Visions of America A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0205251633
ISBN-13: 9780205251636
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List price: $115.13
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/26/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

See history. Understand history. Praised by instructors and students alike, the first edition ofVisions of Americahas brought history to life for a generation of visual learners–and has shown how competing visions of America have shaped our nation’s past. We’ve made the second edition of this program even better by adding engaging new features and even easier access to new teaching resources. And, thorough integration with the new MyHistoryLab enables instructors to personalize learning for each student. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:Personalize Learning —The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking —Chapter openers and end-of-chapter study materials that are tied to MyHistoryLab combine visual sources, narrative, and questions to help students study effectively.Engage Students —Features focusing on visions that have shaped America and images are integrated with the new MyHistoryLab for a comprehensive learning program. Support Instructors —MyHistoryLab, Annotated Instructor’s eText, MyHistoryLab Instructor’s Guide, Teaching Images with Teaching Notes, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor’s Manual, MyTest, and PowerPoints are available to be packaged with this text.For volume one of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205092675For the combined volume of this test, search ISBN-10: 0205092667 Note:MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit:www.myhistorylab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 1256463590 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9781256463597.

Now That We Are Free: Reconstruction and the New South, 1863-1890
Conflict and Conquest: the Transformation of the West, 1860-1900
Wonder and Woe: the Rise of Industrial America, 1865-1900
Becoming a Modern Society: America in the Gilded Age, 1877-1900
Creating a Democratic Paradise: the Progressive Era, 1895 -1915
Imperial America: the United States in the World, 1890-1914
the Great War: World War I, 1914-1918
A Turbulent Decade: the Twenties
A New Deal for America: the Great Depression, 1929-1940
World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939-1945
A Divided World: the Early Cold World, 1945-1963
In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945-1960
A Nation Divided: the Vietnam War, 1945-1975
A Decade of Discord: the Challenge of the Sixties
Righting a Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s
Building a New World Order: the United States, 1989-2009
Maps
Charts, Graphs, and Tables
Envisioning Evidence
Images as History
Competing Visions
Choices and Consequences
About the Authors
Supplements for Instructors and Students
Now That We Are Free: Reconstruction and the New South, 1863-1890
Preparing for Reconstruction
The Fruits of Freedom
The Struggle to Define Reconstruction
Competing Visions
Demanding Rights, Protecting Privilege
Implementing Reconstruction
Reconstruction Abandoned
Images as History
Political Cartoons Reflect the Shift in Public Opinion
The New South
Choices and Consequences
Sanctioning Separation
Chapter Review
Conflict and Conquest: The Transformation of the West, 1860-1900
Natives and Newcomers
The Economic Transformation of the West
Native Americans Under Siege
Competing Visions
Inevitable Progress or Unjust Invasion?
Choices and Consequences
Forced Assimilation versus Cultural Preservation
Persecution and Romanticism
Images as History
Annie Oakley
Chapter Review
Wonder and Woe: The Rise of Industrial America, 1865-1900
The Emergence of Big Business
Creating a Mass Market
The World of Work Transformed
Competing Visions
The Legitimacy of Unions
Conflicting Visions of Industrial Capitalism
Images as History
Why Fear Big Business?
Choices and Consequences
To Strike or Not to Strike?
Chapter Review
Becoming a Modern Society: America in the Gilded Age, 1877-1900
The Rise of the City
A Search for Solutions
Images as History
Seeing the Poor
New Habits, Roles, and Lifestyles
The Challenge from Below
Competing Visions
Progress or Peril?
Choices and Consequences
The Pullman Strike
Chapter Review
