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Making America: A History of the United States: Complete / Edition 2

Making America: A History of the United States: Complete / Edition 2


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With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618044276
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 730
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College and the graduate center of City University of New York, earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her scholarly works include Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist (1974) and First Generations: Women in Colonial America (1996). Her most recent work is A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (2002). She has appeared on the PBS series Liberty! The American Revolution,and the TLC series The American Revolution. Active in historical circles, she has served on the Program Committees of both the Society for the History of the Early American Republic and the Organization of American Historians.

Christopher L. Miller, associate professor of history at the University of Texas, Pan America, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly publications, and he is the author of Prophetic Worlds: Indians and Whites on the Columbia Plateau (1985). He has been actively involved in several programs to improve the teaching of history, including those funded by the Meadows Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other agencies.

Robert W. Cherny, professor of history at San Francisco State University, received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Best known for his work on politics in the Progressive Era and Gilded Age, he is most recently the author of American Politics in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1997). He is also the lead author of Competing Visions: A History of California (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Particularly active in H-Net, an online scholarly community, he edits the discussion lists for Gilded and Progressive Era historians and historians of California.

James L. Gormly is professor of history at Washington and Jefferson College where he chairs the department. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Collapse of the Grand Alliance (1970) and From Potsdam to the Cold War (1979).

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggested Readings. 1. Making a "New" World, to 1588 American Origins European Outreach and the Age of Exploration The Challenges of Mutual Discovery 2. A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725 The New Europe and the Atlantic World Individual Choices: Cabeza de Vaca European Empires in America Indians and the European Challenge Conquest and Accommodation in a Shared New World 3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1607-1732 England and Colonization Settling the Chesapeake New England: Colonies of Dissenters The Pluralism of the Middle Colonies The Colonies of the Lower South 4. The British Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763 The British Transatlantic Communities of Trade Community and Work in Colonial Society Individual Choices: James Revel Reason and Religion in Colonial Society Government and Politics in the Mainland Colonies North America and the Struggle for Empire 5. Choosing Loyalties, 1763-1776 Victory's New Problems Asserting American Rights The Crisis Renewed The Decision for Independence Individual Choices: Esther Quincy Sewall 6. Re-creating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783 The First Two Years of War Influences away from the Battlefield From Stalemate to Victory Republican Expectations in the New Nation Making History: A Revolution in Women's Education 7. Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1776-1800 What Kind of a Republic? Challenges to the Confederation Creating a New Government Resolving the Conflict of Visions Competing Visions Reemerge Conflict in the Adams Administration Making History: Restraining Federal Power 8. The Triumphs and Trials of Jeffersonianism, 1800-1815 The "Revolution of 1800" Republicanism in Action Challenge and Uncertainty in Jefferson's America Troubling Currents in Jefferson's America Crises in the Nation The Nation at War The War's Strange Conclusion Individual Choices: William Weatherford 9. The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836 The Emergence of New Expectations Politics and Diplomacy in an Era of Good Feelings Dynamic Growth and Political Consequences The "New Man" in Politics The Presidency of Andrew Jackson Individual Choices: Samuel Austin Worcester 10. The Great Transformation, 1815-1840 The Transportation Revolution The Manufacturing Boom The New Cotton Empire in the South 11. Responses to the Great Transformation, 1815-1840 Reactions to Changing Conditions Toward an American Culture The Whig Alternative to Jacksonian Democracy Making History: Prescribing Middle-Class Expectations 12. Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny, 1841-1849 The Explosion Westward The Social Fabric in the West The Triumph of "Manifest Destiny" Individual Choices: Lorenzo de Zavala Expansion and Sectional Crisis 13. Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1850-1861 New Political Choices Toward a House Divided Individual Choices: Harriet Tubman The Divided Nation The Nation Dissolved 14. A Violent Solution: Civil War, 1861-1865 The Politics of War From Bull Run to Antietam The Human Dimensions of War Waging Total War Making History: The Choice for Emancipation 15. Reconstruction: High Hopes and Broken Dreams, 1865-1877 Presidential Reconstruction Freedom and the Legacy of Slavery Congressional Reconstruction Black Reconstruction The End of Reconstruction 16. Survival of the Fittest: Entrepreneurs and Workers in Industrial America, 1865-1900 Foundation for Industrialization Railroads and Economic Growth Entrepreneurs and Industrial Transformation Workers in Industrial America The Varieties of Labor Organization and Action Individual Choices: Mother Jones The Nation Transformed 17. Conflict and Change in the West, 1865-1902 War for the West Mormons, Cowboys, and Sodbusters: The Transformation of the West, Part I Individual Choices: Sitting Bull Railroads, Mining, Agribusinesses, Logging, and Finance: The Transformation of the West, Part II Ethnicity and Race in the West The West in American Thought 18. The New Social Patterns of Urban and Industrial America, 1865-1917 The New Urban Environment Poverty and the City New Americans from Europe New South, Old Issues New Patterns of American Social and Cultural Life Making History: New Choices for Women 19. Political Stalemate and Political Upheaval, 1868-1900 Parties, Voters, and Reformers Political Stalemate Agricultural Distress and Political Upheaval Economic Collapse and Political Upheaval Individual Choices: Grover Cleveland 20. Becoming a World Power: America and World Affairs, 1865-1913 The United States and World Affairs, 1865-1889 Stepping Cautiously in World Affairs, 1889-1897 Striding Boldly: War and Imperialism, 1897-1901 "Carry a Big Stick": The United States and World Affairs, 1901-1913 21. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917 Individual Choices: W.E.B. DuBois The Reform of Politics, the Politics of Reform Roosevelt, Taft, and Republican Progressivism Wilson and Democratic Progressivism Progressivism in Perspective 22. America and the World, 1913-1920 Inherited Commitments and New Directions From Neutrality to War: 1914-1917 The Home Front Americans "Over There" Wilson and the Peace Conference Trauma in the Wake of War Making History: The Choice to Declare War 23. The 1920s, 1920-1928 Prosperity Decade The "Roaring Twenties" Individual Choices: Langston Hughes Race, Class, and Gender in the 1920s The Politics of Prosperity 24. From Good Times to Hard Times, 1920-1932 The Diplomacy of Prosperity The Failure of Prosperity Government and Economic Crisis Individual Choices: Milo Reno Depression America 25. The New Deal, 1933-1940 A New President, a New Deal The Second Hundred Days The New Deal and Society Individual Choices: Frances Perkins The New Deal Winds Down 26. America's Rise to World Leadership, 1933-1945 Roosevelt and Foreign Policy The Road to War America Responds to War Waging World War Making History: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb 27. Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952 The Cold War Begins The Korean War Homecomings and Adjustments Cold War Politics Individual Choices: Paul Robeson 28. Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960 The Best of Times Individual Choices: Allen Ginsberg Politics of Consensus Seeking Civil Rights Eisenhower and a Hostile World 29. Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968 Kennedy and the New Frontier Flexible Response Beyond the New Frontier New Agendas Making History: The Debate over Black Power 30. America Under Stress, 1963-1975 Johnson and the World Expanding the American Dream Nixon and the Balance of Power Nixon and Politics 31. Facing Limits, 1974-1992 Politics of Uncertainty Carter's Foreign Policy Enter Ronald Reagan—Stage Right Individual Choices: Bill Gates Asserting World Power In Reagan's Shadow 32. Making New Choices, 1992-1999 An Anxious Society Grows More Confident The Politics of Morality Calls for Change Appendices Bibliography Documents: Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the United States Tables: Territorial Expansion of the United States; Admission of States into the Union; Presidential Elections Index

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