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America, Past and Present

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ISBN-10: 0205905471

ISBN-13: 9780205905478

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: Robert A. Divine, H. W. Brands, T. H. Breen, Ariela J. Gross, R. Hal Williams

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Focuses students on the story of American history.  America: Past and Presentintegrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Written by award-winning historians, it tells the story of all Americans—elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minorities. MyHistoryLab icons are paired with images in the text for more thorough integration between the book and online resources. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s…    
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List price: $194.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

About the Author: Robert A. Divine is a Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of Eisenhower and the Cold War and Blowing on the Wind.

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…    

The Agony of Reconstruction
The West: Exploiting an Empire
The Industrial Society
Toward an Urban Society, 1877 1900
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Toward Empire
The Progressive Era
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Nation at War
Transition to Modern America
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
America and the World, 1921 1945
The Onset of the Cold War
Affluence and Anxiety
The Turbulent Sixties
The Rise of a New Conservatism, 1969 1988
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989 2011
The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President vs. Congress
Wartime Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson at the Helm
Congress Takes the Initiative
Congressional Reconstruction Plan Enacted
The Impeachment Crisis
Reconstructing Southern Society
Reorganizing Land and Labor
Black Codes: A New Name for Slavery?
Republican Rule in the South
Claiming Public and Private Rights
Retreat from Reconstruction
Rise of the Money Question
Final Efforts of Reconstruction
A Reign of Terror Against Blacks
Spoilsmen vs. Reformers
Reunion and the New South
The Compromise of 1877
"Redeeming" a New South
The Rise of Jim Crow
Conclusion: Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished
Changing Views of Reconstruction
The West: Exploiting an Empire
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Life of the Plains Indians
"As Long as Waters Run": Searching for an Indian Policy
Final Battles on the Plains
The End of Tribal Life
Settlement of the West
Men and Women on the Overland Trail
Land for the Taking
Territorial Government
The Spanish-Speaking Southwest
The Bonanza West
The Mining Bonanza
Gold from the Roots Up: The Cattle Bonanza
Sodbusters on the Plains: The Farming Bonanza
New Farming Methods
Discontent on the Farm
The Final Fling
Conclusion: The Meaning of the West
Blacks in Blue: The Buffalo Soldiers in the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
"Emblem of Motion and Power"
Building the Empire
Linking the Nation via Trunk Lines
Rails Across the Continent
Problems of Growth
An Industrial Empire
Carnegie and Steel
Rockefeller and Oil
The Business of Invention
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Working Men, Working Women, Working Children
Culture of Work
Labor Unions
Labor Unrest
Conclusion: Industrialization's Benefits and Costs
Chicago's "Second Nature"
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Skyscrapers and Suburbs
Tenements and the Problems of Overcrowding
Strangers in a New Land
Immigrants and the City
The House That Tweed Built
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
Manners and Mores
Leisure and Entertainment
Changes in Family Life
Changing Views: A Growing Assertiveness Among Women
Educating the Masses
Higher Education
The Stirrings of Reform
Progress and Poverty
New Currents in Social Thought
The Settlement Houses
A Crisis in Social Welfare
Conclusion: The Pluralistic Society
Ellis Island: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Plessy v. Ferguson: The Shaping of Jim Crow
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
Politics of Stalemate
The Party Deadlock
Experiments in the States
Reestablishing Presidential Power
Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress
Tariffs, Trusts, and Silver
