Brief American Pageant A History of the Republic

ISBN-10: 0618776125

ISBN-13: 9780618776122

Edition: 7th 2008

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TheNEWBrief American Pageantpresents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit are all evident throughout. Completely revised in response to student and instructor feedback, the Seventh Edition features a colorful new single-column design that emphasizes accessibility and presents content in a clear, concise format. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that students understand and retain the material as they read and prepare for exams. New!Chapter outlines preview the material to follow, while chapter summaries allow students to synthesize key points and revisit topics that warrant further review. New!Upon overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and students, the authors have added moreExamining the Evidencefeatures, which present photographs, artifacts, or brief documents and demonstrate how historians analyze such evidence. New topics include Dress as Reform, Expansionist Stirrings South of the Border, Public Opinion Polling in the 1930s, and 1960. New!Chapter 40, "The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980–1992," now concludes with the 1992 presidential election, while Chapter 41, "America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era, 1992–2004," details George W. Bush's presidency, terrorism, the War in Iraq, and the 2004 presidential election. In addition, post-World War II era coverage has been expanded from six to seven chapters. New!More attention has been given to the experiences and contributions of women, law, and the national economy in the antebellum period; the rise of colleges and universities; American involvement in Asia; and specific events such as the Seven Year's War, the Compromise of 1850, and the Cold War. New!The new brief edition presents Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, The Pioneering Pragmatists, and Scientists and Engineers as its newMakers of America.These essays focus on the diverse ethnic, racial, and activist groups that compose America's pluralistic society.
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List price: $183.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 808
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.David M. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus and co-director of The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University. His first book, BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA: THE CAREER OF MARGARET SANGER, was honored with both the Bancroft Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. He has won numerous teaching awards at Stanford, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in American political, diplomatic, intellectual, and social history, and in American literature. Dr. Kennedy published a volume in the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1929--1945, for which he was honored with the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and he served from 2002--2011 on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Lizabeth Cohen received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the history department and the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2007--2008 she was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. Previously, she taught at New York University and Carnegie Mellon University. The author of many articles and essays, Dr. Cohen was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her first book, MAKING A NEW DEAL: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CHICAGO, 1919--1939, for which she later won the Bancroft Prize and the Philip Taft Labor History Award. She authored A CONSUMERS' REPUBLIC: THE POLITICS OF MASS CONSUMPTION IN POSTWAR AMERICA (2003), and is currently writing SAVING AMERICA'S CITIES: ED LOGUE AND THE STRUGGLE TO RENEW URBAN AMERICA IN THE SUBURBAN AGE, on urban renewal in American cities after World War II. At Harvard, she has taught courses in 20th century American history, with particular attention to the intersection of social and cultural life and politics. She now oversees the Radcliffe Institute, a major center for scholarly research, creative arts, and public programs.

