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Retracing the Past Readings in the History of the American People, since 1865

ISBN-10: 0321101383

ISBN-13: 9780321101389

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Gary B. Nash, Ronald Schultz

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List price: $50.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
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 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. He won 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. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726; Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America; The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution; Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840; and The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution.

An indicates a new selection. Each chapter concludes with "Glossary," and "Implications." Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sources and Interpretations
Past Traces
"To My Old Master" (1865)
Reading
"African Americans in Public Office During the Era of Reconstruction."
Past Traces
"Life of a Chinese Immigrant" (1903)
Reading
"The Chinese Link a Continent and a Nation."
Past Traces
"Diary of a Westward Travel" (1852)
Reading
"Women on the Great Plains, 1865-1890."
Past Traces: The Omaha Platform of the People's Party" (1892)
Reading
"The Southern Populist Critique of American Capitalism."
Past Traces: Horatio Alger
"Bound to Rise, Or, Up the Ladder" (1900)
Reading
"Of Factories and Failures: Exploring the Invisible Factory Gates of Horatio Alger, Jr."
Past Traces: Red Cloud (1890) and Flying Hawk (1936) on Wounded Knee
Reading
"Lozen: An Apache Woman Warrior."
Past Traces
"The Agricultural Labor Force in the South" (1880)
Reading
"A Bridge of Bent Backs and Laboring Muscles: The Rural South, 1880-1915."
Past Traces
"Mount Ritter" (1911)
Reading
"John Muir: The Mysteries of Mountains."
Past Traces
"Progressive Democracy" (1914)
Reading
"Modernism Gone Mad: Sex Education Comes to Chicago, 1913."
Past Traces: Advertisements (1925/1927)
Reading
"Messenger of the New Age: Station KGIR in Butte."
Past Traces
"The Despair of Unemployed Women" (1932)
Reading
"What the Depression Did to People."
Past Traces
"Why Should We March?" (1942)
Reading
The Politics of Sacrifice on the Home Front in World War II."
Past Traces: Students for a Democratic Society, Port Huron Statement (1962)
Reading
"Rebels Without a Cause: Toward an Understanding of Anxious Youth in Postwar America."
Past Traces: Ladies' Home Journal, "The Young Mothers of the 1950s" (1956)
Reading
"Reconstructing Motherhood: The La Leche League in Postwar America."
Past Traces: Restrictions at Levittown (Late 1940s)
Reading
"The Drive-In Culture of Contemporary America."
Past Traces
"Commencement Address at Howard University" (1965)
Reading
"The Vietnam War, the Liberals, and the Overthrow of LBJ."
Past Traces
"Southie Won't Go" (1975)
Reading
"After Civil Rights: The African American Working and Middle Classes."
Past Traces
"Yuppies-the New Class" (1985)
Reading
"The Insidious Cycle of Work and Spend."