Firsthand America: A History of the United States / Edition 8

Firsthand America: A History of the United States / Edition 8

by David Burner, Virginia Bernhard, Stanley I. Kutler
     
 

All comprehensive United States survey textbooks, including this one, give full coverage to standard political, economic, diplomatic, and legal events. But these elements of history are largely the story of elites. This textbook also provides social history captured in the recognizable lives of ordinary people. Presidents, congressmen, and corporate executives are

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All comprehensive United States survey textbooks, including this one, give full coverage to standard political, economic, diplomatic, and legal events. But these elements of history are largely the story of elites. This textbook also provides social history captured in the recognizable lives of ordinary people. Presidents, congressmen, and corporate executives are quoted throughout the book. So are soldiers, slaves, indentured servants, cowboys, working girls and women, and civil rights activists. Firsthand America, using more than 2,000 quotations, therefore gives due place both to the traditional leaders and to the myriad Americans never named in formal historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933385020
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
8th Edition, Volume 1
Pages:
616
Sales rank:
1,301,494
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

15. "Been in the Storm So Long": Emancipation and Reconstruction.

16. Industrialism and Labor Strife 1865-1900.

17. The West and South 1865-1900.

18. City and Farm 1865-1900.

19. Culture and Political Thought in an Industrializing Nation.

20. The Outward Thrust 1865-1909.

21. The Progressive Spirit 1900-1917.

22. Progressive in Peace and War 1900-1915.

23. The New Ear.

24. The New Deal.

25. Diplomacy and War 1933-1945.

26. Postwar Politics and the Cold War.

27. Consensus and Division.

28. American Society and the Vietnam War.

29. New Boundaries.

30. The New Millennium.

Appendixes.

Glossary.

Index.

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