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Summary

Connect students to thestoriesof history. Connect students to theexperienceof history. Connect students tosuccessin history.At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences.Experience Historyis a direct result of this.Experience Historyis also a first in American History. Its groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic and interactive exercises paired with its lively narrative and engaging visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and better course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct critical thinking skills. Gripping stories keep students turning the page while the adaptive diagnostics for each chapter and a personalized study plan for each individual student help students prepare for class discussions and course work while enjoying increased course success.Experience Historyemphasizes that history is not just a collection of proven facts, but is "created" from the detective work of historians examining evidence from the past. Providing the interactive environment that only an integrated solution can provide,Experience Historygives students the opportunity to examine primary sources and explore specific periods and events. This leads to greater understanding as well as the building and practicing of critical thinking skills. As students uniquely experience American History,Experience Historypropels students to greater understanding while achieving greater course success.Give students an experience. Improve course participation and performance.Experience History, and experience success.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The First Civilizations of North America

An American Story: The Power of a Hidden Past

A Continent of Cultures

A Cultures of Ancient Mexico

Daily Lives: Play Ball

Cultures of the Southwest

Cultures of the Eastern Woodlands

Cultures of the Great Plains

Cultures of the Great Basin

Cultures of the Pacific Northwest

Cultures of the Subarctic and Arctic

Innovations and Limitations

America's Agricultural Gifts

Landscapers

The Shape of a Problem

Historian's Toolbox: An Ancient Calendar

Animals and Illness

Crisis and Transformation

Enduring Cultures

North America on the Eve of Contact

Dueling Documents: How Many People Lived in Hispaniola in 1492?

REVIEW CHART: A CONTINENT OF CULTURES
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Tracking the First Americans

Chapter 2. Old Worlds, New Worlds, 1400-1600

An American Story: Fishing Nets and Far Horizons

Eurasia and Africa in the Fifteenth Century

Europe's Place in the World

Historian's Toolbox: A Witch Bottle

Africa and the Portuguese Wave

Sugar and the Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Spain in the Americas

The Spanish Beachhead in the Caribbean

Daily Lives: "Barbaric Dress"--Indian and European

Conquest of the Aztecs

Dueling Documents: How Did Spaniards and Aztecs Remember First Contact?

The Columbian Exchange

The Crown Steps In

The Search for North America's Indian Empires

Religious Reform Divides Europe

The Teachings of Martin Luther

The Contribution of John Calvin

French Huguenots and the Birth of Spanish Florida

The English Reformation

England's Entry into America

The Ambitions of Gilbert, Raleigh, and Wingina

A Second Roanoke--and Croatoan

REVIEW CHART: EUROPEAN EXPLORATIONS
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 3. Colonization and Conflict in the South, 1600-1750

An American Story: Outlandish Strangers

Spain's North American Colonies

The Founding of a "New" Mexico

The Growth of Spanish Florida

Pope and the Pueblo Revolt

Dueling Documents: What Caused the Pueblo Revolt?

English Society on the Chesapeake

The Virginia Company

Reform and a Boom in Tobacco

The Founding of Maryland and the Renewal of Indian Wars

Changes in English Policy in the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Society in Crisis

Bacon's Rebellion and Coode's Rebellion

From Servitude to Slavery

Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Historian's Toolbox: Hip Mask from Benin

A Changing Chesapeake Society

From the Caribbean to the Carolinas

Paradise Lost

Daily Lives: A Taste for Sugar

The Founding of the Carolinas

Carolina, Florida, and the Southeastern Slave Wars

White, Red, and Black: The Search for Order

The Founding of Georgia

REVIEW CHART: SOUTHERN COLONIES
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 4. Colonization and Conflict in the North, 1600-1700

An American Story: Bears on Floating Islands

France in North America

The Origins of New France

New Netherlands, the Iroquois, and the Beaver Wars

The Lure of the Mississippi

Historian's Toolbox: A French Map

The Founding of New England

The Puritan Movement

The Pilgrim Settlement of Plymouth Colony

The Puritan Settlement at Massachusetts Bay

Stability and Order in Early New England

Communities in Conflict

Goodwives and Witches

Daily Lives: A World of Wonders and Witchcraft

Dueling Documents: Accusations and Defenses in the Salem Witchcraft Trials

The People in the Way

Metacom's War

The Mid-Atlantic Colonies

English Rule in New York

The Founding of New Jersey

Quaker Odysseys

Patterns of Growth

Quakers and Politics

Adjustment to Empire

The Dominion of New England

Royal Authority in America in 1700

REVIEW CHART: NORTHERN COLONIES
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 5. The Mosaic of Eighteenth-Century America, 1689-1768

