A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, by Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard

By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall

A humans AND A country is a best-selling textual content delivering a lively narrative that tells the tales of everyone within the usa. The authors realization to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings background to existence, enticing readers and inspiring them to visualize what existence was once particularly like within the past.
Volume I To 1877
Maps xi
Figures xi
Tables xi
Preface xiii
1 3 outdated Worlds Create a brand new, 1492–1600 1
2 Europeans Colonize North the USA, 1600–1650 28
3 North the US within the Atlantic global, 1650–1720 55
4 American Society reworked, 1720–1770 79
5 Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774 106
6 A Revolution, certainly, 1774-1783 131
9 Defi ning the kingdom, 1801-1823 204
10 the increase of the South, 1815–1860 230
11 The stressed North, 1815–1860 260
12 Reform and Politics, 1824–1845 287
13 The Contested West, 1815–1860 314
14 Slavery and America’s destiny the line to warfare, 1845–1861 342
15 reworking hearth The Civil warfare, 1861–1865 369
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
Appendix A-1
Index I-1
Volume II for the reason that 1865
Maps ix
Figures xi
Tables xiii
Preface xv
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
17 the improvement of the West, 1865–1900 432
18 The laptop Age, 1877–1920 458
19 The energy and Turmoil of city existence, 1877–1920 486
20 Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900 514
21 The revolutionary period, 1895–1920 540
22 the search for Empire, 1865–1914 568
23 americans within the nice warfare, 1914–1920 593
24 the hot period, 1920–1929 620
25 the good melancholy and the recent Deal, 1929–1941 649
26 the us in a global, 1920–1941 678
27 the second one global conflict at domestic and in a foreign country, 1941–1945 702
28 The chilly struggle and American Globalism, 1945–1961 727
29 the United States at Midcentury, 1945–1960 755
30 The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968 786
31 carrying on with Divisions and New Limits, 1969–1980 815
32 Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992 846
33 Into the worldwide Millennium, the USA due to the fact 1992 875
Appendix A-1
Index I-1

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