Summary: This text's clear and engaging narrative balances political, social and cultural history within a clear chronological framework. The Fifth Edition features a thorough revision of the narrative, a complete redesign of the book, and an enhanced art program.
Throughout the text the authors explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." Each ...show morechapter has been revised to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship, with special emphasis placed on technology, public health, disease, and medicine.
New! "Technology and Culture" boxed features explore the development of new technologies--such as the invention of indoor plumbing and the birth control pill--and the impact of these technologies on American culture. The features also examine the impact of new technologies on everyday life and historical trends in the United States.
New! The Fifth Edition includes an increased emphasis on the crucial role of science, technology, medicine, and public health in American history.
New! The new edition includes up-to-date scholarship on the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans in the United States.
New! Chapter 32 presents an integrated narrative and preliminary assessment of recent events from1996 to the present.
New! The text features a new chapter that consolidates all late-19th century material, examining how industrialization, urbanization, and immigration transformed everyday life, sharpened racial and ethnic divisions, and made Americans more conscious of social class.
New! Material on the Depression and New Deal is now covered in one chapter.
New! Key developments in the struggle for black equality and the Vietnam War are covered in separate, comprehensive narratives.
Dramatic chapter-opening vignettes draw the student into the chapter and present the chapter's main themes.
Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He received the John H. Dunning Prize from the American Historical Association for Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (1974) which he co-authored with Stephen Nissenbaum. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as the American Quarterly and New Republic. He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Society of American Historians, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Clark, Clifford E. Jr. : Carleton College
Clifford E. Clark, Jr., M.A. & A. D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the author of Henry Ward Beecher: Spokesman for a Middle-Class America (1978), The American Family Home 1800-1960, (1986), The Intellectual and Cultural History of Anglo-America Since 1789, in the General History of the Americas and, with Carol Zellie, Northfield: The History and Architecture of a Community (1997). He is active in the fields of material culture studies and historic preservation, and currently serves on the Historical Preservation Commission of Northfield, Minnesota.
Kett, Joseph F. : University of Virginia
Joseph F. Kett, Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the author of The Formation of the American Medical Profession: The Role of Institutions, 1780-1860 (1968) and Rites of Passage: Adolescence in America, 1790-Present (1977). He is the co-author of The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (1988). A former History Department chair at Virginia, he has also participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, served on the Board of Editors for the History of Education Quarterly, and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.
Salisbury, Neal : Smith College
Neal Salisbury, professor of history at Smith College, received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles. He is the author of Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England, 1500-1643 (1982) and editor of The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, by Mary Rowlandson. He has been awarded fellowships by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, the National Humanities Center, and the American Antiquarian Society. He has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and co-edits the book series, "Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History."
Sitkoff, Harvard : University of New Hampshire
Harvard Sitkoff, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is the author of A New Deal for Blacks (1978) and The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992 (1981, 1992), and the editor of Fifty Years Later: The New Deal Evaluated (1985). A contributor to numerous edited collections, he has also published articles in such journals as American Quarterly, Journal of Southern History, and Wilson Quarterly.
Woloch, Nancy : Barnard College
Nancy Woloch received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is the author of Women and the American Experience (1984, 1994, 1996, 2000), editor of Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900 (1992, 1997), and co-author, with Walter LaFeber and Richard Polenberg, of The American Century: A History of the United States Since the 1890s (1986, 1992, 1998). She teaches American history and American Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.
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1. Indigenous Americans, c. 1300 B.C. - A.D. 1500 2. The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625 3. Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America, 1625-1700 4. The Bonds of Empire, 1660-1750 5. Roads to Revolution, 1744-1776 6. Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776-1788 7. Launching the New Republic, 1789-1800 8. Jeffersonianism and the Era of Good Feelings, [1801-1824] 9. The Transformation of America Society, 1815-1840 10. Politics, Religion, and Reform, 1824-1840 11. Technology, Culture, and everyday Life, 1840-1860 12. The Old South and Slavery, 1830-1860 13. Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840-1848 14. From Compromise to Secession, 1848-1861 15. Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861-1865 16. The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865-1877 17. The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1900 18. The Rise of Industrial America, 1865-1900 19. Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860-1900 20. Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1878-1900 21. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917 22. Global Involvements and World War I, 1902-1920 23. Conservatism, Prosperity, and Social Conflict, 1920-1929 24. Reform and Creativity in a Decade of Economic Crisis, 1929-1939 25. Americans and a World in Crisis, 1933-1945 26. The Origins of the Cold War Abroad and at Home, 1945-1952 27. America at Midcentury, 1952-1960 28. The Liberal Era, 1960-1968 29. A Time of Upheaval, 1968-1974 30. Society, Politics and World Events from Ford to Reagan, 1974-1989 31. Beyond the Cold War: Charting a New Course, 1988-1995 32. New Century, New Challenges, 1996 to the Present
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