Founding the New Nation, c. 33,000 B.C-A.D. 1783
New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C-A.D. 1769
The geology of the New World Native Americans before Columbus Europeans and Africans
The ecological consequences of Columbus's discovery
Spain builds a New World empire Examining the Evidence
Making Sense of the New World Makers of America
The Spanish Conquistadores
The Planting of English America, 1500-1733
England in the age of expansion
The planting of Jamestown, 1607
The growth of Virginia and Maryland England in the Caribbean
Settling the Carolinas and Georgia Makers of America: The Iroquois
Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700
The Puritan faith Plymouth Colony, 1620
The Puritan commonwealth of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630
The expansion of New England New Netherland becomes New York Pennsylvania and the middle colonies Makers of America
The English Examining the Evidence
A Seventeenth-Century Valuables Cabinet Varying Viewpoints
Europeanizing America or Americanizing Europe?
American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692
Life and labor in the Chesapeake region Indentured servants and Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1676
Slavery and African American culture Families in New England
The Salem witchcraft trials, 1692
The changing New England way of life Examining the Evidence
An Indentured Servant's Contract, 1746
Makers of America: From African to African American
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775
Population growth and ethnic diversity Colonial society and economy
The Atlantic economy
The Great Awakening of the 1730s
Education and culture Political patterns Makers of America
The Scots-Irish Varying Viewpoints
Colonial America: Communities of Conflict or Consensus?
The Duel for North America, 1608-1763
New France Anglo-French colonial rivalries
The French and Indian War, 1754-1763
The ousting of France from North America, 1763
The consequences of war Makers of America: The French
The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775
The merits and menace of mercantilism
The Stamp Act crisis, 1765
The Townshend Acts, 1767
The Boston Tea Party, 1773
The Intolerable Acts and the Continental Congress, 1774
Lexington, Concord, and the gathering clouds of war, 1775
America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783
Early skirmishes, 1775
American "republicanism" The Declaration of Independence, 1776
Patriots and Loyalists
The fighting fronts
The French alliance, 1778
Yorktown, 1781
The Peace of Paris, 1783
Makers of America: The Loyalists Examining the Evidence
A Revolution for Women?
Abigail Adams Chides Her Husband, 1776
Varying Viewpoints: Whose Revolution?
Building the New Nation, 1776-1860
The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790
Changing political sentiments Economic troubles
The Articles of Confederation, 1781-1788
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Shays's Rebellion, 1786
The Constitutional Convention, 1787
Ratifying the Constitution, 1787-1790
Examining the Evidence: Copley Family Portrait, c. 1776-1777
Varying Viewpoints: The Constitution
Revolutionary or Counterrevolutionary?
Launching the New Ship of State, 1789-1800
Problems of the young Republic The first presidency, 1789-1793
The Bill of Rights, 1791
Hamilton's economic policies
The emergence of political parties
The impact of the French Revolution Jay's Treaty, 1794
President Adams keeps the peace
The Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Federalists versus Republicans
The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic, 1800-1812
The "Revolution of 1800"
The Jefferson presidency
John Marshall and the Supreme Court
The Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The Embargo, 1807-1809
Napolean manipulates Madison Battle with the Shawnees
A Declaration of War Examining the Evidence
The Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings Controversy
The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824
Invasion of Canada, 1812
The war on land and sea The Treaty of Ghent, 1814
The Hartford Convention, 1814-1815
A new national identity "The American System" James Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings Westward expansion
The Missouri Compromise, 1820
The Supreme Court under John Marshall Canada and Florida
The Monroe Doctrine, 1823
Makers of America: Settlers of the Old Northwest
The Rise of a Mass Democracy, 1824-1840
The "corrupt bargain" of 1824 President John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
The triumph of Andrew Jackson, 1828
The "Tariff of Abominations," 1828
The spoils system
The South Carolina nullification crisis, 1832-1833
Indian removal Jackson's war on the Bank of the United States
The emergence of the Whig party, 1836
Martin Van Buren and the Depression of 1837
The Texas Revolution William Henry Harrison's "log cabin" campaign, 1840
The establishment of the two-party system Examining the Evidence: Satiric Bank Note, 1837
Makers of America: Mexican or Texican?
Varying Viewpoints: What Was Jacksonian Democracy?
Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860
The westward movement Irish and German immigrants Nativism and assimilation
The coming of the factory system Women and the economy
The ripening of commercial agriculture
The transportation revolution Overseas trade and communication Makers of America
The Irish Makers of America
The Germans Examining the Evidence
The Invention of the Sewing Machine
The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860
Religious revivals
The Mormons Educational advances
The roots of reform Women's roles and women's rights
Utopian experiments
A national literature
Examining the Evidence: Dress as Reform Makers of America
The Oneida Community Varying Viewpoints: Reform
How? and Why?
Testing the New Nation, 1820-1877
