Opposing Viewpoints in American History, Volume 2 From Reconstruction to the Present

ISBN-10: 0737731877
ISBN-13: 9780737731873
Edition: 2007
Authors: John C. Chalberg
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Foreword
Rebuilding After the Civil War (1865-1895)
Chronology
Preface
Reconstruction and the New Social Order in the South
Reconstruction Should Be Harsh (1865)
Reconstruction Should Be Lenient (1866)
The Ku Klux Klan Is a Terrorist Organization (1870)
The Ku Klux Klan Is a Peacekeeping Organization (1872)
The Gilded Age: Industrialization and Labor Conflicts
Concentrations of Wealth Harm America (1883)
Concentrations of Wealth Help America (1889)
The Organizing of Labor into Unions Is Dangerous (1886)
Labor Unions Are Essential (1894)
A Populist Prescription for Social Reform (1892)
A Social Darwinist View of Social Reform (1914)
The Progressive Era (1895-1920)
Chronology
Preface
Jim Crow and Black Response
Blacks Should Stop Agitating for Political Equality (1895)
Blacks Should Strive for Political Equality (1903)
Racial Segregation Is Constitutional (1896)
Racial Segregation Is Unconstitutional (1896)
American Empire
America Should Retain the Philippines (1900)
America Should Not Rule the Philippines (1900)
Progressive Era Reforms and Issues
Child Labor Should Be Abolished (1906)
Child Labor May Be Beneficial (1883, 1906)
American Women Should Have the Right to Vote (1909)
American Women Should Not Have the Right to Vote (1909)
Hetch Hetchy Valley Should Be Preserved (1912)
Hetch Hetchy Valley Should Be Dammed (1913)
The Federal Government Should Regulate Trusts: Roosevelt's New Nationalism (1910)
The Federal Government Should Oppose Trusts: Wilson's New Freedom (1913)
World War I and the League of Nations
America Should Enter World War I (1917)
America Should Not Enter World War I (1917)
War Dissenters' Freedoms of Speech and Assembly Must Be Preserved (1917)
War Dissenters' Freedoms of Speech and Assembly Must Be Limited (1917)
The United States Should Join the League of Nations (1919)
The United States Should Not Join the League of Nations (1919)
Prosperity, Depression, and War (1920-1945)
Chronology
Preface
Social and Cultural Issues of the 1920s
The Department of Justice Is Defending America from Communist Subversion (1920)
The Department of Justice Is Violating Constitutional Freedoms (1920)
H.L. Mencken Critiques America (1922)
A Critique of H.L. Mencken (1928)
Prohibition Is a Success (1924)
Prohibition Is a Failure (1926)
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Self-Help Is the Best Response to Unemployment (1932)
Self-Help Is Not Enough (1932)
America Needs a New Deal (1932)
Roosevelt's New Deal Would Destroy America (1932)
Redistributing America's Wealth Would Solve the Depression (1934)
Long's "Share-Our-Wealth" Plan Is Impractical (1935)
World War II
The United States Should Give Lend-Lease Aid to Great Britain (1940)
Lend-Lease Aid Will Drag the United States into War (1941)
The Internment of Japanese Americans Was Justified (1944)
The Internment of Japanese Americans Was Not Justified (1944)
Using the Atomic Bomb Against Japan Is Justified (1945)
Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan Was Immoral (1945)
The Cold War Abroad and at Home (1945-1989)
Chronology
Preface
Rise of the Cold War
America Should Seek Peace with the Soviet Union (1946)
America Should Contain the Soviet Union (1947)
Communist Subversives Threaten America (1950)
McCarthyism Threatens America (1950)
America Should Send a Man to the Moon (1961)
America's Race to the Moon Is Misguided (1962)
The Struggle for Civil Rights and Equality
Racial Segregation in Public Schools Is Unconstitutional (1954)
The Supreme Court Should Not Interfere in Southern Racial Practices (1956)
Blacks Should Strive to Be Part of the American Dream (1961)
Blacks Can Never Be Part of the American Dream (1963)
American Women Need an Equal Rights Amendment (1970)
An Equal Rights Amendment Would Be Harmful (1970)
The Turbulent Sixties
America Is Fighting for a Just Cause in Vietnam (1965)
America Is Not Fighting for a Just Cause in Vietnam (1967)
Riots Are Mob Criminal Acts (1966)
Riots Are Social Revolutions (1967)
America's Youth Must Lead a New Revolution (1962, 1968)
Student Rebellion Leaders Are a Disgrace (1969)
From Nixon to Reagan
Executive Privilege Protects a President's Private Communications (1973)
A President's Executive Privilege Is Not Absolute (1974)
America Is Facing a Crisis of Confidence (1979)
The American Spirit Remains Strong (1980)
The End of the Cold War
The Cold War Was a Great Victory for the United States (1992)
The Cold War Was Not a Great Victory for the United States (1993)
New Challenges After the Cold War (1991-Present)
Chronology
Preface
Domestic Challenges
America Must Reform Its Health Care System (1994)
America's Health Care System Does Not Need Government Reform (1993)
President Bill Clinton Should Be Impeached (1998)
Clinton's Impeachment Is Not Justified (1998)
Gay Marriage Must Be Banned (2003)
Gay Marriage Should Not Be Banned (2006)
National Security, Terrorism, and Iraq
America Must Use Military Force Against Iraq to Liberate Kuwait (1991)
War Against Iraq Is Unnecessary (1991)
America Must Wage War Against Terrorists (2001)
America Must Seek Alternatives to a Military Response to Terrorism (2001)
President George W. Bush Is Abusing the War Powers of His Office (2006)
The President Needs Broad Wartime Powers to Protect the Nation (2006)
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