Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People - Since 1863, Compact

ISBN-10: 0495411035

ISBN-13: 9780495411031

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: John M. Murrin, Paul E. Johnson, James M. McPherson, Alice Fahs, Gary Gerstle

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You spoke and Thomson Wadsworth listened. This Compact Version is part of the Thomson Advantage Books, which offers our Comprehensive texts in a lower-cost format. This black and white version of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER includes eight 4-page color map inserts to bring the regions to life. While the compact version includes fewer photos than the Comprehensive version, it offers plenty of resources to make the course visual and exciting for students. In addition, students will have access to the Book Companion Website that offers quizzing, interactive maps, interactive timelines, and simulations.
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List price: $54.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 650
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

John M. Murrin is a specialist in American colonial and revolutionary history, and the early republic. He has edited one multi-volume series and five books, including two co-edited collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition (2001) and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His own essays on early American history range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the rise of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the 19th century. Professor Murrin served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999. He is the author of Chapters 1-6.

James M. McPherson, McPherson was born in 1936 and received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1963. He began teaching at Princeton University in the mid 1960's and is the author of several articles, reviews and essays on the Civil War, specifically focusing on the role of slaves in their own liberation and the activities of the abolitionists. His earliest work, "The Struggle for Equality," studied the activities of the Abolitionist movement following the Emancipation Proclamation. "Battle Cry of Freedom" won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. "Drawn With the Sword" (1996) is a collection of essays, with one entitled "The War that Never Goes Away," that is introduced by a passage from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 from which its title came: "Fondly do we hope - and fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, 'the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.'" "From Limited to Total War: 1861-1865" shows the depth of the political and social transformation brought about during the Civil War. It told how the human cost of the Civil War exceeded that of any country during World War I and explains the background to Lincoln's announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1862. The book also recounts the exploits of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first black regiments organized in the Civil War, and their attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863. It pays tribute to Robert Gould Shaw, the white commanding officer of the regiment, who died in the attack and was buried in a mass grave with many of his men. Professor McPherson's writings are not just about the middle decades of the nineteenth century but are also about the last decades of the twentieth century. The political turmoil prior to the Civil War, the violence of the war, Lincoln's legacy and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson shed some light on contemporary events.

