The American People Creating a Nation and a Society, Concise Edition, Volume 2

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-02
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Author Biography

Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American history. A former president of the Organization of American Historians, his scholarship is especially concerned with the role of common people in the making of history.


Julie Roy Jeffrey earned her Ph.D. in history from Rice University. Since then she has taught at Goucher College. Honored as an outstanding teacher, Jeffrey has been involved in faculty development activities and curriculum evaluation. She was Fullbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, 1999-2000 and John Adams Chair of American History at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006. She is the author of many articles on the lives and perceptions of nineteenth-century women. Her research continues to focus on abolitionism as well as on history and film.


John R. Howe received his Ph.D. from Yale University. At the University of Minnesota, he has taught the U.S. history survey and courses on the American revolutionary era and the early republic. His present research deals with the social politics of verbal discourse in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Boston. He has received a Woodrow Wilson Graduate Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Research Fellowship from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.


Peter J. Frederick received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His career of innovative teaching began at California State University, Hayward, in the 1960s and continued at Wabash College (1970-2004) and Carleton College (1992-1994) He also served as distinguished Professor of American History and Culture at Heritage University on the Yakama Nation reservation in Washington between 2004 and 2006. Recognized nationally as a distinguished teacher and for his many articles and workshops on teaching and learning, Frederick was awarded the Eugene Asher Award for Excellence in Teaching by the AHA in 2000.


Allen F. Davis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. A former president of the American Studies Association, he is a professor emeritus at Temple University and editor of Conflict and Consensus in American History (9th ed., 1997).


Allan M. Winkler received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught at Yale and the University of Oregon, and he is now Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. An award-winning teacher, he has also published extensively about the recent past. His research centers on the connections between public policy and popular mood in modern history.


Charlene Mires earned her Ph.D. in history at Temple University. At Villanova University, she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. history, public history, and material culture. She is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory (2002) and serves as editor of the Pennsylvania History Studies Series for the Pennsylvania Historical Association. A former journalist, she was a co-recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for general local news reporting with other staff members at the Fort Wayne (Indiana) News-Sentinel.


Carla Gardina Pestana received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. She taught at Ohio State University, where she served as a Lilly Teaching Fellow and launched an innovative on-demand publishing project. Currently she holds the W.E. Smith Professorship in History at Miami University. At present, she is completing a book on religion in the British Atlantic world to 1830 for classroom use.


Table of Contents

Recovering the Pastp. xii
Mapsp. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Supplementsp. xxi
About the Authorsp. xxiii
The Union Reconstructedp. 457
The Bittersweet Aftermath of Warp. 459
National Reconstruction Politicsp. 464
RECOVERING the PAST: Novelsp. 468
The Lives of Freedpeoplep. 471
Reconstruction in the Southern Statesp. 478
Conclusion: A Mixed Legacyp. 486
A Modernizing People, 1877 to 1929p. 489
The Realities of Rural Americap. 489
Modernizing Agriculturep. 491
The Westp. 494
Resolving the Native American Questionp. 501
The New Southp. 505
RECOVERING the PAST: Magazinesp. 506
Farm Protestp. 514
Conclusion: Farming in the Industrial Agep. 518
The Rise of Smokestack Americap. 520
The Texture of Industrial Progressp. 522
Industrial Work and the Laboring Classp. 528
Capital Versus Laborp. 535
Strive and Succeedp. 539
The Politics of the Gilded Agep. 542
RECOVERING the PAST: Congressional Hearingsp. 550
Conclusion: The Complexity of Industrial Capitalismp. 552
The New Metropolisp. 554
The Industrial Cityp. 556
The New Urban Geographyp. 564
Reforming the Cityp. 572
RECOVERING the PAST: World's Fairsp. 576
Conclusion: Cities Transformedp. 579
Becoming a World Powerp. 582
Steps Toward Empirep. 584
Expansionism in the 1890sp. 588
War in Cuba and the Philippinesp. 591
Theodore Roosevelt's Energetic Diplomacyp. 598
RECOVERING the PAST: Political Cartoonsp. 600
Conclusion: The Responsibilities of Powerp. 608
The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalismp. 611
The Social Justice Movementp. 613
RECOVERING the PAST: Documentary Photographsp. 618
The Worker in the Progressive Erap. 624
Reform in the Cities and Statesp. 629
Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Dealp. 631
Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedomp. 640
Conclusion: The Limits of Progressivismp. 643
The Great Warp. 646
The Early War Yearsp. 647
The United States Enters the Warp. 654
The Military Experiencep. 658
RECOVERING the PAST: Government Propagandap. 660
Domestic Impact of the Warp. 665
Planning for Peacep. 670
Conclusion: The Divided Legacy of the Great Warp. 673
Affluence and Anxietyp. 676
Postwar Problemsp. 678
A Prospering Economyp. 681
Clashing Valuesp. 688
Hopes Raised, Promises Deferredp. 691
The Business of Politicsp. 696
RECOVERING the PAST: Advertisingp. 702
Conclusion: A New Era of Prosperity and Problemsp. 704
A Resilient People, 1929 to Presentp. 707
The Great Depression and the New Dealp. 707
The Great Depressionp. 709
Economic Declinep. 711
Roosevelt and the First New Dealp. 714
One Hundred Daysp. 717
The Second New Dealp. 723
The Last Years of the New Dealp. 730
The Other Side of the 1930sp. 733
RECOVERING the PAST: The Moviesp. 736
Conclusion: The Mixed Legacy of the Great Depression and the New Dealp. 738
World War IIp. 741
The Twisting Road to Warp. 743
Battles and Bulletsp. 749
The Impact of Warp. 758
Insiders and Outsidersp. 763
RECOVERING the PAST: History, Memory, and Monumentsp. 770
Conclusion: Peace, Prosperity, and International Responsibilityp. 772
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960p. 775
Origins of the Cold Warp. 777
Containing the Soviet Unionp. 781
Containment in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin Americap. 786
Atomic Weapons and the Cold Warp. 794
The Cold War at Homep. 798
RECOVERING the PAST: Public Opinion Pollsp. 802
Conclusion: Tire Cold War in Perspectivep. 805
Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960p. 808
Economic Boomp. 810
Demographic and Technological Shiftsp. 818
Consensus and Conformityp. 822
Origins of the Welfare Statep. 826
The Other Americap. 832
RECOVERING the PAST: Clothingp. 838
Conclusion: Qualms amid Affluencep. 841
Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969p. 844
John F. Kennedy: The Camelot Yearsp. 846
RECOVERING the PAST: Televisionp. 850
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Societyp. 855
Continuing Confrontations with Communistsp. 865
War in Vietnam and Turmoil at Homep. 868
Conclusion: Political and Social Upheavalp. 876
Disorder and Discontent, 1969-1980p. 878
The Decline of Liberalismp. 880
The Ongoing Effort in Vietnamp. 888
Constitutional Conflict and Its Consequencesp. 891
The Continuing Quest for Social Reformp. 898
RECOVERING the PAST: Popular Musicp. 902
Conclusion: Sorting Out the Piecesp. 910
Conservatism and a Shift in Course, 1980-2010p. 913
New Politics in a Conservative Agep. 915
An End to Social Reformp. 925
Economic and Demographic Changep. 930
RECOVERING the PAST: Autobiographyp. 936
Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold Warp. 938
Conclusion: The Recent PAST in Perspectivep. 948
Appendixp. A-1
Glossaryp. G-1
Indexp. I-1
Creditsp. C-1
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