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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $50.00
  • Forthcoming: November 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66896-4
  • 681 pages
  • Volume(s): 1
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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David E. Shi (Author, Furman University)


The best-selling narrative history that students love to read

America is the leading narrative history because students love to read it. Additional coverage of immigration enhances the timeliness of the narrative. New Chapter Opener videos, History Skills Tutorials, and Norton’s adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, help students develop history skills, engage with the reading, and come to class prepared. What hasn’t changed? Our unmatched affordability. Choose from Full, Brief (15% shorter), or The Essential Learning Edition--featuring fewer chapters and additional pedagogy.



    Part One / A Not-So-“New” World

    Chapter 1     The Collision of Cultures

    Chapter 2      England’s Colonies

    Chapter 3         Colonial Ways of Life

    Chapter 4         From Colonies to States

    Part Two / Building a Nation  
    Chapter 5         The American Revolution, 1776–1783
    Chapter 6         Strengthening the New Nation
    Chapter 7         The Early Republic, 1800–1815

    Part Three / An Expanding Nation     

    Chapter 8         The Emergence of a Market Economy, 1815–1850

    Chapter 9         Nationalism and Sectionalism, 1815–1828  

    Chapter 10       The Jacksonian Era, 1828–1840

    Chapter 11       The South, Slavery, and King Cotton 1800–1860

    Chapter 12       Religion, Romanticism, and Reform, 1800–1860

    Part Four / A House Divided and Rebuilt       

    Chapter 13       Western Expansion, 1830–1848

    Chapter 14       The Gathering Storm, 1848–1860

    Chapter 15       The War of the Union, 1861–1865

    Chapter 16       The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877