An American Story: The Tale of a Tattooed Traveler

Crisis and Transformation in Northern New Spain

Defensive Expansion into Texas

Crisis and Rebirth in New Mexico

Spanish California

Dueling Documents: The Founders of Spanish California

Women and the Law in New Spain and British North America

Eighteenth-Century New France

Colonial Compromise

France on the Gulf Coast

Slavery and Colonial Society in French Louisiana

Forces of Division in British North America

Immigration and Natural Increase

Daily Lives: Transatlantic Trials

Moving into the Backcountry

Social Conflict on the Frontier

Eighteenth-Century Seaports

Historian's Toolbox: A Woman's Cupboard

Social Tension in Seaports

Slave Societies in the Eighteenth-Century South

The Slave Family and Community

Slavery and Colonial Society in French Louisiana

Slave Resistance in Eighteenth-Century British

North America

Enlightenment and Awakening in America

The Enlightenment in America

The First Great Awakening

The Aftermath of the Great Awakening

Anglo-American Worlds of the Eighteenth Century

English Economic and Social Development

The Consumer Revolution

Inequality in England and America

Politics in England and America

The Imperial System Before 1760

REVIEW CHART: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NORTH AMERICA
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 6. Toward the War for American Independence, 1754-1776

An American Story: The General, the Trader, and the Missing Allies

The Seven Years' War

Origins
Years of Defeat
A Shift in Policy
Years of Victory
Historian's Toolbox: John Singleton Copley's Watson and the Shark
Postwar Expectations

The Imperial Crisis

Pontiac's Rebellion
George Grenville's New Measures
The Beginning of Colonial Resistance
Riots and Resolves
Repeal of the Stamp Act
The Townshend Acts
The Resistance Organizes
Daily Lives: Street Theater
The International Sons of Liberty
The Boston Massacre
Dueling Documents: Who Was to Blame for the Boston Massacre?
Resistance Revived
The Empire Strikes Back

Toward the Revolution

The First Continental Congress
The Last Days of the British Empire in America
The Fighting Begins
Common Sense
REVIEW CHART: PARLIAMENT AND THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 7. The American People: The American Revolution, 1775-1783

An American Story: "Will He Fight?"

The Decision for Independence

The Second Continental Congress
The Declaration
Dueling Documents: Abigail and John Adams Spar on Women's Rights
American Loyalists

The Fighting in the North

The Two Armies at Bay
Daily Lives: Radical Chic and Revolutionary Women
Laying Strategies
Capturing Philadelphia
Disaster at Saratoga

The Turning Point

The American Revolution Becomes a Global War
Winding Down the War in the North
War in the West
The Home Front in the North

The Struggle in the South

The Siege of Charleston
The Partisan Struggle in the South
Greene Takes Command
African Americans in the Age of Revolution
Historian's Toolbox: Runaways

The World Turned Upside Down

Surrender at Yorktown
REVIEW CHART: BRITISH AND AMERICAN FORCES COMPARED
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 8. Crisis and Constitution, 1776-1789

An American Story: "These United States"

Republican Experiments

The State Constitutions
From Congress to Confederation

The Temptations of Peace

The Temptations of the West
Foreign Intrigues
Disputes among the States
The More Democratic West
The Northwest Territory
Slavery and Sectionalism
Wartime Economic Disruption

Republican Society

The New Men of the Revolution
The New Women of the Revolution
Historian's Toolbox: A Woman's Compass
Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication
Republican Motherhood and Education
The Attack on Aristocracy
Daily Lives: The Spirits of Independence

From Confederation to Constitutions

The Jay-Gardoqui Treaty
Shays's Rebellion
Framing a Federal Constitution
The Virginia and New Jersey Plans
The Deadlock Broken
Ratification
Dueling Documents: Republican Remedy?
REVIEW CHART: CRISES OF THE 1780S--AND CONSEQUENCES
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: White and Black Southerners Worshiping Together

Chapter 9. The Early Republic, 1789-1824

An American Story: "I Felt Myself Mad with Passion"

