The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume 2: From 1865, Concise Edition / Edition 6

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Overview

Like its corresponding full-size version, THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, is an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. THE ENDURING VISION is known for sustained attention to cultural history, and for innovative coverage of the environment, and the West. The Sixth Edition of THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, features a new co-author, Andrew Rieser, new pedagogy, and a beautiful new design. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Sixth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 0547222807; Volume A: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547222815; Volume B: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-32), ISBN: 0547222785.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547222783
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 770,615
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. An editor of NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN, 1607-1950 (1971), he also co-authored SALEM POSSESSED: THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT (1974), for which, with Stephen Nissenbaum, he received the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. His other works include URBAN MASSES AND MORAL ORDER IN AMERICA, 1820-1920 (1978), BY THE BOMB'S EARLY LIGHT: AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE AT THE DAWN OF THE ATOMIC AGE (1985), WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE: PROPHECY BELIEF IN MODERN AMERICAN CULTURE (1992), and PROMISES TO KEEP: THE UNITED STATES SINCE WORLD WAR II (3e, 2003). He is also editor-in-chief of the OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY (2001). His articles and essays have appeared in the "American Quarterly," "New Republic," and other journals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Northwestern University; and the College of William and Mary.

Clifford E. Clark, Jr., M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies and professor of history at Carleton College, earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has served as both the chair of the History Department and director of the American Studies program at Carleton. Clark is the author of HENRY WARD BEECHER: SPOKESMAN FOR A MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA (1978), THE AMERICAN FAMILY HOME, 1800-1960 (1986), THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICA SINCE 1789 in the GENERAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS SERIES, and, with Carol Zellie, NORTHFIELD: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF A COMMUNITY (1997). He also has edited and contributed to MINNESOTA IN A CENTURY OF CHANGE: THE STATE AND ITS PEOPLE SINCE 1900 (1989). A past member of the Council of the American Studies Association, Clark is active in the fields of material culture studies and historic preservation, and he serves on the Northfield, Minnesota, Historical Preservation Commission.

Sandra McNair Hawley received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She co-authored the book GLOBAL POLITICS with Dean A. Minix and wrote numerous papers on US/Chinese relations, with a focus on popular culture portraits of Asia and their implications. She taught History at San Jacinto College for 18 years.

Joseph F. Kett, James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His works include THE FORMATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSION: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS, 1780-1860 (1968), RITES OF PASSAGE: ADOLESCENCE IN AMERICA, 1790-PRESENT (1977), THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES: FROM SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO ADULT EDUCATION IN AMERICA, 1750-1990 (1994), and THE NEW DICTIONARY OF CULTURAL LITERACY (2002), of which he is co-author. A former History Department chair at Virginia, he also has participated on the Panel on Youth of the President's Science Advisory Committee, has served on the Board of Editors of the "History of Education Quarterly," and is a past member of the Council of the American Studies Association.

Andrew Rieser (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York Dutchess Community College and is a past Pew Program fellow in Religion and American history at Yale University. Rieser served as Associate Editor of the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 3rd edition. His first book, THE CHAUTAUQUA MOMENT: PROTESTANTS, PROGRESSIVES, AND THE CULTURE OF MODERN LIBERALISM, 1874-1920 brings a fresh analysis to one of the most important cultural institutions of late 19th and early 20th century America.

