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America: A Narrative History, One-Volume Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, InQuizitive, History Skills Tutorial, and Student Site, 11th Edition

  • David E. Shi
  • ISBN-10: 0393689697
  • ISBN-13: 9780393689693
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • Previous Editions: 2016
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

The best-selling narrative history that students love to read

America is the leading narrative history because students love to read it. Additional coverage of immigration enhances the timeliness of the narrative. New Chapter Opener videos, History Skills Tutorials, and Norton’s adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, help students develop history skills, engage with the reading, and come to class prepared. What hasn’t changed? Our unmatched affordability. Choose from Full, Brief (15% shorter), or The Essential Learning Edition--featuring fewer chapters and additional pedagogy.


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Table of Contents

Part One: A Not-So-"New" World
Chapter 1: The Collision of Cultures
Chapter 2: England’s Colonies
Chapter 3: Colonial Ways of Life
Chapter 4: From Colonies to States

Part Two: Building a Nation
Chapter 5: The American Revolution, 1776–1783
Chapter 6: Strengthening the New Nation
Chapter 7: The Early Republic, 1800–1815

Part Three: An Expanding Nation
Chapter 8: The Emergence of a Market Economy, 1815–1850
Chapter 9: Nationalism and Sectionalism, 1815–1828
Chapter 10: The Jacksonian Era, 1828–1840
Chapter 11: The South, Slavery, and King Cotton 1800–1860
Chapter 12: Religion, Romanticism, and Reform, 1800–1860

Part Four: A House Divided and Rebuilt
Chapter 13: Western Expansion, 1830–1848
Chapter 14: The Gathering Storm, 1848–1860
Chapter 15: The War of the Union, 1861–1865
Chapter 16: The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877

Part Five: Growing Pains
Chapter 17: Business and Labor in the Industrial Era, 1860–1900
Chapter 18: The New South and the New West, 1865–1900
Chapter 19: Political Stalemate and Rural Revolt, 1865–1900

Part Six: Modern America
Chapter 20: Seizing an American Empire, 1865–1913
Chapter 21: The Progressive Era, 1890–1920
Chapter 22: America and the Great War, 1914–1920
Chapter 23: A Clash of Cultures, 1920–1929
Chapter 24: The Reactionary Twenties
Chapter 25: The Great Depression, 1929–1939
Chapter 26: The Second World War, 1933–1945

Part Seven: The American Age
Chapter 27: The Cold War and the Fair Deal, 1945–1952
Chapter 28: Cold War America, 1950–1959
Chapter 29: A New Frontier and a Great Society, 1960–1968
Chapter 30: Rebellion and Reaction, the 1960s and 1970s
Chapter 31: Conservative Revival, 1977–1990
Chapter 32: Twenty-First Century America, 1993–present

New to this edition

  • NEW IMMIGRATION COVERAGE EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND TODAY’S CRITICAL ISSUES David Shi’s thorough revision maintains his classic narrative style, while presenting balanced coverage of political, social, and cultural history. The new focus on immigration and its role in American history provides a unique opportunity for students to understand the historical context for today’s immigration debate.
  • NEW DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLS DEVELOP HISTORY SKILLS Enhance the reading experience for students, while also developing critical reading and analytical history skills with new tools.InQuizitive’s adaptive learning assignments ensure students come to class prepared with a strong understanding of the reading. The History Skills Tutorials and Primary-Source Exercises help them build and practice critical analysis skills.