Making America: A History of the United States

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Cengage Learning, Oct 22, 2007 - History - 1080 pages
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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 Fifth 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 The strongly chronological narrative, together with an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness.
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Contents

Making a NewWorld to 1588
2
Native Americans Shape a New World
3
Exploiting Atlantic Opportunities
17
A Continent on the Move 14001725
30
The Felt Hat
31
Founding the English Mainland Colonies
56
Grassroots Movements Then and
57
Colonies of Dissenters
66
An Industrial Order Emerges 18651880
466
Expansion of Agriculture 18601900
470
Figures
471
Railroads and Industry
474
Railroad Expansion and Railroad Land Grant
476
Workers in Industrial America
483
Industrial Distribution of the Work Force
484
and Scandals
491

The Pluralism of the Middle Colonies
74
The English Colonies in the Eighteenth
86
a Features
87
Conflicts Among the Colonists
97
Deciding Where Loyalties Lie 17631776
116
The Right to Dissent
117
Asserting American Rights
127
The Decision for Independence
136
Independence
148
Tracking Changes in Gender Roles
149
Diplomacy Abroad and Profiteering at Home
158
Republican Expectations in a New Nation
166
Having a Vision for the Future
177
Classical versus Liberal Republicanism
209
The Revolution of 1800
215
Challenge and Uncertainty
225
Increasing Conflict and War 18051815
236
The Battle of Tippecanoe
237
Crises in the Nation
242
The Nation at War
248
The Rise of a New Nation 18151836
266
The Federal Role in Interstate Commerce
267
Dynamic Growth and Political Consequences
275
The Reign of King Andrew
286
Growth
298
Manufacturing and the Revolution in Time
299
The Manufacturing Empire in the Northeast
306
A New Empire of the West
316
Responses to the Great Transformation
330
from Reading Fiction 365
331
Escaping from Slavery
347
Oregon Territory
354
Bringing Slavery Home to the North
367
The Compromise of 1850
373
The Election of 1860
387
The Nation Dissolved
391
Civil War 18611865
398
Union Offensives into Virginia 18611862
405
From Bull Run to Antietam
406
The Human Dimensions of the War
412
Waging Total War
419
Fredericksburg Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
420
385
425
Shermans Campaign in the South
426
387
431
With Malice Toward None
438
African American Population and the Duration
454
and Fighting Discrimination
456
The End of Reconstruction
458
Election of 1876
461
Average Annual Earnings for Men Women
517
Cities Industry and Immigration
519
New Patterns of Urban Life
526
The Politics of Stalemate
532
The United States and the World 18801889
540
The West in the Late Nineteenth Century
544
Introduction
546
Indian Reservations
551
Mormons Cowboys
553
Rainfall and Agriculture ca 1890
557
Economic Crash and Political Upheaval
576
Silver Versus Protection 593
577
Popular Vote for President 1892
586
Election of 1896
594
and Cleveland
595
American Involvement in the Caribbean
603
580
607
20The Progressive Era 19001917
610
The United States and the Caribbean 18981917
631
Election of 1912 by Counties
638
The Home Front
649
The United States and the Mexican Revolution
653
Postwar Boundary Changes in Central Europe
670
America in the Aftermath of War November
672
Introduction
682
Election of 1924
707
The Great Depression and the New Deal
718
The New Deal
725
Election of 1932
726
Surviving the Depression
738
Americas Rise to World Leadership
748
the Majority View in Korematsu v United
749
America Responds to War
760
Quest for Consensus 19521960
816
Eisenhower and a Hostile World
822
The Best of Times
830
Outside Suburbia
836
Great Promises Bitter Disappointments
846
America Under Stress 19671976
876
Defining the American Dream
885
330
894
Nixon and the Domestic Agenda
895
Facing Limits 19761992
904
A Society in Transition
911
xxii
987
Tables
990
581
2
589
8
331
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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.

Miller is currently a business consultant with Crossoft Inc of Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in Intranet architecture and design. He's also president of the Pittsburgh ASP/.NET User Group. He holds a business degree from Pensacola Christian College of Florida, and all major Microsoft certifications.

Robert W. Cherny is Professor Emeritus of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of "Populism, Progressivism, and the Transformation of Nebraska Politics, 1885-1915"", American Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868-1900" and coauthor of "Competing Visions: A History of California "and "Making America: A History of the United States.

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