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Table of Contents

16. THE CRISIS OF RECONSTRUCTION, 1865-1877. Reconstruction Politics, 1865-1868. Reconstruction Governments. The Impact of Emancipation. New Concerns in the North, 1868-1876. Reconstruction Abandoned, 1876-1877. 17. THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST, 1860-1900. Native Americans and the Trans-Mississippi West. Settling the West. Southwestern Borderlands. Exploiting the Western Landscape. The West of Life and Legend. 18. THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1865-1900. The Rise of Corporate America. Stimulating Economic Growth. The New South. Factories and the Work Force. Labor Unions and Industrial Conflict. 19. IMMIGRATION, URBANIZATION, AND EVERYDAY LIFE, 1860-1900. The New American City. Middle- and Upper-Class Society and Culture . Working-Class Politics and Reform. Working-Class Leisure in the Immigrant City. Cultures in Conflict. 20. POLITICS AND EXPANSION IN AN INDUSTRIALIZING AGE, 1877-1900. Party Politics in an Era of Upheaval, 1877-1884. Politics of Privilege, Politics of Exclusion, 1884-1892. The 1890s: Politics in a Depression Decade. Expansionist Stirrings and War with Spain, 1878-1901. 21. THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1900-1917. Progressives and Their Ideas. State and Local Progressivism. Progressivism and Social Control. Blacks, Women, and Workers Organize. National Progressivism Phase I: Roosevelt and Taft, 1901-1913. National Progressivism Phase II: Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1917. 22. GLOBAL INVOLVEMENTS AND WORLD WAR I, 1902-1920. Defining America's World Role, 1902-1914. War in Europe, 1914-1917. Mobilizing at Home, Fighting in France, 1917-1918. Promoting the War and Suppressing Dissent. Economic and Social Trends in Wartime America. Joyous Armistice, Bitter Aftermath, 1918-1920. 23. THE 1920S: COPING WITH CHANGE, 1920-1929. A New Economic Order. The Harding and Coolidge Administrations. Mass Society, Mass Culture. Cultural Ferment and Creativity. A Society in Conflict. Hoover at the Helm. 24. THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND THE NEW DEAL, 1929-1939. Crash and Depression, 1929-1932. The New Deal Takes Shape, 1933-1935. The New Deal Changes Course, 1935-1936. The New Deal's End Stage, 1937-1939. Social Change and Social Action in the 1930s. The American Cultural Scene in the 1930s. 25. AMERICANS AND A WORLD IN CRISIS, 1933-1945. The United States in a Menacing World, 1933-1939. Into the Storm, 1939-1941. America Mobilizes for War. The Battlefront, 1942-1944. War and American Society. Triumph and Tragedy, 1945. 26. THE COLD WAR ABROAD AND AT HOME, 1945-1952. The Postwar Political Setting, 1945-1946. Anticommunism and Containment, 1946-1952. The Truman Administration at Home, 1945-1952. The Politics of Anticommunism. 27. AMERICA AT MID-CENTURY, 1952-1960. The Eisenhower Presidency. The Cold War Continues. The Affluent Society. Consensus and Conservatism. The Other America. Seeds of Disquiet. 28. THE LIBERAL ERA, 1960-1968. The Kennedy Presidency, 1960-1963. The Struggle for Black Equality, 1961-1968. Liberalism Ascendant, 1963-1968. Voices of Protest. The Liberal Crusade in Vietnam, 1961-1968. 29. A TIME OF UPHEAVAL, 1968-1974. The Youth Movement. The Counterculture. 1968: The Politics of Upheaval. Nixon and World Politics. Domestic Problems and Divisions. The Crisis of the Presidency. 30. CONSERVATIVE RESURGENCE, ECONOMIC WOES, FOREIGN CHALLENGES, 1974-1989. Cultural Changes. Economic and Social Changes in Post-1960s America. Years of Malaise: Post-Watergate Politics and Diplomacy, 1974-1981. The Reagan Revolution, 1981-1984. Reagan's Second Term, 1985-1989. 31. BEYOND THE COLD WAR: CHARTING A NEW COURSE, 1988-2000 The Bush Years: Global Resolve, Domestic Drift, 1988-1993. The Clinton Era Begins: Debating Domestic Policy, 1993-1996. The Economic Boom of the 1990s. Clinton's Foreign Policy: Defining America's Role in a Post-Cold War World. The Clinton Era Ends: Domestic Politics, Impeachment, Disputed Election, 1996-2000. Cultural Trends at Century's End. 32. GLOBAL DANGERS, GLOBAL CHALLENGES, 2001 TO THE PRESENT. America Under Attack: September 11, 2001, and Its Aftermath. Politics and the Economy in Bush's First Term, 2001-2005 . Foreign Policy in a Threatening Era. Social and Cultural Trends in Contemporary America. Domestic Policy Since 2004. CONCLUSION.

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