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Social Fabric Vol. 2 : American Life from the Civil War to the Present,9780321333810

Social Fabric Vol. 2 : American Life from the Civil War to the Present

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10th
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9780321333810

ISBN10:
0321333810
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Longman
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Summary

This anthology of readings portrays the lives of ordinary Americans and examines the diversity of the American people, from the earliest settlement ofAmericato Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I EXPANSION AND CHANGE 2(84)
1 Political Violence during Reconstruction
4(14)
How attempts to transform the social and economic structure of the South in the years after the Civil War fell victim to racism and violence.
From Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., Pistols and Politics
2 The Reservation and the Destruction of Indian Culture
18(12)
How life on reservations destroyed the Sioux way of life.
From Robert M. Utley, The Indian Frontier of the American West 1846-1890.
3 The Farmers' Frontier
30(12)
How settlers on the Great Plains adapted to the harsh environmental and psychological conditions of life there.
From Robert V. Hine, Community on the America Frontier: Separate But Not Alone
4 Labor in the Gilded Age
42(14)
The working conditions faced by those who worked in the southern textile mills.
From Jacquelyn Dowd Hall et al., Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill Town
5 Labor Violence in Industrial America
56(14)
A confrontation between immigrant coal miners and the coal operators in a Pennsylvania mining town, and the tragic consequences that ensued.
From Michael Novak, 7'he Guns of Lattimer
6 Crime and Punishment
70(16)
Law enforcement and methods of punishment in the late 1800's.
From Lawrence M. Friedman, Crime and Punishment in American History
PART II THE CHALLENGES OF DIVERSITY 86(48)
7 The City at the Turn of the Century
88(14)
The delights and drawbacks of urban life in America in the early twentieth century.
From David Nasaw, Children of the City
8 Immigration and Cultural Conflict
102(18)
The lives of second-generation Chinese American women and the problems they encountered.
From Judy Yung, Unbound Feet
9 African American Migration
120(14)
Why and how millions of African Americans abandoned the rural South for the urban centers of the North in the first two decades of the twentieth century.
From Florette Henri, Black Migration
PART III THE TENSIONS OF PROSPERITY 134(52)
10 The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana
136(18)
The social and economic aims and actions of the Klan in the 1920's.
From Kathleen M. Blee, Women of the Klan
11 Mexican Americans in the Southwest
154(16)
The lives of Hispanics in an Anglo culture in the 1920's.
From Sarah Deutsch, No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on a Frontier in the American Southwest 1800 to
1940
12 Women Take to the Road
170(16)
How the growing presence of the automobile affected American life and particularly the lives of American women.
From Virginia Scharff, Taking the Wheel
PART IV DEPRESSION AND WAR 186(58)
13 The Nation Confronts the Great Depression
188(12)
Poverty, fear, and bewilderment change the outlook and way of life of Americans in the Depression of the 1930's.
From Caroline Bird, The Invisible Scar
14 Work Relief in the Great Depression
200(16)
The variety of programs fashioned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal to find work for the millions of Americans unemployed in the 1930's.
From Edward Robb Ellis, A Nation in Torment
15 The Home Front During World War II
216(16)
Employment, business, housing, mental health, marriage, and morals at home during the war.
From Richard R. Lingeman, Don't You Know There's a War On!
16 The GI Bill of Rights
232(12)
How higher education in America was changed by the flood of veterans in American colleges in the postwar period.
From Michael J. Bennett, When Dreams Came True: The GI Bill and the Making of Modern America
PART V AFFLUENCE AND ITS DISCONTENTS 244
17 Urban Neighborhoods in Postwar America
246(16)
Living conditions in America's cities in the years just after World War II.
From Michael Johns, Moment of Grace
18 That Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
262(18)
How the coming of rock 'n' roll aroused fears about the sexual effects it might have.
From Glenn C. Altschuler, All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America
19 The Struggle for Civil Rights
280(22)
What happened during the voter registration drive known as Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964.
From Doug McAdam, Freedom Summer
20 The Counterculture
302(18)
How and why the hippies rebelled against the American cultural mainstream.
From Jay Stevens, Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
21 Vietnam-and After
320(12)
What American soldiers experienced in Vietnam and what they encountered when they returned home.
From Loren Baritz, Backfire: A History of How American Culture for Us Into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did
22 Culture War
332
How the emergence of the religious right affected one American community.
From William Martin, With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America


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