American History. From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium. Finally, the best history has at its foundation a story. A printer challenges a King and so is laid the foundation of the first amendment; a New Jersey miner finds gold in California and sets off a torrent of movement westward; a woman...If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, occasionally to win.
Chapter 2: American Experiments (1521 - 1700). Chapter 3: The British Atlantic World (1660 - 1750). Chapter 4: Growth, Diversity, and Conflict (1720 - 1763). Chapter by chapter outlines of America's History Eighth Edition.