America Past and Present

ISBN-10: 0205760368

ISBN-13: 9780205760367

Edition: 8th 2011

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Description: America Past and Present,Brief Editionpresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. The eighth edition features all of the strengths found in the successful comprehensive text: a compelling narrative, clear organization, and exceptional pedagogy. An attractive four-color design, featuring photos, timelines, and completely redesigned maps engage and assist students in their study of American history.

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Book details

List price: $95.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430

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.

The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: the "Unfinished Revolution."
The West: Exploiting an Empire
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
Conclusion: the Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Conclusion: Industrializations Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Stirrings of Reform
Conclusion: A Pluralistic Society
We Americans: Ellis Island: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
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
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers' Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Republicans' Split
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
Conclusion: the Fruits of Progressivism
The Nation at War
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A New World Power
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Toward War
Over There
Over Here
The Treaty of Versailles
Conclusion: Post-War Disillusionment
Transition to Modern America
Wheels for the Millions
The Second Industrial Revolution
City Life in the Jazz Age
The Rural Counterattack
Politics of the 1920s
Conclusion: the Old and the New
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The Struggle Against Despair
The Great Crash
Fighting the Depression
Roosevelt and Reform
Impact of the New Deal
End of the New Deal
Conclusion: Evaluation of the New Deal
America and the World, 1921-1945
A Pact Without Power
Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry
Isolationism
The Road to War
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
The Home Front
Victory
Conclusion: the Transforming Power of War
The Onset of the Cold War
The Potsdam Summit
The Cold War Begins
Containment
The Cold War Expands
The Cold War at Home
Eisenhower Wages the Cold War
Conclusion: the Continuing Cold War
Affluence and Anxiety
Levittown: the Flight to the Suburbs
The Postwar Boom
The Good Life?
Farewell to Reform
The Struggle over Civil Rights
Conclusion: Restoring National Confidence
The Turbulent Sixties
Kennedy versus Nixon: the First Televised Presidential Candidate Debate
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
Conclusion: the End of an Era
We Americans: Unintended Consequences: the Second Great Migration
A New Conservatism, 1969���1988
Reagan and America's Shift to the Right
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
Conclusion: Challenging the New Deal
The Christian Right
Roe v. Wade:The Struggle over Women's Reproductive Rights
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989���2006
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989���2006
This Will Not Stand"
The First President Bush
The Changing Faces of America
The New Democrats
Clinton and the World
Republicans Triumphant
Challenges of the New Century
Conclusion: the Paradox of Power
The Dot.com Boom, Bust, and Echo
Appendix A-1
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Presidential Elections
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1
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