9780618471416

Making America A History of the United States, Volume 2: From 1865, Brief

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    9780618471416

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    0618471413

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF FIFTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages users to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation, and appeal to users of varied learning levels.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction: High Hopes and Shattered Dreams, 1865-1877
An Industrial Order Emerges, 1865-1880
Becoming an Urban Industrial Society, 1880-1890
Conflict and Change in the West, 1865-1902
Economic Crash and Political Upheaval, 1890-1900
The Progressive Era, 1900-1917
The United States in a World at War, 1913-1920
Prosperity Decade, 1920-1928
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
America's Rise to World Leadership, 1929-1945
Truman and Cold War America, 1956-1952
Quest for Consensus, 1952-1960
Great Promises, Bitter Disappointments, 1960-1968
American Under Stress, 1967-1976
Facing Limits, 1976-1992
Entering a New Century, 1992-2009
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