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American Realities : Historical Episodes from Reconstruction to the Present, Volume 2



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Designed as a secondary source reader for introductory-level survey courses in American History. American Realities:Historical Episodes from Reconstruction to the Present, Volume 2, 8/e, a best-selling collection of secondary sources, integrates the lives of Americans with their respective time periods, and depicts a diverse American experience that challenges the preconceived notions of students. This edition includes new scholarship and revised writing in existing chapters. The clarity of the author's unique, anecdotal writing style successfully engages students in an exploration of unique historical characters and significant events.

Author Biography

J. William T. Youngs, award-winning historian and editor of Pacific Northwest Forum, has been teaching American history at Eastern Washington University since 1972. He has also written many book reviews for the Seattle Times and is the author of Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life.

Table of Contents

From Reconstruction to the Present



1. The "Taming" of the West

Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War


2. Beyond Emancipation

Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise


3. The New Industrial Era

The Rise of Andrew Carnegie


4. The Birth of Environmentalism

John Muir and the American Wilderness


5. New Immigrants

Russian Jews in the United States


6. Expanding American Democracy

The Woman Suffrage Victory


7. American Volunteers in World War I

The Lafayette Escadrille


8. Modernity Versus Tradition

The Scopes Trial and the American Character


9. The New Deal

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Compassion


10. Total War

The Bombing of Hiroshima


11. The Cold War at Home

Joseph McCarthy and Anticommunism


12. The Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Road to Birmingham


13. Turmoil on the Campuses

Berkeley in the Sixties


14. The New Age of Technology

Steve Jobs and Apple


15. America and the Cold War

Colin Powell’s Career from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf

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