American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Concise Edition, Volume 2 (since 1865)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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With the political history of the nation as its organizational framework,American Destiny: Narrative of a Nationdescribes the development and growth of the United States as the product of the myriad actions, ideas, and forces of the immense variety of individuals and groups who together comprise the American people.

Table of Contents

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Maps and Graphs Feature Essays Re-viewing the Past Debating the Past Preface
The War to Save the Union
Lincoln s Cabinet
Fort Sumter: The First Shot
The Blue and the Gray
The Test of Battle: Bull Run
Paying for the War
Politics as Usual
Behind Confederate Lines
War in the West: Shiloh
McClellan: The Reluctant Warrior
Lee Counterattacks: Antietam
The Emancipation Troclamation
The Draft Riots
The Emancipated People
African American Soldiers
Antietam to Gettysburg
Lincoln Finds His General: Grant at Vicksburg
Economic and Social Effects, North and South
Women in Wartime
Grant in the Wilderness
Sherman in Georgia
To Appomattox Court House
Winners, Losers, and the Future
Re-Viewing the Past Glory
Debating The Past
Why Did the South Lose the Civil War?
Reconstruction and the South
The Assassination of Lincoln
Presidential Reconstruction
Republican Radicals
Congress Rejects Johnsonian Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Reconstruction Acts
Congress Supreme
The Fifteenth Amendment
"Black Republican" Reconstruction: Scalawags and Carpetbaggers
The Ravaged Land
Sharecropping and the Crop-Lien System
The White Backlash
Grant as President
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Compromise of 1877
Debating The Past
Were Reconstruction Governments Corrupt?
The Conquest of the West
The West After the Civil War
The Plains Indians
Indian Wars
The Destruction of Tribal Life
The Lure of Gold and Silver in the West
Big Business and the Land Bonanza
Western Railroad Building
The Cattle Kingdom
Open-Range Ranching
Barbed-Wire Warfare
Debating The Past
Was the Frontier Exceptionally Violent?
An Industrial Giant
Essentials of Industrial Growth
Railroads: The First Big Business
Iron, Oil, and Electricity
Competition and Monopoly: The Railroads
Competition and Monopoly: Steel
Competition and Monopoly: Oil
American Ambivalence to Big Business
Reformers: George, Bellamy, Lloyd, and the Marxists
The Government Reacts to Big Business: Railroad Regulation
The Government Reacts to Big Business: The Sherman Antitrust Act
The Labor Union Movement
The American Federation of Labor
Labor Militancy Rebuffed
Whither America, Whither Democracy?
Debating The Past
Were the Industrialists "Robber Barons" or Savvy Entrepreneurs?
American Society in the Industrial Age
Middle-Class Life
Skilled and Unskilled Workers
Working Women
Farmers Working-Class Attitudes
Working Your Way Up
The "New" Immigration
New Immigrants Face New Nativism
The Expanding City and Its Problems
Teeming Tenements
The Cities Modernize
Leisure Activities: More Fun and Games
Christianity s Conscience and the Social Gospel
The Settlement Houses
Civilization and Its Discontents
Debating The Past
Did Immigrants Assimilate?
Intellectual and Cultural Trends
Colleges and Universities
Revolution in the Social Sciences
Progressive Education
Realism in Literature
Mark Twain
William Dean Howells
Henry James
The Pragmatic Approach
The Knowledge Revolution
Re-Viewing the Past Titanic
Debating the Past Did the Frontier Engender Individualism and
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