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American People, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Concise Edition, Volume 1, 7th Edition

By Gary B. Nash, Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis, Allan M. Winkler, Charlene Mires, Carla Gardina Pestana

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 2, 2010


This engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents



1 Ancient America and Africa

2 Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas

3 Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century

4 The Maturing of Colonial Society

5 Bursting the Bonds of Empire

6 A People in Revolution

7 Consolidating the Revolution



8 Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest

9 Slavery and the Old South

10 Shaping America in the Antebellum Age

11 Moving West

12 The Union in Peril

13 The Union Severed

14 The Union Reconstructed 



14 The Union Restructured  


15 The Realities of Rural America

16 The Rise of Smokestack America

17 The New Metropolis

18 Becoming a World Power

19 The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism

20 The Great War  

21 Affluence and Anxiety



22 The Great Depression and the New Deal

23 World War II

24 Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960

25 Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960

26 Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969

27 Disorder and Discontent, 1969-1980

28 Conservatism and a Shift in Course, 1980-2010

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