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With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time—sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency).
16. Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall, 1865-1877. PASSAGES: 1877-1909. 17. An Economy Transformed: The Rise of Big Business, 1877-1887. 18. Urban Growth and Farm Protest, 1887-1893. 19. A Troubled Nation Expands Outward, 1893-1901. 20. Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Reform, 1901-1909. PASSAGES: 1909-1933. 21. Progressivism at High Tide, 1909-1914. 22. Over There and Over Here: The Impact of World War I, 1914-1921. 23. The Age of Jazz and Mass Culture, 1921-1927. 24. The Great Depression, 1927-1933. PASSAGES: 1933-1960. 25. The New Deal, 1933-1939. 26. The Second World War, 1939-1945. 27. Postwar America, 1946-1952. 28. The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1960. PASSAGES: 1960-2008. 29. The Turbulent Years, 1960-1968. 30. Crisis of Confidence, 1969-1980. 31. From Reagan to Clinton, 1981-1995. 32. A Conservative Nation in a Globalizing World, 1995-2008.