This highly readable introductory guide provides a lucid and authoritative account of the course of American history, discussing political, social, economic and cultural developments. For this thoroughly revised and expanded new edition, Philip Jenkins reviews the events of the last five years in a new final chapter. There is more in-depth discussion of the post-9/11 international crises, a discussion of the 2004 presidential election, and an examination of recent political and cultural crises, including the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Table of Contents
List of Tables List of Maps Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction Unnamed Lands: The European Settlement, 1492-1765 Revolution and Nation Building, 1765-1825 Expansion and Crisis, 1825-65 Cities and Industry, 1865-1917 War and Globalism, 1917-56 Only Yesterday, The United States 1956-92 Contemporary America, Suggestions for Further Reading Index
PHILIP JENKINS is Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA.