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The American Pageant, Volume 1, 15th Edition

  • David M. Kennedy Stanford University
  • Lizabeth Cohen Harvard University
  • ISBN-10: 1111831424  |  ISBN-13: 9781111831424
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help readers understand and master the content: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis.

Features and Benefits

  • A global focus throughout the text helps students understand American experiences as part of world trends.
  • "Thinking Globally" essays present a different aspect of the American experience contextualized within world history. Readers learn how developments in North America were part of worldwide phenomena, including the challenge to empire in the 18th century, and the phenomenon of nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century. 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.
  • Boxed quotes, many relating to international events or figures, add personal voices to the events chronicled in the text's historical narrative. Updated "Varying Viewpoints" essays reflect new interpretations of significant trends and events, as well as concern for their global context.
  • "Examining the Evidence" primary source features include topics such as what correspondence between Abigail and John Adams in 1776 reveals about women in the American Revolution; how the Gettysburg Address sheds light on President Lincoln's vision of the American nation; and how a letter from a black freedman to his former master in 1865 illuminates his family's experience in slavery.
  • Pedagogy includes: visual material (documentary images, graphs and tables) to illuminate complex and important historical ideas; maps with topographical detail and clear labeling to communicate analytical points; small regional/global locator maps to reinforce students' understanding of U.S. geography and its global context; and bolded chapter terms with a related glossary.
  • Every chapter concludes with an expanded chronology and a list of 10 approachable books to consult "To Learn More." A more extensive chapter-by-chapter annotated bibliography suitable for deeper research is provided on the student website.
  • A list of the chapter key terms and a list of "People to Know"--created to help students focus on the most significant people introduced in that chapter--appear at the end of the chapter to help students review chapter highlights. Both lists also are included on the student website with expanded definitions/explanations.
  • A revised Appendix contains abundant statistical data on many aspects of the American historical experience, as well as how the United States compares to other nations.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDING THE NEW NATION C. 33,000 B.C.E.–1783 C.E.
1. New World Beginnings 33,000 B.C.E.–1769 C.E.
2. The Planting of English America 1500–1733.
3. Settling the Northern Colonies 1619–1700.
4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century 1607–1692.
5. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 1700–1775.
6. The Duel for North America 1608–1763.
7. The Road to Revolution 1763–1775.
8. America Secedes from the Empire 1775–1783.
Part II: BUILDING THE NEW NATION C. 1776–1860.
9. The Confederation and the Constitution 1776–1790.
10. Launching the New Ship of State 1789–1800.
11. The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic 1800–1812.
12. The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism 1812–1824.
13. The Rise of a Mass Democracy 1824–1840.
14. Forging the National Economy 1790–1860.
15. The Ferment of Reform and Culture 1790–1860.
Part III: TESTING THE NEW NATION 1820–1877.
16. The South and the Slavery Controversy 1793–1860.
17. Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy 1841–1848.
18. Renewing the Sectional Struggle 1848–1854.
19. Drifting Toward Disunion 1854–1861.
20. Girding for War: The North and the South 1861–1865.
21. The Furnace of Civil War 1861–1865.
22. The Ordeal of Reconstruction 1865–1877.

What's New

  • This edition explores the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. For example: new material on Transcendentalism in Chapter 15.
  • Updated tables, graphs, Key Terms, People to Know, and To Learn More sections throughout.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text, Vol. I + CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 113364239X  | ISBN-13: 9781133642398

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Printed Text, Vol. I + History CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1133642365  | ISBN-13:  9781133642367

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ISBN-10:  1133638058  | ISBN-13:  9781133638056

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ISBN-10:  1285042913  | ISBN-13:  9781285042916

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Printed Text, Vol. 1 + Aplia Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285042905  | ISBN-13:  9781285042909

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ePack: MindTap® History Instant Access for Kennedy/Cohen's The American Pageant, Volume 1 + CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305520467 | ISBN-13:  9781305520462

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"[The American Pageant] has what I would call a 'macro' and 'micro' approach to history; it presents the American drama both in terms of broad, over-arching themes and through the eyes of the individuals who were the players on its stage. In short, you get to see the forest and the trees!"

— Ronald Huetter, Suffolk County Community College

"The Thinking Globally features provide students with 'rainbow' type lenses to help discover that history is always about interplay and interaction of different countries and cultures."

