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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume II,9780073307022

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume II

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0073307025
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Pub. Date:
12/15/2006
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Known for its clear narrative voice, impeccable scholarship, and affordability, Alan Brinkley'sThe Unfinished Nationoffers a concise but comprehensive examination of American History. Balancing social and cultural history with traditional political and diplomatic themes, it tells the story of the diversity and complexity of the United States and the forces that have enabled it to survive and flourish despite division. Volume 2 covers 1865 to the present. This fifth edition features six new essays and enhanced coverage of recent events and developments in the continuing American story.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction and the New South
The Problems of Peacemaking
Radical Reconstruction
The South in Reconstruction
The Grant Administration
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The New South Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: Reconstruction
The Conquest of the Far West
The Societies of the Far West
The Changing Western Economy
The Romance of the West
The Dispersal of the Tribes
The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The Frontier and the West
Industrial Supremacy
Sources of Industrial Growth
Capitalism and Its Critics
The Ordeal of the Worker Conclusion For Further Reference
The Age of the City
The New Urban Growth
The Urban Landscape
Strains of Urban Life
The Rise of Mass Consumption
Leisure in the Consumer Society
High Culture in the Urban Age Conclusion For Further Reference America in the World: Global Migrations
From Stalemate to Crisis
The Politics of Equilibrium
The Agrarian Revolt
The Crisis of the 1890s Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: Populism
The Imperial Republic
Stirrings of Imperialism
War with Spain
The Republic as Empire Conclusion For Further Reference America in the World: Imperialism
The Rise of Progressivism
The Progressive Impulse
Women and Reform
The Assault on the Parties
Sources of Progressive Reform
Crusades for Order and Reform Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: Progressivism
The Battle for National Reform
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party
The Troubled Succession
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
The "Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917 Conclusion For Further Reference
America and the Great War
The Road to War
"War Without Stint"
The Search for a New World Order
A Society in Turmoil Conclusion For Further Reference
The New Era
The New Economy
The New Culture
A Conflict of Cultures
Republican Government Conclusion For Further Reference
The Great Depression
The Coming of the Depression
The American People in Hard Times
The Depression and American Culture
The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: Causes of the Great Depression America in the World: The Global Depression
The New Deal
Launching the New Deal
The New Deal in Transition
The New Deal in Disarray
The Global Crisis, 1921-1941
The Diplomacy of the New Era
Isolationism and Internationalism
From Neutrality to Intervention Conclusion For Further Reference America in the World: The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941
America in a World at War
War on Two Fronts
The American Economy in Wartime
Race and Gender in Wartime America
Anxiety and Affluence in Wartime Culture
The Defeat of the Axis Conclusion For Further Reference Debating the Past: The
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