9781319275891

America's History: Concise Edition, Volume 2

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2020-10-15
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

America’s History explains WHY events occurred, not just when. Students are provided an analytical and big-picture approach to American history with a plethora of support tools.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 14 Reconstruction, 1865–1877


Why did freedpeople, Republican policymakers, and ex-Confederates all end up dissatisfied with Reconstruction or with its aftermath? To what degree did each group succeed in fulfilling its goals?


The Struggle for National Reconstruction


Presidential Approaches: From Lincoln to Johnson


Congress Versus the President


Radical Reconstruction


Women’s Rights Denied


The Meaning of Freedom


The Quest for Land


Republican Governments in the South


Building Black Communities


The Undoing of Reconstruction


The Republicans Unravel


Counterrevolution in the South


Reconstruction Rolled Back


The Political Crisis of 1877


Lasting Legacies


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 14 REVIEW


America in the World Labor Laws After Emancipation: Haiti and the United States


Thinking Like a Historian The South’s "Lost Cause"



CHAPTER 15 Conquering a Continent, 1860–1890


Why and how did the United States build a continental empire, and how did this affect people living in the West?


The Republican Vision


The New Union and the World


Integrating the National Economy


Incorporating the West


Mining Empires


From Bison to Cattle on the Plains


Homesteaders


The First National Park


A Harvest of Blood: Native Peoples Dispossessed


The Civil War and Indians on the Plains


Grant’s Peace Policy


The End of Armed Resistance


Strategies of Survival


Western Myths and Realities


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 15 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations How Rational Were the Great Railroad Empires?


Thinking Like a Historian Representing Indians



PART 6 Industrializing America: Upheavals and Experiments, 1877–1917



CHAPTER 16 Industrial America: Corporations and Conflicts, 1877–1911


Why did large corporations emerge and thrive in late nineteenth century America and how did they reshape trade, work, and politics ?


The Rise of Big Business


Innovators in Enterprise


The Corporate Workplace


On the Shop Floor


Immigrants, East and West


Newcomers from Europe


Asian Americans and Exclusion


Labor Gets Organized


The Emergence of a Labor Movement


The Knights of Labor


Farmers and Workers: The Cooperative Alliance


Another Path: The American Federation of Labor


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 16 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Poverty and Food


America in the World Emigrants and Destinations, 1881–1915



CHAPTER 17 Making Modern American Culture, 1880–1917


Why and how did Americans’ identities, beliefs, and culture change in the early industrial era?


Science and Faith


Darwinism and Its Critics


Religion: Diversity and Innovation


Realism in the Arts


Commerce and Culture


Consumer Spaces


Masculinity and the Rise of Sports


The Great Outdoors


Women, Men, and the Solitude of Self


Changing Families


Expanding Opportunities for Education


Women’s Civic Activism


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 17 REVIEW


America in the World Christianity in the United States and Japan


Thinking Like a Historian WCTU Women "Do Everything"



CHAPTER 18 "Civilization’s Inferno": The Rise and Reform of Industrial Cities, 1880–1917


Why and how did the rise of big cities shape American society and politics?


The New Metropolis


The Landscape of the Industrial City


Newcomers and Neighborhoods


City Cultures


Governing the Great City


Urban Political Machines


The Limits of Machine Government


Crucibles of Progressive Reform


Fighting Dirt and Vice


The Movement for Social Settlements


Cities and National Politics


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 18 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Power and appeal of the Ward Boss


Comparing Interpretations How Did Urban Progressive Reformers Approach Environmentalism?



CHAPTER 19 Whose Government? Politics, Populists, and Progressives, 1880–1917


Why and how did Progressive Era reformers seek to address the problems of industrial America, and to what extent did they succeed?


Reform Visions, 1880–1892


Electoral Politics After Reconstruction


The Populist Program


The Political Earthquakes of the 1890s


Depression and Reaction


Democrats and the "Solid South"


Republicans Retake National Control


Reform Reshaped, 1901–1912


Theodore Roosevelt as President


Diverse Progressive Goals


The Election of 1912


Wilson’s Reforms, 1913–1917


Economic Reforms


Progressive Legacies


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 19 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Making Modern Presidents


Comparing Interpretations Were the "Gilded Age" and "Progressive Era" Separate Periods?



