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Ideal for instructors seeking to present U.S. history in a global context, this innovative reader pairs comparative readings on key issues such as slavery, immigration, imperialism, civil rights, and western expansion. Introductions to the selections provide historical context for the issue at hand, background information on the countries being compared, and discussion of ideas or arguments contained in the selections.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618318575
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/25/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 639,221
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Emancipation and Reconstruction 1. The Politics of Freedom, Eric Foner 2. Reconstruction: A Counterfactual Playback, C. Vann Woodward II. Conquering and Settling the West 3. Indian Societies Under Siege in the United States and Canada, Roger L. Nichols 4. Gridded Lives: Why Montana and Kazakhstan are Nearly the Same Place, Kate Brown III. Business and Labor in the Industrial Age 5. The Rise of Big Business in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan, Mansel G. Blackford 6. Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? Aristide A. Zolberg IV. Immigrants and Cities 7. The Great Transatlantic Migrations, Walter Nugent 8. The City in the Land of the Dollar, Witold Rybczynski V. Imperialism 9. American Imperialism in Comparative Perspective, Robin W. Winks 10. America's Colonial Rule in the Philippines, Vince Boudreau VI. Progressive Reform at Home and Abroad 11. Women and the Creation of the American Welfare State, Kathryn Kish Sklar 12. Woodrow Wilson and the Failure of Progressivism at Versailles, Alan Dawley VII. Cultural Change in the 1920s 13. Americans, Europeans, and the Movies, Robert Sklar 14. The Meanings of American Jazz in France, Jeffrey H. Jackson VIII. The Great Depression 15. Into the Economic Abyss, Eric Hobsbawm 16. Roosevelt and Hitler: New Deal and Nazi Reactions to the Depression, John A. Garraty IX. World War II 17. An Ocean Apart: The Anglo-American Relationship on the Eve of War, David Dimbleby and David Reynolds 18. Race War: American and Japanese Perceptions of the Enemy, John W. Dower X. The Cold War in Europe and Asia 19. The American and Soviet Cold War Empires, John Lewis Gaddis 20. Imperial Responses to Revolution in Colonial America and Vietnam, T. Christopher Jespersen XI. Rights Revolutions 21. Resistance to White Supremacy in the United States and South Africa, George M. Fredrickson 22. The New Feminism in America and Great Britain, Olive Banks XII. Globalization and Empire 23. Imperial Denial, Niall Ferguson 24. Globalization and American Power, Joseph S. Nye Jr.

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