9780205790784

These United States The Questions of Our Past, Concise Edition, Volume 2

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205790784

  • ISBN10:

    020579078X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

A thematic, concise survey that explores the many and varied threads of American history-social, intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, economic, and military-from the arrival of the first native American inhabitants thousand of years ago throught the historic 2008 election and the new administration of Barack Obama.

Author Biography

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Irwin Unger has been teaching American history for over forty years on both coasts. Born and largely educated in New York, he has lived in California, Virginia, and Washington State. He is married to Debi Unger and they have five children, now all safely past their college years. Professor Unger formerly taught at California State University at Long Beach, the University of California at Davis, and New York University. He is now professor emeritus at NYU..

Professor Unger’s professional interests have ranged widely within American history. He has written on Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, and on the 1960s. His first book, The Greenback Era, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965. Since then he has written The Movement: The New Left and (with Debi Unger) The Vulnerable Years, Turning Point: 1968, The Best of Intentions (about the Great Society), LBJ: A Life, The Guggenheims, A Family History. He has just completed a book on the 1960s and he and Debi Unger are working on a biography of General George C. Marshall.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

16   RECONSTRUCTION  

17   THE TRIUMPH OF INDUSTRIALISM  

18   AGE OF THE CITY  

19   THE TRANS MISSOURI WEST  

20   THE GILDED AGE  

21   THE AMERICAN EMPIRE  

22   PROGRESSIVISM  

23   WORLD WAR I  

24   THE TWENTIES  

25   THE NEW DEAL  

26   WORLD WAR II  

27   POSTWAR AMERICA  

28   THE DISSENTING SIXTIES  

29   THE UNCERTAIN SEVENTIES  

30   THE “REAGAN REVOLUTION”  

31   POST-COLD WAR AMERICA:  Triumphant or Troubled? 

APPENDIX  

BIBLIOGRAPHIES  

INDEX  

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