America's Promise: A Concise History of the United States, Volum 2

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 691 sider
America's Promise is a concise, highly readable introduction toAmerican History. Designed to clearly explain major themes and events, it also captures the rich and often amusing character of the American people. The strong narrative emphasizes public life and how individuals constructed public structures in which they lived and worked. Including the latest scholarship in social, cultural, and political history, the work integrates the history and importance of women and minorities.To aid students in learning and reviewing, each chapter begins with apreview of the main ideas that will be discussed and ends with a conclusionthat reinforces the key concepts. Rather than being simply declaratory signposts, section headings highlight main ideas and help carry along thenarrative. A glossary defines main terms, and a timeline helps students keep track of events. Selected readings are also included to encourage further reading and study. Finally, carefully selected illustrations and maps portray, pinpoint, and illuminate important episodes in American history. The most concise and competitively priced book available, America's Promise is a breath of fresh air in the introductory market.
 

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Preface
xi
U S Population Characteristics A20
xii
THE FRONTIER AND WESTWARD EXPANSION
322
INDUSTRY AND LABOR IN THE GILDED AGE
342
THE STRUCTURE OF GILDED AGE POLITICS
373
IMMIGRANTS AND THE CITY TRANSFORM
397
DEPRESSION PROTEST AND POLITICS
422
AMERICA ACQUIRES AN EMPIRE
441
THE PARADOX OF THE 1920s
509
THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL
530
WORLD WAR II AND
553
THE COLD WAR HAUNTS THE FABULOUS FIFTIES
577
TABLES
595
THE DECADE OF ILLUSION 19601969
600
THE REAGAN REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH
647
AMERICA ENTERS THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
670

THE PROGRESSIVE YEARS
464
GLOBAL POWER AND WORLD WAR
489
The Declaration of Independence
1
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William J. Rorabaugh is professor of history at the University ofWashington, Seattle. He is the author of The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition, The Craft Apprentice: From Franklin to the Machine Age, Berkeley at War: The 1960's and Kennedy and the Promise ofthe Sixties. Donald T. Critchlow is professor of history at Saint Louis University. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Policy History, and the author of a number of books, including Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government andStudebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation. Paula Baker is associate professor of history at the Ohio State University and is the author of The Moral Framework of Public Life: Gender, Politics,and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930, editor of Money and Politics and co-editor of Major Problems in American History since 1945.

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