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Major Problems in American History, Volume II

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ISBN-10: 1111343160

ISBN-13: 9781111343163

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Elizabeth Cobbs-Hoffman, Jon Gjerde, Edward J. Blum

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List price: $127.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair of American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University, received her PhD from Stanford University. Her areas of expertise include American diplomatic, economic, and cultural history. Her book, All You Need Is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s (Harvard University Press, 1998), earned rave reviews from academic and popular readers alike.

Reconstruction, 1865-1877
William Howard Day, an African American Minister, Salutes the Nation and a Monument to Abraham Lincoln, 1865
A Southern Song Opposes Reconstruction, c. 1860s
Louisiana Black Codes Reinstate Provisions of the Slave Era, 1865
President Andrew Johnson Denounces Changes in His Program of Reconstruction, 1867
Congressman Thaddeus Stevens Demands a Radical Reconstruction, 1867
Representative Benjamin Butler Argues That President Andrew Johnson Be Impeached, 1868
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Questions Abolitionist Support for Female Enfranchisement, 1868
Lucy McMillan, a Former Slave in South Carolina, Testifies About White Violence, 1871
Father Abram Ryan Proclaims Undying Love for the Confederate States of America, 1879
Francis Miles Finch Mourns and Celebrates Civil War Soldiers from the South and North, 1879
Continuing the War: White and Black Violence During Reconstruction
Ending the War: The Push for National Reconciliation
Western Settlement And The Frontier
Brigham Young Exhorts Mormon Pioneers to Plant and Irrigate, 1847
Irish Vocalist Sings of Slaying the Mormon "King," 1865
Katie Bighead (Cheyenne) Remembers Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn, 1876
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Recommends Severalty and Discusses Custer, 1876
Chief Joseph (Nez Perc?) Surrenders, 1877
Wyoming Gunfight: An Attack on Chinatown, 1885
Congress "Relieves" Mission Indians...of Their Water, 1891
Historian Frederick Jackson Turner Articulates His "Frontier Thesis," 1893
Ex-Slave Recalls Migrating Across the Prairie, 1936
The Frontier as a Place of Ethnic and Religious Conflict
The Frontier as the Forefront of Capitalism
Industrialization, Workers, And The New Immigration
Chinese Immigrant Lee Chew Denounces Prejudice in America, 1882
Poet Emma Lazurus Praises the New Colossus, 1883
Immigrant Thomas O'Donnell Laments the Worker's Plight, 1883
Immigrants Crowd Together--By Choice, or Not? 1889
Unionist Samuel Gompers Asks, "What Does the Working Man Want?" 1890
Jurgis Rudkus Discovers Drink in The Jungle, 1905
A Slovenian Boy Remembers Tales of the Golden Country, 1909
Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor Manufactures the Ideal Worker, 1910
A Polish Immigrant Remembers Her Father Got the Best Food, 1920
Coming and Going: Round Trip to America
Permanently Lost: The Trauma of Immigration
Imperialism And World Power
President William McKinley Asks for War to Liberate Cuba, 1898
Governor Theodore Roosevelt Praises the Manly Virtues of Imperialism, 1899
Filipino Leader Emilio Aguinaldo Rallies His People to Arms, 1899
The American Anti-Imperialist League Denounces U.S. Policy, 1899
Mark Twain Satirizes "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," 1900
A Soldier Criticizes American Racism in the Philippines, 1902
Argentina Condemns Europe's Collection of Debts by Force, 1902
The Platt Amendment Limits Cuban Autonomy, 1903
The Roosevelt Corollary Makes the United States the Police of Latin America, 1904
Gendering Imperialism: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest for Manhood and Empire
Racial Imperialism: America's Takeover of the Philippines
The Progressive Movement
W. C. T. U. Blasts Drinking and Smoking, and Demands Power to Protect, 1883
Utopian Edward Bellamy Scorns the Callousness of the Rich, 1888
Black Educator Booker T. Washington Advocates Compromise and Self-Reliance, 1901
