A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God

A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God

By: Bruce Kuklick (author)Paperback

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A fresh and engaging account of America's history from European contact to the election of Barack Obama. Bruce Kuklick s straightforward yet authoritative narrative, provides a clear and concise way through the complexities of American history without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. The book places politics in the context of religious culture and tries to account for the assertive expansion at the heart of the development of the U.S. Supported by wide-ranging examples, extracts from primary sources, maps, photos and illustrations, this compelling yet balanced account of America s political, cultural and religious history will be core reading for undergraduate students of American history. "

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About Author

BRUCE KUKLICK is Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania, UK. He is the author of ten books in the fields of American diplomatic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and sports history, including Churchmen and Philosophers: Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey, The Rise of American Philosophy:Cambridge Massachusetts, l860-l930, Philosophy in America, 1720-2000 and To Every Thing a Season:Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia. He has also received every teaching award offered by the University of Pennsylvania.


Introduction PART I: MAKING A STATE The European Impact in America, 1494-1676 North American Colonies, 1632-1732 The Colonies in the Empire, 1651-1774 War and Order, 1775-1787 PART II: CONSOLIDATING THE POWER OF THE STATE The Culture of Politics, 1788-1826 From Coexistence to Expansion, 1783-1832 Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Slavery, 1820-1861 Lincoln and the Civil War, 1858-1865 The Sections Integrated: South, West, and Northeast, 1865-1896 PART III: THE AMERICAN STATE AND THE WORLD The New Empire, 1890-1917 Progressive America, 1900-1920 The Crises of Progressive Capitalism, 1919-1933 The Cosmopolitan New Deal in Depression and War, 1933 -1945 Cold War America, 1945-1963 PART IV: PERSONAL POLITICS AND THE STATE The Long 1960s, 1954-1975 Cultural Divisions and Cultural Imperialism, 1968-2000 Epilogue: America in History, 2001 and After Critical Suggestions for Reading and Study Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780230221376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780230221376
  • weight: 551
  • ISBN10: 0230221378

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