American Stories: To 1877

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M.E. Sharpe, 2008 - History - 299 pages
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This book is ideal for any introductory American history instructor who wants to make the subject more appealing. It's designed to supplement a main text, and focuses on "personalized history" presented through engaging biographies of famous and less-well-known figures from the colonial period to 1877. Historical patterns and trends appear as they are seen through individual lives, and the selection of the profiled individuals reflects a cultural awareness and a multicultural perspective.
 

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Contents

1 Colonial New England
3
2 The Colonial South
21
3 Colonial Society
43
4 The Coming of the Revolution
63
5 The American Revolution
81
6 The Constitutional Period
103
7 Politics and Society in the Early Republic
121
8 The United States on the World Stage
141
10 Andrew Jackson and America
181
11 The United States and the Antebellum West
201
12 NineteenthCentury Slavery
221
13 The Coming of the Civil War
241
14 The Civil War
263
15 After the Civil War
283
About the Author
299
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9 The War of 1812
161

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