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America Past and Present, Volume 1 (9th Edition), ISBN 9780205699940, is the collaborative work of Robert A. Divine, T. H. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross, and H. W. Brands and was designed with the introductory-level survey courses in American History in mind. A chronological approach is used to present college and...
America Past and Present, Volume 1 (9th Edition), ISBN 9780205699940, is the collaborative work of Robert A. Divine, T. H. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross, and H. W. Brands and was designed with the introductory-level survey courses in American History in mind. A chronological approach is used to present college and university students with the social and political dimensions of American history so that they can attain a wide-ranging perspective of the scope and complexity of the American past. An entertaining writing style depicts the diverse stories of all Americans including the elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minorities. 16 chapters are detailed by Robert A. Divine, T. H. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson, R. Hal Williams, Ariela J. Gross, and H. W. Brands in America Past and Present, Volume 1 (9th Edition). This book begins with chapter 1 detailing 'New World Encounters' followed by chapter 2 delving into 'New World Experiments: England's Seventeenth-Century Colonies.' Chapter 3 discusses 'Putting Down Roots: Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Society' while chapter 4 presents coverage of 'Experience of Empire: Eighteenth-Century America.' 'The American Revolution: From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt, 1763—1783' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 followed by 'The Republican Experiment' discussed in chapter 6 and 'Democracy and Dissent: The Violence of Party Politics, 1788—1800' presented in chapter 7. Chapter 8 focuses on 'Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision' while chapter 9 explores 'Nation Building and Nationalism' and chapter 10 tackles 'The Triumph of White Men's Democracy.' Chapter 11 presents 'Slaves and Masters' with chapter 12 discussing 'The Pursuit of Perfection' and chapter 13 focusing on 'An Age of Expansionism.' 'The Sectional Crisis' is the focus of chapter 14 followed by 'Secession and the Civil War' in chapter 15. This book concludes with chapter 16 discussing 'The Agony of Reconstruction.'
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