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American Pageant, Complete

American Pageant, Complete - 13th edition

American Pageant, Complete - 13th edition

ISBN13: 9780618479276

ISBN10: 0618479279

American Pageant, Complete by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas Bailey - ISBN 9780618479276
Edition: 13TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
American Pageant, Complete by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas Bailey - ISBN 9780618479276

ISBN13: 9780618479276

ISBN10: 0618479279

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The American Pageant continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the most popular and effective textbooks in the field of American history. The text's colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. Revisions have been guided by the inclusion of the histories of previously overlooked individuals or groups, as well as the belief that the main drama of American history resides in the public arena, where these and other peoples have both cooperated and contended with one another.

The Thirteenth Edition places greater emphasis on the global context for American history and provides expanded coverage of cultural innovation and intellectual ideas. Additionally, the new edition retains the pedagogical features that make The American Pageant accessible for students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis.

  • New! Chapter 27, "Empire and Expansion, 1890-1909," has been reworked to combine material from chapters 27 and 28 of the previous edition.
  • New! Chapter 40, "The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992," now concludes with the 1992 presidential election, presenting this period in a more cohesive way.
  • New! Chapter 41, "America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era, 1992-2004," details George W. Bush's presidency, terrorism, the War in Iraq, and the 2004 presidential election. It has been reworked specifically to place recent events in a historical perspective.
  • Expanded! Post-World War II era coverage has been expanded from six to seven chapters.
  • Expanded! More attention has been given to the experiences and contributions of women, law, and the national economy in the antebellum period; the rise of colleges and universities; American involvement in Asia; and specific events such as the Seven Year's War, the election of 1800, the Compromise of 1850, the Spanish-American War, and the Cold War.
  • Expanded! The authors have added more "Examining the Evidence" features, which present photographs, artifacts, or brief documents, and demonstrate how historians analyze such evidence. Landscapes of the Old Northwest, Public Opinion Polling in the 1930s, The Shopping Mall as New Town Square, and 1960 are among the new offerings.
  • New! The new edition presents Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, The Early Pragmatists, and Scientists and Engineers as its new "Makers of America." These essays focus on the diverse ethnic, racial, and activist groups that compose America's pluralistic society.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Founding the New Nation, c. 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1783

1. New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1769
2. The Planting of English America, 1500-1733
3. Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700
4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692
5. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775
6. The Duel for North America, 1608-1763
7. The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775
8. America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783

II. Building the New Nation, 1776-1860

9. The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790
10. Launching the New Ship of State, 1789-1800
11. The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic, 1800-1812
12. The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824
13. The Rise of a Mass Democracy, 1824-1840
14. Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860
15. The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860

III. Testing the New Nation, 1820-1877

16. The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860
17. Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848
18. Renewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854
19. Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861
20. Girding for War: The North and the South, 1861-1865
21. The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865
22. The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877

IV. Forging an Industrial Society, 1865-1909

23. Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896
24. Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900
25. America Moves to the City, 1865-1900
26. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1896
27. Empire and Expansion, 1890-1909

V. Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad, 1899-1945

28. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912
29. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916
30. The War to End War, 1917-1918
31. American Life in the "Roaring Twenties," 1919-1929
32. The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932
33. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1939
34. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941
35. America in World War II, 1941-1945

VI. Making Modern America, 1945-Present

36. The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952
37. The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960
38. The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968
39. The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980
40. The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
41. America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era, 1992-2004
42. The American People Face a New Century