American Story Volume 2 (Penguin Academics Series)

ISBN-10: 0205728960
ISBN-13: 9780205728961
Edition: 4th 2011
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Description: The American Storypresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative. Acknowledging the nation's rich  More...

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List price: $53.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The American Storypresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative. Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, this edition tells the story of the people who, through their collective and individual endeavors, have shaped the past through the demands historical events placed on them. This text, based on the bestsellingAmerica Past and Present, is presented in a highly affordable Penguin Academic format.

About the Author: Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

Maps
Figures
Tables
Preface
The Agony of Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished Revolution"
The West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
The Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Industrialization's Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Stirrings of Reform
The Pluralistic Society
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Politics of Stalemate
Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Crisis of the Depression
Changing Attitudes
The Presidential Election of 1896
The McKinley Administration
A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Spirit of Progressivism
Reform in the Cities and States
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height
The Ordeal of William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom
The Fruits of Progressivism
The Nation at War
A New World Power
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Toward War
Over There
Over Here
The Treaty of Versailles
Postwar Disillusionment
Transition to Modern America
The Second Industrial Revolution
City Life in the Jazz Age
The Rural Counterattack
Politics of the 1920s
The Old and the New
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The Great Depression
Fighting the Depression
Roosevelt and Reform
Impact of the New Deal
End of the New Deal
Evaluation of the New Deal
America and the World, 1921-1945
Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry
The Road to War
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
The Home Front
Victory
The Transforming Power of War
The Onset of the Cold War
The Cold War Begins
Containment
The Cold War Expands
The Cold War at Home
Eisenhower Wages the Cold War
The Continuing Cold War
Affluence and Anxiety
The Postwar Boom
Farewell to Reform
The Struggle over Civil Rights
The Continuing Civil Rights Movement
The Turbulent Sixties
Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War
The New Frontier at Home
"Let Us Continue"
Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War
Years of Turmoil
The Return of Richard Nixon
The End of an Era
The Rise of a New Conservatism, 1969-1988
The Tempting of Richard Nixon
The Economy of Stagflation
Private Lives, Public Issues
Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan and the World
Challenging the New Deal
To the Twenty-First Century, 1989-2009
The First President Bush
The Changing Faces of America
The New Democrats
Clinton and the World
Republicans Triumphant
Old Issues, New Challenges
The Vulnerabilities of Power
Appendix
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Recommended Reading
Suggested Web Sites
Credits
Index

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