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The expansive efforts of Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Karen Halttunen, Joseph F. Kett, and Neal Salisbury prove to be a success as they bring students an engaging resource in their textbook The Enduring Vision: Volume I: To 1877, ISBN 9780495800941. This intriguing narrative boasts a chronological presentation of the political, social, and cultural...
The expansive efforts of Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Karen Halttunen, Joseph F. Kett, and Neal Salisbury prove to be a success as they bring students an engaging resource in their textbook The Enduring Vision: Volume I: To 1877, ISBN 9780495800941. This intriguing narrative boasts a chronological presentation of the political, social, and cultural history of America through the year 1877. Users rave of this book's engaging coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West—including Native American history as well as its emphasis on the environment and the land. A myriad of revisions were made to this edition including the addition of a new featured section in each chapter entitled 'Going to the Source' which presents a one page excerpt of a primary source. These are accompanied with analysis questions that serve as a review. Paul S. Boyer, Clifford E. Clark, Karen Halttunen, Joseph F. Kett, and Neal Salisbury effectively organize the concepts and events of The Enduring Vision: Volume I: To 1877 across 16 chronological chapters. Chapter 1 begins this text with a look at 'Native Peoples of America, to 1500' followed by chapter 2 presenting information on 'The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1625.' Chapter 3 investigates 'The Emergence of Colonial Societies, 1625-1700' while chapter 4 discusses 'The Bonds of Empire, 1660-1750.' 'Roads to Revolution, 1750-1776' is the focus of chapter 5 followed by 'Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776-1788' discussed in chapter 6 and 'Launching the New Republic, 1788-1800' explored in chapter 7. Chapter 8 delves into 'America at War and Peace, 1801-1824' with chapter 9 exploring 'The Transformation of American Society 1815-1840' and chapter 10 investigating 'Democratic Politics, Religious Revival, and Reform, 1824-1840.' Chapter 11 tackles 'Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840-1860' followed by chapter 12 focusing on 'The Old South and Slavery, 1830-1860' and chapter 13 discussing 'Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840-1848.' Chapter 14 presents coverage of 'From Compromise to Secession, 1850-1861' while chapter 15 explores 'Crucible of Freedom: Civil War, 1861-1865.' The concluding pages of this text are devoted to chapter 16 discussing 'The Crises of Reconstruction, 1865-1877.'
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