How did America transform itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth? You'll find out in LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE EDITION. The authors tell this story through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. You'll learn not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.
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John M. Murrin studies American colonial and revolutionary history and the early republic. He has edited one multivolume series and five books, including two essay collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Sixth Edition (2010), and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the emergence of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the nineteenth century. He served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999.
A specialist in early national social history, Paul E. Johnson is the author of THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC, 1789-1829 (2006); SAM PATCH, THE FAMOUS JUMPER (2003); A SHOPKEEPERS MILLENNIUM: SOCIETY AND REVIVALS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 1815-1837, 25th Anniversary Edition (2004); co-author (with Sean Wilentz) of THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS: SEX AND SALVATION IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICA (1994); and editor of AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: ESSAYS IN HISTORY (1994). He was awarded the Merle Curti Prize of the Organization of American Historians (1980), the Richard P. McCormack Prize of the New Jersey Historical Association (1989), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1985-1986), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1995), the Gilder Lehrman Institute (2001) and the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People Fellowship (2006-2007).
James M. McPherson is a distinguished Civil War historian. He won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for his book BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA. His other publications include MARCHING TOWARD FREEDOM: BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR, Second Edition, (1991); ORDEAL BY FIRE: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, Third Edition, (2001); ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1991); FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR (1997), which won the Lincoln Prize in 1998; CROSSROADS OF FREEDOM: ANTIETAM (2002); HALLOWED GROUND: A WALK AT GETTYSBURG (2003); and TRIED BY WAR: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF (2008), which won the Lincoln Prize for 2009. Professor McPherson served as president of the American Historical Association (2003-2004).
Gary Gerstle is the James G. Stahlman Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University. A historian of the twentieth-century United States, he is the author, co-author, and co-editor of six books, and the author of more than thirty articles. His books include WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960 (1989); AMERICAN CRUCIBLE: RACE AND NATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2001), winner of the Saloutos Prize for the best work in immigration and ethnic history; THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEW DEAL ORDER, 1930-1980 (1989); and RULING AMERICA: WEALTH AND POWER IN A DEMOCRACY (2005). He has served on the board of editors of both the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY and the AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW. His honors include a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and membership in the Society of American Historians.
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Book Description Cengage Learning, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. WHEN OLD WORLDS COLLIDE: CONTACT, CONQUEST, CATASTROPHE. Peoples in Motion. Europe and the World in the 15th Century. Spain, Columbus, and the Americas. The Emergence of Complex Societies in the Americas. Contact and Cultural Misunderstanding. Conquest and Catastrophe. Explanations: Patterns of Conquest, Submission, and Resistance. History Through Film: The Mission. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 2. THE CHALLENGE TO SPAIN AND THE SETTLEMENT OF NORTH AMERICA. The Protestant Reformation and the Challenge to Spain. New France. The Dutch and Swedish Settlements. The Challenge from Elizabethan England. The Swarming of the English. The Chesapeake and West Indian Colonies. The New England Colonies. The English Civil Wars The First Restoration Colonies. Brotherly Love: The Quakers and America. History Through Film: Black Robe. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 3. ENGLAND DISCOVERS ITS COLONIES: EMPIRE, LIBERTY, AND EXPANSION. The Spectrum of Settlement. The Beginnings of Empire. Indians, Settlers, Upheaval. Crisis in England and the Redefinition of Empire. The Glorious Revolution. Contrasting Empires: Spain and France in North America. An Empire of Settlement: The British Colonies. History Through Film: Three Sovereigns for Sarah. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 4. PROVINCIAL AMERICA AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A CONTINENT. Expansion versus Anglicization. Expansion, Immigration, and Regional Differentiation. Anglicizing Provincial America. The Great Awakening. Political Culture in the Colonies. The Renewal of Imperial Conflict. The War for North America. History Through Film: The Last of the Mohicans. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 5. REFORM, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION. Imperial Reform. The Stamp Act Crisis. The Townshend Crisis. Internal Cleavages: The Contagion of Liberty. The Last Imperial Crisis. The Improvised War. History Through Film: 1776. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 6. THE REVOLUTIONARY REPUBLIC. Hearts and Minds: The Northern War, 1776?1777. The Campaigns of 1777 and Foreign Intervention. The Reconstitution of Authority. The Crisis of the Revolution, 1779?1783. The British Offensive in the South. A Revolutionary Society. A More Perfect Union. History Through Film: The Patriot. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 7. THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, 1790-1820. The Farmer's Republic. From Backcountry to Frontier. The Plantation South, 1790?1820. The Seaport Cities, 1790?1815. The Assault on Authority. Republican Religion. History Through Film: A Midwife's Tale. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 8. COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION, 1789-1815. The Republic in a World at War, 1793?1800. The Jeffersonians in Power. The Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, 1804-1815. History Through Film: The Buccaneer. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 9. THE MARKET REVOLUTION, 1815-1860. Government and Markets. The Transportation Revolution. From Yeoman to Businessman: The Rural North and West. The Industrial Revolution. The Market Revolution in the South. History Through Film: Gone with the Wind. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 10. TOWARD AN AMERICAN CULTURE. The Northern Middle Class. The Plain People of the North. The Rise of Popular Culture. Family, Church, and Neighborhood: The White South. The Private Lives of Slaves. History Through Film: Beloved. Conclusion. Suggested Readings. American Journey Online and InfoTrac Search Terms. 11. SOCIETY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS, 1820S-1840S. Constituencies. The Politics of Economic Development. The Politics of. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_049505013X
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