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Chapter 1: New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1769
Chapter 2: The Planting of English America, 1500-1733
Chapter 3: Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700
Chapter 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692
Chapter 5: Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775
Chapter 6: The Duel for North America, 1608-1763
Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775
Chapter 8: America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783
Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790
Chapter 10: Launching the New Ship of State, 1789-1800
Chapter 11: The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic, 1800-1812
Chapter 12: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824
Chapter 13: The Rise of a Mass Democracy, 1824-1840
Chapter 14: Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860
Chapter 15: The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860
Chapter 16: The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860
Chapter 17: Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848
Chapter 18: Renewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854
Chapter 19: Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861
Chapter 20: Girding for War: The North and the South, 1861-1865
Chapter 21: The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865
Chapter 22: The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Chapter 23: Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896
Chapter 24: Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900
Chapter 25: America Moves to the City, 1865-1900
Chapter 26: The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1896
Chapter 27: Empire and Expansion, 1890-1909
Chapter 28: Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912
Chapter 29: Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916
Chapter 30: The War to End War, 1917-1918
Chapter 31: American Life in the "Roaring Twenties," 1919-1929
Chapter 32: The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932
Chapter 33: The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1939
Chapter 34: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941
Chapter 35: America in World War II, 1941-1945
Chapter 36: The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952
Chapter 37: The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960
Chapter 38: The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968
Chapter 39: The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980
Chapter 40: The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
Chapter 41: America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era, 1992-2004
Chapter 42: The American People Face a New Century

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