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Noted for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment, this best selling U.S. history text provides students with a clear political narrative that incorporates social, cultural, military, and economic history.Each chapter begins with a dramatic vignette that both draws students into the chapter and presents the chapter's main themes. The vignettes are followed by three to five focus questions that provide a framework to help students understand the most important topics in the chapter.The last chapter of the book focuses exclusively on the Clinton administration.
Table of Contents
Note: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion
America Begins The First Americans The Indians' Continent American Peoples on the Eve of European Contact
Transatlantic Encounters and Colonial Beginnings, 1492–1630
African and European Peoples
European Expansion Footholds in North America
Expansion and Diversity: The Rise of Colonial America
The New England Way Chesapeake Society
The Spread of Slavery: The Caribbean and Carolina
The Middle Colonies Rivals for North America
The Bonds of Empire, 1660–1750
Rebellion and War Colonial
Economies and Societies Competing for a Continent Enlightenment and Awakening