See history. Explore history. Understand history. Visions of America: A History of the United States uses images as primary historical evidence to bring history to life for a generation of visual learners. Emphasizing how key choices and competing visions of America shaped our nation’s past, authors Jennifer Keene, Saul Cornell, and Edward O’Donnell help students realize that history is not just an endless list of names and dates, but the fascinating tale of human experience. In addition to updated visuals, the Third Edition includes chapter-level learning objectives tied to a set of learning outcomes for the course, which help instructors evaluate and demonstrate student achievement.
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Jennifer D. Keene is a Professor of History and chair of the History Department at Chapman University in Orange, California. Dr. Keene has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001); The United States and the First World War (2000); and World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011). She has received numerous fellowships for her research, including a Mellon Fellowship, a National Research Council Postdoctoral Award, and Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to Australia and France. Her articles have appeared in the Annales de Démographie Historique, Peace & Change, the Journal of Contemporary History, Intelligence and National Security, Military Psychology, The Historian, and the Journal of American History. Dr. Keene was an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of War and American Society (2005), which won the Society of Military History’s prize for best reference book. She has served as a historical consultant for exhibits and films, and as an associate editor of the Journal of First World War Studies. She is also a general editor for the “1914 1918-online,” a peer-reviewed online encyclopedia at http://www.1914-1918-online.net/, a major digital humanities project.
Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University in New York. Professor Cornell has also taught at Ohio State University, the College of William and Mary, Leiden University in the Netherlands, and has been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and the University of Connecticut Law School. He is the author of A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control (Langum Prize in Legal History) and The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788—1828 (Society of the Cincinnati Book Prize), both of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, American Studies, Law and History Review, the Yale Law Journal, and dozens of leading law reviews. His work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and several state supreme courts. He is a contributor to The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution. He lectures widely on topics in legal and constitutional history and the use of visual materials to teach American history.
Edward T. O’Donnell is an Associate Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He taught previously at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is the author of Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Random House, 2003) and Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2015). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and The Public Historian. He is also very active in the field of public history, curating exhibits and consulting at institutions such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the New York Historical Society. Since 2002, he has worked with more than fifty Teaching American History grant programs across the country, offering lectures and workshops for middle and high school teachers.
Table of Contents
14. Now That We Are Free: Reconstruction and the New South, 1863—1890 15. Conflict and Conquest: The Transformation of the West, 1860—1900 16. Wonder and Woe: The Rise of Industrial America, 1865—1900 17. Becoming a Modern Society: America in the Gilded Age, 1877—1900 18. Creating a Democratic Paradise: The Progressive Era, 1895—1915 19. Imperial America: The United States in the World, 1890—1914 20. The Great War: World War I, 1914—1918 21. A Turbulent Decade: The Twenties 22. A New Deal for America: The Great Depression, 1929—1940 23. World War II: Fighting the Good War, 1939—1945 24. A Divided World: The Early Cold World, 1945—1963 25. In a Land of Plenty: Contentment and Discord, 1945—1960 26. A Nation Divided: The Vietnam War, 1945—1975 27. A Decade of Discord: The Challenge of the 1960s 28. Righting a Nation Adrift: America in the 1970s and 1980s 29. Building a New World Order: The United States, 1989—2015