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A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship-including fun material on music and movies-into a political story, offering students the most comprehensive and complete understanding of American history available. Available in the following split options: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-90499-1; Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 978-0-495-91587-4; Volume 2: Since 1863 (Chapters 17-32), ISBN: 978-0-495-91588-1.
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To The Student: Why Study History? Analyzing Historical Sources. 17. Reconstruction, 1863-1877. 18. A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900. 19. The Rise of Corporate America, 1865-1914. 20. Cities, Peoples, Cultures, 1890-1920. 21. Progressivism. 22. Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917. 23. War and Society, 1914-1920. 24. The 1920s. 25. The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939. 26. America during the Second World War. 27. The Age of Containment, 1946-1953. 28. Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963. 29. America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974. 30. Uncertain Times, 1974-1992. 31. Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century. 32. A Time of Hope and Fear, 1993-2011.

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"This is a high quality textbook that takes students seriously as learners. It challenges without being too daunting, it includes a wealth of material not present in other textbooks, and provides what I think is the richest treatment of U.S. history to 1877 than any other text I've used." "I also love the movie and music features as well as the primary documents. [Students] get at a lot of different ways to access and understand historical processes." "I have been using [LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER] for 10 years at 4 different colleges; beleive it provides excellent value for the money...appreciate & enjoy the social history strand woven through the narrative which elevates the interest & participation of my students... good overall narrative appropriate for a lower division survey at the right level for the average students." -This is a high quality textbook that takes students seriously as learners. It challenges without being too daunting, it includes a wealth of material not present in other textbooks, and provides what I think is the richest treatment of U.S. history to 1877 than any other text I've used.- -I also love the movie and music features as well as the primary documents. [Students] get at a lot of different ways to access and understand historical processes.- -I have been using [LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER] for 10 years at 4 different colleges; beleive it provides excellent value for the money...appreciate & enjoy the social history strand woven through the narrative which elevates the interest & participation of my students... good overall narrative appropriate for a lower division survey at the right level for the average students.-

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