Experience History, Volume 2: Since 1865

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Connect students to thestoriesof history. Connect students to theexperienceof history. Connect students tosuccessin history.At McGraw-Hill, we have spent the past few years deepening our understanding of the student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and teaching experiences.Experience Historyis a direct result of this.Experience Historyis also a first in American History. Its groundbreaking adaptive diagnostic and interactive exercises paired with its lively narrative and engaging visuals creates a unique teaching and learning environment propelling greater student success and better course results. Instructors gain better insight into students' engagement and understanding as students develop a base of knowledge and construct critical thinking skills. Gripping stories keep students turning the page while the adaptive diagnostics for each chapter and a personalized study plan for each individual student help students prepare for class discussions and course work while enjoying increased course success.Experience Historyemphasizes that history is not just a collection of proven facts, but is "created" from the detective work of historians examining evidence from the past. Providing the interactive environment that only an integrated solution can provide,Experience Historygives students the opportunity to examine primary sources and explore specific periods and events. This leads to greater understanding as well as the building and practicing of critical thinking skills. As students uniquely experience American History,Experience Historypropels students to greater understanding while achieving greater course success.Give students an experience. Improve course participation and performance.Experience History, and experience success.

Table of Contents

Reconstructing the Union, 1865-1877
An American Story: The Secret Sale at Davis Bend
Presidential Reconstruction
Lincoln's 10 Percent Plan
The Mood of the South
Johnson's Program of Reconstruction
The Failure of Johnson's Program
Johnson's Break with Congress
Dueling Documents: Equality and the Vote in Reconstruction
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Elections of 1866
Congressional Reconstruction
Post-Emancipation Societies in the Americas
The Land Issue
Reconstruction in the South
Black Office Holding
White Republicans in the South
The New State Governments
Economic Issues and Corruption
Black Aspirations
Experiencing Freedom
The Black Family
Daily Lives: The Black Sharecropper's Cabin
The Schoolhouse and the Church
New Working Conditions
The Freedmen's Bureau
Planters and a New Way of Life
The Abandonment of Reconstruction
The Election of Grant
The Grant Administration
Growing Northern Disillusionment
The Triumph of White Supremacy
Historian's Toolbox: Dressed to Kill
The Disputed Election of 1876
The Failure of Reconstruction
Review Chart: Major Players in Reconstruction
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The New South & the Trans-Mississippi West, 1870-1914
An American Story: "Come West"
The Southern Burden
Agriculture in the New South
Tenancy and Sharecropping
Southern Industry
Timber and Steel
The Sources of Southern Poverty
Life in the New South
Rural Life
The Church
Western Frontiers
Western Landscapes
Indian Peoples and the Western Environment
Whites and the Western Environment: Competing Visions
The War for the West
Contact and Conflict
Custer's "Last Stand"--And the Indians'
Historian's Toolbox: A White Man's View of Custer's Defeat
Killing with Kindness
Dueling Documents: "Americanizing" the Indians
Ethno-Racial Identity in the New West
Boom and Bust in the West
The Transcontinental Railroad
Cattle Kingdom
Home on the Range
A Boom and Bust Cycle
The Final Frontier
A Rush for Land
Farming on the Plains
A Plains Existence
The Urban Frontier
Daily Lives: The Frontier Kitchen of the Plains
The West and the World Economy
Packaging and Exporting the "Wild West"
The South and the West in Sum
Review Chart: The War for the West
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Where Have All the Bison Gone?
The New Industrial Order, 1870-1914
An American Story: "Waiting for their Brains"
The Development of Industrial Systems
Natural Resources and Industrial Technology
Systematic Invention
Transportation and Communication
Finance Capital
Daily Lives: The Rise of Information Systems
The Corporation
An International Pool of Labor
Railroads: America's First Big Business
A Managerial Revolution
Competition and Consolidation
The Challenge of Finance
The Growth of Big Business
Strategies of Growth
Carnegie Integrates Steel
Rockefeller and the Great Standard Oil Trust
The Mergers of J. Pierpont Morgan
Corporate Defenders
Corporate Critics
The Study of Global Warming: First Stirrings
The Workers' World
Industrial Work
Children, Women, and African Americans
Historian's Toolbox: Digital Detecting
The American Dream of Success
The Systems of Labor
Early Unions
The Knights of Labor
The American Federation of Labor
The Limits of Industrial Systems
Management Strikes
Dueling Documents: Two Sides of Haymarket
Review Chart: The Structures and Strategies of Big Business
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Rise of an Urban Order, 1870-1914
An American Story: A Day in the Life of Boss Plunkitt
A New Urban Age
The Urban Explosion
The Great Global Migration
Holding the City Together
Bridges and Skyscrapers
The Urban Environment: Slum and Tenement
Running and Reforming the City
Boss Rule
Historian's Toolbox: Machine Age Voting
Rewards, Costs, and Accomplishments
Nativism, Revivals, and the Social Gospel
The Social Settlement Movement
City Life
The Immigrants in the City
Urban Middle-Class Life
Dueling Documents: City Scenes
City Life and "Manliness"
Challenges to Convention
City Culture
Public Education in an Urban Industrial World
Higher Learning and the Rise of the Professional
Higher Education for Women
A Culture of Consumption
City Entertainment at Home and on the Road
Daily Lives: The Vaudeville Show
Review Chart: The Growth of Cities
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Political System under Strain at Home and Abroad, 1877-1900
An American Story: "The World United at Chicago"
Politics of Paralysis
Political Stalemate
The Parties
The Issues
The White House from Hayes to Harrison
Ferment in the States and Cities
The Revolt of the Farmers
The Harvest of Discontent
The Origins of the Farmers' Alliance
Dueling Documents: What Can a Farmer Do?
