American Past: Enhanced : A Survey of American History

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 1/10/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Author Joseph R. Conlin's award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped this nation's past. Organized into short, easy-to-read chapters, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. American history has never been so eye-opening--and enjoyable. This Enhanced Edition also shows you how to use the maps, images, and charts in the book to gain an edge in your studies. A brief introduction to the text--"Studying from Primary Source Materials"--reveals some of the tricks to uncovering the past that your instructor wants you to know. "Discovery" sections at the end of every chapter assist you in practicing these skills, helping you to connect the text's main ideas and excel in your course.

Table of Contents

Aftermath: Reconstructing the Union Failing the Freedmen 1865+1877
Parties, Patronage, and Pork: Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century
Technology, Industry, and Business: Economic Revolution in the Late Nineteenth Century
Living with Leviathan: Reactions to Big Business and Great Wealth
We Who Built America: Factories and Immigrants
Urban America: The Growth of Big Cities and Big City Problems
The Last Frontier: Winning the Last of the West 1865-1900
Stressful Times Down Home: American Agriculture 1865-1896
The Days of McKinley: The United States as a World Power 1896-1903
The World of Teddy Roosevelt: American Society and Culture in Transition 1890-1917
Age of Reform: The Progressives
The Progressive Presidents: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson
Over There: The United States and the First World War 1914-1918
Over Here: World War I at Home 1917-1920
Troubled Years: America after the Great War 1919-1923
Calvin Coolidge and the New Era: When America Was a Business 1923-1929
Hard Times: The Great Depression 1930-1933
Rearranging America: FDR and the New Deal 1933-1938
The Second Great War: America and the World 1933-1942
World War II: The Pinnacle of Power 1942-1945
Cold War: The United States and the Nuclear Age 1946-1952
"Happy Days": Popular Culture in the Fifties, 1947-1963
Cold War and Civil Rights: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Years 1953-1963
Johnson's Great Society: Reform and Conflict 1961-1968
The Presidency in Crisis: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations 1968-1980
Morning in America: The Age of Reagan 1980-1993
The Millennium Years: Decadence? Renewal? 1993-2006
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