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Making America A History of the United States: Complete

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ISBN-10: 061819066X

ISBN-13: 9780618190669

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Carol Berkin, Robert W. Cherny, James L. Gormly, Christopher L. Miller

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Making America presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and surprising circumstances. The text engages students in learning about the past and emphasizes that each person has the power to make history, to make America. Each chapter-opening "Individual Choices" feature provides a portrait of one individual and highlights how this person's decisions relate to an important issue raised in the chapter. This feature dramatizes the theme that historical events are not inevitable but are the result of real people making real choices. The chapter-ending "Individual Voices" features present primary sources in an accessible way, allowing students to…    
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Book details

List price: $116.76
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1014
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Carol Berkin is a professor of American History at Baruch College and the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has written five scholarly books and contributed to several collections of articles and textbooks. Berkin was a commentator for the AE series Founding Fathers and Founding Brothers, as well as a commentator for the PBS documentary, Benjamin Franklin. She lives in New York City.

Robert W. Cherny is a professor of history at San Francisco State University and the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books, includingAmerican Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900, and, with William Issel, ofSan Francisco, 1865–1932: Politics, Power, and Urban Development. Mary Ann Irwin is an instructor in the California community college system and the author or coeditor of several books and articles, includingWomen and Gender in the American West: Jensen-Miller Essays from the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Ann Marie Wilson is a College Fellow and Lecturer on History at Harvard University. Her first journal article received the 2010 Fishel-Calhoun Prize…    

Contents Note: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary 1. Making a "New" World, to 1588 A World of Change Exploiting Atlantic Opportunities The Challenges of Mutual Discovery 2. A Continent on the Move, 1400–1725 The New Europe and the Atlantic World European Empires in America Indians and the European Challenge Conquest and Accommodation in a Shared New World 3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585–1732 England and Colonization Settling the Chesapeake New England: Colonies of Dissenters The Pluralism of the Middle Colonies The Colonies of the Lower South 4. The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689–1763 The English Transatlantic…