American Story, The, Volume II, (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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The American Story presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative. Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gENDer, and ethnicity, this EDITION tells the story both of the people who, through their collective and individual ENDeavors, shaped the past and of the demands that events placed upon them. This text is available in a highly affordable Penguin Academic EDITION.

Table of Contents

The Agony of Reconstruction
Robert Smalls and Black Politicians During Reconstruction
The President Versus Congress
Reconstructing Southern Society
Retreat from Reconstruction
Reunion and the New South
Conclusion: The "Unfinished Revolution."
The West: Exploiting an Empire
Lean Bear's Changing West
Beyond the Frontier
Crushing the Native Americans
Settlement of the West
The Bonanza West
Conclusion: The Meaning of the West
The Industrial Society
A Machine Culture
Industrial Development
An Empire on Rails
An Industrial Empire
The Sellers
The Wage Earners
Conclusion: Industrializations Benefits and Costs
Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900
The Overcrowded City
The Lure of the City
Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900
Conclusion: A Pluralistic Society
We Americans: Ellis Island: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Political Realignments in the 1890s
Hardship and Heartache
Politics of Stalemate
Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress
The Rise of the Populist Movement
The Crisis of the Depression
Changing Attitudes
The Presidential Election of 1896
Conclusion: A Decade's Dramatic Changes
Toward Empire
Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
America Looks Outward
War with Spain
Acquisition of Empire
Conclusion: Outcome of the War with Spain
The Progressive Era
Muckrakers' Call for Reform
The Changing Face of Industrialism
Society's Masses
Conflict in the Workplace
A New Urban Culture
Conclusion: A Ferment of Discovery and Reform
From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
The Republicans' Split
The Spirit of Progressivism
Reform in the Cities and States
The Republican Roosevelt
Roosevelt Progressivism at Its Height
The Ordeal of William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom
Conclusion: The Fruits of Progressivism
The Nation at War
The Sinking of the Lusitania
A New World Power
Foreign Policy Under Wilson
Toward War
Over There
Over Here
The Treaty of Versailles
Conclusion: Post-War Disillusionment
Transition to Modern America
Wheels for the Millions
The Second Industrial Revolution
City Life in the Jazz Age
The Rural Counterattack
Politics of the 1920s
Conclusion: The Old and the New
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The Struggle Against Despair
The Great Crash
Fighting the Depression
Roosevelt and Reform
Impact of the New Deal
End of the New Deal
Conclusion: Evaluation of the New Deal
America and the World, 1921-1945
A Pact Without Power
Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry
The Road to War
Turning the Tide Against the Axis
The Home Front
Conclusion: The Transforming Power of War
The Onset of the Cold War
The Potsdam Summit
The Cold War Begins
The Cold War Expands
The Cold War at Home
Eisenhower Wages the Cold War
Conclusion: The Continuing Cold War
Affluence and Anxiety
Levittown: The Flight to the Suburbs
The Postwar Boom
The Good Life?
Farewell to Reform
The Struggle over Civil Rights
Conclusion: Restoring National Confidence
The Turbulent Sixties
Kennedy versus Nixon: The First Televised Presidential Candidate Debate
Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War
The New Frontier at Home
"Let Us Continue."
Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War
Years of Turmoil
The Return of Richard Nixon
Conclusion: The End of an Era
We Americans: Unintended Consequences: The Second Great Migration
Towards a New Conservatism, 1969-1988
The Tempting of Richard Nixon
The Economy of Stagflation
Private Lives, Public Issues
Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan and the World
Conclusion: Challenging the New Deal
The Christian Right
Roe v. Wade: The Struggle over Women's Reproductive Rights
To the Twenty-first Century, 1989-2006
"This Will Not Stand"
The First President Bush
The Changing Faces of America
The New Democrats
Clinton and the World
Republicans Triumphant
Challenges of the New Century
Conclusion: The Paradox of Power
The Dot.com Boom, Bust, and Echo
Appendix A-1
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution
Presidential Elections
Glossary G-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1
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