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American Past A Survey of American History

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ISBN-10: 0495566098

ISBN-13: 9780495566090

Edition: 8th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Joseph Robert Conlin

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Author Joseph R. Conlin's award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped this nation's past. Organized into short, easy-to-read chapters, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. American history has never been so eye-opening--and enjoyable. This Enhanced Edition also shows you how to use the maps, images, and charts in the book to gain an edge in your studies. A brief introduction to the text--"Studying from Primary Source Materials"--reveals some of the tricks to…    
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70…    

Discoveries: Indians, Europeans, and the Americas About 15,000 B.C. to A.D. 1550
Settlements Across the Sea: The Reasons, the Failures, and a Success 1550-1624
Thirteen Colonies: England's American Empire 1620-1732
English Intentions, American Facts of Life: Colonial Society in the 1600s
Other Americans: Colonial Indians and Africans
Competition for a Continent: French America and British America, 1608-1763
Family Quarrels: Dissension in the Colonies, 1763-1770
From Riot to Rebellion: The Road to Independence 1770-1776
The War for Independence: Winning the Revolution 1776-1781
Inventing a Country: American Constitutions 1781-1789
We the People: Putting the Constitution to Work 1789-1800
Jeffersonian America: Expansion and Frustration 1800-1815
Beyond the Appalachians: The West in the Early Nineteenth Century
Nation Awakening: Political and Economic Development 1815-1824
The People's Hero: Andrew Jackson and a New Era 1824-1830
In the Shadow of Old Hickory: Personalities and Politics 1830-1842
Religion and Reform: Evangelicals and Enthusiasts, 1800-1850
A Different Country: The South and Slavery
The Peculiar Institution: Slavery as It Was Perceived Slavery as It Was
From Sea to Shining Sea: American Expansion 1820-1848
Apples of Discord: The Poisoned Fruits of Victory 1844-1854
The Collapse of the Union: From Debate to Violence 1854-1861
Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities: The Civil War through 1862
Driving Old Dixie Down: General Grant's War of Attrition 1863-1865
Aftermath: Reconstructing the Union Failing the Freedmen 1865-1877
Parties, Patronage, and Pork: Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century
Technology, Industry, and Business: Economic Revolution in the Late Nineteenth Century
Living with Leviathan: Reactions to Big Business and Great Wealth
We Who Built America: Factories and Immigrants
Urban America: The Growth of Big Cities and Big City Problems
The Last Frontier: Winning the Last of the West 1865-1900
Stressful Times Down Home: American Agriculture 1865-1896
The Days of McKinley: The United States as a World Power 1896-1903
The World of Teddy Roosevelt: American Society and Culture in Transition 1890-1917
Age of Reform: The Progressives
The Progressive Presidents: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson
Over There: The United States and the First World War 1914-1918
Over Here: World War I at Home 1917-1920
Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919-1923
Calvin Coolidge and the New Era: When America Was a Business 1923-1929
Hard Times: The Great Depression 1930-1933
Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938
The Second Great War: America and the World 1933-1942
World War II: The Pinnacle of Power 1942-1945
Cold War: The United States and the Nuclear Age 1946-1952
"Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties, 1947-1963
Cold War and Civil Rights: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963
Johnson's Great Society: Reform and Conflict 1961-1968
The Presidency in Crisis: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations 1968-1980
Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993
The Millennium Years: Decadence? Renewal? 1993-2006