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 every body within the usa. The authors cognizance to race and racial identification and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings historical past to existence, enticing readers and inspiring them to visualize what lifestyles used to be quite 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1 3 outdated Worlds Create a brand new, 1492–1600 1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 international, 1650–1720 55
4 American Society remodeled, 1720–1770 79
5 Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774 106
6 A Revolution, certainly, 1774-1783 131
9 Defi ning the country, 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 battle, 1845–1861 342
15 remodeling fireplace 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 advance of the West, 1865–1900 432
18 The computing device Age, 1877–1920 458
19 The power and Turmoil of city lifestyles, 1877–1920 486
20 Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900 514
21 The innovative period, 1895–1920 540
22 the search for Empire, 1865–1914 568
23 american citizens within the nice battle, 1914–1920 593
24 the recent period, 1920–1929 620
25 the nice melancholy and the hot Deal, 1929–1941 649
26 the USA in a global, 1920–1941 678
27 the second one global battle at domestic and overseas, 1941–1945 702
28 The chilly battle and American Globalism, 1945–1961 727
29 the US 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 considering 1992 875
Appendix A-1
Index I-1

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Indd 410 31/08/10 8:41 PM Vi s u a l i z i n g t he Pa s t Sharecropping: Enslaved to Debt S Smithsonian Institution, Division of Community Life Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Hartford, CT. Simpson Collection/Art Resource, New York harecropping became an oppressive system in the postwar South. A new labor structure that began as a compromise between freedmen who wanted independence and landowners who wanted a stable work force, evolved into a method of working on “halves” and where tenants owed endless debts to the furnishing merchants, who owned plantation stores like this one, photographed in Mississippi in 1868.

After the ceremony, the crowd retired to the Race Course for speeches, picnics, and military festivities. African Americans founded this “Decoration Day”—now Memorial Day, to remember those lost in battle. In their vision, they were creating the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution. 1865–1877 Chapter Outline Wartime Reconstruction Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan | Congress and the Wade-Davis Bill | Thirteenth Amendment | Freedmen’s Bureau | Ruins and Enmity The Meanings of Freedom The Feel of Freedom | Reunion of African American Families | Blacks’ Search for Independence | Freedpeople’s Desire for Land | Black Embrace of Education | Growth of Black Churches | Rise of the Sharecropping System VISUALIZING THE PAST Sharecropping: Enslaved to Debt Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan Andrew Johnson of Tennessee | Johnson’s Racial Views | Johnson’s Pardon Policy | Presidential Reconstruction | Black Codes The Congressional Reconstruction Plan The Radicals | Congress Versus Johnson | Fourteenth Amendment | The South’s and Johnson’s Defiance | Reconstruction Acts of 1867–1868 | Failure of Land Redistribution | Constitutional Crisis | Impeachment of President Johnson | Election of 1868 | Fifteenth Amendment Politics and Reconstruction in the South White Resistance | Black Voters and the Southern Republican Party | Triumph of Republican Governments | Industrialization and Mill Towns | Republicans and Racial Equality | Myth of “Negro Rule” | Carpetbaggers and Scalawags | Tax Policy and Corruption as Political Wedges | Ku Klux Klan 404 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning.

What made Radical Reconstruction different from Johnson’s plan? Northern Democrats, weakened by their opposition to the war in its final year, denounced racial equality and supported Johnson’s policies. Conservative Republicans, despite their party loyalty, favored a limited federal role in Reconstruction. Although a minority, Radical Republicans, led by Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and George Julian, wanted to democratize the South, establish public education, and ensure freedpeople’s rights.

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