American Journey Vol. 2 : A History of the United States, Volume 2

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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The American Journey,a cornerstone series for the U.S. History market, successfully blends the coverage of political and social histories of our great nation throughout the series. With this focus, the authors show that our attempt to live up to our American ideals is an ongoing journey. This journey, while still a work in progress, is increasingly more inclusive of different groups and ideas. The path that led the authors toThe American Journeybegan in the classroom with their students. The goal of this text is to make American history accessible to students. The key to that goal--the core of the book--is a strong, clear narrative and a positive theme of The American "Journey." American history is a compelling story that the authors tell in an engaging, forthright way, while providing students with tools to help them absorb that story and put it into context. This text combines political and social history, to fit the experience of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, to give voice to minor and major players alike, because the history of America is in the stories of its people.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction, 1865-1877
White Southerners and the Ghosts of the Confederacy, 1865
More than Freedom: African-American Aspirations in 1865
Forty Acres and a Mule"
Migration to Cities
Faith and Freedom
Federal Reconstruction, 1865-1870
Presidential Reconstruction, 1865-1867
Congressional Reconstruction, 1867-1870
Southern Republican Governments 1867-1870
Counter-Reconstruction, 1870-1874
The Uses of Violence
Northern Indifference
Liberal Republicans and the Election of 1872
Economic Transformation
Redemption, 1874-1877
The Democrats'
Violent Resurgence
The Weak Federal Response
The Election of 1876 and the Compromise of 1877
The Memory of Reconstruction
The Failed Promise of Reconstruction
Modest Gains and Future Victories
A New South: Economic Progress and Social Tradition, 1877-1900
The Newness of the New South
An Industrial and Urban South
The Limits of Industrial and Urban Growth
Farms to Cities: Impact on Southern Society
The Southern Agrarian Revolt
Cotton and Credit
Southern Farmers Organize, 1877-1892
Women in the New South
Church Work and Preserving Memories
Women's Clubs
Settling the Race Issue
The Fluidity of Southern Race Relations, 1877-1890
The White Backlash
Lynch Law
Segregation by Law
A National Consensus on Race
Response of the Black Community
Industry, Immigrants, and Cities, 1870-1900
New Industry
Inventing Technology: The Electric Age
The Corporation and Its Impact
The Changing Nature of Work
Child Labor
Working Women
Responses to Poverty and Wealth
Workers Organize
New Immigrants
Old World Backgrounds
Cultural Connections in a New World
The Job
Roots of the Great Migration
New Cities
Centers and Suburbs
The New Middle Class
A Consumer Society
The Growth of Leisure Activities
The Ideal City
Transforming the West, 1865-1890
Subjugating Native Americans
Tribes and Cultures
Federal Indian Policy
Warfare and Dispossession
Life on the Reservation: Americanization
Exploiting the Mountains: The Mining Bonanza
Rushes and Mining Camps
Labor and Capital
Using the Grass: The Cattle Kingdom
Cattle Drives and Cow Towns
Rise and Fall of Open-Range Ranching
Cowhands and Capitalists
Working the Earth: Homesteaders and Agricultural Expansion
Settling the Land
Home on the Range
Farming the Land
Politics and Government, 1877-1900
Horace and William H. Taft
The Structure and Style of Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Partisan Politics
Associational Politics
The Limits of Government
The Weak Presidency
The Inefficient Congress
The Federal Bureaucracy and the Spoils System
Inconsistent State Government
Public Policies and National Elections
Civil Service Reform
The Political Life of the Tariff
The Beginnings of Federal Regulation
The Money Question
The Crisis of the 1890s
Farmers Protest Inequities
The People's Party
The Challenge of the Depression
The Battle of the Standards and the Election of 1896
The Progressive Era, 1900-1917
General Rosalie Jones
The Ferment of Reform
The Context of Reform: Industrial and Urban Tensions
Church and Campus
The Gospel of Efficiency
Labor Demands Its Rights
Extending the Woman's Sphere
Transatlantic Influences
Opponents of Reform
Reforming Society
Settlement Houses and Urban Reform
Protective Legislation for Women and Children
Reshaping Public Education
Challenging Gender Restrictions
Reforming Country Life
Moral Crusades and Social Control
For Whites Only?
