American History, 1877 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0764120050

ISBN-13: 9780764120053

Edition: 2nd 2003

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This book presents brief summaries and places in perspective key American men, women, and events from the post-Civil War era, through the course of the twentieth century, and concluding with todays post 9/11 crisis. For more than a decade, titles in this handy, quick study series have helped many college freshmen and others taking introductory 101level college courses. Designed to be compatible with virtually all standard textbooks in their target subjects,EZ101 Study Keysoutline and organize subject material so that it resembles classroom lecture notes taken by attentive students. As such, these books provide a general overview of course material, and are ideal for brush-up and review study sessions before taking examinations or writing class papers.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The New South and Western Development
Change in the South
Treatment of blacks and response
Transformation of the West
Native Americans of the West
Indian response to white incursion
Growth of Industry, Business, and Labor
Industrial development
Evolution of the corporation
Ideas about industrial capitalism
Workers and the union movement
Unions: Action and reaction
City Life and the Impact of Industrialization
Urban development
The immigrant
Popular culture
Intellectual and elite culture
Gilded Age Politics
The nature of American politics
Gilded Age presidents
National issues
Agrarian unrest
Crisis in the 1890s
Election of 1896
The Progressive Era: Reform in America
Who were the Progressives?
Governmental and legislative reform
Social and economic reform
Roosevelt's Square Deal administration
Roosevelt's conservation policies
Taft as successor
Wilson's New Freedom administration
American Imperialism
Imperialism: Reasons and theories
Political developments enhancing expansionism
Spanish-American War
Foreign policy in Latin America under Theodore Roosevelt
Latin American Policy under Taft and Wilson
Foreign policy in Asia
World War I
Prelude to American involvement
The war's effect on the home front
Postwar developments abroad
Postwar developments at home
The Roaring Twenties
The Republican era
Economic conditions
Material culture in America
American writers
Women and blacks in the 1920s
Response to the new culture
Foreign policy of the 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Origins of the Great Depression
American society faces the Great Depression
Impact of the Great Depression on minorities and women
Herbert Hoover's role in the crisis
Roosevelt and the New Deal philosophy
Economic changes in the New Deal
New Deal programs to assist people
New Deal critics
End of the New Deal
Impact and legacy of the New Deal
Depression, Diplomacy, and World War II
American foreign policy in the 1930s
Preparation for war
Organizing the war effort
Minorities and women during the war
The war's end
Legacy of World War II
Politics and the Cold War
Truman administration: Foreign policy
Truman administration: Domestic policy
The Cold War at home
The Age of American Affluence
The postindustrial society
Origins of the civil rights movement
Eisenhower's domestic policy
Foreign affairs under Eisenhower
Decade of Change: The 1960s
Kennedy's New Frontier
Foreign policy under Kennedy
Johnson's Great Society
The Vietnam War unfolds
Struggle for racial equality
Minority equal rights
Feminism
The New Left and the counterculture
Leadership in Crisis
A turning point--the 1968 election
Nixon's domestic policy
The Supreme Court: Liberalism versus conservatism
Nixon and the war in Vietnam
Foreign policy under Nixon
The Watergate crisis
Toward a Conservative America
Ford's domestic and foreign policies
The Carter administration
American life in the 1970s and 1980s
Emerging political views
Reagan's New Federalism
Reagan's economic policy
Reagan's foreign policy
The Bush presidency
Foreign policy under President Bush
Clinton as president
Clinton's second term and life in the 1990s
Foreign policy under President Clinton
The younger Bush presidency
Foreign policy under the younger Bush
Glossary
Index
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