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America Past and Present By Robert A. Divine

America Past and Present by Robert A. Divine

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This history text features a narrative approach and a broad view of the past that involves traditional themes yet considers social, gender and ethnic contributions. Students also see how social and economic factors influence national development.

America Past and Present Summary

America Past and Present by Robert A. Divine

This history text features a narrative approach and a broad view of the American past that involves traditional themes yet considers social, gender and ethnic contributions. Students are shown how social and economic factors influence national development. This book chronicles the country's growth, from the period of the earliest Native Americans, through the reconstruction, to the present. Chapter-opening vignettes, reflecting the text's narrative focus, provide a detailed, human account of an episode or event that sheds light on a chapter's main theme. In the fourth edition, there is a greater emphasis on the role of women and minorities. New material includes coverage of the experiences of the Native Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries, including material on Native American women. The continuing history of Spanish settlement in the Southwest lays the groundwork for a later discussion of Hispanics, and three new "Special Feature Essays" on 18th century manners and etiquette, comparative lives of women in the Old South and relations between the USA and Mexico provide insights into history. Also included is four new "Law and Society" essays which consider major trials relating to gender or race, material on ethnic rivalries and the environment. An update analysis of political and diplomatic themes up through the 1992 election, perspectives on recent immigration trends, and social, ethnic, gender and economic issues such as the Stonewall riot and the Thomas/Hill hearings also feature.

Table of Contents

New world encounters; competing visions - English colonization in the 17th century ; putting down roots - colonists in an empire; frontiers of empire - 18th-century America; the American Revolution - from gentry protest to popular revolt, 1763-1783; the Republican experiment; setting the agenda - Federalists and Republicans, 1788-1800; Jeffersonian ascendancy - theory and practice of government; nationalism and nation building; the triumph of white men's democracy; the pursuit of perfection; an age of expansionism; masters and slaves; the sectional crisis; secession and the Civil War; the agony of reconstruction; the west: exploiting an empire; the industrial society; toward an urban society, 1877-1890; political realignments in the 1890s; toward empire; the progressive era; from Roosevelt to Wilson in the age of progressivism; the nation at war; transition to modern America; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; America and the world, 1921-1945; Truman and the Cold War; affluence and the anxiety - from the fair deal to the great society; Vietnam and the escalating Cold War, 1953-1968; a crisis of confidence, 1965-1980; the Reagan- Bush era; America in flux, 1970-1993. Appendices: the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the USA.; Amendments to the Constitution; choosing the president; cabinet members; Supreme Court Justices; admission of states into the Union; a demographic profile of the American People; life expectancy, 1900-1992; death rate, 1900-1992; women in the labour force, 1890-1988; urban/rural population, 1750-1990; origin of immigrants, 1820-1988; ten largest cities by population, 1700-1990; political and physical map of the United States; major armed interventions of the US credits.

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GOR010961542
America Past and Present by Robert A. Divine
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Pearson Education Limited
1995-01-31
1009
067399192X
9780673991928
N/A
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