9780495187776

Liberty, Equality, and Power A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1863 (with CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495187776

  • ISBN10:

    0495187771

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/24/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This is Volume II: Since 1863 of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Fourth Edition. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. This approach helps students understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. This Fourth Edition retains the narrative clarity, unparalleled coverage, and thematic unity that are the hallmarks of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER. It updates the text's proven ability to cover social and cultural history with such timely topics as globalization, the impact of science and technology, evolving roles for religion, and expands upon the text's extensively multicultural coverage. Backed by an ancillary package unmatched in this market, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER makes its thorough, memorable coverage equally accessible to students and instructors. It's available in the following volume splits: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 0534627307; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume I: To 1877, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 0534627315; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume II: Since 1863, Fourth Edition (Chapters 17-31), ISBN: 0534627323.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction, 1863-1877
Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890
Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s
An Industrial Society, 1890-1920
Progressivism
Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917
War and Society, 1914-1920
The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
America during the Second World War
The Age of Containment, 1946-1954
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1954-1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century
Power and Politics Since 1974
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