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Black and White Edition of Visions of America, Combined Volume, 2nd Edition

By Jennifer D. Keene, Saul T. Cornell, Edward T. O'Donnell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 7, 2014


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Praised by instructors and students alike, the first edition of Visions of America has brought history to life for a generation of visual learners—and has shown how competing visions of America have shaped our nation’s past.


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Table of Contents

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents




Chapter 1 People in Motion: The Atlantic World to 1590  

Chapter 2 Models of Settlement: English Colonial Societies, 1590–1710  

Chapter 3 Growth, Slavery, and Conflict: Colonial America, 1710–1763  

Chapter 4 Revolutionary America: Change and Transformation, 1764–1783  

Chapter 5 A Virtuous Republic: Creating a Workable Government, 1783–1789 

Chapter 6 The New Republic: An Age of Political Passion, 1789–1800 

Chapter 7 Jeffersonian America: An Expanding Empire of Liberty, 1800–1824  

Chapter 8 Democrats and Whigs: Democracy and American Culture, 1820–1840  

Chapter 9 Workers, Farmers, and Slaves: The Transformation of the American Economy, 1815–1848  

Chapter 10 Revivalism, Reform, and Artistic Renaissance, 1820–1850:  

Chapter 11 “To Overspread the Continent”: Westward Expansion and Political Conflict, 1840–1848  

Chapter 12 Slavery and Sectionalism: The Political Crisis of 1848–1861  

Chapter 13 A Nation Torn Apart: The Civil War, 1861–1865  

Chapter 14 Now That We Are Free: Reconstruction and the New South, 1863–1890 

Chapter 15 Conflict and Conquest: The Transformation of the West, 1860–1900  

Chapter 16 Wonder and Woe: The Rise of Industrial America, 1865–1900  

Chapter 17 Becoming a Modern Society: America in the Gilded Age, 1877–1900 

Chapter 18 Creating a Democratic Paradise: The Progressive Era, 1895 –1915  

Chapter 19 Imperial America: The United States in the World, 1890–1914  

Chapter 20 The Great War: World War I, 1914–1918

Chapter 21 A Turbulent Decade: The Twenties 

Chapter 22 A New Deal for America: The Great Depression, 1929–1940  

Chapter 23 World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939–1945 

Chapter 24 A Divided World: The Early Cold World, 1945–1963  

Chapter 25 In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945–1960  

Chapter 26 A Nation Divided: The Vietnam War, 1945–1975  

Chapter 27 A Decade of Discord: The Challenge of the Sixties  

Chapter 28 Righting a Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s  

Chapter 29 Building a New World Order: The United States, 1989–2009  





Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Envisioning Evidence

Images as History

Competing Visions

Choices and Consequences

About the Authors

Supplements for Instructors and Students


Chapter 1: People in Motion:The Atlantic World to 1590

The First Americans 

European Civilization in Turmoil 

Competing Visions

European and Huron Views of Nature 

Columbus and the Columbian Exchange 

West African Worlds

Choices and Consequences

Benin, Portugal, and the International Slave Trade 

European Colonization of the Atlantic World 

Images as History

Marketing the New World: Theodore De Bry’s Engravings of the Americas 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 2: Models of Settlement:English Colonial Societies, 1590–1710

The Chesapeake Colonies 

Choices and Consequences

The Ordeal of Pocahontas 

New England 

Images as History

Corruption versus Piety 

Envisioning Evidence

Patterns of Settlement in New England and the Chesapeake Compared 

Competing Visions

Antinomianism or Toleration: The Puritan Dilemma 

The Caribbean Colonies  

The Restoration Era and the Proprietary Colonies 

The Crises of the Late Seventeenth Century 

The Whig Ideal and the Emergence of Political Stability 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 3: Growth, Slavery, and Conflict:Colonial America, 1710–1763

Culture and Society in the Eighteenth Century 

Images as History

A Portrait of Colonial Aspirations 

Enlightenment and Awakenings 

African Americans in the Colonial Era 

Envisioning Evidence

The Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Slave Trade 

Immigration, Regional Economies, and Inequality 

War and the Contest over Empire 

Competing Visions

Sir William Johnson and the Iroquois: Indian Visions versus British Arms 

Choices and Consequences

Quakers, Pacifism, and the Paxton Uprising

Chapter Review 


Chapter 4: Revolutionary America: Change and Transformation, 1764–1783

Tightening the Reins of Empire 

Envisioning Evidence

A Comparison of the Annual Per Capita Tax Rates in Britain and the Colonies in 1765 

Patriots versus Loyalists

Images as History

Trumbull’s The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Choices and Consequences

A Loyalist Wife’s Dilemma 

America at War 

The Radicalism of the American Revolution 

Competing Visions

Remember the Ladies

Chapter Review


Chapter 5: A Virtuous Republic:Creating a Workable Government, 1783–1789

Republicanism and the Politics of Virtue 

Images as History

Women’s Roles: Tradition and Change 

Life under the Articles of Confederation 

The Movement for Constitutional Reform 

The Great Debate 

Competing Visions

Brutus and the Publius Debate the Nature of Republicanism 

Choices and Consequences

To Ratify or Not 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 6: The New Republic: An Age of Political Passion, 1789–1800

