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This is Volume II: Since 1863 of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, Fourth Edition. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER offers students a clear understanding of how America transformed itself, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. The authors promote this understanding by telling the story of America through the lens of three major themes: liberty, equality, and power. This approach helps students understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. This Fourth Edition retains the narrative clarity, unparalleled coverage, and thematic unity that are the hallmarks of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER. It updates the text's proven ability to cover social and cultural history with such timely topics as globalization, the impact of science and technology, evolving roles for religion, and expands upon the text's extensively multicultural coverage. Backed by an ancillary package unmatched in this market, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER makes its thorough, memorable coverage equally accessible to students and instructors. It's available in the following volume splits: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 0534627307; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume I: To 1877, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-17), ISBN: 0534627315; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Volume II:Since 1863, Fourth Edition (Chapters 17-31), ISBN: 0534627323.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534627324
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Series: History of the American People Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Murrin is a specialist in American colonial and revolutionary history, and the early republic. He has edited one multivolume series and five books, including two co-edited collections, COLONIAL AMERICA: ESSAYS IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition (2001) and SAINTS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: ESSAYS IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY (1984). His essays on early American history range from ethnic tensions, the early history of trial by jury, the rise of the legal profession, and the political culture of the colonies and the new nation, to the rise of professional baseball and college football in the 19th century. Professor Murrin served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 1998-1999. He is the author of Chapters 1-6.

A specialist in early national social history, Paul E. Johnson also is the author of SAM PATCH, THE FAMOUS JUMPER (2003); A SHOPKEEPERS MILLENNIUM: SOCIETY AND REVIVALS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 1815-1837 (1978); co-author (with Sean Wilentz) of THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS: SEX AND SALVATION IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICA (1994); and editor of AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: ESSAYS IN HISTORY (1994). He was awarded the Merle Curti Prize of the Organization of American Historians (1980), a National Endowment for the Humanities-American Antiquarian Society Fellowship (1985), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1995), and a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship (2001). He is the author of Chapters 7-12.

James M. McPherson is a distinguished Civil War historian. He won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for his book BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA. His other publications include MARCHING TOWARD FREEDOM: BLACKS IN THECIVIL WAR, Second Edition, (1991); ORDEAL BY FIRE: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, Third Edition, (2001); ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1991); FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR (1997), which won the Lincoln Prize for 1998; and HALLOWED GROUND: A WALK AT GETTYSBURG (2003). Professor McPherson was president of the American Historical Association (2003-2004). He is the author of Chapters 13-17.

Gary Gerstle is a historian of 20th century United States, with expertise in the history of politics, nationalism, immigration and ethnicity, and labor. He has written two books, WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960 (1989), and AMERICAN CRUCIBLE: RACE AND NATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2001). He has also co-edited three books: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEW DEAL ORDER, 1930-1980 (1989); E PLURIBUS UNUM: IMMIGRANTS, CIVIC CULTURE, AND POLITICAL INCORPORATION (2001); and RULING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF WEALTH AND POWER IN A DEMOCRACY (2004). His articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, American Quarterly, and other journals. He sits on the Board of Editors of the American Historical Review and is co-editor of the Princeton University Press series, Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America. He has been awarded many honors, including the 2001 Saloutos Prize for the best book in immigration and ethnic history, membership in the Society of American Historians, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He is the author of Chapters 20-25.

Emily Rosenberg specializes in United States international relations in the 20th century and is the author of SPREADING THE AMERICAN DREAM: AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL EXPANSION, 1890-1945 (1982); FINANCIAL MISSIONARIES TO THE WORLD: THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF DOLLAR DIPLOMACY (1999), which won the Ferrell Senior Book Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; and A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE: PEARL HARBOR IN AMERICAN MEMORY (2003). Her other publications include (with Norman L. Rosenberg) IN OUR TIMES: AMERICA SINCE 1945, Seventh Edition (2003), and numerous articles on international finance, gender issues, and international relations. She was an associate editor of the OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN HISTORY, and edits a book series called "American Encounters/Global Interactions" with Duke University Press. She has served on the board of the Organization of American Historians, on the board of editors of the Journal of American History, and as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She is co-author, along with Norman L. Rosenberg, of chapters 26-32.

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Table of Contents

(Single volume contains

Chapters 1-31, Volume I: To 1877 contains

Chapters 1-17, Volume II: Since 1863 contains

Chapters 17-31)
17.Reconstruction, 1863-1877.
18.Frontiers of Change, Politics of Stalemate, 1865-1890.
19.Economic Change and the Crisis of the 1890s.
20.An Industrial Society, 1890-1920.
22.Becoming a World Power, 1898-1917.
23.War and Society, 1914-1920.
24.The 1920s.
25.The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1929-1939.
26.America during the Second World War.
27.The Age of Containment, 1946-1954.
28.Affluence and Its Discontents, 1954-1963.
29.America during Its Longest War, 1963-1974.
30.Economic and Social Change in the Late 20th Century.
31.Power and Politics Since 1974.

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