American Vistas: 1877 to the Present

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This two-volume anthology of readings introduces students to the diversity and excitement of U.S. history. Featuring articles by nationally-renowned scholars and journalists, American Vistas offers balanced and up-to-date coverage of America's social, political, and diplomatic history. With eight new selections per volume, the fifth edition has been substantially revised to include new discussions of the Great Convention, education in early America, Abraham Lincoln and equality, slavery and emancipation, Jesse James, Darwinism, and Soviet-U.S. relations.
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*Written in a clear and lively style *Individual essays Written by eminent scholars in a variety of fields *Explanatory headnotes guide students through each essay *Interdisciplinary approach to American history and society *Eight new essays in each volume
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195041361
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/1987
  • Edition description: 5th ed
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. "Trouble in Mind", Leon F. Litwack
2. "Schooling the Hopi: Federal Indian Policy Writ Small", David Wallace Adams
3. "The Outlaws: The Legend of Jesse James and His Gang", Albert Castel
4. "Florida's Black Codes", Jerrell Shifner
5. "Civil Disorder and the American West", Clayton D. Lurie
6. "'An Italian is a Dago'", Humbert Nelli
7. "Hull House in the 1890's", Kathryn Sklar
8. "Theodore Roosevelt", Edward Savath
9. "Commerce in Souls", Pamela Susan Haag
10. "Lyndon's War", John Milton Cooper
11. "Henry Ford and the Jews", Leonard Dinnerstein
12. "Creating G.I. Jane", Leisa D. Meyer
13. "The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War", Martin J. Sherwin
14. "The Conversion of Harry Truman", William E. Leuchtenburg
15. "The Issue of Illegal Mexican Immigration Since 1941", Juan Ramon Garcia
16. "The FBI and the Politics of the Riots", Kenneth O'Reilly
17. "Vietnam and the Constitution", Michal R. Belknap
18. "Up from Segregration", John Shelton Reed
19. "Sam Walton and Wal-Mart Stores", Sandra S. Vance and Rov V. Scott

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