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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945–1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. The campaigns of 1776
    1. Comparison of the two armies
    2. Howe’s force in New York
    3. Washington’s minor victories in New Jersey
  2. Effects of the war on society
    1. Size and nature of the Loyalist population
    2. Internal conflicts between groups of colonists
    3. Nature of the militias and the Continental Army
    4. Methods of financing the war
    5. Ways of surviving the winter of 1776—77
      1. Supplies
      2. Desertion
      3. Smallpox inoculations
    6. Impact of the war on different social groups
      1. Sacrifices required
      2. Opportunities for profit
      3. Social equality versus inequality
  3. Expansion of the war in 1777
    1. The British plan of attack
    2. Howe in Philadelphia
    3. Washington at Valley Forge
    4. American victory at Saratoga
    5. Southern campaign
    6. France enters the war
      1. Importance of Saratoga victory
      2. Details of the treaty with France
      3. Spain joins France on the American side
  4. The stalemate of 1778
    1. Winter at Valley Forge
    2. Changes in British policy
      1. Peace Commission to the Americans
      2. Evacuation of Philadelphia as Clinton replaces Howe
    3. The war in the West
      1. Victories of George Rogers Clark
      2. Destruction of the Iroquois
      3. Daniel Boone in Kentucky
  5. The war turns south
    1. British move south
    2. Fighting in the Carolinas
      1. British take Charleston
      2. Gates defeated at Camden
      3. Forces of Cornwallis and Greene fight
    3. Benedict Arnold’s treachery
    4. The victory of Yorktown, October 1781
  6. The road to a peace settlement
    1. Negotiators
    2. Complications in the negotiations
    3. Terms of the Peace of Paris, September 3, 1783
  7. The political revolution
    1. Republican ideology
      1. Debate over form of government
      2. Balanced polity and civic virtue
    2. State constitutions
      1. Experimentation
      2. Separation of powers
      3. Bills of rights
    3. Adoption of the Articles of Confederation
  8. The extent of the social revolution
    1. Differing expectations of the Revolution
    2. Extension of equality to lower groups
      1. Expanded suffrage
      2. Disposal of land tracts
    3. Impact on slavery
      1. Importation of slaves ended in all states but Georgia
      2. Role of blacks in the war
      3. Antislavery sentiment
    4. Impact on women
      1. Limitations on women in the eighteenth century
      2. Role of women in the war
      3. Limited legal gains made for women
    5. Impact on religion
      1. Separation of the Anglican church from the state governments
      2. Growth of national church organizations
  9. Sense of nationalism inspired by the Revolution
    1. Independence Day
    2. The new mission of America

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