PART 7 Global Ambitions and Domestic Turmoil, 1890–1945



CHAPTER 20 An Emerging World Power, 1890–1918


Why did the United States become a major power on the world stage by the 1910s, and what impact did this have at home and abroad?


From Expansion to Imperialism


Foundations of Empire


The War of 1898


Spoils of War


A Power Among Powers


The Open Door in Asia


The United States and Latin America


The United States in World War I


From Neutrality to War


"Over There"


War on the Home Front


Catastrophe at Versailles


The Fate of Wilson’s Ideas


Congress Rejects the Treaty


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 20 REVIEW


America in the World The Human Cost of World War I


Thinking Like a Historian German Americans in World War I



CHAPTER 21 Unsettled Prosperity: From War to Depression, 1919–1932


Why did cultural and political conflict erupt in the 1920s, and what factors lead to the Great Depression?


Resurgent Conservatism


The Red Scare


Racial Backlash


American Business at Home and Abroad


Government Businesses Entangled


Making a Modern Consumer Economy


Postwar Abundance


Consumer Culture


The Automobile and Suburbanization


The Politics and Culture of a Diversifying Nation


Women in a New Age


Culture Wars


The Harlem Renaissance


The Coming of the Great Depression


From Boom to Bust


The Depression’s Early Years


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 21 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Automobile Transforms America


Comparing Interpretations How Did Immigrants Experience America at the Turn of the Century?



CHAPTER 22 Managing the Great Depression, Forging the New Deal, 1929–1938


What new roles did the American government take on during the New Deal, and how did these roles shape the economy and society?


Early Responses to the Depression, 1929–1932


Enter Herbert Hoover


Rising Discontent


The 1932 Election


The New Deal Arrives, 1933–1935


Roosevelt and the First Hundred Days


The New Deal Under Attack


The Second New Deal and the Redefining of Liberalism, 1935–1938


The Welfare State Comes into Being


From Reform to Stalemate


The New Deal and American Society


A People’s Democracy


Reshaping the Environment


The New Deal and the Arts


The Legacies of the New Deal


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 22 REVIEW


America in the World Economic Nationalism in the United States and Mexico


Thinking Like a Historian The New Deal and Public Works



CHAPTER 23 The World at War, 1937–1945


How did World War II transform the United States domestically and change its relationship with the world?


The Road to War


The Rise of Fascism


War Approaches


The Attack on Pearl Harbor


Organizing for a Global War


Financing the War


Mobilizing the American Fighting Force


Workers and the War Effort


Politics in Wartime


Life on the Home Front


"For the Duration"


Migration and the Wartime City


Japanese Removal


Fighting and Winning the War


Wartime Aims and Tensions


The War in Europe


The War in the Pacific


The Atomic Bomb and the End of the War


The Toll of the War


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 23 REVIEW


America in the World The Scales of War: Losses and Gains During World War II


Thinking Like a Historian Mobilizing the Home Front



PART 8 The Modern State and the Age of Liberalism, 1945–1980



CHAPTER 24 Cold War America, 1945–1963


In the first two decades of the Cold War, how did competition on the international stage and a climate of fear at home affect politics, society, and culture in the United States?


Containment in a Divided Global Order


Origins of the Cold War


The Containment Strategy


Containment in Asia


Cold War Liberalism


Truman and the End of Reform


Red Scare: The Hunt for Communists


The Politics of Cold War Liberalism


Containment in the Postcolonial World


The Cold War and Colonial Independence


John F. Kennedy and the Cold War


Making a Commitment in Vietnam


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 24 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations Why Was There a Cold War?


Thinking Like a Historian The Global Cold War



CHAPTER 25 Triumph of the Middle Class, 1945–1963


Why did consumer culture become such a fixture of American life in the postwar decades, and how did it affect politics and society?


Postwar Prosperity and the Affluent Society


Economy: From Recovery to Dominance


A Nation of Consumers


Youth Culture


Religion and the Middle Class


The American Family in the Era of Containment


The Baby Boom


Women, Work, and Family


Challenging Middle-Class Morality


A Suburban Nation


The Postwar Housing Boom


Rise of the Sunbelt


Two Societies: Urban and Suburban


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 25 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Suburban Landscape of Cold War America


America in the World Postwar Capitalism



CHAPTER 26 Walking into Freedom Land: The Civil Rights Movement, 1941–1973


How did the civil rights movement evolve over time, and how did competing ideas and political alliances affect its growth and that of other social movements?


