A History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future / Edition 1

A History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 1403966001

ISBN-13: 9781403966001

Pub. Date: 04/16/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book chronicles American history through the stories of the individuals and movements that dreamed of a better future and then took action to make that dream a reality, arguing that the much heralded American spirit was not born as a gift of our founding, but was forged through our adversity and triumphs. From colonial revolutionaries to abolitionists, labor

Overview

This book chronicles American history through the stories of the individuals and movements that dreamed of a better future and then took action to make that dream a reality, arguing that the much heralded American spirit was not born as a gift of our founding, but was forged through our adversity and triumphs. From colonial revolutionaries to abolitionists, labor organizers to suffragists, progressives to civil rights activists, it was individuals and movements who dared to go against the American majority that both guarded and created our best national self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403966001
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Keeping Hope Alive
• Foreword: The First Revolution: Taos, 1680
• "We Hold These Truths": The Revolutionaries of 1776
• Utopian Communities
• Mexico in the United States: War and Peace, Conquest and Community
• Rebellious Slaves, Free Blacks, and Abolitionists
• Reconstruction: The First Civil Rights Era
• Feminists and Suffragists
• The Beginnings of Organized Labor
• The Many Faces of the Progressive Era
• Hope in Hard Times
• The Second Civil Rights Movement
• Afterword: The Movement Continues

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