The Election of 1892
The New Realignment
The Depression of 1893
The Rumblings of Unrest
The Battle of the Standards
Historian's Toolbox: Pinning the Winning Ticket
The Rise of Jim Crow Politics
McKinley in the White House
Visions of Empire
Imperialism, European-Style and American
The Shapers of American Imperialism
Dreams of a Commercial Empire
The Imperial Moment
Mounting Tensions
Daily Lives: The New Navy
The Imperial War
War in Cuba
Peace and the Debate over Empire
From Colonial War to Colonial Rule
An Open Door in China
Review Chart: Acquiring an Empire: 1860-1900
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Engendering the Spanish-American War
The Progressive Era, 1890-1920
An American Story: Burned Alive in the City
The Roots of Progressive Reform
The Progressive System of Beliefs
The Pragmatic Approach
The Progressive Method
The Search for the Good Society
Poverty in a New Light
Expanding the Women's Sphere
Social Welfare
Women's Suffrage
Controlling the Masses
Stemming the Immigrant Tide
Daily Lives: "Amusing the Million"
The Curse of Demon Rum
"For Whites Only"
Historian's Toolbox: Mementos of Murder
The Politics of Municipal and State Reform
The Reformation of the Cities
Progressivism in the States
Progressivism Goes to Washington
A Square Deal
Bad Food and Pristine Wilds
Dueling Documents: Preservation versus Conservation
The Election of 1912
Woodrow Wilson and the Politics of Morality
Early Career
The Reforms of the New Freedom
Labor and Social Reform
Review Chart: The Progressive Amendments
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The United States and the Collapse of the Old World Order, 1901-1920
An American Story: "A Path Between the Seas"
Progressive Diplomacy
Big Stick in the Caribbean
A "Diplomatist of the Highest Rank"
Dollar Diplomacy
Woodrow Wilson and Moral Diplomacy
Missionary Diplomacy
Intervention in Mexico
The Road to War
The Guns of August
Neutral but Not Impartial
The Diplomacy of Neutrality
Peace, Preparedness, and the Election of 1916
Wilson's Final Peace Offensive
War and Society
The Slaughter of Stalemate
"You're in the Army Now"
Historian's Toolbox: Sounding the Times: "Over There"
Mobilizing the Economy
War Work
Great Migrations
Propaganda and Civil Liberties
Dueling Documents: The Limits of Free Speech
Over There
Daily Lives: The Doughboys Abroad
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
The Lost Peace
The Treaty of Versailles
The Battle for the Treaty
Red Scare
Review Chart: The Fate of Wilson's 14 Points
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The New Era, 1920-1929
An American Story: Yesterday Meets Today in the New Era
The Roaring Economy
Technology and Consumer Spending
The Booming Construction Industry
The Automobile
The Future of Energy
The Business of America
Welfare Capitalism
The Consumer Culture
Historian's Toolbox: Youth in a Jar
A Mass Society
A "New Woman"
Daily Lives: The Beauty Contest
Mass Media
The Cult of Celebrity
"Ain't We Got Fun"
The Art of Alienation
A "New Negro"
Dueling Documents: "The Problem of the Color Line"
Defenders of the Faith
Nativism and Immigration Restriction
The "Noble Experiment"
Fundamentalism versus Darwinism
Republican Ascendant
The Politics of "Normalcy"
The Politics of Mellon and Hoover
Distress Signals at Home and Abroad
The Election of 1928
The Great Bull Market
The Rampaging Bull
The Great Crash
The Sickening Slide in Global Perspective
The Causes of the Great Depression
Review Chart: The Culture Wars of the 1920S
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939
An American Story: Letters from the Edge
The Human Impact of the Great Depression Hard Times
The Golden Age of Radio and Film
Historian's Toolbox: Superheroes as Cultural Icons
"Dirty Thirties": An Ecological Disaster
Mexican Americans and Repatriation
African Americans in the Depression
The Tragedy of Herbert Hoover
The Failure of Relief
The Hoover Depression Program
Stirrings of Discontent
The Bonus Army
The Election of 1932
The Early New Deal (1933-1935)
The Democratic Roosevelts
Saving the Banks
Relief for the Unemployed
Dueling Documents: Two Views of the "Forgotten Man"
