Liberty, Equality, and Power A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1863

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  • Copyright: 2007-03-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Understanding the past helps us navigate the present and future. When you read this text, you will not only learn about American History, you will be exposed to movies and music that tell the stories of American History in addition to the reading material you expect in a college level history book. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to US History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, uses themes in a unique approach to show how the United States was transformed, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps you understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power.

Table of Contents

Reconstruction, 1863+1877
Wartime Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
The Advent of Congressional Reconstruction
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
The Grant Administration
The Retreat from Reconstruction
A Transformed Nation: The West And The New South, 1865-1900
An Industrializing West
Chinese Laborers and the Railroads
The Golden Spike
Cattle Drives and the Open Range
Homesteading and Farming
The Experience of Homesteading
Conquest and Resistance: American Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West
The Dawes Severalty Act and Indian Boarding Schools
The Ghost Dance
Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill: Popular Myths of the West
Industrialization and the New South
Exodusters and Emigrationists
The Emergence of an African American Middle Class
The Rise of Jim Crow
The Politics of Stalemate
The Emergence Of Corporate America, 1865-1900
An Expansive and Volatile Economy
The Consolidation of Middle-class Culture
The City and Working-class Culture
Emergence of a National Culture
Workers' Resistance to the New Corporate Order
Farmers' Movements
The Rise and Fall of the People's Party
An Industrial Society, 1900+1920
Sources of Economic Growth
"Robber Barons" No More
Obsession with Physical and Racial Fitness
Building Ethnic Communities
African American Labor and Community
Workers and Unions
The Joys of the City
The New Sexuality and the Rise of Feminism
Progressivism and the Protestant Spirit
Muckrakers, Magazines, and the Turn toward "Realism"
Settlement Houses and Women's Activism
Socialism and Progressivism
Municipal Reform
Political Reform in the States
Economic and Social Reform in the States
A Renewed Campaign for Civil Rights
National Reform
The Taft Presidency
Roosevelt's Return
The Rise of Woodrow Wilson
The Election of 1912
The Wilson Presidency
Becoming A World Power, 1898+1917
The United States Looks Abroad
The Spanish-American War
The United States Becomes a World Power
Theodore Roosevelt, Geopolitician
William Howard Taft, Dollar Diplomat
Woodrow Wilson, Struggling Idealist
WAR AND SOCIETY, 1914+1920
Europe's Descent into War
American Neutrality
American Intervention
Mobilizing for "Total" War
The Failure of the International Peace
The Postwar Period: A Society in Convulsion
The 1920s
The Politics of Business
Farmers, Small-Town Protestants, and Moral Traditionalists
Ethnic and Racial Communities
The "Lost Generation" and Disillusioned Intellectuals
The Great Depression And The New Deal, 1929+1939
Causes of the Great Depression
Hoover: The Fall of a Self-Made Man
A Culture in Crisis
The Democratic Roosevelt
The First New Deal, 1933+1935
Political Mobilization, Political Unrest, 1934+1935
The Second New Deal, 1935+1937
America's Minorities and the New Deal
The New Deal Abroad
Stalemate, 1937+1940
America During The Second World War
The Road to War: Aggression and Response
Fighting the War in Europe
The Pacific Theater
A New President, The Atomic Bomb, and Japan's Surrender
The War at Home: The Economy
The War at Home: Social Issues and Social Movements
Shaping the Peace
The Age Of Containment, 1946+1953
Creating a National Security State, 1945+1949
The Era Of The Korean War, 1949+1952
Pursuing National Security At Home
Truman's Fair Deal
Signs of A Changing Culture
From Truman to Eisenhower
Affluence And Its Discontents, 1953+1963
Foreign Policy, 1953+1960
The United States and Third-World Politics, 1953-1960
Affluence+A "People of Plenty"
Discontents of Affluence
Changing Gender Patterns
The Fight against Discrimination, 1953+1960
Debating the Role of Government, 1955-60
The Kennedy Years: Foreign Policy
The Kennedy Years: Domestic Policy
America During Its Longest War, 1963+1974
The Great Society
Escalation in Vietnam
The War At Home 1968
The Nixon Years, 1969+1974
Foreign Policy Under Nixon
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