Launching the New Government 

Hamilton’s Ambitious Program 

Partisanship without Parties

Conflicts at Home and Abroad 

Competing Visions

Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s Reactions to the French Revolution 

Choices and Consequences

Washington’s Decision to Crush the Whiskey Rebellion 

Cultural Politics in a Passionate Age 

Images as History

Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences

The Stormy Presidency of John Adams 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 7: Jeffersonian America:An Expanding Empire of Liberty, 1800–1824

Politics in Jeffersonian America 

Envisioning Evidence

The World of Slavery at Monticello

An Expanding Empire of Liberty 

Choices and Consequences

John Marshall’s Predicament 

Images as History

Samuel Morse’s House of Representatives and the National Republican Vision

Dissension at Home 

America Confronts a World at War 

Competing Visions

War Hawks and Their Critics 

The Republic Reborn: Consequences of the War of 1812 

Crisis and the Collapse of the National Republican Consensus

Chapter Review


Chapter 8: Democrats and Whigs:Democracy and American Culture, 1820–1840

Democracy in America 

Competing Visions

Should White Men Without Property Have the Vote? 

Andrew Jackson and His Age

White Man’s Democracy

Choices and Consequences

Acquiesce or Resist? The Cherokee Dilemma 

Democrats, Whigs, and the Second Party System

Images as History

King Andrew and the Downfall of Mother Bank 

Playing the Democrats’ Game: Whigs in the Election of 1840

Chapter Review 


Chapter 9: Workers, Farmers, and Slaves:The Transformation of the American Economy, 1815–1848

The Market Revolution 

Images as History

Nature, Technology, and the Railroad: George Inness’s Lackawanna Valley (1855) 

The Spread of Industrialization 

Competing Visions

The Lowell Strike of 1834 

The Changing Urban Landscape

Envisioning Evidence

The Economics and Geography of Vice in Mid-Nineteenth Century New York 

Southern Society 

Life and Labor under Slavery 

Choices and Consequences

Conscience or Duty? Judge Ruffin’s Quandary 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 10: Revivalism, Reform, and Artistic Renaissance, 1820–1850

Revivalism and Reform

Abolitionism and the Proslavery Response 

Images as History

The Greek Slave

The Cult of True Womanhood, Reform, and Women’s Rights 

Religious and Secular Utopianism

Competing Visions

Reactions to Shaker Gender Roles 

Choices and Consequences

Mary Cragin’s Experiment in Free Love at Oneida 

Literature and Popular Culture 

Nature’s Nation 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 11: “To Overspread the Continent”:Westward Expansion and Political Conflict, 1840–1848

Manifest Destiny and Changing Visions of the West 

Images as History

George Catlin and Mah-To-Toh-Pa: Representing Indians for an American Audience

American Expansionism into the Southwest

The Mexican War and Its Consequences 

Choices and Consequences

Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

The Wilmot Proviso and the Realignment of American Politics 

Competing Visions

Slavery and the Election of 1848 

Chapter Review


Chapter 12: Slavery and Sectionalism:The Political Crisis of 1848–1861

The Slavery Question in the Territories

Choices and Consequences

Resisting the Fugitive Slave Act

Political Realignment

Images as History

The “Foreign Menace” 

Two Societies 

Envisioning Evidence

The Rise of King Cotton 

A House Divided

Competing Visions

Secession or Union?

Chapter Review


Chapter 13: A Nation Torn Apart:The Civil War, 1861–1865

Mobilization, Strategy, and Diplomacy 

The Early Campaigns, 1861–1863 

Images as History

Who Freed the Slaves? 

Behind the Lines

Competing Visions

Civil Liberties in a Civil War 

Toward Union Victory 

Choices and Consequences

Equal Peril, Unequal Pay 

Envisioning Evidence

Human Resources in the Armies of the Civil War

Chapter Review


Chapter 14: Now That We Are Free:Reconstruction and the New South, 1863–1890

Preparing for Reconstruction 

The Fruits of Freedom 

The Struggle to Define Reconstruction

Competing Visions

Demanding Rights, Protecting Privilege

Implementing Reconstruction 

Reconstruction Abandoned

Images as History

Political Cartoons Reflect the Shift in Public Opinion 

The New South

Choices and Consequences

Sanctioning Separation 

Chapter Review


Chapter 15: Conflict and Conquest:The Transformation of the West, 1860–1900

Natives and Newcomers 

The Economic Transformation of the West 

Native Americans Under Siege 

Competing Visions

Inevitable Progress or Unjust Invasion? 

Choices and Consequences

Forced Assimilation versus Cultural Preservation 

Persecution and Romanticism

Images as History

Annie Oakley 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 16: Wonder and Woe:The Rise of Industrial America, 1865–1900

The Emergence of Big Business 

Creating a Mass Market 

The World of Work Transformed 

Competing Visions

The Legitimacy of Unions 

Conflicting Visions of Industrial Capitalism

Images as History

Why Fear Big Business?

