Becoming America https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260069796.jpeg 2 9781260069792 Becoming America helps students recognize themselves, their interconnections, and our own time in the great sweep of history. Its contemporary narrative improves upon traditional history books—making clear the connections between the past and students’ lives through a twenty-first century lens. Infused throughout, recent scholarship grapples with important historical concerns and refocuses on areas often underemphasized framing our past in contemporary cultural and political concerns. Its student-centered learning environment empowers students to think in a historically informed way about the urgent questions of our times and to participate fully and creatively in America’s diverse and vital democracy. For instructors, a fully supportive teaching package does the heavy lifting so you can focus on what you love.
Becoming America

Becoming America

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By David M. Henkin and Rebecca M. McLennan
ISBN10: 1260069796
ISBN13: 9781260069792
Copyright: 2022
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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, & THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN COUNTRY 1700–1765
6 CRISIS & WAR 1765–1781
7 MAKING A NEW NATION 1776–1792
8 THE EARLY REPUBLIC 1790–1811
9 WAR, EXPANSION, & INDIAN REMOVAL 1811–1830
10 MARKET SOCIETY & THE BIRTH OF MASS POLITICS 1825–1844
11 SLAVERY & THE SOUTH 1831–1844
12 ERA OF MIDDLE-CLASS REFORM 1831–1848
13 EXPANSION, NATIONALISM & AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE 1844–1854
14 A UNION UNRAVELING 1848–1860
15 DISUNION & WAR 1861–1865
16 SOUTHERN RECONSTRUCTION 1862–1883
17 REMAKING THE WEST 1865–1893
18 INDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA 1865–1885
19 POLITICS & DISCONTENT IN THE GILDED AGE 1878–1896
20 THE PROGRESSIVE ERA 1896–1914
21 BIRTH OF A GREAT POWER: THE UNITED STATE & THE WORLD 1880-1914
22 WAR & PEACE 1914–1920
23 AMERICA IN THE JAZZ AGE 1920–1929
24 AMERICA REMADE: THE GREAT DEPRESSION & THE NEW DEAL 1929–1939
25 AMERICA GOES TO WAR 1939–1945
26 POSTWAR AMERICA 1945–1953
27 AGE OF AFFLUENCE 1953–1960
28 ERA OF DREAMS & DISCONTENT 1960–1969
29 REACTION, RECESSION & GLOBALIZATION 1970–1979
30 DEINDUSTRIALIZING AMERICA 1980–1992
31 GLOBALIZING AMERICA 1992–2008
32 UNSETTLED AMERICA 2009-2021

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.