The American Past

The American Past : A Survey of American History

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The American Past emphasizes political history, yet provides balanced coverage of social, economic, and cultural events. Conlin's lively, literary narrative captures and keeps student interest. This textbook is appropriate for the American History survey course at both two-year and four-year schools. Features: * The basic production values that are a hallmark of the Harcourt Press keep this classic textbook remarkably affordable. * Conlin presents material in fifty-one manageable chapters, assisting student comprehension. * Each chapter contains one of two recurring boxed features, How They Lived or Notable People. New to this edition: * Expanded coverage of Pre-Columbian America highlights a major revision of the early chapters. * Two chapters in early nineteenth century history have been combined to form a new consolidated chapter on the social and cultural history of the Jacksonian period. * Conlin has thoroughly revised and updated chapters addressing recent history, including adding one new chapter. * The fifth edition includes increased coverage of both native American and environmental history integrated throughout the text.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 43.18mm | 1,950.44g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps,ports.
  • 0155031376
  • 9780155031371

Table of contents

When Worlds Collide. England in America. Puritans and Proprietors. Colonial Society. The Other Americans. British America. Years of Tumult. From Riot to Rebellion. The War for Independence. Inventing a Country. We the People. The Age of Thomas Jefferson. Beyond the Appalachian Ridge. Nation Awakening. Hero of the People. In the Shadow of Old History. Sects, Utopias, Visionaries, Reformers. A Different Country. The Peculiar Institution. From Sea to Shining. Apples of Discord. The Collapse of the Old Union. Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities. Driving Old Dixie Down. Bringing the South Back In. Parties, Patronage, And Pork. Big Industry, Big Business. Living with Leviathan. We Who Made America. Bright Lights and Squalid Slums. The Last Frontier. Stressful Times Down Home. In the Days of Mckinley. Theodore Roosevelt and the Good Old Days. Age of Reform. Victors at Armageddon. Over There. Over Here. In the Days of Harding. Calvin Coolidge and the New Era. National Trauma. Rearranging America. Headed for War Again. America's Great War. Anxiety Time. Eisehower Country. Consensus and Camelot. Years of Turbulence. Presidency in Crisis. Morning in America. Century's End: Frustration, Anger, Division, Values.
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