History through film
To the Student: Why Study History?
Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Wartime Reconstruction
Radical Republicans and Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
Johnson's Policy
Southern Defiance
The Black Codes
Land and Labor in the Postwar South
The Freedmen's Bureau
Land for the Landless
The Advent of Congressional Reconstruction
Schism between President and Congress
The 14th Amendment
The 1866 Elections
The Reconstruction Acts of 1867
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The Completion of Formal Reconstruction
The 15th Amendment
The Election of 1868
The Grant Administration
Civil Service Reform
Foreign Policy Issues
Reconstruction in the South
Blacks in Office
The Ku Klux Klan
History Through Film The Birth of a Nation
The Election of 1872
The Panic of 1873
The Retreat from Reconstruction
The Mississippi Election of 1875
The Supreme Court and Reconstruction
The Election of 1876
Disputed Results
The Compromise of 1877
The End of Reconstruction
A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900
The Homestead Act
An Industrializing West
Chinese Laborers and the Railroads
The Golden Spike
Railroads and Borderlands Communities
History Through Film Oklahoma!
Cattle Drives and the Open Range
The industrialization of Ranching
Industrial Cowboys
Mexican Americans
Itinerant Laborers
Homesteading and Farming
The Experience of Homesteading
Gender and Western Settlement
Conquest and Resistance: American Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West
Conflict with the Sioux
Suppression of Other Plains Indians
The "Peace Policy"
The Dawes Severalty Act and Indian Boarding Schools
The Ghost Dance
Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill: Popular Myths of the West
Industrialization and the New South
Race and Industrialization
Southern Agriculture
Exodusters and Emigrationists
Race Relations in the New South
The Emergence of an African American Middle Class
The Rise of Jim Crow
The Politics of Stalemate
Knife-Edge Electoral Balance
Civil Service Reform
The Tariff Issue
The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900
An Expansive and Volatile Economy
Engines of Economic Growth
Technological Innovation and Celebrations of the Machine
Changes in Business Organization and Practice
Wealth and Society
Class Distinction and Cultural Hierarchy
The Consolidation of Middle-class Culture
White-Collar Workers
The Middle-class Home
Department Stores as Middle-class Communities of Taste
Domesticity vs. Work
The Women's Club Movement and Public Lives
The New Woman
Higher Education and Professional Organizations
Middle-class Cultural Institutions
Racial Hierarchy and the City: The 1893 Columbian Exhibition
The City and Working-class Culture
Working-class Women and Men
Commercial Amusements
Popular Literature
Emergence of a National Culture
A Shared Visual Culture
Mail-order Catalogues
Workers' Resistance to the New Corporate Order
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The Knights of Labor
The Homestead Strike
The Depression of 1893-1897
The Pullman Strike
Farmers' Movements
Resistance to Railroads
Credit and Money
The Greenback and Silver Movements
Grangers and the Farmers' Alliance
The Rise and Fall of the People's Party
The Silver Issue
The Election of 1896
An Industrial Society, 1900-1920
Sources of Economic Growth
Corporate Growth
Mass Production and Distribution
Corporate Consolidation
Revolution in Management
Scientific Management on the Factory Floor
"Robber Barons" No More
Obsession with Physical and Racial Fitness
European Immigration
Chinese and Japanese Immigration
Immigrant Labor
Living Conditions
Building Ethnic Communities
A Network of Institutions
The Emergence of an Ethnic Middle Class
Political Machines and Organized Crime
African American Labor and Community
History Through Film The Jazz Singer
Workers and Unions
Samuel F. Gompers and the AFL
"Big Bill" Haywood and the IWW
The Joys of the City
The New Sexuality and the Rise of Feminism
Progressivism and the Protestant Spirit
Muckrakers, Magazines, and the Turn toward "Realism"
Settlement Houses and Women's Activism
Hull House
The Cultural Conservatism of Progressive Reformers
A Nation of Clubwomen
Socialism and Progressivism
The Many Faces of Socialism
Socialists and Progressives
Municipal Reform
The City Commission Plan
The City Manager Plan
The Costs of Reform
Political Reform in the States
Restoring Sovereignty to "the People"
Creating a Virtuous Electorate
The Australian Ballot
Personal Registration Laws
Disillusionment with the Electorate
Woman Suffrage
Economic and Social Reform in the States
Robert La Follette and Wisconsin Progressivism
Progressive Reform in New York
A Renewed Campaign for Civil Rights
The Failure of Accommodationism
From the Niagara Movement to the NAACP
National Reform
The Roosevelt Presidency
