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American Experiment A History of the United States

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ISBN-10: 0547056788

ISBN-13: 9780547056784

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Steven M. Gillon, Cathy D. Matson

List price: $144.95
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Approaching the American history survey course in an innovative way, this mid-length text features a more expansive definition of political history that includes all forms of politics, not just electoral politics, while simultaneously incorporating cultural history. With the specific aim of expanding history beyond elite actors, The American Experiment emphasizes everyday work, family life, customs, and objects of cultural history to address its four themes: the role of government, American identity, the broad concept of "culture," and America and the world. The Third Edition features an enhanced thematic approach that helps students understand America's development as an experiment in…    
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Book details

List price: $144.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1392
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

Steven M. Gillon is author of Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-85.

Out of Old Worlds, New Worlds
The First Experiments, 1540-1680
Imperial Connections, 1660-1748
Colonial Maturation and Conflict, 1680-1754
Forging the American Experiment, 1754-1775
Winning Independence, 1775-1783
The Federal Experiment, 1783-1800
Striving for Nationhood, 1800-1824
An Emerging Capitalist Nation, 1790-1820
Transforming the Political Culture, 1820-1840
Industry and Reform in the North, 1820-1850
Living with Slavery, North and South, 1820-1850
The Westward Experiment, 1820-1850
The Sectional Challenge, 1848-1860
Transforming the Experiment: The Civil War, 1861-1865
Reconstruction and the New South, 1864-1900
The Western Frontier, 1862-1900
The Industrial Experiment, 1865-1900
The New Urban Nation, 1865-1910
State and Society, 1877-1900
The Progressive Era, 1889-1916
The Experiment in American Empire, 1865-1917
Making the World Safe for Democracy: America and World War I, 1914-1920
The New Era, 1920-1928
"Fear Itself": Crash, Depression, and the New Deal, 1929-1938
War and Society, 1933-1945
The Cold War, 1945-1952
The Consumer Society, 1945-1960
Consensus and Confrontation, 1960-1968
The Politics of Polarization, 1969-1979
The Reagan Experiment, 1979-1988
America After the Cold War, 1988-2000
Epilogue The Challenges of the New Century