Preface Prelude: The American Landscape in 1760 Chapter 1: The Atlantic Trading Community Chapter 2: The Atlantic Cultural Community Chapter 3: The Imperial Challenge, 1763-1770 Chapter 4: The Road to Revolution, 1770-1774 Chapter 5: Struggle for Independence, 1775-1778 Chapter 6: A Nation Born Chapter 7: The Revolution at Home Chapter 8: A Time of Trial Chapter 9: From Many, One Chapter 10: The New Nation Chapter 11: Launching the Ship of State, 1789-1794 Chapter 12: Fall of the Federalists, 1794-1800 Chapter 13: The Search for National Identity Chapter 14: Jeffersonian Liberalism Chapter 15: Jeffersonian Nationalism Chapter 16: The Road to War, 1805-1812 Chapter 17: "Mr. Madison's War" Suggested Readings
Norman K. Risjord is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a prize-winning teacher for more than three decades. He is the author of thirteen books on American history, including a biography of Thomas Jefferson.
Norman K. Risjord's Jefferson's America is a highly accessible account by a master practitioner. Conveying both the textures of everyday life as well as the drama of the political battles of the era, this superb volume will enlighten students and delight specialists. -- Douglas R. Egerton, author of Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America