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Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People - 7th edition

Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780073406985

ISBN10: 0073406988

Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People by Alan Brinkley - ISBN 9780073406985
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 14
Copyright: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2014
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Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People by Alan Brinkley - ISBN 9780073406985

ISBN13: 9780073406985

ISBN10: 0073406988

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 14

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Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

     List of Illustrations     
    List of Maps     
Ch. 1     The Meeting of Cultures     1
Ch. 2     The English ''Transplantations''     26
Ch. 3     Life in Provincial America     58
Ch. 4     The Empire Under Strain     88
Ch. 5     The American Revolution     115
Ch. 6     The Constitution and the New Republic     150
Ch. 7     The Jeffersonian Era     175
Ch. 8     Varieties of American Nationalism     209
Ch. 9     Jacksonian America     234
Ch. 10     America's Economic Revolution     264
Ch. 11     Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South     294
Ch. 12     An Age of Reforms     321
Ch. 13     The Impending Crisis     342
Ch. 14     The Civil War     380
Ch. 15     Reconstruction and the New South     419
Ch. 16     The Conquest of the Far West     454
Ch. 17     Industrial Supremacy     487
Ch. 18     The Age of the City     510
Ch. 19     From Stalemate to Crisis     535
Ch. 20     The Imperial Republic     559
Ch. 21     The Rise of Progressivism     581
Ch. 22     The Battle for National Reform     610
Ch. 23     America and the Great War     633
Ch. 24     The New Era     657
Ch. 25     The Great Depression     680
Ch. 26     The New Deal     702
Ch. 27     The Global Crisis, 1921-1941     732
Ch. 28     America in a World at War     748
Ch. 29     America and the Cold War     773
Ch. 30     The Affluent Society     803
Ch. 31     The Ordeal of Liberalism     829
Ch. 32     The Crisis of Authority     861
Ch. 33     The Age of Limits     896
Ch. 34     Beyond the Cold War     916
    App.: Maps     A-2
    The United States in 1996     A-2
    United States Territorial Expansion, 1783-1898     A-4
App     Documents and Tables     A-5
App     The Declaration of Independence     A-5
App     The Constitution of the United States     A-10
App     Presidential Elections     A-30
App     Population of the United States, 1790-1994     A-37
App     Employment 1870-1994     A-38
App     Production, Trade, and Federal Spending/Debt, 1790-1994     A-39
    Suggested Readings     SR-1
    Illustrations Credits     IC-1
    Index     I-1

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