The 1890 Elections
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Farm Problem
The Fast-Growing Farmers' Alliance
The People's Party
The Crisis of the Depression
The Panic of 1893
Coxey's Army and the Pullman Strike
The Miners of the Midwest
A Beleaguered President
Breaking the Party Deadlock
Changing Attitudes
"Everybody Works But Father"
Changing Themes in Literature
The Presidential Election of 1896
The Mystique of Silver
The Republicans and Gold
The Democrats and Silver
Campaign and Election
The McKinley Administration
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
Catching the Spirit of Empire
Reasons for Expansion
Foreign Policy Approaches, 1867-1900
The Lure of Hawaii and Samoa
The New Navy
War with Spain
A War for Principle
"A Splendid Little War"
"Smoked Yankees"
The Course of the War
Acquisition of Empire
The Treaty of Paris Debate
Guerrilla Warfare in the Philippines
Governing the Empire
The Open Door
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The 400 Million Customers of China
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
The Innovative Model T
The Burgeoning Trusts
Managing the Machines
Society's Masses
Better Times on the Farm
Women and Children at Work
The Niagara Movement and the NAACP
"I Hear the Whistle": Immigrants in the Labor Force
Conflict in the Workplace
Organizing Labor
Working with Workers
A New Urban Culture
Production and Consumption
Living and Dying in an Urban Nation
Popular Pastimes
Experimentation in the Arts
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
The Triangle Fire
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Republicans Split
The Spirit of Progressivism
The Rise of the Professions
The Social-Justice Movement
The Purity Crusade
Woman Suffrage, Women's Rights
A Ferment of Ideas: Challenging the Status Quo
Reform in the Cities and States
Interest Groups and the Decline of Popular Politics
Reform in the Cities
Action in the States
The Republican Roosevelt
Busting the Trusts
"Square Deal" in the Coalfields
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height
Regulating the Railroads
Cleaning up Food and Drugs
Conserving the Land
The Ordeal of William Howard Taft
Party Insurgency
The Ballinger-Pinchot Affair
Taft Alienates the Progressives
Differing Philosophies in the Election of 1912
Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom
The New Freedom in Action
Wilson Moves Toward the New Nationalism
Conclusion: The Fruits of Progressivism
Madam C. J. Walker: African American Business
Muller v. Oregon: Expanding the Definition of Acceptable
The Nation at War
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A New World Power
"I Took the Canal Zone"
The Roosevelt Corollary
Ventures in the Far East
Taft and Dollar Diplomacy
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Conducting Moral Diplomacy
Troubles Across the Border
Toward War
The Neutrality Policy
Freedom of the Seas
The U-Boat Threat
"He Kept Us Out of War"
The Final Months of Peace
Over There
War in the Trenches
Over Here
The Conquest of Convictions
A Bureaucratic War
Labor in the War
The Treaty of Versailles
A Peace at Paris
Rejection in the Senate
Conclusion: Postwar Disillusionment
Measuring the Mind
Transition to Modern America
Wheels for the Millions
The Second Industrial Revolution
The Automobile Industry
Patterns of Economic Growth
Economic Weaknesses
City Life in the Jazz Age
Women and the Family
The Roaring Twenties
The Flowering of the Arts
The Rural Counterattack
The Fear of Radicalism
The Ku Klux Klan
Immigration Restriction
The Fundamentalist Challenge
Politics of the 1920s
Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover
Republican Policies
The Divided Democrats
The Election of 1928
Conclusion: The Old and the New
Marcus Garvey: Racial Redemption and Black
The Scopes "Monkey" Trial: Contesting Cultural
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The Struggle Against Despair
The Great Depression
The Great Crash
Effect of the Depression
Fighting the Depression
Hoover and Voluntarism
The Emergence
The Hundred Days
Roosevelt and Recovery
Roosevelt and Relief
Roosevelt and Reform
Challenges to FDR
Social Security
Labor Legislation
Impact of the New Deal
Rise of Organized Labor
The New Deal Record on Help to Minorities
Women at Work
End of the New Deal
The Election of 1936
The Supreme Court Fight
The New Deal in Decline
Conclusion: The New Deal and American Life
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Quest for Social Justice
