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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past.Volume I To 1877Maps xiFigures xiTables xiPreface xiii1 Three Old Worlds Create a New, 1492–1600 12 Europeans Colonize North America, 1600–1650 283 North America in the Atlantic World, 1650–1720 554 American Society Transformed, 1720–1770 795 Severing the Bonds of Empire, 1754–1774 1066 A Revolution, Indeed, 1774-1783 1319 Deﬁ ning the Nation, 1801-1823 20410 The Rise of the South, 1815–1860 23011 The Restless North, 1815–1860 26012 Reform and Politics, 1824–1845 28713 The Contested West, 1815–1860 31414 Slavery and America’s Future The Road to War, 1845–1861 34215 Transforming Fire The Civil War, 1861–1865 36916 Reconstruction An Unﬁnished Revolution, 1865–1877 404Appendix A-1Index I-1Volume II Since 1865Maps ixFigures xiTables xiiiPreface xv16 Reconstruction An Unﬁnished Revolution, 1865–1877 40417 The Development of the West, 1865–1900 43218 The Machine Age, 1877–1920 45819 The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life, 1877–1920 48620 Gilded Age Politics, 1877–1900 51421 The Progressive Era, 1895–1920 54022 The Quest for Empire, 1865–1914 56823 Americans in the Great War, 1914–1920 59324 The New Era, 1920–1929 62025 The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929–1941 64926 The United States in a Troubled World, 1920–1941 67827 The Second World War at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945 70228 The Cold War and American Globalism, 1945–1961 72729 America at Midcentury, 1945–1960 75530 The Tumultuous Sixties, 1960–1968 78631 Continuing Divisions and New Limits, 1969–1980 81532 Conservatism Revived, 1980–1992 84633 Into the Global Millennium, America Since 1992 875Appendix A-1Index I-1
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Mary Beth Norton (born 1943) is an American historian. She is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at the Department of History at Cornell University.
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