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American Nation A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0205568106
ISBN-13: 9780205568109
Edition: 13th 2008
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Description: The political history of the United States is intimately tied with its social, economic and cultural development. Co-authors Mark Carnes and John Garraty explore this relationship and show how it took thenbsp;voices and actions of many peoples to  More...

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List price: $127.40
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

The political history of the United States is intimately tied with its social, economic and cultural development. Co-authors Mark Carnes and John Garraty explore this relationship and show how it took thenbsp;voices and actions of many peoples to produce this singular political structure - The United States of America. Long renowned for its elegant narrative style,The American Nationin this Thirteenth Edition retains its most significant strength-its rich and memorable prose.

Mark C. Carnes is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Maps and Graphs
Features
American Lives
Re-Viewing the Past
Mapping the Past
Debating the Past
Preface
About the Authors
The War to Save the Union
Lincoln's Cabinet
Fort Sumter: The First Shot
The Blue and the Gray
The Test of Battle: Bull Run
Paying for the War
Politics as Usual
Behind Confederate Lines
War in the West: Shiloh
McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior
Lee Counterattacks: Antietam
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Draft Riots
The Emancipated People
African American Soldiers
Antietam to Gettysburg
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg
Economic and Social Effects, North and South
Women in Wartime
Grant in the Wilderness
Sherman in Georgia
To Appomattox Court House
Winners, Losers, and the Future
Re-Viewing the Past
Glory
Re-Viewing the Past
Cold Mountain
Debating the Past
Why Did the South Lose the Civil War?
Reconstruction and the South
The Assassination of Lincoln
Presidential Reconstruction
Republican Radicals
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Reconstruction Acts
Congress Supreme
The Fifteenth Amendment
"Black Republican" Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
The Ravaged Land
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System
The White Backlash
Grant as President
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Compromise of 1877
Mapping the Past
The Politics of Reconstruction
Debating the Past
Were Reconstruction Governments Corrupt?
The Conquest of the West
The West After the Civil War
The Plains Indians
Indian Wars
The Destruction of Tribal Life
The Lure of Gold and Silver in the West
Big Business and the Land Bonanza
Western Railroad Building
The Cattle Kingdom
Open-Range Ranching
Barbed-Wire Warfare
American Lives
Nat Love
Debating the Past
Was the Frontier Exceptionally Violent?
An Industrial Giant
Essentials of Industrial Growth
Railroads: The First Big Business
Iron, Oil, and Electricity
Competition and Monopoly: The Railroads
Competition and Monopoly: Steel
Competition and Monopoly: Oil
Competition and Monopoly: Retailing and Utilities
American Ambivalence to Big Business
Reformers: George, Bellamy, Lloyd
Reformers: The Marxists
The Government Reacts to Big Business: Railroad Regulation
The Government Reacts to Big Business: The Sherman Antitrust Act
The Labor Union Movement
The American Federation of Labor
Labor Militancy Rebuffed
Whither America, Whither Democracy?
Mapping the Past
Were the Railroads Indispensable to Economic Growth?
Debating the Past
Were the Industrialists "Robber Barons" or Savvy Entrepreneurs?
American Society in the Industrial Age
Middle-Class Life
Skilled and Unskilled Workers
Working Women
Farmers
Working-Class Family Life
Working-Class Attitudes
Working Your Way Up
The "New" Immigration
New Immigrants Face New Nativism
The Expanding City and Its Problems
Teeming Tenements
The Cities Modernize
Leisure Activities: More Fun and Games
Christianity's Conscience and the Social Gospel
The Settlement Houses
Civilization and Its Discontents
Mapping the Past
Cholera: A New Disease Strikes the Nation
Debating the Past
Did Immigrants Assimilate?
Intellectual and Cultural Trends
Colleges and Universities
Revolution in the Social Sciences
Progressive Education
Law and History
Realism in Literature
Mark Twain
William Dean Howells
Henry James
Realism in Art
The Pragmatic Approach
The Knowledge Revolution
Re-Viewing the Past
Titanic
Debating the Past
Did the Frontier Engender Individualism and Democracy?
