American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 1, 4th edition

  • H W. Brands, 
  • Timothy H. Breen, 
  • R H. Williams, 
  • Ariela J. Gross

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American Stories goes beyond the facts that make up US history to help you truly understand the story of our nation. Its powerful, streamlined narrative covers the dilemmas, choices and decisions made by the American people, as well as by their leaders, that helped shape America.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137500611

Subject: History

Category: United States History Survey

Table of contents

1. New World Encounters: Preconquest - 1608
2. England's New World Experiments, 1607 - 1732
3. Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society, 1619 - 1692
4. Experience of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America, 1680 - 1763
5. The American Revolution: From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763 - 1783
6. The Republican Experiment, 1783 - 1788
7. Democracy and Dissent: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788 - 1800
8. Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision, 1800 - 1814
9. Nation Building and Nationalism, 1815 - 1825
10. The Triumph of White Men's Democracy, 1824 - 1840
11. Slaves and Masters, 1793 - 1861
12. The Pursuit of Perfection, 1800 - 1861
13. An Age of Expansionism, 1830 - 1861
14. The Sectional Crisis, 1846 - 1861
15. Secession and the Civil War, 1860 - 1865
16. The Agony of Reconstruction, 1865 - 1877

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