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
17 Go West Young Man! Westward Expansion, 1840-1900
18 Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900
19 The Growing Pains of Urbanization, 1870-1900
20 Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900
21 Leading the Way: The Progressive Movement, 1890-1920
22 Age of Empire: American Foreign Policy, 1890-1914
23 Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919
24 The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929
25 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Great Depression, 1929-1932
26 Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1941
27 Fighting the Good Fight in World War II, 1941-1945
28 Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960
29 Contesting Futures: America in the 1960s
30 Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980
31 From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000
32 The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States
Presidents of the United States of America
U.S. Political Map
U.S. Topographical Map
United States Population Chart
Further Reading