Choices and Consequences

To Strike or Not to Strike? 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 17: Becoming a Modern Society:America in the Gilded Age, 1877–1900

The Rise of the City 

A Search for Solutions 

Images as History

Seeing the Poor 

New Habits, Roles, and Lifestyles 

The Challenge from Below 

Competing Visions

Progress or Peril? 

Choices and Consequences

The Pullman Strike 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 18: Creating a Democratic Paradise:The Progressive Era, 1895 –1915

The Progressive Impulse 

Reining in Big Business

Competing Views on Transforming the Workplace 

Choices and Consequences

Regulating Workers’ Hours 

Protecting Women and Children

Images as History

Exposing the Evils of Child Labor 

Reforming the Government 

Envisioning Evidence

The Family Economy 

Competing Visions

Seeking Racial Uplift 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 19: Imperial America:The United States in the World, 1890–1914

Becoming a World Power 

The Spanish-American War 

Images as History

Atrocity Stories and Public Opinion 

Creating an American Empire 

Competing Visions

Annexing the Philippines 

America and East Asia 

Choices and Consequences

The Legal Construction of “Whiteness” 

In America’s Backyard 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 20: The Great War: World War I, 1914–1918 

The Decision for War 

The War at Home 

Images as History

Propaganda Posters

Fighting the War 

Choices and Consequences

Alvin York, Deciding to Serve

Envisioning Evidence

Understanding the Battlefield 


Competing Visions

Joining the League of Nations 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 21: A Turbulent Decade: The Twenties

Cars and Planes: The Promise of the Twenties

Envisioning Evidence

Scientific Management in Action 

Cultural Unrest 

Racial Violence and Civil Rights  

Competing Visions

Debating Garveyism 

The New Woman

Images as History

Advertising the New Woman 

Ensuring Peace: Diplomacy in the Twenties 

Choices and Consequences

Preventing War in Europe

Chapter Review 


Chapter 22: A New Deal for America: The Great Depression, 1929–1940 

The Early Days of the Depression

Choices and Consequences

Evicting the Bonus Marchers 

A New President and a New Deal 

Recovering from the Depression 

A New Deal for Farmers 

Images as History

“Migrant Mother” —An American Icon 

Reforms to Ensure Social Justice

Competing Visions

Sharing the Wealth 

Envisioning Evidence

Interpreting Public Opinion Polls

Chapter Review 


Chapter 23: World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939–1945 

The Approaching War 

On the Home Front

Competing Visions

Civil Liberties and National Security Clash

On the Front Lines 


Chapter 24: A Divided World: The Early Cold War, 1945—1963 

Origins of the Cold War 

Fighting Communism: Cold and Hot War 

Images as History

Surviving an Atomic Bomb Blast 

Spies in Our Midst

Competing Visions

Naming Names in Hollywood

Averting Nuclear War 

Envisioning Evidence

The Berlin Wall 

Choices and Consequences

The Cuban Missile Crisis 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 25: In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945—1960

Securing the New Deal Legacy

A Middle-Class America 

Competing Visions

Suburbs–American Dream or Nightmare? 

Popular Culture in the Fifties 

Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement

Images as History

Inspiring a New Generation to Act 

Choices and Consequences

Rosa Parks Makes History 

Envisioning Evidence

A National Snapshot of Racial Discrimination 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 26: A Nation Divided: The Vietnam War, 1945—1975

The Long Road to War 

Choices and Consequences

Making Vietnam America’s War 

Fighting in Vietnam

Images as History

The Role of the Press in Vietnam 

Controversy on the Home Front 

Competing Visions

Who was Responsible for the My Lai Massacre? 

The Long Road to Peace

Envisioning Evidence

Vietnam: The Wary by the Numbers 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 27: A Decade of Discord: The Challenge of the Sixties 

The Liberal Moment 

Choices and Consequences

Is School Prayer Constitutional? 

Nonviolence Triumphant: The Civil Rights Movement, 1960—1965 

Images as History

Birmingham, 1963 

The Fractured Left 

Competing Visions

Defining “Black Power” 

The End of an Era

Chapter Review 


Chapter 28: Righting a Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s 

Downturn and Scandal 

Images as History

Watergate Through Political Cartoons 

A Crisis of Presidential Leadership 

Choices and Consequences

Ending the Iranian Hostage Crisis

The Rights Revolution

Competing Visions

Defining the Ideal Woman 

The Rise of the Right 

Chapter Review 


Chapter 29: Building a New World Order: The United States, 1989—20011 

“A Moment Rich with Promise”

Images as History

The Fall of the Berlin Wall 

Contested Visions of Government 

Transforming Daily Life 

Competing Visions

The Economic Cost of Immigration 

New Threats in the Post-Cold War World 

Choices and Consequences

Launching a Preemptive War 

Chapter Review 








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