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Brief American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Complete Volume

Brief American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Complete Volume - 5th edition

Brief American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Complete Volume - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780395978658

ISBN10: 0395978653

Brief American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Complete Volume by David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas A. Bailey - ISBN 9780395978658
Edition: 5TH 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Brief American Pageant : A History of the Republic, Complete Volume by David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen and Thomas A. Bailey - ISBN 9780395978658

ISBN13: 9780395978658

ISBN10: 0395978653

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The Fifth Edition of The Brief American Pageant focuses on the great public debates that have shaped American history and presents those debates in a vivid chronological narrative. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and a highly-readable writing style are hallmarks of this text.

The Fifth Edition features revised chapters on the Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, and updated social, cultural, and political themes in the post-World War II period. New material includes coverage of the contributions of women throughout American history; the lives of working class people; Republicanism; African American history; and Native American history.

  • Social historian Lizabeth Cohen of Harvard University debuts as an author on this brief edition.
  • Varying Viewpoints essays offer overviews of the scholarly debates that have surrounded major historical issues and encourage students to think critically about the ways in which historians disagree.
  • Makers of America essays focus on the diverse groups that make up America's pluralistic society.

Author Bio

Kennedy, David M. : Stanford University

Cohen, Lizabeth : Harvard University

Bailey, Thomas A. :

Piehl, Mel : Valparaiso University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Founding the New Nation

1. New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1769

The geology of the New World
Native Americans before Columbus
Europeans and Africans
The ecological consequences of Columbus's discovery
Spain builds a New World empire
Makers of America : The Spanish Conquistadors

2. The Planting of English America, 1500-1733

England in the age of expansion
The Jamestown colony
The growth of Virginia and Maryland
England in the Caribbean
Settling the Carolinas and Georgia
Makers of America : The Iroquois

3. Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700

The Puritan faith
The Puritan commonwealth of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630
The expansion of New England
New Netherland becomes New York
Pennsylvania and the Middle Colonies
Makers of America : The English
Varying Viewpoints : Europeanizing America or Americanizing Europe?

4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692

Life and labor in the Chesapeake region
Indentured servants and Bacon's Rebellion, 1676
Slavery and African-American culture
New England families
The changing New England way of life
Makers of America : From African to African-American

5. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775

Population growth and ethnic diversity
Colonial social structure
The Atlantic economy
The "Great Awakening" of the 1730s
Education and culture
Political patterns
Makers of America : The Scots-Irish
Varying Viewpoints : Colonial America : Communities of Conflict or Consensus?

6. The Duel for North America, 1608-1763

New France
Anglo-French colonial rivalries
The French and Indian War, 1754-1763
The consequences of war
Makers of America : The French

7. The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775

The merits and menace of mercantilism
The Stamp Act crisis, 1765
The Townshend Acts, 1767
The Boston Tea Party, 1773
The "Intolerable Acts" and the Continental Congress, 1774
Lexington, Concord, and the gathering clouds of war, 1775
Varying Viewpoints : Whose Revolution?

8. America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783

Early skirmishes, 1775
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
Patriots and Loyalists
The fighting fronts
The French alliance, 1778
Yorktown, 1781
The Peace of Paris, 1783

II. Building the New Nation

9. The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790

Political and economic changes
The Articles of Confederation, 1781-1788
The Constitutional Convention, 1787
Ratifying the Constitution, 1787-1790
Varying Viewpoints : The Constitution : Revolutionary or Counterrevolutionary?

10. Launching the New Ship of State, 1789-1800

Washington and the new government
The Bill of Rights, 1791
Hamilton's economic policies
The emergence of political parties
The impact of the French Revolution
Jay's Treaty, 1794
President Adams keeps the peace
Federalists versus Republicans

11. The Triumphs and Travails of Jeffersonian Democracy, 1800-1812

The "Revolution of 1800"
The Jefferson presidency
John Marshall and the Supreme Court
The Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The Embargo, 1807-1809
Napoleon manipulates Madison
War Hawks from the West

12. The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824

The invasion of Canada, 1812
War on land and sea
The Treaty of Ghent, 1804
Effects of the war
A new national identity
James Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings
Westward expansion
The Missouri Compromise, 1820
The Supreme Court under John Marshall
Canada and Florida
The Monroe Doctrine, 1823

13. The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy, 1824-1830

Sources of the "New Democracy"
The "corrupt bargain" of 1824
President John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
The "Tariff of Abominations," 1828
The triumph of Andrew Jackson, 1828
The spoils system
The Webster-Hayne debate, 1830

14. Jacksonian Democracy at Flood Tide, 1830-1840

The South Carolina nullification crisis, 1832
Jackson's war on the Bank of the United States
Indian removal and the Texas Revolution, 1835- 1836
The emergence of the Whig Party, 1836
Martin Van Buren and the depression of 1837
William Henry Harrison's "log cabin" campaign, 1840
The establishment of the two-party system
Makers of America : Mexican or Texican?
Varying Viewpoints : What Was Jacksonian Democracy?

15. Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860

The westward movement
The economy and the environment
Irish and German immigrants
Nativism and assimilation
The coming of the factory system
The market economy and the family
The transportation revolution
The emergence of a continental economy
Capitalists and workers
Overseas trade and communication
Makers of America : The Irish
Makers of America : The Germans

16. The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860

Religious revivals
The roots of reform
Women's roles and women's rights
Utopian experiments
A national literature
Varying Viewpoints : Reform : Who? What? How? and Why?

III. Testing the New Nation

17. The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860

The economy of the Cotton Kingdom
Poor whites and free blacks
The plantation system
The human face of the "peculiar institution"
The slave system and the slaves
The abolitionist crusade
Southern and northern responses to abolitionism
Varying Viewpoints : What Was the True Nature of Slavery?

18. Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848

"Tyler Too" becomes President, 1841
The annexation of Texas, 1845
Oregon and California
The Manifest Destiny election of 1844
War with Mexico, 1846-1848
Makers of America : The Californios

19. Renewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854

The political parties and slavery
The Compromise of 1850
President Pierce and expansionism, 1853-1857
Senator Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854

20. Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861

Uncle Tom's Cabin and the spread of abolitionist sentiment in the North
The contest for Kansas
The election of James Buchanan, 1856
The Dred Scott case, 1857
The Lincoln-Douglas debates, 1858
John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, 1859
Lincoln and Republican victory, 1860
Varying Viewpoints : The Civil War : Repressible or Irrepressible?

21. Girding for War : The North and the South, 1861-1865

The attack on Fort Sumter, April 1861
The crucial border states
The balance of forces
The importance of diplomacy
Lincoln and civil liberties
Men in uniform
The economic impact of the war
The fate of the South

22. The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865

Bull Run ends the "ninety-day war"
The Peninsula campaign, 1862
The Union wages total war
The battle of Antietam, 1862
The emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Black soldiers
Confederate high tide at Gettysburg
Politics in wartime
Appomattox, 1865
The assassination of Lincoln, 1865
The legacy of war
Varying Viewpoints : What Were the Consequences of the Civil War?

23. The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877

The defeated South
The freed slaves
President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies
Congressional Reconstruction, 1867-1877
"Black Reconstruction" and the Ku Klux Klan
The impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The legacy of Reconstruction
Varying Viewpoints : How Radical Was Reconstruction?

IV. Forging an Industrial Society

24. Politics in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896

The corrupt Grant administrations, 1869-1877
The depression of the 1870s
Political parties and partisans
The Compromise of 1877 and the end of Reconstruction
Class conflict and ethnic clashes
Civil service reform
Grover Cleveland and the tariff
President Harrison and the "billion-dollar Congress"
Cleveland's return
Makers of America : The Chinese

25. Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900

The railroad boom
Speculators and financiers
Early efforts at government regulation
Lords of industry
Industry in the South
Workers and unions
Varying Viewpoints : Industrialization : Boon or Blight?

26. America Moves to the City, 1865-1900

The rise of the city
The "New Immigrants"
Responses to immigration
Churches in the city
Black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois
Literary achievements
The urban family and the "New Woman"
Art and entertainment in urban America
Makers of America : The Italians

27. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolt, 1865-1900

The conquest of the Indians
The mining and cattle frontiers
The industrialization of agriculture
The Populist protest
Panic and depression, 1893-1897
Bryan versus McKinley, 1896
Makers of America : The Plains Indians
Varying Viewpoints : How Was the West Really "Won"?

V. Struggling for Justice at Home and Abroad

28. The Path of Empire, 1890-1909

The sources of American expansionism
The Spanish-American War, 1898
Acquiring Hawaii (1898) and the Philippines (1899)
Crushing the Filipino insurrection
The Open Door notes, 1899 and 1900
TR becomes president, 1901
The Panama Canal
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
Roosevelt and East Asia
Makers of America : The Puerto Ricans
Makers of America : The Filipinos
Varying Viewpoints : Why Did America Become a World Power?

29. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912

The muckrakers
The politics of progressivism
Women battle for the vote
Roosevelt, labor, and the trusts
Consumer protection
Roosevelt's legacy
The troubled presidency of William Howard Taft
Roosevelt breaks with Taft

30. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916

The election of 1912 : The New Freedom versus the New Nationalism
Wilson, the tariff, the banks, and the trusts
Wilson's diplomacy in Mexico
War in Europe and American neutrality
The reelection of Wilson, 1916
Varying Viewpoints : Who Were the Progressives?

31. The War to End War, 1917-1918

German submarines push America into war, 1917
Wilsonian idealism and the Fourteen Points
Mobilizing minds and machines
The American Expeditionary Force fights in France
Wilsonian peacemaking in Paris
The Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty
Varying Viewpoints : Woodrow Wilson : Realist or Idealist?

