American Century A History of the United States since The 1890s

ISBN-10: 0765620642
ISBN-13: 9780765620644
Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $47.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

List of Maps
Preface
1890s: The Beginnings of Modern America
The Sculptor of Modern America: The Corporation
The New Technology: Edison, Energy-and Secretaries
Boom Hidden in Bust
The Collapse of the First Barrier: The South, White and Black
The Collapse of the Second Barrier: Laborers and Unions
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture for the Old Frontier and the New City
The Collapse of the Third Barrier: Protest Movements
The Collapse of the Fourth Barrier: Churches
The Collapse of the Fifth Barrier: The Political Party System
The United States Becomes a Great World Power
"That Splendid Little War"
The Peace: Closing Cuba, Opening China
1900-1917: The Progressive Era
The Reform Impulse
Big Business
cities and Slums
Morality and Democracy
Women and Democracy
Women and the Progressive Impulse
Sin and society: The Muckrakers
The Reform Ideology
Nativism versus the Melting Pot
Racism and Reform
Theodore Roosevelt
The Square Deal
Boxing: Black Champions and White Hopes
The New Nationalism
Taft and the Insurgents
Woodrow Wilson
Enacting the New Freedom
1900-1917: A Progressive Foreign Policy-From Peace to War
Theodore Roosevelt
"I Took the Canal" and Also Santo Domingo
Roosevelt Loses His Balance
The Failure of Big-Stick Diplomacy
Replacing Bullets with Dollars
Replacing Dollars with Bullets
Canada
China Once Again
The Ultimate Progressive Diplomat
Ash Cans and the Armory Show
The Far Eastern Merry-Go-Round
Marine Corps Progressivism
The First Twentieth-Century Revolution: Mexico
American Entry into World War I-First Phase
Second Phase: Submarines
Third Phase: Making the World Safe for Democracy
1917-1920: The Failure of World War I
Mobilization and Reform
Prohibition and Woman Suffrage
Propaganda and Politics
Curbing Dissent
Why
Socialists and Pacifists
Curbing Dissent: How
Another Revolution
Intervening in the Russian Revolution
The Yanks in Europe
1919: Red Scare
Baseball: Sport and Business
1919: Black Scare
The Road to Paris
At Paris
Rejection
1920-1929: The New Era
Republican Politics: Harding and Coolidge
A New Order: Republican Alternatives to Wilson's League
The Washington Naval Conference
The New Order Reconstructs the Old
The New Order in Latin America
The Politics of Cultural Conflict
Bessie Smith and the Blues
Prohibition and Crime
The Ku Klux Klan
Fundamentalism and the Schools
The Garvey Movement and the "New Negro"
New Women and the New Morality
The Discontent of the Intellectuals
The End of the New Order: 1929
1929-1936: The Depression and the New Deal
Herbert Hoover and the Depression
The Breakdown of Relief
The Bonus Army
Agrarian Protest
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal Thought
James Cagney and the Gangster Film
The Blue Eagle
Triple A
Conservation and Public Power: The Tennessee Valley Authority
Solidarity Forever?
Relief and Security
The New Deal Coalition
1933-1941: Hard Times: Politics and Society
The Old Folks' Crusade
"Share Our Wealth"
The Radio Priest and His Flock
The Popular Front
Black Americans and the New Deal
Hallie Flanagan and the Federal Theater Project
Women and Families Face the Depression
The Conservative Response
"Court Packing"
The Waning of the New Deal
Nativism and the Approach of War
1929-1941: The Big Breakdown-The United States and the World
"Mad Dogs" and Englishmen: The Manchurian Crisis of 1931-32
New Order to New Deal
Areas of Special Interest: Latin America and the Soviet Union
The Failure of Political Neutrality
The Failure of the New Deal
Edward R. Murrow and the Radio
The Ghost of 1919
The Trials of Unneutral Neutrality
The Last Step
1941-1947: War and Peace
Images of War
The War Economy
Womanpower on the Home Front
Fighting Inflation
Dr. New Deal Meets Dr. Win-the-War
Civil Rights and the South
Cultural Pluralism and Civil Liberties
Labor and Politics
War and Social Change
Truman's Troubles: The Politics of Inflation
Martha Graham and Modern Dance
1941-1947: One World Into Two
Churchill and Stalin versus Roosevelt
One World-or Gullible's Travels
1943-Turning of the Tide
One World Becomes Two: Yalta and Afterward
The Holocaust
Truman
Stalin
Potsdam: The Turn in American Policy
China: Another Revolution amid the Cold War
