The Comparative Approach to American History / Edition 1

The Comparative Approach to American History / Edition 1

by C. Vann Woodward, C. Vann Woodward, Voice of America
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195112601

ISBN-13: 9780195112603

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences,"

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In the mid 1960s, C. Vann Woodward was asked to organize a program of broadcast lectures on US history for the Voice of America as part of a longer series designed to acquaint foreign audiences with leaders in American arts and sciences. Reasoning that a comparative approach "was peculiarly adapted to the interests and needs of foreign audiences," Woodward commissioned twenty-two noted scholars to cover classic topics in American history—the Civil War, the World Wars, slavery, immigration, and many others—but to add a comparative dimension by relating these topics to developments elsewhere in the world. The result was the 1968 Basic Books edition of The Comparative Approach to American History.

Now, three decades later, Oxford is very pleased to be reissuing this classic collection of historical essays in a paperback edition, with a new introduction by Woodward that discusses the decline and resurgence of comparative history since the 1960s.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195112603
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

The Contributors
Introduction to the New Edition
1The Comparability of American History3
2The Colonial Phase18
3The Enlightenment34
4The Revolution47
5The "Newness" of the New Nation62
6Frontiers75
7Immigration91
8Mobility106
9Slavery121
10Civil War135
11Reconstruction: Ultraconservative Revolution146
12The Negro since Freedom160
13Industrialization175
14Urbanization187
15Political Parties206
16The Coming of Big Business220
17Socialism and Labor238
18Imperialism253
19Social Democracy, 1910-1918271
20World War I285
21The Great Depression296
22World War II315
23The Cold War328
24The Test of Comparison346
Index359

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