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Approaching the American history survey course in an innovative way, this mid-length text features a more expansive definition of political history that includes all forms of politics, not just electoral politics, while simultaneously incorporating cultural history. With the specific aim of expanding history beyond elite actors, The American Experiment emphasizes everyday work, family life, customs, and objects of cultural history to address its four themes: the role of government, American identity, the broad concept of "culture," and America and the world. The Third Edition features an enhanced thematic approach that helps students understand America's development as an experiment in politics, culture, and identity, within a global context.
Table of Contents
|Reconstruction and the New South, 1864-1900|
|The Western Frontier, 1862-1900|
|The Industrial Experiment, 1865-1900|
|The New Urban Nation, 1865-1910|
|State and Society, 1877-1900|
|The Progressive Era, 1889-1916|
|The Experiment in American Empire, 1865-1917|
|Making the World Safe for Democracy: America and World War I, 1914-1920|
|The New Era, 1920-1928|
|"Fear Itself": Crash, Depression, and the New Deal, 1929-1938|
|War and Society, 1933-1945|
|The Cold War, 1945-1952|
|The Consumer Society, 1945-1960|
|Consensus and Confrontation, 1960-1968|
|The Politics of Polarization, 1969-1979|
|The Reagan Experiment, 1979-1988|
|America After the Cold War, 1988-2000|
|Epilogue The Challenges of the New Century|
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