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THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit are all evident throughout. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that students understand and retain the material as they read and prepare for exams. Available in the following split options: THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91537-9.
- Over 80 new maps in THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT provide precise topographical detail and clear labels to better communicate the text's analytical points. In addition, a global locator map in a corner of each map provides geographical context for the area under discussion.
- A renewed and strengthened global focus throughout the Eighth Edition helps students appreciate the American story within a worldwide context. Seven new "Thinking Globally" essays demonstrate how developments in North America were part of worldwide phenomena and include essays on the slave trade (Chapter 7), revolutions (Chapter 10), and the globalization that followed World War II (Chapter 36). Students see how key aspects of American history were faced by other nations but resolved in distinct ways according to each country's history, cultural traditions, and political and economic structures.
- New! "Key Terms" and "People to Know" lists have been created to help students focus on the most significant people introduced in each chapter. Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in the margins where they are first introduced. Both key terms and key people lists appear at the end of the chapter to help students review chapter highlights.
- Now included on the student CourseMate website are a variety of resources for further study and review, including lists with definitions of "Key Terms" and "People to Know" identified in each text chapter, access to interactive versions of the maps in the text, flashcards, links to primary sources and history sites, and other activities. The website also contains a full, chapter-by-chapter annotated bibliography suitable for deeper research and an extensive visual profile of the United States with charts and graphs illustrating many aspects of the American historical experience--many with comparisons to other nations.
- Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit contribute to the book's reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history.
- Quote boxes sprinkled liberally throughout the chapters take students back to the period under discussion and give them a sense of what people of the time said and thought about various events, questions, and controversies. The "Examining the Evidence" features give students a chance to practice the art of historical thinking in another way--by showing how historians develop interpretations of the past. The "Examining the Evidence" boxes cover a wide range of sources that lead students to discover: how a letter from a black freedman to his former master in 1865 illuminates his family's experience in slavery as well as their hopes for a new life; what the manuscript census teaches us about immigrant households on the Lower East Side of New York in 1900; or how a new kind of architectural structure--the shopping mall--changed both consumers' behavior and politicians' campaign tactics after World War II.
- In every chapter, focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to related primary sources ensure that students understand and retain the material as they read and prepare for exams.
- A full, chapter-by-chapter annotated bibliography suitable for deeper research is provided on the student website.
2. The Planting of English America.
3. Settling the Northern Colonies.
4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century.
5. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution.
6. The Duel for North America.
7. The Road to Revolution.
8. America Secedes from the Empire.
9. The Confederation and the Constitution.
10. Launching the New Ship of State.
11. The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic.
12. The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism.
13. The Rise of a Mass Democracy.
14. Forging the National Economy.
15. The Ferment of Reform and Culture.
16. The South and the Slavery Controversy.
17. Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy.
18. Renewing the Sectional Struggle.
19. Drifting Toward Disunion.
20. Girding for War: The North and the South.
21. The Furnace of Civil War.
22. The Ordeal of Reconstruction.
23. Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age.
24. Industry Comes of Age.
25. America Moves to the City.
26. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution.
27. Empire and Expansion.
28. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt.
29. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad.
30. The War to End War.
31. American Life in the "Roaring Twenties."
32. The Politics of Boom and Bust.
33. The Great Depression and the New Deal.
34. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War.
35. America in World War II.
36. The Cold War Begins.
37. The Eisenhower Era.
38. The Stormy Sixties.
39. The Stalemated Seventies.
40. The Resurgence of Conservatism.
41. America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era.
42. The American People Face a New Century.
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