American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume 1 by Mark C. CarnesAmerican Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume 1 by Mark C. Carnes

American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume 1

byMark C. Carnes, John A. Garraty

Paperback | June 24, 2011

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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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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...
Title:American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:June 24, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Detailed Contents

Maps and Graphs

Feature Essays


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





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