The Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992

Paperback | March 1, 1995

byMaldwyn A. Jones

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This is a major survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. It traces the political, intellectual, economic and cultural development of a distinctive American society, without losing sight of its continued connections with the Old World. Swelled by acontinuous flux of immigration, the population of the United States spread with astonishing rapidity over a vast continent, evolving a new system of government and creating extraordinary wealth. Maldwyn A Jones assesses not only the epic achievements of the nation, but also the tensions andlimitations of the society behind the 'American Dream'.In this second edition Professor Jones has continued his study to the present, with a new chapter examining the conservative revival of the 1980s and the presidential elections of 1992. He has included an additional map, incorporated the most recently available statistics into the population tables,and completely revised and updated the Bibliography.

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This is a major survey of the American past from the earliest colonial settlements to the present day. It traces the political, intellectual, economic and cultural development of a distinctive American society, without losing sight of its continued connections with the Old World. Swelled by acontinuous flux of immigration, the populati...

Maldwyn A. Jones is at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.57 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780198205722

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Table of Contents

Colonial Foundations 1607-1760Provincial Expansion 1700-1763Revolution and Independence 1763-1783The Revolutionary Transformation 1776-1789The Federalist Age 1789-1801Jeffersonian Republicanism 1801-1824The Expanding Union 1815-1860The Politics of Egalitarianism 1824-1844Society and Cultural Ferment 1820-1860Estward Expansion and Sectional Conflice 1844-1850The Road to Secession 1850-1860The Civil War 1861-1865Reconstruction 1865-1877The New South and White Supremacy 1877-1914Taming the West 1865-1900The Growth of an Industrial Economy 1865-1914Society and Culture in the Industrial Era 1860-1910Politics from Conservativism to Revolt 1877-1896The Progressive Era 1900-1917The United States and World Affairs 1865-1914The United States and the First World War 1914-1920After the War 1919-1929The Great Depression 1929-1939Foreign Policy between the Wars 1921-1941Global War 1941-1945Cold War Tensions 1945-1960The Troubled Years 1960-1980American Society and Culture 1940-1980The Conservative Counter-Revolution 1980-1992MapsTables

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"Very efficiently written--a lot of information on many topics in 630 pages. Balanced and objective views. A very good reference history--I would recommend it to any major."--Lawrence de Graef, California State University-Fullerton Praise for the previous edition: "[Jones's] style is concise but graceful, his scholarship extensive, and he manages to pack much information and commentary into his limited format without seeming encyclopedic."--The Historian