The American Pageant, Volume 2 / Edition 15

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Overview

THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help readers understand and master the content: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis.

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"[THE AMERICAN PAGEANT] doesn't neglect the social and economic aspects of the American experience as do too many other texts that are too exclusively political histories. In addition, it has what I would call a 'macro' and 'micro' approach to history; it presents the American drama both in terms of broad, over-arching themes and through the eyes of the individuals who were the players on its stage. In short, you get to see the forest and the trees!"

"I have examined other texts but always return to THE AMERICAN PAGEANT. I like the text very much. It is easy for students to read."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111831431
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 128,268
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


David M. Kennedy received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus and co-director of The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University. His first book, BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA: THE CAREER OF MARGARET SANGER, was honored with both the Bancroft Prize and the John Gilmary Shea Prize. He has won numerous teaching awards at Stanford, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in American political, diplomatic, intellectual, and social history, and in American literature. Dr. Kennedy published a volume in the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FREEDOM FROM FEAR: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1929--1945, for which he was honored with the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and he served from 2002--2011 on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Lizabeth Cohen received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the history department and the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2007--2008 she was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. Previously, she taught at New York University and Carnegie Mellon University. The author of many articles and essays, Dr. Cohen was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her first book, MAKING A NEW DEAL: INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN CHICAGO, 1919--1939, for which she later won the Bancroft Prize and the Philip Taft Labor History Award. She authored A CONSUMERS' REPUBLIC: THE POLITICS OF MASS CONSUMPTION IN POSTWAR AMERICA (2003), and is currently writing SAVING AMERICA'S CITIES: ED LOGUE AND THE STRUGGLE TO RENEW URBAN AMERICA IN THE SUBURBAN AGE, on urban renewal in American cities after World War II. At Harvard, she has taught courses in 20th century American history, with particular attention to the intersection of social and cultural life and politics. She now oversees the Radcliffe Institute, a major center for scholarly research, creative arts, and public programs.

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Table of Contents

22. The Ordeal of Reconstruction 1865-1877. Part IV: FORGING AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY 1869-1909. 23. Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age 869-1896. 24. Industry Comes of Age 1865-1900. 25. America Moves to the City 1865-1900. 26. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution 1865-1896. 27. Empire and Expansion 1890-1909. Part V: STRUGGLING FOR JUSTICE AT HOME AND ABROAD 1900-1945. 28. Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt 1901-1912. 29. Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad 1912-1916. 30. The War to End War 1917-1918. 31. American Life in the "Roaring Twenties 1919-1929. 32. The Politics of Boom and Bust 1920-1932. 33. The Great Depression and the New Deal 1933-1939. 34. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War 1933-1941. 35. America in World War II 1941-1945. Part VI: MAKING MODERN AMERICA 1945 TO THE PRESENT. 36. Travails of the Jeffersonian 945-1952. 37. The Eisenhower Era 1952-1960. 38. The Stormy Sixties 1960-1968. 39. The Stalemated Seventies 1968-1980. 40. The Resurgence of Conservatism 1980-1992. 41. America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era 1992-2004. 42. The American People Face a New Century.

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