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American Past A Survey of American History -Since 1865

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ISBN-10: 0495050598

ISBN-13: 9780495050599

Edition: 8th 2007

Authors: Joseph R. Conlin

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Now in its Eighth Edition, Conlin's introductory American history text continues to offer a colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation's past. Accessible and lively, it sets the story in political context, while providing balanced coverage of social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events. Consistent scholarship and a unique organization make this book comprehensive and manageable. The text benefits from Conlin's literary prose style, which lends a unifying voice that captures and holds students' interest. Conlin's text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-51), ISBN: 0495050148; VOLUME I:TO 1877, (Chapters 1-25), ISBN: 0495050571; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 25-51), ISBN: 0495050598.
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Joseph Conlin was born in Philadelphia and educated at Villanova University (A.B.) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A., Ph.D.). He taught American history at half a dozen colleges and universities, spending most of his career at California State University, Chico. He was a Fulbright Professor in Rome and Salzburg and was twice Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Social History Centre at Warwick University, England. For 30 years (60 semesters), with a few subtracted for sabbaticals, he taught between one and four sections of the United States history survey course each term, a total of about 200 times. He won four awards for excellence in teaching. Conlin has written a dozen books, about 70 articles in scholarly journals and magazines of popular history, some 100 book reviews in a variety of journals, and more newspaper journalism than he can or cares to remember. Several of his published essays and one book were awarded "best of the year" prizes.

List of Maps
How They Lived
Preface
Aftermath: Reconstructing the Union; Failing the Freedmen 1865-1877
The Reconstruction Crisis
1866: The Critical Year
Radical Reconstruction
How They Lived: Gullah
Grant's Troubled Administration
The Twilight of Reconstruction
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Parties, Patronage, and Pork: Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century
How the System Worked
Presidents and Personalities
How They Lived: A District Leader's Day
Issues
Politics in the Cities
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Technology, Industry, and Business: Economic Revolution in the Late Nineteenth Century
A Land Made for Industry
Conquering the Wide-Open Spaces
The Transcontinental Lines
How They Lived: Building the Transcontinental
The Organizers
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Living with Leviathan: Big Business and Great Wealth
Regulating Railroads and Trusts
Social Critics
Defenders of the Faith
How They Lived: The Last Dance of the Idle Rich
How the Very Rich Lived
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
We Who Built America: Factories and Immigrants
A New Way of Life
Who Were the Workers?
Organize!
Nation of Immigrants
Ethnic America
How They Lived: Crossing the Atlantic
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Urban America: The Growth of Big Cities and Big City Problems
Cities as Alien Enclaves
Of the Growth of Great Cities
How They Lived: Sweatshops
The Evils of City Life
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Last Frontier: Winning the Last of the West 1865-1900
The Last Frontier
The Cattle Kingdom
How They Lived: Punching Cows
The Wild West in American Culture
The Mining Frontier
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Stressful Times Down Home: American Agriculture 1865-1896
Farming in a Dry Land
Southern Farmers
Protest and Organization
The Money Question
How They Lived: The Cigarette Kingdom
The Populists
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Days of McKinley: The United States as a World Power 1896-1903
The Landmark Election of 1896
Jim Crow Segregation
An American Empire
The Spanish-American War
How They Lived: Avenging the Maine
Empire Confirmed
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The World of Teddy Roosevelt: Society and Culture in Transition 1890-1917
Symbol of an Age
The New Middle Class
A Lively Culture
Americans at Play
How They Lived: Coney Island: Democratic Amusement
Sports
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Age of Reform: The Progressives
The Progressives
Progressivism Down Home
Making People Better
How They Lived: Bindlestiffs, Tramps, and Bums
Left of Progressivism
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Progressive Presidents: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson 1901-1916
T. R. Takes Over
Roosevelt's Reforms
A Conservative President in a Progressive Era
How They Lived: The Mann Act
Democratic Party Progressivism
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Over There: The United States and the First World War 1914-1918
Wilson, the World, and Mexico
The Great War
How They Lived: The Tin Lizzie
America Goes to War
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Over Here: World War I at Home 1917-1920
The Progressive War
Social Changes
Conformity and Repression
Wilson and the League of Nations
How They Lived: "They Dropped Like Flies": The Great Flu Epidemic
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919-1923
"The Worst President"
Postwar Tensions: Labor, Reds, Immigrants
Racial Tensions
How They Lived: The National Pastime Business
Prohibition and Fundamentalism
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Calvin Coolidge and the New Era: When America Was Business 1923-1929
The Coolidge Years
Prosperity and Business Culture
Get Rich Quick
How They Lived: Fads, Sensations, and Ballyhoo
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Hard Times: The Great Depression 1930-1933
The Face of the Creature
The Failure of the Old Order
How They Lived: Weeknights at Eight
Responses to Hard Times
The Election of 1932
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938
The Pleasant Man Who Changed America
The Hundred Days
New Deal-Failures and Successes
How They Lived: Not Feeling Sorry for the Rich
Populist Spellbinders
The Legacy of the New Deal
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Second Great War: America and the World 1933-1942
New Deal Foreign Policy
The World Goes to War
The United States and the War
America Goes to War
How They Lived: Rationing and Scrap Drives
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
World War II: The Pinnacle of Power 1942-1945
Stopping Japan
Defeating Germany First
The Twilight of Japan, the Nuclear Dawn
How They Lived: Amphibious Landing
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Cold War: The United States and the Nuclear Age 1946-1952
The Shadow of Cold War
Domestic Politics Under Truman
Success in Japan, Conflict with China
Years of Tension
How They Lived: The Negro Leagues
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
"Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties 1947-1963
Let the Good Times Roll
Suburbia
Dissenters
How They Lived: The World of Fashion
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Cold War and Civil Rights: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963
The Middle of the Road
How They Lived: Answer the Door, Somebody's Ringing the Bell
1960: Changing of the Guard
Kennedy Foreign Policy
Civil Rights: The Battle in the Courts
Civil Rights: From the Courts to the Streets
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Johnson's Great Society: Reform and Conflict 1961-1968
LBJ
The Great Society
Vietnam! Vietnam!
Mr. Johnson's War
Troubled Years
How They Lived: The Drug Culture
The Election of 1968
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Presidency in Crisis: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations 1968-1980
The Nixon Presidency
Nixon and Vietnam
Nixon-Kissinger Foreign Policy
Watergate and Gerald Ford
How They Lived: Sex: From No-No to Everybody's Doing It
Quiet Crisis
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993
The Ayatollah and the Actor
The Reagan Revolution
Foreign Policy in the Eighties
The Bush Presidency
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
The Millennium Years: Decadence? Renewal? 1993-2006
Cultural Dissonance
Clinton and the World
Clintonian America
Catastrophe, Renewal, War
Further Reading
Key Terms
Online Sources Guide
Appendix
Key Terms
Photo Credits
Index