Politics: Local, State, and National
Congress Ascendant
Recurrent Issues
Party Politics: Sidestepping the Issues
Lackluster Presidents: From Hayes to Harrison
Blacks in the South After Reconstruction
Booker T. Washington: A "Reasonable" Champion for Blacks
City Bosses
Crops and Complaints
The Populist Movement
Showdown on Silver
The Depression of 1893
The Election of 1896
The Meaning of the Election
Mapping the Past
The Election of 1896
Debating the Past
Were City Governments Corrupt and Incompetent?
The Age of Reform
Roots of Progressivism
The Muckrakers
The Progressive Mind
"Radical" Progressives: The Wave of the Future
Political Reform: Cities First
Political Reform: The States
State Social Legislation
Political Reform: The Woman Suffrage Movement
Political Reform: Income Taxes and Popular Election of Senators
Theodore Roosevelt: Cowboy in the White House
Roosevelt and Big Business
Roosevelt and the Coal Strike
TR's Triumphs
Roosevelt Tilts Left
William Howard Taft: The Listless Progressive, or More Is Less
Breakup of the Republican Party
The Election of 1912
Wilson: The New Freedom
The Progressives and Minority Rights
Black Militancy
American Lives
Emma Goldman
Debating the Past
Were the Progressives Forward-Looking?
From Isolation to Empire
Isolation or Imperialism?
Origins of the Large Policy: Coveting Colonies
Toward an Empire in the Pacific
Toward an Empire in Latin America
The Cuban Revolution
The "Splendid Little" Spanish-American War
Developing a Colonial Policy
The Anti-Imperialists
The Philippine Insurrection
Cuba and the United States
The United States in the Caribbean and Central America
The Open Door Policy
The Panama Canal
Imperialism Without Colonies
American Lives
Frederick Funston
Debating the Past
Did the United States Acquire an Overseas Empire for Economic Reasons?
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Wilson's "Moral" Diplomacy
Europe Explodes in War
Freedom of the Seas
The Election of 1916
The Road to War
Mobilizing the Economy
Workers in Wartime
Paying for the War
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
Wartime Reforms
Women and Blacks in Wartime
Americans: To the Trenches and Over the Top
Preparing for Peace
The Paris Peace Conference and the Versailles Treaty
The Senate Rejects the League of Nations
Demobilization
The Red Scare
The Election of 1920
American Lives
Harry S Truman
Debating the Past
Did a Stroke Sway Wilson's Judgment?
Postwar Society and Culture: Change and Adjustment
Closing the Gates to New Immigrants
New Urban Social Patterns
The Younger Generation
The "New" Woman
Popular Culture: Movies and Radio
The Golden Age of Sports
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Fundamentalism
Urban-Rural Conflicts: Prohibition
The Ku Klux Klan
Sacco and Vanzetti
Literary Trends
The "New Negro"
Economic Expansion
The Age of the Consumer
Henry Ford
The Airplane
Re-Viewing the Past
Chicago
Debating the Past
Was the Decade of the 1920s One of Self-Absorption?
The New Era: 1921-1933
Harding and "Normalcy"
"The Business of the United States Is Business"
The Harding Scandals
Coolidge Prosperity
Peace Without a Sword
The Peace Movement
The Good Neighbor Policy
The Totalitarian Challenge
War Debts and Reparations
The Election of 1928
Economic Problems
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
Hoover and the Depression
The Economy Hits Bottom
The Depression and Its Victims
The Election of 1932
Mapping the Past
FDR's Political Revolution
Debating the Past
What Caused the Great Depression?
The New Deal: 1933-1941
The Hundred Days
The National Recovery Administration (NRA)
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The New Deal Spirit
The Unemployed
Literature in the Depression
Three Extremists: Long, Coughlin, and Townsend
The Second New Deal
The Election of 1936
Roosevelt Tries to Undermine the Supreme Court
The New Deal Winds Down
Significance of the New Deal
Women as New Dealers: The Network
Blacks During the New Deal
A New Deal for Indians
The Role of Roosevelt
The Triumph of Isolationism
War Again in Europe
A Third Term for FDR
The Undeclared War
Re-Viewing the Past
Cinderella Man
Debating the Past
Did the New Deal succeed?
