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Making America: A History of the United States, Brief, 6th Edition

  • Carol Berkin Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Christopher L. Miller The University of Texas, Pan American
  • Robert W. Cherny San Francisco State University
  • James L. Gormly Washington and Jefferson College
  • Douglas Egerton Le Moyne College
  • Kelly Woestman Pittsburgh State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133317693  |  ISBN-13: 9781133317692
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2001, 1997
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $141.00

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Overview

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages students to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to students of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow students to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows students to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help students analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World," introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context for the student. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Features and Benefits

  • The "Investigating America" feature gets students working with two or three primary sources in every chapter, familiarizing them with the basic work of doing history. Topics include Powhatan's Mantle (a visual source); Jefferson's Notes and Slavery, 1785; and Sexuality and Innuendo in Movie Advertising. Each excerpt ends with questions that guide the student in their reading and understanding of the source.
  • An open, inviting design with extended margins encourages students' reading and use of pedagogy to improve learning and comprehension.
  • "It Matters Today" essays in every chapter show how a person, event, or idea is meaningful today. The questions at the end of each essay prompt readers to consider specific connections between the past, the present, and the future. Topics include Native Americans Shape a New World; Women's Opportunities, Then and Now; and Preventing Another Great Depression.
  • To help readers connect with individuals in history and stay interested in the topic at hand, each chapter opens with "Individual Choices," telling the story of a key person in history. Featured people include Wahunsunacock, Nathanial Bacon, Esther DeBerdt Reed, and Jackie Robinson.
  • Focus questions at the beginning of the chapter's major sections guide readers to the most important themes in each section and connect moments in U.S. history to relevant events in global history.
  • The on-page glossary defines key terms, concepts, and vocabulary right on the page where the term first appears, giving readers confidence, knowledge, and a quick tool to review. Terms include not just famous individuals and important concepts but also words that may be unfamiliar to readers such as icon, cash crops, dissenters, naturalized, and spendthrift.

Table of Contents

1. Making a "New" World, to 1588.
2. A Continent on the Move, 1400-1725.
3. Founding the English Mainland Colonies, 1585-1732.
4. The English Colonies in the Eighteenth Century, 1689-1763.
5. Deciding Where Loyalties Lie, 1763-1776.
6. Recreating America: Independence and a New Nation, 1775-1783.
7. Competing Visions of the Virtuous Republic, 1770-1796.
8. The Early Republic, 1796-1804.
9. Increasing Conflict and War, 1805-1815.
10. The Rise of a New Nation, 1815-1836.
11. The Great Transformation: Growth and Expansion, 1828-1848.
12. Responses to the Great Transformation, 1828-1848.
13. Sectional Conflict and Shattered Union, 1848-1860.
14. A Violent Choice: Civil War, 1861-1865.
15. Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877.
16. The Nation Industrializes, 1865-1900.
17. Life in the Gilded Age, 1865-1900.
18. Politics and Foreign Relations in a Rapidly Changing Nation, 1865-1902.
19. The Progressive Era, 1900-1917.
20. The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920.
21. Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928.
22. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939.
23. America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945.
24. Truman and Cold War America, 1945-1952.
25. Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960.
26. Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968.
27. America Under Stress, 1967-1976.
28. New Economic and Political Alignments, 1976-1992.
29. Entering a New Century, 1992-2010.

What's New

  • A new "In the Wider World" feature introduces a global perspective on the era covered in each chapter.
  • A new map program throughout provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context for the student.
  • Material covering the period from 1865 to 1900 has been streamlined--four chapters from the fifth edition (16-19) have been consolidated into three chapters in the sixth edition (16-18). Chapter 16 now focuses largely on the emergence of an industrial economy; Chapter 17 now focuses largely on new social and cultural patterns and changing gender roles; Chapter 18 now focuses centrally on domestic politics and foreign relations.
  • Chapter 22 has been reorganized and includes new analysis of First and Second Hundred Days.
  • Chapter 29 (formerly Chapter 30) is now titled "Entering a New Century 1992-2010" to reflect the revised and updated coverage and focus.
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This is an outstanding text with glossary, illustrations, and top scholarship, yet readable and enjoyable. I previously used the standard edition, but found that students did not read it as much as I expected. So I supplement the Brief Edition with outside readings online or in class. . . . I have used [Making America] for 5 years and have found nothing comparable."

