at Home
The Birth of the Democratic Party
The Election of 1828
A People's Inauguration
The Spoils System
Jacksonian Democracy and the South
History Through Film Amistad
Southerners and Indians
Indian Removal
Southerners and the Tariff
The "Petticoat Wars"
The Fall of Calhoun
Petitions, the Gag Rule, and the Southern Mails
Jacksonian Democracy and the Market Revolution
The Second Bank of the United States
The Bank War
The Beginnings of the Whig Party
A Balanced Budget
The Second American Party System
"Martin Van Ruin"
The Election of 1840
Two Parties
Whigs, Democrats, and the Shaping of Society
The North and West
The South
The Politics of Economic Development
Government and Its Limits
Internal Improvements
The Politics of Social Reform
Public Schools
Ethnicity, Religion, and the Schools
The South and Social Reform
Excursus: The Politics of Alcohol
Ardent Spirits
The Origins of Prohibition
The Democratization of Temperance
Temperance Schisms
Ethnicity and Alcohol
The Politics of Race
Democratic Racism
The Politics of Gender and Sex
Moral Reform
Women's Rights
Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty-or Slavery?
Growth as the American Way
Manifest Destiny and Slavery
The Westering Impulse
The Hispanic Southwest
The Oregon and California Trails
The Mormon Migration
The Republic of Texas
The Annexation Controversy
Acquisition of Texas and Oregon
The Mexican War
Military Campaigns of 1846
Military Campaigns of 1847
Antiwar Sentiment
The Wilmot Proviso
The Election of 1848
The Free Soil Party
The Gold Rush and California Statehood
The Compromise of 1850
The Senate Debates
Passage of the Compromise
The Fugitive Slave Law
The Slave-Catchers
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny
The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860
Kansas and the Rise of the Republican Party
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Death of the Whig Party
Immigration and Nativism
Immigrants in Politics
The Rise of the Know-Nothings
The Decline of Nativism
Bleeding Kansas
The Caning of Summer
The Election of 1856
The Dred Scott Case
The Lecompton Constitution
The Economy in the 1850s
"The American System of Manufactures"
The Southern Economy
The Sovereignty of King Cotton
Labor Conditions in the North
The Panic of 1857
Sectionalism and the Panic
The Free-Labor Ideology
The Impending Crisis
Southern Nonslaveholders
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
The Freeport Doctrine
John Brown at Harpers Ferry
Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862
The Election of 1860
The Republicans Nominate Lincoln
Southern Fears
The Lower South Secedes
Northerners Affirm the Union
Compromise Proposals
Establishment of the Confederacy
The Fort Sumter Issue
Choosing Sides
The Border States
The Creation of West Virginia
Indian Territory and the Southwest
The Balance Sheet of War
Strategy and Morale
History Through Film the Red Badge of Courage
Mobilizing for War
Weapons and Tactics
Financing the War
Navies, the Blockade, and Foreign Relations
King Cotton Diplomacy
The Trent Affair
The Confederate Navy
The Monitor and the Virginia
Campaigns and Battles, 1861-1862
The Battle of Bull Run
Naval Operations
Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
The Battle of Shiloh
The Virginia Theater
The Seven Days' Battles
Confederate Counteroffensives
The Second Battle of Bull Run
A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865
Slavery and the War
The "Contrabands"
The Border States
The Decision for Emancipation
New Calls for Troops
The Battle of Antietam
The Emancipation Proclamation
A Winter of Discontent
The Rise of the Copperheads
Economic Problems in the South
The Wartime Draft and Class Tensions
A Poor Man's Fight?
Blueprint for Modern America
Women and the War
The Confederate Tide Crests and Recedes
The Battle of Chancellorsville
The Gettysburg Campaign
The Vicksburg Campaign
Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Black Men in Blue
Black Soldiers in Combat
Emancipation Confirmed
The Year of Decision
Out of the Wilderness
Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor
Stalemate in Virginia
The Atlanta Campaign
Peace Overtures
The Prisoner-Exchange Controversy
The Issue of Black Soldiers in the Confederate Army
Lincoln's Reelection and the End of the Confederacy
The Capture of Atlanta
The Shenandoah Valley
From Atlanta to the Sea
The Battles of Franklin and Nashville
Fort Fisher and Sherman's March through the Carolinas
The Road to Appomattox
The Assassination of Lincoln
Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Wartime Reconstruction
Radical Republicans and Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
Johnson's Policy
Southern Defiance
The Black Codes
Land and Labor in the Postwar South
The Freedmen's Bureau
Land for the Landless
The Advent of Congressional Reconstruction
Schism between President and Congress
The 14th Amendment
The 1866 Elections
The Reconstruction Acts of 1867
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The Completion of Formal Reconstruction
The 15th Amendment
The Election of 1868
The Grant Administration
Civil Service Reform
Foreign Policy Issues
Reconstruction in the South
Blacks in Office
The Ku Klux Klan
History Through Film the Birth of a Nation
The Election of 1872
The Panic of 1873
The Retreat from Reconstruction
The Mississippi Election of 1875
The Supreme Court and Reconstruction
The Election of 1876
Disputed Results
The Compromise of 1877
The End of Reconstruction
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