American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume 1

Paperback | June 24, 2011

byMark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

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Bridging the present to the past.

  

American Destiny’s mission is to show readers how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including American Lives essays and Re-Viewing the Past movie essays. This book is the abridged version of The American Nation, 14th edition.

 
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Bridging the present to the past.    American Destiny’s mission is to show readers how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including American Lives essays and Re-Viewing the Past movie essays. This book is the abridge...

Mark C. Carnes Mark C. Carnes received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his Ph.D in history from Columbia University. He has chaired both the history and American studies departments at Barnard College and Columbia University, where he serves as the Ann Whitney Olin professor of history. He is also the general edito...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 1 inPublished:June 24, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205790399

ISBN - 13:9780205790395

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents

Maps and Graphs

Feature Essays

Preface

Supplements for Instructors and Students

About the Authors

 

Prologue: Beginnings

 

Chapter 1 Alien Encounters: Europe in the Americas

 

Chapter 2 American Society in the Making

 

Chapter 3 America in the British Empire

 

Chapter 4 The American Revolution

 

Chapter 5 The Federalist Era: Nationalism Triumphant

 

Chapter 6 Jeffersonian Democracy

 

Chapter 7 National Growing Pains

 

Chapter 8 Toward A National Economy

 

Chapter 9 Jacksonian Democracy

 

Chapter 10 The Making of Middle-Class America

 

Chapter 11 Westward Expansion

 

Chapter 12 The Sections Go Their Own Ways

 

Chapter 13 The Coming of the Civil War

 

Chapter 14 The War to Save the Union

 

Chapter 15 Reconstruction and the South

   

Maps

Index

 

Editorial Reviews

“…offers a detailed standard history of the United States, with materials beyond what can be covered in a classroom. It also has features within the book to encourage original thinking on the part of students.”         -Billy Hathorn, Laredo Community College   “…does an excellent job of organizing the material in a way that ties everything together for the student…this text provides the best instructional aides on the market.”         -Andrew Bagley, Phillips Community College   “…does an excellent job at providing a compelling chronological narrative that flows smoothly.”         -Horacio Salinas, Jr., Laredo Community College   “This text is very complete for an introductory course. It will keep the students’ interest in learning.”         -Armando C. Alonzo, Texas A&M University   “…a comprehensive people’s history that is not shy to be critical of many deeds, but is also careful to give credit to unknown individuals and groups when it is due.”         -Dr, Itai Sneh, John Jay College   “There are two compelling attributes of American Destiny: its attempt at a balance between the political and social issues…and its attempt to show the relevance (through the Chapter introductions) of history to the present.”         -Thomas Born, Blinn College