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We the People A Brief American History

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ISBN-10: 0534593550

ISBN-13: 9780534593551

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter N. Carroll

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Crafted from the ground up to be a "brief" U.S. History text (rather than a condensed version of a larger text), WE THE PEOPLE tells the story of America through five recurring, interwoven themes: (1) the role of interacting cultures in the development of the American nation; (2) the social/cultural environment's interaction with political forces; (3) the evolution of a national identity; (4) changing cultural values; and (5) individuals' attempts to impose order on physical place and chronological time. Frequent quotations from individuals at all levels of society make this text well-rounded in its presentation of social and cultural history. In addition, each chapter opens with a story…    
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List price: $148.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 732
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Peter N. Carroll is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War andThe Good Fight Continues: World War II Letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (NYU Press, 2006), co-edited with Michael Nash and Melvin Small.

In the Beginning: the World of Native Americans
Europe''s Quest For Empire In America
Colonial Competition and Cultural Struggle, 1598-1700
The Emergence of Colonial Cultures, 1675-1765
Patriarchal Politics and the Colonial Crisis, 1689-1776
Independence, Confederation, and the Republican Experiment, 1776-1787
Building A Republican Government, 1787-1800
An Expanding Society, 1801-1815
A Nation of Regions, 1816-1828
The Politics of Northern Development, 1815-1840
Slavery and the Southern Economy, 1828-1844
Manifest Destiny and the National Identity, 1844-1850
The Collapse of the Union, 1850-1861
War For the Union, 1861-1865
Reconstructing the National Identity, 1865-1877
The Triumph of A National Marketplace, 1877-1893
The Crisis of the 1890s
Industrial Society and Progressive Reform, 1900-1915
The Corporate Economy and Progressive Politics, 1901-1916
The Search For World Order, 1913-1920
Colliding Cultures of the 1920s
Hard Times, 1929-1939
The War Against Fascism, 1931-1945
Cold War Society, 1945-1952
A Troubled Consensus, 1952-1960
Advancing A Liberal Agenda, 1960-1963
Disputing the National Agenda, 1963-1968
The "Imperial Presidency" of Richard Nixon, 1969-1974
An Age of Limits: the 1970s
Politics In A Multicultural Society, 1981-2000
Appendix: Documents
Index