— Jose Garcia, University of Central Florida

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

The American Pageant (AP® Edition), 15th: PowerLecture DVD-ROM with ExamView Testing  (ISBN-10: 0840029098 | ISBN-13: 9780840029096)

An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation and testing. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes focus questions, chapter themes, chapter summaries, suggested lecture or discussion topics, additional class topics, character sketches, questions for class discussion, and more. Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of lecture outlines, as well as images and maps from the text, can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; JoinIn™ PowerPoint® slides with clicker content are also provided. An Image Library contains .jpg images from the text. The Test Bank includes short answer, multiple-choice, and essay questions. ExamView®, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView®, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

CourseMate with Wadsworth American History Resource Center, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133231926 | ISBN-13: 9781133231929)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 142827202X | ISBN-13: 9781428272026)

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MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285381939 | ISBN-13: 9781285381930)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your American History course.

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CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475520 | ISBN-13: 9781111475529)

COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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American History Resource Center with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111668051 | ISBN-13: 9781111668051)

Wadsworth's American History Resource Center gives your students access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. Students can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study; Assignable Primary Sources with questions; and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances students’ understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google™ Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google™ Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

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Rand McNally Atlas of American History  (ISBN-10: 0618842012 | ISBN-13: 9780618842018)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 80 maps, with new content covering global perspectives, including events in the Middle East from 1945 to 2005, as well as population trends in the U.S. and around the World. Additional maps document voyages of discovery; the settling of the colonies; major U.S. military engagements, including the American Revolution and World Wars I and II; and sources of immigration, ethnic populations, and patterns of economic change.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate with Wadsworth American History Resource Center, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133231926 | ISBN-13: 9781133231929)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $112.00  | CengageBrain Price = $112.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.00

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 142827202X | ISBN-13: 9781428272026)

Aplia™ is an online interactive learning solution that helps you improve comprehension--and your grade--by integrating a variety of mediums and tools such as video, tutorials, practice tests and interactive eBook. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, and innovative teaching materials. More than 1,000,000 students like you have used Aplia at over 1,800 institutions. Aplia™ should be purchased only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

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List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285381939 | ISBN-13: 9781285381930)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your American History course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

CourseReader 0-30: U.S. History Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111475520 | ISBN-13: 9781111475529)

COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: U.S. HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

American History Resource Center with InfoTrac® 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111668051 | ISBN-13: 9781111668051)

Wadsworth's American History Resource Center gives your students access to a “virtual reader” with hundreds of primary sources including speeches, letters, legal documents and transcripts, poems, maps, simulations, timelines, and additional images that bring history to life. Students can browse this extensive collection of primary source materials by topic, resource type, or theme. Documents include Standard Primary Documents for study; Assignable Primary Sources with questions; and Primary Sources on the Web--links to resources contained on other websites. An assortment of maps enhances students’ understanding of history and geography. Assignable Maps include questions; Interactive Maps include clickable content and descriptions; Static Maps display map content; and Google™ Earth Maps are exercises that make use of the free, downloadable Google™ Earth application. Also included is free access to HistoryUnbound--interactive, easy-to-navigate modules that bring the past to life through seamless integration of text and context.

List Price = $30.00  | CengageBrain Price = $30.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Rand McNally Atlas of American History  (ISBN-10: 0618842012 | ISBN-13: 9780618842018)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 80 maps, with new content covering global perspectives, including events in the Middle East from 1945 to 2005, as well as population trends in the U.S. and around the World. Additional maps document voyages of discovery; the settling of the colonies; major U.S. military engagements, including the American Revolution and World Wars I and II; and sources of immigration, ethnic populations, and patterns of economic change.

List Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David M. Kennedy

David M. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus and co-director of The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University. His first book, BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA: THE CAREER OF MARGARET SANGER, was honored with both the Bancroft Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. He has won numerous teaching awards at Stanford, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in American political, diplomatic, intellectual, and social history, and in American literature. Dr. Kennedy published a volume in the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1929—1945, for which he was honored with the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and he served from 2002—2011 on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Lizabeth Cohen

Lizabeth Cohen received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the history department and the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2007—2008 she was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. Previously, she taught at New York University and Carnegie Mellon University. The author of many articles and essays, Dr. Cohen was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her first book, MAKING A NEW DEAL: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CHICAGO, 1919—1939, for which she later won the Bancroft Prize and the Philip Taft Labor History Award. She authored A CONSUMERS' REPUBLIC: THE POLITICS OF MASS CONSUMPTION IN POSTWAR AMERICA (2003), and is currently writing SAVING AMERICA'S CITIES: ED LOGUE AND THE STRUGGLE TO RENEW URBAN AMERICA IN THE SUBURBAN AGE, on urban renewal in American cities after World War II. At Harvard, she has taught courses in 20th century American history, with particular attention to the intersection of social and cultural life and politics. She now oversees the Radcliffe Institute, a major center for scholarly research, creative arts, and public programs.