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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People Volume 1

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People Volume 1

8th Edition
By Alan Brinkley
Copyright: 2016

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Chapter 1: The Collision of Cultures

America Before Columbus

Europe Looks Westward

The Arrival of the English

Debating the Past: The American Population Before Columbus

America in the World: The Atlantic Context of Early American History

America in the World: Mercantilism and Colonial Commerce

Consider the Source: Bartolome de las Casas, "Of the Island of Hispaniola"

 

Chapter 2: Transplantations and Borderlands

The Early Chesapeake

The Growth of New England

The Restoration Colonies

Borderlands and Middle Grounds

The Development of Empire

Debating the Past: Native Americans and "The Middle Ground"

Consider the Source: Cotton Mather on the Recent History of New England

 

Chapter 3: Society and Culture in Provincial America

The Colonial Population

The Colonial Economies

Patterns of Society

Awakenings and Enlightenments

Debating the Past: The Origins of Slavery

Debating the Past: The Witchcraft Trials

Consider the Source: Gottlieb Mittleburger, the Passage of Indentured Servants

 

Chapter 4: The Empire in Transition

Loosening Ties

The Struggle for the Continent

The New Imperialism

Stirrings of Revolt

Cooperation and War

America in the World: The First Global War

Patterns of Popular Culture: Taverns in Revolutionary Massachusetts

Consider the Source: Benjamin Franklin, Testimony against the Stamp Act

 

Chapter 5: The American Revolution

The States United

The War for Independence

War and Society

The Creation of State Governments

The Search for a National Government

Debating the Past: The American Revolution

America in the World: The Age of Revolutions

Consider the Source: Abigail Adams discusses women’s rights

 

Chapter 6: The Constitution and the New Republic

Framing a New Government

Adoption and Adaptation

Federalists and Republicans

Establishing National Sovereignty

The Downfall of the Federalists

Debating the Past: The Background of the Constitution

Consider the Source: Washington’s Farewell Address

 

Chapter 7: The Jeffersonian Era

The Rise of Cultural Nationalism

Stirrings of Industrialism

Jefferson the President

Doubling the National Domain

Expansion and War

The War of 1812

America in the World: The Global Industrial Revolution

Patterns of Popular Culture: Horse Racing

Consider the Source: Thomas Jefferson to Meriwether Lewis, June 1803

 

Chapter 8: Varieties of American Nationalism

Stabilizing Economic Growth

Expanding Westward

The "Era of Good Feelings"

Sectionalism and Nationalism

The Revival of Opposition

Consider the Source: Thomas Jefferson Reacts to the Missouri Compromise

 

Chapter 9: Jacksonian America

The Rise of Mass Politics

"Our Federal Union"

The Removal of the Indians

Jackson and the Bank War

The Changing Tale of American Politics

Politics After Jackson

Debating the Past: Jacksonian Democracy

Patterns of Popular Culture: The Penny Press

Consider the Source: Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

 

Chapter 10: America's Economic Revolution

The Changing American Population

Transportation and Communications Revolutions

Commerce and Industry

Men and Women at Work

Patterns of Society

The Agricultural North

Patterns of Popular Culture: Shakespeare in America

Consider the Source: The Baltimore Patriot Supports Government Regulation of Telegraphy

 

Chapter 11: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South

The Cotton Economy

Southern White Society

Slavery: The "Peculiar Institution"

The Culture of Slavery

Debating the Past: The Character of Slavery

Consider the Source: Senator James Henry Hammond Declares “Cotton Is King”

 

Chapter 12: Antebellum Culture and Reform

The Romantic Impulse

Remaking Society

The Crusade Against Slavery

America in the World: The Abolition of Slavery

Consider the Source: Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Fall, NY, 1848

 

Chapter 13: The Impending Crisis

Looking Westward

Expansion and War

The Sectional Debate

The Crisis of the 1850s

Consider the Source: Wilmot Proviso to the Northwest Ordinance, 1846

 

Chapter 14: The Civil War

The Secession Crisis

The Mobilization of the North

The Mobilization of the South

Strategy and Diplomacy

Campaigns and Battles

Debating the Past: The Causes of the Civil War

Patterns of Popular Culture: Baseball and the Civil War

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Chapter 15: Reconstruction and the New South

The Problems of Peacemaking

Radical Reconstruction

The South in Reconstruction

The Grant Administration

The Abandonment of Reconstruction

The New South

Debating the Past: Reconstruction

Consider the Source: Southern Blacks Ask for Help