American People, The: Creating a Nation and a Society, Brief Edition, Volume 2 (since 1865)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A condensed version ofThe American People, Fifth Edition,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
The Great War
The Early War Years
The United States Enters the War
The Military Experience
Recovering the Past: Government Propaganda
Domestic Impact of the War
Planning for Peace
Conclusion: The Divided Legacy of the Great War
Affluence and Anxiety
Postwar Problems
A Prospering Economy
Hopes Raised, Promises Deferred
The Business of Politics
Conclusion: A New Era of Prosperity and Problems
The Great Depression and the New Deal
The Great Depression
Roosevelt and the First New Deal
One Hundred Days
The Second New Deal
The Last Years of the New Deal
The Other Side of the 1930s
Recovering the Past: The Movies
Conclusion: The Ambivalence of the Great Depression
World War II
The Twisting Road to War
The Home Front
The Social Impact of the War
A War of Diplomats and Generals
Conclusion: Peace, Prosperity, and International Responsibilities
A Resilient People, 1945-2004
Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960
Economic Boom
Demographic and Technological Shifts
Consensus and Conformity
Origins of the Welfare State
The Other America
Conclusion: Qualms Amid Affluence
Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960
Origins of the Cold War
Containing the Soviet Union
Containment in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America
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