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American Promise : a History of the United States, Volume a : To 1800 (4TH 09 - Old Edition)

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Table of Contents

N.B. — Each chapter ends with a selected Bibliography and Reviewing the Chapter sections.

1. Ancient America: Before 1492

OPENING VIGNETTE: Archaeological discovery proves that humans have inhabited America for more than 10,000 years

Archaeology and History

The First Americans

BEYOND AMERICAS BORDERS: Natures Immigrants

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Who Were the First Americans?

Archaic Hunters and Gatherers

Agricultural Settlements and Chiefdoms

Native Americans in the 1490s

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Ancient American Weaving

The Mexica: A Meso-American Culture

Conclusion: The World of Ancient Americans

2. Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492-1600

OPENING VIGNETTE: Queen Isabella of Spain supports Christopher Columbus risky plan to sail west across the Atlantic

Europe in the Age of Exploration

A Surprising New World in the Western Atlantic

Spanish Exploration and Conquest

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did CortŽs Win?

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Justifying Conquest

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Spreading Christianity in New Spain

The New World and Sixteenth-Century Europe

Conclusion: The Promise of the New World for Europeans

3. The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700

OPENING VIGNETTE: Pocahontas ÒrescuesÓ John Smith

An English Colony on the Chesapeake

A Tobacco Society

Tobacco Agriculture

BEYOND AMERICAS BORDERS: American Tobacco and European Consumers

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Virginia Laws Governing Servants and Slaves

The Evolution of Chesapeake Society

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Did English Colonists Consider Themselves Superior to Indians and Africans?

Religion and Revolt in the Spanish Borderland

Toward a Slave Labor System

GLOBAL COMPARISON: Migration to the New World from Europe and Africa, 1492-1700

Conclusion: The Growth of English Colonies Based on Export Crops and Slave Labor

4. The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700

OPENING VIGNETTE: Roger Williams is banished from Puritan Massachusetts

Puritan Origins: The English Reformation

Puritans and the Settlement of New England

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: King Philip Considers Christianity

The Evolution of New England Society

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Why Were Some New Englanders Accused of Being Witches?

The Founding of the Middle Colonies

The Colonies and the English Empire

BEYOND AMERICAS BORDERS: New France and the Indians: The British Colonies Northern Borderlands

Conclusion: An English Model of Colonization in North America

5. Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century, 1701-1770

OPENING VIGNETTE: The Robin Johns experience horrific turns of fortune in the Atlantic slave trade

A Growing Population and Expanding Economy in British North America

New England: From Puritan Settlers to Yankee Traders

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: A Sailors Life in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

The Middle Colonies: Immigrants, Wheat, and Work

The Southern Colonies: Land of Slavery

Unifying Experiences

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Newspapers: ÒThe Spring of KnowledgeÓ

GLOBAL COMPARISON: Large Warships in European Navies, 1660-1760

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Missionaries Report on California Missions

Conclusion: The Dual Identity of British North American Colonists

6. The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754-1775

OPENING VIGNETTE: Loyalist governor Thomas Hutchinson stands his ground in radical Massachusetts

The Seven Years War, 1754-1763

HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Long Did the Seven Years War Last in Indian Country?

The Sugar and Stamp Acts, 1763-1765

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Pursuing Liberty, Protesting Tyranny

The Townshend Acts and Economic Retaliation, 1767-1770

The Tea Party and the Coercive Acts, 1770-1774

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: How News of the Powder Alarm Traveled

Domestic Insurrections, 1774-1775

Conclusion: How Far Does Liberty Go?

7. The War for America, 1775-1783

OPENING VIGNETTE: Deborah Sampson masquerades as a man to join the Continental army

The Second Continental Congress

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Arming the Soldiers: Muskets and Rifles

The First Year of War, 1775-1776

GLOBAL COMPARISON: How Tall Were Eighteenth-Century Men on Average?

BEYOND AMERICAS BORDERS: Prisoners of War in the Eighteenth Century

The Home Front

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: Families Divide over the Revolution

The Campaigns of 1777-1779: The North and West

The Southern Strategy and the End of the War

Conclusion: Why the British Lost

8. Building a Republic, 1775-1789

OPENING VIGNETTE: James Madison comes of age in the midst of revolution

The Articles of Confederation

The Sovereign States

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: A Slave Sues for Her Freedom

The Confederations Problems

The United States Constitution

Ratification of the Constitution

HISTORICAL QUESTION: Was the New United States a Christian Country?

Conclusion: The ÒRepublican RemedyÓ

9. The New Nation Takes Form, 1789-1800

OPENING VIGNETTE: Brilliant and brash, Alexander Hamilton becomes a polarizing figure in the 1790s

The Search for Stability

BEYOND AMERICAS BORDERS: France, Britain, and Womans Rights in the 1790s

Hamiltons Economic Policies

GLOBAL COMPARISON: National Census Taking Worldwide

HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Did Washington, D.C., Become the Federal Capital?

Conflicts West, East, and South

Federalists and Republicans

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: The Crisis of 1798: Sedition

Conclusion: Parties Nonetheless

10. Republicans in Power, 1800-1824

OPENING VIGNETTE: The Shawnee chief Tecumseh attempts to forge a pan-Indian confederacy

Jeffersons Presidency

HISTORICAL QUESTION: How Could a Vice President Get Away with Murder?

The Madisons in the White House

THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY: Stoves Transform Cooking

Womens Status in the Early Republic

SEEKING THE AMERICAN PROMISE: One Womans Quest to Provide Higher Education for Women

Monroe and Adams

Conclusion: Republican Simplicity Becomes Complex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312469993
Subtitle:
A History of the United States
Author:
Roark, James L.
Author:
Lawson, Alan
Author:
Stage, Sarah
Author:
Hartmann, Susan M.
Author:
Johnson, Michael P.
Author:
Cohen, Patricia Cline
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Series Volume:
A History of the Uni
Publication Date:
20080104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.50 in

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