1. Three Societies on the Verge of Contact. 2. Contact and Settlement, 1492-1660. 3. Expansion and Its Costs, 1660-1700. 4. Expansion and Control, 1700-1763. 5. Toward Revolution, 1763-1775. 6. The Revolution. 7. Confederation and Constitution, 1783-1789. 8. Securing the New Nation, 1789-1800. 9. Jeffersonian Democracy, 1800-1814. 10. The Market Revolution. 11. Politics of the Market Revolution. 12. A Regionalized America, 1830-1860. 13. The Continued Move West. 14. The Impending Crisis. 15. The Civil War. 16. Reconstruction, 1865-1877.
Kevin M. Schultz teaches American history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the most diverse campuses in the country. He has special interests in religion, ethnic and racial history, and American intellectual and cultural life. He is currently president of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and is the author of several books. His most recent, BUCKLEY AND MAILER: THE DIFFICULT FRIENDSHIP THAT SHAPED THE SIXTIES (W.W. Norton & Co.), came out in 2015 and was reviewed widely, including in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens more venues. His TRI-FAITH AMERICA: HOW POSTWAR CATHOLICS AND JEWS HELPED AMERICA REALIZE ITS PROTESTANT PROMISE was published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and is now in paperback, and his essays have appeared in THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, AMERICAN QUARTERLY, THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION, LABOR HISTORY, and several other venues, popular and academic alike. An award-winning teacher, he received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.