1789: A Social and Political Portrait of the New Republic

Semisubsistence and Commercial Economies
The Constitution and Commerce
Washington Organizes the Government
Hamilton's Financial Program

The Emergence of Political Parties

Americans and the French Revolution
Washington's Neutral Course
The Federalists and the Republicans Organize
The 1796 Election
Federalist and Republican Ideologies
The Presidency of John Adams
Suppression at Home
The Election of 1800
John Marshall and Judicial Review
The Political Culture of the Early Republic
African-American Celebrations
Women's Education and Civic Participation
Dueling Documents: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

The Republicans in Power

The New Capital City
Jefferson's Philosophy
Jefferson's Economic Policies
The Miami Confederacy Resists
Doubling the Size of the Nation
Pressure on Indian Lands and Culture
White Frontier Society
The Beginnings of the Second Great Awakening
Daily Lives: The Frontier Camp Meeting
The Prophet, Tecumseh, and the Pan-Indian Movement

The Second War for American Independence

The Barbary Pirates and Cultural Identities
The Embargo
Madison and the Young Republicans
The Decision for War
The British Invasion
Monroe's Presidency
Historian's Toolbox: Remembering Lafayette
REVIEW CHART: FEDERALISTS AND REPUBLICANS
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson

Chapter 10. The Opening of America, 1815-1850

An American Story: From Boom to Bust with One-Day Clocks

The National Market Economy

The New Nationalism
The Cotton Trade
The Transportation Revolution
Daily Lives: Floating Palaces of the West
The Communications Revolution
The Transformation of Agriculture
John Marshall and the Promotion of Enterprise

A People in Motion

Population Growth
Geographic Mobility
Urbanization

The Rise of Factories

Technological Advances
Textile Factories
Lowell and the Environment
Industrial Work
The Labor Movement
Sam Patch and a Worker's "Art"

Social Structures of the Market Society

Household Production and Consumption
Dueling Documents: The Market and Equality: He Said, She Said
The Emerging Middle Class
The Distribution of Wealth
Social Mobility
A New Sensitivity to Time
Historian's Toolbox: The Clock's Two Faces
The Market at Work: Three Examples

Prosperity and Anxiety

The Panic of 1819
REVIEW CHART: EARLY INDUSTRIALIZATION IN THE NORTH
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 11. The Rise of Democracy, 1824-1840

An American Story: "Wanted: Curling Tongs, Cologne, and Silk Stockings ..."

Equality, Opportunity, and the New Political Culture of Democracy

The Tension between Equality and Opportunity
Daily Lives: The Plain Dark Democracy of Broadcloth
The New Political Culture of Democracy
The Election of 1824
Social Sources of the New Politics
The Acceptance of Parties
The Politics of the Common Man
Jackson's Rise to Power
John Quincy Adam's Presidency
President of the People
The Political Agenda in the Market Economy

Democracy and Race

Accommodate or Resist?
Trail of Tears
Removal and Epidemics in the West
Free Blacks in the North
Dueling Documents: African Colonization: Hoping for the Best and Suspecting the Worst
The African American Community
Racism Strikes a Deeper Root

The Nullification Crisis

The Growing Crisis in South Carolina
Calhoun's Theory of Nullification
The Nullifiers Nullified

The Bank War

The National Bank and the Panic of 1819
Biddle's Bank
The Clash between Jackson and Biddle
Historian's Toolbox: Biddle and Jackson Take the Gloves Off
The Bank Destroyed
Jackson's Impact on the Presidency
Van Buren and Depression
"Van Ruin's" Depression
The Whigs' Triumph

The Jacksonian Party System

Democrats, Whigs, and the Market
The Social Bases of the Two Parties
REVIEW CHART: WINNERS AND LOSERS IN JACKSONIAN AMERICA
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 12. The Fires of Perfection, 1820-1850

An American Story: The Beechers and the Kingdom of God

The Transformation of American Evangelism

Charles Grandison Finney and Modern Revivalism
The Appeal of Evangelism
Dueling Documents: Pleas for and Against Foreign Missions
The Significance of the Second Great Awakening

Revivalism and the Social Order

The Temperance Movement
The Ideals of Women and the Family
The Middle Class Family in Transition
Daily Lives: Privacy Begins at Home
Protestants and Catholics
Historian's Toolbox: The Printer's Angel

Visionaries

The Unitarian Contribution
From Unitarianism to Transcendentalism
The American Renaissance
Secular Utopian Communities
Religious Utopian Communities
The Mormon Experience

Radical Reform

The Beginnings of the Abolitionist Movement
The Spread of Abolitionism
Opponents and Divisions
The Women's Rights Movement
The Schism of 1840

Reform Shakes the Party System

The Turn Toward Politics
The Maine Law
Abolitionism and the Party System
REVIEW CHART: VARIETIES OF ANTEBELLUM REFORM
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 13. The Old South, 1820-1860

An American Story: Where Is the Real South?

