Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, ©2023, 10e

Grade Levels: 9-12
The Unfinished Nation is the best-selling concise text for U.S. History. Suitable the AP or Honors course, this text is respected for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship. 

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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People is respected for the clear narrative voice of renowned historian Alan Brinkley and for its impeccable scholarship. The 10th edition sheds new light on the experiences and perspectives of populations that have been under-represented in the historical narrative, particularly of Native Americans, Black Americans, and women throughout American history. The Unfinished Nation invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually develop the unfinished nation that is the United States. This succinct telling of history is a flexible option for an honors or Advanced Placement course.

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• Assessments, customizable PowerPoint lectures, and primary and secondary source activities are included in every chapter.
• AP resources are available for use in the AP-level course.

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  1. The Collision of Cultures
  2. Transplantations and Borderlands
  3. Society and Culture in Provincial America
  4. The Empire in Transition
  5. The American Revolution
  6. The Constitution and the New Republic
  7. The Jeffersonian Era
  8. Expansion and Division in the Early Republic
  9. Jacksonian America
  10. America’s Economic Revolution
  11. Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South
  12. Antebellum Culture and Reform
  13. The Impending Crisis
  14. The Civil War
  15. Reconstruction and the New South
  16. The Conquest of the Far West
  17. Industrial Supremacy
  18. The Age of the City
  19. From Crisis to Empire
  20. The Progressives
  21. America and the Great War
  22. The New Era
  23. The Great Depression
  24. The New Deal Era
  25. America in a World at War
  26. The Cold War
  27. The Affluent Society
  28. The Turbulent Sixties
  29. The Crisis of Authority
  30. From "The Age of Limits" to Reaganism
  31. The Age of Globalization

Alan Brinkley (1949-2019) was the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University. He served as university provost at Columbia from 2003 to 2009. He authored works, such as Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression, which won the 1983 National Book Award; American History: Connecting with the Past; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; Liberalism and Its Discontents; Franklin D. Roosevelt; and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. He served as board chair of the National Humanities Center, board chair of the Century Foundation, and was a trustee of Oxford University Press. He was also a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1998-1999 he was the Harmsworth Professor of History at Oxford University, and in 2011-2012 the Pitt Professor at the University of Cambridge. He won the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award at Harvard and the Great Teacher Award at Columbia. He was educated at Princeton and Harvard.

John M. Giggie is associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Alabama, where he also serves as Director of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South. He is the author of After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, editor of American First Hand, editor of Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Commercial Culture, and co-editor of Dixie Great War: World War I and the American South. He is a series editor for Religion and Culture at the University of Alabama Press. In 2020, Professor Giggie taught the first Black History course, offered daily for an entire year, at an Alabama public school. He is co-founder of the West Side Scholars Academy, a middle school summer enrichment program that focuses on civil rights history. He is managing a research study of lynching in Alabama, and preparing a book on civil rights protests in West Alabama. He was educated at Amherst College and Princeton University.

Andrew J. Huebner is associate professor of history at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Love and Death in the Great War and The Warrior Image: Soldiers in American Culture from the Second World War to the Vietnam Era. He is co-editor of Dixie’s Great War, as well as two other forthcoming edited volumes about war and society in the United States. In 2017, he was named an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University.