— Anthony Beninati, Valencia Community College

"I find all the Investigating America features to be extremely worthwhile as they create a sense of empathy and enable the student to recognize historical events as more than dates and names, but rather as people who are making the best decisions possible under the circumstances they are in. The perspectives given in these features are invaluable!"

— Melissa Semione, SUNY-Jefferson Community College

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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133943276 | ISBN-13: 9781133943273)

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages students to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to students of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow students to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows students to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help students analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World," introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context for the student. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865.

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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133943284 | ISBN-13: 9781133943280)

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages students to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to students of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow students to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows students to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help students analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World," introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context for the student. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865.

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

Featuring more than eighty maps, this comprehensive atlas also covers global perspectives.

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The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

In this new edition of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, success in a history course is within every student’s reach! Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University) have prepared a no-nonsense guide that teaches basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

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Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133943276 | ISBN-13: 9781133943273)

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages you to think historically and to value the past. With a clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure, MAKING AMERICA is easy to read. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: tools that help you master complex material and develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text and improve your learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help you analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World," introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865.

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume 2: Since 1865, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1133943284 | ISBN-13: 9781133943280)

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages you to think historically and to value the past. With a clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure, MAKING AMERICA is easy to read. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: tools that help you master complex material and develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text and improve your learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help you analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. "Investigating America" gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, "In The Wider World," introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865.

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MindTap™ History for Berkin/Miller/Cherny/Gormly/Egerton/Woestman's Making America, Brief, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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MindTap™ History for Berkin/Miller/Cherny/Gormly/Egerton/Woestman's Making America, Brief, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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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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The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, by Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University), is a no-nonsense guide to the skills you need to succeed in a history course. You’ll learn basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carol Berkin

Carol Berkin received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her PhD from Columbia University. Her dissertation won the Bancroft Award. She is now presidential professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York. She has written JONATHAN SEWALL: ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN LOYALIST (1974), FIRST GENERATIONS: WOMEN IN COLONIAL AMERICA (l996), A BRILLIANT SOLUTION: INVENTING THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION (2002), and REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERS: WOMEN IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE (2005). She has edited WOMEN OF AMERICA: A HISTORY (with Mary Beth Norton, 1979); WOMEN, WAR AND REVOLUTION (with Clara M. Lovett, 1980); WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S LIVES: DOCUMENTS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (with Leslie Horowitz, 1998); and LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK: A WOMEN'S STUDIES READER (with Judith Pinch and Carole Appel, 2005). She was contributing editor on southern women for THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOUTHERN CULTURE and has appeared in the PBS series “Liberty! The American Revolution,” “Ben Franklin,” and “Alexander Hamilton,” and in The History Channel's “Founding Fathers.” Professor Berkin chaired the Dunning Beveridge Prize Committee for the American Historical Association, the Columbia University Seminar in Early American History, and the Taylor Prize Committee of the Southern Association of Women Historians. She served on the program committees for both the Society for the History of the Early American Republic and the Organization of American Historians. She has served on the Planning Committee for the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress, and she chaired the CLEP Committee for Educational Testing Service. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Council for History Education.

Christopher L. Miller

Christopher L. Miller received his BS degree from Lewis and Clark College and his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently associate professor of history at the University of Texas-Pan American. He is the author of PROPHETIC WORLDS: INDIANS AND WHITES ON THE COLUMBIA PLATEAU (1985), which was republished in 2003 as part of the “Columbia Northwest Classics Series” by the University of Washington Press. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and anthologies as well as standard reference works. Dr. Miller also is active in contemporary Indian affairs. He served, for example, as a participant in the American Indian Civics Project funded by the Kellogg Foundation. He has been a research fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University and was the Nikolay V. Sivachev Distinguished Chair in American History at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Professor Miller also has been active in projects designed to improve history teaching, including programs funded by the Meadows Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other agencies.

