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American Pageant, Volume 1, 16th Edition

  • David M. Kennedy Stanford University
  • Lizabeth Cohen Harvard University
  • ISBN-10: 1305075935  |  ISBN-13: 9781305075931
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2006
  • © 2016 | Published
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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts on American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 16th edition includes a major revision of Part Six (the period from 1945 to the present), reflecting recent scholarship and providing greater thematic coherence. The authors also condensed and consolidated material on the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) into a new single chapter. A new feature, “Contending Voices,” offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional pedagogical aids make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present additional primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Sixteenth Edition (Chapters 1–41); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1–22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22–41).

Features and Benefits

  • A new feature in each chapter, “Contending Voices,” adds to the wealth of primary source material. This feature offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Examples of topics include: Anne Hutchinson: Accused and Defended (Ch. 3); Debating the New Constitution (Ch. 9); The Role of Women (Ch. 15); and Perspectives on Race and Slavery (Ch. 16).
  • “Contending Voices,” new to the 16th Edition, adds to the wealth of primary source material. This feature offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Examples of topics include: Anne Hutchinson: Accused and Defended (Ch. 3); Debating the New Constitution (Ch. 9); The Role of Women (Ch. 15); and Perspectives on Race and Slavery (Ch. 16).
  • “Thinking Globally” essays (now totaling 14 across volumes 1 and 2) present a different aspect of the American experience contextualized within world history. Readers learn how developments in North America were part of worldwide phenomena, be it the challenge to empire in the 18th century or the globalization that followed World War II. 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.
  • A global focus throughout the text includes graphics to help students compare American developments to developments around the world in areas such as railroad building, cotton production, city size and urban reform strategies, immigration, automobile ownership, the economic effects of the Great Depression, and women's participation in voting and the workforce.
  • Boxed quotes, many relating to international events or figures, add personal voices to the events chronicled in the text's historical narrative.
  • “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 reveals about women in the American Revolution; how the Gettysburg Address sheds light on President Lincoln's vision of the nation; what the manuscript census shows us about immigrant households on New York's Lower East Side in 1900; and how the shopping mall changed consumers' behavior and politicians' campaign tactics after World War II.
  • 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 key 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDING THE NEW NATION CA. 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 CA. 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

  • One of the most popular, effective, and entertaining American history texts ever written, THE AMERICAN PAGEANT combines colorful anecdotes, a wealth of primary source materials, an abundance of photos and cartoons, and the authors' scholarship and trademark wit to bring American history to life.

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Reviews

“[THE AMERICAN PAGEANT] doesn't neglect the social and economic aspects of the American experience as do too many other texts that are too exclusively political histories. In addition, it 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, Suffold County Community College

“I have examined other texts but always return to THE AMERICAN PAGEANT. I like the text very much. It is easy for students to read.”

— Clyde Root, Bethel College

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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.