The American Nation: A History of the United States, Combined Volume, 15th edition

  • Mark C. Carnes
  • John A. Garraty


The American Nation surveys American history in a way that bridges the present to the past, emphasizing the relevance of history to the contemporary world. By showing how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark your life, the authors bring the study of the American past to life.

Table of contents

1. Beginnings
2. Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
3. The Making of Society in the Colonial Era
4. America in the British Empire
5. The American Revolution
6. The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
7. Jeffersonian Democracy
8. National Growing Pains
9. Toward a National Economy
10. Jacksonian Democracy
11. The Making of Middle-Class America
12. Westward Expansion
13. The Sections Go Their Own Ways
14. The Coming of the Civil War
15. The War to Save the Union
16. Reconstruction and the South
17. The Conquest of the West
18. An Industrial Giant Emerges
19. American Society in the Industrial Age
20. Intellectual and Cultural Trends in the Late Nineteenth Century
21. From Smoke-Filled Rooms to Prairie Wildfire: 1877—1896
22. The Age of Reform
23. From Isolation to Empire
24. Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
25. The Roaring Twenties
26. The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929—1939
27. A Second World War: 1941—1945
28. A New Enemy, Abroad and at Home: 1946—1960
29. From Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1975
30. Running on Empty: 1975—1999
31. From Boomers to Millennials
32. Shocks and Responses: 2000 to the Present

Published by Pearson (June 5th 2015) - Copyright © 2016