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American Promise : A History of the United States, Volume B : 1800 - 1900 - 4th edition

American Promise : A History of the United States, Volume B : 1800 - 1900 (ISBN10: 0312470002; ISBN13: 9780312470005)
ISBN13: 978-0312470005
ISBN10: 0312470002

Summary: N.B. — Each chapter ends with a selected Bibliography and Reviewing the Chapter sections.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 High ...show moreer Education for Women Monroe and Adams Conclusion: Republican Simplicity Becomes Complex11. The Expanding Republic, 1815–1840OPENING VIGNETTE: The rise of Andrew Jackson, symbol of a self–confident and expanding nation The Market Revolution THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Early Steamboats The Spread of Democracy Jackson Defines the Democratic Party Cultural Shifts, Religion, and Reform GLOBAL COMPARISON: Changing Trends in Age of First Marriage for Women BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS:Transatlantic Abolition Van Buren’s One–Term Presidency SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Going Ahead or Gone to Smash: An Entrepreneur Struggles in the 1830s Conclusion: The Age of Jackson or the Era of Reform? 12. The New West and Free North, 1840–1860OPENING VIGNETTE: With the support of his wife, Abraham Lincoln struggles to survive in antebellum America Economic and Industrial Evolution THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: The Telegraph: The "Wonder Working Wire" Free Labor: Promise and Reality The Westward Movement Expansion and the Mexican–American War HISTORICAL QUESTION: Who Rushed for California Gold?Reforming Self and Society BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Back to Africa: The United States in Liberia Conclusion: Free Labor, Free Men 13. The Slave South, 1820–1860OPENING VIGNETTE: Slave Nat Turner leads a revolt to end slavery The Growing Distinctiveness of the South DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Defending Slavery BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: White Gold: The International Empire of Cotton Masters, Mistresses, and the Big House HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Often Were Slaves Whipped? Slaves and the Quarter Black and Free: On the Middle Ground The Plain Folk The Politics of Slavery Conclusion: A Slave Society 14. The House Divided, 1846–1861OPENING VIGNETTE: Abolitionist John Brown takes his war against slavery to Harpers Ferry, VirginiaThe Bitter Fruits of WarTHE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Daguerrotypes: The ÒSunbeam ArtÓThe Sectional Balance UndoneBEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Filibusters: The Underside of Manifest DestinyRealignment of the Party SystemSEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: ÒA Purse of Her OwnÓ: Petitioning for the Right to Own PropertyFreedom Under SiegeThe Union CollapsesConclusion: Slavery, Free Labor, and the Failure of Political Compromise15. The Crucible of War, 1861–1865OPENING VIGNETTE: Runaway slave William Gould enlists in the U.S. navy"And the War Came"The CombatantsBattling It Out, 1861–1862THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: CSS H.L. Hunley: The World’s First Successful SubmarineGLOBAL COMPARISON: European Cotton Imports, 1860–1870Union and FreedomSEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Right to Fight: Black Soldiers in the Civil WarThe South at WarThe North at WarGrinding out Victory, 1863–1865HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did So Many Soldiers Die?Conclusion: The Second American Revolution Selected Bibliography16. Reconstruction, 1863–1877OPENING VIGNETTE: James T. Rapier emerges in the early 1870s as Alabama’s most prominent black leader Wartime Reconstruction DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Meaning of Freedom Presidential Reconstruction THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Filling the ÒEmpty SleeveÓ: Artificial Limbs Congressional Reconstruction The Struggle in the South HISTORICAL QUESTION: What Did the Ku Klux Klan Really Want? Reconstruction Collapses Conclusion: "A Revolution But Half Accomplished"17. The Contested West, 1870–1900OPENING VIGNETTE: Native American boarding school students celebrate Indian citizenshipConquest and Empire in the West BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Imperialism, Colonialism, and the Treatment of the Sioux and the Zulu Gold Fever and the Mining West THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Hydraulic Mining Land Fever DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Young Women Homesteaders and the Promise of the West Conclusion: The Mythic West 18. Business and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870–1895OPENING VIGNETTE: Mark Twain and the Gilded Age Old Industries Transformed, New Industries Born GLOBAL COMPARISON: Railroad Track Mileage, 1890DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Rockefeller and His Critics THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Electrifying America: The War of the Currents From Competition to Consolidation HISTORICAL QUESTION: Social Darwinism: Did Wealthy Industrialists Practice What They Preached? Politics and Culture Presidential Politics Economic Issues and Party Realignment Conclusion: Business Dominates an Era 19. The City and Its Workers, 1870–1900OPENING VIGNETTE: Workers build the Brooklyn Bridge The Rise of the City GLOBAL COMPARISON: European Emigration, 1870–1890 SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Seeking Refuge: A Russian Jew Flees the Pogroms At Work in Industrial America Workers Organize At Home and at Play City Growth and City Government BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: The World’s Columbian Exposition and Nineteenth–Century World’s Fairs Conclusion: Who Built the Cities? 20. DISSENT, DEPRESSION, AND WAR, 1890–1900 OPENING VIGNETTE: Frances Willard participates in the creation of the Populist Party in 1892 The Farmers’ Revolt GLOBAL COMPARISON: Share of the World Wheat Market, 1860–1890 DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Populist Voices of Protest The Labor Wars Women’s Activism Depression Politics The United States and the World BEYOND AMERICA’S BORDERS: Regime Change in Hawaii War and Empire HISTORICAL QUESTION: Did Terrorists Sink the Maine? Conclusion: Rallying around the Flag ...show less

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Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 01/28/2008
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