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The American Promise: A History of the United States, Value Edition (Combined Version, Vols. I & II)
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The American Promise, Value Edition is the perfect choice for instructors looking for a low-priced, high-quality text. Retaining the complete narrative of the Fourth Edition, this trade-sized black-and-white edition engages students by revealing history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Enriched with the voices of hundreds of Americans, the Value Edition offers students a memorable narrative at a price they can afford.
About the Author
JAMES L. ROARK (Ph.D., Stanford University) is the Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory University. He has written or edited four books, including, with Michael P. Johnson, Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South (1984).
MICHAEL P. JOHNSON (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University. He has written or edited six books, including No Chariot Let Down: Charlestons Free People of Color on the Eve of the Civil War (1984) and Reading the American Past.
PATRICIA CLINE COHEN (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has written three books including The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York (1998).
SARAH STAGE (Ph.D., Yale University) is professor of womens studies at Arizona State University West. She has written three books, including Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the Twentieth Century (1997).
ALAN LAWSON (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is professor of history at Boston College. He has written or edited three books, including From Revolution to Republic (1976).
SUSAN M. HARTMANN (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of history at The Ohio State University. She has written five books, including The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishments (1998).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ancient America: Before 1492
Chapter 2 Europeans Encounter the New World, 1492-1600
Chapter 3 The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700
Chapter 4 The Northern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700
Chapter 5 Colonial America in the Eighteenth Century, 1701-1770
Chapter 6 The British Empire and the Colonial Crisis, 1754-1775
Chapter 7 The War for America, 1775-1783
Chapter 8 Building a Republic, 1775-1789
Chapter 9 The New Nation Takes Form, 1789-1800
Chapter 10 Republicans in Power, 1800-1824
Chapter 11 The Expanding Republic, 1815-1840
Chapter 12 The New West and Free North, 1840-1860
Chapter 13 The Slave South, 1820-1860
Chapter 14 The House Divided, 1846-1861
Chapter 15 The Crucible of War, 1861-1865
Chapter 16 Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Chapter 17 The Contested West, 1870-1900
Chapter 18 Business and Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1895
Chapter 19 The City and Its Workers, 1870-1900
Chapter 20 Dissent, Depression, and War, 1890-1900
Chapter 21 Progressivism from the Grass Roots to the White House, 1890-1916
Chapter 22 World War I: The Progressive Crusade at Home and Abroad, 1914-1920
Chapter 23 From New Era to Great Depression, 1920-1932
Chapter 24 The New Deal Experiment, 1932-1939
Chapter 25 The United States and the Second World War, 1939-1945
Chapter 26 Cold War Politics in the Truman Years, 1945-1953
Chapter 27 The Politics and Culture of Abundance, 1952-1960
Chapter 28 Reform, Rebellion, and Reaction, 1960-1974
Chapter 29 Vietnam and the Limits of Power, 1961-1975
Chapter 30 America Moves to the Right, 1969-1989
Chapter 31 The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of Globalization, Since 1989
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