Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition - Eric Foner Introduction to the First Edition - Eric Foner Part I: Eras of the American Past1. 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 Experience8. 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
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
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.