Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Americas, Europe, and Africa Before 1492
2 Early Globalization: The Atlantic World, 1492–1650
3 Creating New Social Orders: Colonial Societies, 1500–1700
4 Rule Britannia! The English Empire, 1660–1763
5 Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774
6 America’s War for Independence, 1775-1783
7 Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790
8 Growing Pains: The New Republic, 1790–1820
9 Industrial Transformation in the North, 1800–1850
10 Jacksonian Democracy, 1820–1840
11 A Nation on the Move: Westward Expansion, 1800–1860
12 Cotton is King: The Antebellum South, 1800–1860
13 Antebellum Idealism and Reform Impulses, 1820–1860
14 Troubled Times: the Tumultuous 1850s
15 The Civil War, 1860–1865
16 The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877