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The New American History


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Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition - Eric Foner
Introduction to the First Edition - Eric Foner

Part I: Eras of the American Past
1. Beneficiaries of Catastrophe: The English Colonies in America - John M. Murin
2. The Revolutionary Generation: Ideology, Politics, and Culture in the Early Republic - Linda K. Kerber
3. Society, Politics, and the Market Revolution, 1815-1848 - Sean Wilentz
4. Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction - Eric Foner
5. Public Life in Industrial America, 1877-1917 - Richard L. McCormick
6. Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1920-1945 - Alan Brinkley
7. America since 1945 - William H. Chafe

Part II: Major Themes in American Experience
8. Intellectual and Cultural History - Thomas Bender
9. Western History - Richard White
10. Social History - Alice Kessler-Harris
11. U.S. Women's History - Linda Gordon
12. The History of the Family and the History of Sexuality - Estelle B. Freedman
13. African-American History - Thomas C. Holt
14. American Labor History - Leon Fink
15. Ethnicity and Immigration - Thomas B. Shenton and Kevin Kenny
16. Liberty and Power: U.S. Diplomatic History, 1750-1945 - Walter LaFeber

About the Contributors

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Leading historians define key trends in the field of history and reflect on how the experience of previously neglected groups has fundamentally redefined U.S. history

About the Author

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including Reconstruction, 1863-1877, which was awareded the Bancroft Prize.

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