Margaret Bourke-White and Photojournalism
The Bomb
Back to the 1920s
New Science-New Dangers
Crises in the Mediterranean-And at Home
"Scaring Hell" Out of the American People
Avoiding the 1930s: The Marshall Plan
1947-1952: The America of the Cold War
They Physique of a Superpower: The American Economy
Crisis Diplomacy: 1947-1948
Dr. Kinsey and Sex Research
Stalin's Response: The Berlin Blockade
Cold War Politics: The 1948 Election
The Fair Deal: Civil Rights
NATO Multipurpose Militarism
The Bursting of the Bubble: 1949-1950
Korea: June 1950
Changing "Containment" to "Liberation": The United States on the Offensive
Truman and MacArthur
Limited War at Home
Civil Liberties under Siege
McCarthyism
1952-1957: Eisenhower and the American Consensus
The Suburban Society
Domestic Ideals in Postwar America
The Mood of the 1950s
Republicans on the Potomac
The Waning of McCarthyism
Desegregation and the South
Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
Acheson to Dulles
Crises in a Third Camp: Iran, Guatemala, and Southeast Asia
The Turn: Suez and Hungary, 1956
1957-1963: New Frontiers at Home and Abroad
After Suez: Europe
After Suez: Newly Emerging Areas
The Good Neighbor and a Changing Neighborhood
The Eisenhower Legacy and the New Frontier
John F. Kennedy
Congress and the New Frontier
The New Economics
David Smith: The Machine Shop and Sculpture
Kennedy and Civil Rights
The Wordwide New Frontier
ICBMs and Green Berets
The New Frontier Contained: 1961-62
The Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam
The New Frontier in Vietnam, 1961-1963
1963-1968: The Great Society and Vietnam
The 1964 Election
Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
The Warren Court: Judicial Activism
Origins of the New Feminism
Black Power and Urban Riots
The Global Background to Vietnam
Latin America and Africa
Vietnam Abroad
Vietnam in the White House
Child Care: Dr. Spock and the Peace Movement
Vietnam at Home
The New Left and the Counterculture
The 1968 Election 458
1969-1975: The Imperial Presidency and Watergate
The Nixon Foreign Policies
The Nixon Failures: 1970-71
Racing to the Moon
The Nixon Successes: 1971-72
Richard Nixon and the New Majority
The "Social Issue" and the Supreme Court
The Impact of the Women's Movement
Native Americans and Wounded Knee II
The Election of 1972
Watergate and the Presidency
Football (and Politics)
The Loss of Civil Liberties
Impeachment: The Presidency from Nixon to Ford
Henry Kissinger: Foreign Policy from Nixon to Ford
1976-1984: New Directions
Jimmy Carter and the "New Realities"
Carter's Foreign Policy: Confusion...
...to Cold War
Political Evangelicalism and the Moral Majority
The Reagan Redirection
The Poor and the Yuppies
Affirmative Action and Undocumented Aliens: Dilemmas of Race and Ethnicity
The Computer Revolution-After Four Centuries of Evolution
Feminization of Poverty, the ERA, and the Gender Gap
New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy? Or The Great Debate over the Use of Force
Central America
Negotiating with the "Evil Empire"
The 1984 Election
1985-1992: The End of the Cold War
The Roaring Eighties
Americans and the Emerging World: The Reagan Doctrine to Iranamok
The Court and the Constitution: Bork and the Bicentennial
Earth Day and the Environment
The Fitness Craze
Women, the Workplace, and the Family
AIDS, Drugs, and Privacy
Bush versus Dukakis: 1988
Culture Wars and the Bush Administration
The End of the "Evil Empire"-and of the Cold War
The Persian Gulf War
To the End of the Century
1993-2000: The Road to the Twenty-First Century
"A Different Kind of Democrat": The Media and the Election of 1992
The World of Multinationals-and Militias
The New Immigration and Its Impact
Basketball: From Naismith to Nike
Bill Clinton and the End of Liberalism
Clinton's Foreign Policies: Reverses ...
...to Victories
Gender, Law, and Politics
The Election of 1996
Clinton' Second Term
Clinton in a Fragmenting World
9/11-Causes and Consequences
The Supreme Court Chooses a President
9/11 and the Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq: 2001-2004
The Constitution, the Court, and Domestic Terrorism
Bush Reelected: 2004
Economic Inequality
The 300 Millionth American
Transforming the Supreme Court
The "Last Throes" of Terrorism? U.S. Foreign Policy Since 2003
Conclusion: World After 9/11
Guides to Further Reading
About the Authors
Index

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