Reforming Politics and Government
Woman Suffrage
Electoral Reform
Municipal Reform
Progressive State Government
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Presidency
TR and the Modern Presidency
Roosevelt and Labor
Managing Natural Resources
Corporate Regulation
Taft and the Insurgents
Woodrow Wilson and Progressive Reform
The Election of 1912
Implementing the New Freedom
The Expansion of Reform
Creating an Empire, 1865-1917
Major-General Leonard Wood
The Roots of Imperialism
Ideological and Religious Arguments
Strategic Concerns
Economic Designs
First Steps
Seward and Blaine
Chile and Venezuela
The Spanish-American War
The Cuban Revolution
Growing Tensions
War and Empire
The Treaty of Paris
Imperial Ambitions: The United States and East Asia, 1899-1917
The Filipino-American War
China and the Open Door
Rivalry with Japan and Russia
Imperial Power: The United States and Latin America, 1899-1917
U.S. Rule in Puerto Rico
Cuba as a U.S. Protectorate
The Panama Canal
The Roosevelt Corollary
Dollar Diplomacy
Wilsonian Interventions
America and the Great War, 1914-1920
Ray Stannard Baker
Waging Neutrality
The Origins of Conflict
American Attitudes
The Economy of War
The Diplomacy of Neutrality
The Battle over Preparedness
The Election of 1916
Descent into War
Waging War in America
Managing the War Economy
Women and Minorities: New Opportunities, Old Inequities
Financing the War
Conquering Minds
Suppressing Dissent
Waging War and Peace Abroad
The War to End All Wars
The Fourteen Points
The Paris Peace Conference
Waging Peace at Home
Battle over the League
Economic Readjustment and Social Conflict
Red Scare
The Election of 1920
Toward a Modern America: The 1920s
The Economy That Roared
Boom Industries
Corporate Consolidation
Open Shops and Welfare Capitalism
Sick Industries
The Business of Government
Republican Ascendancy
Government Corruption
Coolidge Prosperity
The Fate of Reform
Cities and Suburbs
Expanding Cities
The Great Black Migration
The Road to Suburbia
Mass Culture in the Jazz Age
Advertising the Consumer Society
Leisure and Entertainment
The New Morality
The Searching Twenties
Culture Wars
Nativism and Immigration Restriction
The Ku Klux Klan
Prohibition and Crime
Old-Time Religion and the Scopes Trial
A New Era in the World?
War Debts and Economic Expansion
Rejecting War
Managing the Hemisphere
Herbert Hoover and the Final Triumph of the New Era
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
Hard Times in Hooverville
The Depression Spreads
"Women's Jobs"and "Men's Jobs"
Families in the Depression
"Last Hired, First Fired"
Herbert Hoover and the Depression
The Failure of Voluntarism
Repudiating Hoover: The 1932 Election
Launching the New Deal
Action Now!
Creating Jobs
Helping Some Farmers
The Flight of the Blue Eagle
Critics Right and Left
Consolidating the New Deal
Weeding Out and Lifting Up
Expanding Relief
The Roosevelt Coalition and the Election of 1936
The New Deal and American Life
Labor on the March
Women and the New Deal
Minorities and the New Deal
The New Deal: North, South, East, and West
The New Deal and Public Activism
Ebbing of the New Deal
Challenging the Court
More Hard Times
Political Stalemate
Good Neighbors and Hostile Forces
Neutrality and Fascism
Edging Toward Involvement
World War II, 1939-1945
The Dilemmas of Neutrality
The Roots of War
Hitler's War in Europe
Trying to Keep Out
Edging Toward Intervention
The Brink of War
December 7, 1941
Holding the Line
Stopping Germany
The Survival of Britain
Retreat and Stabilization in the Pacific
Mobilizing for Victory
Organizing the Economy
The Enlistment of Science
Men and Women in the Military
The Home Front
Families in Wartime
Learning about the War
Women in the Workforce
Ethnic Minorities in the War Effort
Clashing Cultures
Internment of Japanese Americans
The End of the New Deal
War and Peace
Turning the Tide in Europe
Operation OVERLORD
Victory and Tragedy in Europe
The Pacific War
Searching for Peace
