v. 1. 1493-1754: Discovering a new world.--v. 2. 1755-1783: Resistance and revolution.--v. 3. 1784-1796: Organizing the new Nation.--v. 4. 1797-1820: Domestic expansion and foreign entanglements.--v. 5. 1821-1832: Steps toward equalitarianism.--v. 6. 1833-1840: The challenge of a continent.--v. 7. 1841-1849: Manifest destiny.--v. 8. 1850-1857: A house dividing.--v. 9. 1858-1865: The crisis of the Union.--v. 10. 1866-1883: Reconstruction and industrialization.--v. 11. 1884-1894: Agrarianism and urbanization.--v. 12. 1895-1904: Populism, imperialism, and reform.--v. 13. 1905-1915: The progressive era.--v. 14. 1916-1928: World war and prosperity.--v. 15. 1929-1939: The great depression.--v. 16. 1940-1949: The Second World War and after.--v. 17. 1950-1960: Cold war in the nuclear age.--v. 18. 1961-1968: The burdens of world power.--v. 19. 1969-1973: Detente and domestic crisis.--[v. 20] Great issues in American life: a conspectus.
Colonial America is an extraordinary collection of original documents that show what life in the American colonies was really like for colonists, Native Americans, and slaves. From Georgia to Maine, diaries, letters, newspaper clippings, posters, and a multitude of primary sources provide lively insight.
With this unique collection of primary source documents from colonial newspapers, students will be able to debate the issues of colonial America. Pro and con opinion pieces, letters, essays and news reports that were printed in colonial newspapers will help the reader to understand the differing viewpoints of colonial Americans on the key issues from 1690 to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Nearly 300 documents, organized chronologically by event, will help readers step back in time to debate the issues faced by 18th-century Americans. The work covers 31 events from abolition, religion, and women's rights to the Stamp Act crisis and the Boston Tea Party.
Thomas Jefferson complains about haggling over the Declaration of Independence ... Jack London guides us through the rubble of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake ... Langston Hughes visits the Scottsboro Boys on death row ... Andy Warhol paints the scene at Studio 54 ... John Seabrook receives e-mail from Bill Gates. Three hundred eyewitnesses -- some famous, some anonymous -- give their personal accounts of the great moments that make up our past, from Columbus to cyberspace, and infuse them with a freshness and urgency no historian can duplicate.