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America in the Twentieth Century

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780130833709

ISBN10:
0130833703
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level survey courses in 20th Century U.S. History. Written in a lively, narrative style, this comprehensive survey of 20th century U.S. historyfrom the late 19th century through the late 20th centuryfocuses on the public life of American people, on American political history, and the history of American public policy. It intertwines political, demographic, economic, social, and cultural history throughout.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1 PROLOGUE: A SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
1(42)
A Demographic Portrait
1(1)
Economic Growth
2(5)
Labor
7(2)
Immigrants
9(2)
Cities
11(1)
Women, Children, and Work
11(1)
Native Americans
12(2)
Hispanic Americans
14(2)
African Americans
16(2)
Asian Americans
18(1)
Farmers
19(2)
Politics
21(1)
The People's Party
22(2)
Imperialism
24(10)
Social Darwinism
34(1)
Religion
35(1)
Schools and Colleges
36(1)
Mass Media
37(1)
Architecture, Literature, and Philosophy
38(2)
Civilization and Its Discontents
40(1)
Bibliography
41(2)
2 THE PROGRESSIVE ERA
43(38)
Modern Society
43(3)
Popular Culture
46(2)
Literature and Art
48(1)
The Roots of Reform
49(1)
Social Justice
50(3)
Muckrakers
53(1)
Women Reformers
54(2)
African Americans
56(1)
Asian Americans
57(1)
Native Americans
58(1)
Moral Reform
58(2)
Educational Reform
60(1)
Political Reform
61(2)
The Advent of Theodore Roosevelt
63(3)
Taft versus Progressivism
66(2)
The Election of 1912
68(4)
Wilsonian Progressivism
72(5)
Progressivism in Perspective
77(2)
Bibliography
79(2)
3 THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD
81(36)
Managing the American Empire
81(6)
Europe Goes to War
87(1)
Unneutral Neutrality
88(4)
America Goes to War
92(6)
Over There
98(5)
The Home Front
103(2)
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
105(2)
Red Scare
107(3)
The Peace Conference
110(2)
Fight for Ratification
112(2)
The War Experience
114(2)
Bibliography
116(1)
4 THE TWENTIES
117(37)
A Mobile People
118(1)
The Consumer Economy
118(7)
The New Urban Nation
125(2)
Women and Family Life
127(2)
Popular Culture
129(1)
The Movies
130(1)
Spectator Sports
131(1)
An American Hero
132(1)
The Ethic of Play
133(1)
Popular Writers
134(1)
Literature
135(2)
The Harlem Renaissance
137(2)
The Jazz Age
139(1)
Art and Music
140(1)
The Rise of Radio
140(1)
Religious Fundamentalism
141(2)
The Revival of the Klan
143(1)
Closing the Door
144(2)
The Business of Government
146(6)
Bibliography
152(2)
5 THE GREAT DEPRESSION
154(32)
The Hoover Era
154(1)
The Great Crash
155(1)
Causes of the Great Depression
158(7)
The Deepening Depression
162(5)
African Americans
167(1)
Women and Family Life
167(1)
Popular Culture
168(2)
Hoover Battles the Depression
170(1)
The Collapse of European Economies
171(1)
The Depression Deepens
172(4)
The Election of 1932
176(5)
Interregnum
181(2)
Nadir
183(2)
Bibliography
185(1)
6 THE NEW DEAL
186(38)
FDR
186(2)
The New Deal Begins
188(2)
The Hundred Days
190
Critics--Left, Right, and Populist
185
The Second New Deal
198(4)
A New Deal for the Environment
202(1)
The Election of 1936
203(2)
The New Deal Coalition
205(1)
Roosevelt Attacks the Supreme Court
205(3)
The Roosevelt Recession
208(1)
The End of the New Deal
209(1)
The Rise of Organized Labor
209(3)
A New Deal for Women
212(1)
The Emergence of Ethnic Americans
213(1)
African Americans and the New Deal
214(1)
Hispanic Americans during the New Deal
215(2)
A New Deal for Native Americans
217(1)
FDR and the New Deal in Perspective
218(4)
Bibliography
222(2)
7 DIPLOMACY BETWEEN WARS
224(35)
The Search for Peace
224(3)
Foreign Economic Policy
227(4)
Latin America
231(2)
The Triumph of Isolationism
233(2)
Europe Disintegrates
235(5)
The Rising Sun
240(2)
War in Europe
242(2)
The Election of 1940
244(1)
Lend-Lease
245(2)
Undeclared Naval War
247(3)
Impasse over China
250(2)
The Strategy of Stall
252(2)
Pearl Harbor Attacked!
