The United States, Brief Edition

The United States, Brief Edition

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A concise survey of US history based on "The United States", 7th edition, but half as long, this text presents a balanced approach to history in a traditional political-institutional framework. This edition contains coverage of majority and minority groups with a strong emphasis on crucial demographic changes, especially as they have affected the roles of women, racial and ethnic minorities, and children.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • 4th edition
  • 0130359815
  • 9780130359810

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This short volume is a condensed, rewritten, updated, and otherwise considerably revised version of The United States: Combined Edition, Seventh Edition. It reflects a division of chronological interest on the part of the two authors, with Jordan's interest being in early American history through the Civil War, and Litwack's during and since that revolutionary event to the present.
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Table of contents

1. Migrants to America.

2. An Overseas Empire.

3. Colonial Society.

4. Revolution.

5. Problems of Government.

6. The Federal Era.

7. The Jeffersonian Era.

8. A Nation Reborn.

9. Jacksonian Politics for a New Age.

10. Manifest Destiny.

11. Society and Thought in Two Nations.

12. The Union Comes Apart.

13. Civil War.

14. After the War: Reconstruction and Restoration.

15. The Last American West.

16. The New Industrial Society.

17. Parties, Politics, and Reform.

18. Intellectual Life in the Gilded Age.

19. The American Empire.

20. People and Politics: The Progressive Era.

21. World War and World Revolution.

22. The Twenties: Business and Culture.

23. The Great Depression and the New Deal.

24. World War II.

25. The Search for Security.

26. Superpowers in the Missile Age.

27. Crumbling Consensus.

28. The Politics of Righteousness.

29. Toward a New Century: America in the Eighties and Nineties.


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