cover thumbnail American History: A Survey 10/e
by Alan Brinkley
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Chapter One: THE MEETING OF CULTURES
America Before Columbus
Europe Looks Westward
The Arrival of the English
Where Historians Disagree: Why Do Historians So Often Differ?
Where Historians Disagree: The American Population Before Columbus
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Two: THE ENGLISH "TRANSPLANTATIONS"
The Early Chesapeake
Caribbean Colonization
The Growth of New England
The Restoration Colonies
The Development of Empire
The American Environment: The Other Pilgrims
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Three: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN PROVINCIAL AMERICA
The Colonial Population
The Colonial Economies
Patterns of Society
The Colonial Mind
Where Historians Disagree: The Origins of Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: Colonial Almanacs
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Four: THE EMPIRE UNDER STRAIN
A Loosening of Ties
The Struggle for the Continent
The New Imperialism
Stirrings of Revolt
Cooperation and War
Patterns of Popular Culture: Taverns in Revolutionary Massachusetts
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Five: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The States United
The War for Independence
War and Society
The Creation of State Governments
The Search for a National Government
Where Historians Disagree: The American Revolution
The American Environment: The Grid

Chapter Six: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE NEW REPUBLIC
Framing a New Government
Federalists and Republicans
Establishing National Sovereignty
The Downfall of the Federalists
Where Historians Disagree: The Background of the Constitution
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Seven: THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA
The Rise of Cultural Nationalism
Stirrings of Industrialism
Jefferson the President
Doubling the National Domain
Expansion and War
The War of 1812
Patterns of Popular Culture: Horse Racing
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Eight: VARIETIES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM
The Growing Economy
Expanding Westward
The "Era of Good Feelings"
Sectionalism and Nationalism
The Revival of Opposition
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Nine: JACKSONIAN AMERICA
The Rise of Mass Politics
"Our Federal Union"
The Removal of the Indians
Jackson and the Bank War
The Changing Face of American Politics
Where Historians Disagree: The "Age of Jackson"
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Penny Press
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Ten: AMERICA'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION
The Changing American Population
Transportation, Communications, and Technology
Commerce and Industry
Men and Women at Work
Patterns of Society
The Agricultural North
Patterns of Popular Culture: Shakespeare in America
The American Environment: The Flow of Water
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Eleven: COTTON, SLAVERY, AND THE OLD SOUTH
The Cotton Economy
White Society in the South
The "Peculiar Institution"
The Culture of Slavery
Where Historians Disagree: The Character of Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Slaves' Music
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twelve: ANTEBELLUM CULTURE AND REFORM
The Romantic Impulse
Remaking Society
The Crusade Against Slavery
Patterns of Popular Culture: Sentimental Novels
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirteen: THE IMPENDING CRISIS
Looking Westward
Expansion and War
The Sectional Debate
The Crises of the 1850's
Patterns of Popular Culture: Lyceums
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Fourteen: THE CIVIL WAR
The Secession Crisis
The Mobilization of the North
The Mobilization of the South
Strategy and Diplomacy
Campaigns and Battles
Patterns of Popular Culture: Baseball and the Civil War
Where Historians Disagree: The Causes of the Civil War
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Fifteen: RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH
The Problems of Peacemaking
Radical Reconstruction
The South in Reconstruction
The Grant Administration
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The New South
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Minstrel Show
Where Historians Disagree: Reconstruction
Where Historians Disagree: The Origins of Segregation
Conclusion Significant Events For Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Sixteen: THE CONQUEST OF THE FAR WEST
The Societies of the Far West
The Changing Western Economy
The Romance of the West
The Dispersal of the Tribes
The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Wild West Show
Where Historians Disagree: The "Frontier" and the West
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Seventeen: INDUSTRIAL SUPREMACY
Sources of Industrial Growth
Capitalism and Its Critics
Industrial Workers in the New Economy
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Novels of Horatio Alger
The American Environment: The Locomotive's Magic Wand
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

  

