The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume II / Edition 6

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The Enduring Vision features an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. The first U.S. history survey to incorporate sustained attention to cultural history, the text is also known for its innovative coverage of public health, the environment, and the West—including Native American history. The Sixth Edition presents increased global coverage and a new comparative feature, "Beyond America: Global Interactions," which provides an international context for significant developments in the United States. A range of student oriented pedagogical features—including focus questions and an online glossary—makes this edition even more accessible. The authors continue to explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618801626
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/10/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (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.

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.

Neal Salisbury, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus in the Social Sciences (History), at Smith College, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of MANITOU AND PROVIDENCE: INDIANS, EUROPEANS, AND THE MAKING OF NEW ENGLAND, 1500-1643 (1982), editor of THE SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS OF GOD, by Mary Rowlandson (1997), and co-editor, with Philip J. Deloria, of THE COMPANION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (2002). With R. David Edmunds and Frederick E. Hoxie, he has written THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF NATIVE AMERICA (2007). He has contributed numerous articles to journals and edited collections and co-edits a book series, CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY. He is active in the fields of colonial and Native American history and has served as president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and on the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Harvard Sitkoff, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of A NEW DEAL FOR BLACKS (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, 2009), THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, 2008), KING: PILGRIMAGE TO THE MOUNTAINTOP (2008), TOWARD FREEDOM LAND, THE LONG STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY IN AMERICA (2010), and POSTWAR AMERICA: A STUDENT COMPANION (2000); co-author of the National Park Service's RACIAL DESEGREGATION IN PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES (2000), and THE WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT (2003); and editor of FIFTY YEARS LATER: THE NEW DEAL REEVALUATED (1984), A HISTORY OF OUR TIME (2012), and PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN AMERICA: MAKING SENSE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2001). His articles have appeared in the AMERICAN QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, and JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY, among others. A frequent lecturer at universities abroad, he has been awarded the Fulbright Commission's John Adams Professorship of American Civilization in the Netherlands and the Mary Ball Washington Professorship of American History in Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Enduring Vision, Enduring Land. 16. The Crises 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. Technology and Culture: The Sewing Machine. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: Cattle-Raising in the Americas. 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. Technology and Culture: Electricity. 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. Technology and Culture: Flush Toilets and the Invention of the Nineteenth-Century Bathroom. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: Missionaries to the World. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: Progressive Reformers Worldwide Share Ideas and Strategies. 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. Technology and Culture: The Phonograph, Popular Music, and Home-Front Morale in World War I. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: The "New Woman" in the 1920s. 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. Technology and Culture: Sound, Color, and Animation Come to the Movies. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: Refugees from Fascism: The Intellectual Migration to the United States. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: Decolonization and the Cold War. 27. America at Midcentury, 1952-1960. The Eisenhower Presidency. The Cold War Continues. The Affluent Society. Consensus and Conservatism. The Other America. Seeds of Disquiet. Technology and Culture: The Interstate Highway System. 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. Technology and Culture: The Pill. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: The British Invasion. 30. Conservative Resurgence, Economic Woes, Foreign Challenges, 1974-1989. Cultural Trends. 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. Technology and Culture: The Personal Computer. 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. Beyond America—Global Interactions: The Challenge of Globalization. 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. Technology and Culture: Developing New Tools for Measuring Global Warming. Appendix. Documents. The American Land. The American People. The American Government. The American Economy.

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