America Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one rich chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Writing in a lively narrative style to tell the story of all Americans-elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minorities-the authors, six active, publishing, and award-winning historians, bring history to life for introductory students.
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America Past and Present, Brief presents a balanced and concise overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. The book integrates political, diplomatic, social, cultural, and economic history into one rich narrative that tells the story of all Americans. For anyone interested in American history.
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Book Description Longman, 2004. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. New World Encounters. Clash of Cultures: The Meaning of Murder in Early Maryland. Native American Histories Before Conquest. A World Transformed. West Africa: Ancient and Complex Societies. Europe on the Eve of Conquest. Imagining a New World. The French Claim Canada. The English Enter the Competition. Irish Rehearsal for American Settlement. An Unpromising Beginning: Mystery at Roanoke. Conclusion: Marketing Dreams. Feature Essay: The Columbian Exchange: Ecological Revolution. 2. Conflicting Visions: Seventeenth-Century Colonies. Profit and Piety: Competing Blueprints for English Settlement. Breaking Away. The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth. Reforming England in America. Diversity in the Middle Colonies. Quakers in America. Planting the Carolinas. The Founding of Georgia. Conclusion: Living with Diversity. Feature Essay: Capital Punishment in Early America: A Kind of Moral Theater? 3. Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society. Families in an Atlantic Empire. Sources of Stability: New England Colonies of the Seventeenth Century. Challenge of the Chesapeake Environment. Race and Freedom in British America. Rise of a Commercial Empire. Colonial Factions Spark Revolt, 1676-1691. Conclusion: Local Aspirations Within an Atlantic Empire. Feature Essay: Anthony Johnson: A Free Black Planter on Pungoteague Creek. Law and Society: Witches and the Law: A Problem of Evidence in 1692. 4. Frontiers of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America. Constructing an Anglo-American Identity: The Journal of William Byrd. Growth and Diversity. Spanish Borderlands of the Eighteenth Century. The Impact of European Ideas on American Culture. Religious Revivals in Provincial Societies. Clash of Political Cultures. Century of Imperial War. <div STYLE="margin-lef. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0321183096
Book Description Longman, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 7. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0321183096
Book Description Longman, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0321183096
Book Description Longman, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110321183096