Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History / Edition 2

Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History / Edition 2

by Blaine T. Browne, Robert C. Cottrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742561941

ISBN-13: 9780742561946

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Lives And Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, the book consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are

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Lives And Times is a biographical reader designed to acquaint students with major issues in American history through the lives of individuals, prominent and otherwise, whose activities and ideas were crucial in shaping the course of the nation's history. Employing a narrative style, the book consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are examined in the broader context of major historical themes. Readers will find not only a diversity of individuals profiled—including Mary Dyer and Cotton Mather, Andrew Jackson and Tecumseh, and John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—but also themes spanning political, economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and military history. This combined biographical/thematic approach provides the reader with more extensive biographical information and a fuller examination of key issues than is commonly offered in core texts. Each chapter also offers study questions and a bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742561946
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A New Birth of Freedom Deferred 1

Benjamin R. Tillman 3

Ida B. Wells 11

Ch. 2 Final Frontiers, Vanishing Americans 22

Geronimo (Goyahkla) 26

Helen Hunt Jackson 36

Ch. 3 Wealth and Social justice in Industrial America 45

Andrew Carnegie 48

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones 58

Ch. 4 Progressive Americans and the World 69

Woodrow Wilson 70

Randolph Bourne 79

Ch. 5 Popular Culture in the New Era 92

Babe Ruth 93

Louis Armstrong 102

Ch. 6 Defending Democracy in Hard Times 114

Floyd Olson 116

Eleanor Roosevelt 124

Ch. 7 Questions of Loyalty in War and Peace 138

Charles Lindbergh 140

J. Robert Oppenheimer 149

Ch. 8 The Cold War at Home 160

Paul Robeson 162

Pat McCarran 173

Ch. 9 New Frontiers in Activism 184

Rachel Carson 186

Betty Friedan 193

Ch. 10 Racial Justice: Thought and Action 207

James Baldwin 209

Stokely Carmichael 219

Ch. 11 Waging the Vietnam War 231

Robert McNamara 234

David Halberstam 243

Ch. 12 The New Right: Root and Branch 255

William F. Buckley Jr. 258

Ronald Reagan 269

Ch. 13 Uncharted Territory: America in the Twenty-first Century 283

George W. Bush 286

Barack Obama 296

Index 309

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