American People Creating a Nation and a Society

ISBN-10: 0205805388

ISBN-13: 9780205805389

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Gary B. Nash, Julie Roy Jeffrey, John R. Howe, Peter J. Frederick, Allen F. Davis

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List price: $67.60
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has been the Director of the National Center for History in the Schools sinc 1994 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project from 1992-1996. His past positions include: Dean of Undergraduate and Intercollege Curricular Development, University of California, Los Angeles; President, Organization of American Historians; Dean, Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. He has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. Nash was elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as winning the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95, the Primary History Consultant for the Schlessinger Production series in United States History, from 1996-97, he was on the University of California Bicentennial Committee, from 1975-76 and was an Historical Consultant and Writer for "Lights of Liberty," sound and light tour, Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); and Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840 (1988).

Recovering the Past
About the Authors
The Union Reconstructed
The Bittersweet Aftermath of War
National Reconstruction Politics
The Lives of Freedpeople
Reconstruction in the Southern States
Conclusion: A Mixed Legacy
A Modernizing People, 1877 to 1929
The Realities of Rural America
Modernizing Agriculture
The West
Resolving the Native American Question
The New South
RECOVERING the PAST: Magazines
Farm Protest
Conclusion: Farming in the Industrial Age
The Rise of Smokestack America
The Texture of Industrial Progress
Industrial Work and the Laboring Class
Capital Versus Labor
Strive and Succeed
The Politics of the Gilded Age
RECOVERING the PAST: Congressional Hearings
Conclusion: The Complexity of Industrial Capitalism
The New Metropolis
The Industrial City
The New Urban Geography
Reforming the City
RECOVERING the PAST: World's Fairs
Conclusion: Cities Transformed
Becoming a World Power
Steps Toward Empire
Expansionism in the 1890s
War in Cuba and the Philippines
Theodore Roosevelt's Energetic Diplomacy
RECOVERING the PAST: Political Cartoons
Conclusion: The Responsibilities of Power
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
The Social Justice Movement
RECOVERING the PAST: Documentary Photographs
The Worker in the Progressive Era
Reform in the Cities and States
Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
Conclusion: The Limits of Progressivism
The Great War
The Early War Years
The United States Enters the War
The Military Experience
RECOVERING the PAST: Government Propaganda
Domestic Impact of the War
Planning for Peace
Conclusion: The Divided Legacy of the Great War
Affluence and Anxiety
Postwar Problems
A Prospering Economy
Clashing Values
Hopes Raised, Promises Deferred
The Business of Politics
RECOVERING the PAST: Advertising
Conclusion: A New Era of Prosperity and Problems
A Resilient People, 1929 to Present
The Great Depression and the New Deal
The Great Depression
Economic Decline
Roosevelt and the First New Deal
One Hundred Days
The Second New Deal
The Last Years of the New Deal
The Other Side of the 1930s
Conclusion: The Mixed Legacy of the Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
The Twisting Road to War
Battles and Bullets
The Impact of War
Insiders and Outsiders
RECOVERING the PAST: History, Memory, and Monuments
Conclusion: Peace, Prosperity, and International Responsibility
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960
Origins of the Cold War
Containing the Soviet Union
Containment in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America
Atomic Weapons and the Cold War
The Cold War at Home
RECOVERING the PAST: Public Opinion Polls
Conclusion: Tire Cold War in Perspective
Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960
Economic Boom
Demographic and Technological Shifts
Consensus and Conformity
Origins of the Welfare State
The Other America
Conclusion: Qualms amid Affluence
Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969
John F. Kennedy: The Camelot Years
RECOVERING the PAST: Television
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society
Continuing Confrontations with Communists
War in Vietnam and Turmoil at Home
Conclusion: Political and Social Upheaval
Disorder and Discontent, 1969-1980
The Decline of Liberalism
The Ongoing Effort in Vietnam
Constitutional Conflict and Its Consequences
The Continuing Quest for Social Reform
RECOVERING the PAST: Popular Music
Conclusion: Sorting Out the Pieces
Conservatism and a Shift in Course, 1980-2010
New Politics in a Conservative Age
An End to Social Reform
Economic and Demographic Change
RECOVERING the PAST: Autobiography
Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War
Conclusion: The Recent PAST in Perspective
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