Understanding the past helps us navigate the present and future. When you read this text, you will not only learn about American History, you will be exposed to movies and music that tell the stories of American History in addition to the reading material you expect in a college level history book. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses themes in a unique approach to show how the United States was transformed, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps you understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.John Murrin, Paul Johnson, James McPherson, Alice Fahs, Gary Gerstle ... New England had 15, 000 blacks by 1770, New York 19, 000, and New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware a combined total of 16, 000. ... This massive influx created the Old South, a society consisting of wealthy slaveholding planters, a much larger class of small planters, and thousands of slaves. ... Slaves did most of the manual labor in the southern colonies, and their arrival transformed the social structure.
|Title||:||Liberty, Equality, and Power: A History of the American People|
|Author||:||John Murrin, Paul Johnson, James McPherson, Alice Fahs, Gary Gerstle|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2007-03-09|