How the Allies Won
The Cold War at Home and Abroad, 1946-1952
Launching the Great Boom
Reconversion Chaos
Economic Policy
The GI Bill
Assembly-Line Neighborhoods
Steps Toward Civil Rights
Consumer Boom and Baby Boom
Truman, Republicans, and the Fair Deal
Truman's Opposition
Whistle-Stopping across America
Truman's Fair Deal
Confronting the Soviet Union
The End of the Grand Alliance
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
Soviet Reactions
American Rearmament
Cold War and Hot War
The Nuclear Shadow
The Cold War in Asia
NSC-68 and Aggressive Containment
War in Korea, 1950-1953
The Politics of War
The Second Red Scare
The Communist Party and the Loyalty Program
Naming Names to Congress
Subversion Trials
Senator McCarthy on Stage
Understanding McCarthyism
The Confident Years, 1953-1964
A Decade of Affluence
What's Good for General Motors
Reshaping Urban America
Comfort on Credit
The New Fifties Family
Inventing Teenagers
Turning to Religion
The Gospel of Prosperity
The Underside of Affluence
Facing Off with the Soviet Union
Why We Liked Ike
A Balance of Terror
Containment in Action
Global Standoff
John F. Kennedy and the Cold War
The Kennedy Mystique
Kennedy's Mistakes
Getting into Vietnam
Missile Crisis: A Line Drawn in the Waves
Science and Foreign Affairs
Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Getting to the Supreme Court
Deliberate Speed
Public Accommodations
The March on Washington, 1963
"Let Us Continue"
Dallas, 1963
War on Poverty
Civil Rights, 1964-1965
War, Peace, and the Landslide of 1964
Shaken to the Roots, 1965-1980
The End of Consensus
Deeper into Vietnam
Voices of Dissent
New Left and Community Activism
Youth Culture and Counterculture
Sounds of Change
Communes and Cults
The Feminist Critique
Coming Out
Cities under Stress
Diagnosing an Urban Crisis
Conflict in the Streets
Minority Self-Determination
Suburban Independence: The Outer City
The Year of the Gun, 1968
The Tet Offensive
LBJ's Exit
Violence and Politics: King, Kennedy, and Chicago
Nixon, Watergate, and the Crisis of the Early 1970s
Getting Out of Vietnam, 1969-1975
Nixon and the Wider World
Courting Middle America
Oil, OPEC, and Stagflation
Americans as Environmentalists
From Dirty Tricks to Watergate
The Ford Footnote
Jimmy Carter: Idealism and Frustration in the White House
Carter, Energy, and the Economy
Closed Factories and Failing Farms
Building a Cooperative World
New Crises Abroad
The Reagan Revolution and a Changing World, 1981-1992
Reagan's Domestic Revolution
Reagan's Majority
The New Conservatism
Reaganomics: Deficits and Deregulation
Crisis for Organized Labor
An Acquisitive Society
Mass Media and Fragmented Culture
Poverty amid Prosperity
Consolidating the Revolution: George Bush
The Second (Short) Cold War
Confronting the Soviet Union
Risky Business: Foreign Policy Adventures
Embracing Perestroika
Crisis and Democracy in Eastern Europe
The Persian Gulf War
Growth in the Sunbelt
The Defense Economy
Americans from around the World
Old Gateways and New
The Graying of America
Values in Collision
Women's Rights and Public Policy
AIDS and Gay Activism
Churches in Change
Culture Wars
Complacency, Crisis, and Global Reengagement,1993-2007
Politics of the Center
The Election of 1992: A New Generation
Policing the World
Clinton's Neoliberalism
Contract with America and the Election of 1996
The Dangers of Everyday Life
Morality and Partisanship
A New Economy?
The Prosperous 1990s
The Service Economy
The High-Tech Sector
An Instant Society
In the World Market
Broadening Democracy
Americans in 2000
Women from the Grassroots to Congress
Minorities at the Ballot Box
Rights and Opportunities
Illegal Immigration and Bilingual Education
Affirmative Action
Edging into a New Century
The 2000 Election
Reaganomics Revisited
Downsized Diplomacy
Paradoxes of Power 9-11-01
Security and Conflict
Iraq and Conflicts in the Middle East 2004 and After
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