America Past and Present since 1865

ISBN-10: 0321421825

ISBN-13: 9780321421821

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

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America Past and Present, Briefpresents 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. This 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 highlighted with numerous maps and photos will engage students and instructors alike.
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List price: $68.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Historian George M. Fredrickson was born in Bristol, Connecticut on July 16, 1934. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1956 and then studied in Norway on a Fulbright scholarship. After serving in the Navy for three years, he earned a doctorate from Harvard University in 1964. He taught at numerous universities including Harvard University, Northwestern University and Stanford University. He retired from teaching in 2002. During his career, he wrote eight books and edited four more. His book White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Some of his other works include The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crises of the Union, Racism: A Short History and Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. He died from heart failure on February 25, 2008.

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. &
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