Robert W. Cherny

Robert W. Cherny received his BA from the University of Nebraska and his MA and PhD from Columbia University. He is professor of history at San Francisco State University. His books include COMPETING VISIONS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA (with Richard Griswold del Castillo, 2005); AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE GILDED AGE, 1868-1900 (1997); SAN FRANCISCO, 1865-1932: POLITICS, POWER, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (with William Issel, 1986); A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1985, 1994); and POPULISM, PROGRESSIVISM, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF NEBRASKA POLITICS, 1885-1915 (1981). He is coeditor of AMERICAN LABOR AND THE COLD WAR: UNIONS, POLITICS, AND POSTWAR POLITICAL CULTURE (with William Issel and Keiran Taylor, 2004). His articles on politics and labor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have appeared in journals, anthologies, and historical dictionaries and encyclopedias. In 2000, he and Ellen Du Bois coedited a special issue of the “Pacific Historical Review” that surveyed women's suffrage movements in nine locations around the Pacific Rim. He has been an NEH Fellow, Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He has served as president of H-Net (an association of more than 100 electronic networks for scholars in the humanities and social sciences), the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Southwest Labor Studies Association; as treasurer of the Organization of American Historians; and as a member of the council of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch.

James L. Gormly

Born in Riverside, California, James L. Gormly received a B.A. from the University of Arizona and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He is now professor of history and chair of the history department at Washington and Jefferson College. He has written THE COLLAPSE OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE (1970) and FROM POTSDAM TO THE COLD WAR (1979). His articles and reviews have appeared in DIPLOMATIC HISTORY, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, THE HISTORIAN, THE HISTORY TEACHER, and THE JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY.

Douglas Egerton

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Douglas R. Egerton received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is professor of history at Le Moyne College. His books include YEAR OF METEORS: THE ELECTION OF 1860 AND THE SECESSION WINTER (2010); DEATH OR LIBERTY: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA (2009); THE ATLANTIC WORLD: A HISTORY, 1400-1888 (with Alison Games, Kris Lane, and Donald R. Wright, 2007); REBELS, REFORMERS & AND REVOLUTIONARIES: COLLECTED ESSAYS AND SECOND THOUGHTS (2002); HE SHALL GO OUT FREE: THE LIVES OF DENMARK VESEY (1999); GABRIEL'S REBELLION: THE VIRGINIA SLAVE CONSPIRACIES OF 1800 & 1802 (1993); and CHARLES FENTON MERCER AND THE TRIAL OF NATIONAL CONSERVATISM (1989). He was script consultant and on-camera commentator for two PBS series, "Africans in America" (1998) and "This Far By Faith: Stories of African American Religion" (2003). His articles on race and politics in early America have appeared in journals, anthologies, and encyclopedias. Professor Egerton served on the dissertation prize committee for the Southern Historical Association, and the book and article prize committees for the Society of Historians of the Early Republic. He has served on the editorial boards of the JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC and THE HISTORIAN, and he was awarded the John Adams Chair (Netherlands) Fulbright Scholar Distinguished Lecturing Award.

Kelly Woestman

Kelly A. Woestman (Ph.D. University of North Texas) is Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. She has received a number of prestigious teaching and technology grants including five Teaching American History Grants from the U.S. Department of Education and Improving Teacher Quality Grants from Pittsburg State University. Professor Woestman is a past president of H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online and co-editor of THE TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT: LESSONS FOR HISTORIANS AND HISTORY EDUCATORS (2009). She also serves on the editorial board of the journal TEACHING HISTORY and the Technical Working Group of the National History Education Clearinghouse.