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American Experience A Concise History

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ISBN-10: 0534169570

ISBN-13: 9780534169572

Edition: 2000

Authors: Willard B. Gatewood, Randall Bennett Woods

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Concise, readable narrative text aimed at the mid-level introductory American history student. This book is ideal for instructors concerned both about cost and brevity. Particular attention is paid to the formation, interaction, and disintegration of national, regional, ethnic, and economic communities.
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Book details

List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Edmund S. Phelps is McVickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics.?Randall B. Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. He is also the author of the widely praised Fulbright: A Biography.

Discovery and Disaster
The Old World Meets the New
Pre-Columbian America
The Diversification of Native American Cultures
Explorations to the New World
Origins of English Colonialism
The Founding of the English Colonies
The Virginia Colony
In Search of a Catholic Haven
New England
The Middle Colonies
The Southern Colonies
Patterns of Colonial Government
Red and White in Colonial America
New France
Culture and Society in Colonial America
Cultural Diversity
The Means of Support
Social Stratification
Slave Communities
The Colonial Frontier and the Corrosion of Native America
Colonial Religion
Colonial Families
A Growing Sense of Place
The American Revolution
English Colonial Administration
The Clash of Empires
A Separate American Identity
The Growing Breach
The Roots of Massive Resistance
Creating a Nation
The War.
The Search for a Republican Order
From the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution
The Articles of Confederation and the Critical Period
The Constitutional Convention.
The New Republic, 1788-1815 George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison.
The Long Shadow of Andrew Jackson
Party Politics, 1815-1844 Jackson?s Rise to Fame
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison.
Reordering American Society and Culture, 1825-1850 Lafayette and His Visit
A New Order
The Emergence of the Market Economy
Middle-Class Women
Labor Organizations
Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious Strivings
The Reform Movement
Westward Expansion and the War with Mexico
The Lure of the Western Lands
Conflict with the Europeans
Manifest Destiny
Windows on the West
The Overland Trails
"The Peculiar Institution"
Slavery and Society in the Antebellum South
Elisha Worthington
Origins and Development of Slavery
The Contours of Antebellum Southern Society
Domestic Slave Traffic and Slaveholding
The Slave Community
The Unraveling of the Union, 1848-1861 Frederick Douglass and the Antislavery Crusade
An Era of Growth and Change
Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
The Civil War
April 1861
War Begins
April 1862
The South Gains Momentum
April 1863
The Pendulum Starts to Swing
April 1864
The North Gains Momentum
April 1865
The War Ends
The Politics of Reconciliation, 1865-1877 The Reality of Freedom
Lincoln?s Plan of Amnesty and Reconstruction
Johnson?s Plan of Reconciliation
Ulysses S
Rutherford B
The Industrial Revolution
The Centennial Exhibition
Postwar Industrialization
The Labor Force
The Emergence of the Modern City
The Rural Regions of America.
Gilded Age Politics
James A
The Struggle for Power Between the President and Congress
Party Politics
Political Upheaval
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
The Rise of a New Political Order
The New Empire
Overseas Expansion
The Spanish-American War
Expansionism or Humanitarianism
Empire in the Pacific
Balance of Power and the "Big Stick"
Moral Imperialism.
The Many Faces of Reform
Theodore Roosevelt
The Goals of Progressivism
Roosevelt?s Reforms
William Howard Taft
Two Versions of Political Progressivism
Woodrow Wilson
War and Progressivism
Progressive Accomplishments and Legacies
The End of Innocence
The United States and World War I
Events Leading Up to the Great War
America Enters the War
Germany Sues for Peace
The Paris Peace Conference.
The "New Era"
The Economy in the 1920s
The Red Scare
A Time of Many Changes
Changing Demographics
New Technologies
Roosevelt?s New Deal
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Roosevelt?s First Term
Immediate Measures to Increase Revenues
The Second New Deal
Social Programs
Roosevelt?s Second Term
The Impact of the New Deal
The Politcal Legacy of the New Deal