America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1)

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Edition: 9th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2012-11-13
Publisher(s): W. W. Norton & Company
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America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it's a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Brief Ninth Edition is 20% shorter, and includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history, and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. xix
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
A Not-So-ôNewö World
The Collision of Culturesp. 5
Pre-Columbian Indian Civilizationsp. 6
The Expansion of Europep. 11
The Great Biological Exchangep. 13
The Spanish Empirep. 15
The Protestant Reformationp. 25
Challenges to the Spanish Empirep. 26
Britain and Its Coloniesp. 32
The English Backgroundp. 32
Settling the Chesapeakep. 35
Settling New Englandp. 41
Indians in New Englandp. 49
Settling the Carounasp. 52
The Middle Colonies and Georgiap. 55
Thriving Coloniesp. 64
Colonial Ways of Lifep. 68
The Shape of Early Americap. 69
Society and Economy in the Southern Coloniesp. 72
Society and Economy in New Englandp. 80
Society and Economy in the Middle Coloniesp. 86
Colonial Citiesp. 88
The Enlightenment in Americap. 92
The Great Awakeningp. 94
From Colonies to Statesp. 102
English Administration of the Coloniesp. 103
The Habit of Self-Governmentp. 107
Troubled Neighborsp. 108
The Colonial Warsp. 111
Regulating the Coloniesp. 119
Fanning the Flamesp. 124
A Worsening Crisisp. 127
Shifting Authorityp. 130
Independencep. 135
Building a Nation
the American Revolutionp. 147
: Washington's Narrow Escapep. 148
American Society at Warp. 152
: Setbacks for the Britishp. 154
: Both Sides Regroupp. 158
The War in the Southp. 161
The Treaty of Parisp. 166
The Political Revolutionp. 167
The Social Revolutionp. 170
The Emergence of an American Culturep. 176
Shaping a Federal Unionp. 180
The Confederation Governmentp. 181
Creating the Constitutionp. 190
The Federalist Erap. 206
A New Nationp. 207
HamiltonÆs Financial Visionp. 210
The Republican Alternativep. 215
Crises Foreign and Domesticp. 217
Settlement of New Landp. 223
Transfer of Powerp. 224
The Adams Administrationp. 225
The Early Republicp. 236
The New American Nationp. 236
Jeffersonian Simplicityp. 238
Divisions in the Republican Partyp. 247
War in Europep. 249
The War of 1812p. 252
An Expansive Nation
The Dynamics of Growthp. 273
Transportation and the Market Revolutionp. 274
A Communications Revolutionp. 280
Agriculture and the National Economyp. 281
The Industrial Revolutionp. 284
The Popular Culturep. 289
Immigrationp. 291
Organized Laborp. 296
The Rise of the Professionsp. 298
Nationalism and Sectionalismp. 304
Economic Nationalismp. 304
"An Era of Good Feelings"p. 309
Crises and Compromisesp. 313
Judicial Nationalismp. 317
Nationalist Diplomacyp. 319
One-Party Politicsp. 321
The Jacksonian Erap. 330
Setting the Stagep. 331
Nullificationp. 335
Jackson's Indian Policyp. 341
The Bank Controversyp. 345
Contentious Politicsp. 347
Van Buren and the New Party Systemp. 351
Assessing the Jackson Yearsp. 356
The Old Southp. 360
The Distinctiveness of the Old Southp. 362
White Society in the Southp. 366
Black Society in the Southp. 369
Religion, Romanticism, and Reformp. 384
Rational Religionp. 385
The Second Great Awakeningp. 386
Romanticism in Americap. 394
Educationp. 399
The Reform Impulsep. 401
Anti-Slavery Movementsp. 407
A House Divided and Rebuilt
An Empire in the Westp. 423
The Tyler Presidencyp. 424
The Western Frontierp. 427
Moving Westp. 432
Annexing Texasp. 437
The Mexican Warp. 445
The Gathering Stormp. 454
Slavery in the Territoriesp. 455
The Compromise of 1850p. 461
The Kansas-Nebraska Crisisp. 467
The Deepening Sectional Crisisp. 476
The Center Comes Apartp. 484
The War of the Unionp. 494
The End of the Waiting Gamep. 494
The Balance of Forcep. 499
The War's Early Coursep. 500
Emancipationp. 513
The War Behind the Linesp. 516
Government During the Warp. 518
The Faltering Confederacyp. 523
The Confederacy's Defeatp. 528
A Modern Warp. 534
Reconstruction: North and Southp. 538
The War's Aftermathp. 539
The Battle Over Political Reconstructionp. 543
Reconstructing the Southp. 549
The Reconstructed Southp. 553
The Grant Yearsp. 560
Glossaryp. A1
Appendixp. A59
The Declaration of Independencep. A61
Articles of Confederationp. A66
The Constitution of the United Statesp. A74
Amendments to the Constitutionp. A86
Presidential Electionsp. A96
Admission of Statesp. A104
Population of the United Statesp. A105
Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-2011p. A106
Immigration By Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-2011p. A108
Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Secretaries of Statep. A117
Further Readingsp. A123
Creditsp. A137
Indexp. A139
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