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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. The Old South
    1. Southern mythology
    2. Explanations of distinctiveness
      1. Geography and weather
      2. Human factors
        1. Biracial population
        2. Conscious and defensive minority
        3. Farming
        4. Belief in distinctiveness
    3. Agriculture
      1. Staple crops
        1. Tobacco, indigo, rice, sugar, and hemp
        2. Cotton
          1. Huge demand
          2. New lands in Southwest
      2. Self-sufficient general farming
      3. Economic worries
        1. Soil exhaustion
        2. Agricultural diversification
    4. Manufacturing and trade
      1. Decline in manufacturing
      2. Calls for diversification
      3. Explanations for lack of development
  2. White society in the South
    1. Plantations
      1. Defined
      2. The planter
      3. The plantation mistress
        1. Supervisor of domestic slaves
        2. Sexual double standard
      4. Overseers
    2. The middle class
      1. Largest group
      2. Land ownership
      3. Style of life
    3. Poor whites
      1. Characteristics
      2. Health
    4. Culture of honor and violence
      1. Code of honor
      2. Outlets in popular rituals
        1. Manliness
        2. Duels
  3. African Americans in the Old South
    1. Background of slavery
    2. Free persons of color
      1. Legal status
      2. Mulattos
      3. Slaveholders
    3. Slave trade
      1. Numbers and values
      2. End of African slave trade
      3. Domestic trade
    4. Plantation slavery
      1. Jobs
      2. General conditions
    5. Slave women
      1. Value for reproduction
      2. Work
      3. Threat of sexual abuse
      4. Opportunity for escape
      5. Celia
    6. Slave resistance
      1. Gabriel
      2. Denmark Vesey
      3. Nat Turner
      4. Malingering and sabotage
    7. The slave community
      1. Diversity
      2. Cohesion and pride
    8. Slave religion and folklore
      1. African and Christian elements
      2. Use of religion as an instrument of white control and black refuge
      3. The uses of folklore
    9. The slave family
      1. Legal status
      2. Importance of the nuclear family
      3. Sexual exploitation of slaves
  4. The Old Southwest
    1. Description
    2. Migration
      1. Reasons to move
      2. Women underrepresented
      3. Reactions of slaves
      4. Nature of journey
    3. Masculine culture
  5. Antislavery movements
    1. Early opponents of slavery
      1. Few white southerners
      2. American Colonization Society
    2. Movement toward abolitionism
      1. From gradualism to immediatism
      2. William Lloyd Garrison
      3. New England Anti-Slavery Society
      4. American Anti-Slavery Society
    3. Splits in abolitionism
      1. Radical vs. reformer
      2. Role of women
    4. Black abolitionists
      1. Critical of white antislavery efforts
      2. Frederick Douglass
      3. Sojourner Truth
    5. Reaction to antislavery agitation
      1. Hostility
      2. “Gag rule” in Congress
      3. Development of Liberty party
      4. Defenses of slavery
        1. Role of churches
        2. Inferiority of blacks
        3. Practical considerations
        4. Compared to northern industry

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