Portrait of America, Volume II

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-05
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America?s most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.

Table of Contents

A Troubled Peace
Call Me Mister
The Checkered History of the Great Fourteenth Amendment
Conquest of the West
Sitting Bull and the Sioux Resistance
Death on the Prairies: The Murderous Blizzard of 1888
The New Industrial Order
The Master of Steel: Andrew Carnegie
The Brooklyn Bridge: A Monument to American Ingenuity and Daring
Reform and Expansion
The Lady Versus Goliath: Ida Tarbell Takes on Standard Oil Co
America's First Southeast Asian War: The Philippine Insurrection
Currentsof the Progressive Era
Theodore Roosevelt, President
African Americans and the Quest for Civil Rights
The Struggle for Justice at Home and Abroad (1914-1920)
Suffragists' Storm Over Washington
A Tragedy of Disappointment: Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles
The Twenties
The Roaring and Repressive Twenties
Justice Denied: The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti
Long Dark Night of the Depression
Under Hoover, the Shame and Misery Deepened
Government in Action: FDR and the Early New Deal
A World at War (1937-1945)
Franklin and Eleanor: The Early Wartime White House
America and the Holocaust
Twofigures in the Whirlwind of War
Ike at D-Day
Oppenheimer: The Father of the Atomic Bomb
Perils of the Cold War
Harry Truman: One Tough Son-of-a-Bitch of a Man
Lost in Space: A Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
A New Birth of Freedom
Trumpet of Conscience
Betty Friedan Destroys the Myth of the Happy Housewife
The Collapse of the Imperial Presidency
Trapped: Lyndon Johnson and the Nightmare of Vietnam
I Have Never Been a Quitter: A Portrait of Richard Nixon
The End of the Cold War
Reagan: His Place in History
Some Lessons from the Cold War
New Age Icons
Bill Gates: Enigmatic Genius of Microsoft
Oprah Winfrey: The Celebrity as Entrepreneur
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