American Destiny bridges the present to the past. Long renowned for elegant prose that is rich, memorable and concise, this book offers a narrative anchored in central political developments. Its pedagogical mission is to show how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark modern lives.The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including "Re-Viewing the Past" and "Debating the Past" essays. This book is the concise version of The American Nation, and, as such, it has a compact size and moderate price.
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About the Authors
Chapter 1 Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas
Chapter 2 American Society in the Making
Chapter 3 America in the British Empire
Chapter 4 The American Revolution
Chapter 5 The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant
Chapter 6 Jeffersonian Democracy
Chapter 7 National Growing Pains
Chapter 8 Toward A National Economy
Chapter 9 Jacksonian Democracy
Chapter 10 The Making of Middle-Class America
Chapter 11 Westward Expansion
Chapter 12 The Sections Go Their Own Ways
Chapter 13 The Coming of the Civil War
Chapter 14 The War to Save the Union
Chapter 15 Reconstruction and the South
Chapter 16 The Conquest of the West
Chapter 17 An Industrial Giant Emerges
Chapter 18 American Society in the Industrial Age
Chapter 19 Intellectual and Cultural Trends in the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 20 From Smoke-Filled Rooms to Prairie Wildfire: 1877-1896
Chapter 21 The Age of Reform
Chapter 22 From Isolation to Empire
Chapter 23 Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Chapter 24 Postwar Sociert and Culture: Change and Adjustment
Chapter 25 From "Normalcy" to Economic Collapse: 1921-1933
Chapter 26 The New Deal: 1933-1941
Chapter 27 War and Peace: 1941-1945
Chapter 28 Collision Courses, Abroad and at Home: 1946-1960
Chapter 29 From Camelot to Watergate: 1961-1975
Chapter 20 Running on Empty: 1975-1991
Chapter 31 From Boomers to Millennials
Chapter 32 Shocks and Responses, 1992-Present
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