American Experiment A History of the United States since 1865

ISBN-10: 0547056486
ISBN-13: 9780547056487
Edition: 3rd 2008
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Book details

List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Approaching the American history survey course in an innovative way, this mid-length text features a more expansive definition of political history that includes all forms of politics, not just electoral politics, while simultaneously incorporating cultural history. With the specific aim of expanding history beyond elite actors, The American Experiment emphasizes everyday work, family life, customs, and objects of cultural history to address its four themes: the role of government, American identity, the broad concept of "culture," and America and the world. The Third Edition features an enhanced thematic approach that helps students understand America's development as an experiment in politics, culture, and identity, within a global context.

Steven M. Gillon is author of Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-85.

Reconstruction and the New South, 1864-1900
The Western Frontier, 1862-1900
The Industrial Experiment, 1865-1900
The New Urban Nation, 1865-1910
State and Society, 1877-1900
The Progressive Era, 1889-1916
The Experiment in American Empire, 1865-1917
Making the World Safe for Democracy: America and World War I, 1914-1920
The New Era, 1920-1928
"Fear Itself": Crash, Depression, and the New Deal, 1929-1938
War and Society, 1933-1945
The Cold War, 1945-1952
The Consumer Society, 1945-1960
Consensus and Confrontation, 1960-1968
The Politics of Polarization, 1969-1979
The Reagan Experiment, 1979-1988
America After the Cold War, 1988-2000
Epilogue The Challenges of the New Century

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