American People, Brief Edition, The: Creating a Nation and Society, Volume II, Primary Source Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A condensed version of The American People, this engaging text examines U.S. history as revealed through the experiences of all Americans, both ordinary and extraordinary. With a thought-provoking and rich presentation, the AUTHORs explore the complex lives of Americans of all national origins and cultural backgrounds, at all levels of society, and in all regions of the country. A vibrant four-color design and compact size make this book accessible, convenient, and easy-to read.

Table of Contents

The Union Reconstructed
The Bittersweet Aftermath of War
National Reconstruction Politics
Recovering the Past: Novels
The Lives of Freedpeople
Reconstruction in the States
Conclusion: A Mixed Legacy
An Industrializing People, 1865-1900
The Realities of Rural America
Modernizing Agriculture
The West
Resolving the Indian Question
Recovering the Past: Magazines
The New South
Farm Protest
Conclusion: Farming in the Industrial Age
The Rise of Smokestack America
The Texture of Industrial Progress
Urban Expansion in the Industrial Age
The Industrial City, 1880-1900
The Life of the Middle Class
Industrial Work and the Laboring Class
Capital Versus Labor
Conclusion: The Complexity of Industrial Capitalism
Politics and Reform
Politics in the Gilded Age
Middle-Class Reform
The Pivotal 1890s
Conclusion: Looking Forward
Becoming a World Power
Steps Toward Empire
Expansionism in the 1890s
War in Cuba and the Philippines
Theodore Roosevelt's Energetic Diplomacy
Recovering the Past: Political Cartoons
Conclusion: The Responsibilities of Power
A Modernizing People, 1900-1945
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism
The Social Justice Movement
Recovering the Past: Documentary Photographs
The Worker in the Progressive Era
Reform in the Cities and States
Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom
Conclusion: The Limits of Progressivism
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