American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume II: Since 1865 / Edition 1

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American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history.

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps.

American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including:

* America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world
* Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world
* Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter
* Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new ways

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The greatest strength of this text's global approach is that it comes without sacrificing depth, analytical breadth, or attention to those key figures and events central to more nation-based histories of the U.S. This is global history, plus."--Nico Slate, Carnegie Mellon University

"This is a wonderful and much-needed approach to the survey. It is exceptional and will force students to engage with American history from a fresh and relevant perspective."--Jeffrey Kosiorek, Hendrix College

"I can honestly say that this textbook not only presents the information in a new light, but does it so much so that I would seriously consider changing textbooks."--Robin Henry, Wichita State University

"The scholarship is particularly strong. I am impressed with how well the authors have managed to link the global concepts to virtually every area of American history."--Bill Wood, University of Arkansas at Batesville

"American Horizons does a great job connecting American history to world events, and showing how American and world history play off of one another."--Cynthia Counsil, Florida State College at Jacksonville

"An exceptional book for instructors wishing to globalize American history."--Kurt Troutman, Muskegon Community College

"The 'Global Passages' features are wonderful-more of those micro-histories I incorporate so often in my courses, and which students find so helpful."--Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, Belmont University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195369533
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 611,525
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Schaller, University of Arizona
Robert Schulzinger, University of Colorado
John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College
Janette Thomas Greenwood, Clark University
Andrew Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College
Aaron Sheehan-Dean, West Virginia University

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Table of Contents

Chapter 15: Reconstructing America, 1865-1877

The Year of Jubilee, 1865
African American Families
Southern Whites and the Problem of Defeat
Emancipation in Comparative Perspective

Shaping Reconstruction, 1865-1868
Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction
The Fight Over Reconstruction
The Civil War Amendments and American Citizenship
Congressional Reconstruction

Reconstruction in the South, 1866-1876
African American Life in the Postwar South
Republican Governments in the Postwar South
Cotton, Merchants, and the Lien

The End of Reconstruction, 1877
The Ku Klux Klan and Reconstruction Violence
Northern Weariness and Northern Conservatism
Legacies of Reconstruction

Chapter 16: Forging a Transcontinental Nation, 1877-1900

Meeting Ground of Many Peoples
Changing Patterns of Migration
Mexican Borders
Chinese Exclusion

Mapping the West
The Federal Frontier
Myth and History
Promotion and Memory
The Culture of Collective Violence

Extractive Economies and Global Commodities
Mining and Labor
Business Travelers
Railroads Time and Space
Industrial Ranching
Corporate Cowboys

Clearing the Land and Cleansing the Wilderness
Indian Conflict and Resistance
Education for Assimilation
The Destruction of the Buffalo
The Dawes Act and Survival
Tourism, Parks, and Forests

Chapter 17: A New Industrial and Labor Order, 1877-1900

Global Webs of Industrial Capitalism
The New Industrial Order
U.S. Industrial Growth in Global Context
Combinations and Concentrations of Wealth
Markets and Consumerism

Work and the Workplace
Global Migrations
Blue Collar and White Collar Workers
Regimentation and Scientific Management
Working Conditions and Wages
Economic Convulsions and Hard Times
Women and Children in the Workplace

Workers Fight Back
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Organizing Strategies and Labor Violence
The Farmers Organize
The Labor Movement in Global Context

The New Industrial Order: Defense and Dissent
Defending the New Order
Critiquing the New Order

Chapter 18: Cities, Immigrants, Culture, and Politics, 1877-1900

The Growth of Cities
The Peopling of American Cities
Types of Cities
Cities Transformed and "Sorted Out"

Global Migrations
A Worldwide Migration
"America Fever" and the "New" Immigration
The "Immigrant Problem"
The Round-Trip to America

Streets Paved with Gold?
Surviving in "The Land of Bosses and Clocks"
Creating Community
Becoming American

The Promise and Peril of City Life
A World of Opportunity
A World of Crises

Tackling Urban Problems
City Missions and Charity Organizations
The Settlement House Movement
Creating Healthy Urban Environments

