American Realities Volume 2 / Edition 7

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $86.77   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   


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.

Visit us at

Read More Show Less

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.


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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)