American Stories A History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0205036554

ISBN-13: 9780205036554

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Joseph J. Rotman, H. W. Brands, T. H. H. Breen, Ariela J. Gross, R. Hal Williams

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American Stories enhances the accessibility of United States history by concentrating on the most commonly taught topics while retaining a strong narrative emphasis and chronological organization. The text goes beyond the major events that have shaped America by using significant incidents to reflect historical dilemmas and the decisions made by the American people and their leaders. The authors stress themes and ideas that continue to affect Americans, as they believe the impact of change on human lives adds an essential layer to understanding history.
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List price: $68.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbuuilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. While several of his books have been best sellers, two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

Maps, Figures, and Tables
A Note to My Fellow Teachers
A Personal Welcome to Students
About the Authors
The Agony Of Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished Revolution."
The West: Exploiting An Empire, 1849-1902
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, 1850-1901
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Culture of Work
Conclusion: Industrialization's Benefits and Costs
Toward An Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Spread of Jim Crow
The Stirrings of Reform
Conclusion: The Pluralistic Society
Political Realignments, 1876-1901
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, 1865-1902
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era, 1895-1917
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, 1900-1920
The Republicans Split
The Spirit of Progressivism
Reform in the Cities and States
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height
The Ordeal of William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom
Conclusion: The Fruits of Progressivism
The Nation At War, 1901-1920
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A New World Power
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Toward War
Over There
Over Here
The Treaty of Versailles
Conclusion: Post-War Disillusionment
Transition To Modern America, 1919-1928
Wheels for the Millions
The Second Industrial Revolution
City Life in the Roaring Twenties
The Conservative Counterattack
Republican Politics
Conclusion: The Old and the New
Franklin D. Roosevelt And The New Deal, 1929-1939
The Struggle Against Despair
The Great Depression
Fighting the Depression
Reforming American Life
The Impact of the New Deal
The New Deal's End
Conclusion: The New Deal and American Life
America And The World, 1921-1945
A Pact Without Power
The Road to War
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
The Home Front
Conclusion: The Transforming Power of War
The Onset Of The Cold War, 1945-1960
The Potsdam Summit
The Cold War Begins
The Cold War Expands
The Cold War at Home
Conclusion: The Continuing Cold War
Affluence And Anxiety, 1945-1960
Levittown: The Flight to the Suburbs
The Postwar Boom
The Good Life?
The Struggle over Civil Rights
Conclusion: Restoring National Confidence
The Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1968
Kennedy v. Nixon: The First Televised Presidential Candidate Debate
Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War
The New Frontier at Home
LBJ's Great Society
Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War
Years of Turmoil
The Return of Richard Nixon
Conclusion: The End of an Era
To A New Conservatism, 1969-1988
Reagan and America's Shift to the Right
The Tempting of Richard Nixon
Oil and Inflation
Private Lives, Public Issues
Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan and the World
Conclusion: Challenging the New Deal
Into The Twenty-First Century, 1989-2010
"This Will Not Stand": Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
The First President Bush
The Changing Faces of America
The New Democrats
Republicans Resurgent
Barack Obama's Triumph and Trials
Conclusion: The End of the American Future–or Not?
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