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America Vol. 2 : A Narrative History

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780393973495

ISBN10:
0393973492
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
W W Norton & Co Inc

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Summary

Provides a history of the United States from pre-Columbian Native American civilizations to the Clinton administration

Table of Contents

List of Maps
viii
Preface x
Reconstruction: North and South
789(50)
The War's Aftermath
790(6)
The Battle Over Reconstruction
796(11)
Reconstructing the South
807(5)
The Reconstructed South
812(11)
The Grant Years
823(11)
Further Reading
834(5)
PART FIVE / GROWING PAINS
New Frontiers: South and West
839(48)
The New South
840(17)
The New West
857(28)
Further Reading
885(2)
Big Business and Organized Labor
887(42)
The Post-Civil War Economy
888(10)
Entrepreneurs
898(10)
A Changing Environment For Workers
908(1)
Union Organization
909(18)
Further Reading
927(2)
The Emergence of Urban America
929(60)
America's Move to Town
931(5)
The New Immigration
936(12)
Education
948(5)
The Rise of Professionalism
953(1)
Popular Culture
954(11)
Theories of Social Change
965(4)
Realism in Fact and Fiction
969(9)
The Social Gospel
978(2)
Early Efforts at Urban Reform
980(8)
Further Reading
988(1)
Gilded-Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt
989(46)
Paradoxical Politics
990(4)
Corruption and Reform
994(18)
The Problems of Farmers
1012(11)
Economic Depression and the Silver Solution
1023(6)
Further Reading
1029(6)
PART SIX / MODERN AMERICA
An American Empire
1035(37)
Toward the New Imperialism
1036(1)
Expansion in the Pacific
1037(4)
Diplomatic Incidents in the 1880s and 1890s
1041(1)
The Spanish-American War
1042(16)
Imperial Rivalries in East Asia
1058(2)
Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy
1060(10)
Further Reading
1070(2)
The Progressive Era
1072(45)
Elements of Reform
1073(3)
The Features of Progressivism
1076(8)
Roosevelt's Progressivism
1084(8)
From Roosevelt to Taft
1092(8)
Wilson's Progressivism
1100(14)
The Limits of Progressivism
1114(2)
Further Reading
1116(1)
America and the Great War
1117(46)
Wilson and Foreign Affairs
1117(5)
An Uneasy Neutrality
1122(12)
America's Entry into the War
1134(8)
``The Decisive Power''
1142(6)
The Fight for the Peace at Home and Abroad
1148(8)
Lurching from War to Peace
1156(5)
Further Reading
1161(2)
The Modern Temper
1163(33)
Reaction in the Twenties
1164(9)
The Roaring Twenties
1173(12)
The Culture of Modernism
1185(9)
Further Reading
1194(2)
Republican Resurgence and Decline
1196(36)
``Normalcy''
1197(10)
The New Era
1207(10)
President Hoover, The Engineer
1217(13)
Further Reading
1230(2)
New Deal America
1232(54)
From Hooverism to the New Deal
1233(10)
Recovery Through Regulation
1243(8)
The Second New Deal
1251(14)
Roosevelt's Second Term
1265(11)
The Legacy of the New Deal
1276(2)
Culture in the Thirties
1278(6)
Further Reading
1284(2)
From Isolation to Global War
1286(35)
Postwar Isolationism
1287(8)
War Clouds
1295(10)
The Storm in Europe
1305(8)
The Storm in the Pacific
1313(6)
Further Reading
1319(2)
The Second World War
1321(58)
America's Early Battles
1322(2)
Mobilization at Home
1324(4)
Social Effects of the War
1328(8)
The Allied Drive Toward Berlin
1336(16)
Leapfrogging to Tokyo
1352(6)
A New Age Is Born
1358(13)
The Final Ledger
1371(2)
Further Reading
1373(6)
PART SEVEN / THE AMERICAN AGE
The Fair Deal and Containment
1379(44)
Demobilization Under Truman
1380(8)
The Cold War
1388(12)
Harry Gives 'em Hell
1400(8)
The Cold War Heats Up
1408(13)
Further Reading
1421(2)
Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945-1960
1423(37)
People of Plenty
1424(14)
A Conforming Culture
1438(8)
Cracks in the Picture Window
1446(4)
Alienation and Liberation
1450(7)
A Paradoxical Era
1457(1)
Further Reading
1458(2)
Conflict and Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
1460(41)
``Time for a Change''
1461(3)
Eisenhower's Hidden-Hand Presidency
1464(7)
Foreign Intervention
1471(9)
Reelection and Foreign Crises
1480(5)
Domestic Problems
1485(3)
Festering Problems Abroad
1488(4)
The Early Civil Rights Movement
1492(6)
Assessing the Eisenhower Years
1498(1)
Further Reading
1499(2)
New Frontiers: Politics and Social Change in the 1960s
1501(48)
The New Frontier
1502(7)
Expansion of the Civil Rights Movement
1509(6)
Foreign Frontiers
1515(7)
Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
1522(9)
From Civil Rights to Black Power
1531(4)
The Tragedy of Vietnam
1535(8)
Sixties Crescendo
1543(3)
Further Reading
1546(3)
Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s
1549(56)
The Roots of Rebellion
1550(20)
Nixon and Vietnam
1570(7)
Nixon and Middle America
1577(7)
Nixon Triumphant
1584(4)
Watergate
1588(5)
An Unelected President
1593(3)
The Carter Interregnum
1596(7)
Further Reading
1603(2)
A Conservative Insurgency
1605(44)
The Reagan Revolution
1606(5)
Reagan's First Term
1611(8)
Reagan's Second Term
1619(14)
The Bush Years
1633(10)
The Computer Revolution
1643(4)
Further Reading
1647(2)
Cultural Politics
1649(1)
America's Changing Face
1650(5)
Cultural Conservatism
1655(2)
Bush to Clinton
1657(5)
Domestic Policy in Clinton's First Term
1662(6)
Foreign Policy Challenges
1668(5)
Repulican Insurgency
1673(6)
Clinton's Second Term
1679(7)
Fin-De-Siecle America
1686(2)
Further Reading
1688
Appendix A1
The Declaration of Independence
A3
Articles of Confederation
A8
The Constitution of the United States
A16
Presidential Elections
A36
Admission of States
A44
Population of the United States
A45
Immigration to the United States, Fiscal Years 1820-1990
A46
Immigration by Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, Fiscal Years 1820-1989
A48
Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Secretaries of State
A55
Credits A61
Index A65


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