9780495915379

The Brief American Pageant A History of the Republic, Volume II: Since 1865

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495915379

  • ISBN10:

    0495915378

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit keep readers engaged. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that readers understand and retain the material.

Table of Contents

The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age
Industry Comes of Age
America Moves to the City
The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution
Empire and Expansion
Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt
Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad
The War to End War
American Life in the "Roaring Twenties."
The Politics of Boom and Bust
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War
America in World War II
The Cold War Begins
The Eisenhower Era
The Stormy Sixties
The Stalemated Seventies
The Resurgence of Conservatism
America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era
The American People Face a New Century
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