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America Past and Present, Brief Edition, Volume I,9780321421814

America Past and Present, Brief Edition, Volume I

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9780321421814

ISBN10:
0321421817
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

America Past and Present, Brief presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, blending the best in past historical interpretation with new scholarship. This edition features all of the strengths found in the successful comprehensive text: a compelling narrative, clear organization, and exceptional pedagogy. An attractive four-color design highlighted with numerous maps and photos will engage students and instructors alike.

Table of Contents

The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: The "Unfinished Revolution."
The West: Exploiting an Empire
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
Conclusion: The Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Conclusion: Industrializations Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Stirrings of Reform
Conclusion: A Pluralistic Society
We Americans: Ellis Island: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
Politics of Stalemate
Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Crisis of the Depression
Changing Attitudes
The Presidential Election of 1896
The McKinley Administration
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers' Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Republicans' Split
The Spirit of Progressivism
Reform in the Cities and States
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height. &
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