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The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society from 1865

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321005687

ISBN10:
0321005686
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

A condensed version of "The American People, Fifth Edition," this engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the authors explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents ix
Recovering the Past xiii
Maps
xv
Preface xvii
Supplements xxiii
About the Authors xxix
The Union Reconstructed
416(25)
Part 4 AN INDUSTRIALIZING PEOPLE, 1865--1900 441(102)
The Realities of Rural America
441(25)
The Rise of Smokestack America
466(29)
Politics and Reform
495(22)
Becoming a World Power
517(26)
Part 5 A MODERNIZING PEOPLE, 1900--1945 543(143)
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
543(31)
The Great War
574(26)
Affluence and Anxiety
600(27)
The Great Depression and the New Deal
627(30)
World War II
657(29)
Part 6 A RESILIENT PEOPLE, 1945--1999 686(154)
Postwar Growth and Social Change
686(25)
Chills and Fever During the Cold War
711(34)
High Water and Ebb Tide of the Liberal State
745(27)
The Struggle for Social Reform
772(34)
The Revival of Conservatism
806(34)
Appendix 840(21)
Credits 861(2)
Index 863(27)
World Map 890


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