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Give Me Liberty!: An American History, 5th Edition

ISBN: 9780393616170

The leading text in the U.S. survey course, Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the print textbook of the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool.


  • Interactive maps that will help you to learn and explore the geography, historical context, and demographics of specific regions.

  • Sources of Freedom media sections that amplify each chapter’s themes.

  • Exercises that provide a framework to analyse illustrations in the Visions of Freedom inserts in the textbook.

Eric Foner

Part 1 American colonies to 1763

Chapter 1 A new world

Chapter 2 Beginnings of English America, 1607-1660

Chapter 3 Creating Anglo-America, 1660-1750

Chapter 4 Slavery, freedom and the stuggle for empire, 1763

Part 2 A new nation, 1763-1840

Chapter 5 The American revolution, 1763-1783

Chapter 6 The revolution within

Chapter 7 Founding a nation, 1783-1791

Chapter 8 Securing the republic, 1791-1815

Chapter 9 The market revolution, 1800-1840

Chapter 10 Democracy in America, 1815-1840

Part 3 Slavery, freedom and the crisis of the Union, 1840-1877

Chapter 11 The peculiar institution

Chapter 12 An age of reform, 1820-1840

Chapter 13 A house divided, 1840-1861

Chapter 14 A new birth of freedom: the Civil War, 1861-1865

Chapter 15 “What is freedom?”: Reconstruction, 1865-1877

Part 4 Toward a global presence, 1870-1920

Chapter 16 America’s gilded age, 1870-1890

Chapter 17 Freedom’s boundaries, at home and abroad, 1890-1900

Chapter 18 The progressive era, 1900-1916

Chapter 19 Safe for democracy: the United States and World War I, 1916-1920

Part 5 Depression and wars, 1920-1953

Chapter 20 From business culture to Great Depression: the twenties, 1920-1932

Chapter 21 The new deal, 1932-1940

Chapter 22 Fighting for the four freedoms: World War II, 1941-1945

Chapter 23 The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953

Part 6 What kind of nation? 1953-2015

Chapter 24 An affluent society, 1953-1960

Chapter 25 The sixties, 1960-1968

Chapter 26 The triumph of conservatism, 1969-1988

Chapter 27 From triumph to tragedy, 1989-2001

Chapter 28 A new century and new crises

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