254(4)
Bibliography
258(1)
8 WORLD WAR II
259(44)
War in Europe
259(4)
War in the Pacific
263(4)
Wartime Diplomacy
267(4)
Victory in Europe
271(3)
Victory in the Pacific
274(4)
Home Front USA
278(1)
Demographic Changes
279(3)
Economic Transformations
282(2)
Women in Wartime
284(3)
African Americans at War
287(2)
Hispanic Americans in Wartime
289(1)
Native Americans in Wartime
290(1)
Asian Americans in Wartime
291(3)
The Politics of War
294(3)
Culture and War
297(2)
World War and Its Consequences
299(2)
Bibliography
301(2)
9 THE RISE OF THE COLD WAR
303(40)
The United Nations
304(1)
Origins of Cold War
305(6)
The Truman Doctrine
311(2)
The Marshall Plan
313(1)
NATO
314(3)
The Chinese Revolution
317(1)
Vietnam: The Beginnings
318(1)
NSC-68
319(1)
War in Korea
320(6)
The Cold War Consensus
326(1)
The Cold War at Home
327(5)
Postwar Politics
332(2)
The 80th Congress
334(2)
The Election of 1948
336(3)
The Fair Deal
339(1)
Civil Rights
339(2)
Bibliography
341(2)
10 THE AGE OF CONSENSUS
343(39)
Demographic Patterns
344(1)
An Economy of Abundance
344(1)
The Car Culture
345(1)
Growth Industries and Others
346(1)
The Mixed Economy
347(1)
Labor at Mid-Century
348(1)
Poverty amidst Plenty
349(1)
The Rise of Suburbia
350(2)
The Culture of Affluence
352(2)
Women: Family Life and Work
354(1)
The Advent of Television
355(1)
Religion Revived
356(1)
Social Critics
357(1)
Rebels
357(1)
The Election of 1952
358(2)
Dynamic Conservatism
360(2)
McCarthy: Zenith and Ruin
362(1)
The Politics of Consensus
363(1)
Civil Rights
364(3)
The New Look
367(1)
Vietnam: Getting in Deeper
367(2)
The China Crisis
369(2)
At the Summit
371(1)
The CIA at Work
372(1)
Trouble in Suez
373(2)
Sputnik
375(1)
Cuba and Castro
376(1)
Controversy in Europe
377(2)
End of an Era
379(2)
Bibliography
381(1)
11 NEW FRONTIERS
382(35)
A Path to the Presidency
382(1)
The Election of 1960
383(5)
The Kennedy Style
388(1)
The Cold Warrior
389(2)
The Bay of Pigs
391(1)
The Third World
392(1)
Berlin
393(3)
The Missile Crisis
396(4)
Vietnam: Raising the Stakes
400(3)
The Space Race
403(1)
Social Reform
404(1)
The Economy
405(2)
Let Freedom Ring
407(3)
Tragedy in Dallas
410(3)
The Legacy of Camelot
413(2)
Bibliography
415(2)
12 REFORM, REBELLION, AND WAR
417(39)
The Tall Texan
417(1)
Johnson Takes Command
418(2)
The Election of 1964
420(1)
Great Society
421(5)
The Warren Court
426(2)
Lyndon Johnson and the World
428(2)
Vietnam: Going to War
430(2)
The American Way of War
432(3)
War at Home
435(1)
Tet-68 and Its Consequences
436(4)
Young Radicals
440(2)
The Greening of America
442(4)
The Fire This Time
446(1)
Black Power
447(1)
Red and Brown Power
448(1)
Gay-Lesbian Liberation
449(1)
The Rebirth of Feminism
450(2)
Women's Liberation
452(1)
Backlash
453(2)
Bibliography
455(1)
13 THE NIXON ERA
456(38)
The Election of 1968
456(5)
The Politician
461(1)
Pragmatic Centrism
461(1)
Nixonomics
462(1)