Challenges to the Politics of Stalemate
Key Issues
Ethnicity, Gender, and Political Culture
The Populist Challenge
The Election of 1896

Chapter 19: The U.S. Expands Its Reach, 1892-1912

The New Imperialism
A Global Grab for Colonies
Race, Empire, Bibles, and Businessmen
Precedent for American Empire
The Crises of the 1890s

The U.S. Flexes Its Muscles
The Cuban Crisis
"A Splendid Little War"

The Complications of Empire
Cuba and Puerto Rico
The Philippines
The Debate Over Empire
The American- Philippine War

The U.S. on the World Stage: Roosevelt and Taft
Roosevelt's "Big Stick"
Taft's Dollar Diplomacy

Chapter 20: An Age of Progressive Reform, 1890-1920

Progressivism as a Global Movement
Principles of Progressivism
The Global Exchange of Progressive Ideas

Urban Reform
The "Good Government" Movement
The Housing Dilemma
Municipal Housekeeping
Segregation and the Racial Limits of Reform

Progressivism at the State and National Levels
Electoral Reforms
Mediating the Labor Problem
Regulating Business: Trust Busting and Consumer Protection
Conservation v. Preservation of Nature

Progressivism and World War I
A Progressive War?
Uniting and Disuniting the Nation
Votes for Women
Progressivism in International Context

Chapter 21: America and the Great War, 1914-1920

The Shock of War
The Origins of Global Conflict
A War of Attrition
America's Response to War

The U.S. Path to War, 1914-1917
Conflicting Visions of National Security
U.S Mediation, the Election of 1916, and Challenges to Neutrality
Intervention in Latin America
Decision for War

America at War
Mobilizing People and Ideas
Controlling Dissent
Mobilizing the Economy
Women and African-Americans in Wartime

Over There
Building an Army
Joining The Fight
Political and Military Complications
Influenza Pandemic

Making Peace Abroad and at Home
Making Peace and Fighting Communism
Red Scare
The Fight for the Treaty

Chapter 22: A New Era, 1920-1930

A New Economy for a New Era
Wireless America
Car Culture
Advertising for Mass Consumption

Ethnic and Racial Divides
Immigration Restriction
The Ku Klux Klan
African American Renaissance and Repression
Black International Movements

A National Culture
Popular Entertainment: Movies, Sports, and Celebrity
The New Skepticism
The New Woman of the 1920s
Religion and Society

Post World War I Politics and Foreign Policy
Government and Business in the 1920s
Coolidge Prosperity
The Election of 1928
Independent Internationalism in the 1920s
The U.S. and Instability in the Western Hemisphere

The Crash
The End of the Boom
The Great Depression

Chapter 23: A New Deal for Americans, 1931-1939

The New Deal
Spiral of Decline, 1931-1933
From Prosperity to Global Depression
Suffering in the Land
The Failure of the Old Deal
The Coming of the New Deal

Reconstructing Capitalism
The Hundred Days
Voices of Protest

The Second New Deal
Social Security
Labor Activism
The 1936 Election

Society, Law, and Culture in the 1930s
Popular Entertainment
Women and the New Deal
European Ethnics and the New Deal
A New Deal for Blacks
Hispanics and the New Deal
The Indian New Deal
Nature's New Deal

The Twilight of Reform
The New Deal and Judicial Change
Political Setbacks

Chapter 24: Arsenal of Democracy: The World at War, 1931-1945

The Long Fuse
Isolationist Impulse
Disengagement from Europe
Disengagement in Asia
America at the Brink of War, 1939-1941
Day of Infamy

A Grand Alliance
War in the Pacific
The War in Europe
The Holocaust

Battle for Production
War Economy
A Government-Sponsored Industrial Revolution
Mass-Produced Weapons
Organized Labor and the War
The Draft

On the Move: Wartime Mobility
Wartime Women
Mexicans Migrants, Mexican-Americans, and American Indians in Wartime
African-Americans in Wartime
Japanese-American Internment

Wartime Politics and Postwar Issues
Right Turn
The 1944 Election and the Threshold of Victory
Allied Mistrust and Postwar Planning

