Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 1 by David BurnerFirsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 1 by David Burner

Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 1

byDavid Burner, Virginia Bernhard, Stanley I. Kutler

Paperback | July 22, 2005

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All comprehensive United States survey textbooks, including this one, give full coverage to standard political, economic, diplomatic, and legal events. But these elements of history are largely the story of elites. This textbook also provides social history captured in the recognizable lives of ordinary people. Presidents, congressmen, and corporate executives are quoted throughout the book. So are soldiers, slaves, indentured servants, cowboys, working girls and women, and civil rights activists. Firsthand America, using more than 2,000 quotations, therefore gives due place both to the traditional leaders and to the myriad Americans never named in formal historians.
David Burner, a professor of history at SUNY at Stony Brook, received his doctorate at Columbia, where he studied under Richard Hofstadter. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a Ford Fellow at Harvard. His early books are The Politics of Provincialism and Herbert Hoover: A Public Life. He is also the author of Making Peace with...
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Title:Firsthand America: A History of the United States, Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 10 × 7.7 × 1.12 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933385022

ISBN - 13:9781933385020

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Table of Contents

1. Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

2. North America.

3. The Developing Colonies.

4. An Independent Spirit 1763-1776.

5. Revolution and Independence 1776-1787.

6. We the People 1787-1800.

7. Independence Confirmed 11800-1816.

8. Sinews of Nationhood.

9. Sectionalism and Part 1816-1828.

10. The Jacksonian Era 1828-1840.

11. An Age of Reform.

12.Westward Expansion: The 1840s.

13. Impending Crisis: The 1850s.

14. A Great Civil War 1861-1865.

15. “Been in the Strom So Long”: Emancipation and Reconstruction.

Appendixes.

Index.