9780321337757

American People, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume II (since 1865) (Book Alone)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321337757

  • ISBN10:

    0321337751

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Providing students with a thought-provoking account of Americars"s past,The American Peopleexamines how American society assumed its present shape and developed its present forms of government.A strong social emphasis underscores the "humanness" of America's history as revealed through the everyday lives of ordinary Americans. In addition, Recovering the Past essays acquaint students with the work that historians do by introducing them to the fascinating variety of materials that historians use to understand and interpret the past. Two new primary source features, "American Voices" and "How Others See Us" enliven the narrative with short passages from both ordinary and extraordinary Americans or from outsiders commenting on the American nation or its people.For anyone interested in a survey of United States History.

Table of Contents

An Expanding People, 1820-1877
The Union Reconstructed
An Industrializing People, 1865-1900
Rural America: The West and the New South
The Rise of Smokestack America
Politics and Reform
Becoming a World Power
A Modernizing People, 1900-1945
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
The Great War
Affluence and Anxiety
The Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
A Resilient People, 1945-2002
Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960
Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969
Disorder and Discontent, 1969-1980
The Revival of Conservatism, 1980-1992
The Post-Cold War World, 1992-2005
Appendi?
Credits
Index
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