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, each volume consists of thirteen chapters in which the lives of two individuals are

Overview

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, each volume 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, 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.

Also Available: Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: To 1877 by Blaine T. Browne and Robert C. Cottrell

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

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: A New Birth of Freedom Deferred: Benjamin R. Tillman, Ida B. Wells
Chapter 2: Final Frontiers, Vanishing Americans: Geronimo, Helen Hunt Jackson
Chapter 3: Wealth and Social Justice in the Industrial Age: Andrew Carnegie, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Chapter 4: Progressive America in the World: Woodrow Wilson, Randolph Bourne
Chapter 5: Popular Culture in the New Era: Babe Ruth, Louis Armstrong
Chapter 6: Defending Democracy in Hard Times: Floyd Olson, Eleanor Roosevelt
Chapter 7: Questions of Loyalty in Peace and War: Charles Lindbergh, J. Robert Oppenheimer
Chapter 8: Defining Dissent in Cold War America: Paul Robeson, Pat McCarran
Chapter 9: New Frontiers in Activism: Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan
Chapter 10: Racial Justice: Thought and Action: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael
Chapter 11: The Agony of Vietnam: Robert McNamara, David Halberstam
Chapter 12: The New Right: Root and Branch: William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan
Chapter 13: Uncertain Times: America Enters the 21st Century: George W. Bush, Barack Obama

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