American Realities Volume 2 / Edition 7

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Overview

American Realities, Volume II: Historical Episodes from Reconstruction to the Present, Seventh Edition J. William T. Youngs

In American Realities, J. William T. Youngs vividly recreates the past through a collection of essays that integrate the lives of Americans with the events and issues of each period. Through the author’s unique anecdotal writing style, each historical figure reveals our common humanity, and at the same time illuminates the distinct worlds, people, and eras in American history. These colorful and compelling essays capture the immediacy and reality of life in past times, and seek to find depth among broader themes and patterns. Each chapter contains helpful features that aid student learning, such as thought-provoking Study Questions and the in-depth Research Topic sections.

In Volume II of American Realities, learn about the Industrial Age through business giant Andrew Carnegie; learn about World War II through the flight of Superfortress bomber Enola Gay; learn about antiwar protests that stormed Berkeley during the Sixties; and much more.

New to the Seventh Edition

  • Revised annotated bibliographies throughout the text highlight the most recent scholarship.
  • Increased coverage of Booker T. Washington’s speech at the Atlanta Exposition and of Colin Powell’s journey from Vietnam to Iraq.
  • A new chapter on Steve Jobs focuses on the impact of the computer age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321433442
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/4/2007
  • Series: American Realities Ser.
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

From Reconstruction to the Present.

Preface.

1. Beyond Emancipation.

Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise.

2. The New Industrial Era.

The Rise of Andrew Carnegie.

3. The Birth of Environmentalism.

John Muir and the American Wilderness.

4. Imperial America.

Dewey and Aguinaldo at Manila Bay.

5. New Immigrants.

Russian Jews in the United States.

6. Expanding American Democracy.

The Woman Suffrage Victory.

7. American Volunteers in World War I.

The Lafayette Escadrille.

8. Modernity Versus Tradition.

The Scopes Trial and the American Character.

9. The New Deal.

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Compassion.

10. Total War.

The Bombing of Hiroshima.

11. The Cold War at Home.

Joseph McCarthy and Anticommunism.

12. The Civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Road to Birmingham.

13. Turmoil on the Campuses.

Berkeley in the Sixties.

14. America and the Cold War.

Colin Powell’s Career from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf

15. The New Age of Technology.

Steve Jobs and Apple

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