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

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

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For survey courses in U.S. History
An accessible exploration of America’s rich, complex past
Revel™ American Stories: A History of the United States helps students to see beyond the assortment of facts that make up U.S. history so they can truly understand the story of our nation. Via a streamlined, powerful narrative, authors H. W. Brands, T. H. Breen, Ariela J. Gross, and R. Hal Williams present coverage of the dilemmas, choices, and decisions made by the American people, as well as by their leaders, that helped shape America. Through new embedded videos and engaging interactive features, the 4th Edition connects these American people and their decisions with time and place, enabling students to better think both critically and historically.

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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

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2018) - Copyright © 2019