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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 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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