Who Built America? Working People and the Nation's History

ISBN-10: 0312446926
ISBN-13: 9780312446925
Edition: 3rd 2008
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List price: $78.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

"Who Built America?" explores fundamental conflicts in United States history by placing working peoples' struggle for social and economic justice at center stage. Unique among U.S. history survey textbooks for its clear point of view, "Who Built America" is a joint effort of Bedford/St. Martin's and the American Social History Project, based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and renowned for its print, visual, and multimedia productions such as the "History Matters" Web site. With vivid prose, penetrating analysis, an acclaimed visual program, and rich documentary evidence, "Who Built America?" gives students a thought-provoking book they'll want to read and instructors an irreplaceable anchor for their course.

Nelson Lichtenstein is the MacArthur Foundation Professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Volume II
Preface
Prologue
From the Civil War to the Great Uprising of Labor: Reconstructing the Nation, 1865-1877
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution
The Centennial and the Other America
The Great Uprising of Labor
Conclusion: The Continuing Struggle over Who Built America and Who Deserves its Rewards
Monopoly and Upheaval, 1877-1914
Progress and Poverty: Industrial Capitalism in the Gilded Age, 1877-1893
The Industrialization of America
Power and Profit
The South and West Industrialize
Conclusion: Capitalism and the Meaning of Democracy
Community and Conflict: Working People Respond to Industrial Capitalism, 1877-1893
Working People and Their Communities
The Workingman's Hour
Labor Politics and Conflict
Conclusion: Labor, Capital, and the State
The Producing Classes and the Money Power: A Decade of Hard Times, Struggle, and Defeat, 1893-1904
Hard Times and Hard Struggles
The Populist Movement
Racism Institutionalized and Challenged
Territorial and Economic Expansion
Conclusion: End of a Century; End of an Era
Change and Continuity in Daily Life, 1900-1914
The Workplace Transformed
Inequality in Everyday Life
Towards a Consumer Culture
Conclusion: A New Era Dawns, Old Inequalities Persist
Radicals and Reformers in the Progressive Era, 1900-1914
Andru Karnegi and Mr. Rucevelt: Simplified Spelling and the Contours of Progressivism
Women Progressives
Radical Challenges to the Status Quo
Progressivism and Politics
Conclusion: Toward the Modern State
War, Depression, and Industrial Unionism, 1914-1945
Wars for Democracy, 1914-1919
World War I Comes to Europe
The War in America
The Expanding Wartime Economy
Militancy, Repression, and Nativism
Winning the War and Losing the Peace
Conclusion: Toward a Postwar Society
A New Era, 1920-1929
Business Conservatism at Home and Abroad
The New Economy
The Expansion of American Consumer Culture
The Culture Wars of the 1920s
Conclusion: Hoover and the Crash
The Great Depression and the First New Deal, 1929-1935
The Onset of the Great Depression
Hard Times
President Hoover's Response to the Crisis
The Promise of a New Deal
The Revival of Organized Labor
The First New Deal Under Attack
The Counteroffensives against the New Deal
Conclusion: The Unraveling of the First New Deal
Labor Democratizes America, 1935-1939
The Second New Deal
The Challenge of Industrial Unionism
The Culture of New Deal America
Backlash Against Labor and the New Deal
Conclusion: What the New Deal Accomplished
A Nation Transformed: The United States in World War II, 1939-1946
The Origins of the Second World War
Fighting the War
Mobilizing the Home Front
Economic Citizenship for All?
The End of the War
Conclusion: A New Order at Home and Abroad
Cold War America -- and After, 1945-2006
The Cold War Boom, 1946-1960
The Cold War in a Global Context
The New Deal Under Attack
The Affluent Society and Its Discontents
Conclusion: New Challenges for the Postwar Order
The Rights Conscious 1960s
The Civil Rights Movement
The Liberal Hour
The Vietnam Experience
Extending and Ending the Long Sixties
Conclusion: An Increasing Rights Consciousness
Economic Adversity Transforms the Nation, 1973-1989
The Shifting World Economy
The Nation Moves to the Right
The Reagan Revolution and Economic Disparity
Struggling Against the Conservative Tide
Conclusion: The Reagan Legacy
The American People in an Age of Global Capitalism, 1989-2001
A New Geopolitical Order
A New Economic Order
The Rise and Fall of Clintonian Liberalism
Polarization and Stalemate
Conclusion: America's Political Rift
America's World after 9/11
The Shock of 9/11
The War on Terror
New Business and Conservative Agendas
The Unraveling of the Bush Regime
Conclusion: Looking Forward

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