War and Peace
The Road to Pearl Harbor
Mobilizing the Home Front
The War Economy
War and Social Change
Minorities in Time of War: Blacks, Hispanics, and Indians
The Treatment of German and Italian Americans
Internment of the Japanese
Women's Contribution to the War Effort
Allied Strategy: Europe First
Germany Overwhelmed
The Naval War in the Pacific
Island Hopping
Building the Atom Bomb
Wartime Diplomacy
Allied Suspicion of Stalin
Yalta and Potsdam
Re-Viewing the Past
Saving Private Ryan
Debating the Past
Should the United States Have Used Atomic Bombs Against Japan?
The American Century
Truman Becomes President
The Postwar Economy
The Containment Policy
The Atom Bomb: A "Winning" Weapon?
A Turning Point in Greece
The Marshall Plan and the Lesson of History
Dealing with Japan and China
The Election of 1948
Containing Communism Abroad
Hot War in Korea
The Communist Issue at Home
McCarthyism
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Eisenhower-Dulles Foreign Policy
McCarthy Self-Destructs
Asian Policy After Korea
Israel and the Middle East
Eisenhower and Khrushchev
Latin America Aroused
The Politics of Civil Rights
The Election of 1960
Re-Viewing the Past
Good Night, and Good Luck
Debating the Past
Did Truman Needlessly Exacerbate Relations with the Soviet Union?
From Camelot to Watergate
Kennedy in Camelot
The Cuban Crises
The Vietnam War
"We Shall Overcome": The Civil Rights Movement
Tragedy in Dallas: JFK Assassinated
Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Great Society
Johnson Escalates the War
Opposition to the War
The Election of 1968
Nixon as President: "Vietnamizing" the War
The Cambodian "Incursion"
D�tente with Communism
Nixon in Triumph
Domestic Policy Under Nixon
The Watergate Break-in
More Troubles for Nixon
The Judgment on Watergate: "Expletive Deleted"
The Meaning of Watergate
Mapping the Past
School Segregation After the Brown Decision
Debating the Past
Would JFK Have Sent a Half-Million American Troops to Vietnam?
Society in Flux
A Society on the Move
The Advent of Television
At Home and Work
The Growing Middle Class
Religion in Changing Times
Literature and Art
The Perils of Progress
New Racial Turmoil
Native-Born Ethnics
Rethinking Public Education
Students in Revolt
The Counterculture
The Sexual Revolution
Women's Liberation
Mapping the Past
Roe v. Wade (1978) and the Abortion Controversy
Debating the Past
Did Mass Culture Make Life Shallow?
Running on Empty: The Nation Transformed
The Oil Crisis
Ford as President
The Fall of South Vietnam
Ford Versus Carter
The Carter Presidency
A National Malaise
Stagflation: The Weird Economy
Families Under Stress: Defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment
Cold War or D�tente?
The Iran Crisis: Origins
The Iran Crisis: Carter's Dilemma
The Election of 1980
Reagan as President
Four More Years
"The Reagan Revolution"
Change and Uncertainty
AIDS
The New Merger Movement
"A Job for Life": Layoffs Hit Home
A "Bipolar" Economy, a Fractured Society
The Iran-Contra Arms Deal
American Lives
Bill Gates
Debating the Past
Did Reagan end the Cold War?
Misdemeanors and High Crimes
The Election of 1988
Crime and Punishment
"Crack" and Urban Gangs
George H. W. Bush as President
The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe
The War in the Persian Gulf
The Deficit Worsens
Looting the Savings and Loans
Whitewater and the Clintons
The Election of 1992
A New Start: Clinton
Emergence of the Republican Majority
The Election of 1996
A Racial Divide
Violence and Popular Culture
Clinton Impeached
Clinton's Legacy
The Economic Boom and the Internet
The 2000 Election: George W. Bush Wins by One Vote
Terrorism Intensifies
September 11, 2001
America Fights Back: War in Afghanistan
The Second Iraq War
The Election of 2004
The Imponderable Future
Mapping the Past
Twenty Years of Terrorism
Debating the Past
Do Historians Ever Get it Right?
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Presidential Elections, 1789-2004
Glossary
Picture Credits
Index

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