Liberty, Equality, Power A History of the American People, Volume 2: Since 1863

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Understanding the past helps us navigate the present and future. When you read this text, you will not only learn about American History, you will also be exposed to movies and music that tell the stories of American History. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER uses these themes to show how the United States was transformed from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps you understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, and also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.

Table of Contents

To The Student: Why Study History? Analyzing Historical Sources
Reconstruction, 1863-1877
A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865-1900
The Rise of Corporate America, 1865-1914
Cities, Peoples, Cultures, 1890-1920
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
Uncertain Times, 1974-1992
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century
A Time of Hope and Fear, 1993-2011
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