The American Story: Volume 2 (Penguin Academics Series) / Edition 4

The American Story: Volume 2 (Penguin Academics Series) / Edition 4

by Robert A. Divine, T. H. Breen, George M. Fredrickson Deceased, R. Hal Williams
     
 

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in American History.

The American Story presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative.

Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gender, and

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Overview

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in American History.

The American Story presents a balanced and manageable overview of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, integrating social and political history into a coherent and compelling narrative.

Acknowledging the nation's rich diversity of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, this edition tells the story of the people who, through their collective and individual endeavors, have shaped the past through the demands historical events placed on them. This text, based on the bestselling America Past and Present, is presented in a highly affordable Penguin Academic format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205728961
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Maps xiv

Figures xv

Tables xvi

Preface xxii

Chapter 16 The Agony of Reconstruction 385

The President Versus Congress 386

Reconstructing Southern Society 394

Retreat from Reconstruction 399

Reunion and the New South 403

Henry McNeal Turner and the "Unfinished Revolution" 407

Chapter 17 The West 409

Beyond the Frontier 410

Crushing the Native Americans 411

Settlement of the West 417

The Bonanza West 422

The Meaning of the West 430

Chapter 18 The Industrial Society 433

Industrial Development 434

An Empire on Rails 435

An Industrial Empire 440

The Sellers 447

The Wage Earners 448

Industrialization's Benefits and Costs 455

Chapter 19 Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900 457

The Lure of the City 458

Social and Cultural Change, 1877-1900 465

The Stirrings of Reform 476

The Pluralistic Society 481

Chapter 20 Political Realignments in the 1890s 483

Politics of Stalemate 484

Republicans in Power: The Billion-Dollar Congress 489

The Rise of the Populist Movement 491

The Crisis of the Depression 495

Changing Attitudes 499

The Presidential Election of 1896 502

The McKinley Administration 506

A Decade's Dramatic Changes 508

Chapter 21 Toward Empire 510

America Looks Outward 512

War with Spain 518

Outcome of the War with Spain 532

Chapter 22 The Progressive Era 534

The Changing Face of Industrialism 536

Society's Masses 540

Conflict in the Workplace 548

A New Urban Culture 552

A Ferment of Discovery and Reform 557

Chapter 23 From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism 559

The Spirit of Progressivism 561

Reform in the Cities and States 568

The Republican Roosevelt 571

RooseveltProgressivism at Its Height 574

The Ordeal of William Howard Taft 577

Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom 583

The Fruits of Progressivism 587

Chapter 24 The Nation at War 590

A New World Power 592

Foreign Policy Under Wilson 596

Toward War 598

Over There 604

Over Here 606

The Treaty of Versailles 611

Postwar Disillusionment 616

Chapter 25 Transition to Modern America 618

The Second Industrial Revolution 619

City Life in the Jazz Age 623

The Rural Counterattack 628

Politics of the 1920s 634

The Old and the New 638

Chapter 26 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 640

The Great Depression 641

Fighting the Depression 644

Roosevelt and Reform 652

Impact of the New Deal 655

End of the New Deal 660

Evaluation of the New Deal 663

Chapter 27 America and the World, 1921-1945 665

Retreat, Reversal, and Rivalry 666

The Road to War 672

Turning the Tide Against the Axis 676

The Home Front 680

Victory 686

The Transforming Power of War 691

Chapter 28 The Onset of the Cold War 693

The Cold War Begins 694

Containment 697

The Cold War Expands 702

The Cold War at Home 706

Eisenhower Wages the Cold War 713

The Continuing Cold War 718

Chapter 29 Affluence and Anxiety 721

The Postwar Boom 723

Farewell to Reform 729

The Struggle over Civil Rights 732

The Continuing Civil Rights Movement 736

Chapter 30 The Turbulent Sixties 739

Kennedy Intensifies the Cold War 741

The New Frontier at Home 747

"Let Us Continue" 762

Johnson Escalates the Vietnam War 758

Years of Turmoil 763

The Return of Richard Nixon 768

The End of an Era 770

Chapter 31 The Rise of a New Conservatism, 1969-1988 772

The Tempting of Richard Nixon 774

The Economy of Stagflation 779

Private Lives, Public Issues 784

Politics and Diplomacy after Watergate 789

The Reagan Revolution 794

Reagan and the World 799

Challenging the New Deal 803

Chapter 32 To the Twenty-First Century, 1989-2009 805

The First President Bush 807

The Changing Faces of America 811

The New Democrats 817

Clinton and the World 822

Republicans Triumphant 825

Old Issues, New Challenges 834

The Vulnerabilities of Power 839

Appendix A-1

The Declaration of Independence A-1

The Constitution of the United States of America A-4

Amendments to the Constitution A-11

Recommended Reading A-18

Suggested Web Sites A-36

Credits C-1

Index I-l

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