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Martha Saxton is an Associate Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies and the Elizabeth Bruss Reader at Amherst College. She has written biographies of Louisa May Alcott and Jayne Mansfield, as well as Being Good: Women’s Moral Values In Early America (2003), and numerous essays on women in early America.
Founding editors of Interpretations of American History Gerald N. Grob and George Athan Billias are Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus at Rutgers University and Hyatt Professor of History Emeritus at Clark University, respectively.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to U.S. Historiography||p. 1|
|The Reconstruction Era: How Large Its Scope?||p. 25|
|Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 ||p. 40|
|Reconstructing Race ||p. 48|
|The Triumph of Capitalism: Efficiency or Class War?||p. 55|
|The Role of Business in the United States: A Historical Survey ||p. 72|
|Industrializing America ||p. 86|
|American Imperialism: Economic Expansion or Ideological Crusade?||p. 96|
|That "Splendid Little War" in Historical Perspective ||p. 108|
|The Image of Enemy and Ally ||p. 116|
|Immigration: American Assimilation or Transnational Race-Making?||p. 127|
|Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 ||p. 142|
|Transnational Ties ||p. 153|
|The Progressive Movement: Elitist or Democratic?||p. 165|
|The Historical Foundations of Women's Power in the Creation of the American Welfare State, 1880-1920 ||p. 180|
|Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age ||p. 187|
|The New Deal: Revolution or Restoration?||p. 207|
|The Achievement of the New Deal ||p. 222|
|Struggles for Justice ||p. 234|
|The Cold War and Beyond: Stability, Hegemony, Chaos?||p. 246|
|We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History ||p. 264|
|The New International History of the Cold War: Three (Possible) Paradigms ||p. 276|
|The Civil Rights Movement: New Directions||p. 287|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Spirit of Leadership ||p. 307|
|We Gotta Make This Our Mississippi ||p. 316|
|Second Wave Feminism: How Inclusive?||p. 325|
|The Road to Equality, 1962-Today ||p. 338|
|Re-Visioning the Women's Liberation Movement's Narrative ||p. 352|
|The New Right: Rise . . . and Fall?||p. 366|
|The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South ||p. 381|
|Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America ||p. 396|
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