9780495903833

Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People, Vol. II: Since 1863, Concise Edition

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    9780495903833

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    0495903833

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CONCISE 5e, offers readers a clear, concise 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 users 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.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction, 1863-1877
A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900
The Emergence of Corporate America, 1865-1900
An Industrial Society, 1900-1920
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, 1946-1953
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953-1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974
Power and Politics, 1974-1992
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century
Politics of Hope and Fear, 1993-2009
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