Regulating the Trusts
Toward a "Square Deal"
Expanding Government Power: The Economy
Expanding Government Power: The Environment
Progressivism: A Movement for the People?
The Republicans: A Divided Party
The Taft Presidency
Battling Congress
The Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy
Roosevelt's Return
The Bull Moose Campaign
The Rise of Woodrow Wilson
The Election of 1912
The Wilson Presidency
Tariff Reform and a Progressive Income Tax
The Federal Reserve Act
From the New Freedom to the New Nationalism
Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917
The United States Looks Abroad
Protestant Missionaries
The Spanish-American War
"A Splendid Little War"
The United States Becomes a World Power
The Debate over the Treaty of Paris
The American-Filipino War
Controlling Cuba and Puerto Rico
China and the "Open Door"
Theodore Roosevelt, Geopolitician
The Roosevelt Corollary
The Panama Canal
Keeping the Peace in East Asia
William Howard Taft, Dollar Diplomat
Woodrow Wilson, Struggling Idealist
War and Society, 1914-1920
Europe's Descent into War
American Neutrality
Submarine Warfare
The Peace Movement
Wilson's Vision: "Peace without Victory"
German Escalation
American Intervention
Mobilizing for "Total" War
Organizing Industry
Securing Workers, Keeping Labor Peace
Raising an Army
Paying the Bills
Arousing Patriotic Ardor
Wartime Repression
The Failure of the International Peace
The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
The League of Nations
Wilson versus Lodge: The Fight over Ratification
The Treaty's Final Defeat
The Postwar Period: A Society in Convulsion
Labor-Capital Conflict
Radicals and the Red Scare
History Through Film Reds
Racial Conflict and the Rise of Black Nationalism
The 1920s
A Consumer Society
A People's Capitalism
The Rise of Advertising and Mass Marketing
Changing Attitudes toward Marriage and Sexuality
An Age of Celebrity
Celebrating Business Civilisation
Industrial Workers
Women and Work
The Women's Movement Adrift
The Politics of Business
Harding and the Politics of Personal Gain
Coolidge and Laissez-Faire Politics
Hoover and the Politics of Associationalism
The Politics of Business Abroad
Farmers, Small-Town Protestants, and Moral Traditionalists
Agricultural Depression
Cultural Dislocation
The Ku Klux Klan
Immigration Restriction
Fundamentalism versus Liberal Protestantism
The Scopes Trial
History Through Film Inherit the Wind
Ethnic and Racial Communities
European American Ethnics
African Americans
The Harlem Renaissance
Mexican Americans
The "Lost Generation" and Disillusioned Intellectuals
Democracy on the Defensive
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
Causes of the Great Depression
Stock Market Speculation
Mistakes by the Federal Reserve Board
An Ill-Advised Tariff
A Maldistribution of Wealth
Hoover: The Fall of a Self-Made Man
Hoover's Program
The Bonus Army
A Culture in Crisis
The Democratic Roosevelt
An Early Life of Privilege
Roosevelt Liberalism
The First New Deal, 1933-1935
Saving the Banks
Economic Relief
Agricultural Reform
Industrial Reform
Rebuilding the Nation's Infrastructure
The TVA Alternative
The New Deal and Western Development
Political Mobilization, Political Unrest, 1934-1935
Populist Critics of the New Deal
Labor Protests
Anger at the Polls
Radical Third Parties
The Second New Deal, 1935-1937
Philosophical Underpinnings
Victory in 1936: The New Democratic Coalition
Rhetoric Versus Reality
Men, Women, and Reform
Labor in Politics and Culture
America's Minorities and the New Deal
Eastern and Southern European Ethnics
African Americans
Mexican Americans
American Indians
The New Deal Abroad
Stalemate, 1937-1940
The Court-Packing Fiasco
The Recession of 1937-1938
America during the Second World War
The Road to War: Aggression and Response
The Rise of Aggressor States
U.S. Neutrality
The Mounting Crisis
The Outbreak of War in Europe
The U.S. Response to War in Europe
An "Arsenal of Democracy"
Pearl Harbor
Fighting the War in Europe
Campaigns in North Africa and Italy
Operation Overlord
The Pacific Theater
Seizing the Offensive in the Pacific
China Policy
U.S. Strategy in the Pacific
A New President, the Atomic Bomb, and Japan's Surrender
The War at Home: The Economy
Government's Role in the Economy
Business and Finance
The Workforce
The Labor Front
Assessing Economic Change
A New Role for Government?
The War at Home: Social Issues and Social Movements
Selling the War
History Through Film Casablanca
Gender Issues
Racial Issues
Social Movements
Shaping the Peace
International Organizations
Spheres of Interest and Postwar Settlements
The Age of Containment, 1946-1953
Creating a National Security State, 1945-1949
Onset of the Cold War
Containment Abroad: The Truman Doctrine
Truman's Loyalty Program
The National Security Act, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Crisis
The Election of 1948
