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American Realities: Historical Episodes : From Reconstruction to the Present,9780321070968

American Realities: Historical Episodes : From Reconstruction to the Present

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5th
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9780321070968

ISBN10:
0321070968
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Highly regarded for its excellent writing, American Realities, is a well-respected secondary source collection that uses a unique anecdotal style and focuses on the important people and events in our country's history. The book covers political, social, and cultural issues, events and individuals. Appropriate for anyone interested in American history.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Beyond Emancipation
Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise
1(22)
The New Industrial Era
The Rise of Andrew Carnegie
23(22)
The Birth of Environmentalism
John Muir and the American Wilderness
45(20)
Imperial America
Dewey and Aguinaldo at Manila Bay
65(20)
New Immigrants
Russian Jews in the United States
85(20)
Expanding American Democracy
The Woman Suffrage Victory
105(18)
American Volunteers in World War 1
The Lafayette Escadrille
123(28)
Modernity Versus Tradition
The Scopes Trial and the American Charater
151(30)
The New Deal
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Compassion
181(22)
Total War
The Bombing of Hiroshima
203(26)
The Cold War At Home
Joseph McCarthy and Anticommunism
229(28)
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Road to Birmingham
257(24)
Turmoil on the Campuses
Berkeley in the Sixites
281(22)
The New Computer Age
Bill Gates and Microsoft
303(24)
Contemporary America
The Worlds of Osborne Jones
327(23)
Index 350


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