Cengage Advantage Books: A People and a Nation: A History of the United States

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Ninth Edition, offers readers the complete text while limiting the number of features, photos and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past.

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Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She teaches courses in the history of exploration, early America, women's history, Atlantic world, and American Revolution. Her many books have won prizes from the Society of American Historians, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, and English-Speaking Union. Her book, FOUNDING MOTHERS & FATHERS (1996), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011 her book SEPARATED BY THEIR SEX: WOMEN IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN THE COLONIAL ATLANTIC WORLD was published. She was Pitt Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge in 2005-2006. The Rockefeller Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Huntington Library, among others, have awarded her fellowships. Professor Norton has served on the National Council for the Humanities and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has appeared on Book TV, the History and Discovery Channels, PBS, and NBC as a commentator on Early American history.

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1. Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492-1600. 2. Europeans Colonize North America, 1600-1650. 3. North America in the Atlantic World, 1650-1720. 4. American Society Transformed, 1720-1770. 5. Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754-1774. 6. A Revolution, Indeed, 1774-1783. 7. Forging a National Republic, 1776-1789. 8. The Early Republic: Conflicts at Home and Abroad, 1789-1800. 9. Defining the Nation, 1801-1823. 10. The Rise of the South, 1815-1860. 11. The Restless North, 1815-1860. 12. Reform and Politics, 1824-1845. 13. The Contested West, 1815-1860. 14. Slavery and America's Future: The Road to War, 1845-1861. 15. Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861-1865. 16. Reconstruction: An Unfinished Revolution, 1865-1877. 17. The Development of the West, 1865-1900. 18. The Machine Age, 1877-1920. 19. The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877-1920. 20. Gilded Age Politics, 1877-1900. 21. The Progressive Era, 1895-1920. 22. The Quest for Empire, 1865-1914. 23. Americans in the Great War, 1914-1920. 24. The New Era, 1920-1929. 25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1941. 26. The United States in a Troubled World, 1920-1941. 27. The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945. 28. The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945-1961. 29. America at Midcentury, 1945-1960. 30. The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960-1968. 31. Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969-1980. 32. Conservatism Revived, 1980-1992. 33. Into the Global Millennium: America Since 1992.

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