Making America: A History of the United States, Volume B: Since 1865, Brief / Edition 2

Making America: A History of the United States, Volume B: Since 1865, Brief / Edition 2

by Carol Berkin, Christopher Miller, Robert Cherny, James Gormly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618044299

ISBN-13: 9780618044290

Pub. Date: 08/09/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Overview


With an accessible reading style abundant pedagogy, and reasonable price tag, MAKING AMERICA, BRIEF, is the perfect choice for inexperienced students and cost-conscious professors. The Second Edition features chapter-opening maps, timelines, and chronology charts that emphasize key developments, enhance geographical awareness, and highlight political events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618044290
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with Suggested Readings. 15. RECONSTRUCTION: HIGH HOPES AND BROKEN DREAMS, 1865-1877. Presidential Reconstruction. Freedom and the Legacy of Slavery. Congressional Reconstruction. Black Reconstruction. The End of Reconstruction. 16. SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: ENTREPRENEURS AND WORKERS IN INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1865-1900. Foundation for Industrialization. Railroads and Economic Growth. Entrepreneurs and Industrial Transformation. Workers in Industrial America. The Varieties of Labor Organization and Action. Individual Choices: Mother Jones. The Nation Transformed. 17. CONFLICT AND CHANGE IN THE WEST, 1865-1902. War for the West. Mormons, Cowboys, and Sodbusters: The Transformation of the West, Part I. Individual Choices: Sitting Bull. Railroads, Mining, Agribusinesses, Logging, and Finance: The Transformation of the West, Part II. Ethnicity and Race in the West. The West in American Thought. 18. THE NEW SOCIAL PATTERNS OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1865-1917. The New Urban Environment. Poverty and the City. New Americans from Europe. New South, Old Issues. New Patterns of American Social and Cultural Life. Making History: New Choices for Women. 19. POLITICAL STALEMATE AND POLITICAL UPHEAVAL, 1868-1900. Parties, Voters, and Reformers. Political Stalemate. Agricultural Distress and Political Upheaval. Economic Collapse and Political Upheaval. Individual Choices: Grover Cleveland. 20. BECOMING A WORLD POWER: AMERICA AND WORLD AFFAIRS, 1865-1913. The United States and World Affairs, 1865-1889. Stepping Cautiously in World Affairs, 1889-1897. Striding Boldly: War and Imperialism, 1897-1901. "Carry a Big Stick": The United States and World Affairs, 1901-1913. 21. THE PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1900-1917. Individual Choices: W.E.B. DuBois. The Reform of Politics, the Politics of Reform. Roosevelt, Taft, and Republican Progressivism. Wilson and Democratic Progressivism. Progressivism in Perspective. 22. AMERICA AND THE WORLD, 1913-1920. Inherited Commitments and New Directions. From Neutrality to War: 1914-1917. The Home Front. Americans "Over There". Wilson and the Peace Conference. Trauma in the Wake of War. Making History: The Choice to Declare War. 23. THE 1920S, 1920-1928. Prosperity Decade. The "Roaring Twenties". Individual Choices: Langston Hughes. Race, Class, and Gender in the 1920s. The Politics of Prosperity. 24. FROM GOOD TIMES TO HARD TIMES, 1920-1932. The Diplomacy of Prosperity. The Failure of Prosperity. Government and Economic Crisis. Individual Choices: Milo Reno. Depression America. 25. THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940. A New President, a New Deal. The Second Hundred Days. The New Deal and Society. Individual Choices: Frances Perkins. The New Deal Winds Down. 26. AMERICA'S RISE TO WORLD LEADERSHIP, 1933-1945. Roosevelt and Foreign Policy. The Road to War. America Responds to War. Waging World War. Making History: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb. 27. TRUMAN AND COLD WAR AMERICA, 1945-1952. The Cold War Begins. The Korean War. Homecomings and Adjustments. Cold War Politics. Individual Choices: Paul Robeson. 28. QUEST FOR CONSENSUS, 1952-1960. The Best of Times. Individual Choices: Allen Ginsberg. Politics of Consensus. Seeking Civil Rights. Eisenhower and a Hostile World. 29. GREAT PROMISES, BITTER DISAPPOINTMENTS, 1960-1968. Kennedy and the New Frontier. Flexible Response. Beyond the New Frontier. New Agendas. Making History: The Debate over Black Power. 30. AMERICA UNDER STRESS, 1963-1975. Johnson and the World. Expanding the American Dream. Nixon and the Balance of Power. Nixon and Politics. 31. FACING LIMITS, 1974-1992. Politics of Uncertainty. Carter's Foreign Policy. Enter Ronald Reagan--Stage Right. Individual Choices: Bill Gates. Asserting World Power. In Reagan's Shadow. 32. MAKING NEW CHOICES, 1992-1999. An Anxious Society Grows More Confident. The Politics of Morality. Calls for Change. APPENDIX. Bibliography. Documents: Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the United States. Tables: Territorial Expansion of the United States; Admission of States into the Union; Presidential Elections. Index.

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