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Shaped with a clear political chronology, Making America reflects the variety of individual experiences and kaleidoscope of cultures that is American society. Careful to maintain its emphasis on the importance of social movements, immigrant society, and regional and political differences in American history, the Fourth Edition of Making America brings greater attention to global influences and America's role in the world.Making America serves the needs of instructors whose classrooms reflect the diversity of today's college students. The strongly chronological narrative--together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids--makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. In order to aid reading comprehension, the text features an on-page glossary and chapter summaries.
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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.Review:
Note: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and ends with a Summary. Volume I 1. Making a "New" World, to 1588 Individual Choices: Hienwatha A World of Change Exploiting Atlantic Opportunities The Challenges of Mutual Discovery Individual Voices: The Five Nations Adopt the Great Law 2. A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725 Individual Choices: Bartolome de Las Casas The New Europe and the Atlantic World European Empires in America Indians and the European Challenge Conquest and Accommodation in a Shared New World Individual Voices: Bartolome de Las Casas Argues for the American Indians 3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1732 Individual Choices: Nathaniel Bacon England and Colonization Settling the Chesapeake New England: Colonies of Dissenters The Pluralism of the Middle Colonies The Colonies of the Lower South Individual Voices: Nathaniel Bacon: Manifesto Concerning the Troubles in Virginia, 1676 4. The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763 Individual Choices: Eliza Lucas Pinckney The English Transatlantic Communities of Trade Community and Work in Colonial Society Conflicts Among the Colonists Reason and Religion in Colonial Society Government and Politics in the Mainland Colonies North America and the Struggle for Empire Individual Voices: Eliza Lucas Challenges Traditional Plantation Life 5. Declaring Where Loyalties Lie, 1763-1776 Individual Choices: Charles Inglis Victory's New Problems Asserting American Rights The Crisis Renewed The Decision for Independence Individual Voices: Charles Inglis Calls for Reconcilation 6. Recreating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783 Individual Choices: Deborah Sampson The First Two Years of War Diplomacy Abroad and Profiteering at Home From Stalemate to Victory Republican Expectations in a New Nation Individual Voices: Esther DeBerdt Reed Glories in the Usefulness of Women 7. Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1770-1796 Individual Choices: Alexander Hamilton America's First Constitutions Challenges to the Confederation Creating a New Constitution Resolving the Conflict of Vision Competing Visions Re-emerge Individual Voices: Alexander Hamilton Envisions a Prospering America 8. The Early Republic, 1796-1804 Individual Choices: George Logan Conflict in the Adams Administration The "Revolution of 1800" Republicanism in Action Challenge and Uncertainty in Jefferson's America Individual Voices: Congress Debates George Logan's Mission to France 9. Increasing Conflict and War, 1805-1815 Individual Choices: Tecumseh Troubling Currents in Jefferson's America Crises in the Nation The Nation at War Peace and the Rise of New Expectations Individual Voices: Tecumseh Describes American Indian Policy Under William Henry Harrison 10. The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836 Individual Choices: John C. Calhoun An "Era of Good Feelings" Dynamic Growth and Political Consequences The "New Man" in Politics The Reign of King Andrew Individual Voices: John C. Calhoun Justifies the Principle and Practice of Nullification 11. The Great Transformation, 1828-1840 Individual Choices: Helen Jewett The Transportation Revolution The New Cotton Empire in the South The Manufacturing Boom Individual Voices: The Press "Remembers" Helen Jewett 12. Responses to the Great Transformation, 1828-1840 Individual Choices: Angelina Grimke Toward an American Culture Reactions to Changing Conditions The Whig Alternative to Jacksonian Democracy Individual Voices: Angelina Grimke Corrects Catharine Beecher on Women's Activism 13. Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny, 1841-1848 Individual Choices: Lorenzo de Zavala The Complicated Worlds of the West The Social Fabric in the West The Triumph of "Manifest Destiny" Expansion and Sectional Crisis Individual Voices: Lorenzo de Zavala Predicts the Spread of Liberal Democracy 14. Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1848-1860 Individual Choices: Frederick Douglass New Political Options Toward a House Divided The Divided Nation The Nation Dissolved Individual Voices: Frederick Douglass: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? 15. A Violent Choice: Civil War, 1861-1865 Individual Choices: Mary Ashton Rice Livermore The Politics of War From Bull Run to Antietam The Human Dimensions of the War Waging Total War Individual Voices: Mary Ashton Rice Livermore Depicts Women's War Efforts 16. Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877 Individual Choices: Andy Anderson Presidential Reconstruction Freedom and the Legacy of Slavery Congressional Reconstruction Black Reconstruction The End of Reconstruction Individual Voices: A Freedman Offers His Former Master a Proposition Volume II 17. An Industrial Order Emerges, 1865-1880 Individual Choices: Frank Roney Foundation for Industrialization Railroads and Industry Workers in Industrial America Politics: Parties, Spoils, Scandals, and Stalemate The United States and the World, 1865-1880 Individual Voices: Andrew Carnegie Explains the Gospel of Wealth 18. Becoming an Urban Industrial Society, 1880-1890 Individual Choices: Nikola Tesla Expansion of the Industrial Economy Organized Labor in the 1880s New Americans from Europe The New Urban America New Patterns of Urban Life The Politics of Stalemate The United States and the World, 1880-1889 Individual Voices: Nikola Tesla Explores the Problems of Energy Resources and World Peace 19. Conflict and Change in the West, 1865-1902 Individual Choices: Yick Wo War for the West Transforming the West: Mormons, Cowboys, and Sodbusters Transforming the West: Railroads, Mining, Agribusiness, Logging, and Finance Ethnicity and Race in the West The West in American Thought Individual Voices: Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Yick Wo v. Hopkins 20. Economic Crash and Political Upheaval, 1890-1900 Individual Choices: Annie Le Porte Diggs Poverty and the City Political Uphaval, 1890-1892 Economic Collapse and Restructuring Political Realignment Stepping into World Affairs: Harrison and Cleveland Striding Boldly in World Affairs: McKinley, War, and Imperialism Individual Voices: Annie Diggs Sympathizes with Filipinos Seeking Independence 21. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917 Individual Choices: Theodore Roosevelt Organizing for Change The Refform of Politics, the Politics of Reform Roosevelt, Taft, and Republican Progressivism "Carry a Big Stick": Roosevelt, Taft, and World Affairs Wilson and Democratic Progressivism New Patterns in Cultural Expression Progressivism in Perspective Individual Voices: Theodore Roosevelt Asserts Presidential Powers 22. The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920 Individual Choices: Alvin York Inherited Commitments and New Directions The United States in a World at War, 1914-1917 The Home Front Americans "Over There" Wilson and the Peace Conference America in the Aftermath of War, November 1918-November 1920 Individual Voices: Woodrow Wilson Proposes His Fourteen Points 23. Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928 Individual Choices: Clara Bow Prosperity Decade The "Roaring Twenties" Traditional America Roars Back Patterns of Ethnicity, Race, Class, and Gender The Politics of Prosperity The Diplomacy of Prosperity Individual Voices: Middletown Parents Bemoan the Movies 24. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939 Individual Choices: Frances Perkins Hoover and Economic Crisis The New Deal Surviving the Depression Individual Voices: Frances Perkins Explains the Social Security Act 25. America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945 Individual Choices: Sybil Lewis The Road to War America Responds to War Waging World War Individual Voices: Rev. Clayton D. Russell Advocates Union Membership for Black Women 26. Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952 Individual Choices: George Frost Kennan The Cold War Begins The Korean War Postwar Politics Cold War Politics Homecoming and Social Adjustments Individual Voices: George F. Kennan Analyzes the Soviets' Worldview 27. Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960 Individual Choices: Ray Kroc Politics of Consensus Eisenhower and a Hostile World The Best of Times Outside Suburbia Individual Voices: Ray Kroc Explains the McDonald's Approach to Business 28. Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968 Individual Choices: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) The Politics of Action Flexible Response Defining a New Presidency New Voices Individual Voices: Stokely Carmichael Justifies Black Power 29. America Under Stress, 1967-1976 Individual Choices: Cesar Chavez Liberal Forces at Work Johnson and the War Tet and the 1968 Presidential Campaign Nixon Confronts the World Nixon and the Presidency Individual Voices: Striking Grape Workers Proclaim Their Goals 30. Facing Limits, 1976-1992 Individual Choices: Franklin Chang-Diaz The Carter Presidency A Society in Transition Resurgent Conservatism Asserting World Power In Reagan's Shadow Individual Voices: Diameng Pa Tells His Story 31. Entering a New Century, 1992-2004 Individual Choices: Father Mychal Judge Old Visions and New Realities The Clinton Years The Testing of President Bush Individual Voices: President George W. Bush Consoles a Nation Documents Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States of America and Amendments Tables Territorial Expansion of the United States Admission of States into the Union Presidential Elections Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet Members Party Strength in Congress, 1789-2004
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