America Interpreted: To 1877 v.1

America Interpreted: To 1877 v.1 : A Concise History with Interpretive Readings

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A concise narrative text aimed at the mid-level US history student. The format combines and synchronizes the concept of a textbook with that of a reader by linking a basic narrative text with articles that both support and build upon the text. This combined format enables students to relate interpretation to narrative and exposes them to historical analysis in a meaningful way. Readers of this work should cover the factual information as they learn how historians abstract meaning from the past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 793.8g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 015501160X
  • 9780155011601

Table of contents

Discovery and disaster - the Old World meets the New; the founding of the English colonies; culture and society in colonial America; the American Revolution; the search for a republican order - from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution; the new republic; the long shadow of Andrew Jackson - party politics, 1815-1844; reordering American society and culture - 1824-1850; westward expansion and the war with Mexico; the "peculiar institution" - slavery and society in the antebellum South; the unravelling of the Union - 1848-1861; the Civil War; the politics of reconciliation, 1865-1877.
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