9780321433442

American Realities Volume II : Historical Episodes from Reconstruction to the Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321433442

  • ISBN10:

    0321433440

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Longman
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American Realities,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. American Realities vividly recreates the past with a compelling collection of essays that explore American history in rich and revealing detail. Eloquently written, these essays will help students understand the diverse political and cultural history of America through individual perspectives and personal experiences. Emancipation, Industrial Era, John Muir, Immigration, World War I, Womenrs"s Suffrage, Scopes Trial, World War II, Hiroshima, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr. US History Survey courses

Table of Contents

From Reconstruction to the Present
Preface
Beyond Emancipation
Washington and the Atlanta Compromise
The New Industrial Era
The Rise of Andrew Carnegie
The Birth of Environmentalism
John Muir and the American Wilderness
Imperial America
Dewey and Aguinaldo at Manila Bay
New Immigrants
Russian Jews in the United States
Expanding American Democracy
The Woman Suffrage Victory
American Volunteers in World War I
The Lafayette Escadrille
Modernity Versus Tradition
The Scopes Trial and the American Character
The New Deal
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Compassion
Total War
The Bombing of Hiroshima
The Cold War at Home
Joseph McCarthy and Anticommunism
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Road to Birmingham
Turmoil on the Campuses
Berkeley in the Sixties
America and the Cold War
Colin Powell's Career from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf
The New Age of Technology
Steve Jobs and Apple
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