The Era of the Korean War, 1949-1952
NATO, China, and the Bomb
The Korean War
Korea and Containment
Pursuing National Security at Home
Anticommunism and the U.S. Labor Movement
HUAC and the Search for Subversives
Targeting Difference
The "Great Fear"
The National Security Constitution
Truman's Fair Deal
The Employment Act of 1946 and the Promise of Economic Growth
Shaping the Fair Deal
Civil Rights
Signs of a Changing Culture
The Baseball "Color Line"
New Suburban Developments
Postwar Hollywood
From Truman to Eisenhower
The Election of 1952
A Soldier-Politician
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963
Foreign Policy, 1953-1960
Eisenhower Takes Command
The New Look, Global Alliances, and Summitry
Covert Action and Economic Leverage
The United States and Third World Politics, 1953-1960
Latin America
The Middle East, Asia, and Africa
Affluence: A "People of Plenty"
Economic Growth
Highways and Waterways
Labor-Management Accord
Political Pluralism
A Religious People
Discontents of Affluence
Conformity in an Affluent Society
Restive Youth
The Mass Culture Debate
Changing Gender Politics
The New Suburbs and Gender Ideals
Signs of Women's Changing Roles
The Fight against Discrimination, 1953-1960
The Brown Cases, 1954-1955
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Politics of Civil Rights: From the Local to the Global
American Indian Policy
The Growth of Spanish-Speaking Populations
Urban-Suburban Issues
Debating the Role of Government, 1955-1960
The New Conservatives
Advocates of a More Active Government
The Kennedy Years: Foreign Policy
The Election of 1960
Kennedy's Foreign Policy Goals
Cuba and Berlin
Southeast Asia and "Flexible Response"
The Kennedy Years: Domestic Policy
Policy Making During the Early 1960s
The Civil-Rights Movement, 1960-1963
Women's Issues
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
The Great Society
Closing the New Frontier
The Election of 1964
Lyndon Johnson's Great Society
Evaluating the Great Society
Escalation in Vietnam
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The War Continues to Widen
The Media and the War
The War at Home
The Movement of Movements
Movements on College Campuses: A New Left
The Counterculture
African American Social Movements
History Through Film Malcolm X
The Antiwar Movement
Turmoil in Vietnam
Turmoil at Home
The Election of 1968
The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Lawbreaking and Violence
A New President
The Economy
Social Policy
Controversies over Rights
Foreign Policy under Nixon and Kissinger
Detente and Normalization
The Aftermath of War
Expanding the Nixon Doctrine
The Wars of Watergate
The Election of 1972
Nixon Pursued
Nixon's Final Days
Power and Politics, 1974-1992
The Caretaker Presidency of Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Trying to Whip Inflation
Foreign Policy
The Election of 1976
Jimmy Carter's One-Term Presidency (1977-1981)
Welfare and Energy Initiatives
A Faltering Economy
Negotiating Disputes Overseas
Campaigning for Human Rights Abroad
Confronting Problems in Iran and Afghanistan
A New Right
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
The Election of 1980
A "New Morning in America"
Taxes, Supply-Side Economics, and the "Reagan Revolution"
Cutting Regulations and Welfare Measures
Routing the Democrats, 1984
Reagan's Second Term
History Through Film the First Moviestar President
Renewing the Cold War
The Defense Buildup
Deploying Military Power
The Iran-Contra Controversy
The Beginning of the End of the Cold War
The First Bush Presidency (1989-1993)
The Election of 1988
The End of the Cold War
The Persian Gulf War
The Election of 1992
Movement Activism
Women's Issues
Sexual Politics
Race, Ethnicity, and Social Activism
Activism Among African Americans
Activism Among American Indians
Activism in Spanish-Speaking Communities
Activism Among Asian Americans
The Dilemmas of Antidiscrimination Efforts
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century
A Changing People
An Aging, Shifting Population
New Immigration
The Metropolitan Nation
Economic Change
New Technologies
Big Business
Postindustrial Restructuring
The Sports-Entertainment Complex
Media and Popular Culture
The Video Revolution
The "New Hollywood"
The Changing Media Environment
The New Mass Culture Debate
Another "Great Awakening"
Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2007
The Presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Clinton's First Two Years
A Republican Congress, a Democratic White House
Victory and Impeachment
Environmental Policy
Post-Cold War Foreign Policy
The Presidency of George W. Bush (2001-2007)
The Long Election
A Conservative Domestic Agenda
Foreign Policy Changes Course
Activism at Home during the Second Term
The Politics of National Security during the Second Term
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