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Essential America : A Narrative History, Volume I

Essential America : A Narrative History, Volume I - 01 edition

Essential America : A Narrative History, Volume I - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780393976236

ISBN10: 0393976238

Essential America : A Narrative History, Volume I by George B. Tindall, David E. Shi and Thomas Lee Pearcy - ISBN 9780393976236
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
International: No
Essential America : A Narrative History, Volume I by George B. Tindall, David E. Shi and Thomas Lee Pearcy - ISBN 9780393976236

ISBN13: 9780393976236

ISBN10: 0393976238

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The Essential America is a fundamentals version of the Tindall/Shi narrative packaged in an eye-popping, four-color design. The oversized page and double-column layout make the text accessible and highlight the book's impressive art program. The text's outstanding pedagogy keeps the central themes of the narrative in sight throughout.

Author Bio

Tindall, George B. : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

George B. Tindall, Kenan Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, is one of the country's most distinguished professors of American history. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945; The Disruption of the Solid South; and The Ethnic Southerners.

Shi, David E. : Furman University

David E. Shi is president and professor of history at Furman University. He was the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History at Davidson College for over a decade. His four books highlight his experience in American culture: Matthew Josephson, Bourgeois Bohemian; The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture; In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present; and most recently, Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture.

Pearcy, Thomas Lee : Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Lee Pearcy is professor of history at Slippery Rock University. An outstanding scholar of print and multimedia sources, he regularly teaches survey courses in American and Latin American history.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Discovery and Settlement

Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizations
First Contacts
Exploration and Conquest of the New World
Settling the Chesapeake
Settling New England
Renewed Settlement
Thriving Colonies

Chapter 2 Colonial Ways of Life
The Shape of Early America
Society and Economy in the Southern Colonies
Society and Economy in New England
Society and Economy in the Middle Colonies
Colonial Cities
The Enlightenment
The Great Awakening

Chapter 3 The Imperial Perspective
English Administration of the Colonies
The Habit of Self-Government
Troubled Neighbors
The Colonial Wars

Chapter 4 From Empire to Independence
The Heritage of War
Western Lands
Grenville's Colonial Policy
Fanning the Flames
Discontent on the Frontier
A Worsening Crisis
Shifting Authority

Chapter 5 The American Revolution

1776: Washington's Narrow Escape
American Society at War
1777: Setbacks for the British
1778: Both Sides Regroup
The War in the South
The Political Revolution
The Social Revolution
Emergence of an American Culture

Chapter 6 Shaping a Federal Union
The Confederation
Adopting the Constitution
"A More Perfect Union"

Chapter 7 The Federalists: Washington and Adams
A New Nation
Hamilton's Vision of America
The Republican Alternative
Crises Foreign and Domestic
Land Settlement
Transfer of Power
The Adams Years

Chapter 8 Republicanism: Jefferson and Madison
Jefferson in Office
The Jeffersonians in Power
War in Europe
The War of 1812

Chapter 9 Nationalism and Sectionalism
Economic Nationalism
Internal Improvements
"Good Feelings"
Crises and Compromises
Judicial Nationalism
Nationalist Diplomacy
One-Party Politics

Chapter 10 The Jacksonian Impulse

A New Political Culture
Jackson Takes Office
Racial Prejudice in the Jacksonian Era
The Bank Controversy
Van Buren and the New Party System
Assessing the Jackson Years

Chapter 11 The Dynamics of Growth
Agriculture and the National Economy
Transportation and the National Economy
The Growth of Industry
The Popular Culture
Organized Labor
Jacksonian Inequality

Chapter 12 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform
Rational Religion
The Second Great Awakening
Romanticism in America
The Flowering of American Literature
Some Movements for Reform

Chapter 13 Manifest Destiny
The Tyler Years
The Western Frontier
Moving West
Annexing Texas
Polk's Presidency
The Mexican War

Chapter 14 The Old South: An American Tragedy
Distinctive Features of the Old South
White Society in the South
Black Society in the South
The Culture of the Southern Frontier
Antislavery Movements

Chapter 15 The Crisis of Union Slavery in the Territories
The Compromise of 1850
Foreign Adventures
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisis
The Deepening Sectional Crisis
The Center Comes Apart

Chapter 16 The War of the Union
End of the Waiting Game
The War's Early Course
Women and the War
Government During the War
The Faltering Confederacy
The Confederacy's Defeat
A Modern War

Chapter 17 Reconstruction: North and South
The War's Aftermath
The Battle over Reconstruction
Reconstructing the South
The Reconstructed South
The Grant Years