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MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF FIFTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages students to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation, and appeal to students of varied learning levels. The Brief Fifth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow students to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and in-text glossaries to provide guidance throughout the text. A new feature called Investigating America gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. The text's new open, inviting design allows students to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-618-47139-3; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-0-618-47140-9; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 978-0-618-47141-6.

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Carol Berkin received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her PhD from Columbia University. Her dissertation won the Bancroft Award. She is now presidential professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York. She has written JONATHAN SEWALL: ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN LOYALIST (1974), FIRST GENERATIONS: WOMEN IN COLONIAL AMERICA (l996), A BRILLIANT SOLUTION: INVENTING THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (2002), and REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERS: WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE (2005). She has edited WOMEN OF AMERICA: A HISTORY (with Mary Beth Norton, 1979); WOMEN, WAR AND REVOLUTION (with Clara M. Lovett, 1980); WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S LIVES: DOCUMENTS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (with Leslie Horowitz, 1998); and LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK: A WOMEN'S STUDIES READER (with Judith Pinch and Carole Appel, 2005). She was contributing editor on southern women for THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUTHERN CULTURE and has appeared in the PBS series "Liberty! The American Revolution," "Ben Franklin," and "Alexander Hamilton," and in The History Channel's "Founding Fathers." Professor Berkin chaired the Dunning Beveridge Prize Committee for the American Historical Association, the Columbia University Seminar in Early American History, and the Taylor Prize Committee of the Southern Association of Women Historians. She served on the program committees for both the Society for the History of the Early American Republic and the Organization of American Historians. She has served on the Planning Committee for the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress, and she chaired the CLEP Committee for Educational Testing Service. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Council for History Education.

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1. Making a "New" World, to 1588. 2. A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725. 3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1732. 4. The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763. 5. Deciding Where Loyalties Lie, 1763-1776. 6. Recreating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783. 7. Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1770-1796. 8. The Early Republic, 1796-1804. 9. Increasing Conflict and War, 1805-1815. 10. The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836. 11. The Great Transformation: Growth and Expansion, 1828-1848. 12. Responses to the Great Transformation, 1828-1848. 13. Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1848-1860. 14. A Violent Choice: Civil War, 1861-1865. 15. Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877. 16. The Nation Industrializes, 1865-1900. 17. Life in the Gilded Age, 1865-1900. 18. Politics and Foreign Relations in a Rapidly Changing Nation, 1865-1902. 19. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917. 20. The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920. 21. Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928. 22. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 23. America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945. 24. Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952. 25. Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960. 26. Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968. 27. America Under Stress, 1967-1976. 28. New Economic and Political Alignments, 1976-1992. 29. Entering a New Century, 1992-2010.

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