Creating a Democratic Paradise: The Progressive Era, 1895 -1915
The Progressive Impulse
Reining in Big Business
Competing Views on Transforming the Workplace
Choices and Consequences
Regulating Workers' Hours
Protecting Women and Children
Images as History
Exposing the Evils of Child Labor
Reforming the Government
Envisioning Evidence
The Family Economy
Competing Visions
Seeking Racial Uplift
Chapter Review
Imperial America: The United States in the World, 1890-1914
Becoming a World Power
The Spanish-American War
Images as History
Atrocity Stories and Public Opinion
Creating an American Empire
Competing Visions
Annexing the Philippines
America and East Asia
Choices and Consequences
The Legal Construction of "Whiteness"
In America's Backyard
Chapter Review
the Great War: World War I, 1914-1918
The Decision for War
The War at Home
Images as History
Propaganda Posters
Fighting the War
Choices and Consequences
Alvin York, Deciding to Serve
Envisioning Evidence
Understanding the Battlefield
Peace
Competing Visions
Joining the League of Nations
Chapter Review
A Turbulent Decade: the Twenties
Cars and Planes: the Promise of the Twenties
Envisioning Evidence
Scientific Management in Action
Cultural Unrest
Racial Violence and Civil Rights
Competing Visions
Debating Garveyism
The New Woman
Images as History
Advertising the New Woman
Ensuring Peace: Diplomacy in the Twenties
Choices and Consequences
Preventing War in Europe
Chapter Review
A New Deal for America: the Great Depression, 1929-1940
The Early Days of the Depression
Choices and Consequences
Evicting the Bonus Marchers
A New President and a New Deal
Recovering from the Depression
A New Deal for Farmers
Images as History
"Migrant Mother" -An American Icon
Reforms to Ensure Social Justice
Competing Visions
Sharing the Wealth
Envisioning Evidence
Interpreting Public Opinion Polls
Chapter Review
World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939-1945
The Approaching War
On the Home Front
Competing Visions
Civil Liberties and National Security Clash
On the Front Lines
A Divided World: the Early Cold War, 1945-1963
Origins of the Cold War
Fighting Communism: Cold and Hot War
Images as History
Surviving an Atomic Bomb Blast
Spies in Our Midst
Competing Visions
Naming Names in Hollywood
Averting Nuclear War
Envisioning Evidence
The Berlin Wall
Choices and Consequences
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Chapter Review
In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945-1960
Securing the New Deal Legacy
A Middle-Class America
Competing Visions
Suburbs-American Dream or Nightmare?
Popular Culture in the Fifties
Freedom Now: the Civil Rights Movement
Images as History
Inspiring a New Generation to Act
Choices and Consequences
Rosa Parks Makes History
Envisioning Evidence
A National Snapshot of Racial Discrimination
Chapter Review
A Nation Divided: the Vietnam War, 1945-1975
The Long Road to War
Choices and Consequences
Making Vietnam America's War
Fighting in Vietnam
Images as History
The Role of the Press in Vietnam
Controversy on the Home Front
Competing Visions
Who was Responsible for the My Lai Massacre?
The Long Road to Peace
Envisioning Evidence
Vietnam: the Wary by the Numbers
Chapter Review
A Decade of Discord: the Challenge of the Sixties
The Liberal Moment
Choices and Consequences
Is School Prayer Constitutional?
Nonviolence Triumphant: the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965
Images as History
Birmingham, 1963
The Fractured Left
Competing Visions
Defining "Black Power"
The End of an Era
Chapter Review
Righting a Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s
Downturn and Scandal
Images as History
Watergate Through Political Cartoons
A Crisis of Presidential Leadership
Choices and Consequences
Ending the Iranian Hostage Crisis
The Rights Revolution
Competing Visions
Defining the Ideal Woman
The Rise of the Right
Chapter Review
Building a New World Order: the United States, 1989-20011
"A Moment Rich with Promise"
Images as History
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Contested Visions of Government
Transforming Daily Life
Competing Visions
The Economic Cost of Immigration
New Threats in the Post-Cold War World
Choices and Consequences
Launching a Preemptive War
Chapter Review
Appendix
Glossary
Credits
Index
Maps

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