"Liberty, Equality, Power" offers students a clear, concise understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. An approach which helps students understand not only the effect of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The concise fifth edition incorporates the work of new coauthor, Alice Fahs (University of California, Irvine), an accomplished historian of the 19th and 20th centuries, with special expertise in cultural history and the history of gender.
"Liberty, Equality, Power" continues to offer strong political, social, and cultural coverage and valuable pedagogical tools including 'History Through Film' (now one in every chapter) to help draw students into the material and show the relevance of history to their own lives. "Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Concise, 5/e" is available in the following volume splits: "Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Concise Fifth Edition" (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 9781439084953; "Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Concise, 5/e, Volume I: To 1877", (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 9780495903826; and, Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People, Concise, 5/e, Volume II: Since 1863", (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 9780495903833.
Table of Contents
1. When Old Worlds Collide: Contact, Conquest, Catastrophe. 2. The Challenge to Spain and the Settlement of North America. 3. England Discovers Its Colonies: Empire, Liberty, and Expansion. 4. Provincial America and the Struggle for a Continent. 5. Reform, Resistance, Revolution. 6. The Revolutionary Republic. 7. Completing the Revolution, 1789-1815. 8. Northern Transformations, 1790-1850. 9. The Old South, 1790-1850. 10. Toward an American Culture. 11. Democrats and Whigs. 12. Whigs, Democrats, and the Shaping of Society. 13. Manifest Destiny: An Empire for Liberty--or Slavery? 14. The Gathering Tempest, 1853-1860. 15. Secession and Civil War, 1860-1862. 16. A New Birth of Freedom, 1862-1865. 17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877. 18. A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900. 19. The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900. 20. An Industrial Society, 1900-1920. 21. Progressivism. 22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917. 23. War and Society, 1914-1920. 24. The 1920s. 25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 26. America during the Second World War. 27. The Age of Containment, 1946-1953. 28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963. 29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974. 30. Power and Politics, 1974-1992. 31. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century. 32. Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2009.