Chapter Eighteen: THE AGE OF THE CITY
The Urbanization of America
The Urban LandscapeStrains of Urban Life
The Rise of Mass Consumption
Leisure in the Consumer Society
High Culture in the Age of the City
Patterns of Popular Culture: Coney Island
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Nineteen: FROM STALEMATE TO CRISIS
The Politics of Equilibrium
The Agrarian Revolt
The Crisis of the 1890s
A "Cross of Gold"
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Chautauquas
Where Historians Disagree: Populism
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty: THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC
Stirrings of Imperialism
War Within Spain
The Republic As Empire
Patterns of Popular Culture: Yellow Journalism
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-One: THE RISE OF PROGRESSIVISM
The Progressive Impulse
Women and Reform
The Assault on the Parties
Sources of Progressive Reform
Crusades for Order and Reform
Where Historians Disagree: Progressive Reform
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Two: THE BATTLE FOR NATIONAL REFORM
Theodore Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency
The Troubled Succession
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
"The Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917
The American Environment: Saving the Forests
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Three: AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR
The Road To War
"War Without Stint"
The War and American Society
The Search for Social Unity
The Search for A New World Order
A Society in Turmoil
Patterns of Popular Culture: Billy Sunday and Modern Revivalism
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Four: THE NEW ERA
The New Economy
The New Culture
A Conflict of Cultures
Republican Government
Pattern of Popular Culture: Dance Halls
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Five: THE GREAT DEPRESSION
The Coming of the Great Depression
The American People in Hard Times
The Depression and American Culture
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Films of Frank Capra
Where Historians Disagree: Causes of the Great Depression
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Six: THE NEW DEAL
Launching the New Deal
The New Deal in Transition
The New Deal in Disarray
Limits and Legacies of the Deal
Where Historians Disagree: The New Deal
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Seven: THE GLOBAL CRISIS, 1921-1941
The Diplomacy of the New Era
Isolationism and Internationalism
From Neutrality To Intervention
Patterns of Popular Culture: Orson Welles and the War of the Worlds
Where Historians Disagree: The Question of Pearl Harbor
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Eight: AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR
War on Two Fronts
The American People in Wartime
The Defeat of the Axis
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Age of Swing
Where Historians Disagree: The Decision To Drop the Atomic Bomb
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Twenty-Nine: THE COLD WAR
Orgins of the Cold War
The Souring of the Peace
American Politics and Society After the War
The Korean War
The Crusades Against Subversion
Where Historians Disagree: Origins of the Cold War
Where Historians Disagree: Mccarthyism
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirty: THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY
The Economic "Miracle"
People of Plenty
The "Other America"
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
Eisenhower and Republicanism
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Cold War
The American Environment: The Landscape and the Automobile
Patterns of Popular Culture: Lucy and Desi
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-One: THE ORDER OF LIBERALISM
Expanding the Liberal State
The Battle for Racial Equality
"Flexible Response" and the Cold War
Vietnam
The Traumas of 1968
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Folk-Music Revival
Where Historians Disagree: The Vietnam Commitment
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Two: THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY
The Youth Culture
The Mobilization of Minorities
The New Feminism
Nixon, Kissinger, and the War
Politics and Economics Under Nixon
The Watergate Crisis
Patterns of Popular Culture: Rock Music in the Sixties
Where Historians Disagree: Watergate
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Three: THE "AGE OF LIMITS"
Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate
The Rise of the New American Right
The "Reagan Revolution"
Patterns of Popular Culture: The Mall
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography

Chapter Thirty-Four: MODERN TIMES
America and the Waning of the Cold War
The Global Economy
A Changing Society
A Contested Culture
The American Environment: Silent Spring
Patterns of Popular Culture: Rap
Where Historians Disagree: Women's History
Conclusion Significant Events for Further Reference Bibliography


Appendices
Maps
The United States
Topographical Map of the United States
The World
United States Territorial Expansion, 1783-1898
Documents and Tables
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Presidential Elections
Vice Presidents and Cabinet Members
Population of the United States, 1790-1993
Employment, 1870-1992
Production, Trade, and Federal Spending/Debt, 1790-1992
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Charts
Index

APPENDICES
MAPS: The United States; Topographical Map of the United States; The World; United States Territorial Expansion, 1783-1898
DOCUMENTS AND TABLES: The Declaration of Independence; The Constitution of the United States of America; Presidential Elections; Vice Presidents and Cabinet Members; Population of the United States, 1790-1993; Employment, 1870-1992; Production, Trade, and Federal Spending/Debt, 1790-1992
 

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