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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

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  1. Agriculture
    1. Importance of cotton to the economy
      1. Invention of the cotton gin
      2. Revolutionary impact of the gin
        1. Impact on slavery
        2. Encouragement of westward migration
        3. Cotton became an important export
    2. Westward movement
      1. Statistical evidence
      2. Changes in land laws
      3. Development of improved iron plows
      4. Introduction of the grain reaper
  2. Improvements in transportation and communication
    1. Opening new roads
    2. River transportation
      1. Flatboats
      2. Steamboats
      3. Canal barges
      4. Erie Canal
      5. Linkages with railroads
    3. Development of railroads
      1. Rails
      2. Fuel
      3. Advantages of railroad travel
    4. Early railroad successes
    5. Ocean transport
      1. Regularly scheduled packet lines
      2. Clipper ships
    6. Financing internal improvements
      1. Turnpikes financed by private investment
      2. States sponsor canals
      3. Railroads soon financed by private investment
      4. Federal support for canals and railroads
    7. Communications revolution
      1. Telegraph
      2. Mail “express”
    8. Other technological advances and inventions
  3. The growth of industry
    1. Early manufacturing
      1. Persistence of the handicraft system
      2. Britain’s lead in industrial production
      3. Early industrial mills in the United States
      4. Impact of the War of 1812 on early textile manufacturing
    2. Technology
      1. Steam engines
      2. Practical orientation of American ingenuity
      3. The impact of inventions on living conditions
        1. Rubber
        2. Sewing machine
        3. Telegraph
    3. Emergence of the factory system
      1. Persistence of the putting-out system
      2. The Lowell system
        1. Features of plan
        2. Republican values
        3. Young women workers
        4. Advantages and problems
      3. Competing Fall River system
    4. Ecological impact
      1. Textile mills on rivers
      2. Water rights
      3. Nature reshaped
        1. Habitats altered
        2. Pollution
    5. Industry and growth of cities
      1. Commerce and industry
      2. Geographical distribution
  4. Popular culture
    1. Urban recreation
      1. Drinking
      2. Blood sports
    2. The theater
    3. Minstrel shows
      1. Folk origins
      2. Touring groups
      3. Stephen Foster
  5. Immigration
    1. To the United States
      1. Attraction and need for immigrants
      2. Ebb and flow of immigration
    2. Major ethnic groups
      1. The Irish
        1. Circumstances of immigration
        2. Demographic details
        3. Characteristics of Irish life here
        4. Anti-Irish attitudes
        5. Linkage to Andrew Jackson
        6. Ties to the Roman Catholic Church
      2. The Germans
        1. Circumstances of immigration
        2. Notable immigrants
      3. Others
        1. The British
        2. The Scandinavians
        3. The Chinese
    3. Nativist reaction to immigrants
      1. Reasons for antagonism toward immigrants
      2. Examples of nativist activity
      3. Nativist organizations
  6. Labor organizations
    1. Skilled work in Revolutionary era
      1. Hierarchy of guild system
      2. Daily routine
      3. Trade associations
      4. Use of slaves
    2. Early organizations among craft workers
      1. Importance of Commonwealth v. Hunt decision in Massachusetts in 1842
      2. Efforts to create national trade unions
    3. Labor and politics
      1. Rise and decline of labor parties
      2. Locofocos
      3. Reforms
    4. Revival of unions
  7. Rise of the professions
    1. Specialized knowledge
    2. Causes
      1. Technology
      2. Education
      3. Literacy revolution
    3. Examples
      1. Writer and publisher
      2. Teacher
      3. Attorney
      4. Physician
      5. Engineer
    4. Role of Women
      1. Teaching and nursing
      2. Volunteers
  8. Jacksonian inequality
    1. Examples of self-made men
    2. Greater likelihood of social stratification
    3. Increasing social rigidity and inequality in the “Age of the Common Man”

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