The Social Structure of the Cotton Kingdom

The Boom Country Economy
The Upper South's New Orientation
The Rural South
Distribution of Slavery
Slavery as a Labor System

Class Structure of the White South

The Slaveowners
Tidewater and Frontier
The Master at Home
The Plantation Mistress
Dueling Documents: Mistresses and House Servants
Yeoman Farmers
Poor Whites

The Peculiar Institution

Work and Discipline
Slave Maintenance
Daily Lives: A Slave's Daily Bread Resistance

Slave Culture

The Slave Family
Slave Songs and Stories
Steal Away to Jesus
The Slave Community
Free Black Southerners

Southern Society and the Defense of Slavery

The Virginia Debate of 1832
The Proslavery Argument
Historian's Toolbox: George Washington, Slaveholder Closing Ranks
REVIEW CHART: PIVOTAL MOMENTS FOR THE OLD SOUTH
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 14. Western Expansion and the Rise of the Slavery Issue, 1820-1850

An American Story: Strangers on the Great Plains

Manifest (and Not So Manifest) Destiny

The Roots of the Doctrine
The Mexican Borderlands
The Texas Revolution
The Texas Republic

The Trek West

The Overland Trail
Women on the Overland Trail
Indians and the Trail Experience
Daily Lives: Seeing the Elephant on the Overland Trail

The Political Origins of Expansion

Tyler's Texas Ploy
Van Overboard
To the Pacific
Provoking a War
Indians and Mexicans
Historian's Toolbox: Set'an Annual Calendar of the Kiowa
Opposition to the War
Dueling Documents: In What Country Did the U.S.-Mexican War Begin?
The Price of Victory
The Rise of the Slavery Issue

New Societies in the West

Farming in the West
The Gold Rush
Instant City: San Francisco
The Migration from China
The Mormons in Utah
Temple City: Salt Lake City
Shadows on the Moving Frontier

Escape from Crisis

A Two-Faced Campaign
The Compromise of 1850
Away from the Brink
REVIEW CHART: TERRITORIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE AMERICAN WEST, 1819-1850
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 15. The Union Broken, 1850-1861

An American Story: The Sacking of a Town in Kansas

Sectional Changes in American Society

The Growth of a Railroad Economy
Historian's Toolbox: Brandied Cherries and Buttons
Railroads and the Prairie Environment
Railroads and the Urban Environment
Rising Industrialization
Immigration
Southern Complaints

The Political Realignment of the 1850s

The Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Collapse of the Second American Party System
The Know-Nothings
The Republicans and Bleeding Kansas
Daily Lives: Uncle Tom by Footlights
The Caning of Charles Sumner
The Election of 1856

The Worsening Crisis

The Dred Scott Decision
The Panic of 1857
The Lecompton Constitution
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
The Beleaguered South

The Road to War

A Sectional Election
Secession
The Outbreak of War
Dueling Documents: Slavery and Secession
The Roots of a Divided Society
REVIEW CHART: THE ROAD TO DISUNION
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 16. Total War and the Republic, 1861-1865

An American Story: The Rout at Bull Run

Opening Moves

Political Leadership
The Border States
Blockade and Isolate
Grant in the West
Eastern Stalement

Emancipation

The Logic of Events
The Emancipation Proclamation
African Americans' Civil War
Black Soldiers

The Confederate Home Front

The New Economy
New Opportunities for Southern Women
Confederate Finance and Government
Hardship and Suffering

The Union Home Front

Government Finances and the Economy
Historian's Toolbox: Face Value?
A Rich Man's War
Women and the Workforce
Civil Liberties and Dissent

Gone to Be a Soldier

Discipline
Camp Life
Daily Lives: Hardtack, Salt Horse, and Coffee
The Changing Face of Battle
Hardening Attitudes

The Union's Triumph

Confederate High Tide
Lincoln Finds His General
Dueling Documents: Invaders and Defenders
War in the Balance
The Twilight of the Confederacy
REVIEW CHART: PIVOT POINTS ALONG THE UNION'S ROAD TO VICTORY
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: What Caused the New York Draft Riot?

