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

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6th
ISBN13:

9781111830885

ISBN10:
1111830886
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/22/2011
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Sixth Edition offers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to U.S. History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER uses these three themes in a unique approach to show how the United States was transformed, 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. This approach helps readers 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. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship into a political story, offering readers the most comprehensive and complete understanding of American history available.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction, 1863ű1877
A Transformed Nation: The West and the New South, 1865ű1900
The Rise of Corporate America, 1865ű1914
Cities, Peoples, Cultures, 1890ű1920
Progressivism
Becoming a World Power, 1898ű1917
War and Society, 1914ű1920
The 1920s
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929ű1939
America during the Second World War
The Age of Containment, 1946ű1953
Affluence and Its Discontents, 1953ű1963
America during Its Longest War, 1963ű1974
Uncertain Times, 1974ű1992
Economic, Social, and Cultural Change in the Late 20th Century
A Time of Hope and Fear, 1993ű2011
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