The Southern Strategy
463(2)
Detente
465(3)
The China Opening
468(2)
Vietnam: A War to End A War
470(5)
The End of the Tunnel
475(2)
Activists and Reformers
477(1)
Ecology and Consumerism
478(1)
The Election of 1972
479(4)
Watergate
483(2)
The Decline and Fall of Richard Nixon
485(6)
Postmortem
491(2)
Bibliography
493(1)
14 AN ERA OF LIMITS
494(40)
A Ford Not a Lincoln
495(2)
Economic and Energy Woes
497(2)
Ford, Kissinger, and the World
499(2)
The Election of 1976
501(2)
President "Jimmy"
503(1)
Mr. Carter Goes to Washington
503(3)
Carter and the World
506(2)
The Decline of Detente
508(1)
Debacle in Iran
509(2)
The Election of 1980
511(3)
A Demographic Profile
514(1)
Economic Stasis
515(2)
Cars and Computers
517(1)
New Immigrants
518(3)
African Americans: A Dual Society
521(1)
Women: Changing Attitudes and Roles
522(1)
Education
523(2)
Religion in America
525(1)
The Rise of the Religious Right
525(1)
The "Me" Decade
526(1)
Popular Culture
527(4)
A Dismal Decade
531(1)
Bibliography
532(2)
15 AMERICA IN THE EIGHTIES
534(39)
The Media Man
535(1)
The Advent of Reaganomics
536(3)
Recession and Recovery
539(2)
The Cold War Revived
541(3)
The Pacific Rim
544(2)
Disaster in Lebanon
546(1)
Policing the Western Hemisphere
547(3)
Reagan: The First Term
550(1)
The Election of 1984
551(2)
The Second Term
553(2)
The "Go-Go" Economy
555(4)
The Reagan Court
559(1)
Foreign Policy
560(1)
The Iraqi-Iranian War
561(2)
Central America
563(1)
The Iran-Contra Scandal
563(5)
The Sleaze Factor
568(1)
Thawing the Cold War
569(3)
Bibliography
572(1)
16 THE 1990s
573(50)
A Demographic Profile for the 1990s
574(1)
The Decline of the Middle Classes
575(2)
A Nation of Immigrants
577(1)
Black and White, but Not Together
577(2)
A Fragmented Society
579(2)
Culture Wars
581(1)
Women and Work
582(1)
The Election of 1988
583(2)
Economic and Social Policy
585(2)
The Supreme Court in the 1990s
587(2)
The End of the Cold War
589(1)
The Reappearance of Russia
590(1)
Bush and the Post-Cold War World
591(2)
War in the Persian Gulf
593(4)
The Election of 1992
597(3)
The Democrats Return
600(3)
The Republican Earthquake
603(2)
The Election of 1996
605(1)
The Impeachment of President Clinton
606(8)
Clinton and the Post-Cold War World
614(6)
Toward the Twenty-First Century
620(2)
Bibliography
622(1)
APPENDICES 623(18)
A: Amendments to the Constitution Added during the Twentieth Century 623(7)
B: Presidential Elections Since 1896 630(2)
C: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet Officers Since 1897 632(3)
D: Justices of the Supreme Court 635(1)
E: U.S. Territorial Expansion Since 1898 636(1)
F: Population of the United States, 1890-Present 636(1)
G: Median Life Expectancy 637(1)
H: Recent Trends in Immigration 637(2)
I. American Workers and Farmers 639(1)
J: The Economy and Federal Spending 640(1)
INDEX 641


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