9780321183224

The American Story, Volume II (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321183224

  • ISBN10:

    0321183223

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The American Storypresents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative. Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, this edition tells the story both of the people who, through their collective and individual endeavors, shaped the past and of the demands that events placed upon them. This text is available in a highly affordable Penguin Academic edition.

Table of Contents

The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished Revolution."
The West: Exploiting an Empire
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
Conclusion: The Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Conclusion: Industrializations Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
The Stirrings of Reform
Conclusion: A Pluralistic Society
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
Politics of Stalemate
Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Crisis of the Depression
Changing Attitudes
The Presidential Election of 1896
The McKinley Administration
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and
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