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Connect students to the experienceof history. Connect students to successin history. American Historyshows students that history is not just a collection of names and dates, but an ongoing story, which teaches us about the present as well as the past. Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling survey text invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and of our understanding of its historyan understanding that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This 14th edition features a new series of Consider the Source essays, a brand new pedagogy program, four new America in the World essays, and extensive content updates that demonstrate how a new generation of historians and of historical actors continues to shape the American story.
Table of Contents
Chapter Fifteen: RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH
Chapter Sixteen: THE CONQUEST OF THE FAR WEST
Chapter Seventeen: INDUSTRIAL SUPREMACY
Chapter Eighteen: THE AGE OF THE CITY
Chapter Nineteen: FROM CRISIS TO EMPIRE
Chapter Twenty: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA
Chapter Twenty-One: AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR
Chapter Twenty-Two: THE NEW ERA
Chapter Twenty-Three: THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Chapter Twenty-Four: THE NEW DEAL
Chapter Twenty-Five: THE GLOBAL CRISIS
Chapter Twenty-Six: AMERICA IN A WORLD AT WAR
Chapter Twenty-Seven: THE COLD WAR
Chapter Twenty-Eight: THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY
Chapter Twenty-Nine: CIVIL RIGHTS, VIETNAM, AND THE ORDEAL OF LIBERALISM
Chapter Thirty: THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY
Chapter Thirty-One: FROM "THE AGE OF LIMITS" TO THE AGE OF REAGAN