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American Promise : A History of the United States, Volume A : To 1800 - 4th edition

by James L. Roark

American Promise : A History of the United States, Volume A : To 1800 (ISBN10: 0312469993; ISBN13: 9780312469993)
ISBN13: 978-0312469993
ISBN10: 0312469993

Summary: N.B. — Each chapter ends with a selected Bibliography and Reviewing the Chapter sections.1. Ancient America: Before 1492OPENING VIGNETTE: Archaeological discovery proves that humans have inhabited America for more than 10,000 years Archaeology and History The First Americans BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Nature’s Immigrants HISTORICAL QUESTION: Who Were the First Americans? Archaic Hunters and Gatherers Agricultural Settlements and Chiefdoms Native Americans in the 1490s THE PROMISE OF TECHNOL ...show moreOGY: Ancient American Weaving The Mexica: A Meso-American Culture Conclusion: The World of Ancient Americans 2. Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492–1600OPENING VIGNETTE: Queen Isabella of Spain supports Christopher Columbus’ risky plan to sail west across the AtlanticEurope in the Age of Exploration A Surprising New World in the Western Atlantic Spanish Exploration and Conquest HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did CortŽs Win? DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Justifying Conquest SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Spreading Christianity in New Spain The New World and Sixteenth-Century Europe Conclusion: The Promise of the New World for Europeans 3. The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601–1700OPENING VIGNETTE: Pocahontas ÒrescuesÓ John Smith An English Colony on the Chesapeake A Tobacco Society Tobacco Agriculture BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: American Tobacco and European Consumers DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Virginia Laws Governing Servants and Slaves The Evolution of Chesapeake Society HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did English Colonists Consider Themselves Superior to Indians and Africans? Religion and Revolt in the Spanish Borderland Toward a Slave Labor System GLOBAL COMPARISON: Migration to the New World from Europe and Africa, 1492–1700 Conclusion: The Growth of English Colonies Based on Export Crops and Slave Labor 4. The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601–1700OPENING VIGNETTE: Roger Williams is banished from Puritan Massachusetts Puritan Origins: The English Reformation Puritans and the Settlement of New England DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: King Philip Considers Christianity The Evolution of New England Society HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Were Some New Englanders Accused of Being Witches? The Founding of the Middle Colonies The Colonies and the English Empire BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: New France and the Indians: The British Colonies’ Northern Borderlands Conclusion: An English Model of Colonization in North America 5. Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century, 1701–1770 OPENING VIGNETTE: The Robin Johns experience horrific turns of fortune in the Atlantic slave trade A Growing Population and Expanding Economy in British North America New England: From Puritan Settlers to Yankee Traders SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: A Sailor’s Life in the Eighteenth–Century Atlantic World The Middle Colonies: Immigrants, Wheat, and Work The Southern Colonies: Land of Slavery Unifying Experiences THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Newspapers: ÒThe Spring of KnowledgeÓ GLOBAL COMPARISON: Large Warships in European Navies, 1660–1760 DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Missionaries Report on California Missions Conclusion: The Dual Identity of British North American Colonists 6. The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754–1775 OPENING VIGNETTE: Loyalist governor Thomas Hutchinson stands his ground in radical Massachusetts The Seven Years’ War, 1754–1763 HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Long Did the Seven Years’ War Last in Indian Country? The Sugar and Stamp Acts, 1763–1765 SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Pursuing Liberty, Protesting TyrannyThe Townshend Acts and Economic Retaliation, 1767–1770 The Tea Party and the Coercive Acts, 1770–1774 DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: How News of the Powder Alarm Traveled Domestic Insurrections, 1774–1775 Conclusion: How Far Does Liberty Go? 7. The War for America, 1775–1783 OPENING VIGNETTE: Deborah Sampson masquerades as a man to join the Continental army The Second Continental Congress THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Arming the Soldiers: Muskets and Rifles The First Year of War, 1775–1776 GLOBAL COMPARISON: How Tall Were Eighteenth–Century Men on Average? BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Prisoners of War in the Eighteenth Century The Home Front DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Families Divide over the Revolution The Campaigns of 1777–1779: The North and West The Southern Strategy and the End of the War Conclusion: Why the British Lost 8. Building a Republic, 1775–1789 OPENING VIGNETTE: James Madison comes of age in the midst of revolution The Articles of Confederation The Sovereign States SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: A Slave Sues for Her Freedom The Confederation’s Problems The United States Constitution Ratification of the Constitution HISTORICAL QUESTION: Was the New United States a Christian Country? Conclusion: The ÒRepublican RemedyÓ 9. The New Nation Takes Form, 1789–1800 OPENING VIGNETTE: Brilliant and brash, Alexander Hamilton becomes a polarizing figure in the 1790s The Search for Stability BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: France, Britain, and Woman’s Rights in the 1790s Hamilton’s Economic Policies GLOBAL COMPARISON: National Census Taking Worldwide HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Did Washington, D.C., Become the Federal Capital? Conflicts West, East, and South Federalists and Republicans DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Crisis of 1798: Sedition Conclusion: Parties Nonetheless 10. Republicans in Power, 1800–1824OPENING VIGNETTE: The Shawnee chief Tecumseh attempts to forge a pan–Indian confederacy Jefferson’s Presidency HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Could a Vice President Get Away with Murder?The Madisons in the White House THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Stoves Transform Cooking Women’s Status in the Early Republic SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: One Woman’s Quest to Provide Higher Education for Women Monroe and Adams Conclusion: Republican Simplicity Becomes Complex ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 01/04/2008
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