Chapter 17. Reconstructing the Union, 1865-1877

An American Story: The Secret Sale at Davis Bend

Presidential Reconstruction

Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan
The Mood of the South
Johnson's Program of Reconstruction
The Failure of Johnson's Program
Johnson's Break with Congress
Dueling Documents: Equality and the Vote in Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Elections of 1866

Congressional Reconstruction

Post-Emancipation Societies in the Americas
The Land Issue
Impeachment

Reconstruction in the South

Black Office Holding
White Republicans in the South
The New State Governments
Economic Issues and Corruption

Black Aspirations

Experiencing Freedom
The Black Family
Daily Lives: The Black Sharecropper's Cabin
The Schoolhouse and the Church
New Working Conditions
The Freedmen's Bureau
Planters and a New Way of Life

The Abandonment of Reconstruction

The Election of Grant
The Grant Administration
Growing Northern Disillusionment
The Triumph of White Supremacy
Historian's Toolbox: Dressed to Kill
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Failure of Reconstruction
REVIEW CHART: MAJOR PLAYERS IN RECONSTRUCTION
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 18. The New South & the Trans-Mississippi West, 1870-1914

An American Story: "Come West"

The Southern Burden

Agriculture in the New South
Tenancy and Sharecropping
Southern Industry
Timber and Steel
The Sources of Southern Poverty

Life in the New South

Rural Life
The Church
Segregation

Western Frontiers

Western Landscapes
Indian Peoples and the Western Environment
Whites and the Western Environment: Competing Visions

The War for the West

Contact and Conflict
Custer's "Last Stand"--And the Indians'
Historian's Toolbox: A White Man's View of Custer's Defeat
Killing with Kindness
Borderlands
Dueling Documents: "Americanizing" the Indians
Ethno-Racial Identity in the New West

Boom and Bust in the West

The Transcontinental Railroad
Cattle Kingdom
Home on the Range
A Boom and Bust Cycle

The Final Frontier

A Rush for Land
Farming on the Plains
A Plains Existence
The Urban Frontier
Daily Lives: The Frontier Kitchen of the Plains
The West and the World Economy
Packaging and Exporting the "Wild West"
The South and the West in Sum
REVIEW CHART: THE WAR FOR THE WEST
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Where Have All the Bison Gone?

Chapter 19. The New Industrial Order, 1870-1914

An American Story: "Waiting for their Brains"

The Development of Industrial Systems

Natural Resources and Industrial Technology
Systematic Invention
Transportation and Communication
Finance Capital
Daily Lives: The Rise of Information Systems
The Corporation
An International Pool of Labor

Railroads: America's First Big Business

A Managerial Revolution
Competition and Consolidation
The Challenge of Finance

The Growth of Big Business

Strategies of Growth
Carnegie Integrates Steel
Rockefeller and the Great Standard Oil Trust
The Mergers of J. Pierpont Morgan
Corporate Defenders
Corporate Critics
The Study of Global Warming: First Stirrings

The Workers' World

Industrial Work
Children, Women, and African Americans
Historian's Toolbox: Digital Detecting
The American Dream of Success

The Systems of Labor

Early Unions
The Knights of Labor
The American Federation of Labor
The Limits of Industrial Systems
Management Strikes
Dueling Documents: Two Sides of Haymarket
REVIEW CHART: THE STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIES OF BIG BUSINESS
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 20. The Rise of an Urban Order, 1870-1914

An American Story: A Day in the Life of Boss Plunkitt

A New Urban Age

The Urban Explosion
The Great Global Migration
Holding the City Together
Bridges and Skyscrapers
The Urban Environment: Slum and Tenement

Running and Reforming the City

Boss Rule
Historian's Toolbox: Machine Age Voting
Rewards, Costs, and Accomplishments
Nativism, Revivals, and the Social Gospel
The Social Settlement Movement

City Life

The Immigrants in the City
Urban Middle-Class Life
Dueling Documents: City Scenes
City Life and "Manliness"
Challenges to Convention

City Culture

Public Education in an Urban Industrial World
Higher Learning and the Rise of the Professional
Higher Education for Women
A Culture of Consumption
Leisure
City Entertainment at Home and on the Road
Daily Lives: The Vaudeville Show
REVIEW CHART: THE GROWTH OF CITIES
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 21. The Political System under Strain at Home and Abroad, 1877-1900

