9780155075320

American Past

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  • ISBN13:

    9780155075320

  • ISBN10:

    0155075322

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2000
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning
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Summary

Now in its Sixth Edition, this text continues to offer a colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that make up our nation's past. Accessible and lively, Conlin includes a comprehensive treatment of political, economic, social, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military history. Consistent scholarship and a unique organization make this book comprehensive and manageable, while new chronologies offer students quick reference and easy review of the major events and movements covered in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition xi
Reconstruction
Rebuilding the Shattered Union: 1863--1877
477(20)
Parties, Patronage, and Pork
Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century
497(22)
Big Industry, Big Business
Economic Development in the Late Nineteenth Century
519(22)
Living With Leviathan
Americans React to Big Business and Great Wealth
541(20)
We Who Made America
Factories and Immigrant Ships
561(22)
Bright Lights and Squalid Slums
The Growth of Big Cities
583(18)
The Last Frontier
Winning the Rest of the West 1865--1900
601(20)
Stressful Times Down Home
The Crisis of American Agriculture 1865--1896
621(20)
In the Days of McKinley
The United States Becomes a World Power 1896--1903
641(22)
Theodore Roosevelt and the Good Old Days
American Society in Transition 1890--1917
663(20)
Age of Reform
The Progressives after 1900
683(20)
Victors at Armageddon
The Progressives in Power 1901--1916
703(18)
Over There
The United States and the First World War 1914--1918
721(22)
Over Here
World War I at Home 1917--1920
743(20)
In the Days of Harding
Time of Uncertainty 1919--1923
763(20)
Calvin Coolidge and the New Era
When America was a Business 1923--1929
783(18)
National Trauma
The Great Depression 1930--1933
801(16)
Rearranging America
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 1933--1938
817(20)
Headed for War Again
Foreign Relations 1933--1942
837(22)
America's Great War
The United States at the Pinnacle of Power 1942--1945
859(22)
Anxiety Time
The United States in the Early Nuclear Age 1946--1952
881(22)
Eisenhower Country
American Life in the 1950s
903(20)
Consensus and Camelot
The Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations 1953--1963
923(22)
Years of Turbulence
Conflict at Home and Abroad 1961--1968
945(24)
Presidency in Crisis
Policies of the Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations 1968--1980
969(24)
Morning in America
The Reagan Era 1980--1993
993(20)
Millennium
Frustration, Anger, Division, Values
1013
Appendixes A-1
Photo Credits C-1
Index I-1

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