Becoming America https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073385638.jpeg 1 9780073385631 The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and BecomingAmerica does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporaryscholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.
Becoming America

Becoming America

1st Edition
By David M. Henkin and Rebecca M. McLennan
ISBN10: 0073385638
ISBN13: 9780073385631
Copyright: 2015
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1 CONVERGENCE OF MANY PEOPLES: AMERICA BEFORE 1600

2 EARLY COLONIES 1600–1680

3 SLAVERY AND RACE 1660–1750

4 BRITISH COLONIES IN AN ATLANTIC ECONOMY 1660–1750

5 EMPIRES, WAR, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN COUNTRY 1700–1765

6 CRISIS AND WAR 1765–1781

7 MAKING A NEW NATION 1776–1792

8 THE EARLY REPUBLIC 1793–1811

9 WAR, EXPANSION, AND INDIAN REMOVAL 1811–1830

10 MARKET SOCIETY AND THE BIRTH OF MASS POLITICS 1825–1845

11 SLAVERY AND THE SOUTH 1831–1844

12 ERA OF MIDDLE-CLASS REFORM 1831–1848

13 EXPANSION, NATIONALISM, AND AMERICA POPULAR CULTURE 1844–1854

14 A UNION UNRAVELING 1848–1860

15 DISUNION AND WAR 1861–1865

16 SOUTHERN RECONSTRUCTION 1862–1883

17 REMAKING THE WEST 1865–1893

18 INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA 1865–1885

19 POLITICS AND DISCONTENT IN THE GILDED AGE 1878–1896

20 THE PROGRESSIVE ERA 1896–1914

21 THE BIRTH OF A GREAT POWER: AMERICA AND THE WORLD 1880–1914

22 WAR AND PEACE 1914–1920

23 AMERICA IN THE JAZZ AGE 1920–1929

24 AMERICA REMADE: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL 1929–1939

25 AMERICA GOES TO WAR 1939–1945

26 POSTWAR AMERICA 1945–1953

27 THE AGE OF AFFLUENCE 1953–1960

28 ERA OF DREAMS AND DISCONTENT 1960–1970

29 REACTION, RECESSION, AND GLOBALIZATION 1970–1979

30 DEINDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA 1980–1992

31 GLOBALIZING AMERICA 1992–2012

About the Author

David M. Henkin

Since David Henkin joined the history faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997, he has taught and written about the sorts of subjects that rarely make it into traditional textbooks. He has offered entire courses on baseball, Broadway, immigration, time, leisure, the road, family life, news, and urban literature while publishing books and essays about street signs, paper money, junk mail, intimate correspondence, calendars, and temporal rhythms in the nineteenth century. The task of integrating that kind of material into the traditional narrative of the American past has been the singular challenge of his professional life. David holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from U.C. Berkeley, and he was awarded Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award in the Social Sciences. Beyond the Berkeley campus, David teaches classes on the Talmud, plays cards, eats lots of fish and berries, and roots passionately for the St. Louis Cardinals. Raised in New York, where his family still lives, he makes his home with friends and community in San Francisco.

Rebecca M. McLennan

Rebecca M. McLennan is Preston Hotchkis Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Passionately dedicated to making U.S. history exciting and relevant for today’s students, she has taught courses on American and global food history, consumer culture, the New Deal, and the history of American crime and punishment. She also regularly teaches her department’s gateway U.S. history survey course. Rebecca’s publications include The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776–1941 (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which won several major book awards, and she is currently completing a history of the origin and legacies of the Bering Sea crisis at the turn of the twentieth century. In her spare time, conditions permitting, she swims in San Francisco Bay, cooks for family and friends, and listens to John Coltrane.

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