An American Story: "The World United at Chicago"

Politics of Paralysis

Political Stalemate
The Parties
The Issues
The White House from Hayes to Harrison
Ferment in the States and Cities

The Revolt of the Farmers

The Harvest of Discontent
The Origins of the Farmers' Alliance
Dueling Documents: What Can a Farmer Do?
The Election of 1892

The New Realignment

The Depression of 1893
The Rumblings of Unrest
The Battle of the Standards
Historian's Toolbox: Pinning the Winning Ticket
The Rise of Jim Crow Politics
McKinley in the White House

Visions of Empire

Imperialism, European-Style and American
The Shapers of American Imperialism
Dreams of a Commercial Empire

The Imperial Moment

Mounting Tensions
Daily Lives: The New Navy
The Imperial War
War in Cuba
Peace and the Debate over Empire
From Colonial War to Colonial Rule
An Open Door in China
REVIEW CHART: ACQUIRING AN EMPIRE: 1860-1900
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Engendering the Spanish-American War

Chapter 22. The Progressive Era, 1890-1920

An American Story: Burned Alive in the City

The Roots of Progressive Reform

The Progressive System of Beliefs
The Pragmatic Approach
The Progressive Method

The Search for the Good Society

Poverty in a New Light
Expanding the Women's Sphere
Social Welfare
Women's Suffrage

Controlling the Masses

Stemming the Immigrant Tide
Daily Lives: "Amusing the Million"
The Curse of Demon Rum
Prostitution
"For Whites Only"
Historian's Toolbox: Mementos of Murder

The Politics of Municipal and State Reform

The Reformation of the Cities
Progressivism in the States

Progressivism Goes to Washington

A Square Deal
Bad Food and Pristine Wilds
Dueling Documents: Preservation versus Conservation
The Election of 1912

Woodrow Wilson and the Politics of Morality

Early Career
The Reforms of the New Freedom
Labor and Social Reform
REVIEW CHART: THE PROGRESSIVE AMENDMENTS
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 23. The United States and the Collapse of the Old World Order, 1901-1920

An American Story: "A Path Between the Seas"

Progressive Diplomacy

Big Stick in the Caribbean
A "Diplomatist of the Highest Rank"
Dollar Diplomacy

Woodrow Wilson and Moral Diplomacy

Missionary Diplomacy
Intervention in Mexico

The Road to War

The Guns of August
Neutral but Not Impartial
The Diplomacy of Neutrality
Peace, Preparedness, and the Election of 1916
Wilson's Final Peace Offensive

War and Society

The Slaughter of Stalemate
"You're in the Army Now"
Historian's Toolbox: Sounding the Times: "Over There"

Mobilizing the Economy

War Work
Great Migrations
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
Dueling Documents: The Limits of Free Speech
Over There
Daily Lives: The Doughboys Abroad
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

The Lost Peace

The Treaty of Versailles
The Battle for the Treaty
Red Scare
REVIEW CHART: THE FATE OF WILSON'S 14 POINTS
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
CHAPTER SUMMARY
ADDITIONAL READING

Chapter 24. The New Era, 1920-1929

An American Story: Yesterday Meets Today in the New Era

The Roaring Economy

Technology and Consumer Spending
The Booming Construction Industry
The Automobile
The Future of Energy
The Business of America
Welfare Capitalism
The Consumer Culture
Historian's Toolbox: Youth in a Jar

A Mass Society

A "New Woman"
Daily Lives: The Beauty Contest
Mass Media
The Cult of Celebrity
"Ain't We Got Fun"
The Art of Alienation
A "New Negro"
Dueling Documents: "The Problem of the Color Line"

Defenders of the Faith

Nativism and Immigration Restriction
The "Noble Experiment"
Fundamentalism versus Darwinism
KKK

Republican Ascendant

The Politics of "Normalcy"
The Politics of Mellon and Hoover
Distress Signals at Home and Abroad
The Election of 1928

The Great Bull Market

The Rampaging Bull
The Great Crash
The Sickening Slide in Global Perspective
The Causes of the Great Depression
REVIEW CHART: THE CULTURE WARS OF THE 1920S
CONCLUSION: THE WORLD AT LARGE
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS TIMELINE
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