Give Me Liberty 5th Edition Volume 1 (Seagull Fifth Edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Seagull Fifth edition (July 1, 2017)
P R E F A C E
Give Me Liberty An American History 5th Edition Volume 1 is a survey of American history from the earliest days of European exploration and conquest of the New World to the first decades of the twenty- first century. It offers students a clear, concise narra–tive whose central theme is the changing contours of American freedom.I am extremely gratified by the response to the first four editions of Give Me Liberty, which have been used in survey courses at many hundreds of two- and four- year colleges and universities throughout the country. The comments I have received from instructors and students encourage me to think that Give Me Liberty! has worked well in their classrooms.
Their comments have also included many valuable suggestions for revisions, which I greatly appreci–ate. These have ranged from corrections of typographical and factual errors to thoughts about subjects that needed more extensive treatment.
In mak–ing revisions for this Give Me Liberty An American History 5th Edition Volume 1, I have tried to take these suggestions into account. I have also incorporated the findings and insights of new scholarship that has appeared since the original edition was written.The most significant changes in this Give Me Liberty An American History 5th Edition Volume 1 reflect my desire to integrate the history of the American West and especially the regions known as borderlands more fully into the narrative.
In recent years these aspects of American history have been thriving areas of research and scholarship. Of course earlier editions of Give me liberty 5th edition volume 1 have discussed these subjects, but in this edition their treatment has been deepened and expanded. I have also added notable works in these areas to many chapter bibliographies and lists of websites.The definition of the West has changed enormously in the course of Amer–ican history.
In the colonial period, the area beyond the Appalachians present- day Kentucky, Tennessee, and western Pennsylvania and New York constituted the West. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the term referred to Ohio, Michigan, Alabama, and Mississippi. After the Civil War, the West came to mean the area beyond the Mississippi River.
Today, it is sometimes used to refer mainly to the Pacific coast. But whatever its geo–graphic locale, the West has been as much an idea as a place an area beyond the frontier of settlement that promised newcomers new kinds of freedom, sometimes at the expense of the freedom of others, such as native inhabitants and migrant laborers. In this edition we follow Americans as they constructed their Wests, and debated the kinds of freedom they would enjoy there