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Give Me Liberty! An American History, Volume One Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, InQuizitive, and History Skills Tutorials, 6th Edition

  • Eric Foner
  • ISBN-10: 0393418111
  • ISBN-13: 9780393418118
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  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

The leading U.S. history textbook, with a new focus on “Who is an American?”

A powerful text by an acclaimed historian, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, concise, and integrated American history. In the Sixth Edition, Eric Foner addresses a question that has motivated, divided, and stirred passionate debates: “Who is an American?” With new coverage of issues of inclusion and exclusion—reinforced by new primary source features in the text and a new secondary source tutorial online—Give Me Liberty! strengthens students’ most important historical thinking skills.


  • An authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated synthesis of American history The leading U.S. survey text, Give Me Liberty! has been used by more than one million students. It provides an accessible introduction to U.S. history by taking the scattered puzzle pieces of past events and assembling them into a clear, cohesive picture that conveys the what and why of history in a way all students can understand. Its success springs from its singular author—Eric Foner, a leading authority in the field of American history and an award-winning writer. His single-author voice and thematic focus on the story of American freedom has resonated with students at schools everywhere.

  • Still the best value, with a family of options to support your course Give Me Liberty! is published in three formats along with a companion reader, Voices of Freedom. All feature the same number of chapters and are an incredible value, among the most affordable options available.

Table of Contents

One-Volume: Chapters 1–28 
Volume 1: Chapters 1–15 
Volume 2: Chapters 15–28 

Part 1: American Colonies to 1763
Chapter 1: A New World 
Chapter 2: Beginnings of English America, 1607–1660 
Chapter 3: Creating Anglo-America, 1660–1750 
Chapter 4: Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle for Empire, to 1763 
Part 2: A New Nation, 1763–1840
Chapter 5: The American Revolution, 1763–1783 
Chapter 6: The Revolution Within 
Chapter 7: Founding a Nation, 1783–1791 
Chapter 8: Securing the Republic, 1791–1815 
Chapter 9: The Market Revolution, 1800–1840 
Chapter 10: Democracy in America, 1815–1840 

Part 3: Slavery, Freedom, and the Crisis of the Union, 1840–1877
Chapter 11: The Peculiar Institution 
Chapter 12: An Age of Reform, 1820–1840 
Chapter 13: A House Divided, 1840–1861 
Chapter 14: A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War, 1861–1865 
Chapter 15: "What Is Freedom?": Reconstruction, 1865–1877 

Part 4: Toward a Global Presence, 1870–1920 
Chapter 16: America's Gilded Age, 1870–1890 
Chapter 17: Freedom's Boundaries, at Home and Abroad, 1890–1900 
Chapter 18: The Progressive Era, 1900–1916 
Chapter 19: Safe for Democracy: The United States and World War I, 1916–1920 

Part 5: Depression and Wars, 1920–1953
Chapter 20: From Business Culture to Great Depression: The Twenties, 1920–1932 
Chapter 21: The New Deal, 1932–1940 
Chapter 22: Fighting for the Four Freedoms: World War II, 1941–1945 
Chapter 23: The United States and the Cold War, 1945–1953 

Part 6: What Kind of Nation? 1953–2018
Chapter 24: An Affluent Society, 1953–1960 
Chapter 25: The Sixties, 1960–1968 
Chapter 26: The Conservative Turn, 1969–1988 
Chapter 27: From Triumph to Tragedy, 1989–2004 
Chapter 28: A Divided Nation 

New to this edition

  • New coverage of issues of inclusion and exclusion across American history Who is an American, who is not, and what does it mean to be American? This is a front-burner issue now, but it has been a key question throughout all of American history. The Sixth Edition includes new coverage of inclusion and exclusion as it has played out in American law and institutions, political and social movements, family and individual aspirations, and race, gender, and ethnicity. This new coverage is woven throughout the text and highlighted in new “Who is an American?” primary source document features and author videos.
  • An interactive introduction to effective reading and historical thinking New and updated digital resources help students develop critical reading and analytical history skills while enhancing the reading experience. InQuizitive—Norton’s award-winning adaptive learning tool—features 20% new and revised questions, and the History Skills Tutorials feature a new module on secondary sources. Both InQuizitive and the Tutorials ensure that students come to class prepared with a strong understanding of the reading.