The American Past

The American Past : A Survey of American History

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Although the emphasis of this introductory textbook is on the political, Joseph Conlin ensures balanced coverage of the social, economic and cultural events of America, from pre-history to the end of the 20th century. The book includes boxed features, such as "How They Lived" and "Notable People", to bring stories to life while providing a social slant and emphasizing the human dimension. In this 6th edition, many chapters have been revised to include recent research, particularly in the pre-Columbian and Cold War eras. This title also includes a WebCT Guide and PIN code. WebCT online courses provide lecture notes and additional content tied directly to the text, along with self-tests, interactive activities, and net links. All this is directly customized by the lecturer to suit their individual course.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • photographs, index
  • 0155159763
  • 9780155159761

Table of contents

When worlds collide; England in America; puritans and proprietors; colonial society; other Americans; British America; years of tumult; riot to rebellion; war for independence; inventing a country; we the people; the age of Jefferson; beyond the Appalachian Ridge; nation awakening; hero of the people; in the shadow of old hickory; sects, utopias, visionaries, reformers; a different country; the peculiar institution; from sea to shining sea; apples of discord; the collapse of the old union; tidy plans, ugly realities; driving old dixie down; reconstruction; 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; Eisenhower country; consensus and camelot; years of turbulence; presidency in crisis; morning in America; millennium.
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