NAACP Founder W. E. B. DuBois Denounces Compromise on Negro Civil Rights, 1903
Journalist Lincoln Steffens Exposes the Shame of Corruption, 1904
Social Worker Jane Addams Advocates Civic Housekeeping, 1906
Reformer Frederic Howe Compares America and Germany, 1911
Sociologist William Graham Sumner Denounces Reformers' Fanaticism, 1913
Cartoon: The Women's Vote vs. Boss Rule, 1915
Class, Gender, and Race at Home: The American Birthplace of Progressivism
American Progressivism in the Wider Atlantic World
America In World War I. Documents
President Woodrow Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War, 1917
Senator Robert M. La Follette Passionately Dissents, 1917
A Union Organizer Testifies to Vigilante Attack, 1917
The U.S. Government Punishes War Protesters: The Espionage Act, 1918
Wilson Proposes a New World Order in the "Fourteen Points," 1918
An Ambulance Surgeon Describes What It Was Like "Over There," 1918
A Negro Leader Explains Why Colored Men Fought for America, 1919
Publicist George Creel Recalls Selling the War, 1920
Cartoons Against and for the League of Nations, 1920
Woodrow Wilson: Egocentric Crusader
Woodrow Wilson: Father of the Future
Crossing A Cultural Divide: The Twenties
The Governor of California Tells of the "Japanese Problem," 1920
Radio Broadcast: The Modern Church Is No Bridge to Heaven, 1923
Cartoon: Religious "Modernism" Offers Cold Comfort, 1924
Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow Interrogates Prosecutor William Jennings Bryan in the Monkey Trial, 1925
The Ku Klux Klan Defines Americanism, 1926
Margaret Sanger Seeks Pity for Teenage Mothers and Abstinent Couples, 1928
The Automobile Comes to Middletown, U.S.A., 1929
Langston Hughes: Poet of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance
Young Women Discuss Petting, 1930
Sex and Youth in the Jazz Age
Fundamentalists Battle Modernism in the Roaring Twenties
The Depression, The New Deal, And Franklin D. Roosevelt
Song of the Depression: "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" 1931
President Herbert Hoover Applauds Limited Government, 1931
A Journalist Investigates the Charges Against the Scottsboro Boys, 1931
Business Leader Henry Ford Advocates Self-Help, 1932
The Nation Asks, "Is It to Be Murder, Mr. Hoover?" 1932
President Franklin Roosevelt Says Government Must Act, 1933
Father Charles Coughlin Denounces FDR and Proposes a Third Party, 1936
Social Security Advisers Consider Male and Female Pensioners, 1938
John Steinbeck Portrays the Outcast Poor in The Grapes of Wrath, 1939
FDR: Advocate for the American People
FDR: Architect of Ineffectual Big Government
The Ordeal Of World War II
American Missionaries Speak Out about the Rape of Nanking, 1937
Nurses Rush to Aid the Wounded on the U.S. Naval Base in Hawaii, 1941
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Reacts to Pearl Harbor, 1941
Roosevelt Identifies the "Four Freedoms" at Stake, 1941
Norman Rockwell Depicts "Freedom From Want" for the Office of War Information
A Japanese American Recalls the Effect of Internment on Family Unity, 1942
An African American Soldier Notes the "Strange Paradox" of the War, 1944
A Nisei Soldier Honored with Gold Star--and by Jackie Robinson, 1944
General Dwight Eisenhower Testifies to the German Concentration Camps, 1945
G.I. Joe: Fighting for Home
American Liberals: Fighting for a Better World
The Cold War And The Nuclear Age
Diplomat George F. Kennan Advocates Containment, 1946
Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace Questions the "Get Tough" Policy, 1946
Soviet Ambassador Nikolai Novikov Sees a U.S. Bid for World Supremacy, 1946
Images of Nuclear Destruction: Atomic Cake vs. Godzilla, 1948 and 1954
The Truman Doctrine Calls for the United States to Become the World's Police, 1947
Senator Joseph McCarthy Describes the Internal Communist Menace, 1950
The Federal Loyalty-Security Program Expels a Postal Clerk, 1954
Life Magazine Reassures Americans "We Won't All Be Dead" After Nuclear War, 1959
President Eisenhower Warns of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1961
Truman's Hard Line Prompted the Cold War
Stalin's Hard Line Prompted a Defensive Response in the United States and Europe
The Post-War "Boom": Affluence And Anxiety