The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860
The economy of the Cotton Kingdom Poor whites and free blacks
The plantation system
The human face of the "peculiar institution"
The abolitionist crusade
Southern and Northern responses to abolitionism
Examining the Evidence
Bellegrove Plantation, Donaldsville, Louisiana, Built 1857 Varying Viewpoints
What Was the True Nature of Slavery?
Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848
"Tyler Too" becomes president, 1841
The annexation of Texas, 1845
Oregon and California James K. Polk, the "dark horse" of 1844
War with Mexico, 1846-1848 Makers of America
The Californios
Renewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854
"Popular sovereignty"
The Compromise of 1850
The inflammatory Fugitive Slave Law President Pierce and expansion, 1853-1857
Senator Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861
Uncle Tom's Cabin and the spread of abolitionist sentiment in the North The contest for Kansas The election of James Buchanan, 1856
The Dred Scott case, 1857
The Lincoln-Douglas debates, 1858
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, 1859
Lincoln and Republican victory, 1860
Secession Examining the Evidence: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin Varying Viewpoints
The Civil War: Repressible or Irrepressible?
Girding for War: The North and the South, 1861-1865
The attack on Fort Sumter, April 1861
The crucial border states
The balance of forces
The threat of European intervention Lincoln and civil liberties
Men in uniform
Wartime finance and economy
Women and the war
The fate of the South
The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865
Bull Run ends the "ninety-day war"
The Peninsula Campaign
The Union wages total war
The Battle of Antietam
The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Black soldiers Confederate high tide at Gettysburg Politics in wartime
Appomattox, 1865
The assassination of Lincoln, April 1865
The legacy of war Examining the Evidence: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Varying Viewpoints: What Were the Consequences of the Civil War?
The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877
The defeated South
The freed slaves President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies
Moderate and radical Republicans Congressional Reconstruction policies Military Reconstruction, 1867-1877
Freed people enter politics "Black Reconstruction" and the Ku Klux Klan
The impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The legacy of Reconstruction Examining the Evidence: Letter from a Freedman to His Old Master, 1865
Varying Viewpoints: How Radical Was Reconstruction?
Forging an Industrial Society, 1865-1909
Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896
Ulysses S. Grant, soldier-president Corruption and reform in the post-Civil War era
The depression of the 1870s Political parties and partisans
The Compromise of 1877 and the end of Reconstruction Class conflict and ethnic clashes
Grover Cleveland and the tariff President Harrison and the "Billion Dollar Congress"
Populists Cleveland regains the White House Makers of America
The Chinese Varying Viewpoints
The Populists: Radicals or Reactionaries?
Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900
The railroad boom Speculators and financiers Early efforts at government regulation Lords of industry Industry in the South Workers and unions Examining the Evidence
The Photography of Lewis W. Hine Makers of America
The Knights of Labor Varying Viewpoints
Boon or Blight?
America Moves to the City, 1865-1900
The rise of the city Skyscrapers, tenements, and suburbs
The "New Immigrants" New jobs for women Nativists and immigration restriction
Churches in the city Black leaders: Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois Literary achievements
The "New Woman" and the new morality
Art and entertainment in urban America Makers of America
The Italians Examining the Evidence
Manuscript Census Data, 1900
The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1896
The conquest of the Indians
The mining and cattle frontiers
The industrialization of agriculture
Farmers protest
Challenge from the People's Party
Panic and depression
Bryan versus McKinley, 1896
Makers of America
The Plains Indians Examining the Evidence
Robert Louis Stevenson's Transcontinental Journey, 1879
Varying Viewpoints: Was the West Really "Won"?
Empire and Expansion, 1890-1909
The sources of American expansionism Cleveland and the Venezuelan Boundary Dispute, 1895-1896
The Hawaii Question
The explosion of the Maine, February 15, 1898
The Spanish-American War, 1898
The invasion of Cuba Acquiring Puerto Rico (1898) and the Philippines (1899)
Crushing the Filipino insurrection
The Open Door Notes, 1899 and 1900
TR becomes president, 1901
The Panama Canal
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Roosevelt and East Asia Makers of America
The Puerto Ricans Makers of America
The Filipinos Varying Viewpoints
Why Did America Become a World Power?
Strugglingfor Justice at Home and Abroad, 1899-1945
Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912
Campaigning against social injustice
The muckrakers
The politics of progressivism
Women battle for the vote and against the saloon
Roosevelt, labor, and the trusts
Consumer protection
Conservation Roosevelt's legacy
The troubled presidency of William Howard Taft Roosevelt breaks with Taft
Examining the Evidence: Muller v. Oregon, 1908
Makers of America: The Environmentalists
Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916
The election of 1912
The New Freedom versus the New Nationalism Wilson, the tariff, the banks, and the trusts Wilson's diplomacy in Mexico War in Europe and American neutrality
The reelection of Wilson, 1916
Varying Viewpoints: Who Were the Progressives?
The War to End War, 1917-1918
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