The Emerging Civil Rights Struggle, 1941–1957


Life Under Jim Crow


Origins of the Civil Rights Movement


World War II: The Beginnings


Cold War Civil Rights


Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans


Fighting for Equality Before the Law


Forging a Protest Movement, 1955–1965


Nonviolent Direct Action


Legislating Civil Rights, 1963–1965


Beyond Civil Rights, 1966–1973


Black Nationalism


Urban Disorder


Rise of the Chicano Movement


The American Indian Movement


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 26 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Radical or a Reformer?


Thinking Like a Historian Civil Rights and Black Power: Strategy and Ideology



CHAPTER 27 Uncivil Wars: Liberal Crisis and Conservative Rebirth, 1961–1972


What were liberalism’s social and political achievements in the 1960s, and how did debates over liberal values contribute to conflict at home and reflect war abroad?


Liberalism at High Tide


John F. Kennedy’s Promise


Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society


Rebirth of the Women’s Movement


The Vietnam War Begins


Escalation Under Johnson


Public Opinion and the War


The Student Movement


Days of Rage, 1968–1972


War Abroad, Tragedy at Home


The Antiwar Movement and the 1968 Election


The Nationalist Turn


Women’s Liberation and Black and Chicana Feminism


Stonewall and Gay Liberation


Rise of the Silent Majority


Nixon in Vietnam


The Silent Majority Speaks Out


The 1972 Election


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 27 REVIEW


Comparing Interpretations What Are the Origins of 1960s Feminism?


Thinking Like a Historian Debating the War in Vietnam



CHAPTER 28 The Search for Order in an Era of Limits, 1973–1980


How did the legacy of social changes in the 1960s—such as civil rights, shifting gender roles and challenges to the family—continue to reverberate in the 1970s, lead to both new opportunities and political clashes?


An Era of Limits


Energy Crisis


Environmentalism


Economic Transformation


Urban Crisis and Suburban Revolt


Politics in Flux, 1973–1980


Watergate and the Fall of a President


Jimmy Carter: The Outsider as President


Reform and Reaction in the 1970s


Civil Rights in a New Era


The Women’s Movement and Gay Rights


After the Warren Court


The American Family on Trial


Working Families in the Age of Deindustrialization


Navigating the Sexual Revolution


Religion in the 1970s: The New Evangelicalism


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 28 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian The Environmental Movement: Reimagining the Human-Earth Relationship


America in the World Economic Malaise in the Seventies



PART 9 Globalization and the End of the American Century, 1980 to the Present



CHAPTER 29 Conservative America in the Ascent, 1980–1991


What factors made the rise of the New Right possible, and what ideas about freedom and citizenship did conservatives articulate in the 1980s?


The Rise of the New Right


Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan: Champions of the Right


Free-Market Economics and Religious Conservatism


The Carter Presidency


The Dawning of the Conservative Age


The Reagan Coalition


Conservatives in Power


Morning in America


The End of the Cold War


U.S.-Soviet Relations in a New Era


A New Political Order at Home and Abroad


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 29 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Personal Computing: A Technological Revolution


Comparing Interpretations How Conservative Was the Reagan Presidency?



CHAPTER 30 Confronting Global and National Dilemmas, 1989 to the Present


How has the post-Cold War era of globalization affected American politics, economics, and society?


America in the Global Economy


The Rise of the European Union and China


A New Era of Globalization


Revolutions in Technology


Politics and Partisanship in a Contentious Era


An Increasingly Plural Society


Clashes over "Family Values"


Bill Clinton and the New Democrats


Post–Cold War Foreign Policy


Into a New Century


The Ascendance of George W. Bush


Violence Abroad and Economic Collapse at Home


Reform and Stalemate in the Obama Years


SUMMARY


CHAPTER 30 REVIEW


Thinking Like a Historian Globalization: Its Proponents and Its Discontents


America in the World Global Trade, 1960–2009

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