Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History, Volume 2: Reconstruction to the Present

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  • Edition: 14th
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  • Copyright: 2010-09-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Table of Contents

The Gilded Age
Did Reconstruction Fail as a Result of Racism?
Was the Wild West More Violent Than the Rest of the United States?
Were the Nineteenth-Century Big Businessmen "Robber Barons"?
Was the American Labor Movement Radical?
Were Late Nineteenth-Century Immigrants "Uprooted"?
Were the Populists Irrational Reactionaries?
The Response to Industrialism and Reform, War, and Depression
Did Booker T. Washington's Philosophy and Actions Betray the Interests of African Americans?
Did the Progressives Fail?
Was Woodrow Wilson Responsible for the Failure of the United States to Join the League of Nations?
Was Prohibition a Failure?
Did the New Deal Prolong the Great Depression?
Did President Roosevelt Deliberately Withhold Information About the Attack on Pearl Harbor from the American Commanders?
The Cold War and Beyond
Was President Truman Responsible for the Cold War?
Was Rock and Roll Responsible for Dismantling America's Traditional Family, Sexual, and Racial Customs in the 1950s and 1960s?
Did President John F. Kennedy Demonstrate a Strong Commitment to Civil Rights?
Did President Nixon Negotiate a "Peace with Honor" in Vietnam in 1973?
Has the Women's Movement of the 1970s Failed to Liberate American Women?
Is the United States a Declining Power?
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