A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, by Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard

By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall

A humans AND A state is a best-selling textual content supplying a lively narrative that tells the tales of each person within the usa. The authors cognizance to race and racial id and their inclusion of daily humans and pop culture brings heritage to lifestyles, enticing readers and inspiring them to visualize what existence used to be fairly like within the past.
Volume I To 1877
Maps xi
Figures xi
Tables xi
Preface xiii
1 3 previous Worlds Create a brand new, 1492–1600 1
2 Europeans Colonize North the United States, 1600–1650 28
3 North the US within the Atlantic global, 1650–1720 55
4 American Society remodeled, 1720–1770 79
5 Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774 106
6 A Revolution, certainly, 1774-1783 131
9 Defi ning the state, 1801-1823 204
10 the increase of the South, 1815–1860 230
11 The stressed North, 1815–1860 260
12 Reform and Politics, 1824–1845 287
13 The Contested West, 1815–1860 314
14 Slavery and America’s destiny the line to conflict, 1845–1861 342
15 reworking hearth The Civil struggle, 1861–1865 369
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
Appendix A-1
Index I-1
Volume II on account that 1865
Maps ix
Figures xi
Tables xiii
Preface xv
16 Reconstruction An Unfinished Revolution, 1865–1877 404
17 the improvement of the West, 1865–1900 432
18 The desktop Age, 1877–1920 458
19 The energy and Turmoil of city existence, 1877–1920 486
20 Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900 514
21 The innovative period, 1895–1920 540
22 the search for Empire, 1865–1914 568
23 americans within the nice struggle, 1914–1920 593
24 the hot period, 1920–1929 620
25 the good melancholy and the recent Deal, 1929–1941 649
26 the USA in a bothered international, 1920–1941 678
27 the second one global struggle at domestic and overseas, 1941–1945 702
28 The chilly battle and American Globalism, 1945–1961 727
29 the United States at Midcentury, 1945–1960 755
30 The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968 786
31 carrying on with Divisions and New Limits, 1969–1980 815
32 Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992 846
33 Into the worldwide Millennium, the US due to the fact 1992 875
Appendix A-1
Index I-1

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American Societies What led to the development of major North American civilizations in the centuries before Europeans arrived? Paleo-Indians: The earliest peoples of the Americas. Human beings originated on the continent of Africa, where humanlike remains about 3 million years old have been found in what is now Ethiopia. Over many millennia, the growing population dispersed to other continents. Because the climate was far colder than it is now, much of the earth’s water was concentrated in huge rivers of ice called glaciers.

Like the agricultural Americans, they believed spirits inhabited particular places, and they developed rituals to ensure good harvests. Individual villages composed of kin groups were linked into hierarchical kingdoms, creating the decentralized political and social authority that existed when Europeans arrived. West Africa (Guinea) As in the Americas, West African societies assigned different tasks to men and women. The sexes generally shared agricultural duties. Men also hunted, managed livestock, and fished.

Louis, Missouri, where about twenty thousand people inhabited a metropolitan area. Far to the South, the Aztecs (also called Mexicas) migrated into the Valley of Mexico during the twelfth century. Their chronicles record that their primary deity, Huitzilopochtli—a war god represented by an eagle—directed them to establish their capital on an island where they saw an eagle eating a serpent. That island city became Tenochtitlán, the center of a Aztecs Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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