Americaand the World, 1921-1945
A Pact Without Power
Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry
Retreat in Europe
Cooperation in Latin America
Rivalry in Asia
The Lure of Pacifism and Neutrality
War in Europe
The Road to War
From Neutrality to Undeclared War
Showdown in the Pacific
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
Wartime Partnerships
Halting the German Blitz
Checking Japan in the Pacific
The Home Front
The Arsenal of Democracy
A Nation on the Move
Win-the-War Politics
War Aims and Wartime Diplomacy
Triumph and Tragedy in the Pacific
Conclusion: The Transforming Power of War
The Face of the Holocaust
The Onset of the Cold War
The Potsdam Summit
The Cold War Begins
The Division of Europe
Withholding Economic Aid
The Atomic Dilemma
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Plan
The Western Military Alliance
The Berlin Blockade
The Cold War Expands
The Military Dimension
The Cold War in Asia
The Korean War
The Cold War at Home
Truman's Troubles
Truman Vindicated
The Loyalty Issue
McCarthyism in Action
The Republicans in Power
Eisenhower Wages the Cold War
Entanglement in Indochina
Containing China
Covert Actions
Waging Peace
Conclusion: The Continuing Cold War
America Enters the Middle East
Affluence and Anxiety
Levittown: The Flight to the Suburbs
The Postwar Boom
Postwar Prosperity
Life in the Suburbs
The Good Life?
Areas of Greatest Growth
Critics of the Consumer Society
Farewell to Reform
Truman and the Fair Deal
Eisenhower's Modern Republicanism
The Struggle over Civil Rights
Civil Rights as a Political Issue
Desegregating the Schools
The Beginnings of Black Activism
Conclusion: Restoring National Confidence
The Reaction to Sputnik
The Turbulent Sixties
Kennedy versus Nixon: The First Televised Presidential
Candidate Debate
Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War
Flexible Response
Crisis over Berlin
Containment in Southeast Asia
Containing Castro: The Bay of Pigs Fiasco
Containing Castro: The Cuban Missile Crisis
The New Frontier at Home
The Congressional Obstacle
Economic Advance
Moving Slowly on Civil Rights
"I Have a Dream"
The Supreme Court and Reform
"Let Us Continue"
Johnson in Action
The Election of 1964
The Triumph of Reform
Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War
The Vietnam Dilemma
Years of Turmoil
The Student Revolt
Protesting the Vietnam War
The Cultural Revolution
"Black Power"
Ethnic Nationalism
Women's Liberation
The Return of Richard Nixon
Vietnam Undermines Lyndon Johnson
The Democrats Divide
The Republican Resurgence
Conclusion: The End of an Era
Unintended Consequences: The Second Great
The Rise of a New Conservatism, 1969-1988
Reagan and America's Shift to the Right
The Tempting of Richard Nixon
Pragmatic Liberalism
Ending the Vietnam War
The Watergate Scandal
The Economy of Stagflation
War and Oil
The Great Inflation
The Shifting American Economy
A New Environmentalism
Private Lives, Public Issues
The Changing American Family
Gains and Setbacks for Women
The Gay Liberation Movement
The AIDS Epidemic
Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate
The Ford Administration
Carter and American Malaise
Troubles Abroad
The Collapse of D�tente
The Reagan Revolution
The Election of 1980
Cutting Taxes and Spending
Unleashing the Private Sector
Reagan and the World
Challenging the "Evil Empire"
Confrontation in Central America
More Trouble in the Middle East
Trading Arms for Hostages
Reagan the Peacemaker
Conclusion: Challengingthe New Deal
The Christian Right
Roe v. Wade: The Struggle over Women's Reproductive
To the Twenty-First Century, 1989-2011
"This Will Not Stand": Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold
War Era
The First President Bush
Republicans at Home
Ending the Cold War
The Gulf War
The Changing Faces of America
A People on the Move
The Revival of Immigration
Emerging Hispanics
Advance and Retreat for African Americans
Americans from Asia and the Middle East
Assimilation or Diversity?
The New Democrats
The Election of 1992
Clinton and Congress
Scandal in the White House
Clinton and the World
Old Rivals in New Light
To Intervene or Not
The Balkan Wars
Republicans Triumphant
The Disputed Election of 2000
George W. Bush at Home
The War on Terror
A New American Empire?
Bush Reelected
Old Issues, New Challenges
The Culture Wars Continue
Doubting the Future
Echoes of the Thirties
A New FDR?
Conclusion: The Vulnerabilities of Power
The Battle of Seattle