A Young American Is "Born on the Fourth of July," 1946
Governor Adlai Stevenson Tells College Women About Their Place in Life, 1955
Good Housekeeping: Every Executive Needs a Perfect Wife, 1956
Life Magazine Identifies the New Teen-age Market, 1959
Newspaper Survey: Are You a Conformist or a Rebel? 1959
Vance Packard Criticizes Religion as a Status Symbol, 1959
Sociologist David Riesman Describes "Other-Directed" Men and Manipulative Children, 1961
Michael Harrington Unveils "The Other America" Outside Suburbia, 1961
Feminist Betty Friedan Explores the Problem That Has No Name, 1959
A Decade to Make One Proud
Families in the Fifties: The Way We Never Were
"We Can Do Better": The Civil Rights Revolution
The United Nations Approves a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Defends Seamstress Rosa Parks, 1955
Author Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Remembers Civil Rights on TV, 1957 (1994)
Army Veteran Robert Williams Argues "Self-Defense Prevents Bloodshed," 1962
The National Organization for Women Calls for Equality, 1966
Multiracialism (and D?tente) on TV: Star Trek, 1967
Mexican Americans Form La Raza Unida, 1968
A Proclamation from the Indians of All Tribes, Alcatraz Island, 1969
Journalist Tom Wolfe Describes the New Politics of Confrontation, 1970
Federal Court Defends Rights of the Retarded, 1971
Change from the Bottom Up
The Minority Rights Revolution: Top Down, Bottom Up, and Sideways
The Sixties: Left, Right, And The Culture Wars
Young Americans for Freedom Draft a Conservative Manifesto, 1960
President John Kennedy Tells Americans to Ask "What You Can Do," 1961
Bill Moyers Remembers Kennedy's Effect on His Generation (1961), 1988
Students for a Democratic Society Advance a Reform Agenda, 1962
Folk Singer Malvina Reynolds Sees Young People in "Little Boxes," 1963
A Protestor at Columbia University Defends Long Hair and Revolution, 1968
Vice President Spiro Agnew Warns of the Threat to America, 1969
Psychologist Carl Rogers Emphasizes Being "Real" in Encounter Groups, 1970
Carl Wittman Issues a Gay Manifesto, 1969-1970
Sixties Liberalism and the Revolution in Manners
Incivility and Self-Destruction: The Real Sixties
Vietnam And The Downfall Of Presidents
French Leader Charles DeGaulle Warns the United States, 1945
Independence Leader Ho Chi Minh Pleads with Harry Truman for Support, 1946
President Dwight Eisenhower Warns of Falling Dominoes, 1954
Defense Analyst John McNaughton Advises Robert McNamara on War Aims, 1965
Undersecretary of State George Ball Urges Withdrawal from Vietnam, 1965
Draftee Sebastian A. Ilacqua Recalls Coming Back to "The World," 1967 (1995)
Rock Band "Country Joe and the Fish" Lampoons the Vietnam War, 1968
White House Counsel John W. Dean III Presents the "Enemies List," 1971
Senator Sam J. Ervin Explains the Watergate Crimes, 1974
Vietnam: A Necessary War
Vietnam: A Mistake of the Western Alliance
The Rise Of The New Right
Modern Republicanism Seems to Doom the G.O.P., 1957
Country Singer Merle Haggard Is Proud to be an "Okie From Muskogee," 1969
TV's Archie Bunker Sings "Those Were the Days," 1971
Republican Activist Phyllis Schlafly Scorns Feminism, 1977
Californians Lead Tax Revolt, 1978
Reverend Jerry Falwell Calls America Back to the Bible, 1980
President Ronald Reagan Sees a Revitalized America, 1985
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Recalls the Indifference to AIDS, 1981-1988 (2001)
Sierra Club Attacks the President's Policy, 1988
The Politics of Race and the Rise of the Right
A Rejection of Government: Reagan and the Sunbelt
End Of The Cold War, Terrorism, And Globalization
A Unionist Blasts the Export of Jobs, 1987
President George H. W. Bush Declares the Cold War Over, 1990
Poster: "No Globalization Without Representation," 1999
Two Workers Flee the Inferno in the Twin Towers, 2001
Senator Robert Byrd Condemns Post-9/11 Foreign Policy, 2003
President George W. Bush Ranks Freedom Above Stability, 2005
ACLU Warns Against the "Patriot Act," 2001
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Marvels at Obama, 2008
The Great Recession Has Men Grinding Their Teeth, 2010
Michael Jordan and the New Capitalism: America on Top of Its Game
Running to Keep Up: The Perils of Globalization