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Macmillan Higher Education

A Political History of the USA

One Nation Under God

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A fresh and engaging account of America's history from the 15th century to the 21st that navigates complexities without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. Kuklick focuses on politics, but places this in the...

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A fresh and engaging account of America's history from the 15th century to the 21st that navigates complexities without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. Kuklick focuses on politics, but places this in the context of religious culture and emphasizes the assertive expansion at the heart of the development of the U.S. 

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A one volume history of US political history that synthesises complex events in a cogent and engaging way
Kuklick is an awardwinning teacher and has a gift for communicating concisely and compellingly exactly what students need to know
Particular emphasis is given to the underexplored area of religion and culture, giving an interesting critical line to the narrative
 

Introduction
PART I: MAKING A STATE
The European Impact in America, 1494-1676
North American Colonies, 1632-1732
The Colonies in the Empire, 1651-1774
War and Order, 1775-1787
PART II: CONSOLIDATING THE POWER OF THE STATE
The Culture of Politics, 1788-1826
From Coexistence to Expansion, 1783-1832
Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Slavery, 1820-1861
Lincoln and the Civil War, 1858-1865
The Sections Integrated: South, West, and Northeast, 1865-1896
PART III: THE AMERICAN STATE AND THE WORLD
The New Empire, 1890-1917
Progressive America, 1900-1920
The Crises of Progressive Capitalism, 1919-1933
The Cosmopolitan New Deal in Depression and War, 1933 -1945
Cold War America, 1945-1963
PART IV: PERSONAL POLITICS AND THE STATE
The Long 1960s, 1954-1975
Cultural Divisions and Cultural Imperialism, 1968-2000
Epilogue: America in History, 2001 and After
Critical Suggestions for Reading and Study
Index.

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BRUCE KUKLICK is Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania, UK. He is the author of ten books in the fields of American diplomatic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and sports history, including Churchmen and Philosophers: Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey, The Rise of American Philosophy:Cambridge Massachusetts, l860-l930, Philosophy in America, 1720-2000 and To Every Thing a Season:Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia. He has also received every teaching award offered by the University of Pennsylvania.

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BRUCE KUKLICK is Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania, UK. He is the author of ten books in the fields of American diplomatic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and sports history, including Churchmen and Philosophers: Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey, The Rise of American Philosophy:Cambridge Massachusetts, l860-l930, Philosophy in America, 1720-2000 and To Every Thing a Season:Shibe Park and Urban Philadelphia. He has also received every teaching award offered by the University of Pennsylvania.

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