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Unfinished Nation, Concise

Unfinished Nation, Concise - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073513232

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ISBN13: 978-0073513232
ISBN10: 0073513237 Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
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Unfinished Nation, Concise - 5TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073513232

Alan Brinkley

ISBN13: 978-0073513232
ISBN10: 0073513237 Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Known for its clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and affordability, Alan Brinkley's The Unfinished Nation offers a concise but comprehensive examination of American History. Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, it tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. This fifth edition features eight new essays and enhanced coverage of recent events and developments in the continuing American story.

New Features

  • Primary Source Investigator Online, a new web-based version of the popular tool that gets students thinking like historians. Access to over 400 sources including photographs, works of art, cartoons, historic maps, interactive maps, journal entries, town records, songs, and more, is now included with every new copy of the text.
  • Six new "Debating the Past" essays on Native Americans, women in the witchcraft trials, Pearl Harbor, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement, and Watergate.
  • Two new "America in the World" essays on social democracy and cinema.
  • Enhanced coverage of recent political developments, including a new discussion about neo-conservatives and the religious right in chapter 32.
  • New updates to chapter 34 on George W. Bush's second presidency, the 2004 election, Hurricane Katrina, new Supreme Court nominees, weblogs, and the war in Iraq.
  • Updated Further Reference sections at the end of every chapter.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Meeting of Cultures

America Before Columbus
Europe Looks Westward
The Arrival of the English
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The American Population Before Columbus
America in the World: The Atlantic Context of Early American History

Chapter 2: Transplantations and Borderlands

The Early Chesapeake
Caribbean Colonization
The Growth of New England
The Restoration Colonies
The Development of Empire
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 3: Society and Culture in Provincial America

The Colonial Population
The Colonial Economies
Patterns of Society
Awakenings and Enlightenments
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Origins of Slavery

Chapter 4: The Empire in Transition

Loosening Ties
The Struggle for the Continent
The New Imperialism
Stirrings of Revolt
Cooperation and War
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 5: The American Revolution

The States United
The War for Independence
War and Society
The Search for a National Government
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The American Revolution
America in the World: The Age of Revolutions

Chapter 6: The Constitution and the New Republic

Farming a New Government
Adoption and Adaptation
Federalists and Republicans
Establishing National Sovereignty
The Downfall of the Federalists
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 7: 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
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Global Industrial Revolution

Chapter 8: Varieties of American Nationalism

Stabilizing Economic Growth
Expanding Westward
The "Era of Good Feelings"
Sectionalism and Nationalism
The Revival of Opposition
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 9: Jacksonian America

The Rise of Mass Politics
"Our Federal Union"
The Removal of the Indians
Jackson and the Bank War
The Emergence of the Second Party System
Politics After Jackson
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Jacksonian Democracy

Chapter 10: America's Economic Revolution

The Changing American Population
Transportation and Communications Revolutions
Commerce and Industry
Men and Women at Work
Patterns of Society
The Agricultural North
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 11: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South

The Cotton Economy
Southern White Society
The "Peculiar Institution"
The Culture of Slavery
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Character of Slavery

Chapter 12: Antebellum Culture and Reform

The Romantic Impulse
Remaking Society
The Crusade Against Slavery
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Abolition of Slavery

Chapter 13: The Impending Crisis

Looking Westward
Expansion and War
The Sectional Debate
The Crisis of the 1850s
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 14: The Civil War

The Secession Crisis
The Mobilization of the North
The Mobilization of the South
Strategy and Diplomacy
Campaigns and Battles
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Causes of the Civil War
America in the World: The Consolidation of Nations

Chapter 15: 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
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Reconstruction

Chapter 16: 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
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Frontier and the West

Chapter 17: Industrial Supremacy

Sources of Industrial Growth
Capitalism and Its Critics
The Ordeal of the Worker
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 18: The Age of the City

The New Urban Growth
The Urban Landscape
Strains of Urban Life
The Rise of Mass Consumption
Leisure in the Consumer Society
High Culture in the Urban Age
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: Global Migrations

Chapter 19: From Stalemate to Crisis

The Politics of Equilibrium
The Agrarian Revolt
The Crisis of the 1890s
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Populism

Chapter 20: The Imperial Republic

Stirrings of Imperialism
War with Spain
The Republic as Empire
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: Imperialism

Chapter 21: The Rise of Progressivism

The Progressive Impulse
Women and Reform
The Assault on the Parties
Sources of Progressive Reform
Crusades for Order and Reform
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Progressivism

Chapter 22: The Battle for National Reform

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party
The Troubled Succession
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
The "Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 23: America and the Great War

The Road to War
"War Without Stint"
The Search for a New World Order
A Society in Turmoil
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Chapter 24: The New Era
The New Economy
The New Culture
A Conflict of Cultures
Republican Government
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 25: The Great Depression

The Coming of the Depression
The American People in Hard Times
The Depression and American Culture
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Causes of the Great Depression
America in the World: The Global Depression

Chapter 26: The New Deal

Launching the New Deal
The New Deal in Transition
The New Deal in Disarray
Limits and Legacies of the New Deal
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The New Deal

Chapter 27: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941

The Diplomacy of the New Era
Isolationism and Internationalism
From Neutrality to Intervention
Conclusion
For Further Reference
America in the World: The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941

Chapter 28: America in a World at War

War on Two Fronts
The American Economy in Wartime
Race and Gender in Wartime America
Anxiety and Affluence in Wartime Culture
The Defeat of the Axis
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Chapter 29: The Cold War

Origins of the Cold War
The Collapse of the Peace
America After the War
The Korean War
The Crusade Against Subversion
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Cold War

Chapter 30: The Affluent Society

The Economic "Miracle"
The Explosion of Science and Technology
People of Plenty
The Other America
The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement
Eisenhower Republicanism
Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Cold War
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 31: The Ordeal of Liberalism

Expanding the Liberal State
The Battle for Racial Equality
"Flexible Response" and the Cold War
Vietnam
The Traumas of 1968
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: The Vietnam Commitment
America in the World: 1968

Chapter 32: The Crisis of Authority

Youth Culture
The Mobilization of Minorities
The New Feminism
Nixon, Kissinger, and the War
Nixon, Kissinger, and the World
Politics and Economics in the Nixon Years
The Watergate Crisis
Conclusion
For Further Reference
Debating the Past: Watergate

Chapter 33: From the ''Age of Limits'' to the Age of Reagan

Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate
The Rise of the New American Right
The "Reagan Revolution"
America and the Waning of the Cold War
Conclusion
For Further Reference

Chapter 34: The Age of Globalization

The Resurgence of Partisanship
The Economic Boom
Science and Technology in the New Economy
A Changing Society
A Contested Culture
The Perils of Globalization

Conclusion
For Further Reference

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