The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People Volume 2

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 9/18/2015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Table of Contents

Chapter 15: 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

Debating the Past: Reconstruction

Consider the Source: Southern Blacks Ask for Help

Chapter 16: 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

Debating the Past: The Frontier and the West

Consider the Source: Walter Baron von Richthofen, Cattle Raising on the Plains in North America

Chapter 17: Industrial Supremacy

Sources of Industrial Growth

Capitalism and Its Critics

The Ordeal of the Worker

Patterns of Popular Culture: The Novels of Horatio Alger

Consider the Source: Andrew Carnegie Explains the Gospel of Wealth, 1889

Chapter 18: 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

America in the World: Global Migrations

Consider the Source: John Wanamaker, The Four Cardinal Points of the Department Store, 1911

Chapter 19: From Crisis to Empire

The Politics of Equilibrium

The Agrarian Revolt

The Crisis of the 1890s

Stirrings of Imperialism

War with Spain

The Republic as Empire

Debating the Past: Populism

America in the World: Imperialism

Consider the Source: Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League

Chapter 20: The Progressives

The Progressive Impulse

Women and Reform

The Assault on the Parties

Sources of Progressive Reform

Crusades for Order and Reform

Theodore Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency

The Troubled Succession

Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom

Debating the Past: Progressivism

America in the World: Social Democracy

Consider the Source: Katherine Philips Edson Boasts of Women’s Influence on State Legislation, 1913

Chapter 21: America and the Great War

The "Big Stick": America and the World, 1901-1917

The Road to War

"War Without Stint"

The Search for a New World Order

A Society in Turmoil

Patterns of Popular Culture: Billy Sunday and Modern Revivalism

Consider the Source: George M. Cohan, “Over There,” 1918

Chapter 22: The New Era

The New Economy

The New Culture

A Conflict of Cultures

Republican Government

America in the World: The Cinema

Consider the Source: Black Swan Records Advertisement in the Newspaper Crisis, 1922

Chapter 23: The Great Depression

The Coming of the Depression

The American People in Hard Times

The Depression and American Culture

The Ordeal of Herbert Hoover

Debating the Past: Causes of the Great Depression

America in the World: The Global Depression

Consider the Source: Mr. Tarver Remembers the Great Depression in a 1940 Interview with the Federal Writers Project

Chapter 24: The New Deal

Launching the New Deal

The New Deal in Transition

The New Deal in Disarray

Limits and Legacies of the New Deal

Debating the Past: The New Deal

Patterns of Popular Culture: The Golden Age of Comic Books

Consider the Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Speaks on the Reorganization of the Judiciary, 1937

Chapter 25: The Global Crisis, 1921-1941

The Diplomacy of the New Era

Isolationism and Internationalism

From Neutrality to Intervention

Debating the Past: The Question of Pearl Harbor

America in the World: The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941

Consider the Source: Joint Statement by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, 1941

Chapter 26: 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

Debating the Past: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Consider the Source: Marjorie Haselton Writes Her Husband Richard in China, 1945

Chapter 27: The Cold War

Origins of the Cold War

The Collapse of the Peace

America After the War

The Korean War

The Crusade Against Subversion

Debating the Past: The Cold War

Debating the Past: McCarthyism

Consider the Source: National Security Council Paper No. 68 (NSC-68) Arms America, 1950

Chapter 28: The Affluent Society

The Economic "Miracle"

The Explosion of Science and Technology

People of Plenty

The Other Americas

The Rise of the Civil Rights Movement

Eisenhower Republicanism

Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Cold War

Patterns of Popular Culture: Lucy and Desi

Consider the Source: Eisenhower Warns of the Military Industrial Complex in His Farewell Address, 1961

Chapter 29: Civil Rights, Vietnam, and The Ordeal of Liberalism

Expanding the Liberal State

The Battle for Racial Equality

"Flexible Response" and the Cold War

The Agony of Vietnam

The Traumas of 1968

Debating the Past: The Civil Rights Movement

Debating the Past: The Vietnam Commitment

America in the World: 1968

Consider the Source: Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”

Chapter 30: The Crisis of Authority

The Youth Culture

The Mobilization of Minorities

The New Feminism

Environmentalism in a Turbulent Society

Nixon, Kissinger, and the War

Nixon, Kissinger, and the World

Politics and Economics in the Nixon Years

The Watergate Crisis

Debating the Past: Watergate

America in the World: The End of Colonialism

Consider the Source: Demands of the New York High School Student Union, 1970

Chapter 31: From the "Age of Limits" to the Age of Reagan

Politics and Diplomacy After Watergate

The Rise of the New Conservative Movement

The "Reagan Revolution"

America and the Waning of the Cold War

Patterns of Popular Culture: The Mall

Consider the Source: James Watt, “Despite Critics, Interior Dept. Makes Rapid Progress,” Human Events, 1982

Chapter 32: The Age of Globalization

The Resurgence of Partisanship

The Economic Boom

Science and Technology in the New Economy

A Changing Society

A Contested Culture

The Perils of Globalization

America in the World: The Global Environmental Movement

Consider the Source: “Keep Foreign Terrorism Foreign,” New York Times, 1993

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