32. American Life in the "Roaring Twenties," 1919-1929

The "red scare," 1919-1920
Immigration restriction, 1921-1924
Prohibition and gangsterism
The emergence of a mass-consumption economy
The automobile age
Radio and the movies
Music and literature in the jazz age
The economic boom
Makers of America : The Poles

33. The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932

The Republicans return to power, 1921
Disarmament and isolation
The Harding scandals
Calvin Coolidge's foreign policies
The international debt snarl
Herbert Hoover, cautious progressive
The great crash, 1929
Hoover and the Great Depression
Aggression in Asia

34. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1938

The Hundred Days Congress, 1933
The National Recovery Administration, 1933-1935
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1936
The Social Security Act, 1935
Gains for organized labor
The election of 1936 and the "Roosevelt Coalition"
The Supreme Court fight, 1937
Makers of America : The Dust Bowl Migrants
Varying Viewpoints : How Radical Was the New Deal?

35. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941

Roosevelt's early foreign policies
The Neutrality Acts, 1935-1939
America aids Britain, 1940-1941
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Makers of America : Refugees of the Holocaust

36. America in World War II, 1941-1945

Mobilizing for war
Women in wartime
The war's effects on African-Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican-Americans
Turning the Japanese tide in the Pacific
Campaigns in North Africa (1942) and Italy (1943)
D-Day in Normandy (France), June 6, 1944
Germany surrenders, May 1945
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1945
Makers of America : The Japanese
Makers of America : The Great African-American Migration
Varying Viewpoints : World War II : Triumph or Tragedy?

VI. Making Modern America

37. The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952

Postwar prosperity
The rise of the "Sunbelt" and the suburbs
The postwar baby boom
Origins of the Cold War
The Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO
Anticommunism at home
The outbreak of the Korean War, 1950
Varying Viewpoints : Who Was to Blame for the Cold War?

38. The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960

The election of Dwight Eisenhower, 1952
Eisenhower's leadership style
The menace of McCarthyism
Desegregating the South
The fluctuating Cold War
John F. Kennedy defeats Richard M. Nixon for the presidency
Changing economic roles for men and women
The flowering of consumer culture in the 1950s
Postwar literature

39. The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968

The Kennedy Spirit
The abortive Bay of Pigs invasion (1961) and the missile crisis (1962) in Cuba
Kennedy assassinated, November 22, 1963
Lyndon Baines Johnson and the "Great Society"
The civil rights revolution explodes
The Vietnam disaster
The election of Richard Nixon, 1968
The cultural upheaval of the 1960s
Varying Viewpoints : The Sixties : Constructive or Destructive?

40. The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980

The end of the postwar economic boom
Nixon and the Vietnam War
New policies toward the Soviet Union and China
Nixon's domestic program
Nixon trounces McGovern, 1972
The Watergate scandal
Israelis, Arabs, and oil
Nixon resigns, August 9, 1974
The Ford interlude
The election of Jimmy Carter, 1976
The energy crisis and inflation
The Iranian hostage humiliation
Makers of America : The Vietnamese

41. The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1999

The "new right" and Reagan's election, 1980
Budget battles and tax cuts
Reagan and the Soviets
The Iran-contra scandal
Reagan's economic legacy
Reagan and the "social issues"
The election of George Bush, 1988
The end of the Cold War
The Persian Gulf War, 1991
Bush's battles at home
The election of Bill Clinton, 1992
The reelection of Clinton, 1996
Impeachment, 1998 and Acquittal, 1999
Varying Viewpoints : Where Did Modern Conservatism Come From?

42. The American People Face a New Century

The emergence of a "postindustrial economy"
The feminist revolution
The transformation of the family
The newest immigrants
Minorities in modern America
American culture at century's end
The American prospect
Makers of America : The Latinos


  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Constitution of the United States of America
  3. An American Profile : The United States and Its People
  4. Growth of U.S. Population and Area
  5. Changing Characteristics of the U.S. Population
  6. Changing Lifestyles in the Twentieth Century
  7. Characteristics of the U.S. Labor Force
  8. Leading Economic Sectors
  9. Per-Capita Disposable Personal Income in Constant (1987) Dollars, 1940-1994
  10. Comparative tax Burdens
  11. Value of Imports and Exports by Selected Place of Origin and Destination
  12. Value of Exports and Imports and Status of the Balance of Trade
  13. Tariff Levies on Dutiable Imports, 1821-1994
  14. Gross Domestic Product in Current and Constant (1985) Dollars
  15. Presidential Elections
  16. Presidents and Vice-Presidents
  17. Ratification of the Constitution and Admission of States to the Union
  18. Estimates of Total Costs and Number of Battle Deaths of Major U.S. Wars