Planning for Industrial Recovery
Planning for Agriculture
A Second New Deal (1935-1936)
The Second Hundred Days
The Election of 1936
The New Deal and the American People
The New Deal and Western Water
The Limited Reach of the New Deal
Tribal Rights
A New Deal for Women
The Rise of Organized Labor
"Art for the Millions"
Daily Lives: Post Office Murals
The End of the New Deal
Packing the Courts
The End of the New Deal
The Legacy of the New Deal
Review Chart: What the New Deal Did
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
America's Rise to Globalism, 1927-1945
An American Story: "Oh Boy"
The United States in a Troubled World
Pacific Interests
Becoming a Good Neighbor
The Diplomacy of Isolationism
Neutrality Legislation
Inching toward War
Hitler's Invasion
Retreat from Isolation
Disaster in the Pacific
A Global War
Strategies for War
Gloomy Prospects
A Grand Alliance
The Naval War in the Pacific
Turning Points in Europe
Mobilizing for a Global War
Minorities at War
Women at War
War Production
Coordinating Production
Historian's Toolbox: Selling the Sizzle When the Steak is Missing
Science, the War, and the Environment
War Work and Prosperity
Organized Labor
Women Workers
A Question of Rights
Little Italy
Concentration Camps
At War with Jim Crow
The New Deal in Retreat
Dueling Documents: Zooters and the Sleepy Lagoon Case
Winning the War and the Peace
The Fall of the Third Reich
Two Roads to Tokyo
Big Three Diplomacy
The Road to Yalta
Daily Lives: Air Power Shrinks the Globe
The Fallen Leader
The Holocaust
A Lasting Peace
Atom Diplomacy
Review Chart: Pivotal Events in World War II
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: Did the Atomic Bomb Save Lives?
Cold War America 1945-1954
An American Story: Glad to Be Home?
The Rise of the Cold War
American Suspicions
Communist Expansion
A Policy of Containment
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Plan
The Fall of Eastern Europe
The Atomic Shield versus the Iron Curtain
Historian's Toolbox: Kix Atomic Bomb Ring of 1946
Postwar Prosperity
Postwar Energy and the Environment
Postwar Adjustments
Daily Lives: Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball
Truman under Attack
A Welfare Program for GIs
The Election of 1948
Dueling Documents: Taft-Hartley: Containing Labor
The Cold War at Home
The Shocks of 1949
The Loyalty Crusade
HUAC, Hollywood, and Unions
The Ambitions of Senator McCarthy
From Cold War to Hot War and Back
Police Action
The Chinese Intervene
Truman versus MacArthur
The Global Implications of the Cold War
The Election of 1952
The Fall of McCarthy
Review Chart: Cold War/Red Scare: Mileposts
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Suburban Era 1945-1963
An American Story: Dynamic Obsolescence
The Rise of the Suburbs
A Boom in Babies and in Housing
Cities and Suburbs Transformed
The Culture of Suburbia
American Civil Religion
Suburban Blues
"Homemaking" Women in the Workaday World
Daily Lives: The New Suburbia
A Revolution in Sexuality?
The Flickering Gray Screen
Historian's Toolbox: Their First Television
The Politics of Calm
Eisenhower's Modern Republicanism
The Conglomerate World
Cracks in the Consensus
Critics of Mass Culture
The Rebellion of Young America
Nationalism in an Age of Superpowers
To the Brink?
Brinkmanship in Asia
The Covert Side of the New Look
Rising Nationalism
Dueling Documents: The Kitchen Debate
The Cold War along a New Frontier
The Election of 1960
The Hard-Nosed Idealists of Camelot
The (Somewhat) New Frontier at Home
Kennedy's Cold War
Cold War Frustrations
Confronting Khrushchev
The Missiles of October
Review Chart: Consensus Versus Conflict in the Suburban Era
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
Civil Rights & Uncivil Liberties 1947-1969
An American Story: Two Roads to Integration
The Civil Rights Movement
The Changing South and African Americans
The NAACP and Civil Rights
The Brown Decision
Latino Civil Rights
A New Civil Rights Strategy
Little Rock and the White Backlash
A Movement Becomes a Crusade
Riding to Freedom
Civil Rights at High Tide
The Fire Next Time
Black Power
Violence in the Streets
Historian's Toolbox: Power to Which People?
Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society
The Origins of the Great Society
The Election of 1964
The Great Society
The Reforms of the Warren Court
The Counterculture
Activists on the New Left and Right
Dueling Documents: Student Voices for a New America
Vatican II and American Catholics
The Rise of the Counterculture
The Rock Revolution
Daily Lives: The Politics of Dress
Review Chart: The Warren Court: Critical Decisions in an Era of Upheaval
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The Vietnam Era 1963-1975
An American Story: Who Is the Enemy?
The Road to Vietnam
Lyndon Johnson's War
Rolling Thunder
Social Consequences of the War
The Soldiers' War
The War at Home
The Unraveling
Tet Offensive
The Shocks of 1968
Revolutionary Clashes Worldwide
Whose Silent Majority
The Nixon Era
Vietnamization--and Cambodia
Fighting a No-Win War
The Move toward Detente
The New Identity Politics
Latino Activism
Historian's Toolbox: Farm Workers' Altar
The Choice of American Indians
Asian Americans
Gay Rights
Equal Rights and Abortion
Value Politics: The Consumer and Environmental Movements
Technology and Unbridled Growth
Dueling Documents: Two Views of Science and Nature
Political Action
The Legacy of Identity and Value Politics
The End of the War
Pragmatic Conservatism
Nixon's New Federalism
Daily Lives: The Race to the Moon
Social Policies and the Court
Triumph and Revenge
To the Oval Office
The Road's End for Vietnam and Liberalism
A Post-Imperial President
Energy and the Middle East
Limits across the Globe
Review Chart: The Making of a Quagmire: Vietnam
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
After the Fact: Historians Reconstruct the Past: The Contested Ground of Collective Memory
The Conservative Challenge, 1976-1992
An American Story: The New American Commons
The Conservative Rebellion
Tax Revolt
The Diverse Evangelical World
The Catholic Conscience
The Media as Battleground
Dueling Documents: The Culture Wars
Jimmy Carter: Restoring the Faith
The Search for Direction
Energy and the Environment
The Sagging Economy
Foreign Policy: Principled or Pragmatic?
The Middle East: Hope and Hostages
A President Held Hostage
Prime Time with Ronald Reagan
The Great Communicator
The Reagan Agenda
A Halfway Revolution
Deregulating the Environment
The Contours of Science and the Landscape of Technoburbs
Winners and Losers in the Labor Market
Standing Tall in a Chaotic World
The Military Buildup
Disaster in the Middle East
Frustrations in Central America
The Iran-Contra Connection
Cover Blown
From Cold War to Glasnost
An End to the Cold War
A Post-Cold War Foreign Policy
Historian's Toolbox: The Berlin Wall
The Gulf War
Domestic Doldrums
Daily Lives: Life in the Underclass
The Conservative Court
Disillusionment and Anger
The Election of 1992
Review Chart: Reagan and Bush: Conservative Revolutionaries or Pragmatic Leaders?
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
The United States in a Global Community, 1989 - Present
An American Story: Of Grocery Chains and Migration Chains
The New Immigration
The New Look of America--Asian Americans
The New Look of America--Latinos
Illegal Immigration
Links with the Home Country
Daily Lives: Motels as an Ethnic Niche
Religious Diversity
Clinton and the New Global Order
The New World Disorder
Yugoslavian Turmoil
Middle East Peace
The Clinton Presidency on Trial
Recovery without Reform
The Conservative Revolution Revived
Women's Issues in the Clinton Years
Hanging by a Chad: The Election of 2000
The United States in a Networked and Multicultural World
The Internet Revolution
Historian's Toolbox: Mapping the Internet
American Workers in a Two-Tiered Economy
African Americans and the Persistence of the Racial Divide
African Americans in a Full-Employment Economy
Global Pressures in a Multicultural America
The New Debate
Terrorism in a Global Age
A Conservative Agenda at Home
Unilateralism in Foreign Affairs
The Roots of Terror
The War on Terror: First Phase
The War in Iraq
A Messy Aftermath
Governing from the Right
Disasters Domestic and Foreign
The Election of 2008
Financial Collapse
Obama: Hope Versus Pragmatism
Dueling Documents: Cold War over Global Warming
Review Chart: Hallmarks of Globalization
Conclusion: The World at Large
Significant Events Timeline
Chapter Summary
Additional Reading
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