Chapter 25: Prosperity and Liberty Under the Shadow of the Bomb, 1945-1952

The Cold War
The Roots of Conflict
The Defeat of Japan
Dividing the Post-War Globe
A Policy for Containment

The Red Scare
War in Korea
Domestic Containment
The Color of Difference Is Red
Hollywood and the Pumpkin Papers

A New Affluence
The Fair Deal
The GI Bill
Working Women

Post-War Migrations
Hispanics Move North
Mobile Leisure

Laying the Foundations for Civil Rights
First Steps
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
The Influence of African-American Veterans
Black Migration and the Nationalization of Race

Chapter 26: The Dynamic 1950s

The Eisenhower Era
The End of the Korean War
The New Look
The Rise of the Developing World
Hungary and the Suez, 1956
France's Vietnam War
McCarthyism and the Red Scare

A Dynamic Decade
The Baby Boom
Suburban Migrations-Urban Decline
Consumer Nation
Corporate Order and Industrial Labor

The Future is Now
Auto Mania
Oil Culture

Conformity and Rebellion
Old Time Religion
Women in the 1950s
Organization Men
Teens, Rebels, and Beats

Laying the Foundation for Civil Rights
Brown and the Legal Assault
Showdown in Little Rock
Boots on the Ground
MLK and the Philosophy of Nonviolence

Chapter 27: The Optimism and the Anguish of the 1960s

The New Frontier
JFK's New Frontier
The Challenge of Racial Justice
Cold War Tensions
Kennedy Assassination

The Great Society
Civil Rights Laws
Great Society Programs
The Supreme Court and Rights and Liberties
The U.S. and the World beyond Vietnam

A Robust Economy
Technological Change, Science, and Space Exploration
The Rise of the Sunbelt

Race, Gender, Youth and the Challenge to the Establishment
Urban Uprisings and Black Power
Latinos and Indians Struggle for Rights
The New Feminism
The New Environmentalism
Youth and the Counterculture

Chapter 28: The Vietnam Era, 1961-1975

Background to a War, 1945-1963
Vietnam and the Cold War
American Commitments to South Vietnam
The 1963 Turning Point

An American War, 1964-1967
Decisions for Escalation, 1964-1965
Ground and Air War, 1966-1967
The War at Home

The Tet Offensive
The Agony of 1968

Nixon and the World
From Vietnamization to the Paris Peace Accords
The End of the Vietnam War
Reduction of Cold War Tensions

Domestic Policy and the Abuse of Power
Curtailing the Great Society

Chapter 29: Conservatism Resurgent, 1974-1989

An Accidental President
The Politics of Limits and Malaise
A Dangerous World, 1974-1980
America Held Hostage

The Rising Tide on the Right
Economic Limits
The Religious Right and Neo-conservatism
The Collapse of the Political Center

"It's Morning Again in America"
The Rise of Reagan
A New Administration
Economic Realities
Conservative Justice
Sexuality, Families, and Health

Challenging the "Evil Empire"
A New Arms Race
Iran Contra
Cold War Thaw

Chapter 30: After the Cold War, 1988-2000

George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War
The Election of 1988
The Bush Presidency at Home
The New World Order
The Election of 1992

The Good Times
Innovation and New Technology
Work, Science, and Discontent

Bill Clinton and the New Democrats
An Awkward Start
Clinton's Recovery
Clinton's Second Term

A Post-Cold War Foreign Policy
Intervention and Mediation
International Terrorism

The Disputed Election of 2000
Bush versus Gore
The Election in Florida and a Supreme Court Decision

Chapter 31: Twenty-First Century Dangers and Promises, 2000-Present

The Age of Sacred Terror
The United States and Terrorism before September 11, 2001
September 11 and Al Qaeda
The Iraq War

Conservatism in the Bush Years
Culture Wars
Justice in the Twenty-first Century
Compassionate Conservatism
Hurricane Katrina
The Election of 2006

Economic Turmoil
The Dot-Com Bust and the Middle Class Squeeze

The Obama Years
The Election of 2008
The Obama Presidency

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